Archive for August, 2010
Microsoft has demonstrated the first working models of what it hopes will be its iPhone-killing smartphone. The company showed handsets from Samsung, HTC and LG loaded with the new Windows Phone 7 operating system at its Tech.Ed conference on the Gold Coast last week.
Secretly recorded mobile phone footage has exposed a teacher at a Catholic boarding school in north-eastern Thailand who whacked dozens of students on the buttocks with a cane wrapped with electrical wire.
A move by legislators in the US state of Maine to require brain-cancer warnings on mobile phones is expected to trigger a worldwide response, the Australian industry has said.
Lately I've been feeling very self-conscious when talking on the phone in public, and it's not because I'm worried about strangers listening in on my private conversations.
25.94 seconds. That's how much time it took Melissa Thompson of Salford, England, to type a complex sentence on a Samsung Galaxy S, which makes her the new Guinness World Record holder for fastest typing on a phone.
Revenue from mobile phone calls could be wiped out by the next wave of technology because network capacity would justify free phone calls, a telecommunications analyst says.
The ranks of mobile phone subscribers will swell to five billion people this year thanks to the growth of smartphones in developed nations and mobile services in poor nations, a UN agency said Monday.
Mobile phone "spam" now accounts for half of all complaints about nuisance messaging, putting it up there with spam email, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
The independent MP Rob Oakeshott - who would be crucial in determining the next government in a hung parliament - has launched a phone app that allows people to track his exact location.
Dating site OkCupid has completed a study about its users' smartphones and sexual history and has determined that among people who use smartphones, iPhone users have the most sexual partners, followed by BlackBerry users and finally Android users.