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Do you remember Pogo Mobile?

Link: BBC News | SCI/TECH | Pogo to the future. A small British technology firm is launching a gadget that it says could make third-generation networks obsolete before they are switched on. Pogo Technology says its mobile device can browse the web at speeds comparable to those achievable by computer modems. I remember being quite […]

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Double teamed by a Charity Mugger (“Chugger”) and their Res SLVRs

I was walking through Leicester Square the other day when I was assailed by some Chuggers or Charity Muggers bearing clipboards.  You can’t walk through the square without getting approached for some sort of charity or other.  They don’t want a tenner or a quid… they want a direct debit off you for 18 months, […]

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The Tesco shelf

This is what I was looking for when I meant I was hunting for the Tesco Mobile shelf.  I was hoping to have a look down the pay as you go range and see if there was anything that caught my eye.   THEN I’d make some sort of false-but-acceptable-at-the-time excuse to myself like ‘well, you […]

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MyMobileWatch launches £270 watch mobile

Gizmodo profiled the £270 (US$ 499) ‘MyMobileWatch’ device which looks as though it’s more or less the same size as a normal watch.  It looks like pretty interesting technology – it’s Bluetooth compatible so I imagine you would use it with a bluetooth headset.  Or you could use the speakerphone function.  I wonder what it’s […]

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I’m a total mobile phone snob

I was standing in the gym this evening stretching about to watch the France V Spain match on the crosstrainer.  There was a chap in the corner on one of the mats going through a load of warm down stretches.  He was taking a long time about it.  At the end of my work-outs, there […]

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Mobile phones and tactile touch screens

Link: PCWorld.com – Mobile Phones to Get Tactile Touch Screens. Oh this could be fun… Press your finger on a cell-phone touch screen in 2007 and the screen could press right back. Immersion–a developer of tactile or haptic technologies–said today that it plans to license its new force-feedback technology to handset makers, to make virtual […]

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o2 Wireless Festival follow-up

Ah well.  James Blunt was excellent, so were Zero7 — according to a colleague of mine who went to the o2 Wireless Festival.  He took along his cheap-as-chips i-mode handset hoping to get access to the o2 VIP section. BUT he hadn’t put any credit on the handset.  WOOOPS! Not a good idea when you […]

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Mobile Phone Throwing Championships

You can always count on The Register for interesting stories.  They haven’t failed to deliver this morning with news of the Mobile Phone Throwing championships.  Put the date in your diary: 20th August. I reckon I’d be pretty good at that.  I’m at my best when the phone in question has finally synched with my […]

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Thinking about the Nokia 770

Link: The Mobile Technology Weblog: Nokia 770 Tablet To Get Additional Upgrades. Scott at mobile-weblog refers to the Nokia 770 internet table as an ‘intriguing device’. He’s not wrong. He writes that there’s a few more upgrades planned… The most recent upgrade to the intriguing device added GoogleTalk and VoIP functions, but the 770 remains […]

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Raspie launches Dual Sim Windows Mobile PDA, RASPIE XD-1

Pierre Demesmaeker whacked me over a note about their new device, the RASPIE XD-1 (pictured left) which gives dual-gsm, dual working SIM capabilitiy (each tri-band – 900m/1800m/1900m). Very cool.  If you’re like me and have about 10 different mobile phones on your desk at any one time, you’re bound to have one or two ‘favourite’ […]

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Anti-theft features from Samsung

Link: BUSINESS . In case the mobile phone is stolen and the SIM card on the phone is replaced, the handset sends an automatic SMS to 2 pre-selected numbers, giving the contact number of the new user without the owner’s knowledge.

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Cell phones and fashion, baby

Link: Buffalo News – Cell phone as fashion accent. Got this one from Krystal who caught it — she knows I like to read opinion pieces about mobile from US publications such as Buffalo News. This piece by Kelly Boquard explores mobile fashion attitudes. (Obviously I’m a total sucker, walking about with an N90) It […]