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How Microsoft Got its Groove Back(?)

So everyone is talking about the news from Barcelona: Microsoft is flirting with relevance again in the mobile space. How? By burning the house down, throwing the baby out with the bath-water or any other cliche that describes them abandoning their ancient, god-awful legacy-ware that was Windows Mobile. Although the ‘Softies are keeping WinMo 6.x […]

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The iPad is nothing but an oversized iPhone–now where does the line form to buy one?

Yes, it has a cringe-worthy name. Yes it’s a closed development environment. Yes it’s $500 I don’t NEED to spend. Yes it is highly derivative of the iPhone. Yes it has a huge bezel. Yes it’s on AT&T’s shameful excuse for a network. And yes, I want–nay–must have one. I will now address each potential […]

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App Review (iPhone) — Shoeboxed, a stonking way to manage receipts

I have been meaning to try the Shoeboxed app for the iPhone, and a recent business trip to New York was the perfect opportunity. The idea behind Shoeboxed is solid, it is definitely a utilitarian app that aims to make your life easier. Rather than having to keep and then transcribe your receipts, all you […]

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What the Droid and the Zune Have in Common

Remember back when the iPod was the coolest thing around? The phrase “iPod Killer” is something seemingly every personal media player (PMP) that came out, was at some point, deemed to be. It turns out, the only thing that ever ended up killing the iPod was the iPhone. One cool, lustful Apple device over another. […]

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Funambol Acquires Zapatec (OMS)

Funambol (previously covered by Ewan here) is kicking off the OMS show with some early news. Later today, Funambol will announce its acquisition of Zapatec, a provider of AJAX Web 2.0 solutions (not a prescription heartburn medication as you might glean from first glance at their website). The full info is in the release below. I’ll […]

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Preview – MIR at Open Mobile Summit

Ahoy! I’m heading out to the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco tomorrow. Have a look at the agenda and tell me, dear MIR readers, whom should I make sure I talk to? I’ll probably write up a post at the end of the day tomorrow, and I plan do be doing some real-time updates on […]

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Killer Androids Attack Redmond

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece about CTIA in which I said that Android could be the next Windows Mobile. Obviously, this story was read by Saul Hansell of the New York Times (although he did not comment on the post), because today he published an article in the Times saying pretty […]

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Why the Nokia N900 is No Better Than an HTC Mogul — Updated

The original stylus was a crude hunting and gathering tool used by Neanderthals. A million years later, little has changed.

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CTIA Fall 2009 — Android’s Coming Out Party

The Fall CTIA is always the red-headed step child of the two CTIAs. At least they usually happen in San Francisco, the new center of the mobile universe, but this year, the Fall CTIA was in San Diego, and of the two CTIAs it was more like the red-headed step child with 11 toes. Attendance was […]

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MIR hands-on with the Motorola CLIQ launch in San Francisco

Our very own Michael Selvidge — our man in San Francisco — was at the Motorola Android event last week. He’s filed this piece and a Youtube video (made on his still-glistening iPhone 3GS) for us. Over to you, Michael! – Ewan I had the chance to check out the new hotness from Motorola yesterday […]