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Operators

Why the UK operators are really screwed: 92% of customers don’t plan on increasing their spend over the next 2-3 years

I received a fascinating piece of research in from IBM today. It was sent to me in conjunction with the news that IBM has signed an £18m business intelligence contract with UK 3G-data operator, Three. The deal will see Three use IBM’s technology to get a better understanding of what customers are doing — and […]

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Opinion

Has Apple put mobile innovation back at least 10 years?

Take yourself back to the days of the Nokia N95 8GB. It was a terrific handset: An excellent camera, super form factor, nice keypad — a true ‘Multimedia computer’. Perhaps the best thing about those Symbian devices was that they could multitask properly. Hardcore Symbian developers could access almost every inch of the operating system’s […]

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Operators Services

o2’s innovation team launches international calling card app – love it!

I have to say kudos to the team at o2’s innovation labs. Kudos gents. They’ve created an international calling card application that you can download for your app. It’s a really nice idea — and something that I think most o2 customers who call abroad now-and-again should have on their phone. If you’re a regular […]

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Operators Opinion

Operator Innovation: Let me access my SMS everywhere?

Hello dear reader, it’s me again with another Operator Innovation post. The series has been terrifically well received — thank you once more to all the executives from around the industry who’ve complemented us. And hello to the chaps from o2 Innovation who, almost every week, point out that they’re working on something very similar. […]

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Operators

Operator Innovation: Why can’t my mobile operator talk to my bank when my card declines abroad?

I was going to call this series, “Why operators are shit,” but I have decided to try and adopt a more positive tone with the site. It’s just too easy and far too accurate to call our mobile operators ‘shit’. Too easy. Too accurate. I’m not bothering with names at the moment though. I wanted […]

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Applications Devices Opinion

Uplinq: Brian Spencer, Senior Engineer at Qualcomm Innovation Center QuIC demonstrates in-browser camera functionality

This is Momchil here with a video of Brian Spencer, Senior Engineer at Qualcomm Innovation Center QuIC. Brian demonstrates AllJoyn camera functionality in a web page. Using a little Android doll and two smartphones, Brian shows us how AllJoyn technology works inside a web browser. Here is the video:

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Opinion

Eilat Cohen Basat of Amdocs talks Innovation

Here at Amdocs InTouch 2011 we interviewed Eilat Cohen Basat, head of Amdocs Engage! program. Eilat introduces the Amdocs Open Innovation program which has three components – Customer Facing, Solutions and Investment. More from Eilat:

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Operators Opinion

Matt Mason: Can piracy be a path to innovation?

By all accounts Matt Mason gave a very well received presentation at MIPTV’s Connected Creativity conference last week. I was only able to watch snippets and rely on the Stuart Dredge liveblog (you can now see the full presentation at that link). The broad thrust of Matt’s presentation was to point out that content piracy […]

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Opinion

Has the iPad killed tablet innovation? Chris at SlashGear says yes!

I very much enjoyed this perspective penned by Chris Davies over at SlashGear: How foolish I’ve been. Five months ago I wrote that tablets had come of age, and even sifted my way through the line-up cherry picking what must-have features would make for the perfect device. A month later, in the afterglow – or […]

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News Operators Opinion Services

If there was one thing you could change, what would it be?

A thought I’ve pondered over a lot. If I had my way I would change a lot (not only in Mobile), but in the rest of the world. But let’s forget about that; let’s think purely Mobile, purely communications, and sales. What would you change? What has to annoy me the most with mobiles, especially […]

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News

Use your mobile as your Oyster card!

That is just one idea that has been floating around Mobile Industry Review for sometime; and it seems like after a trial period, people like it! The Near Field Communications (NFC) which O2 had been trialling with Nokia has had some optimistic results. Apparently nine out of ten (90%) of the five hundred trialists said […]

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News

I think I want a new mobile.

After having the pure pleasure of playing around with some interesting, new, and innovative mobiles and applicatons over the past couple of weeks; I’ve come to a conclusion that I want a new mobile. I’ve been sitting here looking at mine, a Sony W810i, and it just looks so boring, and big, compared to everything […]