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MobileShop-News aims to keep you posted on all the latest developments in the mobile industry. We’ll be reporting on all the top news from the launch of the latest super smart smartphones, to major industry announcements and the emergence of ingenious new apps and downloads. We have a background in digital media and journalism and a love of the mobile market that we want to share with you.

Sony Ericsson 16MP camera phone on way

The Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot S006 on Kiddi's websiteFirst we heard about the PlayStation phone, then we read about the Sony Ericsson X12 rumours and now there are reports that a 16-megapixel Cyber-shot camera phone is on the way.

The Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot S006 has apparently been cleared by the FCC in the US indicating a release early next year – although it’s only appearing on a Japanese carrier’s website with a spring release date at the moment.

It has a 16-megapixel camera with a backlight and Exmor CMOS camera sensors, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, inbuilt Wi-Fi connectivity, 3.3-inch touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Continue reading

Nexus S available in UK – that’ll be £30-a-month or £429.99

The Nexus S from Google with the Carphone WarehouseThe Nexus S from Google is now on sale through Carphone Warehouse in the UK and it will set you back either £30-a-month or £429.99.

The Android 2.3 packing phone was meant to launch on Monday but faced a last minute delay and price drop.

As well as running Android 2.3, the phone has a four-inch curved Super AMOLED display, 1GHz processor, a dedicated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), 16GB of internal memory, a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and Google Maps.

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Samsung reveals next gen Bada plans

Samsung's Bada plansSamsung says it will introduce Near Field Technology (NFC) and improve usability on its Bada operating system over the next year.

The Bada 2.0 improvements include an improved user interface, NFC support, a new ‘ad gateway’, easier multitasking, text-to-speech and speech recognition, and better security.

It’s reported that changes to the user interface will allow for greater personalisation and a ‘smarter’ homescreen.

While Bada only runs on the Samsung Wave family of phones, it’s an expanding platform with a growing app market and reach. Continue reading

LG Optimus 2X January UK release

LG Optimus 2X /LGThe dual-core Android powered LG Optimus 2X will go on sale in Europe next month.

To celebrate its launch LG has also announced that legendary film soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone will make exclusive ringtones for the powerful smartphone.

It’s thought the LG Optimus 2X will cost around £470 when it goes on pre-order.

The phone has a four-inch touchscreen, Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, Android 2.2 (with an update to Android 2.3 likely), eight-megapixel camera and is compatible with other Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) devices so you can view content stored or recorded on your phone on your TV or computer. Continue reading

Google Nexus One to get Android 2.3 in weeks

The Google Nexus One 'superphone' goes officialThe Google Nexus One will get an Android 2.3 update within weeks according to the Google Nexus Twitter team.

The team tweeted that the update, aka Gingerbread, would be making its way to the Nexus One “in the coming weeks”.

It’s not known when exactly the over the air update will be rolled out, with customers told to “hang tight!”.

It will be the second device to run the latest Android operating system – the first being the Nexus S, which is being sold through Carphone Warehouse from this week. Continue reading

Samsung teams up with Mobage for mobile gaming

Mobage Open PlatformSamsung are set to launch Android handsets pre-loaded with the Mobage social gaming platform.

Millions of people around the world connect with each other through platforms like Mobage, meaning Samsung can tap directly into a vast market by ensuring this type of connectivity straight out of the box.

Kwanghyun Kwon, Senior vice president of the Media Solutions Centre at Samsung, stated: “As social gaming features rise in popularity and importance for mobile experiences, Samsung will continuously invest to provide the best experience to our consumers.” Continue reading

Ofcom pushes for free 0800 mobile calls

Ofcom's proposals would mean simpler number ranges for consumers /OfcomOfcom has put forward proposals that could see a major overhaul of mobile phone tariffs – including a plan for 0800 numbers to become free from all mobiles.

At the moment mobile phone users pay a wide variety of different tariffs for the leading numbers and unlike landlines calling 0800 numbers is currently not free from a mobile.

And it’s claimed many customers do not realise this before they dial and end up paying as much as 40p per minute for 0800 numbers.

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HTC tablet to get 2011 release date

HTC logoHTC has hinted that it is going to release its first tablet in 2011 in the US.

The company’s Chief Executive Peter Chou says that the company is focusing its attention on 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) devices for “next year”.

The devices offer faster mobile network connection than 3G and GSM systems but the service is restricted to two networks (Verizon and MetroPCS) and major cities in the US.

Chou would not be drawn on a specific date for the tablets release but said that he expected 4G LTE to expand in the US market. Continue reading