Archive | October, 2007

Mobile VoIP? Who Cares, As Long As The Calls Are Cheap

3 and Skype have launched the much-rumored “Skypephone”. It’s a basic 3G handset made by a Chinese ODM, using a Qualcomm chipset and the BREW platform (more tech details here). The Skype calling feature works in the pretty much same way as it does on 3’s X-Series handsets: Skype-to-Skype calls aren’t true VoIP calls over […]

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Smexting and Bacn

Wired’s Jargon Watch has a couple of interesting new words. Smexting has been coined to describe the habit of sending an sms, while having a cigarette outside an office or pub, where people have been forced to retreat by law in various parts of the world – most recently in the UK. Orange reported a […]

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Mippin For Some Mobile Content

Refresh Mobile is somewhat well known for their Java-based mobizines, which Russell wrote about last year. But they’re back with a new project, called Mippin. At its most basic level, Mippin is essentially a web-based mobile RSS reader, and it does a great job of letting users follow their favorite sites and blogs through their […]

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Symbian Book Giveaway and Another UIQ Fast Track Event

UIQ has announced another Fast Track event, scheduled for November 29 and 30 in Budapest. I went to the San Francisco Fast Track back in May, and was really impressed. If you’re just getting started in UIQ or mobile development, it’s well worth attending. Along with the announcement, I’m going to do a little giveaway […]

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Another Chewable Stat

Mary Meeker is the legendary Morgan Stanley analyst aka the “Queen of the Net” and was recently holding forth at the Web 2.0 Summit. While most of her presentation was about the PC web world, there were a couple of interesting points that caught my eye. First up, there have been around 50 million iPods […]

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