Jo Best

Jo Best has been covering IT for over a decade for publications including silicon.com, Guardian Government Computing, and ZDNet in both London and Sydney. As a freelance writer and full-time student, Jo has an interest in health, mobile, and emerging tech.

Jo Best has nothing to disclose but her love of vegan cake. She holds no shares and has no business relationships with any of the companies she writes about.

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Telstra premieres Nokia for Next G line-up

Telstra premieres Nokia for Next G line-up

Telstra has now added the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer to its roster of Next G device suppliers, as it tries to encourage users to switch from CDMA.The Nokia 6120 smartphone -- the first Nokia device to launch on the Next G network -- has a two megapixel camera, video calling functionality and an MP3 player.

July 26, 2007 by in BlackBerry

RIM: Look but don't touch BlackBerry's Curves

RIM: Look but don't touch BlackBerry's Curves

BlackBerry Curve 8300(Click for larger image) BlackBerry has brought its latest consumer focused offering to Australia -- but don't expect an iPhone-style touchscreen input anytime soon.The newest addition to the BlackBerry "prosumer" push is the Curve, a follow-up to last year's Pearl.

July 12, 2007 by in BlackBerry

Is mobile GPS going in the wrong direction?

Is mobile GPS going in the wrong direction?

Most mobile services which are peddled as the "next big thing" have been around for donkey's years, while operators and handset manufacturers try to find a reason to convince consumers to actually pay for them. GPS looks to be going down the same road.

September 27, 2007 by in BlackBerry