Archive for November 1st, 2010

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Nexus Two to arrive at Carphone Warehouse

Apparently Google is working on a new own-brand Android phone  and might be available this year, exclusively at The Carphone Warehouse.

While the Google Nexus One is currently available exclusively through a Vodafone, its successor will be released through one single retailer. An “industry source” said that, after experiencing issues with selling the Nexus One through its website, it wants to put the Nexus Two in an actual bricks and mortar shop.

Terrific news for the UK given the heavy import duty that was demanded when initially purchasing the Nexus One on release however in the hands of The Carphone Warehouse there is still a chance they might demand a kidney in exchange for the device.

It’s as yet unclear which manufacturer has been enlisted to built the Google Nexus Two, although Samsung seems to have been discounted for some reason. Little too is known about the phone’s specs and features, although Android Gingerbread seems the likely operating system.

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 now showing as coming soon to Orange

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With the launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 imminent I have just noticed that the device now appears on the Orange website.

As we have said before the 9780 only offers a few additional features over the 9700 but I can see this new version getting me through the next twelve months or so.

Although I would imagine that all the UK carriers will sell the 9780 Orange have one added bonus and that is UMA.

If you don’t have very good coverage at home or at work the BlackBerry will use the internet to deliver all phone calls and data once you are connected to Wi-Fi.  A rather nice feature to have.

We will have a full review of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 very soon so keep your eyes peeled.

Full spec after the break:

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HTC 7 Mozart and Windows Phone 7 Review

HTC 7 Mozart and Windows Phone 7 ReviewThe HTC 7 Mozart is the smallest of HTCs Windows Phone 7 offerings here in the UK. It isn’t that small though – the 3.7 inch SLCD screen is more than capable of taking on most other devices in a stand off. Combined with its 1GHz processor, 8MP camera with Xenon flash and the brand new OS from Microsoft I think I am going to enjoy this review.

Exclusive to Orange the 7 Mozart is in stores now and awaiting your purchase. I hope the review will help you make your mind up whether to give Windows Phone 7 a try.


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Mount Everest has 3G

3475512-businessman-outdoors-on-snowy-mountain-using-cellular-phoneNcell, Nepal’s mobile operator, now has coverage up the famous mountain. The carrier has announced its first 3G base station on the the world’s tallest mountain, allowing users to make calls and connect to the internets from GSM enabled phones.

Up until now, mountaineers have had to resort to expensive satellite phones to make calls. Ncell is a joint venture between private investors and Sweden’s Telia Sonera, and currently cover one-third of Nepal. Ncell tested their latest base station by placing the world’s highest video call at 17,388 feet.

Telia Sonera’s CEO had the following to say: “This achievement is as mighty as the altitude, as 3G high speed internet will bring faster, more affordable telecommunication services to the people living in the Khumbu Valley, trekkers, and climbers alike.”

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