Archive for November, 2012

By November 13, 2012 Read More →

Nokia Lumia 920 in stock at Expansys tomorrow

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If you have been waiting for Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 device then good news as you can grab one from tomorrow. Expansys will have a limited stock so you had better get in quick. SIM free the phone isn’t cheap at £544.99 but what a beauty it looks and it is available in white, red, black or yellow.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is the flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, including the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. Using advanced floating lens technology, the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 is able to take in five times more light than competing smartphones without using flash, making it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night. It also compensates for hand movement while the photo is being taken.

The Nokia Lumia 920 also comes with Nokia City Lens, the latest addition to the Nokia location suite. By pointing the camera at a city street, City Lens overlays information about restaurants, shops, hotels and more on the surfaces of buildings, for the most intuitive way to explore surroundings. Nokia City Lens is the start of a new augmented reality experience that also enhances Nokia Maps, making it possible to move between maps view and augmented reality view to help people check their direction and surroundings. Along with enhancements to Nokia Drive and Nokia Transport, the Nokia location suite of services represents the most comprehensive, integrated mapping experience of any smartphone.

The Nokia Lumia 920 also comes with Nokia’s largest ever battery (2000mAh) and, for the first time, built-in wireless charging for an easy, convenient way to get more out of every day.

Order here.

 

Posted by: James

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By November 12, 2012 Read More →

RIM announce BlackBerry 10 launch event!

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I have been waiting for today for many months but at last we know that BlackBerry 10 is still on track and RIM will hold a launch event on January 30th, 2013 – WOOP!

You can catch the official press release below:

Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) announced today that it will hold its BlackBerry® 10 launch event on January 30th, 2013. The event will happen simultaneously in multiple countries around the world.  This day will mark the official launch of its new platform – BlackBerry 10, as well as the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones.  Details on the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event.

“In building BlackBerry 10, we set out to create a truly unique mobile computing experience that constantly adapts to your needs.  Our team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative features combined with a best in class browser, a rich application ecosystem, and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities.  All of this will be integrated into a user experience – the BlackBerry Flow – that is unlike any smartphone on the market today,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of Research In Motion.  “Thanks to our strong partnerships with global carriers and a growing ecosystem of developers, we believe our customers will have the best experience possible with BlackBerry 10.  We are looking forward to getting BlackBerry 10 in the hands of our customers around the world.”

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By November 12, 2012 Read More →

Angry Birds Star Wars Cinematic Trailer

 

Angry Birds Star Wars

 

Posted by: James

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By November 9, 2012 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini now available on Three

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The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is the new compact version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Featuring a large 4.0″ display, the S III Mini is great for viewing more content on one screen, reducing the need for scrolling and zooming out. Its HD Super AMOLED technology also means that videos and pictures come to life in amazingly clear, crisp colours.

This elegant but minimal smartphone comes with a fast 1GHz dual core processor that allows apps and games to load quickly, enabling people to enjoy seamless browsing, gaming, viewing and downloading. Perfect for budding Instagrammers, the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini delivers great images using a 5 megapixel camera, which also has Best Shot mode that takes a burst of photos and then cleverly selects the best one.

Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three, said, “Not only is the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini a top performing phone but it’s also full of innovative touches like the notification light, which can be customised to flash a different colour to alert users to new messages or calls.”

The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is available with no upfront cost on the Ultimate Internet 500 plan for £28 a month, and on The One Plan, which offers a fear-free mobile internet experience with a guarantee of no surprise out-of-bundle data charges, for £32 a month.

The smartphone is also available on Pay As You Go for £269.99 plus a top up. All in One 15 costs £15 and gives 30-day access to All-You-Can-Eat data along with 300 any-network minutes and 3,000 texts. Or All in One 25 costs £25 and offers All-You-Can-Eat data, 500 minutes and 3,000 texts and for a 30-day period.

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By November 9, 2012 Read More →

EE SIM only plans delayed

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With EE rolling out their 4G service just over week ago many people have been eagerly awaiting to purchase a SIM only plan. Unfortunately the network Tweeted the following statement earlier today:

Sorry folks – there’s been a date change for our SIM-only plans. We expect to bring them in the next 2 weeks. Stay tuned for the new date.

Not the best of news for those of you that have been looking forward to SIM only but I suppose good things come to those who wait.

 

Source: techcrunch

Posted by: James

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By November 9, 2012 Read More →

HTC 8X now available on Three – and with a free gift!

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With an exclusive built-in amp and Beats AudioT technology offering a truly authentic studio sound the 8X is sure to please even the most musical among us. The smartphone also comes with an amazing 8 megapixel camera so you’ll be able to take incredibly vivid pictures and the front-facing camera with ultra-wide-angle lens captures twice the image area to fit more in every shot.

Running on the very latest Windows Phone 8 software, the 8X by HTC allows true personalisation of the home screen with real time Live Tile updates on its large 4.3″ screen and the powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core processor makes browsing and switching between apps a breeze.

Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three said, “The 8X by HTC is packed full of great features and is perfect for streaming HD and enjoying music while on the go. Coupled with The One Plan offering amazing value with All-you-can-eat data it’s no surprise that Three carries over 40% of the UK’s data traffic”.

The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is available for £29 a month with an upfront cost of £30 on the Ultimate Internet 500 plan with a guarantee of no surprise out-of-bundle data charges.

The device is also available on Pay As You Go for £349.99 plus a top up. All in One 15 costs £15 and gives 30-day access to all-you-can-eat data along with 300 any-network minutes and 3,000 texts. Or All in One 25 costs £25 and offers 500 minutes, 3,000 texts and all-you-can-eat data for a 30-day period.

Additionally from today get an extra special gift with Three. Purchase the 8X by HTC and get the latest Windows 8 Pro upgrade for your home PC.

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By November 8, 2012 Read More →

Carphone Warehouse Bundle Deal – Kindle Fire and LG Optimus L3 for just £14.50 per month

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Carphone Warehouse is offering customers the chance to get their hands on the on the Kindle Fire and LG Optimus L3 for just £14.50 per month. This deal, available exclusively at Carphone Warehouse, will give customers 100 minutes, 250 texts and 100MB data.

The Kindle Fire is a perfectly portable 7″ tablet that packs a hefty performance punch. The sharp 7″ touchscreen device features loads of entertainment options:  there are books, magazines, videos, emails, web browsing and more available. The Kindle Fire offers an impressive 9 hours of battery life, so is perfect when out and about on the move.

The LG Optimus L3 is a stylish smartphone with a 3.2″ display and access to over 450,000 apps.  The enhanced 3MP camera has a variety of scenes and effects to help you get the best out of your photos.  It’s also integrated with social networks to help you share your favourite moments. There’s also built-in GPS for finding the latest bar you’re meeting your friends at, and Bluetooth for connecting hands free kits so you can chat to your family while on the road. The LG Optimus L3 is also available in white and pink, exclusively at Carphone Warehouse.

The Kindle Fire and LG Optimus L3 Bundle Deal is available in store, online at www.carphonewarehouse.com or by calling 0800 087 0870.

*24 month contract applies

 

Posted by: James

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By November 8, 2012 Read More →

Olympic Park Legacy to fuel IT jobs growth in London

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The London Olympics seems like a dim and distant memory for most of us, but for those in charge of the redevelopment of the Olympic Park in Stratford, London, the enormous job is only just beginning.

Seb Coe and the London Organising Committee (LOCOG) built their bid for the London Olympics on a promise of building a lasting legacy for London and in particular the Stratford area. One of the first key challenges for the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) is therefore now to attract businesses to the area to take over the occupancy of the buildings within the park.

One of the most successful elements of London 2012 was the public transport system operated during the games; for the first time, many Londoners realised how well connected Stratford is to the rest of the capital. As well as an enormous new bus station, Stratford is served by: two of the main tube lines; the DLR; the Overground; and also National Rail services. This is something that the Legacy Committee is sure to drive home to prospective business tenants.

The impressive transport links are not the only benefit in businesses considering a move Eastwards; the Mayor of London’s ‘Super Connected City Plan’ is another key attraction. The plan focuses on East London and the introduction of ‘affordable ultrafast fibre broadband connectivity to 100% of SMEs, businesses and residents from Shoreditch expanding east towards the Olympic Park and then South to Canning Town’ (GLA, London Super Connected City Plan).

Transport, the advanced broadband facilities and the close proximity to Shoreditch’s ‘Tech City’ all indicate that many of the new companies setting up home in the area are expected to be IT, digital and technology companies creating more employment and IT jobs in London.

Gavin Poole is chief executive of iCITY, the company selected by the LLDC for the legacy use of the Press and Broadcast Centres on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. He firmly believes that the site has the potential to generate jobs and promote innovation in the Stratford area:

"The press and broadcast centre is one of the most digitally connected buildings in the world, providing an almost unlimited bandwidth connectivity. With the flourishing digital and creative industries sector just up the road, iCITY will extend the thriving technology cluster in east London onto the Olympic Park, creating over 6,500 jobs in the local communities and adding £460million to the national economy," he said.

The Olympic sponsors are involved in ensuring that a legacy of prosperity is brought to the area. The IT sponsor, Cisco, is involved in ensuring an IT workforce is created in the Olympic Park. As part of a five-year "Building a brilliant future" plan that started with London 2012, Cisco has increased the number of its networking academies with a view to improving technology education.

Neil Crockett, Managing Director of Public Sector, Cisco UK & Ireland, said: "We’re providing skills and an environment in which hi-tech entrepreneurship can thrive and will help the economy."

The idea behind this idea is that local students will be exposed to technology at a young age, giving them the experience and necessary skills to work and thrive in the IT sector.

It looks like the golden glow that surrounded Stratford during July and August is set to continue for a long time into the future and, in turn, potentially encourage the UK to produce some of the brightest future technology entrepreneurs.

Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Editorial
By November 8, 2012 Read More →

Angry Birds Star Wars arrives for iOS, Windows Phone and Android

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Angry Birds fans can rejoice today as the infamous Star Wars edition is now available to download from iTunes, Windows Marketplace and Google Play.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… a group of desperate rebel birds faced off against a galactic menace: the Empire’s evil Pigtroopers!

Rebel birds, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Imperial Pigs. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the PIG STAR, and are racing to deliver the plans to the Rebel Birds. Now they need your help!

Join an epic adventure with the Angry Birds in the legendary Star WarsT universe! Use the Force, wield your lightsaber, and blast away Pigtroopers on an intergalactic journey from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Pig Star — where you’ll face off against the terrifying Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Pigs! Can you become a Jedi Master and restore freedom to the galaxy? Time to grab your lightsaber and join the adventure! May the birds be with you!

  • HOURS AND HOURS OF ENGAGING GAMEPLAY – Explore more than 80 levels in iconic locations like Tatooine and the Pig Star. Can you dodge Imperial pigs, laser turrets, Tusken Raider pigs, and the dark side of the Force to get all three stars?
  • NEW GAMEPLAY MECHANICS – Use lightsabers, Blasters and Jedi powers to wreak havoc on the Imperial Pigs!
  • LEVEL UP YOUR BIRDS – Keep playing and level up your birds to improve their skills!
  • SECRETS AND HIDDEN GOODIES – Can you unlock all the R2-D2 and C-3PO bonus levels?
  • FREE UPDATES – This is only the beginning of the epic saga!

Hit up your app stores respectively.

 

Source: MoDaCo

Posted by: James

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By November 7, 2012 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 reviewSamsung have released their second take on the phone tablet. The Samsung Galaxy Note II looks a lot like the SIII, and shares many of the same features. However it the Note II an over sized phone or undersized tablet? The Note II is much more than that, daring to push the boundaries of what is acceptable in your pocket and trying it’s hardest to replace all other forms of technology you might use on a daily basis.