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Bad news: Almost everyone at MWC had an iPhone!

[Note: This post was originally published as the main editorial in the Mobile Industry Review newsletter. Would you like to receive it in your inbox now-and-again? It’s free to subscribe.] Bad news. Or, is it good news? Let me know what you think… I arrived into Barcelona as the city bathed in glorious, glorious sunshine. […]

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Devices

Nokia’s six-screen “Agora” Social Visualizer launches internally

Here’s an insight into how Nokia is harnessing the vast array of daily social media discussion about it’s brands into one single visual platform. They’ve called it “Agora” (after the Greek place of meeting) and they’ve made a little video showing it off. If you’re at all interested in social media, this will be of […]

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Opinion

Is Nokia’s rehabilitation in the Western Media complete?

Was it this time last year that Nokia was burning? I had to check through the Mobile Industry Review archives just to be sure! What a difference a year makes in the mobile industry, eh? This time last year the market was reacting to the news that Nokia had dumped it’s “burning platform” and moved […]

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Opinion

Is Apple the next Nokia? Now there’s a question…

I got together with Ben Smith and Rafe Blandford recently to discuss this multibillion-dollar question on episode 9 of the 361 Degrees podcast: Is Apple the next Nokia? Now, all the iFans go absolutely nuts, there’s method in this apparent madness, especially given Apple has just completed yet another ridiculously amazing quarter. If you recall, […]

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Devices

38% of MIR readers want an updated 2012 version of the Nokia N95

I’m having a lot of fun with the Urtak ‘collaborative survey’ that I added early this morning. Some of the results are rather stimulating! What’s fascinating about the Urtak functionality is that readers can add their own questions at the end. We started off with my generic 10 mobile ones and we’ve now got another […]

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Devices Operators

Orange: Free XBOX 360 when you buy a Nokia Lumia 800

Have you been hearing about this deal from Orange? It’s been capturing the imaginations of quite a few normob (“normal mobile user”) friends and family. I’ve overheard people discussing it multiple times a day so — anecdotally at least — it’s certainly gathering a lot of attention. Here’s the offer: If you upgrade to the […]

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Devices

The Nokia Lumia 800: It’s business-ready

I’ve been using the Nokia Lumia 800 for just over a week, full time now. It has temporarily replaced the BlackBerry Curve I normally use for business work (I also use a Bold 9900 and an iPhone). I most certainly miss the physical keyboard of the BlackBerry, however I have to say that the Nokia […]

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Devices

Like all smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 800’s battery is just ‘ok’

I’ve been using the Nokia Lumia 800 for almost 4 days now, full time. Two of those days have been weekends so I’m not quite ready to give a week’s full summary yet. However what I can tell you is to set your expectations on the Lumia 800’s battery. This should be nothing new to […]

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News

Hands-on video of Nokia Lumia 800 from the Oxford Street Phones4U store

Thank you to the team at Phones4U who invited me down to their huge Oxford Street store today to check out the Nokia Lumia 800. Now, I was of course at Nokia World for much of the day where I couldn’t move for Lumias, but the reason I wanted to check out Phones4U was to […]

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Devices

Nokia Lumia 800 is now available for hands-on in EVERY Phones4U store nationwide

Do you like what you saw from today’s Nokia World show? Are you keen to get a look at the Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone? Well then, do not pass Go. Head straight for your nearest Phones4U store across the United Kingdom. *EACH* Phones4U store has a Nokia Lumia 800 on-site right now. Today. Ready […]

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Devices

A look toward Nokia World 2011 from Chris at SlashGear

If you need a bit of a primer for this week’s Nokia World, may I take this opportunity to highlight this overview from Chris at SlashGear. As well as being a dab hand at making coffee, I always find his positioning pieces useful. This will bring you bang up to date with the coverage I’ll […]

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Devices

A nice example of Nokia’s smart subliminal marketing

The problem we’ve all had with Nokia, I think it’s fair to say, is that in recent years the products haven’t quite met our expectations compared to the rest of the market. I know the purists reading will disagree at this point — however, let me point you to Android and iOS device sales over […]