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By December 10, 2012 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini unboxing video

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is clearly the little brother of the popular Galaxy S3 and while the specs and size are not as great, that is because it is aimed at a different style of consumer. Not everyone wants the biggest and best smartphone and cost is always a factor, so the SGS3 Mini slots nicely into the mid range selection of smartphones on the market.

It pretty much gives us the same experience as on its bigger brother but just with a smaller form factor. The 4 inch Super AMOLED display is glorious and we still get some decent power with the 1GHz dual-core processor. Running Android Jelly Bean straight out the box is another bonus.

Due to its size, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini fits perfectly in the hand and will give consumers an easier one handed experience for sure.

You can check out the unboxing video and the full specs below:

 

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By December 9, 2012 Read More →

HTC Windows Phone 8S unboxing video

HTC Windows Phone 8S It’s been a while since I last did an unboxing video so I was pretty pleased to get hold of HTC’s latest phone, the HTC Windows Phone 8S.

While the name may be a bit of a mouthful the phone itself isn’t too much of a handful with a 4″ display and carefully curved back in a textured finish this is a phone that’s easy and comfortable to hold.

HTC have made this one available in a variety of colours and this red one that we are looking at looks quite smart and stands out from the crowd. It’s quite festive too!

The 8S is the first Windows Phone 8 phone that I’ve had the chance to use in earnest so I’m looking forward to the next few weeks of testing. Initial impressions are that it runs really smoothly and rapid at most tasks despite the processor clock speed seemingly a little slow, on paper at least.

Check out the video below which covers the basics of the hardware before delving in and reviewing some of the OS and UI features.

By December 8, 2012 Read More →

BlackBerry 10 Hub: Notifications, Texts, Emails and More

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By December 7, 2012 Read More →

Nokia Lumia 920 now in stock at Expansys SIM free

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If you have been waiting to pick up the Nokia Lumia 920 SIM free you can do so today from Expansys. The new Windows Phone 8 device will set you back a hefty £554.99 and they have the device in both black and and white.

Stock will be limited so you had better get in quick.

Order the Black Lumia 920 here.

Order the White Lumia 920 here.

We should have our full review of the device up in the next week or so but if you missed our unboxing you can catch up here

 

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By December 7, 2012 Read More →

Windows Phone 8S by HTC – available now on Three

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The HTC 8S can now be purchased from Three both online and in store.

Packed with great features that make everyday tasks easier and more enjoyable, the 8S comes with a 5 megapixel camera which means you’re always ready to capture special moments, a 1 GHz dual-core processor making browsing and switching between apps a breeze and built in Beats AudioT technology so you can enjoy the most authentic sound no matter if you’re listening to music, playing a game or watching a video.
The stylish, compact 8S runs on the Windows Phone 8 operating system and includes the very latest features such as personalised Live Tiles on the vibrant 4″ screen plus access to over 100,000 apps through the Windows Phone Store.

Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three said, “The 8S offers great all-round performance and coupled with our straightforward and affordable plans with no surprise-out of-bundle data charges, you’ll be able to enjoy the best experience on Three”.

The Windows Phone 8S by HTC is available for £19 a month with no upfront cost on the Ultimate Internet 100 plan and for £17 a month with no upfront cost on the Essential Internet 100 plan – both with a guarantee of no surprise out-of-bundle data charges.
The device is also available on Pay As You Go for £219.99 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.

Key features

  • Beats Audio technology
  • Amazing 5 megapixel camera
  • Windows Phone 8 software
  • Up to 4GB internal memory
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor

 

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By December 4, 2012 Read More →

White Mobile launches PAYG services in the UK – and it’s cheap!

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White Mobile SIM cards have gone on sale today. The MVNO uses the EE infrastructure and is offering mobile calls for only 6p per minute. The new package will also allow customers to call in the UK for free to others with the MVNO, or for 3p per minute to UK landlines and 6p per minute to UK mobiles. That’s a long way off the 25p plus that other PAYG networks charge!

White Mobile already offer international calling cards but the introduction of the UK PAYG service is new. It was brought to the UK by former Virgin Mobile sales and marketing chief Graeme Hutchinson.

He said: “Prices of PAYG have been going up over the years as other MVNOs try to push people towards contracts. But we believe there is still a genuine appetite for PAYG.

“Customers should not be punished for not being someone who can’t commit to a 24-month bundle.

“Anyone can price at this rate if they want to. We designed a low cost business so we can offer these prices.”

Hutchinson added that in future White Mobile will add micro SIMs to their offering, and perhaps nano SIMs.

With prices getting this low on Pay-As-You-Go it really is a nice alternative to the lengthy contracts that most of the major UK carriers want us on.

Source: mobilenewscwp

 

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By December 4, 2012 Read More →

Samsung ATIV Tab WiFi 32GB due in stock tomorrow at Expansys

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If you have been waiting to pick up the Samsung ATIV tablet then tomorrow is your lucky day as Expansys are expecting in their stock. Priced at £549.99 it isn’t cheap but could it be a contender for the iPad? I doubt it but you never know. I’ve used Windows 8 on a tablet and it was a pretty decent experience.

The new Samsung ATIV Tab is designed with a classy hairline finish, and delivers a full Windows 8-based PC experience with superior tablet mobility. Weighing 570g, featuring a 10.1" display, and measuring 8.9mm thick, the ATIV Tab is always ready to go.
It instantly boots up without lagging and comes with Office Home and Student 2013 RT, offering the new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote to help transform the way people get things done at home, school or work.
These applications are fully featured with complete document compatibility, meaning people can open and create any document, make edits on it and share it with others just like we do with PCs.

An 8,200 mAh battery provides enough power to allow you to work on your projects and review or share them virtually anytime and anywhere. Moreover, the ATIV Tab is compatible with a range of Windows-based PC devices and accessories, including printers, keyboards, projectors, external monitors, and other peripherals, through its USB port and uHDMI, with no need to install extra software.

Order the ATIV Tab WiFi 32GB here.

 

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By December 4, 2012 Read More →

Quick Review: Snugg Google Nexus 7 PU Leather Case Cover and Flip Stand

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If you are looking for a high quality leather case to protect your Google Nexus 7 then may I suggest you take a look at the PU Leather Case Cover and Flip Stand from Snugg.

Made from high quality leather; the case not only looks and feels great but it also has a few added features.

We all know that getting cases for our tablets is easy and there are thousands of cheap ones on the likes of eBay. From experience, the cheap ones are normally cheap for a reason so why not consider spending a little more on the run up to Christmas and treat yourself to a premium product?

This one is pretty awesome.

 

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By December 3, 2012 Read More →

Virgin Atlantic to support Passbook – Great news for iOS users

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Virgin Atlantic today announced it is the first UK based airline to integrate Passbook into its mobile boarding cards, allowing passengers a paperless journey through the airport with their iPhone or iPod touch. 
During the online check-in process, passengers will now have the added option of sending their boarding card directly to Passbook on their iPhone or iPod touch enabling them to by-pass check-in kiosks and heading straight to security or via baggage drop if carrying luggage.

Simon Lloyd, Virgin Atlantic’s Director of Marketing said; “We continually look for ways to enhance our passengers’ experience when they travel with us and that begins before they even reach the plane. Passbook integration works seamlessly with our website – and will enable a speedy check-in and ensure your boarding card is stored safely and securely in the Passbook app on your iPhone or iPod touch. Critically, it also cuts down the impact of printing physical cards. Our trials have shown passengers really enjoy using Passbook and we’re sure many other airlines will now follow our lead.”

After using online check-in and selecting to send the boarding card to Passbook, an email is sent to the passenger containing a Passbook attachment. As the attachment is opened the boarding card is securely loaded into the app ready to be scanned at the departure gate ahead of boarding the plane.
Passbook stores the boarding card data in an industry standard barcode which can be scanned and read at departure gates at all Virgin Atlantic UK departure airports – Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester. Passbook and mobile boarding card technology is available to use at key UK airports, selected airports around the world and will be rolled out to more airports as authorities approve it.

 

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By December 3, 2012 Read More →

Super deals from Expansys – end tonight

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If you are after a bargain on the run up to Christmas why not consider one of the following deals that Expansys have on. You need to get in quick though as the deals finish at midnight tonight.

B&O Beosound 8 – Over 50% off.

Motorola XOOM 2 ME– Only £169.99

HTC One X (32BG) – ONLY £349.99

Get them while they are hot!

 

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