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Samsung’s 15 dedicated UK stores… could be good, could be horrifying

 Today’s FT is reporting that…  Samsung is opening 60 stores across Europe to sell its mobile phones, tablets, laptops and wearable technology in partnership with Carphone Warehouse, the UK retailer. By working with Carphone Warehouse to create a store concept, the South Korean technology group will compete directly with Apple, whose flagship high-street shops have […]

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Is it me or has this Galaxy Note 3 shrunk?

Maybe it’s just a very big hand?

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Facetiming: Really popular on Samsungs

Have you been seeing folk with Samsungs Facetiming in the street? I have. I am routinely witnessing this almost daily in and around London. I was in Scotland the other day on business and one of the ladies ahead of me in the taxi queue at Edinburgh Airport flipped out her S4 and proceeded to […]

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My two weeks with the Samsung Galaxy S4… starts today

A quick hello to everyone at Phones4U who recently challenged me to spend two weeks with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and write about my experience. They sent me out the S4 on Friday and I’ve been testing it… But let me stop you there. You can’t do a proper test of a phone until you’ve […]

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Devices Operators

EE really lucked out with their 4G launch didn’t they?

Every time I walk by a standard operator shop that isn’t EE, I have to cringe. I can’t avoid it. That’s because, invariably, the shop window is currently advertising the Samsung Galaxy S4. And unless you’re EE, you need to cover your promotions with the text, “4G ready”. Seriously embarrassing for any mobile operator. 4G […]

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American Airlines buys 17,000 Samsung Galaxy Notes for flight attendants

This one caught my attention — finally news about a big ‘mega company’ that IS NOT deploying iPads! Instead the iPad has lost out to the much more nimble Samsung Galaxy Note. This is a fantastic success for the team at Samsung. I would imagine that it will be good news for AA’s flight attendants […]

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Applications

Android user? Stop everything and get Touchnote to send real postcards free ’til the end of August

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Sponsored video: The Samsung Smart TV’s motion control is brilliant

If you haven’t checked out the Seductive Motion video featuring the new Samsung Smart TV, I strongly recommend taking a look at the video above. It’s promoting the company’s Smart TV range of televisions. I have to say I was pretty impressed at the technical innovation demonstrated in the advert. The advertisement begins with a […]

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Devices Opinion

Samsung Galaxy S3: Somo’s technical genius, Naji El-Arifi gets hands-on for us

Naji El-Arifi is Technical Product Manager at Somo Agency, one of the leading interactive mobile agencies around at the moment. I regularly use one of their creations — the Domino’s Pizza iPad app — way more often than I should. It’s far too easy to order and get the transaction done. A testament to their […]

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Opinion

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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Samsung’s Street Squad video shows how they’re aiming for a broader audience

Ask any geek about the Galaxy SII and they’ll nod appreciatively. The device is rather wonderful — the screen is huge! Of course, it’s famed for being super slim — a real testament to the company’s continuing ability to turn out good looking yet functional devices. Have a look then at this sponsored video from […]

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Samsung Stage talent competition highlights the Galaxy SII

I came across Samsung’s latest promotion — Samsung Stage — this morning. It’s to promote their mobile devices, more specifically, of course, their rather gorgeous Galaxy SII. I’m on record as saying I’m not a big fan of the SII battery, however I’d like to clarify that the rest of the device is gorgeous. You […]