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We’re not short on opinion. Indeed, if you’ve got one, chances are, we want to publish to the industry. Drop a note with your viewpoint to our editor, Ewan (ewan@mobileindustryreview.com and we’ll go from there.

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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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What’s next for mobile networks?

Many of us now have access to hi-speed 4G networks, with mobile operators around the world racing to roll out the latest flavours of the technology. But what comes next, and what will it mean for you and me? So-called fifth-generation or 5G networks are looming ever-closer on the horizon, and besides the technology giving […]

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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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News: Tesco Mobile ranked best mobile provider, EE left trailing​

The UK mobile market is undergoing huge changes at the moment, with consolidation rife and operators trying to attract more customers while also rolling out faster and more reliable 4G networks. Last month, Carphone Warehouse announced its new iD mobile network, BT is in the process of buying EE, and Three is acquiring O2. Meanwhile Satmetrix, the leading […]

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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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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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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 Pay will heat up European mobile payments battle, mobile operators must respond to stay relevant

With Apple Pay and other mobile wallets gaining momentum, it seems that mobile operators face increasing challenges in staying relevant in terms of our mobile money. After all, would you rather use a payments service from Apple or Vodafone? A new report from IHS Technology highlights the very fact that Apple Pay and others are expanding internationally […]

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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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Apps that changed the world: Twitter

In our series in apps that changed the world, perhaps the most obvious candidates are social media sites and apps such as Facebook and Twitter. Twitter has arguably had more of an impact on the way we use our mobiles, and reporting and influence on world events, so without further ado here’s a brief rundown of […]

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