Tag Archives | Ben Smith

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World Travel Market 2013’s Mobile Travel Panel: Follow-up!

Thank you to all the readers who came along to World Travel Market’s Mobile Travel Panel yesterday afternoon. If you recall the topic was, “Desktop is dead! Long live mobile travel!” Andrew Cocker, Chief Marketing Officer of Skyscanner gave a stimulating presentation for the first 25 minutes. He included a load of statistics and perspective, […]

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Ewan MacLeod, Stuart Dredge, Ben Smith, Rafe Blandford on video, in Cannes

The organisers of MIPTV’s Connected Creativity conference have wasted no time in getting the video from last week’s event up on to Youtube. Which means that amongst other sessions, you can now watch the Crowd-Sourced-Wrap-Up session from Thursday afternoon featuring: – Me (doing the moderating)– Stuart Dredge (Mobile Entertainment magazine, Guardian)– Cedric Giorgi (TechCrunch France […]

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The E75: Very (very) first impressions

After only a few hours of playing these are my first impressions for those hungry for news of this device. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below… we’ll post a longer, more complete review in a week or so. The good: Call quality is excellent. Speaker sound from device is crisp […]

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The Nokia E75 is in the house!

Mobile Industry Review is among a small (but exclusive) group of bloggers to recieve a new E75 to test today!  In fact we’ve got two – Ben Smith and Jonathan Jensen will be reporting in on the devices.  What would you like to know about this new form factor from Nokia?  Put your questions in […]

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World Exclusive: N86 extended test in Prague

There’s plenty of video upcoming from our trip to Prague this weekend including an exclusive first-look at the N86 in real-world conditions – as you can see above it’s a tough life, this international playboy-blogger thing we’ve got going on right now… But, Hi-Def video takes some time to edit and publish (see the MWC […]

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O2 Launches £5m ‘Surprises’ Campaign with Buongiorno

In a bid to retain UK customers in the pre-pay market – something notoriously difficult to do – O2 have launched their ‘Surprises’ campaign this week.  Customers topping up are given a code which guarantees a prize when entered at the campaign’s online ‘hook a duck’ fairground-game themed site – prizes range from free texts […]

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Nokia Maps, the N86 and getting ready for Prague

Nokia Maps, the N86 and getting ready for Prague from Ben Smith on Vimeo. In advance of our trip to Prague tomorrow I met up with James Whatley and we talked Nokia Maps and whether Rafe Blandford’s comments about side-loading map data and pre-planning points of interest could be right.  We also waved a pre-release […]

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MWC: An emerging theme?

It really is all about the app stores this year.  Android, Windows, Nokia, Blackberry, Orange – the handset manufacturers and the operators are slowly focusing their attention in this direction, with various flavours of developer support to match. It will, they are confidently asserting, help developers and consumers – with just one place to publish […]

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