We have all been in the situation where our phone runs out of power at just the wrong time, haven’t we? This is an incredibly frustrating situation, which is why we were so interested to hear of the work bring carried out by a chap called Shashank Priya. He works at the Virgina Tech in Blacksburg and his team are working on an emergency phone charger which could get...

Designer Birgitta Salim came up with an idea for a wearable mobile phone that is exclusively designed for children. The device is called Kokoro wearable mobile phone, which is a watch strapped around the wrist that functions as a mobile phone – it sounds incredibly simple, why hasn’t someone thought of this for kids before? Talking about inspiration for the...

A couple of really nice looking smartphones which have got people talking at the CES 2011 are from Acer. The one which is attracting most attention is the Acer Liquid Mini phone. It is a compact little phone at 11 cm x 6 cm and has a 3.2 inch display touchscreen. A camera on board gives you 5 megapixels, there is Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 512 MB of memory and a 600MHZ processor...

It seems Microsoft is planning an upgrade to its popular Windows phone 7 after users were left scratching their heads when the firm left cut and paste off its list of functions. A blog post by a Microsoft director revealed that this addition will be made in the next few weeks with many industry experts pencilling in an upgrade date of early 2011. Microsoft has responded...