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Mr Operator: Vindicated on the Palm Pre European Failure

I had a note in from Mr Operator — our super-high level mobile industry executive contributor. Here is what his email said: Saw your Palm Pre coverage, Ewan – Remember this? Mr Operator: Palm Pre – destined for European failure Heh. Mr O. That post he’s highlighted is a column he wrote published back in […]

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Mr Operator: Mobile data ‘congestion charging’ is coming soon

I’m delighted to bring you an all new perspective from Mr Operator — a real favourite with the readers here at Mobile Industry Review over the years. Mr Operator is a very senior mobile industry executive working for an international mobile operator. His identity — like that of the Top Gear Stig — is a […]

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Mr Operator is BACK!

It’s been a long time… but I’m delighted to say that Mr Operator is BACK. I shall be publishing his piece very, very shortly. If you’re not familiar with Mr Operator, review his back archive here. Mr Operator is a bit like the Stig. Except that he is not Michael Schumacher. Or one of the […]

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Mr Operator on Nokia and Touchnote Mobile

Not 8 hours after I’d posted the MIR 3.0 update, I had a note in from Mr Operator. You remember him, right? The uber-senior executive at one of the world’s largest mobile operators who used to drop by MIR with a semi regular dose of reality for the industry? Well he’s back. He was watching […]

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With you guys at the helm, no wonder you’re nailed: Mr Operator responds

MIR reader Sally stepped up to the plate this morning and nailed Mr Operator along with the other carriers in the marketplace with her comment below on this post: Mr Operator finished his column thus: I’d love to think I’m wrong here, but I can’t escape the nagging feeling that Palm Pre will arrive at […]

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Watch out, Mr Operator’s about

I’ve given Mr Operator a Twitter account, a domain name and a Disqus account. Don’t expect to be overflowing with informed Mr Operator opinion every time you turn a corner. He’s a busy chap. You will, however, see him around the site now and again. I wanted to be clear that if you see the […]

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Mr Operator: Palm Pre – destined for European failure

Mr Operator is back. If you’re new to the series, you can read his entire back catalogue here. And a quick overview of Mr Operator’s identity? Well, I could tell you, but then I’d have to silence you in some manner. Mr Operator’s identity is a closely guarded secret. That’s because he’s in an influential […]

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Mr Operator on Google Latitude: No One Saw This Coming

After publishing Andrew of Rummble‘s super take on Google Latitude last week (Latitude: Google’s Trojan Horse (or, Why Who’s Nearby Is Not A Business)), I’m delighted to bring you a brand new Mr Operator piece. He’s been crazy busy over recent weeks and, indeed months, I’m sorry I haven’t been able to bring you more […]

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Mr Operator on the Credit Crunch: Opportunity Knocks

This week, Mr Operator surveys the wreckage on the stock market, the dithering Government Ministers and the Daily Mail doom, gloom, horror headlines — and sees only opportunity. – – – – – Hmmmm…..Credit Crunch…best kept fresh in silver foil… There are no better opportunities to look for silver linings than when you are in […]

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Mr Operator on T-Mobile/Android — A flaiming pile of mediocrity

I just got this missive from our very own friendly industry giant, Mr Operator. He’s been glued to the Android coverage and isn’t entirely impressed. Here we go: – – – – – Having watched the launch video, first impression (apart from that T-Mobile & Google can’t organise a decent handset release to save themselves): […]

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Mr Operator on the Google Phone: Bring it on!

Android-joy has been spreading across the marketplace and beyond into normob territory this week. So just what does Mr Operator, our friendly mobile industry titan, think of Google’s Android and the ‘Google Phone’? Here we go: – – – – – Ah, the Gphone. Nothing has generated more hype in the mobile press – bar […]

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Ask Mr Operator: “When will WiMax become standard for carriers?”

Last week, I invited the Mobile Industry Review audience to pose questions to Mr Operator. For the benefit of those new to Mr Operator — the series is written by a chap working high up in one of the world’s international mobile operators. As such, Mr Operator has a rather unique perspective on the marketplace […]