Author Archive | James Whatley


Vodafone + BT Openzone = Umm?

I am a Vodafone customer. Three SIMs: one mobile phone, and two iPads. The latter (apparently) come with BT Openzone access as standard (look, it says it on the website). They’re all registered to the same account and therefore, when I’m in a 2G area or, better yet, out and about with my laptop, and […]

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Homeless Hotspots: insulting or ingenious?

Editor’s note: this piece arrives a few days later than expected. Apologies dear readers, new iPaddery + poor scheduling/communication means it’s only just seeing the light of day… We hope you still enjoy! – James, over to you. Last week, while gliding through my Google Reader (thank you Reeder), I found this story from Read […]

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James Whatley on the importance of ecosystems

Whatley is back this week with his perspective on ecosystems — a word that’s increasingly being integrated into the marketing communications of almost every key player in the marketplace. Years back, an ecosystem meant having a few developers knock out some expensive and rather limited third-party apps. Nowadays the term has much wider connotations. Over […]

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The T-Mobile G1: The Whatley Response

Morning Folks, Happy New Year from yours truly and what not. I had a brief moment yesterday (while chilling out in front of my laptop) when I came across Ed Hodges’ MIR post covering his thoughts on the G1. Some of you may remember that back in November, Ed himself was there when I first […]

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Nokia N97: The Whatley POV

So, the Nokia N97 eh? What do you think of THAT?! Me? Hmm… Well, you all know what I thought of the last Nseries I laid my hands on and so when it comes to the newly announced Nokia N97, I approached with a certain amount of trepidation… And my initial impressions? – I’m maybe […]

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The Nokia N96: Face the Task

If you buy a Nokia N96 you only have yourself to blame. Before we go on, please note – if you are new to this site – understand that Nokias are my thing. Resident expert if you will. This is my opinion and I give it freely to you, the lovely readers of Mobile Industry […]

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A tech evangelist’s perspective on the o2/CPW saga

Please note: The following is James Whatley’s personal opinion and not necessarily those of his employer, Spinvox. Hello folks, If you haven’t read Ben Jennings’ excellent post on his view of how to deal with the iPhone debacle, then go and do that now. This post is related. How? …I’ll tell you. It was with […]

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The Mobile Geek of Glastonbury – The Gadgets

Evening readers, Whatley here, writing this on my laptop en route to Pilton for the festival that is known as Glastonbury. As you know from my last post, the multitude of tools available to the modern day, festival going mobile geek really is quite something… So here, for your pleasure, is a quick rundown of […]

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