An increasing focus on advanced charging technologies (including solar-powered mobile handsets, solar chargers, wireless power units, fuel-cell battery charging products and public charging kiosks) means the value of this particular market is predicted to increase from around $1.5 billion this year to over $34 billion in 2015.
The much-delayed white version of the Apple iPhone 4 won't be officially available until Spring next year, according to reports. Apple hasn't explained exactly why the smartphone is causing them problems; recent speculation has suggested colour-matching white parts from different manufacturers is the issue.
Telecoms giant Orange Group has released quarterly results showing worldwide customer numbers up 5.1% to 203.4 million. The number of mobile customers was up 8% to 144.5 million, largely driven by growth in Africa and the Middle East.
1.35 million UK customers using T-Mobile and Orange have taken advantage of the network sharing scheme introduced earlier this month by parent company Everything Everywhere. When a customer loses signal on their chosen network, they automatically pick up the signal from the other network where it's available.