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  • Now there may be mobile phone messages that self destruct
    users to celebrities and business people Mishandled or leaked messages have been the ruin or embarrassment of many high profile companies in the past So this new technology will be a godsend for those who may potentially find themselves in that position Research showed that more business leaders would more likely use their mobile phones instead of their computers to deal with a crisis or to reach someone quickly Barnum went on to say More and more business people when they reach for their mobile phone are sending text to contact people they need to reach immediately If they can do that and self destruct their text at the same time it is better for them The idea came from technology used in the military StealthText works by using WAP Wireless Application Protocol so mobile phones must be WAP enabled to use it The sender will have to download the StealthText applet A text will be received by the recipients of the sender s name and a link to the message Once a text message has been opened recipients have 40 seconds to read them before they are deleted Once the recipient has signed up to the service they can reply to the message and also create a private communicate channel Barnum said that the intention of the service was for businesses only but the odd celebrity or high profile person may also want to subscribe to it She added We have had an overwhelming response in the UK We think people will understand that the service is adding to their personal comfort as they have to control what s happening to their information We think this will raise their level of control in a world that is getting more dangerous for personal information every day To meet legal requirement

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2005/Dec/now-there-may-be-mobile-phone-messages-that-self-destruct.html (2016-02-10)
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  • O2 Recalls Fire Hazard X1 Handsets
    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 O2 Recalls Fire Hazard X1 Handsets Wed 29 Mar 2006 O2 has announced a recall of all O2 X1 handsets due to safety concerns over the phones overheating while recharging The O2 X1 was originally launched back in late 2003 so it s regarded as quite an old handset now It is recalling more than 28 000 handsets over fears that they may overheat and catch fire Customers are being told to post the handset back to O2 and they will receive an O2 X2i handset in exchange The X1 was manufactured by South Korea s Maxon and was discontinued about a year ago Customers with the O2 X1i or O2 X1b models are not affected Company spokesman Simon Gordon said There is a product recall on this particular handset The phone is two years old and there have been a small number of instances three or four in which it has apparently overheated while charging We are investigating We always take matters like this very seriously and as a precautionary measure we are asking customers to return them Simon said No one has been injured and the overheating flip phones have caused no damage X1 owners who continue using the faulty handsets will face a bar on all calls from the 27 March 2006 Related Mobile Phone articles EU plan for mobile phones Tue 28 Mar 2006 Motorola Introduces the 3G Motorola E1070 Handset Mon 27 Mar 2006 Nokia Predicts Death of Music Industry Fri 24 Mar 2006 Tesco to launch own brand mobile phone Thu 23 Mar 2006 LG brings Chocolate phone to Europe Wed

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Mar/o2-recalls-fire-hazard-x1-handsets.html (2016-02-10)
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  • O2 thinks pink with E900
    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 O2 thinks pink with E900 Fri 25 Aug 2006 After the recent announcement of the LG KG 800 in pink also being called the Turkish delight version of the chocolate phone O2 have secured an exclusive deal to sell the pink Samsung E900 Huge sales of the original Samsung E900 in black wiped out Samsungs stock of the handset and retailers are still reporting shortages An O2 spokeswoman said I ve been assured we should be able to avoid any stock shortages because all available units are ours for the time being Pink mobile phones have racked up huge sales in the past Motorola s pink V3 was one of the biggest sellers of 2005 and The Carphone Warehouse s exclusive saw it sell an estimated 50 000 units per week The pink handset will only be available through O2 s stores and website and through direct upgrades done over the phone It won t be offered through other retailers who sell the network O2 will be exclusively selling the pink Samsung E900 in October Related Mobile Phone articles Sales Of Music Enabled Phones Double Thu 24 Aug 2006 Sony Ericsson Launched Z610 Mobile Phone Wed 23 Aug 2006 Samsung Unveils 8GB Music Phone Tue 22 Aug 2006 Sony Ericsson K618i announced Mon 21 Aug 2006 Lost and Desperate Housewives mobile phone games in development Tue 15 Aug 2006 Samsung SPH S4300 announced Mon 14 Aug

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Aug/o2-thinks-pink-with-e900.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Orange enters free broadband market
    W580i Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i Orange enters free broadband market Thu 01 Jun 2006 Mobile phone operator Orange is offering free broadband to customers on some mobile phone contracts The broadband link up is courtesy of Wanadoo which Orange bought earlier this year Equant and Etrali the Internet and business to business arms of France Telecom are also united in the plan Benefits of the new service include free high speed Internet access for Orange s pay monthly customers as well as free calls from fixed line to Orange mobile phones The company also announced it would give free high speed Internet access to UK customers spending at least 30 a month on a mobile phone contract The customer also has to sign up to the deal for at least 18 months and have their download capability restricted to 2GB a month The Orange Livebox is a wireless modem that can also be used to make cheap Voice over IP calls No extra hardware is required as an ordinary phone can be plugged into the Livebox An additional 6 a month buys the Orange Anytime package with free calls at any time to UK landline numbers beginning with 01 and 02 They can also register for free calls to any Orange mobile phone Ordinary internet services are also available with both dial up and broadband The broadband service is available on a one month trial as well costing 15 This is the first time customers can walk in a single store get on the web simply through one order process order their mobile their broadband or fixed line chief executive Sanjiv Ahuja said What we are offering is something that is easy to use simple to use and hassle free he added

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Jun/orange-enters-free-broadband-market.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Orange launches a Unique service
    service Mon 25 Sep 2006 Orange customers will soon be able to use their mobile handset to make unlimited calls via their home broadband connection using convergence The system called Unique will come to Britain later in 2006 and will be offered to those who subscribe to an Orange mobile and broadband contract It is expected that the phone operating on Orange s mobile network and a Livebox will be free In France Unique will be known as Unik The converged service hopes to attract new customers while keeping existing ones by persuading them to take a bundle of products The first service of this type to be launched in the UK was by BT with BT Fusion Their product also connects users to broadband when at home and to Vodafone BT s network when away from home Genion launched by O2 in Germany has proved to be a success offering cheap calls to customers in a homezone a defined area Be Broadband was recently acquired by O2 to launch their converged service in the UK More information about this should be available in the coming months The service by Orange will use wi fi phones however it is anticipated that users mobility will be subject to technological constraints Although the handset can be used to make calls on a mobile network or wi fi there is not handover between the two Therefore a user making a call from home and then gets into their car plugs the phone into their hands free will find that the call will end The home internet cover will remain in the home and will not transfer when you leave that environment In comparison Genion run by O2 is run using the mobile network so a call made in a homezone can be continued

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Sep/orange-launches-a-unique-service.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Orange To Slash 2000 Jobs
    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 Orange To Slash 2000 Jobs Fri 05 May 2006 Mobile phone operator Orange is to cut between 1 800 and 2 000 UK jobs in a drive to reduce costs A spokeswoman for the company confirmed that around 50 of the jobs are in Scotland Other than saying the jobs were in administration rather than retail she declined to provide further details The decision to downsize comes as a result of Orange s forthcoming merger with Internet provider Wanadoo which was arranged earlier this year by parent company France Telecom The cuts will be achieved mainly through redeployment non renewal of temporary contracts and as a last resort redundancies Full details of the cuts will be announced in September Bernard Ghillebaert chief executive of Orange UK said Specifics will be worked out over the next few months and a final structure in place by September but the new Orange must be lean and agile and our cost base needs to be lower Specifically we will be 15 percent leaner resulting in significant annual savings and a streamlined more efficient organisation he said Its decision to reduce the size of its British subsidiary comes as no surprise within the UK s struggling telecommunications industry which has forced Vodafone 3 and O2 all to implement belt tightening initiatives within the last 12 months Orange is expected to compete with its rivals by launching a series of new products next month which will see the mobile phone group use its own branding to take over Wanadoo s broadband provider service Related Mobile Phone articles Mobile Game Industry Stagnating Thu 04

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/May/orange-to-slash-2000-jobs.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Panic spreads over 'killer' mobile phone virus
    19 Apr 2007 Panic has spread across the city of Kabul Afghanistan where rumours are rife that a deadly virus is being spread via mobile phones The situation has got so bad that the government has had to step in and calm the public The result is that mobile phone users are not answering any calls where the number unknown to the recipient for the fear of being contaminated by a biological virus Rumours are that some have already died An official with the Afghan Wireless Communication Company said Hundreds of calls were received on Monday from worried customers who had heard the rumour Ahmad Fawad a shop owner in Kabul said Don t answer any strange number because it contains a virus that will kill you Mar a taxi driver said There s a strange rumour that if you get a phone call from a strange number and hit OK to answer the phone blood will come from your nose and ears and you will die He said he was just about to turn his phone off Afghan officials are trying their best to calm mobile phone users who believe the rumour Abdullah Fahim Health Ministry spokesman said We have no reports of anyone answering their telephone and then bleeding from their noses Not today not yesterday and not before then we have no such reports Interior Ministry spokesman Zemeri Bashary said it s a misinformation spread by the the enemy to create anxiety among the public Bashary said It has no rational basis It is not possible that through the wireless phone a virus is transmitted to a person The enemy wants the people to be under psychological pressure He added If found those responsible for spreading the rumour would be arrested and prosecuted Related Mobile Phone articles

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2007/Apr/panic-spreads-over-%27killer%27-mobile-phone-virus.html (2016-02-10)
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  • PayPal signs partners for mobile payments
    K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i PayPal signs partners for mobile payments Fri 09 Jun 2006 PayPal has signed up five text to buy partners for mobile payments in the UK EMI Oxfam Twentieth Century Fox Stuff and Maxim magazines will become the first brands to enable shoppers to instantly text and buy things such as CDs DVDs and the latest gadgets and magazine subscriptions through the new service This is the first mass market mobile payments system launched by an established financial services business and is now available to mobile phone users across the UK The Text to Buy service enables customers to purchase advertised items by sending a text message containing a product code located in an advert Items will then be delivered to addresses already saved in the buyers PayPal accounts For businesses PayPal mobile enables retailers to open a new channel to market tapping into the firm s vast customer base Tom Girdham national account manager for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment said PayPal mobile payments is the first mobile service that has an established customer base which makes them an ideal partner for us Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are always looking for new and innovative ways of enabling people to buy our products and mobile payments are about as easy as they come PayPal Mobile provides us with a great way to inspire a new impulse purchase for our product and we are very much looking forward to seeing this in action Earlier this month HMV said it was teaming with Digital Rum a provider of mobile CRM software to launch its Txt2Buy service which allows consumers to buy CDs DVDs and games by texting a shortcode number that appear in HMV adverts Related Mobile Phone articles Mobiles to replace digital cameras Thu

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Jun/paypal-signs-partners-for-mobile-payments.html (2016-02-10)
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