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Opinion

Bad news: Almost everyone at MWC had an iPhone!

[Note: This post was originally published as the main editorial in the Mobile Industry Review newsletter. Would you like to receive it in your inbox now-and-again? It’s free to subscribe.] Bad news. Or, is it good news? Let me know what you think… I arrived into Barcelona as the city bathed in glorious, glorious sunshine. […]

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Opinion

The Comfort Blanket That Is Mobile: When A Citroen Van Smacked Into My Range Rover On The M40 Motorway

I was rushing into London the other day for one of the Windows Phone launch events. Normally I’d take the train but the car made a lot more sense given I had my camera equipment with me. I should explain that I drive a Range Rover. With the exception of a summer zooming around the […]

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News Operators

The joint mobile operating system: A risible idea

There is nothing worse in this industry than a mobile operator that thinks it knows what it’s customers want. Time and time again, the market keeps on having to correct the mobile operator’s misguided attempts at trying to evolve beyond a utility bit pipe. In this post, I’m going to explore that issue, culminating in […]

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News

Save me from the chip & PIN nightmare, please!

I’ve had it with chip & PIN payments. I simply can’t stand it any more. First, though, let me explain. A few years ago, the United Kingdom financial institutions, tired of the ridiculous amount of credit card fraud that they — ultimately — had to pay for, decided to implement chip & PIN credit and […]

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News

My Kingdom For An iPhone Rival

It’s a shame, it really is. By the end of this week, almost every person in my close family will be sporting an Apple iPhone as their primary communications device. Both my parents, both my parents-in-law, my two brothers, my wife and one of her sisters. Of the 10 people in my immediate family, 8 […]

Nokia is back and beginning to rock

[This editorial was originally published in the Mobile Industry Review newsletter on the 20th February 2010. Make sure you get the editorials ahead of time by subscribing here — free.] Change has come to Nokia and I’m excited at the prospect of what’s to come. The Ballsy Choice It was a ballsy choice to relocated […]

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News

This week’s newsletter… or, rather, last week’s newsletter

When I started writing the newsletter, I made a vow not to bother emailing everyone if I had nothing to say. Which is why I didn’t send a newsletter on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Of course, the thing is referred to on the site as ‘the Friday newsletter’ but sometimes it’s quite difficult to deliver […]

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News

Vodafone 360 – An Absolute Failure?

[This editorial was originally published in the Mobile Industry Review newsletter on the 28th November 2009. Make sure you get the editorials ahead of time by subscribing here — free.] “360 will be an absolute and total failure… and then in 5 years, they’ll try again.” Discuss. That quote was sent into me this week […]

Vodafone’s Lukewarm 60-degree Offering

[This editorial was originally published in the Mobile Industry Review newsletter on the 20th November 2009. Make sure you get the editorials ahead of time by subscribing here — free.] If you’re working at Vodafone, you’ll want to look away now. In fact, hit ‘escape’ and press delete. Now. Very quickly. Because this text is […]

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News

Weekly Newsletter will be coming!

Sorry sorry, with everyone being in different time zones this week, the newsletter is a touch delayed, stay tuned it’s coming!

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News

Oh the wit! Shout outs for the newsletter!

I’m feeling really clever this morning. I tagged my younger brother, Fraser, in a picture composed entirely of Kangaroos, taken by my other brother, Martin (or BladeWatch fame) when he was in Australia last week. I am, at least for the moment, feeling like I am brimming with wit. And if you are too, then […]

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News

Mr Operator’s WiMax discourse in tomorrow’s newsletter

You can get a preview in full of Mr Operator’s WiMAX discourse in tomorrow’s newsletter. If you haven’t signed-up already, here’s the form you need: If you’re not getting the newsletter — and you’re signed-up — do talk to Krystal and she’ll sort it.