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  • Mobile phones grow faster than predicted
    Ericsson W850i Sony Ericsson W810i Sony Ericsson W710i Sony Ericsson W580i Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i Mobile phones grow faster than predicted Thu 23 Nov 2006 Mobile phones continue to be more popular than ever as during the third quarter of 2006 mobile phone sales raced ahead by 21 5 per cent to 251 million units in the third quarter of the current calendar year According to a report from research group Gartner mobile phone sales in 2006 will rise to 986 million Although sales of replacement handsets during the third quarter in the more mature markets were not as buoyant as we have been accustomed to they were offset by continuing momentum in sales to first time buyers in emerging markets said Carolina Milanesi principal analyst for mobile terminals research at Gartner based in Egham We have also started to see increasing sales of replacement models in some emerging market which helped push up total sales in the third quarter Ms Milanesi added In a market where players compete on price technology and strategic partnerships it is impossible to believe that life is not getting much tougher for the smaller vendors Nokia Motorola and Samsung accounted for 68 per cent of worldwide mobile sales in the third quarter of 2006 A spokesperson for Gartner said More specifically the growth was driven in large part by mobile phone sales in India and China markets But despite the strong growth in Asia the survey showed overall mobile terminals sales in Japan falling by 4 7 per cent during the quarter Related Mobile Phone articles Sony Ericsson to unveil RAZR Killer Mon 20 Nov 2006 Mobile phones that track your buddies Thu 16 Nov 2006 Motorola i880 launches on Nextel Mon 13 Nov 2006 Mobile

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  • Mobile phones rates double without warning
    than 120 a month Confusion over complicated rival tariffs and costs is the main reason The punishing charges begin when customers speak for longer than the time agreed in their contract mobile phones The moment they cross over the limit the rate instantly doubles and in some cases triples without warning Youngsters in particular are running up huge bills because they don t check when they have reached their limit The survey by mobile phone price comparison service www OneCompare com reveals that most customers agree to pay the operator around 20 for 100 minutes But more than one in three talk for longer and send more texts than their agreed limit With around 35 million adults and 6 million children using mobiles these extra minutes are said to earn the operators 132 million every month Vodafone which made 10 3 billion profit last year has a cross network anytime tariff of 16 a month for 75 minutes of calls But if customers talk for double that they receive a bill for 46 because the excess rate rises from 21p per minute to 40p a minute O2 s 100 tariff costs 25 a month for 100 minutes worth of calls and 100 text messages But if users spend just 20 minutes longer talking and send 50 extra texts in that month their bill rises from 25 to 39 If they were to talk for 200 minutes instead of 100 and send 200 texts instead of 100 their 25 bill would more than triple to 77 Pay as you go customers are not affected by the charges and contract users could switch to a more suitable tariff but there are more than 250 tariffs to choose from Operators have been accused of making the system so baffling that customers rarely switch

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2005/Oct/mobile-phones-rates-double-without-warning.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Mobile phones roaming rates are unfair
    mobile phone will automatically find a local network allowing you to make calls The system is known as roaming Vodafone charges its UK pay monthly subscribers 99p a minute to receive calls when they are in America Receiving a call while you are in China on your mobile Vodafone charges increases to 1 25 a minute Now the EU is taking action and has set up a website www europa eu int information society activities roaming to help people cut the high cost of using mobile phones abroad The Commission says the site reveals the tariffs of all mobile operators in the European Union s 25 member states It also gives sample comparisons to illustrate the wide variation in charges for roaming The Commission says the cost of using a mobile abroad is hard to believe and hopes that greater transparency will lead to lower charges By giving consumers more information the Commission hopes the website will give mobile phone users the chance to change their mobile habits and save money The European Commissioner for information society and media Viviane Reding said The Commission aims to give the consumer the knowledge to make an informed choice to enhance competition in the industry and to encourage fairer and clearer pricing Alison Hopkins of the National Consumer Council said This website is great news For too long consumers have been left in the dark about the charges they incur for making and receiving calls when travelling in Europe Most of us only realise the true cost of our mobile phone charges when the hefty bill drops on the doormat on our return from our travels The website will be updated every six months as well as the sample tariffs that contains links for the UK Tables are also available of the charges

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2005/Oct/mobile-phones-roaming-rates-are-unfair.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Mobile phones that track your buddies
    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 phones that track your buddies Thu 16 Nov 2006 A California based company Palo Alto has partnered up with Boost Mobile to launch a new cell phone locator service called Loopt aimed at teenagers that lets users know when their friends are nearby The service is free until the end of 2006 but will cost 2 99 a month thereafter Using the phone s built in GPS satellite technology users can set their phones to alert them whenever their friends are within half a mile to 25 miles Real time tracking will only happen if friends have agreed to be located and have provided the user with their mobile phone numbers A map displayed on the phone s screen shows the friends as dots on a map giving options to the user to send a text message call the person or send them photos Boost Mobile s technology is similar to other technologies used in other devices that allows parents to track the location of their children Sam Altman co founder and CEO of Palo Alto said Social behaviour really centres around mobile phones now especially for people under 30 One of the most common text messages passed along mobile phone users is where are u And that s what we re trying to answer Related Mobile Phone articles Motorola i880 launches on Nextel Mon 13 Nov 2006 Mobile phones first for Emirates airline Thu 09 Nov 2006 New Samsung MP3 Phone Mon 06 Nov 2006 YouTube makes mobile plans Fri 03 Nov 2006 Samsung to sell 10

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Nov/mobile-phones-that-track-your-buddies.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Mobile phones to scream when stolen
    Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i Mobile phones to scream when stolen Tue 03 Oct 2006 A UK firm is hoping a cell phones security system it has developed which sets off a high pitch scream permanently locks the handset and wipes all data if stolen will halt the spiralling rise in phone theft The Remote XT technology designed to make phones unusable and therefore worthless if they are stolen works by installing software onto the operating system of the phone which is then activated via a call to a call centre once users realise their phone has been snatched or lost The phone is then remotely disabled all the data held on the device is wiped and a high pitched screech is triggered Although taking the battery out temporarily disables the sound it activates once the battery has been replaced Data stored on the phone however is not lost when it s wiped from the system as the service includes daily remote backup so that it can be downloaded on to a new handset Mark Whiteman managing director of Remote XT said By making mobiles unusable to anyone but the rightful owner the phones become worthless and we ll see market for stolen handsets stamped out once and for all Theft proof phones spell disaster for the huge criminal industry that has profited from mobile theft for too long Although similar software has previously primarily aimed at business users as it only runs on Symbian or Windows Mobile Remote XT supports most mobile phones However a subscription costs an eyebrow raising 10 a month Perhaps mobile service providers should be encouraged to offer the technology in a package deal Related Mobile Phone articles Orange launches a Unique service Mon 25 Sep 2006 Sony Ericsson Launches Music

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Oct/mobile-phones-to-scream-when-stolen.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Mobiles mean parents worry less
    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 Mobiles mean parents worry less Mon 23 Oct 2006 A study by a UK non governmental organisation has found that more parents than ever view mobiles as vital tools in supervising children s behaviour giving them peace of mind and making young people feel safer The research by the Trust for the Study of Adolescence showed that despite fears of over happy slapping text bullying and mobile phone crimes parents say that their children are safer with the a mobile phone than without The study also showed that parents bought children mobiles when they moved to secondary schools so they could keep track of them and for emergencies However young people prefer to send text messages especially to their parents but parents prefer to speak to their children as it gives them reassurance that they are safe The research also showed having a mobile phone also increased the independence of young people who used them frequently to make arrangements with their parents and friends Kerry Devitt researcher for the Trust said While mobile phones don t encourage young people to take more risks they do see them as providing more flexibility Related Mobile Phone articles Carphone takes on eBay Tue 17 Oct 2006 Hospital mobile phone rules outdated Mon 16 Oct 2006 Mobile phone banking launched by HSBC Wed 11 Oct 2006 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

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  • Mobiles not linked to cancer, says study
    not linked to cancer says study Thu 07 Dec 2006 A study carried out by the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in Denmark and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has found out that cell phones don t trigger cancer Mobile phone antennas emit electromagnetic fields that can penetrate the human brain But the latest study of 420 000 users who had owned mobiles for up to 21 years Danish team has found no evidence that this was linked to an increased risk of tumours in the head or neck as had been feared It is estimated that more than 2 billion people worldwide use mobile phones The study included all Danes who first subscribed for mobile service between 1982 and 1995 and were followed through 2002 meaning some were tracked for two decades The researchers then compared their cancer incidence to the rest of Denmark s population but no evidence of any such risk was found Professor Tricia McKinney Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics University of Leeds said The results of this Danish cohort study are important as they have analysed data from mobile phone company records and do not rely on users remembering for up to 10 years in the past how often they used their phone The large numbers of subscribers in the study mean we can have some confidence in the results that have not linked mobile phone use to a risk of any cancer including brain tumours The authors of the study concluded We found no evidence for an association between tumor risk and cellular telephone use among either short term or long term users Moreover the narrow confidence intervals provide evidence that any large association of risk of cancer and cellular telephone use can be excluded Related Mobile Phone articles Samsung Launches

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  • Mobiles to replace digital cameras
    finds more people worldwide are using their handsets as more than a mobile phone According to the survey 44 per cent use their mobile as their primary camera and 72 per cent say that their mobile has rendered their alarm clock obsolete as they rely on their phone to wake them up Nokia surveyed about 5 500 people between the ages of 18 and 35 in Brazil China France Germany India Italy Japan Spain Saudi Arabia Britain and the United States The results strongly demonstrate that people are buying into the idea of convergence they really do want one device that does it all from taking quality images to storing their music collections and operating a digitally connected home Tapio Hedman senior vice president of multimedia marketing said in a news release Our goal is to make it easy for people to have all of these experiences with them all the time in a multimedia computer Tapio added Despite the relatively high cost of surfing the net with a mobile 36 per cent of respondents say they use their mobiles to go online at least once a month whereas 37 per cent of Japanese respondents go online with their mobiles at least once a day Nokia also pried into the music habits of those surveyed to find out the 67 per cent download a percentage of their music while 87 per cent believe they buy more music now than before they owned a digital music device Of those surveyed 67 per cent say that mobile phones will replace their MP3 players In the home almost half the respondents want all their gadgets including printer PC and mobile device interconnected The research also revealed that mobiles are becoming increasingly indispensable with 21 per cent of those questioned saying they would be

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Jun/mobiles-to-replace-digital-cameras.html (2016-02-10)
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