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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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French in Lebanon are connected by text

Daily Star Lebanon reports: French nationals in Lebanon have received warnings by SMS to refrain from heading to any demonstrations and to keep up-to-date on the developing political situation. According to the SMS, "French nationals are warned to keep themselves informed by any means they can on how the situation is developing and avoid at […]

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Alfie of comments on recent MMS survey

Gah I should have asked Alfie’s opinion earlier seeing as he is running!  Alfie has posted a comment to the article I published recently commenting on In-Stat’s recent MMS survey, reporting less than a third of cameraphone owners bothered using MMS.  Apart from price (obviously a key issue), Alfie comments: People need to be […]

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IceMobile’s VideoCall2TV service nominated in GSM Innovation Award

I got a note from Tim Krengel at Ice Mobile ( to say that they’ve been nominated as a finalist for the GSM Association’s Mobile Innovation Award.  Congratulations!  I think I’ve seen their stuff working a few times plus I particularly like the concept of VideoCall2Helpdesk too. Here’s the press release: GSM Association Nominates IceMobile […]

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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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