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Study: Mobile Phones More Dangerous Than Smoking
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A new study suggests that prolonged cell phone use has been linked to brain cancer as well as tissue damage. The study said that exposure to mobile phone radiation causes the risk to significantly increase over time.

Motorola Spits Out Handset Business

The bitter taste of disappointing profits in Motorola’s handset operations will be spun off as the electronics manufacturer tries saving itself by splitting into two companies.

Filipinos Averaged 1 Billion Text Messages Daily Last Year
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Filipinos increased the number of text messages they sent last year two fold, averaging 1 billion daily, industry figures showed.

For the 8 million Filipinos who work abroad, texting is the primary way they keep in touch with family at home. Text messages are also a political tool and played an important roll in overthrowing President Joseph Estrada in 2001 by making people aware of rallies.

Recycled Mobiles To Generate $3 Billion

Shipments of recycled handsets are on track to exceed 100 million units in 2012, according to a recent study from ABI Research.

Shorter handset replacement periods, growing demand for low-cost mobiles in emerging markets, regulatory requirements, and growing consumer awareness are the main factors behind the market for recycled handsets.

Ringbacks Could Feature Ads

Ringbacks that play alternative audio instead of the standard ring to callers while they are dialing a number areRingbacks Could Feature Ads starting to cause a commotion with U.S. mobile users.

The number of U.S. ringback subscribers tripled last year, according to M:Metrics. A recent J.D. Power and Associates study also found that 9 percent of U.S. mobile consumers used ringbacks. IDC estimates that 40 million global users will subscribe to ringback tones by 2010.

More Young People Ditching Their Landline

The trend of young U.S. mobile users choosing to disconnect their home phone lines is growing, according to a report from In-Stat.

Mobile Services Popular Among European Youth

Use of mobile services is popular with young people with 47 percent of 15 to 18 year olds adopting them compared to only 17 percent of 35 to 44 year olds, according to a new report from JupiterResearch, "European Mobile Youth Consumer Survey, 2007: Targeting Digital Natives and Keeping Them Loyal."

AT&T Offers Parental Control For Mobiles

AT&T has introduced a new Web-based feature that allows parents to stay in touch with their children while controlling the children’s mobile phone use.

U.S. Mobile Penetration To Reach 100%

Expect more than one mobile phone for every person in the U.S. by 2013, according to new data from SNL Kagan.

Mobile Phone Sales Fall In Second Quarter

Mobile phone sales in the U.S. reached 33 million units in the second quarter of 2007, according to the NPD Group.

Cerf: Cell Phones To Drive Internet Growth
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There are about 5.5 billion people on the planet. Roughly 2.5 billion of them use cell phones.

Only 1.1 billion surf the Web.

So when Vinton G. Cerf, who currently serves as Google’s vice president, states that mobile phones will fuel the growth of the Internet, well . . . maybe we should believe him.

“The mobile phone has become an important factor in the Internet revolution,” said Cerf. “You will get those other 5.5 billion people only when affordability increases and the cost of communication goes down.”