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The rise and fall of BlackBerry

A topic close to the heart of many of our readers, the much loved Canadian handset company has experienced some turbulent times in the past few years. There’s no denying that they have made some excellent phones, but they are in the middle of a turnaround at the moment (event T-Mobile US’ John Legere recently said “they’re on […]

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Opinion: Richard Goold on Google’s Project Fi

Since Google announced its Project Fi initiative, there has been a lot of chatter about what it means for the mobile operators, and whether Google’s efforts will disrupt the market for the better. Today’s post is by Richard Goold of Moorhouse, who has 8 years experience as a management consultant including 5 years in executive leadership roles […]

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Traditional signaling service takes the connected world back to the future

There aren’t many people outside of network specialists who are really aware what goes on behind the scenes in mobile operators’ networks. With the advent of 3G and 4G, networks have evolved beyond all recognition, but some of the more established signalling protocols have defied expectations and are still important to operator’s infrastructure and back-end networks. In this post, Robin […]

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Classic Handsets: the Siemens S10 (the world’s first colour phone)

In today’s Classic Handset series article, we’re taking a short trip down memory lane to remember what is claimed to be the first mobile with a colour display: the Siemens S10. Back in the mid to late-90’s and well before the advent of smartphones, mobiles were basic devices with the ability to make calls, send messages and perhaps even a selection of rudimentary […]

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Apps that changed the world: Instagram

This instalment of our apps that changed the world series looks at the phenomenon that is Instagram (“Instagram” is a portmanteau of “instant camera” and “telegram”). How has it changed the world? There is arguably nothing quite like it in terms of photo sharing, and the way it has turned more than a hundred million people into avid photographers and sharers. The Instagram community has […]

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Google I/O – five things we care about, part 1

At the recent Google I/O developer conference, Google focused a lot of its time on talking about optimising Android, which is a fairly large undertaking. Making Android work more smoothly and conveniently is something that we care a lot about at Mobile Industry Review, and it’s interesting to see what Google will finally reveal in “Android M” […]

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Is BlackBerry still relevant?

  Everyone knows that today, iOS and Android dominate the industry when it comes to smartphones and tablets. It wasn’t that long ago when BlackBerry was a force to be reckoned with, with an army of devoted followers, much the same way that many people are fanatical about Apple today. But in this modern era where […]

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Classic Handsets: the Nokia 8800

As part of our classic handsets series, this week we’re taking a look at the old school Nokia 8800, a device that was widely praised at the time of its release for its luxury appearance and premium quality feel. The phone itself was originally available back in 2005, when 3G had only just become mainstream in […]

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What’s next for mobile networks?

Many of us now have access to hi-speed 4G networks, with mobile operators around the world racing to roll out the latest flavours of the technology. But what comes next, and what will it mean for you and me? So-called fifth-generation or 5G networks are looming ever-closer on the horizon, and besides the technology giving […]

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The best smartphone you’ve never heard of – Xiaomi’s Mi Note

The smartphone industry undergoes huge changes every few years, and even one-time giants have sadly been dethroned: Sony has almost given up on smartphones, HTC is struggling, and Nokia, once the largest phone manufacturer in the world, exited the business last year. But against all the odds, there are several innovative young companies that have beaten the odds and achieved […]

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