Mobile Industry Review Show – Week 39


Hello, hello!

We are most definitely BACK this week — back in London after the international shows we’ve been publishing over the last two weeks. The team is in one place. In fact they’re positively beaming with excitement.

In this week’s show:

– We visit the LG Renoir launch and take a look at the handset ( 00:27 )
– We talk to some LG chaps about the Renoir ( 09:23 )
– We chat to some other bloggers at the LG event ( 12:09 )
– We head to Helsinki to hear Rafe Blandford discuss the Samsung Innov8
(The S60 Samsung handset) ( 16:10 )
– James Whatley flies to Las Vegas and brings us his view of the Nokia E71 ( 13:52 )
– We preview the G1 Google Phone (we’re seeing that this coming Wednesday) ( 22:18 )
– And, of course, we’ve got *FREE STUFF*. Lots of free stuff. ( 28:02 )

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43 Responses to Mobile Industry Review Show – Week 39

  1. phoneboy September 29, 2008 at 3:44 am #

    First post! Not that it means anything… but it's nice to see you chaps all back in the same place.

  2. smstextnews September 29, 2008 at 3:58 am #

    I think it means you get first dibs on the type of branded USB stick you
    qualify for 😉

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  3. Rafe September 29, 2008 at 4:22 am #

    Thanks to James for catching me just before the airport trip. Wasn't firing on all cylinders!

  4. smstextnews September 29, 2008 at 4:35 am #

    I really enjoyed your piece, Rafe!

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  5. mostlythis September 29, 2008 at 4:38 am #

    good to see websitemashups! 🙂

  6. Tarah Price September 29, 2008 at 4:52 am #

    Hey guys
    Great show as ever.
    Even as a lowly normob, god help me I think I might be learning stuff from watching!
    Keep up the good work , would love the Flip too if at all possible 😀
    cheers
    Tarah x

  7. David Carrington September 29, 2008 at 5:14 am #

    Everyone's back – Hooray! The handset reviews were great and the video feels a lot more fun to watch than last week.

  8. Mark Thomas September 29, 2008 at 5:51 am #

    im not a lady but would like the flip for a lady i know…! 😀

  9. Kip Hakes September 29, 2008 at 6:16 am #

    Yay! It's good you're all back – been strange having rather 'Bitty' (not the Little Britain type) shows of late.

    K

  10. TerenceEden September 29, 2008 at 7:30 am #

    Good stuff. Video calling while driving? Looks like a perfect loophole to me. No danger there whatsoever….

    Oh – I WANT TO WIN FREE TAT!

    Yours faithfully,

    T

  11. mrrad September 29, 2008 at 7:59 am #

    this show gets funnier and funnier. good work 🙂

  12. ceanth September 29, 2008 at 8:16 am #

    First time viewer here. Very nice show, i randomly stumbled across it. I will be sure to add this site to my RSS feeds.

    Keep up the good work 🙂

  13. smstextnews September 29, 2008 at 8:19 am #

    Thank you Ceanth!

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  14. babernath September 29, 2008 at 8:57 am #

    Commenting to be a freeloader and win free stuff! Great show and nice video call. Enjoyable each week.

  15. ocifant September 29, 2008 at 9:19 am #

    No Ben's FACTs this week? I feel cheated! Send me crap…

  16. Ben Smith September 29, 2008 at 10:18 am #

    They were too poor to survive the edit… 🙂 Must try harder!

  17. DanLane September 29, 2008 at 10:23 am #

    Those annoying anti-piracy adverts have penetrated Ocifant's brain so much that he has to capitalise FACT every time he types it!

    Ben did record some brief facts about Lincoln's Inn Fields but I guess it hit the cutting room floor 🙁

  18. smstextnews September 29, 2008 at 10:29 am #

    We were going over 33 minutes…..

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  19. hollandc September 29, 2008 at 12:41 pm #

    wow what a great show ,how have i never seen this site befor i don't know but i'll definatley be bookmarking it for furure visit's.
    i still are not convinced by the innov8 it just does'nt seem to offer anything more than an 8mp camera.
    I'm just curious will you guy's bbe at the unveiling of the nokia 5800/tube ? that will be fun seeing what it as to offer

  20. Ricky Chotai September 29, 2008 at 2:14 pm #

    Great show, but James which handset did you prefer out of the new LG and the Samsung? I would love to know your thoughts!
    The question goes out to the others as well if they have played with both the phones!

  21. Ben Smith September 29, 2008 at 3:42 pm #

    Thanks!

    I don't think the 5800 release is official yet, but we'll be on the case for invites as/when. I stand by my comments the other day though that Nokia see this just as a music (smart-ish) phone so it'll be pretty disappointing when lined up against the G1s and iPhones….

  22. edgar1013 September 29, 2008 at 9:38 pm #

    that video call was awesome! it was the first one for me.
    really enjoy all your shows! hint hint.. i need one of those freebies!

  23. ocifant September 30, 2008 at 1:58 am #

    Hey! I just type it like I hear Ben say it 🙂

  24. James Whatley September 30, 2008 at 2:17 am #

    Hehehe – Glad you enjoyed it!

    They made me feel SO BAD for missing the show.. Happy to see the 'feature' was well-received

    🙂

  25. James Whatley September 30, 2008 at 2:18 am #

    Honestly? I think I preferred the Samsung.

    Jsut felt a bit more durable. There's a bit that was cut from the LG launch where I rant about the E71 seeming a lot more sturdier by way of comparison to the LG. The Renoir felt like a model phone that you might find on the shelf in a P4U.

    The LG Secret actually feels much nicer to hold and use.

  26. James Whatley September 30, 2008 at 2:19 am #

    I have to agree with Ben on this one – I think the expectations around the Nokia 'Tube' are far too high…

  27. Ben Smith September 30, 2008 at 4:18 am #

    Mark,

    I hear you 🙂

    Ben

  28. Ben Smith September 30, 2008 at 4:26 am #

    Ocifant,

    OK – this week's facts… we were in Lincoln's Inn Fields in the last segment – the largest open square in the UK (apparently) and modeled on central park in New York, although it's been there since the 1700s. It's named after the adjacent 'Lincolns Inn' one of the 4 Inns in London where barristers are called to the Bar and is often confused with the slightly more attractive (IMO), but private, gardens there.

    B.

  29. ocifant September 30, 2008 at 4:37 am #

    Thanks Ben 🙂

    Also,a few years ago, it was home to a large 'cardboard city' of homeless and was largely a no-go area at night.

    Not many people know that 😉

  30. Ben Smith September 30, 2008 at 7:05 am #

    I certainly didn't!

  31. Chris at LG September 30, 2008 at 11:22 am #

    Hey guys – great video, was a nice night seeing you all. Also – I really need a haircut!

    Chris

  32. hollandc September 30, 2008 at 2:08 pm #

    yep you maybe right but i'm more intrested in the technology they are using so i can get an idea of what nokia's upmarket touch phones will be like in the future
    i think we need to wait and see before we totally rule it out

  33. Ely October 1, 2008 at 5:11 am #

    Hey Excellent shows I’m a first time watcher I want everything you guys reviewed they all look so cool but listen is video calling available in the us and if yes then what are the requirements I saw you guys were using a nokia n82 so yea well anyway the show rocks and so does Free stuff so pick me please with a cherry on top i’ll ttyl

    Peace!

    Ely Aka TheCoolDude1230 on youtube/ twitter and other internet services

  34. TheCoolDude1230 October 1, 2008 at 12:13 am #

    Hey Excellent shows I'm a first time watcher I want everything you guys reviewed they all look so cool but listen is video calling available in the us and if yes then what are the requirements I saw you guys were using a nokia n82 so yea well anyway the show rocks and so does Free stuff so pick me please with a cherry on top i'll ttyl

    Peace!

    Ely Aka TheCoolDude1230 on youtube/ twitter and other internet services

  35. James Whatley October 1, 2008 at 3:17 am #

    Hey Ely,

    I'm not sure if video calling is available in the US. Knowing the market as I do it'd probably be a carrier specific feature so you'd probably be better off asking your provider. One thing I can tell you is that you definitely need a 3G signal (something which has only been recently rolled out across the States), and again – you'd probably have to check with your carrier.

    Ben called me on his N82, I picked up on my N95 8GB.

    FYI

    ..and glad you liked the feature!

  36. SD October 3, 2008 at 8:51 am #

    Not getting the vids in iTunes anymore 🙁
    Are the feeds ok for anyone else?

  37. smstextnews October 3, 2008 at 8:54 am #

    Fixed them properly last night!

  38. phoneboy October 5, 2008 at 2:30 am #

    Hm… you had a metric ton of stuff there. I liked that video camera
    thingie you had. Maybe it's something my wife can use. 🙂

  39. phoneboy October 5, 2008 at 3:30 am #

    Hm… you had a metric ton of stuff there. I liked that video camera
    thingie you had. Maybe it's something my wife can use. 🙂

  40. phoneboy October 5, 2008 at 8:30 am #

    Hm… you had a metric ton of stuff there. I liked that video camera
    thingie you had. Maybe it's something my wife can use. 🙂

  41. Dual Sim Mobile Phone November 2, 2009 at 6:09 pm #

    nice

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