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Video: Sony Ericsson’s X10 Mini super-small Android device

Would you like to see me raving about the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Android device? Well, here I am… Rafe filmed me doing an intro to the device here: Download M4V Video | Subscribe to Podcast | Embed video And for anyone who’s interested in the phone, we also got the Sony Ericsson chaps to […]

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Video: Meet the man who runs Nokia’s Navigation business: Christof Hellmis

With Nokia’s EVP of Markets, Anssi Vanjoki, predicting that the map will become the generic mobile interface and in the light of Nokia’s dramatic Ovi Maps & Navigation is free announcement back in January, I thought it would be rather interesting to meet the chap behind it all. Christof Hellmis is a highly affable and […]

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Video: James Lamberti of mobile advertising giant, InMobi

If you haven’t heard of InMobi yet, don’t worry. You will. They’re coming. Having already locked up the Far Eastern markets (8 billion mobile impressions a month, 150+ million user reach), InMobi is the biggest mobile marketing giant that you’ve never heard of. If you’re into mobile applications (or websites) in any way, you should […]

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Video: Julien Fourgeaud on the Symbian’s future

Just before Mobile World Congress, Rafe and I sat down with Julien Fourgeaud to talk about his involvement in the Symbian Foundation, the importance of explaining technology as a user experience, where the Foundation and platform might go (i.e. future vision) and the possibilities of using Symbian on other connected devices. Let’s see what’s on […]

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Video: Lee Williams on Sasken’s Social Mobile Framework

Before we took a stroll around Mobile World Congress with Symbian Foundation Executive Director, Lee Williams, Symbian‘s Executive Director, Rafe and I took Lee over to meet Sasken. They’re a major contributor to the new open source code (in particular, the Social Mobile Framework). Here’s Lee talking to one of the Sasken representatives: Download M4V […]

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Video: Part 3 of the Anssi Vanjoki interview: “The generic mobile interface will be a map”

After we’d dealt with the N97 issue in Part 1 and then the way ahead of Symbian and MeeGo in Part 2, Rafe asked Nokia’s EVP for Markets, Anssi Vanjoki, to speculate on the future of mobile 3-4 years out. Most executives when faced with this kind of question will either shrivel up and look […]

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Video: Checking out the Dell Mini 5 Android Tablet

As I walked around the MobileFocus event last week I spotted this rather swanky 5-inch Dell Mini 5 tablet unit on the Dell table. The chap behind the table obliged us with a hands-on demo. It’s just a preview unit but goodness me it’s looking gorgeous. It really did look highly attractive — and whilst […]

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Video: Nokia’s Anssi Vanjoki talks Symbian, MeeGo and kills the N95 form factor

Ok, so he doesn’t actually kill the form factor — but in a question in part 2 of our Anssi Vanjoki coverage (see part 1), Rafe did ask if he could see a future in the N95 slider/candbybar format. I don’t for a minute think Nokia will ever stop producing those kind of devices, especially […]

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1.2 billion handsets sold in 2009, Nokia & Symbian still top

Gartner released their market research on worldwide smartphone sales today. Needless to say Nokia, is still the runaway market leader with a whopping 441 million devices sold, garnering a respectable 36.4%. But that’s down 2 percentage points over 2008. Samsung came next with 236 million devices sold, followed by LG (122m), Motorola (58m), Sony (55m) […]

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Video: Nokia’s Anssi Vanjoki on N97 issues: “I can put my sleepless nights behind me”

Here is the first in a series of videos of the interview that Rafe and I filmed at Mobile World Congress last week featuring Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President of Markets. And he means business. Part 1 below is all about the N97. Anssi specifically wanted to deal with that first before we got on […]

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Video: Lee Williams talks to DeviceAnywhere’s Faraz Syed

Before we took a stroll around Mobile World Congress with Lee Williams, Symbian‘s Executive Director, Rafe and I took Lee over to meet DeviceAnywhere’s top man, Faraz Syed, to discuss their recently launched Virtual Developer Lab for Symbian: Download M4V Video | Subscribe to Podcast | Embed video

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Video: Lee Williams of Symbian challenges Google’s Andy Rubin: Show Us Your Android Code!

In the third part of our interview with Lee Williams of the Symbian Foundation, we turned to the subject of Android. I had expected Lee to give us one or two sentences about Android along the lines of ‘we see it, it’s not a focus for us’ but no — he got stuck right in, […]