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Device complexity is killing normob upgrades

For the technological “geeks” out there, using a mobile is as simple as opening the front door. There’s no thought, no confusion, and for the most part complete understanding of what it is that you’re doing. Some people, as I very well know, are not blessed with this kindred ability to use anything that has […]

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The Power of Media Technology

I’m going to avoid delving into the politics of it, but over the past twelve days there has been a reoccurring story in our headlines; the Israel/Gaza issue. It’s one that has sparked outcry, and one that shouldn’t have happened. However, I was watching the news the other day, I think it was CNN or […]

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The Highs and Lows of 2008.

What an interesting year! Since I joined the formerly SMS Text News/MIR team in July of this year, a lot has happened. But there has also been so much more too… And here are some of my highlights, or should I say, more notable occurrences! The iPhone 3G! This was bound to appear somewhere, and […]

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LG Mobile Developer Network: Look how complicated this is!

Yup, you read that right. YES there is an LG Mobile Developer Network. Finally. Excellent. Unfortunately it is stuck in the year 1997. Yes indeed! If you’d like to get your application on to LG handsets, it’s as simple as: 1. Spend AGES writing a sodding proposal. (Ok so it’s only two pages…) 2. Formally […]

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All I Want For Christmas…

In an ideal world, I would ask for happiness, and the end of this dismal time of year. But of course I’m not here to discuss that! No, no, no… What do I want from the world of Mobile this Christmas? Firstly, I call for originality. I personally think originality should be the first aspect […]

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Using SMS for the greater good!

I love it when I see mobile phones being put to good use, and I also love it when say for important issues, mobile phones are being utilised to capture a target audience in the best sense and way possible. I was browsing around my daily choice of news reads, when I came across an […]

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Sony Ericsson announces SDK Beta for Windows Mobile

It’s no little secret that both the Apple iPhone and Android phones have done exceptionally well in the markets. Their sales figures not only mean good business for their manufacturers, but they’ve been a boon for countless developers out there, whose apps can now reach to even more people through their respective application stores. We’ve […]

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CTIA: Sybase 365 announces International MMS delivery hub

Sybase 365, the subsidiary of Sybase, Inc, the global leader in mobile messaging services today announced its global multimedia messaging exchange system at CTIA in California, USA. Christened MMX 365, the system is designed to nullify operator and country borders so that globally, subscribers can enjoy seamless delivery of MMSs.  Marty Beard, Sybase 365’s President, […]

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Use your mobile as your Oyster card!

That is just one idea that has been floating around Mobile Industry Review for sometime; and it seems like after a trial period, people like it! The Near Field Communications (NFC) which O2 had been trialling with Nokia has had some optimistic results. Apparently nine out of ten (90%) of the five hundred trialists said […]

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Ubik – Free Mobile Site Creation

I was browsing the World Wide Web, when I came across Ubik; a free mobile site creator. Ubik offers free site hosting, and sub-domains! I thought I would investigate the service, as a keen web-builder myself; I’m always intrigued to see what there is to offer, and today I have been pleasantly surprised. In all […]

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Applications Operators

Podcast: Mark Curtis, CEO of Flirtomatic and mobile industry beacon

I had a chat a little while ago with Mark Curtis, top chap at mobile flirting extravaganza, Flirtomatic. I’ve long been watching Flirtomatic’s growth — and I hold them to be a shining beacon of the mobile data industry. They’re one of the first services I can recall who actually designed their entire operation around […]

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What’s gone wrong with Chinese 3G?

More interesting stats – according to EJL Wireless Research, the number of TD-SCDMA subscribers is set to hit 12 million by 2012 with roughly the same number of terminals expected to be sold in the same year, at 11.5 million. Given that TD-SCDMA is the Chinese government’s baby and it’s been pushing it heavily for […]