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Virgin’s going cheap

Virgin Mobile is launching today (9th Feb 2009) a tarrif for £8.50 per month which includes a phone, 100 minutes and 100 texts. Internet costs extra at 30p per day (so that’s about £9 per month extra if used every day). The phones available are the Samsung G600 and the LG KC550 which both have […]

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Stephen Fry tops Twitter (well almost)

Stephen Fry now over 100,000 followers, only out ranked by Obama himelf. Kevin Rose seemed quite upset when Mr Fry overtook him (in a past Diggnation broadcast), well now Mr Fry has swept away and jumped several places ahead. It shows his popularity when he’s only beaten by the President of the United States, it […]

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Google makes book mobile

Google has launched its mobile books service whereby the 1.5m books that it has scanned are available to mobile users as well as traditional desktop users. Google hopes to fight of Amazon’s Kindle which has sold 1/2m to date (Sprint estimates from users downloading books). Amazon is expected to launch the Kindle v2 later this […]

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Nokia releases SMS cleaner

Nokia has released a program that will clear a s60 phone that has been infected with the specially crafted SMS message. Once installed the system will ask permission to run the program, it will then do its stuff and de-install. The phone will then reboot in a clean state. Maybe SonyEricsson will release a version […]

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Google Maps know where you are

Google has just released Latitude their update to Google Maps that allows you to know where your friends are. You can get the software for Blackberry, S60 and Windows Mobile. Android is expected to launch in a few day and an iPhone version as part as Google Mobile App at some point. To download just […]

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Betavine gives away £20,000

Betavine (which is run by Vodafone as their “open” development site) held their 2 year party last week and pre-announced their Opera Widget competition which officially opened today. Any registered Betavine user (and it’s free to register) can enter. Widgets can be developed by teams, but entries will only be accepted from individuals, so it […]

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iPhones like Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg stated that 25m users are accessing Facebook via Facebook Mobile each month. The mobile user base has jumped to 15m. The are 1.64m iPhone users accessing the site, closely followed by 1.56m Blackberry users. Another 1m come in from other sources (these are only accesses from officially sanction Facebook Mobile clients or through […]

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4 Total Hotspots after 72 hours

Well the Total Hotspots application which is a customised version of the Rummble iPhone app has jumped to position 4 in the Utility section of the App Store (for paid apps) in just 72 hours. The app was launched last Fri and appeared on the Gadget show on C5. Total Hotspots located free and paid […]

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Flash for iPhone – not imminent

Though Adobe announced they were working on Flash for the iPhone in Oct 2008, they’ve admitted it’s not that easy and it will still take quite a while. So don’t expect Flash on the iPhone anytime soon.

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Vodafone needs to use Voodoo to boost sales of Blackberry Storm – UPDATED

We’ve modified this piece after feedback from Vodafone. Old Story: Vodafone initially saw the Blackberry Storm storm off the shelves at the rate of 20,000 per week, but that’s now dropped to around 6,000. Initially touted at a consumer phone Vodafone want to position it in the SME arena and are training staff to better […]

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Last.fm available on Android

Last.fm have released a mobile client for Android allowing users to stream their music choices. However it’s meant to show the deficiency of the G1 as a music player. Last.fm is owned by CBS.

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Ofcom overruled by Competition Commission

Ofcom was planning to reduce the termination charges of the UK MNOs to 5.1p per minute by 2010/2011. Now the Competition Commission have ruled the termination rate should be 4p (apart from 3 the 5th 3G operator who gets to chatge 4.4p). The Competition Appeal Tribunal passed the complaint to the Competition Commission after 3 […]