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Malcolm Murphy – Why is mobile email still not right?

I became aware of Nokia’s latest email offering recently, and being both an email junkie and S60 phone user I quickly installed it and had a play with it. I was intending to write a full review for this article, but I found that I kept wanting to talk about Nokia email in the context […]

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Synchronica snaps up AxisMobile

British mobile email and synchronisation company Synchronica has gone shopping, buying consumer mobile email outfit AxisMobile for $4.9 million in shares, bringing the provider new capabilities like email-to-SMS gateway and open up Synchronica’s service to lower end devices. And that’s just the start of it: the company’s just announced that its raised another $10 million […]

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Apple’s MobileMe hit in email scam

Online scammers – the type that usually send you badly worded emails with shoddy graphics asking you to give up all your bank details or eBay password – have found themselves a new target in the form of Apple’s MobileMe service. According to Computerworld, the scammers sent out emails to MobileMe subscribers trying the usual […]

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Mobile messaging to be worth $88 billion

New statistics out on how much we love our mobile messaging (guess what? It’s a lot) from the analysts over at Strategy Analytics. According to them, the world will be spending $88 billion on messaging by 2012 – that’s 15 percent up on 207 – and while text messaging will still make up the lion’s […]

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CTIA September – Got my first email

I’ve had my first email about CTIA in September. From MX Telecom, no less, asking if I’m up for an interview / briefing. That I am. With nobs on. And with a large HD camera in tow. We’re going to be doing a lot of wicked coverage from San Francisco this coming September. Are you […]

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iPhone in the office

I used to work for an agency that believed that Macs were better at everything.  It would spend a fortune on a Mac and then only use it to do MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the interweb.  It did seem like a waste of money, especially as the company in question wasn’t the best payer […]

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No talking please, we’re on a plane

Who really wants to be able to use mobile phones on planes? It seems not as many of us as the airlines might be hoping, according to a new survey commissioned by Yahoo. The research found that nearly three out of four people questioned wanted in-air mobile phone use restricted to silent features like SMS. […]

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Qantas opens up SMS and email for Aussie flyers

Just days after Emirates announced plans to offer in-flight mobile connectivity, Qantas has revealed its going ahead with a plan to provide passengers with SMS and e-mail functionality on planes, also using Aeromobile kit. The launch follows a trial which finished earlier this year. During 2008, Qantas will start rolling out the service on some […]

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In-flight mobile calls take off with Emirates

The world has finally got its first commercial in-flight mobile service, thanks to Emirates and supplier AeroMobile. Emirates saw its first call on flight EK751, on a plane travelling between Dubai and Casablanca yesterday. According to AeroMobile, it’s the first time that voice calls have been allowed on commercial airline flights, after the European Aviation […]