Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More Mobile News

G2 - Sorry 'Magic'

Vodafone have announced the second smartphone based on the Google Android platform, manufactured by HTC, the company behind the G1. Instead of the obvious G2 name they have chosen to call it Magic. Magic will be available from Spring in France, Germany, Spain and the UK and will be exclusive to Vodaphone.
The Magic has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 3.2MP camera, GPS and a trackball for navigation; feature all the usual Google family applications; YouTube, Google Maps and Google Talk; and come in black or white.

So when did your kids get hooked on mobiles?

The Daily Telegrapgh reports today on a report of a survey of 546 children by the UK charity Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg). In the report they claim that over 35% of 8 Year olds own a mobile and 75% of 7 to 15 year olds owned "at least" one mobile. Alarmingly the report also claims that by the age of 10, children were shopping online using their parents' debit or credit cards.
A third of children (32 per cent) have used the internet to buy computer games.

At last, no more forgetting to pack the mobile charger

The mobile operator’s organisation, GSM Association (GSMA) have announced a new power charging standard for mobile phones which, with the exception of the Apple iPhone, enable all new mobiles to be charged from the same universal charger from January 2012. The chargers will be up to three times more energy efficient, require 50% less standby power and be based on the micro USB connection.

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