Losing or having a mobile phone stolen can be frustrating and inconvenient but often the real loss is the numbers stored inside.
While some more careful users will have made a computer or paper record of the data, many are totally reliant on their phone as their contact book.

An Irish invention, dreamed up after a visit to the pub resulted in a stolen mobile, will come as welcome relief to anyone who has lost their precious mobile information.

Two Irish businessmen have filed a patent on an intelligent mobile phone charger, which downloads all data from the mobile phone while it is charging.