Archive for May 22nd, 2012

Everything Everywhere launches Smart Signal Sharing – the final phase of the ‘big switch-on’

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Everything Everywhere, the UK’s biggest communications company, has completed the final stage of the ‘big switch-on’ – Orange and T-Mobile’s signal sharing project. Smart Signal Sharing will mean that if a customer’s smartphone, tablet or dongle 3G signal starts to fade, it will automatically and seamlessly prioritise signal from the other network. This means customers will get access to fast, uninterrupted 3G in more places, more of the time.

Olaf Swantee, CEO of Everything Everywhere, said:

“Smart Signal Sharing marks the completion of the Orange and T-Mobile signal integration project, which provides our 27.5million customers with the widest 2G and 3G coverage available in Britain today. The launch is yet another proofpoint to our commitment to provide our customers with the best network in the UK – now and in the future.

Our continued investment into the network, including the launch of 50% faster 3G speeds through HSPA+, allows our customers to access the internet, social networks or download emails faster in more places than ever before.”

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Everything Everywhere confident in providing 4G this year


Earlier on today I met up with experts from the Everything Everywhere team that are responsible for the future roll out of 4G across the two networks (Orange and T-Mobile).

The company are steaming ahead with plans to roll out the upgrade this year despite a final decision to made by Ofcom. Although the decision is still pending EE are under the opinion that it should all go through fairly painlessly and are under the impression that why wouldn’t Ofcom want the evolution in new technology. Even if the ‘go ahead’ is delayed, fear not as Everything Everywhere are still going ahead and installing the required hardware and software into existing cell sites so a role-out can begin as soon as the approval is met.

This will leave Everything Everywhere with a clear advantage over the other UK networks as they are yet to focus on 4G, so I am told. With HSPA+ 42 up and running we may well see the counties largest network grow even more?

Thinking about it, the company have done a wonderful job over the past year or two. Not only have they merged the Orange and T-Mobile networks together they have then integrated firstly 2G roaming and then more recently 3G.

Some of the current speed caps etc may not be perfect but I have a feeling that things are on the shift later on in the year.


Posted by: James

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No more traffic jams with INRIX for iPhone and iPad

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We have covered INRIX in the past over on the BlackBerry but announced today is the welcomed iOS version.

INRIX, a leading international provider of traffic information and driver services, introduces a new app for the iPhone and iPad that helps drivers take control of their commute and avoid traffic. INRIX Traffic helps cut the cost of gridlock with the following time-saving features:  

· Your Fastest Routes to Home & Work:  Drivers can easily decide which route is the best choice to get around today’s traffic. Only INRIX analyses the impact accidents, sporting events, concerts and other unique local events have on traffic to deliver the fastest routes with the least delay. 

· Recommended Departure & Travel Times:  The INRIX Traffic Forecast Slider shows drivers the best options for avoiding frustrating delays now and in the future. 

· Share INRIX Arrival Times:  Easily send your INRIX Arrival Time instantly to any contact with just a few taps.

· Personalised Traffic Alerts:  Drivers can uniquely tune their app to only alert them to accidents and other incidents causing delays along their route.

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Samsung Galaxy SIII “fastest selling pre-order of 2012” according to Carphone Warehouse


With one week to go before the handset arrives, Carphone Warehouse today revealed customers have pre-ordered thousands of the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy SIII. More than 800 stores will stock the SIII upon launch, making Carphone Warehouse the largest distributor in the UK and the only retailer to offer deals with all major UK mobile networks.

Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse, says, "Pre-order demand for the new Galaxy SIII has surpassed expectations since the handset was first unveiled two weeks ago. The first 24 hours alone saw thousands placing their pre-order at Carphone Warehouse."

Graham adds, "The Galaxy SIII is without a doubt the fastest selling pre-order of 2012 so far. We’re gearing up for an exceptionally busy launch day at the end of the month as the handset lands on shelves at our stores across the UK."
On 29th May, the Samsung Galaxy SIII will be available from 7pm for pre-order customers at selected stores, with general sales starting on the 30th across all Carphone Warehouse stores. The handset will be free with monthly tariffs from £28 per month.


Available from Carphone Warehouse  or 0800 925 925.


Posted by: James

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Sony updates all their tablets to ICS

sony_tablet_s1_1-420-90For owners of any of the Sony Android Tablets, you may be thrilled to learn that a new update will be rolling out OTA to you by the end of May, and that update is called Ice Cream Sandwich! Just today, Sony confirmed that ALL of their Android tablets in ALL regions will be receiving an OTA rollout of Android 4.0 by the end of May. Also, along with the tastiness of Ice Cream Sandwich, this update also brings a panoramic camera mode, an updated gallery viewer with SD card access, and some new enhancements to the web browser.


Posted by: Gareth

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 – available now on Three


Another Android device hits Three today and once again an affordable option.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is now available online at and from 25th May in all Three stores.

A step up from the Samsung Galaxy Ace, the Ace 2 brings a whole host of improvements to a very popular smartphone. The affordable phone has a large 3.8″ WVGA screen which makes viewing pictures, watching videos and playing the latest apps a pleasure. It also features a 5MP camera with Auto Focus, allowing people to take great pictures on the go.

With a dual-core 800Mhz processor, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is fast, allowing people to quickly switch between streaming the latest video content and updating their status on their favourite social networks.

Sylvia Chind, head of handsets at Three said, “Offering fantastic features at an affordable price, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is a great first smartphone. One of my favourite features is the front facing VGA camera, allowing you to make video calls, with apps like Skype and Google Talk”.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 is available from £22 a month with no up front cost on the Essential Internet 500 plan. The Essential Internet and Ultimate Internet plans, offer a fear-free mobile internet experience, with a guarantee of no surprise out-of-bundle data charges.

The handset is also available on Pay As You Go for £229.99. All in One 15 costs £15 and gives 30-day access to all-you-can-eat data along with 300 any-network minutes and 3,000 texts. Or All in One 25 costs £25 and offers 500 minutes, 3,000 texts and all-you-can-eat data for a 30-day period.

Key features:

· 3.8 inch WVGA screen

· 5MP camera with Auto Focus

· Front facing VGA camera

· Fast 800MHz dual core processor

· Large 4GB internal memory

· HD video recording @ 720p


Posted by: James

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