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London tube phone signal plans shelved = too difficult

Alas it all proved far too difficult… Plans to build a mobile phone network on London Underground in time for the Olympic Games have been abandoned.The UK’s four mobile operators on Thursday said they had concluded it would not be possible to build the network in time for the Olympics starting next July. via FT.com […]

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Seriously underwhelmed by BBC’s Olympics text service

As Rob commented earlier, the BBC’s Olympics text service looked promising. I was looking forward to frequent text messages across the business day about plucky British chappies and ladies risking all for blighty and spectacularly failing. We’re very good at screwing up and coming last here in the UK. Or nailing the competition to the […]

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Failed to qualify, Olympics text service could do better

I’m a little frustrated by some of the technology coming out of the Olympics. I’ve loved watching Phelps’ gold rush, Cooke’s cycling gold was equally amazing to witness and, being a rowing nut, I’ve not moved from the TV whilst these events are on. But, some of the interactive services suck royally. Aside from screaming […]

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I’m off to Beijing soon… what should I take?

Once this month’s warm-up event in Beijing is tidied away some of the most exciting sport you’ll see will be coming to you from Beijing… the Paralympic element of the 29th Olimpiad.  Your intrepid reporter will be with Team GB’s medal-winning wheelchair basketball team reporting live – I’ll also try to give you the low-down […]

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Google Olympics overload straight to your mobile

Are you heartily sick of the Olympics yet? If you can’t wait to see more of men and women in Lycra trying to beat their personal bests and the random drug testing, the Google is ready to help you do it from your mobile phone. The search giant has come up with a load of […]

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Olympic 3G goes live with 15,000 free phones

It looks like China really has done it: after seemingly never-ending delays, according to local news service Xinhua, China has now got its 3G service up and running in just a matter of months and yes, it will be ready for the influx of visitors for the Olympics later this year. China Mobile is giving […]

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Chinese 3G kicks off on 1 April

It looks like China’s 3G efforts are inching closer to reality. According to reports, China Mobile will kick off its trials of homegrown 3G standard TD-SCDMA in eight cities from 1 April: Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenyang, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen and Qinhuangdao. Forbes says the operator will give away 20,000 TD-SCDMA mobile numbers free and will […]

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Sharp ready to take on China before the Olympics

Sharp has decided to take its mobiles to pastures new. According to reports, this one from the Financial Times among them, the electronics manufacturer is planning to start selling mobiles in China in time for the Olympics later this year. The reports say that Sharp will bring in high-end devices to the Chinese market and […]

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China Unicom readies Olympics content for foreign visitors

China Unicom has leapt firmly on the Olympics bandwagon, announcing a slew of new content in time for the sports extravaganza later this year. According to Xinhua, the mobile operator will launch foreign language services and an international business centre. Xinhua also adds that China Unicom will also provide English, Korean and Japanese hotline services […]

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