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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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SMS helps Police deal with harassment easily

Australian Police are making good use of the SMS medium for dealing with harassment cases as this article from The Standard shows. Chief Inspector Robinson said SMS offences made prosecution easy for police. “We straight away have the words of wisdom sent,” he said “It’s like convicting yourself. “It’s as silly as assaulting someone in […]

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Qtags – the quick way to remember by SMS

I’ve been enjoying the Qtag ( blog for a few weeks now. I like their product concept.  As a bit of a geek, I do shy away from what they offer. I like the idea of companies having their own shortcode and infrastructure. However the reality is that it’s a bit of an arse and […]

Continue Reading · 2’s Valentine Competition

Now and again it’s wicked to connect with the best and the brightest in the industry.  I was doing just that this evening with Alfie Dennen of  He was discussing how excited he is to be working with Sony Ericsson — they’re sponsoring the Moblog Valentine Competition.  To enter, you simply have to send […]

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Bubblemail Voicemail to Text service

Quite like this — Bubbletalk effectively does text-to-voicemail.  Well, actually, voicemail to text.  You phone up, record your message, then the recipient gets a text telling them to go and listen to the voicemail.  Smart.  I could see this being used.  Link: Here

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Text your leader

PRAGUE, Jan 30 (CTK) – An appeal circulating among the people that they should send SMS messages to President Vaclav Klaus advising him whether he should sign a bill on registered partnership is a fraudulent initiative, though several dozen people have risen to the bait, Prima TV said today. If you’re getting hundreds of thousands […]

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BuddyPing client arrives

I’ve been waiting for this for a while!   Check out location-based-social-networking service Buddyping here: .. register (it’s quick and simple) and take a look!

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ICSTIS Calls Halt to 0871 Txt and Chat

So, what a difference.  You have the Chinese mobile phone companies fining companies hundreds of thousands of dollars for publishing misleading ads. Welcome to the UK where we effectively encourage it!  Mike at has just posted this piece saying that ICSTIS, the UK regulator, has just issured an immediate halt to service providers abusing […]

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Get your Teknick Games via SMS

Teknik Digital Arts has unleashed two new games, Fear Factor DELIrium and The Phil Mickelson Golf Game on Teknik’s new SMS distribution system. Available to Cingular customers in the US, users can order the game via SMS and the purchase gets added to their next bill from Cingular. More: Here

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SMS prayer reminders

MUSLIMS in Malaysia will be able to receive personal reminders to conduct daily prayers (solat) soon. The reminder, which will be sent via short messaging system (SMS), will be available from today. The solat reminder service, made available by Connection Fidelity Sdn Bhd, a mobile data company specialising in short messaging service and multimedia content, […]

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