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The Google phone – friend or foe?

Google has finally launched what was expected since the Android rumours started in 2005 – its first own-branded phone. This is not a surprising move – these days, there is a wide choice of device vendors designing, branding, manufacturing and shipping smartphones built-to-order. Although Google claims that it just intends to further improve mobile access […]
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Published January 13, 2010.


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First things first…

You’ve all seen it, slick smartphones, floods of applications and new 4G 100Mbit/s mobile broadband networks. These developments offer a promising outlook and reasons to be excited. But how about making a plain old phone call or sending an SMS, judging from my Christmas experience it’s not always that easy. Entering a new decade the […]
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Published January 8, 2010 in , .


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A new door, but is it open or closed?

Nokia has announced that they will fully replace their app store Ovi (”door” in Finnish) with a new incarnation this coming spring. While the rebuilding focuses on speed, user interface and reliability, new Ovi functionalities will include in-app payment, localized content and ”social networking elements”. We appreciate Nokia’s candid acknowledgement that the Apple App Store […]
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Published December 23, 2009.


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You can push any tariff you like …

… as long as it’s flat! Last week, AT&T’s CEO suggested that some customers were to blame for the poor performance of the AT&T mobile data network. With about 3% of smart-phone customers driving 40% of data traffic, AT&T is considering incentives to keep those subscribers from hampering the experience for everyone else. He then […]
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Published December 21, 2009.


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The Magical Mystery Tour – LTE goes public

TeliaSonera takes the lead on exploring new domains and launches the world’s first commercial LTE network!  That’s all great, but what should we expect from these very first steps into the future? Walking down to the TeliaSonera store on the opening day, some things are just as you would expect from a grand opening, including […]
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Published December 16, 2009 in , .


White papers

User Data Management – A key to digital service profitability

Today, interactivity and communication has become the name of the game, driven by web companies that have improved the relevance and user-friendliness of digital consumer services. User Data Management (UDM) is a key enabler for such innovation and is an umbrella term describing the creation, storage, processing and delivery of digital user data such as […]
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Published December 16, 2009.


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Oranges and Apples? Do they compare?

Orange continues its ambitious activities within mobile application development and provisioning by launching Orange App Shop. Initially, some 1.3 million Orange customers in France and UK will be able to use a special App Shop client in addition to previous WAP portal and web portal access for discovering, buying and downloading applications. From an end-user […]
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Published December 13, 2009.


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We will rock you – no more

Two weeks ago something that has been rumored for the last 6 months got confirmed. Nokia will not exhibit at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Chew on that. The flagship company of mobility for the last 20 years will not exhibit at the flagship event of the mobile industry. Both Nokia and GSMA play […]
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Published December 10, 2009.