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Operators Services

Vodafone discontinues bespoke 360 handsets; H2 cancelled

If you recall a few weeks ago I posted an exclusive from the Vodafone 360 team announcing the upcoming arrival of the Vodafone 360 Samsung H2. I’d taken a look at the H2 and found it a rather nice improvement on the Samsung H1 (the original top-end 360 handset). Well, I’ve got some news straight […]

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Opinion

Nokia’s fall from grace: The Background Story

Yesterday, Tomi Ahonen posted yet another magnum opus chronicling Nokia under Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo’s reign. It makes for absolutely compelling reading, especially — and I mean especially — if you’re drinking the Apple Koolaid, or if you are curious as to how Nokia was once regarded as an impregnable super-brand and now is effectively relegated to […]

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Devices

Video: Qualcomm’s Mirasol screen display technology

During a walkabout of the Uplinq Soutions Showcase floor, I bumped into Cheryl Goodman, Director of Marketing for Qualcomm’s Mirasol screen display technology. I asked if she’d be keen to show us a demonstration on camera and she readily agreed. The technology is phenomenal. It has super-low power requirements and looks utterly amazing. Although it’s […]

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Applications Opinion

9 questions for RIM’s Sanyu Kiruluta, EMEA developer team lead

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Sanyu Kiruluta quite often. She oversees the BlackBerry Developer Relations team in EMEA for RIM. Sanyu and the team recently held a developer day in London that I unfortunately wasn’t able to get to. So I asked if I could fire some questions for Sanyu at a later date […]

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Devices Operators

Exclusive: The Vodafone 360 Samsung H2 roars into view – photos, video

There’s been a lot of inaccurate speculation across the web about the upcoming Samsung H2 handset for the Vodafone 360 service. I’ve been briefed directly by Vodafone and I’m pleased to correct the speculation with these official specifications: Height: 125mm Width: 60.8mm Depth: 11.7mm (smaller than the H1) Weight: 137g Memory: 16GB internal, MicroSD for […]

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Devices

My business critical Bold 9700 isn’t: JVM Error 545

This evening at about 430pm my business critical top of the range BlackBerry Bold 9700 went blank except for an annoying small and inexplicable, unhelpful message: JVM Error 545. Joy. It’s rendered the device absolutely useless. I saw it and took out the battery immediately smiling with an embarrassed look in case anyone in Starbucks […]

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Devices

Cisco’s Cius: An iPad for the enterprise?

That there is the all new Cisco Cius, an ultra-portable ‘mobile collaboration business tablet‘ that ‘offers access to essential business applications and technologies.’  At least, that’s what Cisco reckon.  And I’m inclined to agree. Various people around the industry are describing it alternately as an iPad-killer, an iPad-rival and so on.   I think it’s certainly […]

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Applications Devices

LadyGeek TV launches The App Show: Simply Brilliant!

On the back of the thoroughly well received App Economy Report, LadyGeek are launching something new! LadyGeek TV! Yup, they’ve gone live with the first episode and, goodness me, it’s a brilliant show, absolutely brilliant. I knew Belinda and the team were cooking up something good so I was looking forward to seeing it. And […]

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Applications News Opinion

The total fcuk-up that is ‘developer relations’

I have, for about a year or so, been witnessing nightmare scenarios all around the mobile developer relations market. From global operators to handset manufacturers and ISVs, it’s more or less the same: A total, unmitigated fcuk-up. It is laughable. I find it hilarious and extremely sad — at the same time. It’s hilarious because, […]

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Devices

Sony Ericsson X10 Mini: The credit card sized Android wonder

Well I have to say I’m a big, big fan of the X10 Mini. I simply loved the device when I came across it at Mobile World Congress back in February and now that it’s arrived in my hands, I can confirm it’s still fantastic. To be clear, the device isn’t for everyone. If you’ve […]

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News

We’ve got decades to go… decades!

Sometimes I simply cannot avoid the childish delight that erupts from my mind when I switch on my mobile phone in the Maldives and find email messages start to arrive.  The magic of if — the fact I’m on the other side of the planet and this stuff still works — never ceases to amaze […]

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Opinion

Google.com/phone Is Dead! Long Live The Mobile Operator

Back at the beginning of this year, Google’s launch of the Nexus One sent shockwaves around the industry. Mobile operators were quaking in their boots. Quaking, I tell you. Not because of the Nexus One’s market leading features, no. But because of the manner in which Google decided to sell the device: Direct to the […]