Having a look at Luca Luciani, Chief Operating Officer, TIM

Here are some headlines from Luca’s presentation. The Italian market is worth 43 billion Euros — 23 billion mobile (about 50% margin!!), 20 billion fixed line. TIM has almost 90% of fixed line revenues and 42% of mobile revenues of the entire Italian market. Key competitor is Vodafone. Talked about the Italian’s wish to *buy* […]

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Been taking some pictures; Fat lot of use Three is!

I’ve been taking some pictures of stuff going on — ok, so I’m sat like the Prat-at-the-Back, but you know, it’s always nice to see some pictures. Carlo turned to me just a moment ago, ‘Are you uploading those to Flickr?’ he asked. ‘Errrr,’ I say, ‘Errr, it’s a Three phone,’ I say, waving my […]

Apple vs Windows

The lady in front of me has only just got her Windows laptop working and connecting to the internet. Ridiculous. Get a mac, lady! 😉

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A stream of consciousness from Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, CEO, Nokia

Thought I’d try a Steve-Jobsy live(ish) record of Olli’s keynote. Less than 15% of people are using the internet. Approximately 41% of the world’s population will own a mobile phone. Of this, 13% will be using their mobile to access the internet. 1.3 million new mobile subscribers every day. 15 people every second. More than […]

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Ok, we’re rocking

I’m in the conference centre. There’s wireless internet access back in the press area. Smart. The introduction is being led by: – Keith Pardy, Senior Vice President, Nokia Strategic Marketing, Nokia – Alastair Curtis, Chief Designer, Nokia The two chaps are doing their overview and welcome. I’m wondering if there’s going to be anything worth […]

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Nokia World 2006 update…

So here’s how I am thinking of playing it. I’ll take the laptop and the E61. I’m going to attend each of the morning presentations then I reckon I will a) document the Expo and b) check out the ‘Connecting Simply’ stream. I might be able to blog with a prolific sense of wonder or […]

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Rocking into Amsterdam for Nokia World 2006

That’s me established in the hotel off one of the main squares here in Amsterdam. I’ve seen quite a lot of interesting mobile related things already and I haven’t even been anywhere near to the Nokia World 2006 conference 😉 For instance, I was rather impressed to find a disposable battery for Nokia (and other […]