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Episode 8 of the Emporia Telecom video series: Why the world needs accessible mobile devices

In episode 8 of the Emporia Telecom video series, we get down to business with Ian Hosking, Senior Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge. I asked Ian to outline the reasoning behind accessible devices. Why can’t we just given every old person and anyone with a slight impairment an Apple iPhone […]

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Episode 7 of the Emporia Telecom video series: The handset’s emergency button

In episode 7 of the Emporia Telecom video series, Ian Hosking, Senior Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge, explains how the emergency button works on Emporia handsets. The key issue here is that it’s not just a serial dialler — that’s no use if your primary contact’s voicemail answers. You need […]

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Episode 6 of the Emporia Telecom video series: An introduction to the Elegance handset

It’s time for episode 6 of the Emporia Telecom video series. Ian Hosking, Senior Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge, is back! In this episode, I asked Ian to give us an overview of Emporia’s Elegance handset from the point of view of accessibility. If you haven’t looked closely at Emporia’s […]

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Episode 5 of the Emporia Telecom video series: Working with the University of Cambridge

In episode 5 of the Emporia Telecom video series, we hear once again from Ian Hosking, Senior Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge. Ian discusses his institution’s work with Emporia, explaining their research and evidence-gathering to demonstrate that the company’s handsets really do add value for their target demographics. Here’s the […]

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Episode 4 of the Emporia Telecom video series: The problem with rapidly evolving user interfaces

It’s time for episode 4 of our Emporia Telecom series. In this episode, we’re back talking with Ian Hosking, Senior Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge. Ian works regularly with Emporia to help ensure their products and services adopt all the principles of Inclusive Design. I asked Ian to discuss the […]

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Episode 3 of the Emporia Telecom video series: Inclusive Design

In episode 3 of our Emporia Telecom series, we talk to Ian Hosking, Senior Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge. Ian works regularly with Emporia to help ensure their products and services adopt all the principles of Inclusive Design. This is a design philosophy that, as Ian describes, many mobile manufacturers […]

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Got 60 friends? Spell out a message with Google Latitude

I came across this rather nifty proof-of-concept video from the Google Latitude team. Latitude, if you’re not familiar with it, is an add-on to Google Maps that (amongst other features) overlays an avatar of your friends on Google Maps. So if you’re out-and-about you can see their location.

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Apprantly you can get loads of student deals at Phones 4u

According to Mobile Today, Phones 4u have stepped up the game in the bid to target students and are offering deals such as offering £100 of free music on any price plan. Which is fantastic except there are not doing a very good job advertising it to us. In fact this year all the networks […]

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Mr Pullen is taking us to Fresher’s Week

Here’s an introduction to Daniel Pullen — a new recruit to Mobile Industry Review. Daniel is shortly heading off to Uni and I’ve asked him to give us a horse’s-mouth style viewpoint on just how the mobile operators pitch him during the Fresher’s Week (the introductory shenanigans popular at most UK Universities). Plus, I’ve tasked […]

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Apple goes after students with iPhone

Apple’s next target for the iPhone: students. According to Apple Insider, as well as flogging the devices through the usual channels, the company is looking to start selling the handset through “on-campus stores and other educational resellers”. If it’s true, it could mean a significant step for Apple – expanding the channels it sells the […]