Author Archive | Ewan


Virgin Media launches IMO Smartphones in UK

I think this is worth writing about – it’s the first time I’ve seen anyone refer to ‘pocket money smartphones’ – but that’s exactly what Virgin Media are doing, together with new London-based smartphone brand, IMO (In My Opinion). IMO is a new smartphone and mobile device brand from Verve Connect, an energetic UK company that integrates […]

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Huawei & Daydream

  We have an exciting press release for you today from Huawei, the leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, who are one of the first to support Daydream, Google’s Platform for High Performance Mobile Virtual Reality.  Devices will be on sale by the end of the year.  How cool is that? Have a […]

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Exclusive: Banking apps aren’t killing the banks

We’ve just had the results of the latest survey from our friends at One Point Global that we are keen to share with you. The purpose of the survey was to find out if people had stopped visiting bank branches.  Considering the growth in mobile banking and predictions that mobile banking will have overtaken all […]

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Mobile Photo Bill Pay 1

Paying bills should be as easy as taking a photo

Just getting in touch with some mobile payment news from IT services company Virtusa.  They’ve recently launched an app that enables customers to pay a bill simply by taking a photo – love it! Recent research from the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) found that bank branch use is falling by 6% as customers embrace digital advances. […]

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Gavin Ray of ip.access

Retailers need to focus on retail technology to drive footfall

Today’s post is an interesting viewpoint from Gavin Ray, SVP of products and marketing at ip.access, on how retailers are embroiled in a ‘retail arms race’ – battling for in-store footfall. Gavin’s view is that the high street is still alive and kicking, despite popular conceptions that the high street is ‘dead’, but he warns that […]

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The Smartphone Obsession in Marketing, Part 1

The Smartphone Obsession Here’s Part 1 of the Smartphone Obsession Series that I’m producing thanks to the support of mobile messaging giant, OpenMarket. In this first episode, I talked with Alex Meisl, Chairman at mobile marketing specialists, Sponge Group. Alex is also joint-Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association so I thought it would be fascinating […]

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T-Mobile UK and the iPhone 4: Finally

Stuart over at Pocket-Lint has published an exclusive post detailing what he reckons is T-Mobile UK’s iPhone 4 pricing. He points out that the news isn’t yet confirmed from T-Mobile but that his source has been reliable in the past. Head over to his post to read all the pricing details. If true, it’s not […]

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Meffys 2010 Awards: Layar, Novatel, Shazam, Flirtomatic

It’s time for another round of videos from last week’s Meffys 2010 Awards. The Best Mobile Connected Device award went to Novatel‘s MiFi Intelligent Hotspot: Download M4V Video | Subscribe to Podcast | Embed video The Best Music Service award went to Shazam: Download M4V Video | Subscribe to Podcast | Embed video The Best […]

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Samsung Bada: $2.7m cash prizes for developers

Now then, if you’re a developer and you’re after an opportunity to a) show off your skills and b) make a bit of money, do take a look at the Samsung Bada Developer Challenge. There’s a whopping 2.7 million dollars of cash waiting for you. The winning application (‘the champion’) will get $300,000. First prize […]

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Samsung Bada: Is it impressing developers?

I am sat amongst the creme of the UK’s mobile developer talent. There is a significant amount of beards in evidence so I know I’m amongst the developer elite. Right now, there’s a chap up on stage walking through the CustomListItem(); procedure and how that corresponds to a UI list item. This isn’t for the […]

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