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Introducing the 361 Degrees Podcast: Episode 1

by Ben Smith 27th April 2011

I am delighted to be able to announce the first ever edition of the 361 Degrees Podcast – a new venture by Ewan MacLeod of Mobile Industry Review, Rafe Blandford of All About Symbian and yours truly (with my Wireless Worker hat on). I’m fortunate to have had the pleasure of working with these chaps […]

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Video Quickies: Motorola Atrix

by Ben Smith 24th February 2011

Impressed by some of the business features the Motorola Atrix is sporting (such as finger-print authentication and a desktop environment with connections to remote applications) I shot 4 short videos of the device being demonstrated whilst at Mobile World Congress. Motorola’s not a name I’d come to expect much in the way of innovation from […]

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Reminder: #NotatMWC tonight!

by Ben Smith 17th February 2011
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If you’re in London town tonight then come and join half of the Really Mobile team for much merriment and mobile-shaped beers. If you’re coming, get along to the Facebook page and sign up. We know for a fact some people are already flying out of Barcelona to make it back in time.

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Mobile World Congress: Day 2 Review

by Ben Smith 16th February 2011
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For me, day 2 was all about the Chinese manufacturers. HTC and Huawei both introduced significant numbers of phones and tablets that show how strong they are right now. They’re both majoring on Android at the moment, but HTC also runs a Windows Phone stream too. Their booths are massive and the amount of ‘stuff’ they […]

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Round-up: HP TouchPad, Pre 3 and Veer coverage

by Ben Smith 16th February 2011
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Over on Wireless Worker I’ve  published a set of videos and pictures in a first-look at the HP (previously Palm) TouchPad, Pre 3 and Veer. WebOS looks like it’s matured nicely since we first saw it, but facing stiff competition against a range of other similar devices it’s likely operator take-up will play a big […]

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Elsewhere: ‘Opinion: ‘Plan B’ is no plan…’

by Ben Smith 15th February 2011

I’ve just written an opinion piece for my more business-focused blog ‘Wireless Worker‘ about the ‘Plan B’ reaction to Nokia’s shift to the Windows platform:

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Mobile World Congress: Day 1 Review

by Ben Smith 15th February 2011
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My summary of what’s been going on at the world’s biggest mobile event…

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Nokia: ‘Significant’ Windows Phone customisations

by Ben Smith 14th February 2011
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Well, they did it and the details are now starting to dribble out. Last night, in his pre-event press conference new Nokia CEO Stephen Elop talked more widely around the issues that have been raised as a result of the firm’s decision to move to Windows Phone. During he event he shared another rendering of […]

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