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O2 launch the Palm Pre: We go to the party…

by Ben Smith 16th October 2009
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It’s nice to get out and about so the Really Mobile team jumped at the chance to attend O2′s glamourous launch party form the Palm Pre, which goes on sale today. Surrounded by the Shoreditch-glitterati (who we blended into seamlessly) we got our first un-restricted hands-on with a GSM Pre and did a bit of […]

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Underwhelmed by Pre launch buzz

by Ben Smith 16th October 2009

It’s now only about 7 hours until the Palm Pre goes on sale in the UK.  We went to the launch party earlier in the week, but since then there’s been little buzz about the device.  Twitter’s been pretty quiet  on the subject, and even the subject of some teasing on the subject… …even the […]

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Palm Pre launch party [There ain't no party like an O2 party... Hey... Ho... etc]

by Ben Smith 14th October 2009

The Really Mobile Team recently attended the Palm Pre launch party – thanks to JP at O2 who really pulled the stops out for us. These events confuse me – very few people talking much about the device or the launch, but free drinks and an expensive line-up of bands. I’m not complaining, but that […]

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Video Diary: Whatley & the Sony Ericsson Satio in Soho

by Ben Smith 12th October 2009

In the week that the Sony Ericsson Satio became available from Vodafone in the UK, was promised by Orange UK as ‘coming soon’ and was reported as delayed by Carphone Warehouse, James recorded a video-diary in a noisy Soho back-street giving his first – mostly positive – impressions of the device.  Utilising the same Symbian […]

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3 add contract rates to MiFi offering

by Ben Smith 9th October 2009

In addition to the 1-month contract and ‘ready to go’ option (pre-pay with a bundled top-up) announced with the launch of 3′s MiFi they have now added some more ‘traditional’-looking contract options too: 18-month contracts for 1GB and 5GB per month. The two new tariffs include the ’3G broadband over WiFi’ device for free, but […]

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Is it Christmas? Samsung's brought a turkey [Samsung Galaxy (again)]

by Ben Smith 8th October 2009

Just when I thought the Samsung Galaxy (GT-I7500 to its few friends) couldn’t disappoint any more… I discovered it could.  Software updating (or rather the lack of it) adds a world of pain to the already disappointing experience. A few weeks ago I blogged my excitement and then disappointment with the Samsung Galaxy – its […]

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Goodbye to the Blackberry 8520

by Ben Smith 8th October 2009

We’ve had this Blackberry for a while now and both Vikki and I have tested it.  It’s been a bit of a love/hate experience for me though. It’s certainly a good device, but only for a very specific user.  Here’s a quick re-cap of the good and the bad… The good: Form Factor: It has […]

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Blackberry Storm 2: Snapped in Carphone Warehouse Store display [Updated]

by Ben Smith 7th October 2009

There’s been plenty of spy shots of the Blackberry Storm 2, which is rumoured to be arriving on Verizon and Vodafone UK this October, but our eagle-eyed spies (well, friend of the site Dan Carter from at World of Nokia) has spotted this display at a Vodafone Carphone Warehouse store which shows an official image […]

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