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  • Texting behind the wheel is like driving drunk

    Posted March 14, 2013 - 7:18 pm

    An experiment by scientists in Australia shows that sending text messages, or even using a hands-free device, impairs motorists in a way similar to driving drunk.
  • The dark (yet shallow) seeds of cell phone addiction

    Posted November 29, 2012 - 5:09 pm

    What are the psychological factors driving addictions to mobile phones and instant messaging?
  • Mobile device etiquette keeps going down the drain, survey finds

    Posted February 25, 2011 - 3:30 pm

    Etiquette by users of mobile devices keeps getting worse as use of the technology proliferates, a survey has found.
  • Cell phone users are gullible, report says

    Posted January 7, 2011 - 2:39 pm

    Internet security company Trusteer has managed to get access to the log files of Web servers that hosted phishing Websites. Their conclusion? Cell phone users are idiots compared to their desktop computing counterparts. Well, they don't say it as bluntly as that, but their data is damning.
  • The rise of the ultra-low-cost mobile phone

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    Shipments of ultra-low-cost mobile phones will grow to more than 360 million by 2015, while shipments of low-cost handsets will reach 249 million by the same time period.
  • Mobile device users bank via phone the old fashioned way

    Posted December 9, 2010 - 6:28 pm

    In October IDC Financial Insights conducted a web poll of 385 individuals to determine if they were users of mobile banking. Fifty three of the respondents did indicate that they have in fact interacted with their financial institution using their mobile device. That would seem like great news for heads of retail banking who are finally starting to see some traction in usage and acceptance of mobile banking. However, what is interesting is that the vast majority of people who have used their mobile device, simply called into the bank's toll free number. The breakdown was as follows (respondents could choose more than one method):
  • Chinese mobile phone virus costs victims $300,000 a day

    Posted November 12, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    A virus masquerading as an antivirus application (how's that for irony?) has been infecting countless mobile phones in China. The virus lets hackers take control of the phone who then spam the phone's entire address with links that allow the virus to spread to even more phones.
  • Kill Symbian now, please

    Posted November 11, 2010 - 9:40 am

    In a surprise move, Nokia announced Monday it's taking back control of the open source Symbian project. Symbian is one of the oldest mobile phone operating systems around and has been a Nokia favourite almost since the company's inception.
  • What's the deal with Facebook Deals?

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    The location-based services gold rush is now officially underway. Ever since smart phones arrived on the scene, people have been predicting that the McDonalds and Starbucks and Wal-Marts of the world would beat a path to our pockets, beaming deals and discounts to our phones in an effort to lure us inside.
  • IBM stock hits all-time high

    Posted October 11, 2010 - 4:54 pm

    Shares of technology giant IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) reached an all-time high in mid-afternoon trading Monday before falling off slightly. IBM shares got as high as $139.94 around 2:30 p.m. before settling back to 139.66 at market's close. IBM ended the day up 81 cents, or 0.58 percent, from Friday's closing price of 138.85.
  • One in four households now has only mobile phones

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    One in four U.S. households now has only wireless telephone service, a recent U.S. government study has found.
  • Mobile phones outnumber toilets in India

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 9:38 pm

    A recent UN report perfectly encapsulated the way India is both a high-tech center and beset by poverty.
  • Email Design Tips for BlackBerry Friendly Newsletters

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    Email newsletters that work in a desktop client or webmail do not always translate well to mobile devices or smartphones. Here's how to design newsletters for your mobile audience.
  • Citibank tests out payments using mobile phones

    Posted June 30, 2009 - 9:35 am

    Citibank is starting a large trial of the use of mobile phones to make credit card payments at retail outlets and other points-of-sale in Bangalore, which the company is branding as "Citi Tap and Pay".
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    INQ1 Facebook Phone for Mobile Social Networking

    Posted December 9, 2008 - 1:29 am

    A new manufacturer has entered the UK mobile phones market with a bang, INQ have teamed up with the dedicated 3G network 3 Mobile to release the INQ1 Facebook mobile phone, an exclusive social networking focussed handset that will keep users in touch with their friends pictures and status updates on Facebook whilst they are out and about.
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    LG KC550 Orsay Vs LG KU990 Viewty - Take Classic Pictures With LG KC550 Orsay

    Posted December 2, 2008 - 3:13 am

    LG mobile phones have always been charming people. It has earned the best global name, especially in making the best mobile phones. The fame of LG can be easily witnessed by going through its reviews.

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    BlackBerry mobile phones: Complete Office In Your Small Pocket

    Posted December 1, 2008 - 2:13 am

    The BlackBerry mobile phones are elegant and stylish phones with all the smartphone features that a business user would want.

  • Folding screen for mobile phones unveiled

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 9:55 am

    ITRI revealed a bendable screen technology for mobile phone that enables 5-inch screens.
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    LG KF750 Secret and LG KF510 Touch Slider: Phones Which Make A Difference

    Posted November 15, 2008 - 2:19 am

    These days the mobile manufacturing companies are striving to keep up with the taste and preferences of the mobile community. The latest mobile phones are packaged with innovative and dynamic features and won the hearts of the masses with their sleek and compact design which makes it easy for the user to keep the device in his/her palm.
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    Comparison Between Sony Ericsson w580i and Sony Ericsson s500i

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 2:33 am

    Sony Ericsson w580i comes with 262k TFT colour screen with high resolution of 240 pixels by 320 pixels. The device is packed with 2 mega pixels camera with 8 x digital zoom option. Video player and video record features allow the user to play latest songs on the handset and to capture moving footage from his handset.
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    Pay As You Go Phones – Among The Best Phones

    Posted November 7, 2008 - 3:08 am

    With Pay as you go phones becoming popular day by day, it has become inevitable for people to meet all deadlines. It has now become convenient for people to make use of the services of the Pay as you go mobile phones and connect with others without having any commitments with the service provider.
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    Comparison between Nokia N96 and Nokia N95

    Posted November 5, 2008 - 2:22 am

    Nokia N96 comes with 2.8 Inch with QVGA LCD TFT colour screen with high resolution of 240 pixels by 320 pixels. It comes with five mega pixels camera with Carl Zeiss Optics Tessar Lens option, which allows the user to capture nice photos from the handset. Dual LED Flash feature allows one to capture photo from two different angels.
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    Blackberry Mobile Phones: A worthy competitor to the established brands in the mobile market

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 2:41 am

    Communication with the help of technology has reached greater heights and the creation of mobile phones has found its presence not only in the entertainment world but also in the business domain. Talking of business blended into the technology of mobile phones, then Blackberry handsets are a perfect example of business and communication.
  • SIM Free Mobile Phones – Allow you switch to network providers of your choice

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 2:57 am

    Before any attempt is made to understand the nuances of SIM free mobile phones, the user must know the definition of a SIM or Subscriber Identity Module.
  • GSM group to push new mobile services

    Posted September 16, 2008 - 1:15 pm

    Proponents of the mobile services portion of the Rich Communication Suite Initiative hope it will get a boost as industry organization GSM Association takes charge of the development. First-phase services include enhanced phonebook, enhanced messaging and enriched calling.
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