Archive for February 9th, 2012

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BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing now available in the UK

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Today Research In Motion (RIM) announced the availability of BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing in the UK. The app simplifies joining and scheduling conference calls from BlackBerry smartphones, is another great example of how BlackBerry smartphones enhance communications and productivity. The app is now available for UK users to download at no cost, from BlackBerry App World.

The app converts audio conferencing details into a single “Join Now” button for you to quickly and easily join a conference call from a BlackBerry smartphone in a single click. It also makes it easy to schedule conference calls from a BlackBerry smartphone in an easy two-step process using the BlackBerry Calendar and your conference call profile, which you can easily set up in the app. Many of the leading audio conferencing systems are supported.

Key features:

  • One-Click Join – Before a conference call starts, a pop-up reminder displays a “Join Now” button that, with a single click, dials the conference bridge and enters the appropriate codes to connect the you to the conference.
  • Reconnect – If the call gets disconnected or you need to drop off, the app will present a “Reconnect” button, which dials you back into the call with one click.                      
  • Easy Conference Scheduling – You can schedule a conference call complete with conference bridge details directly from the BlackBerry Calendar in an easy two-step process.  To enable this capability, you can set your conference call profile once in the BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing app, including dial-in numbers and access codes, then simply adds the profile as part of the calendar invitation. (The moderator code is kept hidden from participants in the calendar invitation.)
  • Optimal Conference Call Number Selection – If multiple dial-in numbers are provided to accommodate participants in different regions, the application can automatically choose an optimal number to use, such as using the local number if you’re within the local calling area rather than a free-free number; or a free- free number if the dial-in number would otherwise be long distance. You can also select or modify a specific dial-in number manually.
  • BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing is now available to BlackBerry users in the UK and can be downloaded from the BlackBerry App World here:


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The Nokia Lumia 710 and the Nokia Asha 201 now available from Vodafone


With all the amazing features of the Nokia Lumia 800, plus fun changeable back covers, the Nokia Lumia 710 is a more colourful and more affordable way to stay connected.
Now available to buy now at Vodafone UK, the Nokia Lumia 710 is the second Nokia handset to feature the Windows Phone operating system. It is powered by a 1.4 Ghz processor and gives users access to some amazing services including free Nokia Drive, Maps and music, and has Internet explorer 9 built in. Its ‘People Hub’ brings you live updates from the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin and also keeps you socially connected, combining email, Chat and SMS.
The Nokia Lumia 710 is available free on £20.50, 24 month plans – including 100 minutes, 500 texts, and 250MB of mobile data.
New and upgrading pay monthly customers will benefit from Vodafone Data Test Drive which lets them use as much data as they like, for whatever they like, for three months so they can fully explore what their brand new Nokia Lumia 710 has to offer. They can also get up to £270 for their old phone with Vodafone Buyback.
We know our customers lead busy lives and may not wish to wait for their phone to arrive at their home. They can choose to collect their new Nokia Lumia 710 in a store convenient to them – we’ll let them know when it’s there. When they come to collect it, customers can have all the contents of their old mobile transferred to their new Nokia Lumia 710 using Vodafone’s innovative RED Box.

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Samsung turns this St Valentine’s Day digital as fans take over the Samsung screen at Piccadilly Circus

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Samsung Electronics UK today announced a digital and online competition that offers people the opportunity to see their love story in lights on the Samsung screen at Piccadilly Circus.

From now until 13th February Samsung is encouraging fans to share their love stories on Facebook. The best love story will be chosen daily and will take pride of place on the homepage of the Samsung UK Facebook tab and be seen in lights on Samsung’s iconic advertising screen in London’s Piccadilly Circus. Daily winners will also be in with a chance of winning Samsung goodies such as the Samsung MV800 twin screen camera – perfect for taking pictures of two!

As well as daily winners, one overall winner, who will be chosen on the 13th February, will see their story as a special feature animation on the big screen on 14th February. They will also win a pair of Samsung Galaxy Note handsets – perfect for writing love notes to each other – and a dream date in London, complete with chauffeur-driven car, champagne dinner and luxurious hotel.

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O2 launches country’s biggest ever flexible working pilot


O2 today has announced the launch of the biggest flexible working initiative of its kind. Today, employees based at O2’s Slough HQ – a quarter of its 12,000-strong workforce – will participate in a flexible working pilot, operating remotely for the day as the doors are shut and lights turned off at the business’ 200,000 sq ft office.
The pilot aims to push the boundaries of what is possible through flexible working and will underpin O2’s contingency plans to manage expected travel disruption and delays during the summer’s Olympics games. With one third of the UK’s businesses expected to encourage their staff to work flexibly this summer , O2 will share learnings from the pilot with other organisations, to support them in their plans for managing the impact of a range of events during the summer months.
O2 believe the initiative sends a clear signal to O2’s employees, business customers and other UK organisations on the advantages of working flexibly. These range from improved staff engagement and boosted productivity to better work/life balance for employees.

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Motorola Mobility’s MOTOLUXE Smartphone to Launch in the UK


Calling all British style gurus! Get ready to flaunt your fashion flair with the ultra-vogue, rail-thin MOTOLUXE from Motorola Mobility UK Limited, expected to be available late February.

When it comes to panache, this Android 2.3 powered smartphone sets the bar high. With a 4-inch touchscreen that’s perfect for writing emails, surfing the Web and watching movies, you’ll always be connected, clued-up and entertained – whether at work, hanging out with friends or out on the town.

For photo buffs, an 8-megapixel autofocus camera with flash lets you shoot like a pro. You can even instantly share the pics with friends and family using the phone’s pre-loaded social networking apps.

But there is a reason this is called a smartphone! Incorporating Motorola’s MotoSwitch user interface, the MOTOLUXE learns who you talk to and which apps you use the most, and puts all that information front and center.

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Toshiba AT200 arrives

Toshiba AT200 tablet (1)Carphone Warehouse has put the Toshiba AT200, also known as the Toshiba Excite X10, up for sale. The 7.7mm 10 inch tablet houses a 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel rear camera, a front facing camera and comes in configurations of either 16GB or 32GB. This one’s still running Honeycomb, unfortunately, but Toshiba assures us that it will be getting the upgrade to Android 4.0+ sometime down the line. Pricing is £399 and £449 for the 16GB and 32GB configurations, respectively. Deliver to the mainland and store are free, but you’ll have to wait until February 15th to find it in-stores. Get started here and here.

Full specs after the below:

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