Archive for May, 2012

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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

Posted in: Press Releases

New BlackBerry TV adverts revealed

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Earlier today BlackBerry UK released, via their YouTube channel, three new TV adverts which follow on from their first in the latest marketing campaign that we saw a couple of weeks ago.

These new three are shorter than the original but feature specific phone features or devices. NFC, web browsing and BBM Music are all targeted and they are incorporated with pushing the BlackBerry Curve 9320, Bold 9900 and Bold 9790.

Nice to see more of the good stuff coming our way.

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings

Sony Xperia U – available now on Three


Another relatively low cost, compact Android smartphone hits the selves today. The Sony Xperia U may not be the biggest but inside it is packing some pretty nice specs.

The Sony Xperia U is now available online at and from tomorrow (22nd May 2012) in all Three stores.

With an illuminating strip at the base of the phone which changes colour to match the dominant colour in photos and music album covers, this unique phone is great for people who want to stand out from the crowd. The phone also comes with customisable caps that slot on to the bottom of the phone and add an extra level of personalisation.
The Sony Xperia U’s 3.5″ display with Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine technology ensures that photos, apps, web pages and games are always crystal clear. The five megapixel camera with Exmoor R sensor technology allows people to take perfect pictures in low light. The device also features a fast 1.5 second image capture too, so fast fingered photographers don’t have to worry about missing the perfect shot.

Sylvia Chind, head of handsets at Three said, “We’re confident that this stylish and affordable smartphone will appeal to fashionistas who can customise the colour and look of the Sony Xperia UT to their mood or outfit. With the latest technology also built in, and on Three’s fast network, this phone really does have it all.”

The Sony Xperia U is available on Three from £15 a month on the Essential Internet 100 plan and £20 a month 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 phone is also available on Pay As You Go for £179.99. 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:

  • Unique, customisable design
  • 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording
  • 1.5 second fast image capture
  • Powerful 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 3.5″ FWVGA Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Colour-matching illumination strips
  • Changeable colour caps
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system


Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases

A sneak peek at BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry 10


Thoughts? Hands up who is excited?


Posted by: James

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings

Rent HTC Watch movies for 5 pence


Earlier today Paul over at MoDaCo posted that HTC are offering once again a selection of movies to rent this weekend for the super price of just 5 pence each.

HTC Watch film rentals are valid for 30 days from payment and the movie must be finished within 48 hours or starting.

Remember,  HTC Watch works on Windows Phones as well as Android. Are you going to pick yourself up a bargain? I think I may will.

You can see the full list of available 5 pence movie rentals below:

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Motorola RAZR MAXX in stock at Clove


To celebrate the Motorola RAZR MAXX being available to order now from Clove they are offering buyers of the new Android device the opportunity to win the Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition!

You can find out more about the device and order the Motorola RAZR MAXX buy clicking here.


Posted by: James

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Telmap launched free Sat Nav app for UK BlackBerry users

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Telmap, pioneers in mobile location-based services, announced today that a new version of its Telmap Navigator mobile application is now available for free to Blackberry users in the UK.

Telmap Navigator can be downloaded on Blackberry’s AppWorld and for the first time enables Blackberry users to turn their devices for free, into a real local search, mapping and navigation system with in-car navigation with 3D moving maps, voice-guided instructions, a dedicated pedestrian navigation mode, and a postcode business and address search that’s specially tailored for UK users.

In addition, Telmap Navigator enables easy exploration of one’s surroundings with free access to nearby restaurants, pubs and plenty of activities provided by TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet. Moreover, Telmap Navigator offers a layer of ultra-local content that’s specific to UK users and will optimize their on-the-go experience with access to information from local brands such as Barclays Cycle, Ordnance Survey, and more. With Telmap Navigator, users can also keep in touch with their community through integrations with Facebook, Twitter, and the extremely popular BlackBerry Messenger, a must-have for BlackBerry users who will be able to communicate their location through BBM and locate their BBM contacts, all from within Telmap Navigator.

“Telmap’s vision is all about providing people with instant, relevant, reliable and fun information while on-the-go, and we are happy to be able to offer just that to UK users of Blackberry devices. We have optimized the app to the Blackberry device for a great user experience and are confident that by using Telmap Navigator, Blackberry users will be able to derive a lot more value from their devices”, said Motti Kushnir, Telmap Chief Marketing Officer.

Telmap Navigator is available for free download on Blackberrry’s AppWorld. It’s available to UK users, on the following Blackberry models (both touch and non-touch devices): BB9900, BB9810, BB9790, BB9380, BB9360, BB9800, BB9320, BB9300. Click here to download. 


Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases

BlackBerry Curve 9320 now available at Vodafone


A little late to the party but Vodafone have now announced pricing and availability of the BlackBerry Curve 9320.

The great value BlackBerry Curve 9320, featuring the latest BlackBerry 7.1 operating system and 3G connectivity, is now available to buy at Vodafone UK.

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 combines super speedy browsing with a dedicated convenience key for quick and easy BBM. With a built-in FM Radio, its own Mobile Hotspot support and pre-loaded apps for Facebook, Twitter and the new Social Feeds 2.0, it’s the perfect phone for social butterflies and, given its fantastic price, anyone on a budget. As the following video shows:

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is available now from Vodafone for £135 on Pay as you go price plans, or free on pay monthly price plans from £15.50 per month. For more information on the device, visit:

All our Pay as you go phones enable customers to take advantage of the great value Vodafone Freebees, which include a choice of free minutes, text and web access or international calls –

Every Pay as you go customer is also automatically opted-in to Freebee Rewardz. Every time a Pay as you go customer tops up as little as £5, they’ll receive a voucher code via text message, which they can use to ‘grab’ an instant reward or bank them as ‘grow’ points, to save up for something bigger.

Customers can choose from a wide selection of rewards including big discounts from brands such as Thorntons and BLOCKBUSTER, music downloads and free minutes, or choose to take a mystery reward, which could be anything from a smoothie maker to an iPhone. Alternatively, customers can collect points towards vouchers and experience days. For more information, visit

You can read our full and extensive review of the BlackBerry Curve 9320 here.


Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases

Pre orders open at T-Mobile for the Samsung Galaxy S III


The Samsung Galaxy S III is now available to pre-order from T-Mobile. Customers can place their orders directly by visiting the T-Mobile website.

Both colour variants are available and although, as usual, there are a whole range of tariff options. T-Mobile are recommending the package which is £49.99 for the handset and then £36 a month for 24 months.

This is the Full Monty deal you will will get the following as part of your package:

  • Unlimited internet
  • Unlimited texts
  • 2000 minutes to any network
  • Plus unlimited T-Mobile calls

That is a lot for your money but it is also a big commitment as with any 24 month contract.


Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases