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I’ll take one of those BlackBerry Bold Slider handsets, thank you

The delicious Kevin Michaluk of CrackBerry has posted some nicer photos and more details about the all new BlackBerry Bold Slider handset. All the smart money is — as Kevin points out — on the slider being part of the Bold category of devices. For those burning to find out more, Kevin has helpfully compiled […]

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1.2 billion handsets sold in 2009, Nokia & Symbian still top

Gartner released their market research on worldwide smartphone sales today. Needless to say Nokia, is still the runaway market leader with a whopping 441 million devices sold, garnering a respectable 36.4%. But that’s down 2 percentage points over 2008. Samsung came next with 236 million devices sold, followed by LG (122m), Motorola (58m), Sony (55m) […]

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Orange launches Welsh language Samsung handset

“Never ask for directions in Wales, Baldrick, you’ll be washing spit off your face for a fortnight.” That’s Edmund Blackadder’s advice for navigating the country of Wales.  Me, I’m much closer to my celtic — or semi-celtic — brotherhood. I don’t speak any Welsh at all, though. But if you’re Welsh and you’ve been longing […]

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Motorola: Nothing to see here, move along, move along

I headed by the Motorola stand to see what they’d got to show off. Just a preface: We’re at America’s largest, most influential trade show. Motorola’s spend hundreds of thousands to deliver a big stand, they’ve flown in all their top people and … this is the bollocks they’ve got to show off: I kid […]

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Charge your handset with an AAA battery

This caught my attention as we walked around Mobile World Congress: The ability to power your handset with a (rechargeable) AAA battery. This was particularly relevant to me since I’ve spent most of the week running out of Blackberry battery power at about 2pm much to my *intense* annoyance. Have a look at this development […]

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Hyundai hits the UK mobile handset market with 15 handsets en route

The global behemoth, Hyundai, has entered the UK mobile handset market. Big time. There’s no toe-in-the-water nonsense from Hyundai. Nope. They’re hitting the market with 2, followed by 10 to 15 new handsets this year. That’s THE FIRST HALF of this year. Come on! A little bit of competition, eh? Plus you might get a […]

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To everyone crying about Jaiku: Get real.

Jaiku’s biggest problem was the shitty shitty handset infrastructure that Jyri and the guys had to make do with. Google, which it acquired the service, was hardly ever likely to integrate it as a Google Jaiku service. For one, Jaiku means nothing to your average punter. Google Docs means something. Google Jaiku? Rubbish. Doesn’t fit […]

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NSA-approved handset runs Windows Mobile

Goodness me. This is the phone that is apparently approved — or at least possible for — Mr President-Elect Obama to use. You know how he’s ‘addicted’ to Blackberry? Well, give him one of these and watch him become immediately un-addicted. Windows Mobile. Total total unmitigated rubbish when you ACTUALLY want to use a device […]

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HTC’s Android Tungsten handset is a looker

Did you catch Rob’s overview of what appears to be HTC’s full product map for the year? I don’t know why HTC bothers to keep these things secret. We want to know. Provided it’s good news. And it looks like it may well be. Rob pulled out the Tungsten handset in his overview earlier today […]

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The best handset for ShoZu, ever?

I’m looking for your assistance. As part of the MIR ShoZu Campaign, we will be giving away a handset every week shortly. Exact details are coming soon, but before then, I need to determine the best handset most appropriate for ShoZu use. And then go and buy them. What’s your recommendation? Nokia N82? The trusty […]

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Opinion: The INQ1 — 3rd attempt at a Skype-friendly handset?

Michael Aubert knows a thing or two about Symbian, given that he — literally — wrote the book on Mastering C++ in Mobile Development. Michael took issue with the manner in which we’ve covered the INQ1 launch. So much so he knocked me over a text about it this morning. I responded asking him to […]

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How do you sync an LG handset?

I’m quite impressed with the LG Cookie handset. On first glance it reminds me of a cheaper, mass-market version of the LG Renoir. I suspect that’s exactly what it is. I do like it. It’s the sort of thing I can see a 17 or 18 year old girl walking into Carphone Warehouse and selecting. […]