Find the Hottest and Coolest Phones Now

By: David Webster


Ever since the first commercial mobile phone became available in the 1980's, there have been numerous changes on the styles and features of these handsets. Are you one of the millions of people around the world who depend on their mobile phones
for more than just their communicating needs?

Today, mobile phones come in tons of models, each with a special asset that caters to the needs of the fun-loving, active, and business-minded mobile user. According to predictions by the mobile phone giant, Nokia, the number of worldwide phone users will go beyond 3 billion by the year 2009.

The United Kingdom is never far behind when it comes to the latest in mobile phone technology. As of the present, more than 70 million residents of this country use mobile phones for various purposes, aside from making calls. The rising popularity of other messaging options like video calls, SMS, MMS, email, and instant messaging, make mobile phone usage even more convenient.

Mobile Herald even estimated that about 79 percent of households in the UK possess a mobile phone. The National Statistics Office in the UK did a survey in 2006 and found out that people in the below 25 age group use their mobile phones for sending text messages or calling friends and family. The age group above 55 years of age is more likely to use their mobile phones in times of emergency.

You can easily buy the latest models of phones at your nearest phone shop, even online, too. As the top mobile service providers in the UK, Orange, O2, Vodafone, and T-Mobile expand their coverage by making their products available for purchase online. You can even get discounts if you make transactions via their online phone shops.

You can get cheap mobile phones that come with affordable call and text messaging plans, too. Among the most popular and top selling phones in the UK as of this date are the Cyber-Shot digital camera phones and the Walkman models from Sony Ericsson. According to reviews from CNET UK, the Nokia N95 and Nokia 6500 are also hot items, for their 3G and multimedia capabilities. Other models from LG and Samsung are also popular, and can be obtained by subscribing to pay-per-month plans.

Additional statistics on the UK mobile phone industry that you might be interested in: By the year 2006, revenues from mobile handset sales from retail stores in the UK reached about ?38.5 billion. Also, since mobile phone models of today make internet access much easier, a lot of people in the UK are getting used to web surfing on the go. About a third of UK mobile phone users surf the internet and check email using their mobile phones.


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