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giffgaff announces 'goodybags' pricing

by Ben Smith 15th April 2010
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giffgaff – the recently launched mobile network (see our launch coverage) which rewards users for helping each other and marketing the brand – has announced pricing bundles in the form of ‘goodybags’. These bundles last 30 days and give a mixture of calling, texts and internet access. Prices are good (very good), but best of […]

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Terence Eden joins Touchnote

by Ben Smith 14th April 2010

There’s not much we agree about at The Really Mobile Project. Not much. But we do all think Terence Eden is a thoroughly splendid chap and we’re super-delighted he’s moving to Touchnote the awesome ‘turn your pictures into cards‘ people who pioneered buying physical ‘stuff’ through a mobile app store (on Ovi).

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Nokia launches C3, C6 & E5 messaging & social networking handsets [updated]

by Ben Smith 13th April 2010
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Nokia are announcing 3 new handsets at a global virtual event this morning – the C3, C6 and E5.  All three come with full QWERTY keyboards and are focused on messaging and social networking applications with software add-ons to support these features. Using the recently-revised naming system, the ‘C’ range is consumer-focused with the ‘E’ […]

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iPhone OS 4: Welcome to fragmentation-land Apple [Updated]

by Ben Smith 9th April 2010
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Today Steve Jobs announced iPhone OS 4 – an update that includes long-awaited features such as multi-tasking… and that’s great.  However, whilst the fan-boys bicker about whether this is ‘years behind Symbian’ or ‘done right for the first time’ something more important has happened…

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"If you'd never have been lost that day we'd never have met…"

by Ben Smith 9th April 2010
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Ask yourself this… Can Google maps protect you from manic Welsh ladies in the woods?

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Nokia launches Comes With Music in China DRM-free

by Ben Smith 8th April 2010
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Early morning news, so apologies for the unusual ‘press release dump’ below – it’s not our normal style.  However this is interesting… Nokia are launching the Comes With Music download service (now thankfully DRM-free) in China, the world’s biggest mobile market. That makes 30 geographies in 18 months… not bad for something we were less […]

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Broadband in your car [MiFi]

by Ben Smith 7th April 2010
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Today UK mobile network Three have announced they’re now selling their MiFi ‘personal hotspot’ devices with a bundle of accessories to make them suitable for in-car use, including mains and in-car chargers as well as a windscreen mount. This, plus the MiFi itself with a ‘pay as you go mobile broadband‘ service and 1GB of […]

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First Fumble: Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro

by Ben Smith 7th April 2010
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In the back of a dingy bar I had my first hands-on fumble – unofficially – with a Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro recently. Announced in February this is the ‘sister’ device to the Vivaz now hitting UK operators which lacks a keyboard but sports an 8MP camera versus the Pro’s 5. This was a prototype […]

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