Archive for November 15th, 2012

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Grand Theft Auto 5 release date and trailers

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Now I know what you guys are thinking..’wow this is new a gaming post!’ Well you would be forgiven for thinking you we’re dreaming but seeing as gaming is such a huge deal we couldn’t resist to add gaming news to tracyandmatt.co.uk.

What better way to start the proceedings with one of the biggest game franchises of all time…Grand Theft Auto! There is such a buzz around the gaming community at the moment because as you will soon see there are two brand new trailers for Rockstars newest addition to the series, GTA 5.

First of all, Rockstar have officially announced that the game will be released in ‘spring 2013′ which isn’t that far away! And gamers eagerly awaiting the game are able to pre order it right now on Xbox 360 and PS3 as unfortunately no information on the PC version has been released yet. If you are anything like me, you will be pressing the pre order button faster than you can say the words once you’ve seen the trailers.

There are 2 trailers in total showing varied aspects of the new game, one of the most exciting aspects of the trailers are that the game seems to be based around 3 separate characters which should make for a huge game I’m sure. I will now shush and let you watch the trailers below.

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Three adds a million customers and upgrades network to accelerate growth

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Three, the UK’s fastest growing mobile operator grew by more than 1.04 million customers over the past year to 8.8 million, adding 301,000 customers in the last quarter alone.

The growth in customers, driven by Three’s smartphone focus, is being supported by a nationwide programme to upgrade its network. Three is deploying DC-HSDPA technology and increasing the speed of its backhaul, the data pipes used to connect its sites to the internet, as it moves to an Ultrafast network experience.

Three’s new Ultrafast network will reach over half the UK population by the end of 2012, with more than 80% of the population covered by April 2013. 39% of the population already have access to the Ultrafast network, with coverage currently focused on 50 of the UK’s biggest cities and towns.

The ongoing network programme will see customers benefit from increased speeds that will be more than enough for data-hungry services like HD video streaming.  Three customers in existing Ultrafast areas using DC-HSDPA devices like iPhone 5, the Sony Xperia T and the Windows Phone 8X by HTC are already reporting peak speeds over 20Mbps. iPad mini, iPad with Retina display and the Huawei E3521 dongle are also DC-HSDPA enabled.

Three will add further capacity to its Ultrafast network in 2013 by deploying LTE technology. This follows Ofcom’s approval of Three’s acquisition of 2x15Mhz of radio spectrum at 1800Mhz.  The transfer effectively doubles Three’s overall spectrum capacity and provides further room for customer growth.

Dave Dyson, Chief Executive of Three UK, said: “We have led the adoption of smartphones in the UK by giving our customers great coverage, fast speeds and compelling price plans.  These network improvements are designed to maintain our position as the fastest growing UK mobile operator. 

“Our Ultrafast network is giving more people in more places access to an even faster mobile internet experience.

“But mobile internet is about more than just technology.  All-you-can-eat data at prices to suit everyone and peace of mind bundles that guarantee no surprise data bills are designed to allow customers to get the most enjoyment from their smartphones.”

Three’s growth plans are being matched by the launch of an 800-strong recruitment drive in October that will add nearly 400 sales and service roles at its Glasgow office and 400 across its high street retail stores and Maidenhead office.

 

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One day sale on the Samsung Galaxy Beam from Expansysn- Just £249.99

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For one day only Expansys have a special deal on the Samsung Galaxy Beam. With £50 of the device it will today cost just £249.99. If an Android smartphone with a built in projector will come in handy for you then this offer is pretty sweet.

If you missed our unboxing and demo video you can catch it here.

Get your orders in here quick!

Samsung Galaxy Beam Specification:

  • 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • Dimensions: 124 x 64.2 x 12.5 mm
  • Weight: 145.3 g
  • Built-in nHD projector
  • Touch-sensitive controls
  • Display: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
  • TouchWiz UI v4.0

 

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Nokia to offer location services on other platforms

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The word on the street is that Nokia are re-branding their location and mapping services, called HERE, and will offer them up to other mobile platforms. According to mobilenewscwp they already are launching a free application for the iPhone within weeks and an Android version is set for release early next year.

Talks are also under way with Nokia possibly buying the 3D mapping firm Earthmine which should bring us a whole new Nokia mapping experience.

Nokia president and CEO Stephen Elop said: “With HERE we can extend our 20 years of location expertise to new devices and operating systems that reach beyond Nokia.”

Although I have not been a big Nokia user over the years they have certainly have some advantages over the other Windows Phone manufactures due to their unique applications such as Nokia Drive. It will be interesting to see how things pan out. With Nokia’s market share falling they really need to pull something out of the bag.

 

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