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Lies, damned lies and telco stupidity

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.

published June 26, 2008 by

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Photos: Star Wars iPhone running Vista, WiMax

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.

published June 5, 2008 by

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Are car makers in the mobile TV driving seat?

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.

published May 4, 2008 by

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When will operators let me IP freely?

When will operators let me IP freely?

Writing a blog about mobile technology on 28 April almost necessitates holding forth on CDMA shutoff. But if you ask me, there's something far more disruptive happening in the wireless world right now.

published April 27, 2008 by

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Is there room for an MID in your pocket?

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.

published April 21, 2008 by

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Microsoft and Google need to step up a Gear

Microsoft and Google need to step up a Gear

In terms of applications, the mobile world still feels like a bit of a poor cousin where the Web giants are involved. How long til it shrugs off its rags like Cinderella and bursts into the daylight in all the finery it deserves?

published March 9, 2008 by

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How smart is the iPhone?

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?

published January 29, 2008 by

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CDMA? Enough of the bad language

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.

published January 21, 2008 by

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Free Wi-Fi: Where's the Fon in that?

Free Wi-Fi: Where's the Fon in that?

There's no such thing as a free lunch, so the old adage goes -- but is there such a thing as free Wi-Fi? Wi-Fi sharing company Fon thinks it has the answer, as does Google-backed start-up Meraki.

published January 9, 2008 by

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Network sharing is caring

Network sharing is caring

Tis the season to be jolly, to give, to receive, to have a sherry or two and fall asleep in front of the telly. And, if you're a mobile network operator, it's definitely the season to share.

published December 20, 2007 by

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