A crowd-sourcing survey into the state of mobile Britain suggests that 3G has some way to go before it offers comprehensive coverage across the UK.
A new decades-long study examining the link between the use of mobile phones and long-term health problems such as cancer and neurological diseases launched on Thursday across five European countries.
Organisers said the Cohort Study on Mobile Communications (COSMOS) would be the largest of its kind, examining more than 250,000 people aged 18 to 69 in Britain, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark.
Nokia will launch its music download service in China, the world’s largest mobile market, looking to emerging markets to invigorate the struggling service that competes with Apple’s iTunes.
The world’s top cell phone maker will offer music from major labels and a number of independents as part of the China launch for its “Comes with Music” service, tailored for downloads to cell phones and PCs, the company said on Thursday.
In late 2008, Nokia unveiled the service in Britain — seen as the acid test market for new mobile services in Europe — but it has lacked operator support and gained little traction in developed markets since then.
Earlier this year, Niklas Savander, head of Nokia services, told Reuters the offering would focus increasingly on emerging markets.
With more than 700 million subscribers, China is the world’s biggest mobile market by users, but rampant piracy in the country has kept most major music labels and movie makers from realizing significant revenue there, despite the market’s huge potential.