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  • Bad news for mobile music phones
    be in danger of stalling according to a survey of 3 000 consumers by Entertainment Media Research The survey found that just 11 per cent of consumers were already paying for music downloads on their mobile only half the level that expressed interest in downloading in a similar survey a year ago Despite a huge investment in advertising to push phone users beyond texting and making calls the proportion of those saying they are interested in downloading music to a phone has edged up only slightly over the last year to 25 per cent from 21 per cent in 2005 The study found that the mobile industry had succeeded in attracting early adopters to the technology but a second wave of consumers was unconvinced with 44 per cent saying they were not interested in downloads and 36 per cent preferring to download over their home computer There was also bad news in the survey for Apple which is expected to introduce a mobile phone version of its popular iPod music player Twice as many respondents favoured mobile handsets incorporating an MP3 player than said they would prefer music players with mobile phone features The figures follow a report last week from the IFPI a music industry trade group which concluded that current music applications for mobile phones still fall some way short of those on dedicated music players such as Apple s iPod Mobile music has a number of attractive key drivers but also some barriers to overcome Keith Jopling director of strategic research and analysis for the IFPI said The next year or two are likely to continue to be experimental with growth coming from 2008 onwards when compelling music applications for mobile phones are more widely available and when 3G use is more widespread He added IFPI has

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Sep/bad-news-for-mobile-music-phones.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Battery problems force mobile handset recalls
    Phones Sony Ericsson Z610i Sony Ericsson Z530i Sony Ericsson W950i Sony Ericsson W910i Sony Ericsson W880i Sony Ericsson W850i Sony Ericsson W810i Sony Ericsson W710i Sony Ericsson W580i Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i Battery problems force mobile handset recalls Mon 11 Dec 2006 NTT DoCoMo one of Japan s largest mobile operators are recalling some of their lithium ion cell phone batteries used in its third generation handsets after warnings of problems with Sanyo s D06 mobile phone batteries as they could generate excessive heat that could short circuit the phone Sanyo is the second Japanese electronics maker that has had to issue major battery recalls this year Problems can occur if the phone is subjected to a sharp impact such as being dropped This can damage the electrode plate and bring it into contact with the insulator to cause a sharp rise in temperature according to the company Panasonic Mobile have also had problems which involve the P901i and other models that were sold between February 2005 and last June They said Since receiving the reports of exploding handsets DoCoMo has been replacing batteries in the Panasonic handsets free of charge This bad news is kicking the company when it s down said Susumu Abe a strategist at Mito Securities Co in Tokyo This shakes trust in the company s battery products a major profit pillar The two firms will recall about 1 3 million Japanese units equipped with Sanyo batteries made before June this year Related Mobile Phone articles Mobiles not linked to cancer says study Thu 07 Dec 2006 Samsung Launches Ultra Messaging i600 Mon 04 Dec 2006 Nokia 6300 announced Thu 30 Nov 2006 Sony and Ericsson tune in for mobile TV Mon 27 Nov 2006 Mobile phones grow

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  • BBC and ITV to trial mobile TV with LG and Samsung
    six month experiment to broadcast television content live to mobile phones will be carried out with handset makers LG and Samsung The BBC will initially broadcast its News 24 channel while ITV has not yet named the service it will use in the test If the two companies are happy with the results they will expand the mobile TV trial to include more channels The move greatly increases the prospect of mobile TV being widely available before the government s proposed analogue shutdown in 2012 The mobile TV programmes will be broadcast using technology currently used by digital radio The BBC and ITV have yet to confirm the exact date of when the trial is likely to begin but it is understood it will commence later in the year by a consortium led by BT and radio companies Chrysalis and UBC Media The two companies are expected to charge a 10 monthly subscription for the service However a spokeswoman for the BBC said that despite being involved in talks regarding possible tie ups with mobile phone services no announcement was imminent We participated in a number of third party trials recently into mobile television and we are watching market developments with interest There is no joint alliance with ITV to develop a mobile television service and there is no announcement expected about this today However we are one of many participants in a closed time limited technical trial comparing Korean Terrestrial Digital Multimedia Broadcasting T DMB to the BT Movie service This is not to be confused with the commercial launch of the BT Movie service later this year Last week the BBC agreed a deal with Infront Sports and Media to provide UK viewers with live broadband World Cup coverage free of charge The corporation s broadband coverage will

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  • Beckham will bend it for Motorola now
    Sharp Mobile Phones Sharp GX17 Siemens Mobile Phones Siemens C75 Sony Ericsson Phones Sony Ericsson Z610i Sony Ericsson Z530i Sony Ericsson W950i Sony Ericsson W910i Sony Ericsson W880i Sony Ericsson W850i Sony Ericsson W810i Sony Ericsson W710i Sony Ericsson W580i Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i Beckham will bend it for Motorola now Fri 16 Jun 2006 David Beckham has signed up as the global brand ambassador for mobile handset manufacturer Motorola in a three year deal which will include the footballer promoting the mobile giant s products during the World Cup tournament in Germany The three year contract will kick off with advertising appearances rolled out across the network of Motorola stores and distributors throughout Asia The agreement brokered by 19 Entertainment will also include the opportunity for embedded exclusive Beckham content such as video clips and screen savers in Motorola handsets The Real Madrid star will also support initiatives such as the recently launched Moto Red mobile phone devised as part of the Red awareness raising initiative to tackle AIDS in Africa We re very excited about this collaboration for ourselves our customers and our consumers Jeremy Dale vice president of retail marketing at Motorola Mobile Devices said in a statement David Beckham is a global icon and we look forward to working with him across a range of projects In particular that he ll be using his immense popularity to help promote Moto Red Related Mobile Phone articles Future phone puts Nokia in the picture Wed 14 Jun 2006 Mobile manufacturer launches luxury perfume for phone users Tue 13 Jun 2006 T Mobile Opens Up Three Samsung Flip phones Mon 12 Jun 2006 PayPal signs partners for mobile payments Fri 09 Jun 2006 Mobiles to replace digital cameras Thu 08 Jun

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  • Bee Population Declining Due To Mobile Phones
    bees that pollinate crops Beekeepers have been claiming that the phenomenon has spread to Britain after starting in the US It is believed that the radiation interferes with bees navigation systems which prevents the home loving species from finding their route back to their hives The Colony Collapse Disorder CCD takes place when a hive s inhabitants suddenly disappear leaving only queens eggs and a few immature workers at the hive which then leads to the parasites wildlife and other bees that would normally raid the honey and pollen refusing to go near the abandoned hives CCD was first recognised as a threat last autumn in the US with more than half of all American states now affected Around 60 per cent of the West Coast s bee population is thought to have been lost along with 70 per cent of the East Coast s population The disorder has spread to most of Europe and last week one of London s biggest beekeepers John Chapple announced that 23 of his 40 hives have been suddenly abandoned CCD is alarming the world s scientists because of its huge implications as most of the world s crops depending on pollination by bees As of yet there isn t a specific reason as to why it is happening but there are many theories that include pesticides global warming mites and GM crops but all have drawbacks German research has shown that the behaviour of bees changes near power lines and more recently a limited study at Landau University has found that bees refuse to return to their hives when mobile phones are placed nearby There is an ever increasing amount of evidence of dangers that mobile phones present to the human population but proof is still relatively low mainly due to he amount

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  • Belkin debuts WiFi Phone for Skype
    K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i Belkin debuts WiFi Phone for Skype Fri 21 Jul 2006 Belkin today unveiled its Wi Fi Phone for Skype that lets users make free Skype calls without the need for a computer The device offers free unlimited domestic and international calls over the Internet to other Skype users as well as low cost calls to ordinary areas worldwide according to Belkin The Belkin Wi Fi Phone connects to Wi Fi hotspots around the world allowing consumers to easily access their Skype account without turning on the computer It can be used at home in the office or in a free public hotspot The Wi Fi Phone works anywhere in the world where there is a free Wi Fi network also making it an ideal travelling companion Featuring an intuitive interface the Belkin Wi Fi Phone incorporates familiar Skype features and is ready to use with free wireless networks To make a call users can simply follow the on screen colour menu to locate contacts and view their online availability The Wi Fi Phone gives users a familiar Skype experience similar to that on a computer With over 100 million registered users all over the world Skype is enabling the world s conversations said Mike Chen Director of Product Management The Belkin Wi Fi Phone combines the cost savings and enjoyment of using Skype with the convenience of Wi Fi making it even easier for people to stay in touch The phone supports security with WPA and WPA2 with PSK plus 802 11b g compatibility The Wi Fi Phone will launch in North America in August 200 at a suggest price of US 189 996 with launches in Asia Europe and Australia to follow shortly Related Mobile Phone articles Samsung unveils GSM WiFi phone

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  • BenQ Mobile kicks off CeBIT with six phones
    K800i Sony Ericsson K750i BenQ Mobile kicks off CeBIT with six phones Thu 09 Mar 2006 BenQ keeping up with its promise earlier in the year of launching 15 20 handsets by Christmas has announced a further six today at the start of CeBIT in Germany The slider style EL71 is encased in brushed aluminium and magnesium something BenQ Siemens says is the high of mobile phone design today The BenQ Siemens EL71 is positioned firmly in the mid range with a 262k colour QVGA display and 1 3 mega pixel camera with LED flash As with previous models the phone come with a music player for MP3 and AAC music files with a microSD memory card slot for storage and in conjunction with an optional music cable the EL71 can be connected to a home stereo for music playback The 16MB internal memory can be extended for all multimedia content up to 1GB by microSD cards that are simply plugged into a slot on the phone Clemens J Joos CEO of BenQ Mobile comments Within quarter one alone we have launched 12 new handsets under the new BenQ Siemens brand All of the new phones launched today EL71 C81 CF61 CL71 E61 and P51 feature multimedia capabilities such as MP3 and 3D surround sound meeting a wide range of consumer needs The P51 from BenQ Siemens might be a good bit bigger than a BlackBerry or iPaq it looks a bit like the former with the latter s screen grafted on but it also does a whole lot more The P51 is the company s smart phone offering and incorporates Windows Mobile 5 0 W Lan and VoIP with an integrated GPS receiver Related Mobile Phone articles Sony Ericsson MP001 Portable Speakers For Mobile Phones Wed 08 Mar 2006

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  • BenQ Siemens EF61 mobile phone announced
    Sony Ericsson Z530i Sony Ericsson W950i Sony Ericsson W910i Sony Ericsson W880i Sony Ericsson W850i Sony Ericsson W810i Sony Ericsson W710i Sony Ericsson W580i Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i BenQ Siemens EF61 mobile phone announced Tue 01 Aug 2006 BenQ Mobile the new business division of the BenQ Corporation presents the BenQ Siemens EF61 Special Edition a top fashion phone that was designed with women in mind Its exquisitely beautiful design arouses emotions and lends a uniquely feminine charm to the device This softly curved clamshell mobile not only feels particularly good to hold in the hand but will also draw any amount of admiring glances The fresh colours and latest patterns look as if they just came down from the catwalks in Paris and other fashion metropolises Thus the BenQ Siemens EF61 Special Edition is an indispensable and fashionable high tech accessory for every woman s handbag The EF61 comes with expandable memory MP3 AAC WMA player calculator stopwatch voice memo currency converter organizer photo editor 1 3 mega pixel camera which includes a multi shot function and a maximum talk time of 3 hours Unlike the CL75 Poppy the EF61 has Bluetooth It weighs in at 99 grams and measures 88 x 46 x 23 mm Its special features are a display screen that doubles as a mirror it also boasts interactive gaming via Bluetooth and there is also a feature that allows you to add voice tags to your photographs The EF61 is due for release during Q3 2006 Related Mobile Phone articles New Measures to Cut Mobile Phone Theft Fri 28 Jul 2006 New BenQ Siemens SL91 slider phone Thu 27 Jul 2006 Motorola announced MOTOKRZR and MOTORIZR phones Wed 26 Jul 2006 LG Has Major Hit With Chocolate

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