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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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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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SMS and MMS toolbar launched by General Wireless

General Wireless today announced the launch of eMMS Toolbar, a toolbar that enables SMS and MMS to be sent easily from Internet Explorer to mobile phones. eMMS technology can also be integrated into other toolbars, meaning Google, Yahoo, Skype and others could all benefit. Well I’m a fan of anything that makes senting mms easier […]

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Texting over-used by College Coaches

Another basketball coach story!  If you’re a good basketball player and you’re thinking about going to college, chances are you are already drowning amidst the waves of text messages from college coaches trying to make sure you sign for them.  According to www.theslate.com, it’s getting a bit out of hand — so much so that […]

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BT suspends SMS Self Service trial

The Register has a story about BT having to suspend their BT SMS Self Service facility: The service – BT SMS Self Service – lets punters text BT to see when their phone bill was last paid or to find progress on a fault. BT began trialling the service last month as part of a […]

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HOT: Sony Ericsson backs Microsoft Activesync

VNUnet is carrying a story confirming Microsoft has managed to get Sony Ericsson to license the Exchange ActiveSync protocol to: ..Enable wireless synchronisation between Exchange Server 2003 and Sony Ericsson’s forthcoming P990 and M600 smartphones. I’ve marked this as hot because getting your contacts on to a Sony is extremely annoying.  Their proprietary stuff just […]

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Sony Ericsson M600 3g Phone

I was just admiring the new Sony Ericsson M600 3g phone as recently reviewed by the people at www.3g.co.uk here: http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/Feb2006/2564.htm 1.5cm thick?  Sony really are pumping out some super devices recently.  I’ve got the 700i one on ’3′ and it’s really very good.  In particular, I’ve always found the cameras to be superior compared […]

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Yahoo Go! — Ahh just can’t doooo it kapptannnn

I’ve been reading copious amounts of notes and reviews about the Yahoo Go! service.  I was very excited to hear about it at the recent CES show and I watched Terry Semel’s pitch.  I got very excited.  From what Terry and everyone else was describing, someone had finally done it: that is, knock the phone […]

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