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So the Google Nexus 7 launches tomorrow at £159 from Google

£199 from Carphone Warehouse, £159 from Google (for the smaller 8GB version)… how are you feeling about the Google Nexus 7 tablet? Are you going to let it pass you buy or are you curious to get a look and add a secondary living room or kitchen tablet to your collective device strategy? Certainly for […]

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Opinion

Absolutely unbelievable: Google pulls out of mobile; Sells Android to Microsoft & Nokia consortium for $88.2 billion! [April Fools!]

[That’s it just gone midday here in the UK so it’s time to be clear: If you hadn’t already guessed, this was our April Fools story!] Silicon Valley is in shock this morning with the news that Google has quit the mobile industry. The dramatic move comes at a time when questions have been asked […]

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Opinion

A serious problem for me, Google and BlackBerry

I just found out that on 22nd of November, Google is going to discontinue their Gmail App for BlackBerry. This is a serious, serious problem for me. Ultra serious. Let me explain. I have 12GB of email in my personal Google Apps account. I have 7GB in my Mobile Industry Review Google Apps account. I […]

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Applications

Here’s the list of apps that I actually use every day

A colleague has recently picked up an iPhone. He’s using it in conjunction with the top of the line BlackBerry Bold 9900. The Bold is doing the corporate email — he, like me, just can’t get away from the gorgeous messaging experience from RIM. However, he got the iPhone to test. He obviously asked for […]

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Devices Opinion

James Whatley on the importance of ecosystems

Whatley is back this week with his perspective on ecosystems — a word that’s increasingly being integrated into the marketing communications of almost every key player in the marketplace. Years back, an ecosystem meant having a few developers knock out some expensive and rather limited third-party apps. Nowadays the term has much wider connotations. Over […]

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Opinion

Google’s Motorola purchase: Something had to be done

Ready for a bit of a brain dump in a semi rambling manner? I wanted to get a few thoughts of my own out before I published those of the readers. First though, let me take a wee look back. It’s been painful to watch Android. There are some fundamentals that have been missing. Ever […]

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Applications News

Patrick Mork of GetJar is now Marketing Director for Mobile Apps at Google

Congratulations to Patrick Mork who has been leading the marketing team at mobile apps giant GetJar. Patrick is off to pastures new — Google pastures, to be precise. He’s going to be taking a bit of time out then he joins the Googleplex as Marketing Director for Mobile Applications. I’ve me the chap often at […]

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Opinion

Google+ and the Android Trojan Horse

I was skeptical at first, but I think there is a future in Google+. I’ve been using it this last week, and it’s not perfect, but not bad either. I was skeptical because of Google’s massive social fails in Buzz, Latitude, Wave and +1 (although to be fair +1 on its own is a fail, […]

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Devices Operators Services

Data Roaming: Why non-RIM smartphones suck

Come with me on a journey. This is a long one and coffee or tea is recommended. I’m a Vodafone UK customer. I have opted-in to their special European data roaming deal that gives me 25mb of roaming data per day, in return for £2. Now that’s cheap. Very cheap, when Vodafone will normally take […]

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Google’s reaction to Nokia & Microsoft: “Turkeys”

Google’s Vice President of Engineering, Vic Gundotra is not at all impressed with news that Nokia and Microsoft are aiming to work together. Not at all. Vic published this tweet with the hash-tag #feb11: So, Nokia’s definitely not doing business with Google Android in the short term then, eh? 😉 Depending on the configuration of […]

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HTC Legend/My Tracks monitoring Tour de France riders

Team HTC-Columbia are currently whizzing through Stage 6 of the Tour de France bicycle race and right now, one of the riders, Maxime Monfort (age 27) is traveling at 36km/h and is delivering 241 Watts of power on top of a 102bpm heart rate. How do I know this? Well his HTC Legend phone is […]

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Google Android activating almost 5m devices a month

News in from Google’s VP of Engineering, Andy Rubin on Android’s growth: Every day 160,000 Android-powered devices are activated — that’s nearly two devices every second, used for the first time by people from New York to New Zealand 160,000 x 30 days = 4.8m a month or just short of 58m a year. Utterly […]