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Motorola Moto X launch invite

Googorola now shipping 100,000 Moto X phones a week... from TEXAS

Motorola is now shipping 100,000 of its flagship Moto X phones a week from its factory near Dallas, Texas. Chief exec Dennis Woodside said in an interview that the Texas manufacturing facility, operated by contractor Flextronics, was capable of producing tens of millions of phones a year, but expansion would depend on demand …
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Ballmer disses Android as cheap and complex

Web 2.0 Summit Steve Ballmer has predicted that the new line of Windows Phones coming out this Christmas can establish the company’s operating system and beat Apple and Android devices. Speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, an ebullient Ballmer enthused about the forthcoming phones, saying that the new handsets would be as well …
Iain Thomson, 19 Oct 2011
Sony Ericsson Mix with Walkman mobile phone

Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman

Review Recent figures may show that smartphones are now outselling no-so-smart mobiles in Europe, but that’s not to say ordinary handsets are dead and buried. New to their ranks is Sony Ericsson’s Mix Walkman, which attempts to put some life into the old dog by exploiting Sony’s music player branding. The Mix is rather chunky - it's …
Alun Taylor, 5 Oct 2011
Nokia 101 mobile phone

Nokia pitches cheapest voicephones yet

Voice-centric handset for 17 quid, anyone? That's what Nokia's offering in the form of the 100, a €20 handset pitched as its cheapest yet. Nokia 100 mobile phone The Nokia 100... It's a basic voicephone, of course, with texting and an FM radio as its only other key features. It'll be accompanied by the 101, which adds a …
Hard Reg, 25 Aug 2011

Nokia goes gold with sparkly smartphone

Nokia continued its bling initiative today, announcing a gold-clad smartphone for the aspiring Del Boy or extravagant pimp. Nokia C3-01 gold edition The Nokia C3-01 gold edition is an Series 40-based smartphone with 18ct gold plating and a ceramic-feel keypad. It packs a 1GHz processor, a 2.4in touchscreen and 5Mp camera. …
Caleb Cox, 23 Aug 2011
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Nokia ‘giving away phones at cost’

Nokia's financial results for the second quarter of 2011 are due tomorrow, and the company has already warned investors of very bad news coming. Yesterday, it issued a peek into just how tough things have got in 2011. Nokia said its smartphone profit margins were down to 6.2 per cent in Q1 2011, with margins of 16.4 per cent on …
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jul 2011
Magicbox Torque

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Tony Smith, 22 Jun 2011

Motorola Milestone 3 no longer bound for Blighty

The Motorola Milestone 3 will not get a UK release, it has been claimed. Phone retailer Clove says it was told by Moto that there are no plans to bring the handset to UK telcos but admits this judgement may be subject to change. Just don't hold your breath. Motorola Milestone 3 It is widely speculated that poor sales of the …
Caleb Cox, 16 Jun 2011
Nokia 1100

Nokia nukes online store in UK

Nokia's UK online store is set to shut, following recent closures in France, Spain and the Netherlands. Nokia's UK page has allegedly struggled to generate sales and as a result, will be shut down, continuing the company's push to overhaul the business. Nokia email to TradeDoubler Source: Confirmed in an email to …
Caleb Cox, 15 Jun 2011
Emporia RL1

Vodafone touts low-tech phone for app-phobes

Say hello to the Vodafone Emporia RL1, a 60 quid handset designed solely for voice calls and texting - and none of that app nonsense. Emporia RL1 And with large, clearly labelled buttons, the RL1 is not only geared toward the smartphone-phobic but also folk whose eyes and motor skills might not by up to touchscreen …
Tony Smith, 25 May 2011
Sharp Aquos phone

Sharp: Aquos phone to go global

Sharp has promised to release its TV-branded Aquos phone worldwide. Well, that's what how the press release is headlined, though it only mentions Japan and China in the text itself. Sharp Aquos phone The Aquos connection is literal: the phone has an HDMI port so it can be hooked up to one of Sharp's LCD TVs - or anyone else …
Tony Smith, 20 May 2011
Folding screen

Samsung shows screen that folds seamlessly

Researchers have developed a display that folds in half without a visible crease, paving the way for a range of foldable mobile concepts to become reality. A team at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in South Korea have built a prototype of the screen, publishing the results of their work in a recent issue of …
Caleb Cox, 13 May 2011

Official: phones sting bees

Britain's honeybee population is in decline and some scientists now believe the blame lies with mobile phones. Bee expert Dr Daniel Favre was able to monitor the effects of mobile phone radiation on bees by placing his handset under a hive. When the phone was making and receiving calls, the bees responded with high pitched " …
Caleb Cox, 12 May 2011
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Samsung, Apple knock Nokia off top handset spots

Nokia has been knocked off the top spot as Europe's best-selling phone maker by Samsung, and in the smartphone arena by Apple. First-quarter figures released by market watcher IDC give the South Korean giant 29.3 per cent of the market, just ahead of Nokia's 27.9 per cent share. Nokia's unit shipments fell ten per cent on its …
Tony Smith, 6 May 2011
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Windows Phone 7 gets 'goodie' update

Windows Phone 7 users – both of them? – are about to be treated to their first software update. But even Microsoft admits that it's no big deal. "Starting today, some of you might see something new on your Windows Phone: A message announcing that a software update is available. Woo hoo!", effuses Michael Stroh on the Windows …
Rik Myslewski, 21 Feb 2011
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Rugged-phone maker claims world's longest talk time

MWC 2011 Want a phone with the longest possible talk time? Sonim, a phone maker which specialises in rugged handsets, announced just such a device at Mobile World Congress (MWC) this week. It's the XP3300 Force, and its 126 x 60 x 25mm frame contains a 1750mAh battery that, the company claimed, will let to natter away for 22 hours. …
Tony Smith, 17 Feb 2011

Vodafone signals own-brand handset refresh

MWC 2011 Vodafone has refreshed the range of handsets it puts out under its own name, offering three options for the shallow-pocketed mobile user. The Vodafone 252 is a cheap-as-chips handset with minimal spec, boosted by the presence of M-PESA - a system for making payments with a phone. That system is only active in parts of Africa, …
Caleb Cox, 14 Feb 2011
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Apple, Rim edge up world phone seller list

Research in Motion (Rim) and Apple both may be, respectively, 2010's second and third most successful smartphone makers, but in the broader handset business they rate merely fourth and fifth. Not so long ago, neither would have appeared outside the generic Others category, so their 2010 placing, in numbers released this …
Tony Smith, 28 Jan 2011

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