Archive for February, 2012

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

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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

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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

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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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By February 8, 2012 Read More →

HTC Sensation XE in White will be launching the week commencing 20th February

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Clove dropped us a word this morning that the HTC Sensation XE White will be launching the week commencing 20th February, priced at £340 (£408 inc. VAT).

Features of HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1.5GHz processor
  • 4.3" QHD Super LCD capacitive touch screen
  • 8MP camera, dual LED flash and VGA front camera
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 4Gb eMMC ROM, 768Mb RAM, plus microSD storage
  • 160 grams
  • 1730 mAh battery
  • Complete with urBeats in-ear headphones in the box

Posted by: James

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HTC Sensation’s range receiving ICS in March, Confirmed

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The awesome HTC Sensation range are about to get even better, rumours and news from the HTC camp are that the Sensation, XE and XL are getting ICS, Android 4.0 by early March.

No news on which carriers will see this first but as usual I would expect those lucky enough to have unlocked units would see the first serving followed by locked units to each respective carrier.

Other handsets are soon to follow on from this but this is the first official notification on certain models. The update coincides with the launch of the carrier available locked Sensation in White.  

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Three Web Cube hands-on video

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We showed you the unboxing video of Three’s new Web Cube HSPA+ device yesterday so I thought I had better show you it in action.

As you will see, not only is the Cube easy to use but it has some super cool blue lights, hence why I recorded the video in the dark.

The Web Cube can support up to five devices connected at any one time. It is not only a great back up gadget but also a alternative to having home broadband.

You can view the video below where I demo the Web Cube connected with my BlackBerry PlayBook and as you will see the Cube does a fine job.

Nice one Three.

 

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Sony PlayStation Vita coming to Vodafone on 22nd February

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Enjoy a fully connected gaming experience with the new PlayStation Vita – available with 3G connectivity exclusively with Vodafone.
The PlayStation Vita 3G will be coming to Vodafone stores for £279. This includes a free 4GB memory card, a PAYG SIM card which when topped up with £5 will get you a free downloadable game – WipEout 2048 and 250 MB of data lasting up to 30 days with full Vodafone 3G connectivity.
The PlayStation Vita 3G will also be available at other high street and online retailers with the option to top up £5 and get the WipEout 2048 game free of charge.

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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 155: Excuse the elephants

Web bannerMatt kindly joins in this week with James and Gareth. There is a host of Blackberry updates and James has a look at Three’s new Web Cube. Matt gets a little annoyed over some Vodafone issues and Gareth looks forward to a new tablet from Toshiba.

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