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Keep an eye on Wileyfox launching today

The time is right for Wileyfox. Wileyfox is a super-stealth mobile handset startup focusing on Europe and North America. They’re backed by Venture Spring. They’ll sell online only and they’ll (probably?) only focus on Android devices. And that’s it. That’s your lot. That’s all we know, so far. All will be revealed in just under […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S5 intro video outclasses the rest of the media’s efforts

It’s Day One of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and I’m in the UK, getting organised for my flying visit to the exhibition tomorrow. I’ve spent the evening reading the various different press releases from Samsung and wondered just how they were managing the Unpacked Galaxy S5 announcements on YouTube. I searched “Samsung Galaxy S5” […]

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Opinion

The Digital Native divide: How difficult is it to send photos to Granny?

What constitutes a Digital Native? It used to be ‘us lot’ didn’t it? Anyone working in and around the technology space. A few years ago, you could probably have defined the term as ‘anyone who knows how to properly use a Nokia N95’. Because if you spent enough time learning how Symbian worked, you probably […]

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Panasonic: “We’re back!” (With a slim, sexy, high-tech Android smartphone)

Do you remember when the words “Panasonic” and “Mobile Phone” stood for high quality top-of-the-range handsets? I do. They were the good old days. I remember getting the Panasonic GD87 on contract from Vodafone. It was one of their two marquee handsets for the first version(s) of Vodafone Live — and goodness me, I seriously […]

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Operators

Should the UK move to make handsets unlocked — like Chile has done?

The one key benefit of handset subsidies is that it does make the decision a lot easier or cheaper than it would otherwise ordinarily be. I’m certain that — from one point of view — handset subsidy has been highly beneficial to the evolution of the wireless industry in the UK. However — and it’s […]

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A nice example of Nokia’s smart subliminal marketing

The problem we’ve all had with Nokia, I think it’s fair to say, is that in recent years the products haven’t quite met our expectations compared to the rest of the market. I know the purists reading will disagree at this point — however, let me point you to Android and iOS device sales over […]

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Operators

Vodafone UK wouldn’t sell Steve a phone!

You can’t make it up, you really can’t. Steve Rowlands walked into a Vodafone shop recently to buy an HTC Desire. He was still in his 24-month contract and thus expecting to be asked to fork out a lot of cash for the privilege of swapping to the Desire. (By the way, Steve is another […]

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Services

When do we give Police Officers phones with decent cameras?

Have a look at that screenshot there. It’s from yesterday’s online London Telegraph story about the twins who were reportedly mauled by a fox. The blurry picture you see was taken by one of the first police officers to arrive at the family’s home. It shows a crazily blurred image of a fox. Or perhaps […]

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Video: Hands on with the £55 Orange Rio

Have a look at the £55 Orange Rio — a highly capable QWERTY device that’s sure to give the chaps at RIM a run for their money. Word has it that the device is selling very well on the High Street. I’m not surprised. Here’s the video — and remember, if you’re viewing on an […]

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Images: The £55 Orange Rio

For those who’ve been wondering what the Rio looks like, here’s the photo gallery: Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. I’ve just begun using the device so I’ll let you know how I get on with it.

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Q&A with Glenda Dorchak, Vice Chairman & CEO of VirtualLogix

You’ll have come across the term ‘mobile virtualization‘ I’m sure — but what does it mean and why’s there a business therein? Well, I had a chat with Glenda Dorchak, CEO of VirtualLogix, one of the leading companies in the space to find out more. Let’s get started with the Q&A… 1: Glenda, in Barcelona […]

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Good news for INQ as Aircel India takes the INQ Chat & Mini

INQ, the handset manufacturer owned by parent company Hutchison Whampoa was always going to have an easy time of it with the 3 group of companies. A couple of phone calls from the big man and woosh, INQ had clients coming out of its ears. And their handsets, targeted at the mass market, have been […]