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Sony brings it’s A-game to Mobile World Congress

Sony has been on a rather long journey. Way back before the joint venture with Ericsson, the company was delivering some highly useful devices. The Sony CMD-Z5, for any of the ultra-geeks reading, was a high point for me. It actually had on-board integrated voicemail! The Ericsson joint venture arrived and quickly the company went […]

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Is being able to charge your phone at work a human right?

Yesterday I was reading in the Telegraph about the officers and civilian staff at Sussex Police who have recently been instructed not to charge their personal phones (and other related devices) at work. On the face of it, there’s a reasonable argument — over to the Telegraph post: The force must find £50 million worth […]

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T3 Magazine equates girls in swimsuits to phone models. Choose one…

I was browsing through the featured publications on Zinio’s iPad app today and came across the August digital edition of T3 Magazine. It’s worth a passing glance, I think. Look closely because I’ve got a question for you below, ok? So. Which phone (or girl) would you choose? Would it be sultry and utterly sophisticated […]

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Orange offering Blackberry on Pay As You Go

Thanks to Mobile Industry Review reader Hazy who dropped me a note about Orange doing a bit of innovation. I know it’s hard to believe. Very hard. If you screw your eyes up really tightly and look at the Orange brand whilst tapping your heels together 3 times, the company does look pretty innovative. But […]

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Mobile phones get a 52-inch widescreen TV

We were at a lunch and the launch last week of the new personal video Vuzix iWear products, the OLED based AV230XL and the widescreen AV310. Effectively turning your mobile device into a 44-inch and 52-inch screen, respectively, and as if my magic. Tadarr! These two new models update their range to offer their first, […]

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Mobile Networks… You’ll never cease to amaze me!

I’m being serious here. Since my time here as Mobile Industry Review I’ve read hundreds of news articles on the latest goings on with the mobile industry. Yes a lot of the so called news is terribly “boring”, but every now and then, I have to sit back laugh, and ask “why”? Ricky kindly sent […]

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Mobile phones leading to fairer African elections

CNN are are reporting that mobile phones are helping keep voting and vote counting in check — through independent communication. In the piece, Mike Steere gives an example of journalists being able to use their mobile handsets to call their radio/TV stations to independently verify that voting is proceeding as expected. The impact of the […]

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Mobile phones and eight year olds.

When I walked to school everyday, I used to be mildly horrified at the young children who walked past me with mobile phones. I’m not talking about eleven year olds, I’m talking about proper Primary School aged children; eight year olds or younger. My cousin is one of those children who had a mobile at […]

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Just what we need in the 02 store – bored celebs on phones

You know how it is. You’re a marketing manager and sick to the back teeth with your company’s advertising. The only adverts they ever put out are celebrity “I use this” posters for shops and the odd advert. Lets face it, it wasn’t the best of jobs. Kimi Räikkönen seemed a tad dull. Michael Schumacher […]

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Stop with the pink, please.

Pink. A colour for the females apparently, and one, which according to many female gadget/technology orientated websites, feel like they have to ambush my eyes with! And to be honest, I’ve had enough. It’s bad enough that quite a few technology/gadgetry websites and even magazines insist on having half-naked women plastered all over them. I’m […]

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Nokia: There may be trouble ahead

Interesting results out of Nokia this week: despite some promising numbers, like net sales up 28 percent year on year and device volumes up around about the same, it looks like the money men weren’t impressed by the results. Why? Nokia’s warning things won’t always be as rosy. “Nokia expects the mobile device market to […]

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Mobile video firm Kyte flies with $21 million cash injection

Mobile video broadcasters Kyte have found themselves on the business end of $21.1 million of investment, led by the likes of Steamboat Ventures and Intellect Capital Ventures, linked with Disney and TeliaSonera respectively. Kyte’s business model is all about distributing mobile and online video to destinations including phones, social networks and blogs for viral marketing […]