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About Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

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Coming to a cellphone near you: Work

Link: Coming to a cellphone near you: Work – Technology – International Herald Tribune. Seventy-five percent of businesses surveyed recently by Forrester, the technology consulting firm, plan significant investments in mobile productivity technology in the next two years. The IHT here is running a general piece about how mobile email is set to become more […]

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Vodafone and Google

Link:Reuters Article. Britain’s Vodafone Group Plc, the world’s biggest mobile phone operator by sales, said on Tuesday it has signed a deal with Google to offer search capabilities on its Vodafone live! 3G service. Google are on the frontpage of T-mobile’s mobile home page already.  They’re apparently going to be a ‘few clicks’ from the […]

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Orange sim cards go from 64k –> 512mb

Link: TCMnet Article. Orange, M-Systems and Oberthur Card Systems today announce a partnership to launch the world’s first 512 megabyte high-density SIM Card. This SIM card will have 8000 times more memory than standard 64 kilobyte SIM cards. Finally I might be able to store my contacts on the sim, eh? 

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BT bans Google – a follow-up; your help needed

I’ve had quite a few emails this evening expressing disbelief about this blog I posted earlier ("Does BT have any clue whatsoever about Google?").  I wrote that a senior chap in BT told me words to the effect of: "Google Mail is a banned service at BT" (Ergo they he’d never managed to get a […]

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Unlimited calls coming?

Link: Telegraph | Money | Deal with Skype paves way for free mobile calls on the internet. City analysts warned yesterday that if 3’s Skype service proves successful, larger rivals such as Vodafone will come under more pressure to offer free internet calls themselves, and to cut prices further for traditional calls over their networks. […]

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Instant Messaging for everyone

Link: Mobile operators promise IM for all – Yahoo! News UK. Fifteen of the world’s largest mobile phone operators, includingOrange,T-Mobile andVodafone, have signed adeal to include common standards for instant messaging (IM) interoperability. The deal, which consists of 32 letters of intent, will see common IMprotocols shared between operators so that customers from their networks […]

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Mobile phones as sex toys

Link: globeandmail.com : Short-message sex. Instead of playing coy by promoting their technological innovations, cellphone makers have embraced what they call the "textual revolution" and are actively selling their short-message service (SMS) as a sex aid. Many cellphone companies have researched the market, and have been releasing their findings dressed up as Valentine’s Day trivia: […]

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The Sony Ericsson W950

Link: New Sony Ericson 3G Walkman Mobile Phone. A major addition to Sony Ericsson’s family of Walkman phones is announced today. The W950 is an ultra-slim, ultra-stylish, UMTS-enabled device with 4GB of onboard storage complete with touch screen for simple navigation through music genres, playlists, individual songs or music albums. They’re really innovating quickly aren’t […]

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Does BT have any clue whatsoever about Google?

I was chatting a chap yesterday who is very high up in the operational/strategy part of British Telecom.  I was asking how they (or he) rated Google as competition, both in terms of fixed line (i.e. googletalk, broadband et al) and from a mobile / wireless perspective. I asked what the chap thought of Google’s […]

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Batelco launches wicked new SMS features

Link: Batelco launches SMS  services | Batelco. The exciting new offerings follow on from the recent introduction of SMS Groups and SMS Auto Reply which are both proving to be very popular with Batelco’s mobile customers. No wonder they’re proving to be popular.  What excellent innovation!  Check out more of the details via the link […]

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