This week the team takes a look at product announcements from the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas before diving into the rest of the week's mobile industry news. And Faisal Sheikh from Fone Doctors offers his perspective on the Google Nexus One.
Back in 2008 we reported that The British Association of Dermatologists was advising doctors to be aware of an allergic skin disorder caused by mobile phones. The condition was called 'mobile phone dermatitis' and was caused when nickel-allergic people held certain mobile phones to their face or ear for long periods of time. Nickel is the most common 'contact' allergy in the UK and is found in the 'metallic' casing or buttons of some mobile phones.
The condition is now back in the news, with the current edition of the Australasian Journal of Dermatology carrying a report of a man suffering from facial dermatitis. Tests confirmed 'mobile phone contact dermatitis' from nickel contained in the phone casing.