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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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Survey: MMS use still disappointing

VNU / Personal Computer World are running a story on In-Stat’s recent survey which found that less than a third of cameraphone owners share picture messages with friends. Full article: Here Now this survey blames poor picture quality, apparent slow network performance and the difficulty of actually sending pictures.  These are issues.  However it’s the […]

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TxtNation announces SMS credit card payment system

TelecomPaper reports that txtNation ( has developed its own SMS credit card payment system.  When I went to txtNation’s website to read their press release…….well, they just have a canned website, no news links or the like.  So I haven’t been able to read anything more (I’m not a TelecomPaper subscriber either).  I’ve just done […]

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Train tickets by SMS? Good idea or not?

Well I hope someone gets a system working.  It’s just an arse having to faff about with change to buy a piece of paper.  I’d like to buy my train tickets via mobile.  Well, I’d give it a go anyway… Mid-Day Metro has the viewpoints of four local residents in Mumbai, India: Here

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SMS messages integrated into book’s storyline

Cecelia Ahern is part of a literary school known as Post-Office Modernism. Her books revolve around letters and their modern equivalents, email and SMS. …So reports the Sydney Morning Herald in their brief book review of Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern.  To judge it by its cover, it looks very much like a chic-lit […]

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Text to find the nearest toilet/restroom

‘Toilet’ if you’re British.  ‘Restroom’ if you’re not. If you find yourself in Shanghai and you’re wondering where the nearest toilet facilities are, just make a call or send off a text to 962468.  You’ll get a response within 30 seconds (by voice) and 60 seconds (by text).  Real smart! More: Here

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Text messaging all the rage for both students and administrators Illinois School for the Deaf

Another deaf-related story!  This is what Kirklees Council need to be looking at when they’re only putting on temporary ‘test’ or trial services.  Clearly there’s a demand for SMS to be implemented as a standard communications medium alongside phone, fax, letter and email.  Here’s a bit of what the Northwest Indiana Times has to say […]

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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

I saw this on the 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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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 as a "total scam" in a blog posting.  He got the whole cease-and-desist treatment from’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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