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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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The telephony service for the global mobile elite arrives in 2 weeks

Three lucky people will shortly begin using the world’s most advanced and most esoteric mobile VOIP and telephony service. And I’m one of them. Esoteric, meaning ‘only for the initiated’, is most definitely the description for this new service. It doesn’t have a name. It doesn’t need one. It’s mobile 3.0. Or telephony 10.0. This […]

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Charge your handset with an AAA battery

This caught my attention as we walked around Mobile World Congress: The ability to power your handset with a (rechargeable) AAA battery. This was particularly relevant to me since I’ve spent most of the week running out of Blackberry battery power at about 2pm much to my *intense* annoyance. Have a look at this development […]

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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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We interview Nokia’s Niklas Savander

Yesterday evening we sat down with Nokia’s Niklas Savander to have a chat — not your usual ‘how’s your EBITDA’ style conversation. Instead we asked him what his first and current handsets were. We asked what his favourite movie was. We asked him what was next with Nokia services, what his children thought of Nokia […]

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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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Mr Operator on Google Latitude: No One Saw This Coming

After publishing Andrew of Rummble‘s super take on Google Latitude last week (Latitude: Google’s Trojan Horse (or, Why Who’s Nearby Is Not A Business)), I’m delighted to bring you a brand new Mr Operator piece. He’s been crazy busy over recent weeks and, indeed months, I’m sorry I haven’t been able to bring you more […]

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AMR-NB G.729 CDMA iLBC DSP + Howler Tech. Nice.

Don’t bother reading on if the headline means nothing to you. It’s geekery time. It is most definitely time for the ‘science bit’. Yes. Howler Tech is live. Dan Lane and Ed Hodges — regular contributors here at Mobile Industry Review — have come out of the shadows. If you’ve ever spoken to them or […]

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MIR Developers: James Pycock of Fun Text

It’s time for another video from the MIR Developer Networking event. Next up is James Pycock, Business Development Director of Fun Text. Fun Text are ALL about modified greetings messaging. They’ve been hard at it this year. Having gone live with Sprint, T-Mobile and 3, Fun Text are also hitting the handsets directly so as […]

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Latitude: Google’s Trojan Horse (or, Why Who’s Nearby Is Not A Business)

Andrew is the affable and uber-smart chap behind location based services company, Rummble. The service is described on the site frontpage thus: The easiest way to find people and places nearby that you will like. A Rummble can be any place – restaurant, shop, photo opportunity, a favourite walk. And you must definitely download the […]

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Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – A bright future for WiFi

Recently I’ve had several conversations with people about the future of WiFi. The debate around WiFi versus 3G data is a contentious one that frequently provokes a frank exchange of views! However this ‘either or’ debate misses the point because WiFi and 3G should be viewed as complementary, rather than competing, wireless access methods. I’m […]