Archive for October 27th, 2010

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Virgin Media to give us 100Mb broadband


Virgin Media have confirmed the roll out of their 100Mb broadband service this year, saying it will be available to 12.7 million homes.

Neil Berkett, Virgin Media’s chief executive officer, humbly described the launch of the service as, "a historic moment." It "will mean the UK will be comparable to other leading broadband nations," he said.

Those who were hoping that the increased downstream speed would mean an equal increase in upstream bandwidth are in for a treat – the company has confirmed that the 100Mb/s service will also feature an impressive 10Mb/s upload rate.
The 100Mb/s service, which replaces the company’s current 50Mb/s connection as its flagship offering, will cost £35 per month when bought as a bundle with telephone and TV offerings, or £45 per month as a stand-alone product.

Interested? You can pre register here.

Being a Virgin media customer myself I have registered my interest. Could come in rather handy for video uploads.


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BlackBerry Bold 9780 announced

BlackBerry 9780

Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry® BoldT 9780 smartphone – the newest addition to the BlackBerry Bold series of smartphones.  Featuring a premium and iconic design with an incredibly easy-to-use keyboard and optical trackpad, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is elegantly styled and packed with advanced communications and multimedia features. It is also the first BlackBerry Bold smartphone to come with the new BlackBerry® 6 operating system.  

"We are very excited to introduce the BlackBerry Bold 9780 featuring the new BlackBerry 6 operating system,” said Carlo Chiarello, Vice President, Product Management at Research In Motion. “This new model builds on the highly refined mobile experience that BlackBerry Bold users already know and love and delivers a wide range of enhancements including a rich new user interface, a fast and powerful WebKit-based browser, broadly improved communications and multimedia capabilities, an incredibly useful Universal Search feature and a high quality 5MP camera.”

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BlackBerry Style 9670 – Video


Kevin over at got his hands on the new BlackBerry Style and has done a nice video overview and first thoughts. We have mentioned the device a couple of times even though it is not likely to come here to the UK. Over in the States the Style is exclusive to Sprint who are a CDMA network. This kind of messes up any plans to get it over here on our GSM networks.

Having a flip form factor BlackBerry is very much an acquired taste but with millions of Americans loving that form factor the BlackBerry Style is sure to sell.

Check out Kevin’s video below and feel free to let us know what you think of the Style in the forum.

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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 93: Andy is h ing pro ems w his con tion

Web banner You read that right! Andy makes about as much sense as a cracked record this week but the boys and girl struggle on without regard. James delivers a report on the San Francisco, Matt gets his hands on the N8, Tracy wears a suit, Andy gets annoyed at 3UK and Gareth’s fiancée falls foul of a prank call.

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