The Full Spectrum:

August, 2012

August 31, 2012  11:56 AM

Nice one Nokia – down but not out

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Amazon, Google, Kindle Fire, maps, Microsoft, nokia, WIndows Phone

Nokia is often treated as the sad, old mobile manufacturer that lost its way. The phone in the corner trying to shout "I used to be a contender!" over the noise of the cooler kids like Samsung and Apple at the smartphone party. 

August 29, 2012  4:49 PM

What will your seven mobile devices be?

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Cisco, e-reader, Gartner, iPod, laptop, smartphone, tablet computer, Wi-Fi

I have just had a very interesting chat with Cisco's head of borderless networks in the UK and Ireland, Sarah Eccleston, about what changes bring your own device (BYOD) inspires in enterprise networks. 

August 28, 2012  12:24 PM

OwnFone could be onto something…

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customise, OwnFone, smartphone, Website

Today has seen me get very excited about the simplest looking technology.

During my usual internet browsing - ok, Twitter - I came across a website called OwnFone.

August 24, 2012  10:25 AM

No competition for 4G is bad for consumers

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4G, consumer, Ofcom

This week, Ofcom ruled that Everything Everywhere (EE) would be allowed to liberalise its 1800MHz spectrum and use it to provide 4G services across the UK.


August 23, 2012  12:27 PM

NFC is more than mobile payments

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BlackBerry, near field communication, NFC, research in motion, RIM

Whenever anyone talks about NFC at the moment, we all get pound signs in our eyes, thinking about how good it is to pay with the touch of a card or mobile phone, rather than entering a pesky PIN.

August 20, 2012  3:49 PM

Jeremy Hunt’s need for speed misses the point

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Broadband, Internet access, Ofcom, speed

It is becoming increasingly common - and frustrating - for MPs and ministers of state to turn up to give keynote speeches managing to say a huge number of words without saying anything at all. 

Another one of these occurrences happened today with...

August 15, 2012  2:14 PM

Adobe needed more backbone over mobile Flash

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Adobe, Adobe Flash, Android, Apple, Flash, Google, iPhone

Today's announcement from Adobe that it is pulling its Flash Player from the Google Play store is one that has infuriated me.

Since Steve Jobs...

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August 7, 2012  11:28 AM

Acer needs to stop moaning and get back to developing

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Acer, Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, OS, Tablet, Windows 8

August 2, 2012  3:20 PM

BlackBerry PlayBook: Another 4G tablet we can’t take advantage of…

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3G, 4G, Canada, LTE, research in motion, RIM

Research in Motion (RIM) today unveiled an updated version of its tablet device, the BlackBerry PlayBook, with one major selling feature - its 4G compatibility.

The new tablet will go on sale first in Canada on 9th August before being shipped...

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