Musings from Munkimatt

A flow of whatever tickles my fancy

Something new, really soon!

For many mobile enthusiasts it was a sad day earlier this month when Ewan Macleod recently announced that his site Mobile Industry Review, formally known as SMS Text News, announced that from the 27th of March his site would move to subscription only.  While this caused a lot of discussion and occasionally polarized opinion, this post isn’t designed to start (another) discussion and I wish him the best of luck with his future.

One of the things that disappointed me was that I would no longer be able to see the always humorous and informative videos starring Ben Smith, Dan Lane and James Whatley and read there ever insightful posts. Thankfully I hear the the videos will remain available to view even after the site moves to the subscription based model. I urge you to watch them. Now. Well, after you finish this, don’t forget.

Earlier today I stumbled across a link on Twitter (you can follow me here by the way)  that instantly raised a smile across my tired Monday morning face. It’s a simple teaser site but with an image that dropped big hints as to the future of the three mentioned above.

On the face of it, just a picture of some phones with items of clothing on the screens.  However the pieces of apparel give away the clues to the people behind this teaser. Dan Lane is an iPhone user and has a fondness for sizable boots. Ben Smith is the type of chap you always image to be clad in  sharp suit and tie and is known to have a G1 so there’s another explained. James Whatley is only really known for his deep love of the Nokia N95 8gb and for being a pioneer of awesome sunglasses (oh ok, he’s the Social Media Strategist for Spinvox and you can read his personal blog here). The E71 is more of a tough one, it features a set of awesome heels. Unless one of the boys has a slightly more feminine side to them (and I vote Ben if so) it seems certain they’ll have a female correspondent joining too.

Keep an eye on the link below, because it looks like we’re going to have something good…really soon!


March 23, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment