Nokia N90 – to buy, or not to buy

Oh decisions, decisions.  To buy an N90 or not?  When I saw the quality of the N90 videos the other day I immediately resolved to buy one.  I scoured ebay for a sweet deal.  Then I took a look at Expansys (picture to the left from there) to see what the actual price was running […]

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Skittles launches BuddyPing for its customers

In my day, you were lucky if a confectionery brand put on a competition where you could win books for your school, or something equally annoying (from a teenage perspective, anyway). Not a bit of this with the latest Skittles promotion though.  Look at this!  They’re giving away free BuddyPing accounts for their customers to […]

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Iranian President is no joking matter

Link: Heard the one about the president? : Mail & Guardian Online. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Islamic nation’s firebrand leader, has taken umbrage at an unwelcome SMS received on his cellphone. According to whispered accounts in the Iranian capital, his ire was stirred when someone sent him a joke suggesting he didn’t wash regularly enough.

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GoldPocket and Boost Mobile give away recording contract

Link: Boost Mobile Aims to Find Next Rock Star – 4/14/2006 10:26:00 AM – Wireless Week – CA6324995. With the help of GoldPocket Wireless, Sprint Nextel’s Boost Mobile is harnessing the power of SMS to find the best new college band or artist. The band that receives the most SMS votes from college students will […]

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Vodafone + fixed line = Clueless. Discuss.

Link: Communities Dominate Brands. Imagine if Boeing in 1950 had said "no the future is not going to be these airplanes that we sell, we are going to shift into the trains business." Or more currently, if in the 1990s Microsoft had said no, this e-mail thing will not be significant to the future of […]

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Sony Ericsson results boosted by mobile music

Link: Music phone drives sharp jump in Sony Ericsson net – Technology – International Herald Tribune. Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications said Thursday that first-quarter profit more than tripled, helped by demand for phones featuring Walkman music players and cameras.

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iTouch launches in Nigeria

Link: Nigeria: As iTouch Launches in Nigeria…. iTouch Nigeria will initially offer three main product lines to consumers: ringtones, logos and entertainment (jokes, poems, etc); SMS-based information services such as news, sports results and stock exchange information; and competitions using SMS and voice response. 19 million mobile users in Nigeria according to the above […]

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Mixipix launches cartoon messaging for mobiles

Link: Mixipix Unveils The Future Of Mobile Messaging. A new mobile portal launched today by UK company mixipix, brings a unique service – animated cartoon messaging – to mobile handsets for the very first time. The new mixipix mobile portal can be found at: or by texting ‘go mixipix’ to 83055.

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Sony Ericsson reckons mobile TV is the way ahead

Link: Sony Ericsson to offer TV phones soon : Think beyond MMS and video clips; television is going to be the next big thing on mobile. Television on mobile phones could become a mass market feature in a couple of years, the head of world number five mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson said on […]

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Too much information via SMS is bad for Politicians

Link: Malaysian National News Agency :: BERNAMA. There is no need to gauge the popularity of leaders through short messaging service (SMS) as it does not reflect their actual capabilities, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. I’ve been following this story recently.  It spiked a bit of interest… it’s fascinating to see […]

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Google Calendar – SMS reminders for US only

I’ve just setup my Google Calendar.  It’s rather swish.  As I think I blogged a few months ago, alas, the SMS reminder function is only available to US mobile subscribers.  Have a look by clicking on the image to the left and you’ll see the available selection. I wonder if Google is actually not sending […]

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Entry deadline extended for 2006 Mobile Messaging Awards

Link: 160Characters Association. The main entry deadline has been extended to Wednesday 19th April following our website server problems. A late entry and final deadline of 28th April with an entry fee surcharge. Don’t wait till the last moment! Enter NOW! You can read more details about the deadlines and entry fees here. Make sure […]

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