Nokia's Ovi Maps: All new, all routing and all free

by Ben Smith 21st January 2010

Well, it wasn’t an Ovi Store announcement. Nokia’s big announcement this morning was an all-new version of Ovi maps – available now for 10 devices including N97 mini, X6, E72 and 5800 – which has been re-written to be the ‘best personal navigation device in the world’.  All maps, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation (driving and walking) […]

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Today's the day… 'Big' Ovi Event

by Ben Smith 21st January 2010

We’ll be there…  Nokia have invited us to their big Ovi announcement. Lips are unusually tightly sealed but the message is consistent – Nokia see this as a big announcement. It seems they may have forgiven (or at least laughed-off) the whole Hannah Montana thing… If I had to make a guess right now my […]

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My Phone of the Year

by James Whatley 30th December 2009

Now that’s a fair amount of linkbait right there, but before I reveal which handset I’m going to bestow such a high prize upon (chortle), let’s first cover off those who definitely haven’t won my phone of the year. The first phone it’s definitely not, is the iPhone. Before you all launch into the whole […]

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A Really Mobile Christmas

by Martyn Davies 23rd December 2009

As the Christmas Season rushes in on us, we thought it would be a good moment to reflect on the mobile apps this year that we particularly enjoyed at Really Mobile.  Which apps were the Marx Brothers, and which the Chuckle Brothers? Which were the cash cows and which the mad cows?  Which was 50cent, […]

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There are no good enterprise mobiles…

by Ben Smith 16th December 2009

There are no good mobiles for the enterprise… That’s the grim realisation I’ve come to over the last few weeks.  There are plenty to chose from, but stop buying for yourself and try buying for 100s of people considering all the costs. Then choose one that will be reliable enough to entrust your business and […]

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'Teenage Heroes' Panel Interview [Re-posted]

by Ben Smith 15th December 2009
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After the excellent ‘Teenage Heroes’ Panel at the Heroes of the Mobile Screen conference on 7th December, Vikki caught up with 4 of the panel – Nick, Rachel, Shivz and Rebecca – to recap the discussion and find out a little more. – Apologies to payByMobile for the error in the first version of this […]

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Exclusive: Ovi Store ships Hi-Def Movie

by Ben Smith 10th December 2009

EXCLUSIVE: The Ovi Store team added an specially selected, full-length Hi-Def feature film to their catalogue exclusively for one customer (me!) today… It was hand-delivered from Finland by George Linardos, Nokia’s Vice President, Products, Media & Games. It seems they were concerned about my recent dis-interest in their extensive Hannah Montana catalogue…  I’ll have a […]

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O2 confirm iPhone launch on Tesco Mobile

by Dan Lane 10th December 2009

UK supermarket chain Tesco isn’t exactly known for it’s premium brand (apparently sitting between Asda and Sainsbury’s in the ‘Supermarket Snobbery’ charts) but that doesn’t mean customers of their MVNO offering have to go without… The iPhone 3G and 3GS will be available on the network from Monday on both Pay As You Go and […]

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