Mark Bridge writes:
In this week’s podcast we talked about the ChevronWP7 ‘unlocking’ solution that allowed the installation of Windows Phone 7 applications without the need to use Microsoft’s Marketplace application store. Unlike previous Windows Mobile handsets, new WP7 devices can only add applications that are offered via the Microsoft Marketplace.
Member-supported UK virtual network giffgaff has introduced an experimental tariff that rewards users with a minute’s credit for every 60-seconds of received calls. It’s called 'Hokey Cokey' and costs £5 per month for 60 minutes of UK calls plus 300 texts to UK mobiles.
RingGo, which is used for around three-quarters of all the UK’s pay-by-phone parking, has acquired US-based iControl Mobile. It’ll trade under the iControl name for a short while before moving to the RingGo brand.
New international research from GfK shows that most smartphone owners are currently ‘keeping their options open’ when thinking about their next smartphone purchase.
LG Electronics says it’ll replace all conventional magnesium inside its mobile phones with ‘eco-magnesium’ by 2012.