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An Amazon Phone? The “aPhone”? Come on! Yes please!

It’s me again. And I’m back beating the drum for innovation and competition in the mobile industry. News — or “reports” — have emerged recently that apparently claim Amazon is developing a mobile phone. The reports reckon the handset will run Android, the assumption being that it’ll be a forked version like that of the […]

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Opinion

The Facebook Phone: Why it’s good news for the industry

I’ve been reading all about The Facebook Phone. I’m sure you have too. I thought I’d pen a viewpoint. If you’re in the mood for a cup of coffee, grab one now. Otherwise a TLDR (“too long didn’t read”) will suffice.  In about 48 hours the original report of Facebook hiring a few Apple engineers […]

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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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Devices

Should you upgrade to BlackBerry Bold 9900? Definitely. Place the order!

Months ago when I first got hands-on with the BlackBerry Bold at BlackBerry World, I thought it was gorgeous. But, it was pre-release. And I try not to think too much about devices that are specifically marked as pre-release. There are often substantial changes before the device hits the shelves. Now I stopped doing actual […]

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Services

Can you locate your device if lost? Sort it out today!

Thanks to reader Mark for sending me over this story from Ars Technica. It describes how author Jon Barrow managed to eventually recover his lost phone using Plan B from Lookout Mobile Security. Jon was lucky because he lost an Android phone — and since it had the latest version of the OS, he was […]

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Devices

“First look” at Nokia’s N9-style Windows Phone – exciting!

The video below apparently came from the Far East. It purports to show a Nokia N9-styled device operating Windows Phone 7. Matt over at The Next Web describes the phone as having ‘a near identical design to the Meego-powered Nokia N9’. Now then, here’s what you need to do. Definitely watch the video. Keep the […]

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Devices

Freepost Vodafone Recycling – the only address you need

That’s the address for your used phones. If you’re a Vodafone customer (and, I suppose, even if you’re not), you can donate your old handsets to charity easily now thanks to a brand new service from Vodafone. Recycling is nothing new — and especially in terms of donating to charity. It’s nice to see Vodafone […]

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Devices

Just bought one of these…

I’ll let you know what it’s like. More information over at Johnsphones.com.

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Applications Devices

I Lost My Phone In London!

I usually carry a minimum of two handsets: A BlackBerry Bold and an iPhone 4. Between them, I have everything I generally need to run my businesses wherever I am. When I’m on the train, I’ll often sit and use the iPhone and have the Bold in reserve — often sitting on my leg, or […]

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Devices Operators

Three’s Samsung Omnia 7 Windows Phone Rocks

Well then I’ve now had the Samsung Omnia 7 from Three for just under a fortnight and I’m very much enjoying the Windows Phone experience. This has been aided in no small part by the riotous Three data network upon which the Omnia has been screaming with joy. Seeing the 3G+ icon and watching the […]

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News

LG’s Optimus 7 range is looking nice

What a difference a few years makes, eh? 2 years ago I was going nuts at the LG Renoir launch, dismayed by the built-in limitations of the phone’s proprietary operating system yet delighted at the phone’s brilliant specifications. Sort out the operating system and all of a sudden, the devices get a lot more interesting. […]

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Devices

Orange UK will handle your Windows Phone 7 needs

For years, Orange have worked closely with Microsoft (and HTC) to deliver Windows Mobile phones to the UK marketplace — indeed I reckon I’ve paid Orange at least 10,000 pounds over the past — what — 8 years or so — because of their Windows Mobile deals. It’s not just me though. Orange has sold […]