The University of Leeds is loaning smartphones to all its fourth and fifth year medical students, enabling them to access files and assessments when they're off-campus. It's believed to be the first time a UK medical school has provided undergraduates with this level of mobile phone technology.
Digital entertainment company RealNetworks has announced a new version of its free RealPlayer video player. As well as letting consumers download and play photos, videos and music on their PCs, the new version allows them to copy files between their computer and their mobile device in either direction.
Nokia says its N8 smartphone has started shipping, with pre-orders via the company's website and retail shops being delivered first. The Nokia N8 will become more generally available in the next few weeks. It's the company's first device using version 3 of the Symbian operating system and has a 12-megapixel camera.
The legal battle between Nokia and Apple has come to the UK. It started in 2009, when Nokia filed a patent infringement claim against Apple in the USA – and Apple responded with a counterclaim. Both companies are waiting for the International Trade Commission to rule on the claims, with an initial decision expected next year.
This week's podcast from The Fonecast takes its regular look at news for the UK mobile phone industry, from the new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to free Facebook access on Three UK.
There's also an interview with Dave Tharp of Roulette Cricket about his company's success in last week's final of the Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010 competition.