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Picture Message of Escaped Terrorist Sent to 3.9m mobiles

After Singapore’s most wanted terror fugitive escaped detention on 27th Feb the mobile phone networks were called on to support the massive man hunt: “The three mobile phone operators here – SingTel, StarHub and MI – are also sending out messages with pictures of the fugitive to 3.9 million subscribers, police said. “ Link: The […]

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What is Ovi? [UPDATE]

Having mentioned Ovi in passing with Donna and Richard from WOMWorld at Whately’s Mobile Geeks meet-up this week (he’s uber-connected, don’ t ya know!) I’ve been thinking about it some more, having not looked at it since launch, and I have to say I’m confused. So this is an audience participation opportunity – please post […]

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iPhone coming to Ireland 14th March

4 months later than I wrongly predicted last September the iPhone is coming to O2 in Ireland for €399 / €499 for 8GB / 16GB respectively (the same price as other Euro countries). It’s without visual voicemail and has a 1GB data allowance. Some commentators have described this as being ‘without an unlimited data plan‘ […]

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Excellent delivery notification / re-scheduling by SMS

As a postscript to yesterday’s post bemoaning the state of Westminster Council’s ‘pay by mobile’ parking system, I got a surprising text from Virgin Vie today about an order for some home furnishings. “Your VIRGIN VIE AT HOME parcel will be delivered today.  If you need your delivery on an alternative date reply to this […]

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How not to do pay-by-mobile: a rant

With apologies to those seeking analysis or a product review (what are you reading my rubbish for anyway?), this week’s piece is a self-indulgent rant about a mobile payment service gone wrong… a ‘how not-to’ guide if you like. My interest in the matter? An £80 ( $160) ‘penalty charge’ notice sitting on the table […]

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Android: Not cutting it for me

The elephant in the room: Have Google missed the mark with Android so far? Now Mobile World Congress is over the flood of news is slowing enough to step back and assess what we’ve seen. S60 got a pretty consistent ‘C-‘ grade for their Touch demo, but I’m a bit surprised no-one has taken Google […]

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Our new game…

SpinVox ‘top trumps’ I win the right to be smug on this one… It’s also made a passable effort at someone singing recently. [Wikipedia link]

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Mobile World Congress: Look Ahead

Despite the organisers’ less than enlightened attitude to bloggers at last year’s 3GSM, absolutely everyone who’s ever put keyboard to WordPress is off to the newly re-christened GSMA Mobile World Congress this year. Except me. I have to stay here and work. Humph. Still, the mobile news will be pouring out of Barcelona like un-released […]

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Confirmed: O2 have 16GB iPhone £329 [updated]

Confirmed with the manager of an O2 store. The Engadget rumour is correct. Handsets are in the stores being ‘checked in’ now. Available from 1:30pm. Update: Still no news on the UK Apple or O2 sites, but the US stores have them listed at $499 which confirms the price leaks were also correct.  No new […]

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Group Review: Nokia’s Mail for Exchange v Dataviz’s Roadsync

For S60 users there’s been two choices for some time over how to get push e-mail and synchronise natively over-the-air with an Exchange (or Zimbra!) server using the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol (as opposed to adding a third-party application as Blackberry or Good Mobile Messaging does). Dataviz’s Roadsync product was first to the market, but […]

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O2 increases bundled call and text allowances for UK iPhones

Link: O2 iPhone Tariffs for Existing Customers via TUAW O2 have announced that they’re changing iPhone tariffs, bringing them in line with their recently-revised standard offerings (making them a bit more competitive): £35 per month customers now get 600 anytime minutes (up from 200) and 500 anytime texts a month (up from 200). £45 per […]

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Mind the Gap!

For the last week or so we’ve been talking about how we use our mobiles on the site. Whatley and I have written diary posts and there’s been some really interesting contributions in the comments about the innovative services and applications people use daily. So I was surprised to read these survey statistics this week […]