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Lies, damned lies and telco stupidity

Earlier this month, Telstra put out a press release trumpeting that it's come up with a new phone coaching service to help people who are "bamboozled" by their mobiles. Another excellent example of wrong-headed thinking from the mobile industry.

June 26, 2008 by


Photos: Star Wars iPhone running Vista, WiMax

I can't wait for the new iPhone to come out — mainly because I'm so dog-tired of listening to the never-ending screeds of rumour mongering nonsense speculating on what functionality the device will have that come out every single day. So I've decided to join in. I'm 100 per cent convinced the new iPhone will run Vista and have WiMax connectivity. In fact I'd bet my house on it.

June 5, 2008 by


Are car makers in the mobile TV driving seat?

Qualcomm has poured money into its broadcast mobile television system, MediaFLO. Now US carrier AT&T is hoping that consumers will do the same, following the launch of a consumer mobile TV offering based on the Qualcomm tech. Good luck with that.

May 4, 2008 by


Is there room for an MID in your pocket?

A few weeks ago, I was in Shanghai, at the Intel Developers Forum. Intel was keen to show off what it hopes will be the bridging device between high-end mobiles and laptops: the mobile Internet device or MID. Intel was showing off a lot of interesting things at the conference. The MID, sadly, was not one of them.

April 21, 2008 by


How smart is the iPhone?

Like most people with a pulse in their wrist and a love of tech in their hearts, I saw the Macworld keynote the other day. I know it's not going to win me any friends but does anyone else think Steve Jobs mightn't be so good on numbers?

January 29, 2008 by


CDMA? Enough of the bad language

The day of reckoning finally arrived for CDMA -- and was then postponed, leaving everyone with any strong feeling on the subject a nice window of three months to once again enjoy the semantic back-and-forth the closure provokes.

January 21, 2008 by