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A Tank of Unleaded and a Dongle Phone, Please

The Toshiba G450 caught my eye as soon as I saw it on the gadget blogs in January. It’s manufactured by Chinese ODM TechFaith as an “HSDPA modem phone” —…

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N810 Internet Tablet Shows Nokia at Its Best and Worst

I’m posting this from my shiny new toy — a Nokia N810 Internet Tablet. It cost me about as much as an entry-level laptop, but I can’t resist tiny, powerful…

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Sports Devices: Another Area of Convergence

Last weekend I rediscovered Nokia’s Sports Tracker software, which I’d installed on my N95 months ago. Nokia has now launched a Web site to accompany the application. Users can upload…

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Nokia’s New Entry-Level Phones Look Beyond First-Time Buyers

It seems to me that dedicated events for emerging markets are becoming a regular fixture in Nokia’s calendar. They show just how seriously Nokia takes its entry-level phones. From manufacturing…

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Sounds Like a Musical Year Ahead

I predict 2008 will have a very distinct soundtrack, as another company announces a mobile music download service. The launch today, 1 April 2008, of a music service by Danish…

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More Ad-Funded Services On Their Way

I’ve noticed more and more mobile network operators experimenting with ad-funded services. In the UK, 3 has just announced a deal to give its users free music videos from Sony…

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Predictions for CTIA Wireless 2008

With CTIA just around the corner, it seems a good opportunity to muse on what we may see at the show. This year, I expect some of the big names…

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Rugged mobile phones gaining mass appeal

A number of manufacturers have dabbled with so called “ruggedised” phones over the last few years – most notably Nokia with its 5210, 5140i and 5500. These phones typically have…

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Eco products feature throughout Mobile World Congress (MWC)

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo demonstrated a Nokia ‘remade’ phone at MWC this week. It is one of many green / eco / environmentally friendly / ethical products on show this year. Green…

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Linux plays big at Mobile World Congress (MWC)

As expected, mobile software has been the big theme of the show. We arrived at the show having had Google announce its Android platform just a couple of months ago….

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