Archive for January 28th, 2013

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Samsung expands its e-book service with Readers Hub 2.0


Samsung Electronics today announced it has expanded its e-book service and will now offer even more customers the chance to transform their digital reading experience with Readers Hub 2.0.  The service brings thousands of bestsellers and e-books from around the world, including illustrated cooking books and interactive reading materials for kids, to owners of Samsung’s smartphones and tablets.

Searching and navigating the extensive catalogue available with Readers Hub 2.0 is now quicker and simpler than before. Its enhanced content recommendation service makes it easy to find the titles that are right for each customer. Once they have made their choice, all they need to do is open the title and the intuitive interface allows them to customise the viewing experience:  change the text size, background colour or screen brightness so that it is just right for each individual, no matter when and where they are reading.

Simply touching the screen brings up a menu that allows readers to highlight key passages and annotate their reading. The notes are stored separately for easy reference, and can be easily shared. Readers Hub 2.0 also allows excerpts to be posted and shared from eBooks on individuals’ social networks, at any time.

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O2 offering up personalised voicemail – by Brian Blessed


O2 has recruited acting heavyweight, Brian Blessed – he of the sonorous voice and even mightier volume – to record a series of bespoke voicemail messages exclusively for them on the new Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S by HTC.

Well known for his Kingly portrayals, Brian Blessed is perhaps best loved for his roles as Prince Vultan in Flash Gordon – for which he is frequently remembered for the famous line “Gordon’s Alive?” – and as King Richard IV in the first series of The Black Adder.

Blessed is now lending his thundering voice to O2 to mark the launch of two new Windows Phone 8 handsets by HTC which, with their customisable interfaces and personalised “live tiles”, allow people to truly tailor their mobile phones.

The first 100 customers who buy either a new Windows Phone 8S by HTC or Windows Phone 8X by HTC between Monday 28th January and Monday 4th February and tweet @O2 using hashtag #brianmail will get a personalised voicemail recorded by Prince Vultan himself.   Brian, who’s taking time out from DIVE-ing and discovering Gordon isn’t dead, will be creating completely individual messages based on the person’s name and their interests, meaning no two messages will be alike.

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