Nokia: ‘Significant’ Windows Phone customisations

by Ben Smith 14th February 2011
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Well, they did it and the details are now starting to dribble out. Last night, in his pre-event press conference new Nokia CEO Stephen Elop talked more widely around the issues that have been raised as a result of the firm’s decision to move to Windows Phone. During he event he shared another rendering of [...]

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It doesn’t matter if Nokia launches a Windows Phone…

by Ben Smith 9th February 2011
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A consensus is forming that Nokia and new CEO Stephen Elop are going to announce something big on Friday. It’s rumoured to be a Windows Phone 7 announcement, specifically one for North America where Nokia is mostly ignored. If they do there’ll be an explosion in the tech press… and I’ll be liberally hitting ‘Mark All [...]

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Can you switch from a dongle to a MiFi? [Reader question]

by Ben Smith 4th February 2011
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Reader Sami has written-in with a question… My company kindly provides me with a (limitless?) Vodafone dongle for my laptop so I can work on the go. I recently got a WiFi iPad and I’m finding it easier to carry and use but I have to be in a WiFi area to use it for [...]

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We’re #NotatMWC!

by James Whatley 2nd February 2011
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Well, I say ‘we’. What I mean is, Dan and I certainly aren’t. Ben is. But we’re not talking to Ben right now. If you’re in London town on the evening February 17th then come and join one half of the Really Mobile team for much merriment and mobile-shaped beers at All Bar One, New [...]

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On the road again…

by Ben Smith 31st January 2011

It’s time to get on the road again… and inevitably thinking about roaming bills. A combination of internet-based services and even reasonable rates mean voice calls have stopped being the worry they once were – now it’s all about data. My most recent trip to Australia had been simple in comparison to the usual pain…

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BREAKING: ‘O2 WiFi’ is free hotspot network for everyone

by Jonathan Jensen 26th January 2011
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O2 has launched O2 WiFi offering free WiFi to anyone, regardless of whether or not they are an O2 customer. Rather than focus on their existing customer base or charge non O2 customers for access, O2 has taken the view that their revenue stream will come from the venue partners. O2′s aim is to make [...]

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BlackBerry and beyond…

by Vikki Chowney 16th January 2011
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Though I failed to acknowledge it, the search for my perfect handset ended about six months ago when I started using the Nexus One. I’ve spoken before about  my new found love for Android (well, it was at the time) when I trialled the HTC Hero. In the end I found it lagged too much [...]

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LTE, WiMAX and 4G mobile broadband: What are they, which is best and when are they coming to the UK? [Guest Post]

by Guest Contributor 7th November 2010
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There’s been a bit of a 4G backlash recently… Several influential voices have called-out US mobile network operators for abusing the term ’4G’ for marketing purposes. Much like the much-abused word ‘unlimited’ in the UK,  4G is they argue, now being routinely applied to services which – frankly – aren’t. To clear up the confusion [...]

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