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  • Mobile calls put sperm on hold
    mobile phones have been linked to most bad things such as tumors eye cancer and an increased risk of car accidents Now mobile phone usage could affect male fertility A research team led by Ashok Agarwal at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio found that heavy mobile phone use may contribute to a reduced sperm count leading to less viable sperm The study found that men who use mobile phones for over four hours each day were more likely to have problems with sperm viability that could lead to infertility problems and they produce 40 per cent less sperm than those who don t use mobile phones at all Previous studies have shown that close exposure to radiation from mobile phones also damages sperm in the lab These cells in the testes have been shown to be susceptible to electromagnetic waves in previous research in animals said Professor Agarwal director of the Reproductive Research Centre in Ohio Somehow electromagnetic waves may be causing direct damage to these cells and that perhaps causes a decrease in sperm production he said There are also fears that a mobile may increase temperature in the groin if carried in the hip pocket Sperm is very temperature sensitive as shown by many studies and a short term rise in temperature could be responsible Professor Agarwal said However Allan Pacey senior lecturer in andrology at the University of Sheffield says he doesn t think the results prove that mobiles decrease fertility rates in men He believes there could be other explanations for the findings Maybe people who use a phone for four hours a day spend more time sitting in cars which could mean there s a heat issue It could be they are more stressed or more sedentary and sit about eating junk food getting fat

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Oct/mobile-calls-put-sperm-on-hold.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Mobile convergence offered to small firms
    and BT broadband networks from home However it can change over easily to the Vodafone network if they are away from home There is now a version for small companies which can allow them to reduce their mobile phone bills All a company will have to install a hub in their office to connect Fusion phones to the corporate system So an employee who uses a Fusion phone in the office can have the call routed through the fixed line broadband network BT claim that this will reduce office phone bills BT said The 27 percent of UK business mobile users on pay as you use PAYU contracts stand to make the biggest savings The company were relying on research from Strategy Analytics which found that one in five mobile phone calls are made in the office BT added BT Fusion is cheaper than PAYU business mobile tariffs from all other UK mobile operators For example 300 minutes usage a month on BT Fusion would cost 200 less than O2 Business On Line over 24 months Although Fusion is being marketed as a way of reducing phone bills they have been criticised by consumer group Which They claim that Fusion costs too much even though its fixed line calls are made via broadband Mike Briggs a senior researcher at Which said We are wondering why on earth they are charging landline rates for calls made over the Internet We would like to see BT pass on the savings from VoIP calls but they are not doing that with Fusion They also claim Fusion phones defaulted to a mobile network even if the user was within range of the home hub The cost of Fusion s business version will cost 12 50 per handset per month but businesses who sign up

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Feb/mobile-convergence-offered-to-small-firms.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Mobile Game Industry 'Stagnating'
    be a major new source of revenue for cellular operators is stagnating according to a market research firm M Metrics The study examined mobile game purchasing patterns in United States United Kingdom and Germany found relatively few cellular subscribers download games and those numbers have not been increasing over time It found that 2 7 percent of cellular subscribers in the US downloaded games in March compared to 2 5 percent of German subscribers and 4 2 percent of UK subscribers The findings also indicated that game downloads purchases are often directly tied to handset purchases and consequently fluctuate in relation to the device sales cycle Upwards of 30 percent of those who downloaded a game in March were first time downloaders The rate at which new subscribers are being drawn into the market is relatively low with between 0 5 percent and 0 8 percent of mobile subscribers downloading their first mobile game in the month stated M Metrics The level of repeat purchase is between 20 percent and 30 percent of the universe of downloaded games players stated M Metrics There s revenue to be had and companies are making a living M Metrics analyst Seamus McAteer said It s just not growing McAteer said The phone interface that consumer s access when downloading games which usually lists only game titles is one of the biggest reasons behind the slow growth As a result the games that tend to sell best are those with instant name recognition among consumers such as Pac Man or Tetris It looks like Craigslist instead of iTunes McAteer said of the interface Without a more vibrant shopping experience he said the market will have trouble growing further out of its niche To further put the mobile situation into perspective the study revealed that

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/May/mobile-game-industry-%27stagnating%27.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Mobile manufacturer launches luxury perfume for phone users
    Samsung D900 Samsung G600 Samsung G800 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 Mobile manufacturer launches luxury perfume for phone users Tue 13 Jun 2006 Mobiado the professional luxury phone maker has partnered with Bissol to introduce a fragrance that s targeted toward the luxury mobile phone user Perfume No 919 is a clean fresh youthful scent with top notes of mandarin juniper berry elemi middle notes of white musk bamboo oakmoss and base notes of vanilla cedarwood sandalwood Mobiado Limited Edition also has a special addition of Australian lime note formulated for the elegant mobile phone user The front of the No 919 bottle is designed to conceal the cap and fragrance creating a bottle that is unrecognisable as a common perfume bottle Packaged in a distinctly macho bottle it s made of machined aluminium and even includes an o ring seal this is one accessory that s definitely for the more refined mobile user The Mobiado Limited Edition is black anodised and laser engraved with the Mobiado logo and serial number No 919 Mobiado Limited Edition will be available in limited quantities only and will cost just over 160 Related Mobile Phone articles 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 2006 BBC and ITV to trial mobile TV with LG and Samsung Tue 06 Jun 2006 T mobiles Flext tariff with Dialaphone Mon 05 Jun 2006 Mobile phone roaming fees

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Jun/mobile-manufacturer-launches-luxury-perfume-for-phone-users.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Mobile Phone Addiction Causing Stress and Irritability
    one in six youngsters hooked it was claimed yesterday And the habit of being constantly attached to their mobiles is causing their stress levels to soar Dr David Sheffield said some of the people he studied displayed behaviour normally associated with pathological gamblers One in seven 13 per cent became restless and irritable if they were denied their mobile phone and even more 14 per cent would lie to cover up the amount of time they spent on their handset Seven per cent would lose a job rather than give it up This is addictive behaviour You might ask how people can get hooked on mobile phones but you would probably see similar responses if you took away someone s car They are part of everyday life Dr Sheffield said Getting phone calls can make you feel better about yourself give you greater self esteem Whereas not getting calls can make you feel down or less important The researcher tested the blood pressure of 20 people while they talked about their phone use before and while giving up their mobiles He found people seemed less stressed when they had given up their handset And their blood pressure didn t go up as much as they discussed their phones In the second study 106 students completed two questionnaires about mobile phone use and the addictive qualities of using a mobile Dr Sheffield will tell a British Psychological Society conference tomorrow that over 16 per cent of those questioned were found to have problem behaviour with their mobile phones This included being pre occupied with it being restless or irritable when attempting to cut down on phone use and lying to others about the extent of their mobile phone use This study was carried out specifically on students but it seems large

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Sep/mobile-phone-addiction-causing-stress-and-irritability.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Mobile phone banking is where its at
    to these services was WAP which unfortunately was not very popular with users Research by Meridea a mobile banking provider has shown that there is demand for mobile banking with most interest coming from young users The research found that one in four users would go as far as changing banks if they offered free banking services This has led to some providers trying to turn this interest into reality Some banks as early as next year are looking to launch a service that will let people use their mobile phones like cash machines But of course they won t actually be dispensing money MobileATM is the compnay behind the scheme which is a joint venture between LINK the cash machine operator and Morse the IT company The service will be accessible to those who have a Java enable mobile phone and the application will have to be downloaded MobileATM said that customers will be able to log into their various different accounts similar to using a cash card in different ATM machines Through this service users will be able to check their balance get mini statements top up their phone credit and enhance online banking security by generating authentication codes The effect will be that a fraudster with someone s bank details but not their mobile phone would not be log on as they would not have the authentication code which is generated by the phone Alastair Lukies the company s CEO said mobile phones are seen as a fifth channel to bank customers after branches ATM s internet banking and phone banking He said We are launching in the first quarter of next year with two tier one banks two out of the big five And two tier two banks This is the first example of true mobile banking First Direct and the Bank of Ireland have expressed an interest in the service and the company hopes that the majority of LINK members will be signed up by September Mobile phone operator O2 is already letting Egg customers access bank balances using their i mode service by using their current Egg login details A spokesman for Egg said A few years ago Egg started off with a WAP service which didn t really take off WAP was fairly primitive for example just looking at your balance What consumers are willing to do now with mobile phones is significantly more than we would in the days of WAP The next phase will allow cash to be texted by customers to eachother He added In the first wave it will be about balances but our aspiration and we have the ability in place is to move money between different accounts by mobile phone and send each other money by text message You can see how the mobile phone could be a very interesting way of managing your money on the move As O2 are the only providers of the service at present only a quarter of Egg customers can access

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2005/Dec/mobile-phone-banking-is-where-its-at.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Mobile phone banking launched by HSBC
    E370 Samsung D900 Samsung G600 Samsung G800 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 Mobile phone banking launched by HSBC Wed 11 Oct 2006 Two UK banks have become the first to provide banking facilities via a mobile phone The joint venture by First Direct and HSBC will offer a 24 hour service for customers to get their account balances and account statements This will allow people to have access to their accounts wherever they are Specially designed software will have to be downloaded to the mobile phone before customers can start using the facility Mobile phones will have to be internet enabled before downloading the software from MoniLink to their phone Chris Pilling chief executive of First Direct said of the service The launch of MoniLink supports our drive to give customers the widest choice of ways to control their money We are now the first to introduce this pioneering mobile phone banking service which allows consumers to top up a mobile as well as check their account balance The service is new to the UK but it has already been established in other countries such as South Africa and Japan Related Mobile Phone articles Mobile phones to scream when stolen Tue 03 Oct 2006 Orange launches a Unique service Mon 25 Sep 2006 Sony Ericsson Launches Music Download Service Fri 22 Sep 2006 Nokia 6288 announced Thu 21 Sep 2006 Most 10 Year Olds Own a Mobile Phone Wed 20 Sep 2006 Samsung Shows P310 Credit Card Phone Tue 19 Sep 2006 Mobile

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Oct/mobile-phone-banking-launched-by-hsbc.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Mobile phone hinders people memory
    Pre Palm Treo Pro Palm Centro Samsung Phones Samsung Armani Samsung U900 Soul Samsung ZV40 Samsung Z720 Samsung Z560 Samsung X830 Samsung D840 Samsung E900 Samsung E870 Samsung E370 Samsung D900 Samsung G600 Samsung G800 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 Mobile phone hinders people memory Wed 28 Jun 2006 People hardly remember telephone numbers of their family and friends any more because Britain is in the grip of mobile phone culture according to a survey According to the study Fifty per cent of mobile users can only recall five numbers by heart and 14 per cent know only two numbers or fewer Only 20 per cent of users can compared to decade ago when twice as many knew 15 numbers off the top of their head The research illustrates Britain is becoming more and more dependent on mobile phones for storing contact details Yougov conducted the poll of 2 239 people on behalf of telecoms firm Boxbrands Related Mobile Phone articles LGs KG920 5 megapixel mobile phone coming soon Mon 26 Jun 2006 Lightning strikes mobile phones Fri 23 Jun 2006 Motorola Introduces Motomobile Line Thu 22 Jun 2006 Web n Walk from T Mobile turns to Pay as you Go Wed 21 Jun 2006 Samsungs skinny p300 handset announced Tue 20 Jun 2006 Nokia launches five new handsets Mon 19 Jun 2006 Beckham will bend it for Motorola now Fri 16 Jun 2006 Future phone puts Nokia in the picture Wed 14 Jun 2006 Mobile manufacturer launches luxury perfume for phone users

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Jun/mobile-phone-hinders-people-memory.html (2016-02-10)
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