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Has It Really Been 45 Years?

I was on the Motorola website earlier today looking for some help with my Motorola mobile phone. I stumbled across this article on their site.

I simply cannot believe that it is 45 years since the first mobile phone was introduced by Motorola in 1973!

I had the two of types of Motorola pictured above and at one point had a Motorola car phone as well. These were very good pieces of kit in the early 1990’s. Fast forwards to the mid 2000’s when I owned two mobile phone businesses I sold a lot of the RAZR mobile phone. One Christmas (2005, from memory) I simply could not enough of the RAZR pink. I must have sold 200 units of that particular device in he fortnight running up to that Christmas!

Personally I moved to Nokia with Symbian and then to Android devices with a brief dalliance with Apple (Lets not go there!)

And we go full circle. I have one of the new G series with Android and I swear by it in much the same way as I relied on the phone on the left in the picture above in 1992! I am pleased with this latest Motorola.

In the times since 1991 I have owned more than 30  mobile phones. The Motorola’s are up there with the best in class, so let me close this blog by saying Happy 45th birthday Motorola!

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The Mobile Phone Industry

In 2004 I bought a small mobile phone business which was very succesful and which I sold 2 years later. I then subsequently bought 3 more mobile phone businesses! Last week my private office disposed of my last remaining asset in the industry – a well performing mobile phone price comparison website. This is due to streamlining my business interests. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the industry for accommodating me over the past 11 years. It has been hard work but also it has been fun, rewarding and profitable. I do feel a twinge of regret about leaving the industry but take with me fond memories of the good times and even the not so good times!

Nokia N8 is now in stock

It was due to arrive this Friday but the silver version of the new Nokia N8 is now physically in stock with the CPW group, which includes Onestopphoneshop and e2save. The black Nokia N8 is also due sometime this week.
The 12 megapixel camera records 720p video and professional optics from Carl Zeiss combine with a xenon flash, face recognition and geo-tagging to bring possibly the best camera and video package available. The multimedia story doesn’t end here though, with thoughtful inclusion like an HDMI interface for TV or projector connectivity for compatibility with home cinema systems.
The Nokia N8 has a 3.5 inch OLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 640×360 pixels. Your own widgets can be added to the three customisable home screens which can be accessed with a simple finer swipe. The home screen shows live updates from social networking sites and there’s a dedicated widget for Facebook and Twitter, bringing them into one application.
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Pink BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 on Vodafone

The BlackBerry Pearl 3G is now available at Vodafone. It’s free on contract from £25 per month.
Plus get a free mobile broadband USB dongle using voucher code PAYGMB, when you buy any 18m contract from Vodafone costing £35 or more, or any 24m contract costing £30 or more.
With a change in design the BlackBerry Pearl 9105 offers all of the superb features experienced on other models but in a compact design (108×50x13mm and 93g). The QWERTY keyboard has been removed in favour of an alphanumeric keypad with optical track-pad and dedicated media keys. Typing long messages without a QWERTY layout has been overcome with BlackBerry SureType predictive text input that learns the words you use most for speedy input at minimal effort.
BlackBerry Application World gives access to an impressive array of downloadable apps and with a 3G HSDPA Web browser, Wi-Fi connectivity and multitasking new apps can be downloaded quickly in the background whilst other features on the Pearl are being used. Pre-installed tools include push email, document viewer/editor, organiser, GPS with BlackBerry maps and BlackBerry messenger with notification when messages are delivered and opened by the recipient.
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The One Plan from 3

ooner or later someone was going to challenge the way tariff pricing has been formulated and revolutionise the industry with a new and simplified pricing method that makes sense. So, it should be no surprise to most that it is the 3 network that has taken the initiative and created The One Plan.
The One Plan offers peace of mind and freedom of use by removing the so-called ‘unlimited packages’ that are capped with a fair usage policy that can often cripple users with large and unexpected bills. Instead, The One Plan brings a huge amount of clearly defined free usage that comprises of 1GB of data, 5000 text messages, 2000 minutes to any network any time and 5000 minutes for calling other mobiles on 3.
If you’re thinking about an iPhone 4 then you’ll be delighted to see a SIM only option with The One Plan at a low price of £25pm on a 12 month contract. Pick up a SIM free iPhone 4 direct from Apple for £499 and it works out cheaper than any of the deals available on Orange, O2 or Vodafone.

Compare Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro black deals

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro is the follow up to the stylish Vivaz with an added slide out QWERTY keyboard. With the addition of a keyboard Sony Ericsson has downgraded the camera resolution from 8 megapixels to 5 megapixels. However it’s still capable of 720p HD video recording and features touch focus, image stabiliser, face and smile detection, LED flash and geo-tagging. What stands out for the Vivaz Pro, beside the excellent video recording capabilities, is the 3.2 inch TFT touchscreen with scratch resistant coasting. It has a 16:9 aspect, which is great for movies, it also has handwriting recognition and an accelerometer.
For social networking the Vivaz Pro comes with integrated Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. It runs on the Symbian S60 OS and includes GPS with G-Maps and WisePilot for turn-by-turn navigation. The Vivaz Pro also has an FM radio, Bluetooth, media player, 3D gaming and memory expandable. The QWERTY keyboard adds just 20g compared to the standard Vivaz and the depth increase from 12.5mm to 15mm. For a full-sized QWERTY slider, the Vivaz Pro is notably compact.
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