Archive for November, 2012

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Jenson and Lewis make people feel like Vodafone VIPs

Vodafone VIP’s

 

Posted by: James

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HTC 8X now in stock at Expansys

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The HTC 8X has just arrived in stock at Expansys and will set you back a reasonable £399.99 SIM Free. We unboxed the new Windows Phone 8 device just the other day and it really is quite a beauty.

If you missed the video you can catch up with it here. And if you like what you see head on over to Expansys and get your orders in. I suspect the HTC 8X is going to be pretty popular.

 

Posted by: James

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A quick hands on with the tracyandmatt BlackBerry app

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We told you last week that BlackBerry smartphone users as well as PlayBook owners can download our new application to make visiting the site a little more user friendly, rather than just relying on your web browser. If you want a quick preview I have put together a short video, which you can see below, giving a demonstration of the app in action on both the BlackBerry and the tablet.

The tracyandmatt BlackBerry app is free to download from App World so why not go and grab it. Please feel free to leave us some feedback in the review section of App World and we endeavor to take on board your opinions.

 

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By November 2, 2012 Read More →

Apple get told off, told to apologise again

Apple-Samsung-scales-tippingJust last week Apple posted their online "apology" letter to Samsung. They were ordered by a UK court to acknowledge that Samsung did not copy their designs and ordered to host it on the homepage of their website. Unsurprisingly, the letter they posted was hard to find, and was written in a snide and condescending manner. Rather than sincerely acknowledging what the courts asked them to, they talked about how the Samsung tablets were "not as cool" as the iPad, and they also included references to their other victories across the globe in which Samsung was found to have copied. They even published the statement on an unbranded page with a small link from the homepage. This was basically a slap in the face to the UK court’s ruling, and it seems that the court is not too happy about it.

The UK court just found that Apple was in "non-compliance" and ordered them to create a new statement that complies with the order. Apple complained that they would need at least 14 days to draft such a letter, but the judges basically slapped that argument down. Judge Jacob said he "cannot believe" that it would tale that long. He also said, “I’m at a loss that a company such as Apple would do this. That is a plain breach of the order.”

Apple’s 14 day request was denied, and they were given 48 hours to comply with the order. They will also have to leave the new statement on their home page until December 14th, and they must publish notices in U.K. newspapers and trade magazines with details of the ruling.

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By November 1, 2012 Read More →

O2 sticks their arm in

nexus4_1The LG Nexus 4 is arriving soon and the handset will be selling for prices starting at £239 sim free. Exceptionally good value from Google there. Whilst some may still not fancy paying out for the handset up front O2 are to carry to LG Nexus 4 on contract and shall be launching it on Tuesday 13th November.

We’ll be selling it on our range of On & On Pay Monthly tariffs and it’ll be free on all tariffs from £36 a month up. Whichever On & On tariff you take, you’ll get unlimited calls and unlimited texts to anyone in the UK as well as 1GB of data

Yes, £36 a month appears to be what O2 feel is an appropriate price tag for the Nexus 4. In an attempt to make the deal sound in some way good value, there will also be 50 32 inch flatscreen TV’s given away to the first 50 people in the queue, there is also some waffle about the first 20 being able to take a panoramic shot of London from the top of The O2 Arena.

To purchase the phone directly from Google will set you back £239 for the 8gb version and £279 for the 16gb. To purchase from O2, the grand total over the 24 months will be £864. Less the price of the phone (I will use £279 as the 8gb isn’t the most attractive) will be £585. This means you will be paying £25 a month for the contract. You would be much better off grabbing the phone from Google themselves and checking out another Sim card option, like GiffGaff or Talk Mobile and save yourself a good few £££!

O2 might have lost the plot with their “deal” here and hopefully we will see a revised price plan before launch.

 

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Android 4.0.3 ICS rolling out for the Vodafone Huawei Ascend G300

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Are you a Vodafone Huawei Ascend G300 owner? Well watch out as Ice Cream Sandwich is coming your way. Vodafone dropped us an email earlier today to say that the roll out is commencing so as well as you having possibly one of the best value handsets of the year you also get a well deserved OS update. Smiles all round.

If you are a new Android user you can head on over to the Vodafone eForum where all will be explained. How jolly decent of Vodafone to offer such as service. A pat on the back for them.

Enjoy your update G300 posse.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini to go on sale on November 8th

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Samsung Mobile UK today announced that the Galaxy S III Mini, a compact version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, will be available in the UK from Thursday 8th November with free content, including The Sims 3 and Bejewelled 2.

The stylish and compact design offers a comfortable grip and an impressive 4.0-inch AMOLED screen, allowing people to enjoy a fantastic range of features such as Chat On, Buddy Photo Share, Social Tag and the Official Top 40 Charts app.

Simon Stanford, Vice President, Telecommunications & Networks, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “Our latest addition to the Galaxy portfolio, the Galaxy S III Mini brings the high performance, intuitive ease-of-use and nature-inspired design of the Galaxy S III in a new elegant yet compact form. Following the massive success and popularity of the Galaxy S III and all its features, we are confident customers will enjoy the Galaxy SIII Mini when it hits the shelves on the 8th November.”

The Galaxy S III Mini is powered by AndroidT 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the latest version of the world’s most popular smartphone operating system, benefitting from fast, fluid and smooth graphics along with a new Google SearchT experience featuring Google Now.

Packed with the key features that have made the Galaxy S III, one of this years’ most sought after smartphones, including intelligent technology designed to make interacting with the phone natural and intuitive, this compact version features the ability to understand human gestures, S Voice; which provides customised commands as well as Direct Call which allows customers to automatically call that person simply from the motion of lifting the phone to their ear collate to make an efficient and natural user experience.

In addition, the Galaxy S III Mini gives customers access to the Samsung Video and Games Hub, as well as a 50GB Dropbox which is free for two years. Smart Stay and Best Photo features are also provided, helping to capture the prefect shot when using the 5 mega pixel camera. The Galaxy S III Mini will be available to buy in the UK across all major networks, key high street and out of town electrical retailers and online retailers from 8th November.

 

Posted by: James

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