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Sadly, and I kind of expected this when I set up a WordPress site, I get a lot of spam comments submitted. I mean A LOT of them. You’d think some of these lunatics would have learned it doesn’t really help you with your rankings that much but no… I keep getting reams of stuff through. Mainly Mickey Mouse offshore sites setting up automated messages that are just never going to ever appear on here. Ever.


So we’ve gone from me having to moderate your comments, to me having to apply filters, to me having to now turn them off for older articles.


So if you left insightful comments or requests for help or indeed just said hello and your post didn’t pop up I can only apologise. Blame those dirty spammers.

An interesting piece on HMD Direct

I didn’t know these guys were mainly ex- Nokia people at upper management levels. I didn’t like their updated 3310 at all and I’m yet to be sent the new 8110 but at some point they could get it right. Until then I’d agree:

For now, HMD Global has achieved “unicorn” status by dominating the feature-phone niche, but it won’t be enough to make it a serious smartphone player for the future



The two-year-old company that makes Nokia phones is now worth over 1 billion

More about the re-imagined banana phone. It has WiFi support

Really interesting piece. I’d previously been slightly put off by inferred lack of Wi-Fi but reading through the official site:

… it comes with WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n support. GPS mentioned also. Gets more interesting every day.

Never mind my weekend phone. This could be suitable as a primary device one some cases.

So who’s getting one??




A new Nokia 8110?? Surely not

Interesting piece today on the recently announced ‘re-imagining’ of my favourite retro phone:

Mobile World Congress 2017 saw HMD Global revive the Nokia 3310 feature phone and now they’re at it again.

I already use an 8110i as my second phone yet… yet I’m tempted by this one. Even the legacy banana phones I restore only have 3-4 days standby time. This has 25 days plus 4g tethering plus some other features.

Anyone else tempted by it?

Interestingly I’ve also noted that eBay listed handsets – even barebones phones with no batteries or aerials – have jumped in recent weeks. Retro is big at the moment. I’m also getting more people visiting this blog and asking me 8110- related questions.

I’ll post a review if I get my hands on one!