They've become part of every day life - we use them for work, as cameras and video recorders - to go on the internet and for the reason they were invented.... to make phone calls. The humble mobile was invented 40 years ago. Fred and Amanda have been trying them out.
Drivers in Hampshire are being reminded using a mobile phone whilst driving is unacceptable. Between January and December 2011, more than five thousand and eight hundred people people were caught using a handheld device at the wheel in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
The Newbury-based telecoms giant Vodafone is set to become the UK's second biggest telecoms operator after it agreed to buy Cable & Wireless Worldwide for £1.04 billion.
The firm will be second largest in the industry in the UK once the deal is completed. The largest being BT.
The company offered 38p a share for Cable & Wireless Worldwide, a 92% premium to the closing price on the day before the talks were unveiled.
– Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone Group
"The acquisition of Cable & Wireless Worldwide creates a leading integrated player in the enterprise segment of the UK communications market and brings attractive cost savings to our UK and international operations."