Symbian Won

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Network access. Ask every time, disallow, ask first time?

I was working in the mobile phone industry just as smartphones were taking off. I saw the Palm Pilot rise and fall. I witnessed NEC and Sagem and a host of companies launch smartphones and then disappear. But the greatest tragedy of them all was Nokia and their Symbian Operating System. (Actually, Symbian’s ownership and…

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Game Review: Blackbar

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I don’t often play games – and I rarely pay for Android apps. Blackbar got me to spring a couple of quid based on a single screenshot. That’s it. Read a letter, type in which words have been redacted. If you get it right, you’re rewarded with the next letter. I can’t understand why this…

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Apple – Death Through Familiarity

by @edent | # # # # # # | 2 comments | Read ~115 times.

I like predicting the death of the iPhone. I’ve been doing it since the device was first released – and I’m sure, one day, my doom-mongering will be proved correct! Apple is at an interesting nexus with its iPhone. It’s hugely popular, vastly profitable, beloved by millions, and plagiarised by its competitors. The only fly…

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Button, button, who's got the button?

by @edent | # # # # # # | 3 comments | Read ~315 times.

I love Android, I really do. I’m chuffed to bits with the Galaxy Nexus I won recently. I’ve had a dozen Android phones before that – stretching all the way back to the HTC Magic. But it’s getting obvious that Android has a serious design problem – even with the gorgeous new “Holo” theme for…

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Windows Phone 7 vs Android

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Last week, I posted this tongue-in-cheek suggestion. Prediction*: iPhone5 & Samsung Galaxy S 3 to have IDENTICAL hardware. Battle of the OS / ecosystems! *Well, wishful thinking! — Terence Eden (@edent) April 26, 2012 Wouldn’t it be great if there was a proper show-down between the two major players? You could really compare which OS…

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