iNum: one global phone number

by Jonathan Jensen 8th December 2009

This week I had a chat with Tim Behrsin, who heads up the iNum division at Voxbone. iNum (which stands for ‘international number’)  launched in 2008 and has been busy building interconnect agreements and signing service providers over the last year. The concept behind iNum is a single global phone number that isn’t tied to a specific […]

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How much does an N900 cost? Nokia don't know…

by Ben Smith 4th December 2009

“How much for an N900?”, a friend asks.  Hmmm… I’m not sure. I got a discount code when ordering mine, but otherwise it was always £499 in the Nokia online store. I’ll just check Google… Oh wow! A sponsored search listing right at the top of the page! It looks like they’ve discounted it £50 […]

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Nokia Online Store fails to impress…

by Ben Smith 28th November 2009

If you’ve been following me on Twitter then you’ll have seen my recent frustration at the delays in shipping a pre-ordered N900, but this post isn’t about that. This post is about the Online Store itself…  What better place could there be to buy a new Nokia handset? Quite a few, it appears (for the […]

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The lowdown on giffgaff

by Dan Lane 26th November 2009

giffgaff (uncomfortably all lowercase) is a brand new pay-as-you-go MVNO backed by O2 (and using the O2 network) that claims to be “The People Powered Network”, they launched their service yesterday morning and I was lucky enough to get up close and personal with the giffgaff management team to get the lowdown on this unique […]

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lastminute.com labs launch 'snaffle' [sponsored demo]

by Ben Smith 19th November 2009

We were delighted to be asked by the lastminute.com labs team to take a preview version of their new iPhone application ‘snaffle‘ to Covent Garden to make this demonstration video. Currently under test, the app – which is powered by Vouchacha – allows you to see retailers offering deals in and around the area where […]

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Nokia dropping Symbian from N-Series by 2012 [UPDATED]

by Ben Smith 18th November 2009

This evening, at the official N900 meet-up in London, Tanja Sauvola from the Maemo marketing team revealed in a Q&A with bloggers (after giving the first of the evening’s three presentations) that Nokia plan to drop Symbian from the entire ‘top end’ N-Series range of handsets in favour of Maemo by 2012. The transition will […]

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N900: A Gallery

by James Whatley 16th November 2009

Hopefully by now you’ve all read Dan Lane’s Really Mobile N900 opinion piece from last week (based on the development unit he ‘borrowed’ from Ewan Macleod), and, while we all sit around with baited breath (read: twiddling our thumbs) waiting for the actual release date, November 19th I managed to lay my hands on a […]

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Yamaha PSG-01S Speakerphone for Skype

by Jonathan Jensen 16th November 2009

Last week a nice surprise arrived via courier – the new Yamaha PSG-01S speakerphone for Skype. Described by Yamaha as a ‘Sound Gadget’, the idea behind this device is that it acts as a speakerphone for Skype calls when upright and doubles as stereo speakers when lying on its side. It’s a highly portable device […]

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