Finally a Windows Mobile handset I’d actually buy

I popped by the HTC stand yesterday and had a browse around. I’m normally hugely pained by HTC — brilliant devices completely hampered by Windows Mobile. Admittedly v6.1 of the OS is an improvement — but it’s still fundamentally annoying. I can’t stand the screen build-out and the fact that it simply can’t handle doing […]

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Opinion

Orange offers an unhappy customer a loan to buy o2 iPhone

How do we solve the problem that is Orange? For a long time, this was a company that offered its customers ‘unlimited mobile data’, but only during off-peak hours. If you wanted to look up a train timetable, or send a photo to the internet during the day, you had to pay 3-4 pounds per […]

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Operators

If T-Mobile gave you a £500 gift card, what would you buy?

Right then, this is an interesting one I’ve been thinking about. You know Izea? The get-paid-to-have-your-blog-post-sponsored? Typically they offer, say, $5 if you write about the latest movie on your blog. And if you write about some washing powder, they’ll give you $3.50. Or whatever the prevailing rate is being offered by the sponsoring company. […]

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“Mobile-Crushes” – They end now!

Now I know I’ve said it a couple of times in the past few months, but I’m looking for a new phone. The reason I haven’t yet bought one isn’t because I can’t be bothered to purchase one, or because I can’t afford one; in fact I’m more than happy to now pay a little […]

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News

UK’s Mobile Phone register will require passport to buy PAYG handset

You can’t be too careful. And, er, since it’s electronic, it’s trackable. So let’s track it! So goes the thinking behind the latest plans here in the UK to protect the nation. If you buy a mobile phone on contract, your identity is already confirmed. If you buy a mobile phone on PAYG — Pay […]

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Qualcomm snaps up ad targeter Xiam for $32 million

IP giant and chipmaker Qualcomm has been reaching for its wallet, and has snapped up Irish ad targeting company Xiam Technologies for $32 million. According to Qualcomm, Xiam provides targeting and personalisation technology to make sure operators are delivering the right ads, offers and content to users based on their tastes by “using advanced profiling […]