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Will the new airport phone battery regulations FINALLY give us phones that work the whole day?

All across the news today is this announcement from British Airways (see Telegraph): British Airways says it will turn away passengers booked on US-bound flights if their electrical devices will not switch on The underlining issue being that if your phone doesn’t switch on, it could theoretically contain explosives. Or something like that. I wonder […]

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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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Batteries really aren’t good enough yet

There are a lot of things pushing me toward buying a piece of shit simple handset. I’m seriously considering buying a really simple S40 Nokia handset, or maybe a Sony Ericsson (if I can put up with the lack of decent contact and calendar synchronisation). I want a phone that works when I need it […]

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Remember to think about the batteries with The Flip!

I have been snorkeling. Probably one of the only times that I don’t take my mobile phone with me when I go out. Sad, but true. But you’re the same, right? I did, however, take The Flip. In fact, if I’m totally honest, The Flip is the major reason that I agreed to snorkeling in […]

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How do you stay ‘live’ with your mobile across the day? Batteries and all.

After last week’s podcast featuring Dan Lane of Howler Tech, we got on to the subject of power. Dan carries, if I’m remembering correctly, multiple laptop batteries wherever he goes. Wherever. So if he goes out, he’s got bucketloads of juice. SMS Text News contributor, James Whatley, is never without 2-3 fully charged Nokia N95 […]