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Apple Premieres Movies on the iTunes Store in the UK at last

image LONDON—June 4, 2008—Apple® today announced that movies from major film studios including 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Sony Pictures Television International and Lionsgate UK are now available on the iTunes® Store in the UK (www.apple.com/uk/itunes). Movie purchases and rentals feature iTunes’ legendary ease of use, which makes discovering and enjoying movies as simple and easy as buying music on iTunes has always been. The iTunes Store in the UK features over 700 films available for rent or purchase, with titles available for purchase on the same day as their DVD release, including favorites such as “Hitman,” “I Am Legend,” “National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets” and “Into the Wild.” iTunes Movie Rentals also features over 100 titles available in stunning high definition, perfect for viewing on a widescreen TV with Apple TV®.

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Orange Outlines New Plans For UK

image New CEO Tom Alexander today outlined plans for Orange in the UK, designed to deliver better quality, innovation and service to its customers, and growth for the company.

He unveiled a new three-pronged customer-focused strategy for the company in order to dramatically improve the quality of the customer and network experience; grow the business by expanding Orange sales channels and the high-speed network; and evolve the way the communications market currently operates by more-effectively combining its mobile and fixed broadband arms to provide pioneering new services.

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HTC Touch Pro Officially Announced by HTC

Advanced 3D Touch User Interface, Desktop-like browsing, 5-row sliding QWERTY Keyboard and Window Mobile 6.1 create hybrid business phone

Taipei, Taiwan — June 4, 2008 — HTC Corp., a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today unveiled its advanced next generation business phone, the HTC Touch Pro™. Bringing a beautiful new angle to mobile business productivity, the HTC Touch Pro utilizes similar styling and functionality of the highly anticipated Touch Diamond™ and introduces a variety of business-focused enhancements that make getting work done on the go quick and easy.

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By June 3, 2008 Read More →

3 pre-pay database server falls over

image Engineers at 3 are busy rebuilding the firm’s pay-as-you-go top-up database after the server carrying it fell over on Sunday.

Customers were left unable to add new credit for several hours, either over the phone, online or in 3 stores. A 3 spokesman said today that it took action to ensure that pay-as-you-go users were able to make calls if they had run out.

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Whats is the HTC Diamond’s screen like in the sun?

image One of the questions many people have been asking is what is the screen in sunlight? Dave Ciccone has tested the view ability of the screen in direct sunlight and found the results to be very suprising compared with other Windows Mobile phones where you cannot read the screens at all. "Hands down the screen is stunning! it is definitely competitive to the iPhone".

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Third-party iPhone applications to arrive Monday

image The era of officially sanctioned iPhone applications should kick off on Monday according to Cnet.

That’s the same day Apple CEO Steve Jobs is expected to take the stage at the Moscone Center to unveil the next-generation iPhone at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers’ Conference. A source at a software company that has been working on a native iPhone application tells us the company is getting ready to launch that application on Monday, which could also imply that Apple’s App Store will be up and running that day.

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Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile Developer Preview release

image Ian’s digital lifestyle and Windows Media Center Blog has a very interesting post about the preview release of Windows Sideshow for Windows Mobile.

Finally Sideshow comes to Windows Mobile, well in a developer preview. This means that you will be able to use Sideshow gadgets on your Windows Mobile phone.

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Eten Announce dual-SIM handset, mobile TV and two other new models

E-TEN Information Systems has kicked off Computex 2008, the world’s second largest computer expo, with the launch of four new Pocket PC Phones and in the process earned itself a prestigious Best Choice of Computex Award. The new handsets and the company’s complete lineup of industry defining Glofiish Pocket PC Phones will be on show at the E-TEN booth between June 3 – 7.

E-TEN was awarded the Best Choice of Computex accolade for its new Glofiish DX900 – the world’s first dual-SIM & dual standby Windows Mobile handset to support HSDPA and EDGE.

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Mobility Today first review ever of the HTC Diamond retail version.

image iPhone killer ???

Over the next 2 weeks Mobility Today will be reviewing the HTC Touch Diamond and answering all of your questions you might have on this device. The unit they will be reviewing is a final production European release Diamond and it’s the first time anyone has managed to get hold of a unit that’s a released retail version. I am sure we will be discussing this at length on the podcast on Wednesday so if anyone has any questions they would like us to ask, please leave a comment and we will find out for you. First video after the break.

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By June 2, 2008 Read More →

3G iPhone 22% thinner, better battery life

image Wired’s Leander Kahney, arguably the most credible yet of those who’ve weighed in with alleged specs of Apple’s upcoming 3G iPhone, is reporting the handset will be 22 percent thinner than its predecessor, not thicker as some earlier reports had suggested.

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