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Friday homework

A little task for all you avid readers … I need some advice. I’m just about to leave my current phone contract and I need some advice about what I should do next. I’ve currently got an E61 on Nokia and it’s being paid for by work, I’ll be paying for the new contract myself, […]

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Mobile phones and cancer – the debate goes on

There was an interesting and upsetting story from The Telegraph yesterday about a community in the West Midlands (the area around Birmingham in the UK), that claims that a phone mast has cause 14 people to die of cancer and 20 others to have contracted the disease. Firstly, it is obviously very upsetting to hear […]

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Top Gear game on your mobile

The BBC has announced that together with Gameloft they will be creating a mobile game of the well-known UK TV programme Top Gear. There’s no date been given for the release of the game – just “later in the year”, but when it does come out players will be able to: “race a power lap […]

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Louis Vuitton guides you through China

It looks like July 4th is going to be a big day. As well as the Mobile 2.0 Europe Conference Louis Vuitton is launching audio guides for three Chinese cities – Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. It is being powered by Clicmobile and they say: “Louis Vuitton offers a perfectly synchronised audio journey in which […]

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Rumour – new Orange data plan?

After Ewan’s rants about Orange and its stupid data plans here, here and here, we’ve had a tip from a reader to say that Orange are looking to introduce new data plans to rival Vodafone’s. Anyone able to confirm this?

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Two free tickets to Mobile 2.0 Europe

So what’s important about July 4th – well it’s American Independence Day of course; it’s *ahem* the day before my birthday and … it’s also the Mobile 2.0 Europe Conference. They’ve got a pretty packed conference with some great speakers and some interesting panels. You can see the full finalised agenda here, but it includes […]

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Mobile TV – Hit and Miss

An interesting survey from QuickPlay Media has revealed that while 41% of consumers have watched TV or video on their phones, 44% do not even know if their operator offers mobile TV. So pretty impressive penetration rates and also a shocking lack of awareness. So which is it – is mobile TV a Hit or […]

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Ad-funded recording studio on your phone

So it looks like yet another form of mobile advertising is hitting the streets. This time the ad is played ahead of you singing your next Number 1 hit down your phone and having the clever guys and gals at WeMix.com record it for you. The application is called MyVox and it is being launched […]

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Verizon and LG launch phone and headset combo

The phone is called the LG Decoy and it is a slider phone that has a built in Bluetooth headset. Pretty nifty. The press release doesn’t say, but I’m assuming that there will be a holster designed specifically for it too. Actually this is quite interesting and certainly seems to be an interesting development from […]

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Trials and tribulations of the iPhone

I was sat on the train this morning next to a guy conspiuously using his iPhone (you know, “look at me … I’ve got an iPhone”). So it made me laugh when I heard him say: “Sorry about that mate, it’s the trouble with touchscreen, I was just wiping some dust away and I cut […]

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I’ve got the keys …

… to SMS Text News Towers. While Ewan’s away sunning himself busy working (as you can see here), he’s foolishly given me the keys to SMS Text News Towers. So that means that your favourite blog on mobile related issues is in my hands for the next couple of weeks (actually, I think he just […]