We're off to Prague, Czech Republic. We were surprised to find a dedicated Vertu shop just off the Old Town Square -- and even more surprised to see it doing a brisk trade in 5,000 EURO handsets. So Ben popped in and asked if we could film...
Today it's time for MIR in Rome, Part Two. In this episode we have a look at the iPhone language assistance applications (How do you ask 'Where is the toilet in a foreign country?') and we put Nokia and Google Maps head to head to help us locate the Spanish Steps. Which app do you think worked? ;-)
Back in January, Ben, Dan and me (that's Ewan) hopped on a very early flight to Rome, Italy, to check out the mobile scene there and to film two MIR TV episodes from the city.
In today's Part One, we talk about the technology we've brought, we visit some landmarks and spot-the-handset, we try making a video call to James back in London and we discuss the merits of cameras on handsets.
We couldn't visit Mobile World Congress without stopping by at the DeviceAnywhere stand to say hi and find out what was new. They've been doing a lot of work helping operators such as Telefonica and manufacturers such as Motorola establish Virtual Developer Labs to help mobile developers gain access to pre-release hardware via DeviceAnywhere -- and often at heavily subsidised rates.
We talked to DeviceAnywhere about that, then watch as I surprise the chap by demanding to make a phone call from one of the devices there in the data centre rack on the stand. It's pretty neat stuff..
Dan Lane runs through every single piece of equipment we took with us to the Mobile World Congress. We've had multiple requests from people wondering what sort of technology we use to produce the show -- I'm not just talking cameras and microphones, I'm talking surrounding equipment -- the sort of device that we couldn't do without...