Another Music Revolution Is Bubbling14 December 2007 10:15:20
The music industry was slow to react to changes in technology and the birth of digital content, but with online music stores and mobile phones, they may have found the perfect way to catch up.
CD sales continue to decline and the music industry has had its fair share of problems as record labels squabble over the issue of DRM (Digital Rights Management). But mobile phones, such as the Nokia 81, Samsung G800, and soon to be released next generation of Sony Ericsson Walkman phones, could provide some light at the end of the tunnel.
A wealth of online music stores is now available via your mobile. A handful of telecommunication networks, including Nokia, have launched their own music stores, which puts the mobile phone in a prime position to replace CD’s as the next major medium for music lovers.
Orange Data Shows The Futures Mobile Phones12 December 2007 08:08:14
One of the leading network operators, Orange, has recently published its second Digital Media Index, which puts the mobile phone at the forefront of modern devices.
Key findings from the report reveal that mobile phone users are using their handsets more than ever for things other than making telephone calls. Text messaging, camera use, music downloads, and social networking, have seen the most significant growth.
As mobile devices continue to evolve, the latest examples being the Nokia N81, Samsung G800, and the soon to be released Sony Ericsson W890i, we can only expect next years research from Orange to show further increase.
Mobile Phones Evolve10 December 2007 11:32:11
The new Nokia 3110 Evolve will be the first recycled mobile phone on the market.
The Nokia 3110 Evolve handset, which is due for release early 2008, has casing made from 50% recycled material. The move could be the beginning of a deluge of more environmentally friendly mobile phones, as companies vie to improve their green credentials.
This is not the first time move Nokia have made towards being a greener company. It has previously made steps such as reducing the size of its packaging and also developing chargers that use considerably less power to fully charge their handsets.