Nokia, BlackBerry and Sony Ericsson make top mobile upgrade list

Those looking to recycle old mobilephones may be interested to hear one expert's three smartphone picks "for your next upgrade".Thomas Newston of Mobile-phones.co.uk highlighted the Sony Ericsson W705, the Nokia 6260 Slide and the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in his column for Manchester Evening News supplement ShortList, claiming each handset offers great features to consumers depending on what they want from their phone.For people seeking "supremely…

BlackBerry sales hit 50 million

More than 50 million BlackBerry mobile phones have been sold worldwide since Research in Motion (RIM) launched the handsets ten years ago, it has been announced. The company revealed the new statistic this week as part of its decade anniversary along with a number of other facts, including the claim that BlackBerry currently has a user base of 21 million people. Eric Zeman of InformationWeek…

Video calling rumoured for Apple iPhone

Video phone calls may soon be possible for users of the Apple iPhone, according to one reporter.Alexander Wolfe of InformationWeek revealed that a video calling function which is not yet available on the iPhone is included in Apple's patent for the handset and suggested this could be a sign of which direction the company wishes to head in over the next few years."The video-call feature…