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By July 13, 2009 Read More →

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Pre-Order Arrival Dates

If you are already a T-Mobile customer and are planning to pick up the new myTouch 3G handset, we have some good news for you. T-Mobile customers will be able to pre-order the phone before everyone else, according to recent reports.

My Touch 3G
T-Mobile MyTouch 3G

According to TmoNews, existing customers should be recieving an email from T-Mobile informing them about Pre-order details for the new myTouch 3G.

The email states that T-Mobile customers will be able to pre-order the phone from July 8th – July 28th. If you do so, you’ll recieve the phone on the 3rd August, two days before the normal public launch.

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By July 11, 2009 Read More →

Press Release: Vodafone Add Carphone Warehouse to Suppliers List

VODAFONE UK ADDS CARPHONE WAREHOUSE FOR NEW CONNECTIONS AND EXTENDS AGREEMENT WITH PHONES4U

From this month, new and existing Vodafone customers will have an even wider choice of where they can purchase the best handsets and range of competitive tariffs in the UK.

Vodafone UK will team up with Carphone Warehouse from 7 July so customers can not only buy pay as you go mobiles and receive upgrades as they do currently but also get new pay monthly contracts and mobile broadband connections.

Vodafone UK has also extended its partnership with Phones4U who will continue to sell pay as you go and contract packages to customers upgrading and joining Vodafone, for both mobile phone and mobile broadband connections.

“Carphone Warehouse has developed a formidable retail presence on the high street and we’re very pleased to offer our customers even more choice,” says Ian Shepherd, Consumer Director, Vodafone UK.  “We’re also delighted with Phones4U’s performance so we’ve extended our partnership into a multi year agreement.”

From this month, a combination of over 1650 Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U stores will provide customers with excellent face to face help and service where and when they need it on the high street.  Customers can also visit Vodafone online at shop.vodafone.co.uk and access the many self service options on their handset for advice and support at any time.

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By July 11, 2009 Read More →

Russia Go Android with Vobis

It’s not very often you here the words Android and Mobile Phone in a sentence witout the letters HTC following it these days however in Russia they are about to release the HIGHSCREEN PP5420 which will be manufactured by Vobis Computer.

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HIGHSCREEN PP5420

The HIGHSCREEN PP5420 will have quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, dual-band 7.2Mbps HSPA connectivity, a 528MHz processor, 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM, 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen , a 3-megapixel auto-focus camera, WiFi, aGPS, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, and a 1080 mAh battery.

The phone will hit the Russian market on the 6th of July and you can expect it to cost around $500 without a contract.

The main question now is would you pick the HIGHSCREEN PP5420 over the HTC Hero? Personally, me thinks not.

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By July 9, 2009 Read More →

Samsung Omnia II Rumour

For those of you desperate to get your hands Samsung’s upcoming Omnia II here is some very interesting news for you.

Samsung Omia II


rosoft’s Austrian website (hope you can read German) suggests that the phone will go straight to Windows Mobile 6.5 bypassing the now tired looking WM6.1.

I’m pretty sure that this is welcomed news not only for Samsung fans but for Windows Mobile fans also.

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By July 7, 2009 Read More →

Samsung i7500 Galaxy with Android on o2

Thanks to the guys at TechRadar we can now confirm that the i7500 Galaxy will be going to o2.

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O2 has confirmed to TechRadar that it will be bringing Samsung’s first Android handset, the i7500 Galaxy, to the UK.

The new phone, which first appeared in the July issue of the network’s catalogue under the ‘coming soon’ section, will be hitting the shops in July.

Although there’s no word on whether O2 will be stocking the i7500 Galaxy exclusively, it’s yet another phone in the stable for a network that already has the iPhone 3G S on a multi-year exclusive deal, and apparently the Palm Pre and Toshiba TG01 coming soon.

Best specc’ed Android yet

The Samsung i7500 Galaxy phone obviously comes with the 1.5 Cupcake update, a 5MP camera with flash and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

It also packs 8GB of internal memory as well as microSD slot for expansion, all in a 11.9mm frame, making it the thinnest Android phone on the market when it lands.

O2 already has a 27 per cent share of the market in the UK, and with the rumoured stable of phones it has for the coming summer, it seems it will snatch even more as consumers flock to get the latest and greatest smartphones.

It should prove interesting to see this handset in action as its up against the current market leader for Android, HTC.

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By July 7, 2009 Read More →

LG Touchscreen Watch Phone on Orange

The new LG Touchscreen Watch Phone may well not be a world first but most definitely a UK first as the press release below will tell you.

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Watch Phone heralds new era of ‘future phones’ from Orange

Orange to launch Watch Phone exclusively in the UK this summer – one of several latest must-have multimedia devices from Orange to be announced over the forthcoming months

Orange today announced that the world’s first Touchscreen Watch Phone will hit UK stores in August. The LG Touchscreen Watch Phone will be one of several new innovative ‘future phones’ Orange will be ranging over the next 18 months, chosen specifically for their unique digital lifestyle benefits that allow users to make the most from the latest shifts in modern technology.

Available from Orange for a limited time period, the Watch Phone will be available at an exclusive price point on Orange pay as you go. The device features a compact and stylish design with a Bluetooth headset, in-built speaker and a full touch-screen interface, as well as 3G+ and video-calling capabilities.

The device heralds a new focus from Orange, to showcase the latest innovative, original, and high-end multimedia devices on the market, with at least three new market-leading devices to be unveiled by the end of the year.

lexander, CEO Orange UK said: “The Watch Phone is the must-have gadget of 2009. It’s handcrafted, exclusively limited, and will turn heads on the high street.

"Our ambition is to become the best loved communications brand in the UK, and the destination brand of choice for high-end mobile users in the market. To help us achieve this, we have secured some of the most original and innovative devices available.

"The Watch Phone is the first of these devices, all focused on bringing a 21st-century experience to our 21st century customers.

“Over time we also intend to match the power of these devices with bespoke multimedia packages, driving even more inspirational conversations and deeper connections for our customers.”

Mobile Multimedia

Orange has already begun integrating multimedia services into its animal packages, with the company now offering inclusive ‘sat nav’, mobile internet and email services on select pay-monthly price plans.

Furthermore, recent developments in device advancements, matched with the creation of price plans designed for multimedia usage have helped make it easier for consumers to access the content they want when on the move. On average 3.25 million monthly users now use Orange World (Orange’s mobile internet portal) and over one million Orange customers use their handset to access social networks every month.

I personally do not know what to make of this, I guess I would be intrigued to have a look and test it to make my mind up for sure. I’ll get onto Orange and see if they would be willing to send us one to review.

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By July 6, 2009 Read More →

Android Going to Sony Ericsson Xperia

It seems that you aint anybody these days unless you release a handset under the Google Android O/S so I guess that why Sony Ericson (part of OHA) have decided to release the Xperia X5 (codenamed Rachael) with Android.

Xperia 5

The XPERIA X5 will be powered by Qualcomm QSD8250 1GHz Snapdragon platform that has outstanding 3G graphics capabilities. The phone will have a 8 Megapixel camera, a colour touch screen and support for 7.2Mbps HSDPA connection. The other good news is that it will have a 3.5mm audio jack.

With so many phones churning out now on Android you have to think hard about which one you choose now.

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By July 5, 2009 Read More →

BIC Branded Phone to Be Sold in Spain

Orange is to launch its BIC branded PrePay phone in Spain, following sales of the product in France for the past year. The BIC phone is a rechargeable mobile telephone, 100 % ready-to-use when purchased with a fully charged battery and the SIM card already inserted.

Bic Phone
Bic phone

On sale in supermarkets and local stores (tobacconists, newsagents, petrol stations, stations and airports…), the BIC mobile phone focuses on the basic functions for a telephone: sending and receiving calls and SMS’s.

The Spanish BIC phone provides the same features as its French cousin, with some minor adaptations specifically for the local market. It is on sale at the recommended price of 29 Euros. The offer includes 20 minutes of calls valid for 2 months from the time the mobile is activated.

The BIC phone has achieved sales of over 110,000 units since it was first launched in France in August 2008 and a consumer research conducted by LH2 with a sample of 600 respondents showed that the BIC phone really is the "must-have" phone for people who are looking for simplicity

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By July 4, 2009 Read More →

HTC Hero About To Fly Into The US

Yes folks, you heard it right. Even though nothing was mentioned at the press release a few days ago the now very famous HTC Hero has been spotted on the FCC website today. Covering WCDMA on Bands II and V (1900 and 850MHz) it would suggest that it will be going to AT&T subscribers as this is what they would need to flip the switch on high-speed data, however we’re not sure if this negates rumours that the Hero would be going to Sprint instead.

HTC Hero FCC
HTC Hero on FCC

Either way it don’t really matter but one thing is for sure, Americans will now be well chuffed.

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By July 4, 2009 Read More →

Pink iPhone 3Gs Appears

No ladies, I’m really sorry but this is not an intentional colour release by Apple, its the colour the phone turns (or glows) due to an overheating problem.

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A new meaning to iPhone’s are HOT

Its certainly not the first time iPhones have had their problems with overheating but this is certainly new in the fact that the white version gives a nice warm plink glow.

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