Sony Ericsson currently has no plans to develop any new Symbian products, according to a report on BusinessWeek.com. The company’s Chief Creation Officer Rikko Sakaguchi is also quoted as saying the manufacturer has "made a significant shift to support Android", adding that their use of Android isn’t exclusive but "will certainly continue to be an important platform for us".
The winners of Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010 have been announced today. This competition, which aims to find the most innovative mobile internet start-ups, started with 160 entrants from the UK, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands. At the PICNIC event in Amsterdam today, Cardmobili was chosen to receive the €100,000 first prize. Roulette Cricket won a runner-up prize of €50,000.
Mozilla Labs – part of the community behind the Firefox web browser – has published details of a 'concept' mobile phone. The Seabird mobile phone was created by designer Billy May as part of the Mozilla Labs Concept Series. However, it's worth noting that Mozilla has no plans to diversify beyond software into hardware production – which means this particular design is unlikely to be manufactured.
Seabird's features include a projected keyboard and display, wireless charging and a slide-out Bluetooth headset that can also act as a 'wireless mouse' for the phone's screen.
Vodafone UK has changed the password reminder option for its online account management system. A number of reports recently noted that entering (or guessing) a mobile phone number would reveal the user's email address – and entering a user name would do the same.
Mark Bridge writes:
I remember the 1980s. In fact, I rather enjoyed them. Hang on a sec, hear me out. There really was some good stuff there – not least the renaissance of "sisters doin' it for themselves". Oh, and the launch of the UK's first cellular mobile phone network.