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Freerunner announce 50 hotspot community give-away

by Ben Smith 14th September 2009

Interesting news just in about the free WiFi project ‘Freerunner‘ who are aiming to put free WiFi ‘where people are’. In addition to the hotspots they’re already providing, they’re launching a fund to provide free internet access to 50 community locations around the UK for anyone to use: “People need Internet access to be able […]

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Windows 7: Even bigger pre-order discounts [UK Only]

by Ben Smith 14th September 2009

We don’t generally post ‘deals’ here, but if – like me – you’ve been eyeing a copy of  Windows 7 for your netbook (I tested the beta on my Samsung NC10 and was very impressed with the speed and features) this might be interesting… Windows 7 has been heavily discounted for pre-orders, knocking £85 off […]

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BREAKING: INQ to launch Android handsets [UPDATED with Video]

by Ben Smith 11th September 2009

At the Mobilize 09 conference in San Francisco, INQ‘s CEO Frank Meehan has announced that they will launch an Android-based handset by the end of 2010.  To-date INQ has produced it’s low cost ‘social mobiles’ on a BREW platform – something that allowed them to develop handsets very quickly on a popular platform – but […]

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Nokia World 2009: Really Rapid Round-up

by Ben Smith 10th September 2009

The Really Mobile team discuss the big news from the Nokia World 2009 event held in Stuttgart last week and offer opinions on the major announcements. Oh… and we’re back by the way…!

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Confusion Over Rival Claims to 'MiFi' Name

by Ben Smith 8th September 2009

At least it wasn’t just us who was confused when 3 announced the launch of their portable hotspot product, calling it ‘MiFi’. We asked if they’d been mistaken in using the name of hardware manufacturer Novatel’s product (which we gave a first look last night) also called ‘MiFi’, whilst 3 themselves had selected a device […]

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Novatel MiFi 2352 Portable WiFi Hotspot: First Look [UPDATED]

by Ben Smith 8th September 2009

This new Novatel device first broke cover at Mobile World Congress in February and is intended to be a replacement for the 3G data dongle.  The MiFi’s  both a dongle (you can plug it into a PC or a Mac via USB) and a WiFi hotspot that’s about twice the size of a normal dongle.  […]

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Evernote and Nokia Stickers 'n Free Stuff

by Ben Smith 9th August 2009

Would you like some free stuff? You would? Well read on… Because it just so happens free stuff is what we got… and in the form of stickers too… which we all know are more highly prized by bloggers than cash or human affection. To celebrate quite how much we love Evernote here at The […]

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SpinVox: Demo Day

by Ben Smith 5th August 2009

Along with a number of other bloggers and ‘proper’ journalists we went to SpinVox HQ in Marlow yesterday to get ‘hands on’ and ‘see for ourselves’.  The session – initially planned to run for an hour – wrapped up after around 90 minutes with the arrival of a second group who were to see the […]

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