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3 business is excellent value; but that’s no excuse for working at the Doctors

I just got this bit of news in from UK operator, 3. They’ve got one of the best priced business services in the marketplace (have a look here). Independent analyst, Pure Pricing, has verified this. They’ve done a bit of research to find out just how mobile mad we are. Have a read… New survey […]

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Mr Operator: How do I get my handset into an operator?

After my call for questions for Mr Operator, I had one in today: Question: What does it take for a smaller handset manufacturer to get ‘into’ the operator stores? Aren’t consumers bored of Nokia or SonyEricsson (like you are Ewan)? Or is it all based on size and rebates and not on market innovation? A […]

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Mobile Industry Review Show – Episode 22

Mobile Industry Review Show – Episode 22 from Mobile Industry Review on Vimeo. This week we’re bringing you an absolute WHOPPER of a show. A veritable whopper. 1. We’re committed to bringing you our show from different, unusual and picturesque locations around London. I think we’ve beaten everything so far by filming from the Tower […]

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3: Can I upgrade in store? Yes!

I was at Lakeside Shopping Centre buying yet another Mac Pro the other day (there simply isn’t anything better for processing video than a top of the range Mac — although buy your RAM and HDD elsewhere!). Whilst I was waiting for them to stick in a wireless card, I took a tour around the […]

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3 Skypephone S2 now in the wild

If you want to get your hands on 3’s Skypephone S2, the operator’s already taking pre-orders for the device through its website, and it won’t be long til the device is out in the wild (next week online, 1st September in store). The S2 looks like a series step up from its predecessor, with a […]

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3 win top UK mobile broadband prize

No surprise, actually, is it? Have a read of this: 3 UK’s Mobile Broadband offering has been named “Best Mobile Broadband” by the UK’s most popular dedicated broadband comparison site, www.top10-broadband.co.uk. The independent site, which claims over a million unique users each month, has given 3 UK the award based on analysis of data captured […]

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The mysterious phone I’m testing

A little while ago I got a note from 3. “Would you like to try out one of our new handsets?” asked the chap. “Sure!” I said. I’m always interested to see what’s coming next. The chap wouldn’t be drawn on the identity of the handset. Quite a good idea, if you want to get […]

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Apple iPhone 3G unlocked – what now?

After fellow contributor Dan Lane figured out how to unlock the Apple iPhone 3G with just 16 pounds and a hole punch (full details including a video coming on Monday’s video podcast), I’ve been considering the way ahead for me. I think the ultimate iPhone 3G experience must be on UK network operator, 3.  Their […]

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3 has one million mobile broadband users in Europe

Kudos to 3. They led the way, in the UK at least, with the tenner-a-month USB mobile broadband revolution. This shows demand is strong for mobile broadband in all 3’s territories, including the UK, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and Austria… … says the press release I got in this morning. Christian Salbaing, MD of European […]

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HP laptops on 3 arriving this month

Very shortly, you’ll be able to pop into a 3 store and get a free laptop. You’ll need to sign up to a 24 month contract. But you can walk out with a free laptop. And what’s more, it’ll be a decent one. They’ve really gone to town, 3. You can choose from a decent […]

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The Blackberry Bold hits 3 in November

This was the biggest surprise of the day for me. Walking into the 3 launch event I thought it was a Motorola Windows Mobile device I was looking at, not the Blackberry Bold. It looks and functions like a dream based on the few minutes I played with it. HDSPA. Nice. That’s going to absolutely […]

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Nokia E71 White on 3 available today!

I was hoping that 3 would be looking to launch the E71 shortly. I was really surprised to find that the slated launch date for the handset is today! I checked the 3 site and couldn’t find it — but I suspect it’ll be available to order within the next few days. 3.2 megapixel camera. […]