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YotaPhone 2: an incredible dual-screen smartphone

How many times have you wished that your smartphone’s battery would last for more than a day of moderate use? A few Tweets, checking emails, browsing the web and using a a couple of apps is enough to drain your battery in next to no time. But Russian smartphone company Yota has just released the YotaPhone 2 which […]

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Is the BT and EE tie-up good for consumers?

By now, everyone who has been following the major news outlets will have heard that British Telecom has announced its plans to purchase UK mobile operator Everything Everywhere (EE) for a reported £12.5 billion. Confirmation of the strategic deal comes just months after BT was reportedly in talks to buy either O2 (owned by Spain’s Telefónica) or […]

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Britain’s top mobile startups to watch for 2015 — any suggestions?

Hi there we’re working on an upcoming feature about the top British mobile startups to watch for 2015. I’m hunting for hot mobile startup companies who are seed funded and now beginning to look for their first Series A investment. Have you any suggestions for companies to include in my list? I’m aiming to feature around 10 startups. […]

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Are you listening?

Have you been listening to the 361 Degrees podcast? I thought I should post a note to explain some of the updates that Roland has been making recently. I asked him to do a quick write-up of each podcast episode we publish over at 361podcast.com. The background is this: A good few years ago, I […]

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Internet of Things network launches in UK

Earlier this week it was announced that sites went live in ten cities around the UK for the Arqiva and SIGFOX Internet of Things (IoT) network. We’ve already written about how the Internet of Things will change everything, but the announcement highlights just how prevalent IoT is expected to become this decade as new devices, networks and standards have blossomed. Nationwide […]

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Who needs a landline telephone? 95% of UK households don’t

The home phone has had its day. The majority of UK households say they would not miss a landline telephone, preferring instead to use mobiles as their primary means of communication. The belief that a fixed line is essential is clearly an outdated idea. Landlines in business still have a place of course, and a physical line may be required for ADSL – but for […]

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5000 unique mobiles online – huge fragmentation

There are now more mobile devices online than ever before – tablets, smartphones, ‘phablets’ and everything in between. With the global appetite for mobile and 4G networks rising ever faster, it’s no surprise that the range of devices being used has increased enormously. Not only are handset manufacturers churning out new devices every month, but we are also starting to see the […]

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Nokia eyes a comeback with the N1 Android tablet

Nokia caused a stir this week with the revelation that it would return to the consumer hardware business with an all-new 7.9-inch Android tablet called the N1 which, it has to be said, bears a striking resemblance to Apple’s iPad Mini – even down to the milled aluminium, rounded corners, and the appearance of the volume buttons, speakers and […]

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4G networks in the UK – the state of play

With the rapid adoption of 4G networks across the world, people in the UK now have access to some of the fastest mobile download speeds on the planet. The move from 3G to so-called next generation networks (which netted the government £2.4 billion in the license auction) seemingly took forever and, despite differences in opinion about the term 4G, it’s undeniable that network speeds are […]

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Samsung mobile business continues to struggle

Samsung reports huge drop in profits Last week Samsung announced its latest financial results, and it was not a pretty picture at all. In fact, it was so bad that in its Q3 2014 earnings release, Samsung Electronics reported its operating profits were 4.06 trillion won (£2.4 billion) which was a 60% drop over the previous year, while its mobile […]

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