Avoid latest iOS upgrade, users warned

Two European carriers are warning iPhone 4S users not to upgrade to iOS 6.1 until Apple fixes bugs - and IT departments are reporting problems too.

BlackBerry users hit by outage

With impeccable timing, BlackBerry email and messaging services are down for many users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa - on the day that the iPhone 5 launches.

British government protests over pro-Mubarak texts 'from Vodafone'

The British foreign secretary, William Hague, has complained to the Egyptian government after Vodafone revealed that it was forced to send out pro-Mubarak texts during the unrest in the country over the last week.

Analysis: Forum for the Future proposes a "Planned-opolis"

The United Kingdom-based think tank Forum for the Future has proposed some interesting views of city life in the future. Their recent animated video depicting a "Planned-opolis" flew under the world’s technology and science radars at the end of last year.

ISP's Twitter competition hijacked by protesters

A competition launched by Vodafone - the UK ISP that owns 45 percent of Verizon - caused red faces over the weekend as it was used to protest about the company's tax practices.

Sprint on Nexus One: No thanks

Sprint today crashed any hopes of a CDMA version of the Nexus One in the US. Following the same decision as Verizon, Sprint will not be offering service to its own version of Google's in-house-developed phone.

Man makes his own iPad MicroSIM - using a meat cleaver

Apple's decision to delay shipments of the iPad outside the US has caused a lot of frustration. While it's possible to order one from the US, there's not much point getting a 3G device unless you've got the MicroSIM to go with it.

Microsoft targets "social generation" with new Kin phone

Microsoft has introduced a new Windows-based phone designed specifically for individuals who need help in "actively navigating" their social lives.

Vodafone to offer web browsing on low-end handsets

Vodafone has announced plans to put the Opera Mini browser on low-cost handsets for customers in the developing world.

Vodafone unveils ugliest, cheapest phones

Most companies displaying their wares at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona are keen to show off the latest in sleek, sexy design, but Vodafone has decided to buck the trend by unveiling what is possibly the ugliest, clunkiest looking phone ever made.