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James Whatley

Festival season and mobile: The ugly truth

by James Whatley 14th June 2010
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There now follows a minor rant by James Whatley… ‘Here in the UK, festival season is kicking off a plenty and with the great and the good outdoor musical bonanzas just ’round the corner it falls to the mobile industry to produce a veritable banquet of hand-held software and hardware to help the savvy, mud […]

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Dear World (and especially Robert Scoble)

by James Whatley 4th June 2010

Today I read a fantastically thought-provoking piece from Robert Scoble. Yes, that guy. Love him or hate him, he is talented and he definitely knows a thing or two about tech. We’ve had our fallings out over mobile from time to time, but overall – he’s a good guy. The post in question, entitled Location […]

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Why isn't my MP3 more like Flickr?

by James Whatley 2nd June 2010

The last great MP3 player (and I’m obviously talking about phones here) was the N73. I’m not talking about any old N73 either. I’m talking pre-internet edition, pre-music edition, I’m talking the original, the beautiful N73 v2 firmware. Why? Because this player gave you a glimpse of the future – as well as the present. […]

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Some thoughts on M-Publishing

by James Whatley 1st June 2010
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I was invited to attend today’s M-Publishing event (thank you CamerJam) but alas work commitments have kept me in the office. However, that didn’t stop me throwing together a few thoughts this morning on my way into work… For me, the key question you need to answer is ‘why’? Forgive me if this seems a […]

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Say hello to the Puma Phone

by James Whatley 14th April 2010
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Last Wednesday, Really Mobile was invited along to Sagem’s blogger/press conference for their new and upcoming Puma Phone, so Vikki and I went along to see what’s what. Available from mid-May, the Puma Phone is a bold step in a new direction from the world-famous sports brand – and at first glance, you’d be forgiven […]

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Google Buzz: where's the love?

by James Whatley 10th February 2010

Last night, as I was leaving the office to go play football, word was spilling out onto the interwebs about a brand new Google service. “Social features!” some said, “Keep your friends updated”, whispered others but, it was only when I saw the sad, inevitable combination of words that make up the phrase “Twitter Killer” […]

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LG: what's wrong with this picture?

by James Whatley 31st January 2010

Around London of late, LG has been rolling out some rather large adverts for its latest low-to-mid range device – the catchily-named LG GD510. The first time I saw the ad, I chuckled, brushed it off and moved on. The second time I saw it, I was with company and asked out loud; “Look! What’s […]

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The N900: just a Qik note

by James Whatley 27th January 2010

Last weekend I visited London’s Natural History Museum (the NHM) to take part in a secret filming mission for a new and yet-to-be-made feature film. With an N86 in one pocket and an N900 in the other I set out, intent on recording the action… as it happened. As it happened, the shoot was so […]

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