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John Sculley’s Obi Worldphone MV1 is on the way

I’m looking forward to receiving a review handset from the team at Obi Worldphone. This is the company co-founded by John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple. If you recall, he gave up selling sugared water to join Apple at a momentous time for the company and the personal computer industry. (A quick look at […]

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Monthly roundup: 5 things you may have missed this month

The end of the month is upon us once more, and as usual a lot has happened in the mobile industry during May. Here’s our brief roundup of five newsworthy stories that you may have missed. Project Ara modular phone launched date set for 2017 In the past year, Google’s Project Ara modular phone seems to have almost disappeared from […]

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Huawei & Daydream

  We have an exciting press release for you today from Huawei, the leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, who are one of the first to support Daydream, Google’s Platform for High Performance Mobile Virtual Reality.  Devices will be on sale by the end of the year.  How cool is that? Have a […]

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How will virtual reality influence mobile gaming?

  Mobile gaming is a highly lucrative market that has an ever increasing number of users. As mobile technology has developed rapidly, the popularity of mobile gaming has soared. Now, online casinos are enjoying greater success than their land-based counterparts while mobile is also home to a wide variety of other apps that attract audiences to gaming. But with new technology such as virtual reality on the horizon, will mobile gaming soon become a thing of the […]

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News: mobile roaming charges cut across the EU from today

From today, UK consumers who use their mobiles across Europe should see a reduction in their bills. The good news is that further price reductions when roaming are planned in all European Union countries from June next year, at which time all such charges will be abolished. For the moment however, there is an immediate cap on how much surcharge operators can […]

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News: by 2017 all phones sold in India will have a “panic button”

This week the Indian government announced that from January 1st next year, all new phones sold in the country must include some form of “panic button” aimed at improving women’s security. Furthermore, all phones will need to come equipped with GPS by January 2018, allowing the owner’s location to be accurately determined when the panic button is activated. Many of today’s […]

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News: BBC to overhaul mobile news strategy

The BBC has appointed James Harding, the former Times editor, to revamp its news, mobile and online offerings in an overhaul to the division that will suffer cuts of £80 million over the next 6 years. The organisation has created a new “controller” role for mobile and online content with James Harding at the helm, who will implement so-called […]

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Karma Wi-Fi is giving Pulse Go users a free month of mobile data, offer ends Friday 8th April

If you’re not familiar with Karma, it’s basically a tiny Wi-Fi device (called the Karma Go) that turns a cellular signal into your own personal hotspot, along with a selection of flexible payment options; Pulse is the pay monthly option with 5 GB, 10 GB and 20 GB data tiers, and Refuel is the pay-as-you-go option with a GB costing around $14. If […]

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