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Device complexity is killing normob upgrades

For the technological “geeks” out there, using a mobile is as simple as opening the front door. There’s no thought, no confusion, and for the most part complete understanding of what it is that you’re doing. Some people, as I very well know, are not blessed with this kindred ability to use anything that has […]

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All I Want For Christmas…

In an ideal world, I would ask for happiness, and the end of this dismal time of year. But of course I’m not here to discuss that! No, no, no… What do I want from the world of Mobile this Christmas? Firstly, I call for originality. I personally think originality should be the first aspect […]

iPhone App Review – Zippo and iPint

Michael Selvidge is back giving us some more iPhone App reviews, two that are great, and one…not so much. — So everyone, including Barack Obama, knows that the slickest way to market your product (or candidate) is with a native app for the slickest phone ever, the iPhone. As traditional forms of advertising like TV, […]

S60 Application Reviews

They are still happening, it’s just that I smashed my phone screen in my pocket the other week hence the reason for no updates. I should have my trusty N95 back with me tomorrow, so we should be back on schedule for a new review on Friday. As ever, if you are an application developer […]

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Review: Teleware PMN Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU)

If you’re a true telecoms geek (and lets face it, if you’re reading MIR, you’re well on your way) then you’ve thought, nay dreamed, about having your own private mobile network. Even for the non-techies amongst us (I’ve been told there are some), the allure of not having to pay any money to the Vodafones […]

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P8tch Review – QRCode patches for geeks

First up, I’m going to assume that our readership knows what a QRCode is. Don’t worry if you don’t, just pop over to wikipedia’s entry on QRCodes and have a quick read. It’s ok, we’ll wait for you to come back. All up to speed on the QR craze?, excellent. Now then, I’m a sucker […]

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Mobile Industry Review TV

We’ve added a ‘TV’ section on the menu bar now to house our MIR show videos (and separate them from the special report podcasts we’re doing). Here’s what it looks like: Now I need some professional headshouts of Dan, Ben and James…

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The iPhone arrives tomorrow: I don’t like it already.

I’m not sure if you’re already aware, but Ewan has sent me a first generation iPhone for me to have a play around with. But also, I’m not too hung up on the device either! I’ve mentioned this before (and no, I’m not complaining), but the iPhone really isn’t my cup of tea. I’m not […]

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Sponsors wanted for the Mobile Industry Review Awards

Hello there We’re busily working through your entries for the Mobile Industry Review Awards 2008. We’re now at the stage where we’d like to offer sponsorship slots for the awards. We’ve already had a few slots go, but here are the details. You can download the very cool PDF if you click smsawards. Email me: […]

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Youth Review: Sagem Ice

I received the Sagem Ice off of our very own Ben Smith last week, and to be honest, I was a little excited. My very first mobile was a Sagem; it went by the very un-catchy name of the MC 3000, but that didn’t matter – I loved the thing. Sagem, and mobiles in general […]

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Mini-review: Invisible Shield for iPhone 3G

Invisible Shield is the well-reviewed clear-plastic wrapper for mobile devices including iPods and laptops.  Its incredible claim is that it protects devices making them scratch-proof.  Having seen the demo videos I’ve no doubt that’s true. One of the privileges of writing for SMS Text News is that you get to review stuff that manufacturers send […]

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E71 review so far

So, Ewan’s called me out… the E71 isn’t perfect after all. I still have to make my own tea and women don’t appear to be any more attracted to me than before (for the record, aside from my long-suffering girlfriend, the count is zero interest in the last week – I’d rate that as ‘unchanged’). […]