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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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Don’t text and drive

I think we all know that texting whilst apparently in control of a vehicle isn’t a good idea.  If ever there was a good illustration needed of how dangerous it can be, here it is: Texting Teen gets 9 days for hitting & killing cyclist

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Enter to win an LG U880 phone with 3g.co.uk

I saw this on the www.3g.co.uk newsletter:  They’re asking how 3G has helped you.  Fill in the competition form and you could be in the running.  I myself didn’t fill it in, because the best use I could think of was being able to sit in the pub with the laptop and be uploading and […]

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SMS.ac cease-and-desist’s Russel Beattie

I was having a look at this story on RCR Wireless News when I saw a name that I recognised:  Russell Beattie.  RCR reports that Russell allegedly described SMS.ac as a "total scam" in a blog posting.  He got the whole cease-and-desist treatment from SMS.ac’s legal representatives (documented here). For my own perspective, I felt […]

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Indian mobile operators banned from sending any sort of cricket update

I’m not sure how I feel about this story.  The Madras High Court on Tuesday restrained 18 major telecom service providers from sending Short Messaging Service (SMS) relating to scores, match alerts and updates of India-Pakistan One-Day International cricket matches. The court ruled that since the Pakistan Cricket Board has exclusively contracted Marksman Marketing Services […]

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Blackberry patent sorted in the UK & Germany

As a regular user of Blackberry technology I am pleased that the patent issues here in the UK and in Germany appear to be solved.  I’d be forced to fall back on my Windows Mobile donkey-slow imap email if I had to switch off the Blackberry. More: Here

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Yahoo Doesn’t Go! Data exchange is disabled

Still having an arse with Yahoo Go!  I typed the phrase: "Data exchange is disabled" into Google — this is the error message I’m getting.  Nothing.  Typed it into Yahoo.  Nothing.  And I do mean absolutely nothing. I found the tiny "help" link on the Yahoo Go pages and typed "data exchange is disabled" into […]

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Do politicians understand the mobile industry? No.

Just a quick answer there: No.  Politicians don’t have a clue about the power and abilities of the medium.  However, there’s a good article on the subject over at 160 Characters.  If you’re into politics and mobile in any way, it’s definitely worth a look: http://www.160characters.org/news.php?action=view&nid=1924

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The pizza is on SmartSMS Corp this week

SmartSMS Corp, a North American mobile marketing company, have just sold 100,000,000 shares to Newman Investments Ltd of Canada in return for a cool $3.5 million investment.  The CEO Gordon Lee commented: "These funds will allow Smart SMS Corp. to rapidly advance our business interests and build ‘monster’ SMS campaigns!" Congratulations!  www.smartsmscorp.com

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Shut down your stolen phone immediately by text message

Scenario: You’re in a restaurant having a wickedly good meal with a friend when you think, "ah, I better check my text messages," and reach for your pocket to get your phone.  It’s gone!  It’s not there.  Hmm.  You think it might have been that guy who was stretching a lot when he was sat […]

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