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Roundup of the month – 5 things you might have missed

“In the world of mobile, life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it”. Judging by my obvious fondness for the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the paraphrased quote seems appropriate for today’s mobile and tech industries. There’s rarely a day when a new mobile device or technological advancement doesn’t make the […]

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Samsung Tizen Z3 proves surprisingly popular

As you are probably aware, Samsung has been slowly improving its home-grown Tizen operating system over the past year or two, releasing a couple of affordable smartphones targeted at emerging markets like India and Bangladesh. The company’s latest device, the Z3, recently made it into GSMArena’s Top 10 Trending Phones of Week 46 rankings at number four, […]

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Nearly half of Xmas gift buyers will do it all online

Judging by the constant bombardment of Christmas adverts and shop windows already displaying their seasonal displays, you’ll no doubt already have started to think about that all-important activity this time of year – Christmas shopping. Whether you plan on visiting the high street stores or doing at least some of your present buying online, it seems that an increasing majority are buying […]

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Exclusive: Banking apps aren’t killing the banks

We’ve just had the results of the latest survey from our friends at One Point Global that we are keen to share with you. The purpose of the survey was to find out if people had stopped visiting bank branches.  Considering the growth in mobile banking and predictions that mobile banking will have overtaken all […]

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Sending Christmas parcels is a Doddle!

With only 6 weeks until Christmas, there’s plenty to do before the big day. Here at Mobile Industry Review we are busy collating our Top Tech Christmas Stocking ideas for a series of posts which we will be publishing over the next couple of weeks, with our top picks and reviews of cool gadgets; for […]

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Critical Kit: the BlackBerry PRIV

The latest smartphone from Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry, the Android-based PRIV, is now available from Carphone Warehouse from £49 per month with an upfront cost of £59.99, or £559.99 if you wish to buy it without a SIM. The PRIV is also available on BlackBerry’s site and is currently showing as available for preorder at £559.99. BlackBerry PRIV hits the […]

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The HTC One A9 smartphone launches this month

It hasn’t been a particularly great year for HTC so far, but can the company’s new premium One A9 smartphone catch the public’s attention? The older One M9 was a very attractive handset, which lacked a few key features (such as a fingerprint reader), but the One A9 is a much more promising device that certainly looks […]

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Smartphones are changing TV viewing habits, especially among the younger generation

With traditional television markets facing disruption around the world by way of competition with streaming video services, it’s no surprise that the proliferation of smartphones and tablets is rapidly changing TV viewing habits, particularly among the younger generation. Smartphone TV viewing on the rise You may have missed it but Ofcom issued a report a couple of […]

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