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The new J100 Sony Ericsson handset

Link: Sony Ericsson widens its entry level portfolio with the stylish compact J100 | Sony Ericsson. Sony Ericsson continues to expand its range of entry level phones with the J100, a phone that is extremely intuitive and affordable, making it ideal for everyday communications. This is the first time I’ve seen a picture of the […]

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Hay Systems (HSL) calls for market to reduce SMS termination charges

Link: HSL News Release. HSL (Hay Systems Ltd), the leading, reputable provider of reliable SMS gateway services, is today making a call for change in how Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) price SMS termination services for SMS messages sent to their respective mobile subscribers. Won’t somebody please think about the consumer!  By all means look at […]

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Nokia 6102/6101 audio (voice) messaging between phones

Link: ABC News: Nokia 6102/6101. The 6102 also has two features soon to be common on all new Nokia phones. One is audio messaging—a hybrid of MMS and voice recording. When you send an "audio message" between two Nokia phones, a window pops up that lets you play it immediately (on other phones it appears […]

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CDMA vs GSM, oh and WCDMA…. where is the future?

Link: They’re at it again: High-speed battle of the mobile networks – Technology – International Herald Tribune. This time, the competition is not as clear-cut as the Europe-vs.-U.S., GSM-vs.-CDMA conflict of the 1980s and early 1990s. While the rivalry is still between the third-generation successors to GSM and to CDMA, the commercial interests behind both […]

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3g doomed? ;-) IHT discussion piece

Link: How many more false starts for 3G before takeoff? – Technology – International Herald Tribune. They spent billions more advertising new services like video calling, video downloads and ultrafast Internet access. They hyped it, they built it, they advertised it, but where are the clients? Interesting discussion piece.

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.mobi mobile domain name on its way…

Link: 160Characters Association. Rollout plans for the dotmobi domain name have been announced with the early sunrise registration period starting in June this year. Arrgh I just can’t stand that name ‘.mobi’!  Why not .mob?  Mobi?  I keep thinking Carphone Warehouse "Mowbli". If we’re going to go with .mobi why don’t we just stick on […]

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HOT: Voipstunt?

I was just having a look at Alfie’s blog and came across this blog post: VOIPSTUNT: errr. Hang about, so this gives me *free* calls to any landline in 37 countries, *and* I get a free VOIP in number? Ok, this I have to try. More later. The site he’s referencing is  I’ll give […]

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Text your mates for free with Juize (in the UK)

Got this from my younger brother – it’s apparently doing the rounds with his friends. Link: juize – Now everyone can text for free. We’d like to give you a simple piece of software for your mobile phone. It will let you send text messages to your friends’ mobiles for free* And you don’t need […]

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The Orange/BBC content deal

There’s more details about the jsut announced Orange/BBC content deal on VNU’s site: Customers subscribing to Orange World will pay £3.50 for a ‘real-tone’ taken from one of the BBC shows, £2.50 for a ‘wallpaper’ image, and 75p to £1 for a video clip. Well at least it’s not £3.50 for a video clip.  75p-£1.00 […]

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I go through phases with SMS and calling.  Sometimes I think it’s more effective to text, because that gives the other person time to finish doing what’s important and call me later.  That’s when I’m in the "phone calling is interuptive" frame of mind.  Other times I feel a call is much more efficient than […]

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