Archive | Devices

Almost every team member has at least 3 primary mobile handsets! In this category, we profile devices and related wireless infrastructure.

Nokia 8800 Featured Image

Classic Handsets: the Nokia 8800

As part of our classic handsets series, this week we’re taking a look at the old school Nokia 8800, a device that was widely praised at the time of its release for its luxury appearance and premium quality feel. The phone itself was originally available back in 2005, when 3G had only just become mainstream in […]

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Philips Hue Bulbs

Critical Kit: Philips Hue connected lightbulbs

As part of our Critical Kit series, this week we’re taking a short but enlightening look at the Philips Hue connected lightbulbs. While it could argue that they’re not exactly critical, the innovative and popular smart bulbs have certainly struck a chord with consumers. How does this relate to anything mobile? The Hue range basically comes into its own when […]

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Motorola StarTAC Featured Image

Classic handsets: the Motorola StarTAC

In the latest of our series looking back at some of the classic mobile phones throughout the last few decades, we examine the phenomenon that was the Motorola StarTAC. Motorola StarTAC was the sexiest phone of its time In the mid 1990’s, before mobile phones had really become mainstream, the most popular devices back then were […]

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Capacitive Touchscreen Principles

The origin and history of the touchscreen

It’s almost impossible to believe that only a few decades ago, touchscreen technology was the domain of science fiction movies. Now it’s almost impossible to imagine life without them – as they are a key part of every smartphone and tablet and literally just about everywhere – homes, cars, planes, and restaurants to name but a few. However, it […]

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Classic handsets: the Motorola RAZR V3

For our classic handset series, we’re taking a brief trip down memory lane to examine the rather puzzling success of the Motorola RAZR – the ultra-thin (for the time) flip-phone that at one time, back in the mid-2000’s, was actually one of the most fashionable and hip phones. Bear in mind that despite featuring in our classic handset series, […]

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Apple Watch Health Apps

So, who got an Apple Watch this morning?

My social channels are filled with shots of shiny new Apple Watches on very proud wrists. Sadly, I had no signal for 30-40 minutes on the pre-order morning and missed Apple’s artificial deadline to get the device today. 😉 I have to say that the photos I am seeing are showing off the Watch in […]

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Xiaomi Mi Note

The best smartphone you’ve never heard of – Xiaomi’s Mi Note

The smartphone industry undergoes huge changes every few years, and even one-time giants have sadly been dethroned: Sony has almost given up on smartphones, HTC is struggling, and Nokia, once the largest phone manufacturer in the world, exited the business last year. But against all the odds, there are several innovative young companies that have beaten the odds and achieved […]

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Anker Astro Mini

Critical Kit: Anker Astro Mini ultra-compact power bank

In this edition of our Critical Kit series, we take a quick look at an essential mobile accessory that anyone who owns a smartphone should find immensely useful – an external battery pack to charge your phone and get you through the day when you’re precariously low on juice. Can you last all day without a recharge? There’s nothing worse than your phone’s […]

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Apple Watch on Display

Wearables Wednesday: anticipating the Apple Watch

It’s Wearables Wednesday again, and once more, it’s unfortunately almost impossible this month without mentioning the elephant in the room – the Apple Watch. So once again we have succumbed to the temptation to add to the countless thousands of pages written about Apple’s newest device. And with only 9 days until the watch ships (preorders started on Friday, 10th April), let’s examine […]

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Smartwatch and Phone

The wearables boom is all about the wrist

A boom in wearables? Since the tablet market has decline somewhat in recent years, many people have predicted wearables to be the net big thing in the technology and mobile industry. With the Apple Watch about to go on sale today, all the signs are pointing to a growing market and increased interest among consumers. […]

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