This week’s videocast comes to you from…

… Covent Garden.

That’s right!

We’re heading into the heart of London’s West End to film next week’s videocast.

If you’d like a shout-out, tell us and we’ll include you.

A note about shout-outs: I met a chap (codename: “Geoff”) the other week who didn’t think that we genuinely want to say hi to people and do shout-outs. He thought it was a gimmick.

“But surely you don’t really mean it?” he asks.

“Yeah! We just say hi. Stick in a link to your site if we can. That sort of thing.”

“But, I don’t actually.. I don’t … I’m not the CEO,” says Geoff.


“But you can’t say hi to me. I, er, I probably need PR approval and they won’t listen.”

“You need PR approval for me to say hi to you on a Mobile Industry Review video?” I asked, eyebrows raised rather high.

“Errrr, ok… well. I just don’t think I qualify,” replies Geoff.

So I’d like to be very clear. If you’re reading, you qualify. We’d like to say hello — in the newsletter, on the site, on the video, whatever.

Send me an email ( with the subject ‘shout out’ and tell us something that’s going on with you. Or leave the email blank and we’ll just say hi.

Meantime, we’re going to be in Covent Garden tomorrow. If you’re in the area, maybe you should pop by and say hi on camera!

Recently Published

“Apple will only sell 100,000 of their headsets in the first year” Really?

BGR reports a TrendForce estimate that Apple will sell 100k units of their new headset when released and says “but that’s still a big...

The BlackBerry Movie: Worth a look, but it’s heavy on fiction

I went to see the BlackBerry movie last night here in Dubai. I was astonished to find the movie theatre almost full, apart from...

Question: When is the only time a traffic jam is good news in the UK?

Answer: When you're sitting in the back of an Uber and you need reliable mobile signal. Boom! Sad, isn't it, dear reader? Travel all around...

Ah yes, an S23 with a BlackBerry Bold Keyboard: Exactly what I (think) I need

I was playing with Midjourney, the AI/photo generation service and I asked it to show me what a Samsung S23 would look like with...

It’s ok, your moon photos aren’t fake, they are just enhanced – quite a bit

Have you taken a photo of the moon recently? I almost did, the other day, when I spotted a fabulous moment here in Dubai....

Don’t move! You’ll jinx it! This looks like a tiny bit of innovation in the mobile world

It has been quite a while since I’ve seen anything in the mobile industry that’s caused me to want to write much. Just look...