Archive for September, 2011

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Orange Launches UK’s First Multimedia ‘Swapable’ Benefits on Pay Monthly Plan


  • Premium entertainment options from partners including Sky Sports, MTV, Deezer music, The Times and more, to be available as part of the Pay Monthly Panther tariff
  • For the first time, Orange Swapable benefits can be switched every 30 days, allowing customers the choice and flexibility to try out different multimedia services every month

Orange today announced the launch of the UK’s first ever premium multimedia Swapable options for all Orange customers on Panther Pay Monthly tariffs. Offered in addition to the usual minutes, text and data allowance, Orange Swapables, which includes premium services from partners including Sky Sports, The Times and Deezer Music, delivers even more to customers looking for engaging, exchangeable content from their service.
Customers can choose up to two Swapables which can be changed every 30 days according to preference. By offering customers premium multimedia and entertainment content as part of their existing tariffs for the first time, Orange is offering users the freedom to enjoy a wide choice of entertainment options without committing to long, expensive subscriptions.
Whether it’s browsing through the latest news via The Times app, streaming the hottest tunes via music streaming service Deezer, checking out up-to-date horoscopes courtesy of astrology ace Russell Grant or catching up on favourite soaps via Mobile TV, Orange Swapables options offer something for everyone.

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Everything Everywhere enhances its mobile TV platform to offer best in class consumer experience


  • Red Bee Media appointed to provide new mobile TV delivery platform powered by its next generation, media grade solution, RedPlayer
  • New platform forms part of a wider move to evolve the Orange and T-Mobile UK mobile TV service over the coming months
  • The number of compatible devices with the service are set to increase and include tablets for the very first time
  • Everything Everywhere predicts a six-fold increase in its mobile TV subscribers over the next three years

Everything Everywhere today announced the first in a series of significant changes planned for its mobile TV service over the next 12 months. The changes are designed to enhance and evolve the mobile TV experience it provides its Orange and T-Mobile customers in the UK with a predicted six fold increase in subscribers over the next three years as a result.

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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 135: This podcast is in 3D so put on your 3D glasses now

Web bannerThis week Gareth, James and Matt run the Prize-ma-tron and come up with a winner of a pretty special prize. Matt announces some new rules for the competition. We take a look at the HTC Evo 3D review and two new Windows Phone 7 phones from HTC.

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BlackBerry device launch dates from Clove

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With three new BlackBerry Smartphones still due for release here in the UK Clove have kindly let us know when they expect to be shipping stock. All three devices are now available to pre-order on the Clove website, although pricing still has to be confirmed.

BlackBerry Torch 9860  – Due 19th September

BlackBerry Torch 9810 – Due 3rd October

BlackBerry Curve 9360 – 3rd October

With the BlackBerry Curve 9360 currently being priced at £249.00 it will be interesting to see how the carriers price the device on PAYG. If they expect similar success compared to the 9300 and 8520 then this price really could do with dropping. Anyway, not long to wait until we can find out.


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By September 6, 2011 Read More →

Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman now available on Vodafone

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Sony’s latest Walkman offering has gone live at Vodafone today. If you fancy picking up this small and sleek music centric device head on over to the Vodafone website by clicking here.

The Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman phone allows you to make more of your music – you can find your favourite tracks easily with the Zappin key, and sing along to lyrics on screen with your friends using the microphone button.

Available now for £90 PAYG, including £10 top up, the Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman phone makes it easy to stay in touch. With the Friends app you can chat to your top five mates straight from your homescreen, and if you want to stay connected when you’re out and about you can use Wi-Fi to connect to any of the public hotspots.

It also comes with exchangeable bands in black or green – so you’ll be sure to look trendy too.

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By September 6, 2011 Read More →

Orange unveils partnership with premier music streaming service Deezer


  • Orange is partnering with music streaming brand Deezer to launch Deezer Mobile which will be exclusively available to Orange pay monthly customers.
  • The launch of Deezer Mobile means that for the first time customers in the UK can stream up to 13 million tracks on their phones as part of their tariff.
  • Deezer already has 20 million users worldwide and is hoping to become the number one destination for UK music fans offering a service that rivals their competitors

Orange today announced an exclusive partnership for their customers, with music streaming service Deezer. The launch of Deezer Mobile which is exclusively available to Orange pay monthly customers means that for the first time customers can stream music on their phones as part of their tariff.
Deezer will be offering a standalone service at £9.99 per month which gives customers access to millions of music tracks and albums, as well as 30 radio channels in 12 music genres, 30,000 artist based radio channels and thousands of artists’ discographies, biographies and reviews on their mobile or PC. However, Orange mobile customers will be able to get an exclusive mobile only package, Deezer Mobile, included as part of their tariff which means they can stream up to 13 million tracks from all major labels without the interruption of advertisements, as well as the ability to download music and play it offline.

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BlackBerry App World 3.0 goes live


Attention BlackBerry fans. The new and improved App World has gone live today with a user friendly and more modern look to it.

New features include:
·         Sleek New Design – The BlackBerry App World experience has been enhanced to help users discover the latest and greatest apps and content, starting right on the BlackBerry App World home screen where rotating spotlight banners show off all that’s new and exciting.
·         New Channels – Apps, Games, and Themes now have their own channels so users can get to what they want even faster.
·         Introduction of My Account – My Account makes managing BBID and payment options easy with direct access to all account information from the home screen.
·         New My World Features – My World gives users a streamlined view of their apps and status, and now at a glance, in addition to seeing which apps are installed and uninstalled, users can manage subscription content and services.  When new updates or subscription renewals are available for apps, users will be notified using push technology.
·         App Social Sharing – When a user finds an app they can’t live without, they can share it directly from the app details screen through BBM, Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS.
·         Evolved App Details Screen – At a glance, users can get a quick summary, check out reviews and star ratings, take a look at screen shots, and more.
·         More Search Options – Quickly find apps with a Search Bar now appearing on the storefront home screen and search results are presented across Channels as well as My World.  Search Bars are also within each Channel and users have the ability to filter by App Name, Price, Rating, Newest, Best Match, or Popular.
BlackBerry smartphone users running BlackBerry OS 5.0+ will see on-device upgrade notifications appear in the coming days.
If you are interested in screen grabs of BlackBerry App World 3.0, or would like to talk to anyone at BlackBerry, please get in touch or visit:


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Pre-order the Sony S1 Android Tablet

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Remember the Sony S1 that we mentioned sometime ago? If this one looks your cup of tea you can now pop over to the Dixons website and place your order. They have the release as listed as being September 16th so not long to wait.

The Sony S1 Tablet PC with WiFi is powered by the Dual Core NVIDIA TegraTM 2 processor and benefits from innovative Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) technology that allows an intuitive and efficient user experience as it provides strong web access for any apps you have installed, combined with a roomy 16GB for your operations.
With its 9.4" LED backlit HD display touchscreen, the Sony S1 Tablet PC with WiFi offers a sleek, sophisticated interface that benefits from the latest TruBlack and Bravia technologies you see on their Bravia TV’s!
Be wowed with the exciting Sony "throw" feature as integrated WiFi and 2.1 Bluetooth enable simple interaction with your Sony television as you grab music, video and pictures and "throw" them to a nearby TV for playback on a bigger screen. The lightweight S1 also packs an SD card slot, so you can swap in a memory card from your camera or other device, making it easy to transfer and share pictures.

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By September 5, 2011 Read More →

Order the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Vodafone – NOW

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With the recent situation regarding Apple managing to get an injunction on Samsung selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Europe things seemed to have moved on slightly. Vodafone are selling the Tab if you fancy picking one up!

Exactly how and why Vodafone can do this I do not know but it is good news for you Android fans.

Vodafone currently have 34 different contract options with the price of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 ranging from £229 – £499 dependant on the monthly contract costs.

Click here to place your order.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is powered by Android Honeycomb 3.1 – made specially for tablets. That means you can customise it so stuff like emails, image galleries, favourite websites and social network feeds appear right there on your homescreen. It also helps you to multi-task by letting you see useful things like your calendar, world clock, calculator and task manager as pop-ups. And it enables you to view Flash – so you can see websites as they’re meant to be seen.


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Orange reduce home broadband & calls packages prices


Orange today officially launched a fresh assault on the home broadband market by introducing the UK’s lowest unlimited broadband price point across its direct retail channels. The move forms part of Orange’s ongoing commitment to offer UK customers the best value home broadband propositions in the market.

  • Orange customers can now get home broadband and off peak calls from just £5 per month
  • Customers in rural areas also set to benefit as Orange reduces prices nationwide
  • Customer loyalty to be rewarded with the new home broadband and off peak calls package available at half-price for life as long as they remain an Orange mobile customer
  • Orange pay monthly mobile customers who take out Orange home broadband and calls also receive inclusive Wi-fi Hotspot access at over 200,000 UK locations

Orange customers can now benefit from a 12 month home broadband price plan from just £5 per month, with no connection fee, unlimited broadband usage, inclusive off-peak calls and line rental for just £12.75 – saving up to £170 a year on similar packages from BT (not including the additional savings made on landline calls). And it’s not just customers in Orange’s network areas that stand to benefit, as Orange is also reducing the prices on its price plans for those in rural areas by 15%.
What’s more, as part of the price promise promotion that ran earlier this year, Orange is committed to offering those who are eligible the new low price plan in the coming months.

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