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Exclusive: Mark Shuttleworth introduces Ubuntu Mobile

In the second episode of our exclusive video interview series with Ubuntu’s founder, Mark Shuttleworth, we focus on the launch of their dedicated mobile platform. Having given a nice summary overview of the company in the first episode, now it’s time to hear Mark talk about what’s driving their move to mobile.

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Refurb smartphones to attract Vodafone pre-pay users?

Vodafone have announced they are to sell ‘officially refurbished’ smartphones. Available to all they come with a warrantee at a discounted price. Handset availability will depend on which devices other customers have previously returned. However, the announcement suggests their focus is firmly on reducing device costs for pre-pay customers: It makes it more affordable for […]

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Ubuntu Mobile announcement video featuring commentary from MIR team

Here’s the extended version of the video shown at the launch of Ubuntu Mobile, including quotes from Ewan, Rafe Blandford of All About Windows Phone alongside  Head of Mobile, Business & Commercial at Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Ed Hodges:

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Ubuntu launches on mobile

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical – the firm behind Ubuntu – has announced the Linux distribution is to move into mobile, shipping on handsets by late 2013. Tablets will follow. Speaking in London at the launch event, Shuttleworth emphasised Ubuntu’s place as the world’s 3rd largest operating system highlighting the distribution by some of the world’s largest PC vendors, […]

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Ubuntu for Android’s product manager gives us a walkthrough demo

Last night at the Ubuntu Mobile launch I was also able to get a proper look at the company’s Ubuntu for Android product. This was announced last year to a lot of fanfare at Mobile World Congress and it’s been coming on in leaps and bounds. The product enables you to install a full desktop […]

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Three ‘Ultrafast’ data roll out to reach users faster than LTE

Despite still lacking an LTE license to deliver true 4G services (akin to EE‘s), Three has confirmed it will be launching the service in 2013.However, many users will be benefit more quickly from the roll-out of ‘Ultrafast’ 3G as Three roll out HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA services which – for many – will match 4G speeds. […]

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Huawei’s E3256 dongle uses DC-HSDPA to better Three’s previous high-speed offering by 40%

As talk in the UK turns to 4G delivered by LTE, many people will benefit more quickly from a 3G upgrade, DC-HSDPA. This standard doubles the download bandwidth of current high-speed devices (21Mbps) by using 2 simultaneous connections. Often called ‘4G’ in the US (‘faux G’ by critics), UK networks have so-far avoided this (just). Three have now launched their […]

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With the E7 comes a change in Nokia’s Enterprise Strategy

With the imminent launch of the E7 Nokia have switched their focus to business leaders, especially CIOs and senior executives who were the main audience at the Gartner ITxpo recently. Speaking at the event Ilari Nurmi, the man responsible for all things E-series, was clear – Nokia are targeting RIM’s BlackBerry with their business devices an they think they […]

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The E75: Very (very) first impressions

After only a few hours of playing these are my first impressions for those hungry for news of this device. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below… we’ll post a longer, more complete review in a week or so. The good: Call quality is excellent. Speaker sound from device is crisp […]

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The Nokia E75 is in the house!

Mobile Industry Review is among a small (but exclusive) group of bloggers to recieve a new E75 to test today!  In fact we’ve got two – Ben Smith and Jonathan Jensen will be reporting in on the devices.  What would you like to know about this new form factor from Nokia?  Put your questions in […]

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World Exclusive: N86 extended test in Prague

There’s plenty of video upcoming from our trip to Prague this weekend including an exclusive first-look at the N86 in real-world conditions – as you can see above it’s a tough life, this international playboy-blogger thing we’ve got going on right now… But, Hi-Def video takes some time to edit and publish (see the MWC […]

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O2 Launches £5m ‘Surprises’ Campaign with Buongiorno

In a bid to retain UK customers in the pre-pay market – something notoriously difficult to do – O2 have launched their ‘Surprises’ campaign this week.  Customers topping up are given a code which guarantees a prize when entered at the campaign’s online ‘hook a duck’ fairground-game themed site – prizes range from free texts […]