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INQ1Watch: Reasons behind the phone – 1,2,3

In wrapping up the coverage from the launch event, we thought we‘d bring you some of the thinking and reasoning passed along to us as to why the development of the phone’s series by Hutchinson began. These were outlaid to us on the day by 3’s CEO Kevin Russell and the INQ’s CEO Frank Meehan. […]

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Multiple clients on Android IM application

For the last four hours I have been trying to get the G1’s IM client to add another account. I’m using my main Mobile Industry Review account on the device — but I have a load of other accounts that I’d like to use — MSN, Yahoo and so on — but I can’t for […]

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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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AOL polishes up mobile AIM

AOL has spiffed up AIM AIM Express, a Flash based web version that means users can have AIM conversations over the web without having to download any software. AIM Express sports tabbed IM conversations and text message mode – users can SMS anyone on their buddy list – and the apps works with all the […]

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Services

Mobile messaging to be worth $88 billion

New statistics out on how much we love our mobile messaging (guess what? It’s a lot) from the analysts over at Strategy Analytics. According to them, the world will be spending $88 billion on messaging by 2012 – that’s 15 percent up on 207 – and while text messaging will still make up the lion’s […]

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If you’d like to talk, get me on IM

I’m continually surprised by how many people want to ‘speak’ to me, audibly. It never ceases to amaze me. There’s a certain amount of overhead that goes into a live audio call when you’re interacting real time. You can avoid that overhead to get the message through or get a response easily with instant messaging. […]

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No talking please, we’re on a plane

Who really wants to be able to use mobile phones on planes? It seems not as many of us as the airlines might be hoping, according to a new survey commissioned by Yahoo. The research found that nearly three out of four people questioned wanted in-air mobile phone use restricted to silent features like SMS. […]

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Fring brings VoIP app to Apple iPhone

VoIP company Fring has unveiled what it claims is the first true VoIP application for Apple’s iPhone. Granted, there are other VoIP apps out there, but Fring is a VoIP and IM combo. While it’s currently just in beta version, iPhone users can download it from Fring’s website and give the company feedback on how […]