Archive for January 18th, 2009

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Can Nokia make it in America?

nokia_logoNokia is the world’s largest mobile phone maker, the world’s largest smartphone maker, and according to one accounting, the world’s largest computer maker, but there is one locale that Nokia can’t seem to gain a foothold. World wide Nokia has nearly 40% market share, but in the good ole’ USA they barely crack 7%. What makes the American market so hostile to Nokia? I think it is a combination of factors that keep Nokia from gaining a prominent position in America. With America using a combination of GSM and CDMA technologies, only half the US market is available to Nokia since they don’t really make many CDMA devices. Nokia also fought a fierce battle with Qualcomm for most of this decade which prevented Nokia from making devices with US 3G built in. Those two factors kept the hottest Nokia S60 devices out of American hands until recently.

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Nokia N97 coming to the UK in March?

F21D0817-EB58-463D-9AA7-89DDCB787322UK online retailer has the Nokia N97 up for pre-order with an availability  date of March 31. Nokia’s new flagship phone includes a high quality camera, touchscreen input (though it is disappointingly a resistive touchscreen), and a sliding qwerty keyboard. This release is for the European variant, a North American version is promised to come a few weeks after the Euro version is released. Nokia, like all mobile manufacturers, are notorious for letting release dates slip. So take this with a grain of salt.

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Palm Pre to be Vodafone UK exclusive?

image Vodafone could be Palm’s official carrier partner for the Palm Pre in the UK, according to the latest rumors.  While unconfirmed by either the carrier or Palm themselves, a member of Vodafone’s customer service team has revealed that they are “in early negotiation” regarding the Pre, although “nothing is solid”.  The device in question could be the first GSM 3G HSPA Pre available, given that Sprint’s version of the smartphone uses CDMA EV-DO Rev.A.

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We are back

image Well what a weekend, a failed wordpress 2.7 update and backup caused us no end of problems but thanks to the amazing skills of J Doss the site is now back online. Still needs some work on the theme but everything has been recovered. Apologies for the inconvenience. We should be back to normal very soon.

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Win an XBOX 360!!

Remember I mentioned that we had some really cool competitions coming up in January? Well here’s the first one!

A little OT background: I recently did some work for a company called Click On Plastics. The company specialises in industrial grade plastics (Like PTFE, PEEK and Nylon products) and they needed some help setting up their online store.

Having set their site up for them they asked me for some promotional ideas. In a rather tongue-in-cheek way I suggested that they give me an XBOX 360 to give away on our site and to my surprise they agreed!!

So in association with we are offering you the chance to win a fantastic Xbox 360.


Our usual competition rules apply. Simply send us your name and email address along with the answer to the competition question below using our normal contact page and including XBOX in the subject. One entry per person please, but feel free to get your friends and family to enter too!

Competition question: ‘In terms of plastic products, what does SRBF stand for?’

For the answer to the question you may want to head over to the clickonplatics website.

The competition will run for a month and then we’ll randomly pick a winner from all the correct entries.

EDIT: Competition is now closed, we have a winner!


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