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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Ovi Maps 3 with free navigation launched for Nokia E71 & E66

by Ben Smith 6th April 2010
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In January Nokia announced Ovi Maps 3 including free turn-by-turn navigation, Lonely Planet and Michelin guides. At launch it was  available on 10 handsets and will be pre-installed on all devices launched in future.  The move impressed many and made a noticeable dent in the share price of a leading Sat Nav device manufacturer. However, […]

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Powerfreakz solar charger – tap into free energy!

by Jonathan Jensen 30th March 2010
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Mobile phone battery technology has lagged behind other advances in mobile technology and I frequently find that my iPhone battery is down in the red long before the end of the day. On my Nokia E72, using a VoIP app like Skype or Truphone over 3G means the battery takes a massive hit. Unfortunately it’s […]

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