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Vikki Chowney

The Million project; a Marketer's dream come true

by Vikki Chowney 15th August 2009

I read a piece yesterday about the Million project in New York (named as such to reference the city’s 1.1 million students), which is an incentive-based scheme that rewards good behaviour and grades with mobile credit. In their words, the project aims to provide ‘short-term incentives to motivate students, increase classroom participation and contribute to […]

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I'm getting a BlackBerry Curve 8520…

by Vikki Chowney 5th August 2009

…but only on trial. You see, after a massive scheduling FAIL from yours truly, I missed the BlackBerry Curve 8520 launch yesterday. However, after being released in the US and Canada (then simultaneously in India), Research In Motion (RIM) has formally introduced its new handset to the UK market. The 8520 is a slightly cheaper, […]

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Wireless Electricity at TED Global 2009

by Vikki Chowney 28th July 2009

One of most impressive things I saw at TED Global 2009 last week was a live demonstration of mobile or ‘wireless’ electricity. It sounds incredible, and quite frankly, it was. After some insight into the core components of how and why, Eric Giler – CEO of WiTricity – used his company’s system to turn on […]

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Me and my Eseries, episode one

by Vikki Chowney 14th July 2009

Some of you may be aware that my trademark E71 has been out of action for some time. Well, it seems that I can’t actually get it fixed now, because of ‘water damage’. I say ‘water’ because actually, not four hours after I received my shiny new handset way back in October of last yea, […]

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Nokia, bioplastics and the big green responsibility debate

by Vikki Chowney 30th June 2009

Some of you may or may not know that on my personal blog, I cover green and social change issues. This week I’ve been talking about manufacturer’s attempts to make their phones ‘greener’, looking specifically at Nokia, bioplastics and extended producer responsibility.

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Really Mobile review: Nokia's N79

by Vikki Chowney 16th June 2009

As you all heard a little while back, while my trusty E71 is off being fixed, I’ve been playing with the N79. I’ve never used an Nseries phone as my primary handset before, so it’s been interesting test, especially considering that the candybar design doesn’t immediately appeal. Style-wise, it does comes with two smart covers […]

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Video Diary: Vikki and her unsung hero

by Vikki Chowney 2nd June 2009

Vikki’s trademark E71 is off to the phone doctor so she’s testing a handset we think is too often overlooked.

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Does your mobile speak volumes about who you are?

by Vikki Chowney 18th May 2009

Following more than a few conversations with friends (relating specifically to why they chose their phones from an aesthetic perspective), Vikki ponders the relationship between your mobile and your personality.

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