If you thought flip-open designs were obsolescent, you've not been talking to the 100 million US consumers who currently use a phone with a flip. That's one of the reasons Research In Motion has created the BlackBerry Style 9670, a 'flip smartphone' with a full QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry Style also features the new BlackBerry 6 operating system, an optical trackpad, a 5 megapixel camera, WiFi, GPS and an expandable memory.
The Islamist al-Shabab group in Somalia has warned that transferring money by mobile phone is 'unIslamic', insisting that mobile banking could expose Somalia to interference by Western countries.
Mark Bridge writes:
Wouldn't it be great if mobile customers loved their networks so much that they'd fight for them? Ofcom would be inundated with complaints from O2 users about its decision not to allow GSM frequencies to be used for 3G services. Vodafone customers would demand that Nokia pre-loaded the N8 with a Vodafone 360 application. Orange users would be sending petitions to radio stations, asking them to implement HD Voice on phone-ins. And giffgaff users would take to online forums to defend the service they receive.
Oh, hang on. That last one's already happening.
The latest example of there being an app for almost everything comes from German psychiatrist Dr Einhardt Illing, who has developed an iPhone application that motivates children to brush their teeth.