* Posts by Seamaster

24 posts • joined 18 Oct 2007

It's a phone with a peel, but you'll have to wait a bit more for retro Nokia

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Speaking of which...

...what happened to the 4G 3310?

All major UK ISPs prepping network-level porn 'n' violence filters

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"In places where books are burned...

...people will be burned." — Heinrich Heine

Virgin Media mauls UK.gov for pumping millions into BT

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Buzby FTW, Beardy FTB.

Apple flooded with iPad 3 wireless connection complaints

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Sorry to p¡ss on the haters' chips, but mine works great.

Tru unveils iPad local rate data-pricing for UK, US and Oz

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FAIL

Fail

You can get the same package from Three for less on a 30 day contract and roaming rates are the same.

Apple spits out increment iOS version

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One big fix for original iPad punters

This fixes a big, if little reported problem original iPad owners have had connecting to some 3G networks.

120 Underground Wi-Fi hotspots will erupt in 2012

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Welcome to 2006

Tyne & Wear Metro has had mobile voice and data throughout its underground stations for years.

Judge de-ASBOes yoof's low-slung kecks

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Jobs Halo

These Rod Hull & Emo kids need to be told...

... trousers at half-mast is a look that works for NO ONE. Except, possibly, Norman Wisdom.

Doctor Who attempted to overthrow Thatcher

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FAIL

Explains why that series was shit

Abolish the licence fee.

Revealed: The amazing premise behind Ridley Scott's Monopoly

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Needs Dennis Hopper casting...

...as a giant tortoise and it'll be a hit!

BT call centre staff snaffle £45m lottery win

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Good luck to them!

Great to read this.

Samsung smartphone keyboard takes wing

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Paris Hilton

Come back Psion, all is forgiven

JMiles is bang on above. How can it be that in the many years since the demise of the Series 5 and Revo no one, but no one, has advanced on Psion's keyboard technology? Even more baffling is why Psion have licenced the tech to anyone (other than Amstrad for that p¡ss poor Emailer thing).

The thought of an iPhone with a Revo keyboard has me salivating.

(Paris, because opening up a Psion was always a joy.)

Ofcom coughs 3G coverage maps

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O2 "best for smartphones"?

My arse.

(SJ, because he was right about 3G being a pointless waste of battery life on the original iPhone.)

Bidding war breaks out for T-Mobile UK

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BT having a sniff..?

For all their many and varied attempts to come up with a compelling mobile offering via the MVNO route, this might tempt them back into having their own network again. Triple play, and all that.

Stranger things have happened...

Moderatrix quits El Reg: Latest

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Birds!!

What can you do?

Nokia plotting Symbian laptops

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What about Psion's fabulously clever hardware?

Like the clever saving hinge that also gave such poise and balance to the Series 3, 5 and Revo?

And how on earth can it be that only Amstrad ever licenced the IP to the fabulous Psion keyboard, as seen on the Series 5 and Revo? I am positively tumescent at the fanstasy of an Apple Netbook with that attached.

Oh, what could have been...

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Er, Psion Series 7 anyone?

Haven't we been there, done that?

One can only imagine what the Psion range might have evolved into in the netbook era, had management (and shareholders) held their nerve.

iPhone SMS error bug won't go away

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Jobs Halo

Problems? What problems?

I'm on a plain-old O2 iPhone SIM, and SMS has never skipped a beat for me.

Mac OS 10.5.6 problems? Apple suggests shampoo

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It just worked

No problems to report here - updated automatically via Software Update and everything is tickety-boo.

In other news, brand new work-issued top-of-the-line HP notebook, bluescreened first time out of the box. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose...

Glasgow tube gets phone coverage

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Happy

Newcastle's Metro has had it for years

We take it for granted up here.

BT Vision misses customer targets (by a shedload)

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Actually a very compelling product...

...as a plain-old Freeview PVR that you get free gratis and for nothing.

The problem BT has versus Sky is the comparitive lack of content (if hundreds of unwatchable channels full of drivel constitutes content).

As BT's first toe-in-the-TV-water, Vision is quite impressive, IMO. Try it.

Amazon Prime comes to Blighty

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Trouble is . . .

. . . you have to put up with the p¡ss-poor "Home Delivery Network Ltd" as the courier, which as even a cursory googling will attest isn't even worth fifty PENCE a year, let alone fifty QUID.

I have spent THOUSANDS with Amazon over the years, and have been utterly frustrated by their total brick wall responses to my efforts to get my items shipped by Royal Mail, rather than this useless shower of incompetents.

Amazon's once industry-leading customer service has taken a dive from which it may never recover over this HNDL business.

Post Office strikes with broadband delivery

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Packet loss

Will they be nicking half the packets en route between server and client?

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