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  • Photo messaging climbs as camera phones snap up
    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 Photo messaging climbs as camera phones snap up Tue 08 Aug 2006 Increasing ownership of camera phones is fueling the uptake of photo messaging in the United States and Europe according to the latest figures from M Metrics In the US photo messaging has increased by 32 per cent since February in France it s gone up 20 per cent and in the UK 16 per cent Fifty per cent of mobile phone users in France Germany the UK and the US now own camera phones which is an increase of 22 percent since February The company s research also shows that users are more likely to send pictures messages if they have camera phones with more than 1 megapixel of resolution British and American users apparently have similar taste in phones as Motorola RAZR is the most popular camera phone in the United Kingdom and the United States while the Nokia 6230 tops the German market and the Sagem my X 5 is the camera phone of choice among the French However in terms of conversion rate meaning those who use their camera phones to generate revenue for their operator by sending a photo on the network the top devices are the Nokia 6630 in France the Nokia 6280 in Germany the Nokia 6111 in the United Kingdom and the Danger Sidekick II in the United States Related Mobile Phone articles Nokia Launched 3 New Handsets Mon 07 Aug 2006 Nokia the most nicked phones Fri 04 Aug 2006 T Mobile offers the Internet for 1 pound a day Thu 03 Aug 2006 Samsung Versace Unveil E500 Versus

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Aug/photo-messaging-climbs-as-camera-phones-snap-up.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Readers angry over mobile download charges
    has already told Vodafone Orange T Mobile and O2 that the high costs of data services had not escaped its attention They are not alone in wanting to put themselves in their customer s hands Last week Microsoft said that its new web based services which include online versions of its most popular software packages would be available from mobiles supporting its Windows software Television producers already make special mobisodes of some programmes designed for mobile phones and downloadable over the net The cases reported to Times Online range from individuals being charged 10 for downloading a single small file to catch up with football results to bills in the hundreds of pounds handed to those who used the heavily marketed data services on longer trips An investigation by The Times revealed that some customers have been charged nearly 100 times more for downloading data such as e mails or music over their handsets while abroad compared with rates in the UK One Orange customer described to The Times how he returned home from a business trip abroad to face a bill of more than 650 after downloading just over 80 megabytes of data His contract said that in the UK he paid only 45 a month for 400 megabytes A spokesman for Orange told Times Online This is a market thing From a UK perspective it is fair within the market Our prices are as fair as they possibly can be T Mobile which advertises the cost of data downloads abroad on its website at 7 50 per megabyte said T Mobile UK s long term aim is to permanently reduce the wholesale costs of roaming abroad charged by foreign operators with the ultimate aim of continually offering improved rates to our customers In the spring of 2000 telecoms companies paid 22 5 billion in 3G or Internet phone license fees in the UK alone hoping to cash in on the new market In an e mail to Times Online Tony Brighton described how he returned from a year s sailing in the Mediterranean with his wife to face an unexpected bill totalling hundred of pounds Our preferred method of managing our affairs and keeping in contact was to use a laptop computer with a Vodafone GPRS card This was a UK contract with data charged at 5 a megabyte Before setting off on our travels we contacted Vodafone to ask whether there would be an additional charge from countries abroad The answer we received was it probably varies but we cannot tell you what the charge will be Despite this unsatisfactory answer we decided to give it a try he said Seven weeks after Mr Brighton and his wife started travelling the first bill arrived from Vodafone Mr Brighton had downloaded about 2 5 megabytes of data in the first four weeks but had been charged 47 around four times the amount expected We called Vodafone to ask for an explanation of the charge They could not break

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2005/Nov/readers-angry-over-mobile-download-charges.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Record texting over Christmas and New Year's period
    Christmas and New Year s period Tue 03 Jan 2006 Vodafone the country s largest mobile phone company has issued figures for mobile phone use over the two busiest days of the year Christmas Day and New Year s Eve Vodafone reported 16 9 million text messages being sent and received on its network alone Of those texts two million were sent and received in the last hour of New Year s Eve At an average price of 12c per text Vodafone handled over 2m worth of texts There was a massive jump in texts as there are more customers on the network now as we reached the two million customer mark during 2005 said Vodafone spokeswoman Darina Sexton The numbers of texts sent and received on Christmas Day on the Vodafone network reached the 11 3m mark the company said The busiest hour for text messaging as anticipated was between 11pm and 12 midnight on 31 December when over two million texts were sent to ring in the New Year On 31 December and New Year s Day customers using the Meteor network sent and received a total of 14m texts or 1 7m worth of messages Meteor spokeswoman Orla Bird said The number of text messages on the Meteor network more than doubled Key to this was our free Meteor to Meteor text service During the festive period Meteor customers sent and received over 53m text messages across all networks and sent 10m of these on 31 December and 1 January alone On New Year s Eve users with the O2 mobile phone network sent 10m texts worth 1 2m in all Emma Hynes from O2 said These figures again show that the Irish love to talk and text Related Mobile Phone articles Now there may be mobile

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Jan/record-texting-over-christmas-and-new-year%27s-period.html (2016-02-10)
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  • RIM reveals its BlackBerry Pearl
    Sony Ericsson W710i Sony Ericsson W580i Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i RIM reveals its BlackBerry Pearl Thu 07 Sep 2006 Research In Motion RIM has just announced its latest smartphone the BlackBerry Pearl This will be a significant device for this company as it will be its first with support for playing music and displaying video The Canadian based company also expects a number of other carriers to start selling the product this month and in October Reuters quotes Co Chief Executive Jim Balsillie as saying It s going to be a main product for us in all our markets He also added that the majority of RIM s more than 170 operator customers are very interested in selling the Pearl The announcement has pushed RIM s share price up 23 percent in the last month The Pearl will have a 240 by 260 pixel screen for displaying video A media play will support MPEG 4 and H 263 video files as well as MP3 and AAC music files Because video and audio files are often large this will be the first BlackBerry with a microSD card slot It will have 64 MB of internal memory too It will also include a 1 3 megapixel camera with built in flash and 5x digital zoom Larry Conlee RIM s chief operations officer said It really is our attempt to take Blackberry out of the boardroom That s a big opportunity for Blackberry Analyst Nick Spencer at market research firm Canalys said the phone would likely increase volume sales at RIM This puts Blackberry in the millions rather than the hundred thousands said Spencer who believes the phone is one of the smallest smartphones with computer like features Related Mobile Phone articles Nokia Unveils 3

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Sep/rim-reveals-its-blackberry-pearl.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Sagem my501C on Orange and T Mobile
    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 Sagem my501C on Orange and T Mobile Tue 29 Aug 2006 Sagem has convinced both Orange and T Mobile to take on its latest my501C clamshell The device boasts both a 1 3 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom video functionality and Bluetooth Once opened you can get the fuller picture with the 1 8 inch 128x160 pixel display in 65 000 colours The phone also has a solid if not groundbreaking set of features including an MP3 player that can also play tracks in the Apple friendly AAC format along with dedicated music navigation keys Storage is an initial 32MB which can be boosted via micro SD cards The handset will go on sale with T Mobile and Orange for around 90 on prepay before the end of the month For the open market Sagem has launched the my501x which is a bar style handset carrying the same feature set Related Mobile Phone articles O2 thinks pink with E900 Fri 25 Aug 2006 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 2006 Skype Makes

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Aug/sagem-my501c-on-orange-and-t-mobile.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Sales Of Music Enabled Phones Double
    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 Sales Of Music Enabled Phones Double Thu 24 Aug 2006 Samsung has claimed its share of UK handset sales will double this month compared with July because of new products arriving on the market and the appearance of the D600 on prepay The Samsung E900 and the recently launched D900 have both proved to be strong sellers over the past few weeks The D600 remains a popular choice both on contract and prepay While having traditionally shunned the prepay market Samsung MD Mark Mitchinson told Mobile this week that it was aiming to close a gap in the market by encouraging prepay sales of older models The Samsung C120 which is available for only 39 95 marks a move into new territory for the manufacturer as the first Samsung handset to make its debut on prepay This week s contract tracker shows five Samsung handsets in the top 20 including the E900 in second position and D900 at number seven The D500 is the fifth most popular prepay handset while the D600 is at number 14 Related Mobile Phone articles 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 2006 Skype Makes Mobile Deal With iSkoot Fri 11 Aug 2006 Motorola

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Aug/sales-of-music-enabled-phones-double.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Samsung and VoiceIndigo Partner to Bring Podcasting to Mobile Phones
    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 Samsung and VoiceIndigo Partner to Bring Podcasting to Mobile Phones Thu 05 Apr 2007 Mobile marketing startup VoiceIndigo have announced a worldwide partnership with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to bring podcasts to Samsung mobile phones Samsung said The first model of Samsung mobile phone with prodcasting is on its way to hit the market and features an embedded VoiceIndigo application that delivers ad supported podcasts The free service which is available on Samsung s UpStage phone from Sprint Nextel Corp allows users to manage their podcasts on an Internet site and access them through both PCs and mobile phones Samsung Mobile Podcasts will make it easy for mobile phone users to listen to their favourite podcasts anytime anywhere as easy as listening to the radio Samsung Mobile will be pre loaded with categories like sports comedy entertainment news business and music VoiceIndigo specialises in wireless advertising applications including click to call click to request and click to buy Samsung Mobile Podcasts puts the consumer back in control by making it easy to obtain personally relevant and compelling programming on the go from thousands of major content providers said VoiceIndigo CEO John Mayerhofer Related Mobile Phone articles Britons Crave Romantic Text Messages Tue 03 Apr 2007 LG Announce New Handsets To Receive Google Services Fri 30 Mar 2007 Crave launched phone for kids Mon 26 Mar 2007 Expect the Nokia N95 next month Thu 22 Mar 2007 Shiny New LG Mobile Phone Mon 19 Mar 2007 Beyonce backs Samsing Ultra Music phone Fri

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2007/Apr/samsung-and-voiceindigo-partner-to-bring-podcasting-to-mobile-phones.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Samsung develops 2GB Memory Card for Mobile Phones
    W710i Sony Ericsson W580i Sony Ericsson W300i Sony Ericsson K850i Sony Ericsson K800i Sony Ericsson K750i Samsung develops 2GB Memory Card for Mobile Phones Thu 20 Apr 2006 Samsung Electronics announced that it has developed a 2 GB Multimedia Card MMCmicro card for use in mobile phones The firm claimed that the device is the smallest fastest and highest capacity memory card currently available for mobile phones The 12mm x 14mm x 1 1mm MMC Micro can transmit data 3 5 times faster than other cards according to Samsung and can store 12 hours of mobile video It is fast enough to download three hours of mobile video in less than two minutes and an adapter allows the card to be plugged into any multimedia card slot The card can read at 10MB per second and write at 7MB per second The Samsung 2GB MMC can operate at either 1 8 volts V or 3 3V making it an even more viable solution for mobile phones The new MMC in a format standardised by the Multimedia Card Association MMCA and being standardised by JEDEC can be obtained by manufacturers without royalties or licensing fees The 1 GB MMCmicro will be commercially available later this year According to Dataquest a semiconductor market research firm as the global memory card market will grow five percent between 2005 and 2010 the multimedia card market will grow 17 and the MMCmicro market by 95 percent during the same period Both the 2GB and 1GB cards are expected to become available later this year Samsung said The company has no word yet on pricing Related Mobile Phone articles Surfing the Net by Mobile Phone Wed 19 Apr 2006 Samsungs necklace mobile phone Tue 18 Apr 2006 Nokia wins three top awards by the UK s

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilephone.co.uk/news/2006/Apr/samsung-develops-2gb-memory-card-for-mobile-phones.html (2016-02-10)
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