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Windows Phone 7: Ready to rock?

My first ever Windows Mobile device was a Compaq iPaq. I really enjoyed being able to read my email on the iPaq. I used to sit on the tube or in the coffee shop writing emails, stabbing at the screen using the little stylus. When I got back to the office, I then did the […]

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Google.com/phone Is Dead! Long Live The Mobile Operator

Back at the beginning of this year, Google’s launch of the Nexus One sent shockwaves around the industry. Mobile operators were quaking in their boots. Quaking, I tell you. Not because of the Nexus One’s market leading features, no. But because of the manner in which Google decided to sell the device: Direct to the […]

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Real Men of Genius: Mr Cell Phone Holster Wearer

Kudos to reader David Middleton who pointed this video in my direction. It’s part of the Bud Light tribute to ‘Real Men of Genius’ and focuses on cell phone holster wearers. Mobile Industry Review is, I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know, a holster free zone. Have a watch and do forward to anyone you […]

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The new way to purchase a consumer phone: Google.com/phone

Well then, this is another day to remember. It’s the day Google got stuck into mobile merchandising and nailed the mobile operator to the wall. That’s it: Thank you for coming, mobile operators, thank you for coming. You did your best. But now you’ve been ‘owned’. Well.. not yet. But do look out for the […]

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Devices

The Nexus One won’t tempt me away from the iPhone

It’s Jonathan Mulholland here once again! Like most mobile geeks, I’m really enjoying all the Google Nexus One news; it’s starting to sound like a very nice device, and it’s obviously a very interesting move by Google. Seeing their vision of what a modern mobile device should be — and how far Google feel they […]

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$100 Samsung Android device rumoured next year

This whole Android marketplace is getting more and more exciting. Whilst I’ve been telling people to expect sub-$100 Android handsets from the Far Eastern bloc of original equipment manufacturers (e.g. the likes of Haier), news that Samsung might have a $100 Android device to market by next year… that’s potentially big. Very big. Will this […]

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Vodafone abolishes European roaming charges for the summer

You read that right.

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Time to visit a Vodafone UK store

It’s that time again. I am off to visit a Vodafone store to find out what’s going on with my five lines. I’m going to change around some of the price plans and decommission the lines I don’t need

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Verizon Palo Alto Store: ‘Yeah you don’t want the Blackberry Storm, it’s buggy’

If you were reading my Twitter feed earlier this afternoon, you’d have caught my update from outside the Verizon Wireless Store in Palo Alto. Here’s a pic: I was Palo Alto for a few meetings, one with a mobile titan (ID not public alas)

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Top 10 tell tale signs your phone is on the way out

1. Calls get dropped so much that you’ve taken to using two polystyrene cups and a length of string 2. The megapixel on the camera is so low the very first pin hole camera takes a better shot 3. One of the music formats accepted by the phone is vinyl 4. The phone is so […]

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Our first look at the Sonim XP3 waterproof phone

We’re big fans of the Sonim series of toughened handsets. The last one I had, the XP1, I took up a mountain overlooking Lake Tahoe and, in the middle of the snow, proceeded to stamp repeatedly on it with my ski boots. All around, bemused skiers hoping off the ski lift nearby watched, wondering what […]

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RumourMill: CES 2009 – Sans Microsoft Zune mobile phone

Popular news-blog site Gizmodo has it from MS there will be no Zune phone at CES in January next year after all. Despite the rumour mill reaching Defcon 5 of late over the appearance of the multimedia mobile phone by Microsoft, it now appears that Brian Seitz , Group Manager of Zune has now officially […]