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A look at ümobile

You’ll remember last week our very own Ricky gave us a brief introduction to ümobile, the Phillipines version of the adfunded Blyk. Time to take a bit more of an indepth look. The first adfunded mobile service provider in Asia, ümobile is targeted towards 15 to 35 year olds in the Phillipines. Partnering with corporations […]

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Recent killing filmed on mobile handset?

The Telegraph reports that the recent killing of this poor 17 year old chap might have been filmed, ‘happy-slap-style’, on a mobile phone — and that it’s been texted around. Setting aside the actual violence, it’s absolutely abhorrent that someone might also have been standing by, watching, with their cameraphone on record. Two boys aged […]

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Mobile: How do we avoid the same mistakes the Internet guys made?

Heh. You’re not avoiding them. You’re making’em. Big, big, big time. We’re living through the mistakes right now. Actually, this article is focusing more on mobile advertising and it’s certainly the right question for the ad industry to be asking. If you’re into mobile advertising, have a read of this. Unfortunately there’s little the marketing […]

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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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The 10 most popular UK mobile sites are…

Opera has been touting its latest research into the state of the mobile web and aside from pointing out that Opera Mini is now the most used mobile browser out there, it’s been taking a look at some of the content preferences for mobile surfers. Here’s what the report says: Tracking the type of content […]

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1 percent of mobile users on social networks

It seems that mobile networking users are sticking to their old favourite platforms from the fixed Internet world: MySpace and Facebook are the most popular social networking sites across both mobile and fixed usage. Nielsen reckons around 1.6 percent of UK mobile users now access social networking sites on their phones, compared to 1.7 percent […]

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Truphone snaps up SIM4travel for £1.3m

VoIP company Truphone has announced it has bought up the strategic assets of SIM4travel, which sells low cost roaming minutes and texts to European travellers, comprising its mobile virtual network enabler and its travel SIM capabilities. The acquisition cost Truphone £1.343 million in cash and £1.3 million in shares. Truphone says it will start integrating […]

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Opera shows off browser for Android

Opera Mini has just unveiled a version of its mobile browser for Google’s Android platform. The company wants developers to get involved with testing it, so if you fancy experimenting with the browser, it’s available here. Once the feedback is in, Opera has promised the Android-specific Opera Mini will enter beta form soon, with the […]

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Adobe gives mobile unit a new home

Adobe has decided to fuse its mobile unit with the rest of its operations, with the company’s Mobile and Devices Business becoming part of the company’s Experience and Technology Group. According to Adobe, the move is meant to help the software maker in “engineering our desktop and device technologies more closely together”. Or, the other […]

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NTT tests out smelly mobiles

NTT Com’s engineers look like they might have a bit too much time on their hands: the company has revealed its planned to test its ‘Mobile Fragrance Communication (Kaori Tsushin Mobile)’ service for 10 days this month. Users taking part in the trial will be treated to smell emanating from their mobiles to accompany the […]

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Europe give go-ahead for mobiles on planes

After Ofcom decided to allow mobiles on planes last month, the EC said it’s paving the way for more of the same from other European Union member states. The era of pan-European in-flight mobility will be ushered in by two measures announced by the EC this week: a “Commission Recommendation for a harmonised approach on […]

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Almost everything you wanted to know about the zzzPhone

The zzzPhone: The first mass-consumer customisable mobile handset. I can’t tell you how exciting it was, a few months ago, flicking through the zzzPhone order form and choosing the specification of my new handset. GPS or no? How much memory? Size of camera? Did you say 7 megapixel? Heh. It was brilliant. I ended up […]

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