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World Travel Market 2013’s Mobile Travel Panel: Follow-up!

Thank you to all the readers who came along to World Travel Market’s Mobile Travel Panel yesterday afternoon. If you recall the topic was, “Desktop is dead! Long live mobile travel!” Andrew Cocker, Chief Marketing Officer of Skyscanner gave a stimulating presentation for the first 25 minutes. He included a load of statistics and perspective, […]

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This is the very best seminar at WTM 2013: “Desktop is dead, long live mobile!”

Today I’m speaking at World Travel Market 2013, the world’s largest and very best travel exhibition hosted at ExCel London. This will be the third WTM I’ve attended, if memory serves. Last year was a blur of meetings, videos, interviews and ridiculously late nights. I should definitely have booked a hotel. This year is a […]

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If you only listen to one podcast episode this year…

… you should check out this week’s 361 Degrees episode. This week we’re talking about Nokia and Microsoft. I have been a long time Nokia fan — and a long time commentator. I have followed them through thick and thin. I’ve been hugely complimentary and supportive — but I’ve also been intensely direct at times […]

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Dear Rafe Blandford, what Nokia phone should I buy…?

This is a post for Rafe Blandford, top man, editor, publisher, super-genius Nokia know-it-all and the man behind such sites as All About Symbian and All About Windows Phone. Dear Rafe, For some time now I’ve been feeling like chucking my existing smartphones out the window of the train, car or office that I’ve been […]

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Season 4 of the 361 Degrees Podcast: Apple, Maps & Rafe’s 6-year rule

Whoosh! I’m delighted to say that the 361 Degrees mobile podcast is back. We’re now in our fourth season and there’s a lot to cover since the end of the third season. Here we go… – – – – – We’re back! Late… but back. This week we catch-up on all the Apple news and […]

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All About Windows Phone: The new #1 source for Windows Phone

Congratulations are in order for the team behind All About Symbian as they’ve just launched their all new property, All About Windows Phone. Like Ronseal, it does what it says on the tin. There’s no shortage of cut-n-paste rubber-desk-johnnys* knocking out Windows Phone news, reviews and whatnot. There is a market for their output, of […]

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Ewan MacLeod, Stuart Dredge, Ben Smith, Rafe Blandford on video, in Cannes

The organisers of MIPTV’s Connected Creativity conference have wasted no time in getting the video from last week’s event up on to Youtube. Which means that amongst other sessions, you can now watch the Crowd-Sourced-Wrap-Up session from Thursday afternoon featuring: – Me (doing the moderating)– Stuart Dredge (Mobile Entertainment magazine, Guardian)– Cedric Giorgi (TechCrunch France […]

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Video: Rafe Blandford on Nokia’s MWC press conference

Just after Stephen Elop’s ‘Town Hall’ style press conference, I asked Rafe Blandford, editor of All About Symbian, for his read on the event. Here’s the video:

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The Sage of Sussex, Rafe Blandford on Nokia’s Capital Markets Day

Time for a visit to the Sage of OmahaSussex, Mr Rafe Blandford, founder of All About Symbian and hugely knowledgeable Nokia watcher. What does Rafe reckon will be announced this Friday at Nokia Capital Markets Day? Given Nokia’s market performance in the last few years, Elop’s mandate for change and the rumbling of rumours in […]

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MIR Show – Rafe Blandford on the N86 8MP launch

Ben and Dan were up at the crack of dawn to hit the Nokia stand for the N86 announcement. Whilst there, they simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity of chatting to Mr Nokia himself, Rafe Blandford (of All About Symbian) to find out what he thought of the new device. Here’s the video: Nokia N86 […]

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MIR Show – Rafe Blandford: WHERE is Android?

Rafe Blandford is the terrifically knowledgeable founder of All About Symbian. We spotted him at MobileFocus as we were taking a tour around the companies there (more video of that coming soon). We accosted Rafe in what we hope was a semi pleasurable manner and demanded he give us a brain-dump. He has such a […]

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Nokia 5800 ‘The Tube’ Launch Event

As promised, James and I braved the rain on Friday to attend the launch event for Nokia’s first Symbian touch-driven device, the Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic – also often still known by its pre-launch name ‘The Tube’.  Available exclusively via Nokia’s two flagship stores in London’s Regent Street and Heathrow Terminal 5 plus the Nokia online […]