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Windows Live Mobile gets a makeover

A blog posting has just appeared from the Windows Live Mobile Team uttering there are new happenings to its mobile phone portal. Wahoo! They’ve updated their Windows Live site for mobiles with all new features and services that weren’t even around for the beta users, those cheeky wee people. Aim your phone at http://mobile.live.com to […]

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T-Mobile gets the BlackBerry Curve 8900 at Carphone Warehouse

We’ve just found out the BlackBerry Curve will be on T-Mobile, at the Carphone Warehouse in a day that has seen Carphone Warehouse co founder quit over a stock share scandal. We have no more details to bring, but will be able to pass more along tomorrow after the press briefing. Just three weeks ago […]

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NokiaWorldWatch: Ovi gets the message, better integration with others

From their 14th Nokia World event comes the announcement of Ovi messaging now supporting more email and IM clients than ever before. Hurrah! They’ve finally got the message, received the signal, opened the missive – you get where we’re going with this – with the inclusion of the most frequently used mailing and messaging solutions […]

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iPhone gets a new hard casing, whilst increasing battery life by a factor of two

Apple accessory company Incase has just announced a new extended battery for the 3G Apple iPhone, doubling its longevity whilst providing a USB port too. Arriving at the end of the month, the Power Slider will also be available from the Apple store online at just $99.95. Only a few weeks back we brought you […]

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Android ‘reboot’ command gets a fix

Just in case there weren’t enough reasons to stay clear of the G1, it appears there’s an issue with security and root level access to the Linux kernel. Rumour mill has hit overdrive of late, with an issue over privileged access to the operating system’s core being exposed. Google has put out a fix for […]

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Opera Mini 4.2 gets theatrical debut

The latest mobile device browser from Opera just got a new voice, in the form of 4.2 beta released today. Apparently, so claim Opera and who are we to disbelieve them, Opera Mini has now more than 20 million unique downloads per month. Obviously today’s launch will just crank up that figure to astronomic proportions […]

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Orange exclusively gets flipped

The wonderful world of flip phones gets a brother from another mother; this time around Orange gets an exclusive with the LG KF 300. Only last week the new BlackBerry flip/clamshell phone was announced on O2 and not to be outdone Orange has shown off the new edition to their range. Pitching up looking awfully […]

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SMS GupShup, India’s Twitter, gets $11m funding

Credit crunch? What credit crunch? SMSGupShup, India’s equivalent of Twitter, has just taken $11m from Helion Ventures and Charles River Ventures, to help grow and develop the business (reports Silicon India). This good news for the SMSGupShup team and for the mobile industry as a whole. The growth of mobile in the emerging markets is […]

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Nokia gets into IM by buying OZ Communications

The beers are on OZ Communications. Big time. They’ve just been acquired by The Big N. Congratulations to all. This is a move that is sure to get tongues wagging some more — Nokia, becoming an internet company? Oh aye. There are a heck of a lot of benefits to Nokia acquiring OZ, not least […]

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US DMA: Texting gets best response

This news, reported by Jack Loechner at MediaPost, might well get the attention of the mainstream advertising and marketing communities. According to the Direct Marketing Association, 24 percent of mobile phone users surveyed online have responded to mobile marketing. The DMA quantitative mobile marketing research found that 70 percent of consumers who have responded to […]