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The 30″ mobile phone screen from Mobintech

It’s not long ’til I hitch a Virgin Atlantic flight direct to Las Vegas for the week long mobilefest that is CTIA Wireless (“Spring”). I’m looking forward to it. The Americans always have a particularly smart viewpoint on ‘mobil’ (as apposed to ‘mobile’). Even if 99% of the American population is using a piece of […]

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Confessions of a mobile phone

Tomi Ahonen has written an excellent ‘day in the life of a mobile phone’ — from the perspective of a mobile handset itself. I really enjoyed it. Here’s a sample: I start in the morning with the alarm. My owner is slow to wake up and will hit the snooze button, usually twice. So we […]

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UK’s Mobile Phone register will require passport to buy PAYG handset

You can’t be too careful. And, er, since it’s electronic, it’s trackable. So let’s track it! So goes the thinking behind the latest plans here in the UK to protect the nation. If you buy a mobile phone on contract, your identity is already confirmed. If you buy a mobile phone on PAYG — Pay […]

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Police has £25m mobile phone budget

Now here’s a contract worth winning. The British government is to spend £25 million on giving the coppers mobile phones. In terms of publicity alone Apple and OpenMoku should be fighting it out to give the iconic police force their handsets and Orange, Vodafone etc. would be well advised to start chasing after this one. […]