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Vodafone announce new iPad prices

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With the new iPad going on sale today Vodafone have announced their pricing to contend with Three and Orange.

The new iPad is available from £199 on a 24-month agreement for £27 per month including a 2GB UK data allowance with 1GB of BT Openzone included.
Alternatively, a 30 day SIM only plan is available with usage alerts to your iPad for £15.00 per month offering a 2GB UK data allowance with 1GB of BT Openzone included.
For further details on Vodafone price plans please visit the Vodafone website – www.vodafone.co.uk/ipad
Vodafone’s network in conjunction with the new iPad offers theoretical speeds of up to 28.8Mbps in major cities and up to 21.1Mbps in major towns and cities giving our customers improved speeds when using the mobile internet on their new iPad.

 

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By March 15, 2012 Read More →

Vodafone Buzz – Helps PAYG customers stay in touch when out of credit

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It’s a big worry, running out of credit when you need it most. But now Vodafone UK pay as you go customers can stay in touch, even when out of credit, with Vodafone Buzz Back. Buzz Back lets customers send a free text message to friends and family on any network asking to be called back. It’s simple to use. Customers text the number of the person they want to call them to 30303 and a text message will be sent, as if from them, asking for a call back. There is no charge to send or receive the messages, and no pre-registration required.
We’ll let the customer know that their message has been sent and the service can be used twice a day. Customers don’t have to be out of credit to use the service – meaning they can save their top up for other things.

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By March 15, 2012 Read More →

Formula 1 apps for BlackBerry

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With the latest season of F1 about to kick off in Melbourne this weekend (16,17,18 March) there some great F1 apps for BlackBerry Smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook to get you geared up and in prime position.

If you fancy racing yourself then don’t forget that Need For Speed: Undercover and Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD are both free to download for the BlackBerry PlayBook.

You can see further details and links to the F1 apps below:

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By March 15, 2012 Read More →

CoPilot Live celebrates launch of new iPad with pricing promotion

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With the demand for sat nav apps on tablets growing, and the new iPad hitting the shops tomorrow, 16th March 2012, CoPilot Live, the leading sat nav app is celebrating with special offers on its iPad and iPhone apps:

· CoPilot Live Premium HD for iPad and iPhone will be £39.99 instead of £47.99

· CoPilot Live Premium UK + Ireland for iPhone will be £19.99 instead of £24.99

The promotion will run from 9am on Friday 16th March 2012 to midnight on Monday 19th March 2012.

David Quin from CoPilot Live says: “With their larger screens, tablets offer a practical and clear platform for navigation, and we are seeing the demand for high-quality navigation apps on such devices continuing to rise. The new iPad is surely set to continue this trend, with its amazing high-res ‘retina’ screen allowing for incredibly sharp HD map displays and even clearer directions.”

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By March 15, 2012 Read More →

Archos present a new line

ArchosElementsWhilst I work away at my review of the new Archos 101 G9 it seems they have preparing a new line of tablets to succeed the G9 range already. The Archos G10 xs series. Showing off a concept demo featuring a keyboard dock, magnetic screen protector with a mouse pad it seems the device(s) will run on something like an OMAP4470 1.8Ghz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with SGX544 graphics or even the OMAP5430 which can also run upwards 1.8Ghz or more. Before all specs are announced Archos have already targeted this device at the £250(ish) pricing point.

In addition to their Arnova, budget, range Archos Elements brings Google Certified tablets at as low as £100. A reliable source believes Archos Elements will bring the Rockchip RK30 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 performance and higher capacitive screen resolutions than Arnova at extremely competitive pricing.

Check out the video after the break:

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By March 14, 2012 Read More →

Orange announce iPad prices

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Following on from Three announcing the new iPad prices Orange have followed suit, however the data usage per month is considerably less than Three are offering.

Orange will offer iPad with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to its fast 3G and 3.5G network with speeds up to 50 percent faster than previously available.

The third generation iPad is a category defining mobile device that features a stunning new Retina display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. It also still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life while remaining amazingly thin and light. iPad is world-ready, allowing users to connect to fast networks worldwide when they travel.

“New iPad customers will benefit from the widest 3G coverage in the UK and, with our advanced 3.5G roll out, they will also benefit from a really fast network" said Pippa Dunn, consumer chief marketing officer, Everything Everywhere. “As a result, we’re definitely the number one place to go for those wanting the best all round performance on their new iPad”.

Customers can buy the new iPad at all Orange shops, telesales and online beginning Friday, 16 March. For complete details on pricing and availability please visit www.orange.co.uk/newipad .

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By March 14, 2012 Read More →

Three is officially announcing iPad pricing today with upfront costs starting from £99 and 15GB allowances on all 24 month contracts.

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Three today announced it will offer the new iPad in the UK on Friday, March 16 2012. Three will offer the iPad with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to its leading-edge HSPA+ network, offering speeds up to two times faster than previously available.

The third generation iPad is a category defining mobile device that features a stunning new Retina display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. It also still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life* while remaining amazingly thin and light. iPad is world-ready, allowing users to connect to fast networks worldwide when they travel.

“Teaming up our leading-edge HSPA+ network with the innovative new iPad is great news for our customers," said Thomas Malleschitz, marketing director at Three. "Our customers already enjoy superfast internet on the move, and with an excellent range of great value price plans and our leadership in fast UK mobile broadband, we look forward to being the network of choice for new iPad customers.”

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By March 14, 2012 Read More →

Motorola MOTOLUXE – Unboxing Video

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Motorola’s latest offering to the Android posse is the MOTOLUXE which you can pick up on contract for free thanks to T-Mobile.

The Motorola MOTOLUXE is an elegantly designed Smartphone running the Moto Switch 2.0 user interface on the Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread operating system.

Powered by an 800MHz Qualcomm processor, the 4" edge-to-edge display of the MOTOLUXE is housed within a brushed metal outer frame. Just below the screen is a lanyard groove, which rather uniquely also doubles up as a notification light for alerts.

One of the most noticeable features of the MOTOLUXE is its 8MP camera, which features autofocus and LED flash. It’s also accompanied by a 0.3MP front-facing camera, meaning that video calling is a possibility should you wish to chat face to face with friends and family.

You can see the unboxing video below and watch out for the full review in the next few weeks.

 

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By March 14, 2012 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 160: An Italian fashion label

Web bannerThis week Gareth, James and Matt examine the LG Prada 3, the Sony Xperia Sola and the Motorola Motolux. Matt also gets a little confused as to where penguins live.

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By March 13, 2012 Read More →

RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard for the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

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I have got to get me one of these beauties. The Mini Keyboard for the PlayBook has been announced by RIM today and for many this will make the wonderful tablet even more useable in the business sector. In fact, I will more than likely start doing my reviews on the PlayBook.

The BlackBerry Mini Keyboard is ultra portable and comes complete with a stylish convertible case that doubles as a stand for the tablet.  In addition to a full QWERTY keyboard, it offers an integrated touchpad that allows users to navigate and control the BlackBerry PlayBook as easily as using the touch screen on the tablet itself. When the keyboard is active, the PlayBook tablet’s virtual keyboard remains hidden, freeing up 100% of the display for the task at hand. 

“Whether you’re typing email, creating documents, surfing the web or using other apps, the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard and its integrated carrying case is an ideal accessory,” said James Poulton, Director, Advanced Accessories. 

You can see more details and a video below:

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