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Operators

Order your O2 phone by 10pm, get it next day!

I’d like to say hello to JP, Social Media genius at Telefonica O2. He sent me a chocolate bar together with the slightly mysterious note you see above. As you can see on the wrapper, the text on the chocolate bar reads: This doesn’t have to last you two years. Just like a phone. Get […]

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Devices News

Would anyone like to rent my LG G3 for a month?

I think I should check out the new Nokia Lumia 930. It’s been a while since I gave Windows Phone some decent usage attention. I need to use the 930 for at least a month. So I’ve got to buy another phone. Yet again. I therefore don’t need the LG G3. Not at the moment, […]

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Devices

Update: I bought an LG G3 smartphone!

This arrived today. If you don’t recognise it immediately, it’s the LG G3 (press release), winner at the Global Mobile Awards at Mobile World Congress (it says so on the box!). I thought I’d opt for the LG as it’s been far too long. I don’t know the LG PR team in the UK so […]

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Opinion

Which top spec Android phone did I just buy?

I don’t think you’ll guess. I’ll tell you on Thursday. Meanwhile Hetty’s HTC One M8 arrives tomorrow, complete with the little dot-matrix screen cover. How do you think she’ll react to it? I shall be documenting the experience for your reading pleasure.

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News

Will the new airport phone battery regulations FINALLY give us phones that work the whole day?

All across the news today is this announcement from British Airways (see Telegraph): British Airways says it will turn away passengers booked on US-bound flights if their electrical devices will not switch on The underlining issue being that if your phone doesn’t switch on, it could theoretically contain explosives. Or something like that. I wonder […]

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Devices News Opinion

Survey: 27% of UK consumers would consider purchasing Amazon Fire Phone

While I’m writing about the Amazon Fire Phone, here’s a survey conducted by Gorkana THIS morning (i.e. the day after the launch). Depending on how you read it, it’s not brilliant news. Let’s get into the guts of the release: Amazon has taken its first step into the mobile phone market and just unveiled its […]

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Devices Opinion

Amazon Fire Phone: Too expensive to matter today

At $649, the Amazon Fire Phone appears to be a really good piece of engineering and software design. It’s just too expensive to matter at the moment. This is a turning point to remember though. The ramifications of yesterday’s launch are likely to be seen in 2 or 3 years time. The current price point […]

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News Opinion

Amazon’s Fire Phone: 12 executives give their opinions

What did executives across the wider mobile industry in the UK make of last night’s launch of the Amazon Fire Phone? I asked a series of executives from a wide variety of companies to give us their viewpoints. I also asked them to give us a one liner description on their company for a bit of […]

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Devices

A Tesco phone? It’s late, but it could really blow the doors off

The moment Tesco brought their own Hudl Android tablet to market, the idea of a Tesco phone became a reality. When the supermarket chain proceeded to sell container-loads of the devices, the proposal must have surely headed to the top of the to-do list.  On one hand it’s a no-brainer. An absolute no-brainer. You see, […]

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Opinion Services

My backup and emergency phone strategy for the car

Yesterday at about midday I’d just finished a conference call when I got a Whatsapp from my wife. “Blown a tire,” it said. Great. She was apparently meant to be on the way to see some friends with both our young (3.5 & 2 years) boys.  “Blown,” didn’t sound good at all. Not like a […]

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Opinion

February 2014 and I still can’t do a phone call on a moving train

At 10pm I had a call with San Francisco. I write it like that, because it sounds cool. In point of fact, the chap I was due to speak with is the height of cool. One of the Valley’s uber-connected dudes. I phoned him at 10pm as I boarded the train and sat down. Firstly, […]

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Devices

Is it me or has this Galaxy Note 3 shrunk?

Maybe it’s just a very big hand?