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Season 2 of the 361 Degrees podcast — Episode 6

S02 E06 – The £100 Pre-Pay Christmas Challenge (mp3) [ Direct MP3 download – 31MB] This week the team set themselves a ‘fun’ challenge – to choose a new pre-pay mobile phone costing less than £100 to give as a as a Christmas present… [To avoid arguments we agreed to ‘shop’ at Carphone Warehouse] Rafe opts for […]

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Season 2 of the 361 Degrees podcast — Episode 5

S02 E05 – Handset Insurance – Saviour or Swindle? (mp3) [ Direct MP3 download – 29MB] After a series of handset losses and breakages Ewan’s been exercising his network operator-supplied handset insurance… something he’d forgotten he’d signed-up for. But do these policies offer good value for money and how should you choose who to buy […]

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Season 2 of the 361 Degrees podcast — Supplementary episode!

S02 SUP01 – MEF Americas 2011: Neil Stiles on “mulit-screen” content (mp3) [ Direct MP3 download – 8MB ] Recorded at MEF Americas 2011 in Miami, Ben interviews Neil Stiles, president of the Variety Group, on producing content for a ‘multi-screen world’. They discuss: Customising content for mobile platforms. Traditional media companies’ delusion that mobile […]

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Season 2 of the 361 Degrees podcast — Episode 4!

S02 E04 – The UK reaches a smartphone “tipping point” (mp3) [ Direct MP3 download – 31MB ] The UK has reached a tipping point – 50% of all mobile devices in use are now smartphones and the trend looks set to carry on, expected to reach 70% by 2015. We discuss the implications of […]

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Season 2 of the 361 Degrees podcast — Episode 3

S02 E03 – While we were gone… Apple, HP and Android. (mp3) [ Direct MP3 download – 27MB ] We’re back to the ‘usual’ format for this week’s episode – recapping all the important events that happened between seasons 1 and 2. We discuss: iOS5 and the iPhone 4S – Has Apple ‘grown up’ to the point […]

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Season 2 of the 361 Degrees podcast — Episode 2

S02 E02 – 361 Live at Nokia World (2 of 2) (mp3) [ Direct MP3 download – 23MB ] In this episode – part 2 of the coverage from our live event at Nokia World – we carry on the audience discussion moving on to discuss the US market, Microsoft’s Windows Phone ecosystem and Samsung’s […]

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Season 2 of the 361 Degrees podcast — Episode 1!

S02 E01 – 361 Live at Nokia World (1 of 2) (mp3) [ Direct MP3 download – 23MB ] We’re back! To kick off our second season we headed to Nokia World and recorded our first ever ‘live’ edition in front of an invited audience of bloggers and mobile gurus. They pitched-in to give their […]

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361 Degrees live event at Nokia World — want to come along?

Right then Season Two of the all new 361 Degrees podcast begins this Thursday. I know a lot of people have been waiting for this next season so thank you all for your patience. If you haven’t come across it before, 361 is a collaboration between me, Ben Smith of Wireless Worker and Rafe Blandford […]

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361 degrees podcast – Episode 10: Bothersome things

In the latest episode of the 361 degrees podcast, I receive a virtual yellow card for using the word ‘sodding‘ during the episode (referring to MMS). Ben was not impressed at my language and I could feel Rafe giving me a stare from 3,000 miles away. I couldn’t help it. 😉 Anyway, let’s get on […]

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361 degrees podcast – Episode 9: Nokia, what next?

Right this week things got a little bit interesting. Ben describes the debate between Rafe and I as, “a little bit heated” in the text below. I think, at one point, I was screaming words to the effect of, “You’re completely WRONG” at Mr Blandford. This is, you understand, all in the spirit of a […]

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361 degrees podcast – Episode 8: Roaming Ranting

Episode 8 – Roaming ranting… (mp3) This week we talk about international roaming services and wonder why these services – and especially data – command such premium pricing. We discuss: The recent MACH Insights conference. The products and services we use for roaming including Vodafone’s data traveller service, Abroadband, Droam, Onavo, Truphone and MiFi devices. The wetpaint Wiki for information on global pre-paid […]

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361 degrees podcast – Episode 7: Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be

  Listen! This week we reminisce about the devices we’ve owned and loved over the years. We highlight a few we think were real ‘market changers’, a few lemons and speculate about who might make the next game-changer. Rafe also lets slip the secret of his magic drawers. Amongst the devices we discuss this week are […]