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There were 3 people with Apple Watches in the train carriage this morning

The ready reckoner that I’ve been using for quite a long time — what folk on the trains and the Underground in and around London are doing — is pointing to a slow but increasing trend for Apple Watch adoption.  I’ve seen various studies around recently indicating that Apple Watch customers are generally highly satisfied […]

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58% of our audience say they’ll buy the Apple Watch Sport

Ahead of the Apple keynote announcement later today we’ve been conducting a bit of research with the Mobile Industry Review audience. Hundreds have weighed in with their opinions in response to my post last week. I asked a very simple question: Which Apple Watch are you going to buy? I gave the following response options: […]

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Nationwide is first to launch Android Wear quick balance app

Putting the 24/7 follow-the-sun development efforts of some of the world’s largest banks to shame, Nationwide Building Society, has launched it’s first ever Android Wear app (and, to my knowledge) ahead of absolutely everyone else on the banking High Street! The app — Quick Balance — is an extension to the Society’s top-rated (and award […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S5 intro video outclasses the rest of the media’s efforts

It’s Day One of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and I’m in the UK, getting organised for my flying visit to the exhibition tomorrow. I’ve spent the evening reading the various different press releases from Samsung and wondered just how they were managing the Unpacked Galaxy S5 announcements on YouTube. I searched “Samsung Galaxy S5” […]

MIR Developers: Masabi’s mobile ticketing system

This demonstration by Masabi had the MIR Show team stopped in their tracks. Watch Part 1 here. It’s all about secure mobile ticketing. That’s Masabi’s bag. Do please take a few minutes to watch the future of ticketing on your mobile. It’s excellent, it’s brilliant, it *works* and it’s available in the UK today. MIR […]

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OrangePartnerCampWatch: Conversations with Orange

An Orange non-spokesperson let loose his thoughts to us on the America mobile phone tariffs, which made a great deal of sense and a lot more than the actual tariffs do themselves. This all came about on a chance meeting during a meander around Orange’s exhibition hall. The very same room in fact, where we […]

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OrangePartnerCampWatch: DeviceAnywhere, testing your mobile apps remotely

DeviceAnywhere offer the coolest thing we’ve seen in ages, the ability to test your mobile apps on actually phones from anywhere in the world remotely. The image at the top is their test suite software, where you can upload your software to real, live, working handsets and run your software throughly to workout any kinks. […]

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News Operators

OrangePartnerCampWatch: The Pow Wow with a wow wow

Orange’s keynote, of sorts, came in what they called a ‘Pow Wow’ – which fitted nicely into the whole camp theme they have going on at the event. It’s not an event geared to announce major amounts of news, it’s really for developers and partners of Orange just to get together. We’re just here to […]

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OrangePartnerCampWatch: Access platinum sponsor, where’s Microsoft

The platinum, chief, head, he who forks over the wonga for this years Orange Partner Camp is Access – the upcoming Linux OS based mobile platform. In previous years its been Microsoft, who have always had a presence here. This time around, 8 years in, they’re notably absent. Whereas before they’ve always been here, in […]

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OrangePartnerCampWatch: BlackBerry Bold back on Orange?

Just seen on the Orange hand set product line up table is the Bold. It appears the rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. Orange has some great great troubles with the Bold, leading to the RIM phone being pulled from its network. This was despite them being the very first UK network to […]

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OrangePartnerCampWatch: Nokia 5800 coming to Orange too?

Another new Nokia hand set spotted at the event at the very same table as their current phone lineup. Does this mean this musically inclined mobile will soon be on Orange? Yes, we believe so. Otherwise why would it be here, come on now Orange! 2+2=4 after all. Posted via email from MIR Live

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OrangePartnerCampWatch: Nokia N97 coming to Orange?

Nokia’s new mobile spotted at the event on a table that shows off their line up of handsets. Are we to assume it’s coming to orange? Yes. Why wouldn’t it be?? It’s here, we can see it, it’s at an Orange event … it elementary dear Watson. Posted via email from MIR Live