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By June 22, 2010 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 76: The one shortly after the last

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Another exciting podcast from the UK’s kings of mobile banter. Andy, James, Matt and Gareth are back at it covering all the latest news. This week devices galore and Matt and James take on T-Mobile head on.

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By June 22, 2010 Read More →

iPhone 4 cases from mobilefun


With only 48 hours to go until many of us will be lucky enough to have the iPhone 4, just dropped me a line to say they have a nice selection of iPhone 4 cases. As you will see, not all are in stock but you can pre order which is to be expected with the launch of a new device.

So without me waffling on too much head on over to mobilefun and have a look at what treats they have to offer.

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By June 22, 2010 Read More →

Samsung S8500 Wave Review


I first got my hands on the Samsung Wave all the way back in February when I was at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Back then it was pretty exciting, firstly because it was the first Samsung phone with the new Super AMOLED screen, and secondly because it has Samsungs own new operating system – BADA.

Five months on is the Wave still as exciting? I should say so but how does this new OS compare with other already established ones and also is the hardware up to scratch?

Read on to find out the verdict.

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By June 21, 2010 Read More →

3 iPhone 4 deal to feature unlimited tethering

apple-iphone-4-now-available-for-pre-order-from-three-ukThree has confirmed that it will be the last of the remaining networks to reveal its iPhone 4 deal and it looks like it could be holding an ace – free tethering! Intrepid phone sleuths have got their hands on a Three carrier update and free iPhone 4 tethering evidence is lurking within it…

iPhone 4 tethering from Vodafone will cost you £5 a month for 500MB, £10 a month for 1.5GB and £15 a month for 3GB. Orange has announced iPhone tethering bundles starting at £5 a month and will give you 3GB worth of tethering data with its £75 a month, 24-month contract. O2 hasn’t detailed its iPhone 4 tethering deals yet but currently charges for the privilege if you’re rocking an iPhone 3GS.


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By June 21, 2010 Read More →

Best value guide for the iPhone 4

10x0618lk235acontracts4Those of you debating which contract to go for should take a look at Engadget’s analysis of the tarrif information currently made available on O2, Orange and Vodafone. Everyone is different but should you have to pay through the nose for more messages, data of maybe the only network that gives you good service in your area.

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By June 21, 2010 Read More →

iPhone replacements fail to materialise


iphone02 Staff in O2 are facing down unhappy customers attempting to claim replacements of the iPhone 3G 8GB model under O2’s £15 per month Insure scheme. All reseller channels claim the iPhone 3G 8GB is now completely out of stock, which means O2 cannot deliver on its Insure promise of a 24-hour iPhone replacement. The run-down of stock is a part of Apple’s rebalancing of its iPhone handset portfolio across different price points with launch of the iPhone 4 this week. Some customers have faced “weeks” of waiting, claimed staff.

"I am receiving complaints on a daily basis from angry customers who are waiting for a replacement. There is simply no stock available,” said one staffer. But an O2 spokesperson said: “O2 Insure offers customers a range of policies and, while we promise to assess returned claim forms within 24 hours, sending out a phone can take longer.

“In this specific case, O2 Insure has been waiting for a supply of replacement iPhones to be delivered which has now arrived. As a result O2 Insure will be contacting all customers affected by this delay within the next couple of days to confirm what happens next.”

It is understood Apple is discontinuing the iPhone 3G 8GB, and also the 3G S 16GB and 3G S 32GB models when stocks run down. It will instead launch a 3G S 8GB model.

Apple was unavailable for comment.

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By June 21, 2010 Read More →

Disappointed supporters send 16 million texts during and after Algeria game


England fans bemoaned the poor outcome of the World Cup match with Algeria in a blaze of text messages. Mobile has once again teamed up with, to bring you the mobile text action throughout the game.
A dismal display of inept football from England in the team¹s second game of the World Cup saw fans express their anger and dismay by sending millions of angst-filled texts during the match.
According to, the new service that helps UK consumers to find the right mobile phone contract, England fans bombarded one another with 1.3 million texts at the moment Capello brought on Shaun Wright-Phillips ahead of fan’s favourite Joe Cole.

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By June 21, 2010 Read More →

Toshiba Libretto W100 dual 7-inch display UMPC

toshibalibretto2010lead01Here is the Tosihba Libretto W100, an ultraportable notebook that is priced around $1000. Featuring a 1.2 GHz Pentium processor and 2GB of RAM, it runs Windows 7 and due out later this year. Instead of a keyboard you get the choice of six virtual keyboards including a keyboard spread out on the two screens. Check out the three videos after the break has two more parts, so check it out.

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By June 21, 2010 Read More →

Windows Live Messenger App available for iPhone


With the iPhone 4 shipping this week there is a great new app in the Apple App Store – Windows Live Messenger and now with push notifications.

The Messenger iPhone app is free and includes many of the same rich Messenger features that you’d experience on a PC. With the app, users can:

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By June 21, 2010 Read More →

LG Viewty GT unboxing video

LG GT LG have just added to their popular Viewty range and have introduced the LG Viewty GT aka LG GT405.

The Viewty GT has a 3″ touchscreen display and is very much geared for web access and social networking. It includes Google Maps, Search and Mail, Skype, Facebook and Twitter right out of the box.

Other features include a 5 megapixel camera (minus flash), GPS, Quad band connectivity with 3G and HSDPA. About the only other thing missing is WiFi.

The GT has it’s own proprietary operating system but has an S-Class user interface overlay so it feels quite familiar and you’ll probably recognise it in the video below.

We’ll have a review for you soon but for now you can enjoy the unbox and demo below.

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