Archive | Opinion

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.

Samsung Gear VR

Critical kit: Samsung Gear VR

The Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) device was one of the biggest success stories of Kickstarter in recent years. The Rift isn’t yet available for consumers of course, but other companies have entered the arena with a variety of hi-tech viewers, notably Samsung’s Gear VR which is the first consumer-ready VR product that you can actually buy today. For […]

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NFC - Near field communication

Britain is the contactless capital of Europe

Citizens of the UK have a reason to be proud when it comes to contactless payments. It seems that London has become the financial tech capital of Europe. Even though Brits have a somewhat old-fashioned reputation internationally (bowler hats, London buses and outdated accents, anyone?), it seems that as far as consumers are concerned, we’re pretty […]

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I think the Brits will like Apple Pay

So today is Apple Pay day in the United Kingdom. I always thought Apple should have launched Apple Pay first in the UK. Or at least, prioritised it faster. As a country, we are far happier with the contactless method of payment. The banks — in particular (and rather ironically) Barclays — have done a […]

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Apps that changed the world: Instagram

This instalment of our apps that changed the world series looks at the phenomenon that is Instagram (“Instagram” is a portmanteau of “instant camera” and “telegram”). How has it changed the world? There is arguably nothing quite like it in terms of photo sharing, and the way it has turned more than a hundred million people into avid photographers and sharers. The Instagram community has […]

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Gavin Ray of ip.access

Retailers need to focus on retail technology to drive footfall

Today’s post is an interesting viewpoint from Gavin Ray, SVP of products and marketing at ip.access, on how retailers are embroiled in a ‘retail arms race’ – battling for in-store footfall. Gavin’s view is that the high street is still alive and kicking, despite popular conceptions that the high street is ‘dead’, but he warns that […]

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Sensu Stylus - Main Pic

Critical Kit: an iPad stylus

In our latest Critical Kit series, we take a look at an item that anyone using productivity software on a tablet will find immensely useful – a stylus. Tablets such as the iPad are immensely useful devices for a huge variety of tasks, but one of the persistent bugbears that many people have, especially those using […]

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First impressions of the Apple Watch

As some of our regular readers may know, I have been eagerly awaiting delivery of an Apple Watch since April 10th, and I have now finally got my hands on a space grey aluminium model (the larger, 42 mm variant) with a black sport band. I have had it for four days now, using it daily […]

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BlackBerry Passport

Is BlackBerry still relevant?

  Everyone knows that today, iOS and Android dominate the industry when it comes to smartphones and tablets. It wasn’t that long ago when BlackBerry was a force to be reckoned with, with an army of devoted followers, much the same way that many people are fanatical about Apple today. But in this modern era where […]

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