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MIR Show – Nokia N86 8MP – First look & opinion

We were invited to the launch of the new N86 8MP yesterday and were amongst a small group of blogs given first access to it. N86 First Look At The Launch Event from Mobile Industry Review on Vimeo. During filming we noted the handset was labelled as ‘N85 8MP’ and speculated whether that was a […]

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INQ win ‘best handset’ at Global Mobile Awards 2009

Hutchison handset spin-off INQ – makers of the low cost INQ1 ‘social mobile’ won the award for ‘Best Handset’ at the Global Mobile Awards at Mobile World Congress last night. They beat giants such as Nokia and T-Mobile to the prize. This is a huge endorsement for their strategy and device and comes at an […]

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MWC: Day 1 Roundup

It’s been a day of big press conferences today as some of the big players laid out their big announcements in the hope of dominating the news: Nokia have launched the E55 and E75 business handsets – Like so much of their recent announcements the hardware of these devices really impresses.  I challenge anyone not […]

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MWC: What we have learned today

Despite being an ‘exhibition’, Mobile World Congress is a terrible place for firms to actually do any real communicating – to customers, partners or media.  It’s even worse if you hope to actually gather any information.  As a venue Fira is nothing short of incredible – perched on the hill-side overlooking Barcelona a small mobile […]

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Fun Text to be pre-loaded on Sony Ericsson handset

After attending MIR’s first developer’s event last week (see the video here), we’ve had fantastic news in from the team at Fun Text, who’s application provides a range of professionally-produced media such as ecards, emoticons, viral videos and virtual gifts for inclusion in text and multi-media messages.  Over to them: Today Sony Ericsson is announcing […]

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Ben Smith introduces crowd-sourcing for UKTrains

Good man, that Ben Smith! As well as being a MIR Show contributor — and that already sticks him in the pantheon of the Gods as far as I’m concerned — Ben Smith has taken on the rail industry in the UK and left them looking like the damp squids that they are. His UKTrains […]

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The INQ1 gets an update

At a small (but select) gathering tonight INQ – the makers of the ‘social’ handset the INQ1 – that grew out of the operator Three announced ‘Update 1’, an over-the-air refresh of the INQ1’s application suite which makes a number of improvements and feature-additions.  These improve Windows Live Messenger performance, give better general stability, pre-cache […]

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Nokia 5800 ‘The Tube’ Launch Event

As promised, James and I braved the rain on Friday to attend the launch event for Nokia’s first Symbian touch-driven device, the Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic – also often still known by its pre-launch name ‘The Tube’.  Available exclusively via Nokia’s two flagship stores in London’s Regent Street and Heathrow Terminal 5 plus the Nokia online […]

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Lastminute Labs Launch NRU

The team over at Lastminute Labs – the hive of mobile innovation inside online travel and bookings site Lastminute.com – have been in touch to announce they have release NRU, the application for Android handsets (so just the G1 right now) we previewed in December. In their own words: nru shows you things to do […]

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The Nokia 5800 ‘Tube’ launches today

From a distinctly soggy Regent Street we were delighted to jump the queue of the hundred or so keen customers at Nokia’s flagship retail store in central London this morning to attend the launch of the 5800 – Nokia’s first S60 Touch handset which, unusually, Nokia is still refering to by its internal code name, […]

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