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Normob is ‘ugly word’, use ‘people’ instead

Matt Edgar isn’t impressed with the term I coined a while back to describe normal mobile users: Normob. He’s really deeply unimpressed: But before you’re tempted to drop this particular neologism into your zeitgeisty telecoms discourse, just stop for a moment and listen to yourself. This must surely be one of the ugliest words not […]

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The INQ1 from 3 – Normob feedback

I’ve now had some feedback on 3’s INQ1 handset from my tame social networking Normobs! My ‘representative’ sample included both teenagers and adults and interestingly the verdict has been fairly similar across them all. My reservations about the handset user interface were maybe a reflection on my love of quality mobile devices because my Normob […]

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The INQ1 from 3 – a Normob social networking device?

This morning I ordered the INQ1 handset from 3. Why, you may ask? Surely it’s just a 3 branded handset from an unknown manufacturer that doesn’t allow you to download extra applications because it isn’t running any of the usual operating systems – S60, Apple, Android etc. And you’d be right. But … 3 claims […]

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Why pay for premium wall-papers, when I get them for free?

Is just the question I’m asking! You see, the other day I was sitting in the School Library working hard on a piece of History work, when a class came in and began working on the available computers. The class was a mixture of boys and girls who were thirteen/fourteen years young. A group of […]

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Services

Jonathan Jensen – SMS, the ultimate Normob service

Jonathan Jensen’s Thursday slot – SMS, the ultimate Normob service — Today I return to the world of Normobs. Everyday there are announcements about great new mobile services, many of them picked up here at SMS Text News. However it puzzles me that one of the oldest and most mature mobile applications still seems to […]

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Normob watch

Sat on the train down to London this morning I saw a great piece of normob behaviour. A little bit like Ewan’s recent ‘Does your phone do numbers?’ post, it made me smile, so I thought I’d share it with you. An older gentleman (possibly 65 ish) got an old Nokia out of his jacket […]