November is MiFi month: Orange launch theirs

by Ben Smith 4th November 2010
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It seems like only yesterday I was blogging T-Mobile’s new mobile WiFi device the ‘Wireless Pointer’ (actually, it was yesterday). Now Orange have launched their own one as well…

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T-Mobile Launch the ‘Wireless Pointer’ [Oddest. Named. MiFi. Ever]

by Ben Smith 3rd November 2010
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The news is 2 days old now, but we missed all the fun then so… T-Mobile have got their act together and launched a Mobile WiFi device (MiFi) akin to the Three and Vodafone ones already on the market. I wrote up what little info there is for my Mobile WiFi Challenge Blog, but we’ll […]

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Review: Sanyo Xacti CA-100 Waterproof HD Video Camera [Guest Post]

by Guest Contributor: Mike Stead 28th October 2010
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A few months ago I spotted a press release that Sanyo were launching the Xacti CA-100 – the ‘World’s first 1080p waterproof camcorder’, which got me immediately excited. Not wanting to accept a less-than-top-spec all-round video experience, we’ve put off purchasing a new camcorder to record our growing family until a beastie of this spec […]

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HTC HD7: First look [Yes, it's Windows Phone 7]

by James Whatley 25th October 2010
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Well, it’s here. We’ve had it for a good couple of weeks now and it’s a beauty. Of the six Windows Phone 7 devices released this week, the o2 exclusive HTC HD7 is the biggest and best of the bunch. When the news broke that these devices – this new OS – was on the […]

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You are not the (phone manufacturer’s) customer

by Ben Smith 22nd October 2010

Dameon Welch-Abernathy (aka ‘Phoneboy‘) issues a timely reminder… In most countries, the operator represents a larger percentage of overall sales than the individual customers who purchase a given device “unlocked, unbranded.” In North America, roughly 90% of the handsets are sold through an operator channel. When faced with those kinds of economics, it’s no wonder that […]

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Rumour: Symbian Foundation to be wound up? [Updated: Probably]

by Ben Smith 19th October 2010
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File this firmly in the ‘unconfirmed’ tray, but a super-secret source contacted us a few days ago with news that the Symbian Foundation is to be wound up. The wheels are - apparently - already in motion and today’s news that CEO Lee Williams is leaving (immediately) for ‘personal reasons’ appears to chime with this. This move […]

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Nokia N8 First Look: Better, but far from good.

by Ben Smith 10th October 2010
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It’s finally here. Some six thousand (ish – I forget) years after it was announced the N8‘s shipping and I’ve got an Orange one. There’s plenty being written about it already so let’s keep this brief…

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Samsung Bring Down the Shutters on Symbian

by Martyn Davies 1st October 2010

Samsung today abandoned Symbian support with an email blast to their developer community. According to Samsung Mobile Innovator, the shutters will come down rapidly, with the developer forum closing and even the existing content being purged  at the end of December this year.  Samsung has been pursuing its own developer strategy with the Bada platform […]

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