Archive for June 7th, 2012

O2 and Vodafone team up to share cell sites


First Orange and T-Mobile got together under the rebranding of Everything Everywhere and now it looks like Vodafone and O2 are teaming up to share cell sites – Yay!

  • Companies to pool basic network infrastructure to create one national grid of 18,500 sites. Both companies will be running independent spectrum and competing services
  • Both companies pledge to close the digital divide between rural and urban areas targeting 98% indoor population coverage across 2G and 3G by 2015
  • Agreement will lay the foundations for two competing 4G networks to deliver the capability for a nationwide 4G service faster than could be achieved independently

Full press release below:

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Mix it up on your mobile as Bacardi comes to Shop Scan Save


Shop Scan Save®, the new app that saves money on your shopping, has partnered with Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands to bring exclusive savings on their range in one easy scan of a phone. With the free app on your smartphone, Shop Scan Save users can save money on hundreds of branded products including BACARDI Superior rum, Jack Daniel’s, Bombay Sapphire, Breezer and Southern Comfort.

Shop Scan Save is the first smartphone-based savings scheme providing users with unique offers in more than 22,000 convenience stores across the length and breadth of Britain. Once the free app is downloaded to a smartphone, users aged over 18 can get personalised money-off promotions including Bacardi’s famous drinks.

Matthew Critchlow, Director of Sale (Convenience) at Bacardi, said: “Shop Scan Save is a simple and convenient way to reward customers and support the convenience sector in driving their spirits sales.  Shop Scan Save is a new way for shoppers to interact with our brands and give us feedback on what they like”

Claes Kockum, Commercial Director of Mobilize Systems, the company that created Shop Scan Save said: “Shop Scan Save means you have access to a range of great money saving offers on your mobile including top quality branded products, such as BACARDI rum.  Consumers have access to the best money saving deals to hand, wherever they are.”

The app includes a store finder, which shows the location of the nearest Pay Point supporting stores which include Spar, Co-op, Costcutter, Londis, Nisa and thousands of independent retailers.

The Shop Scan Save app is free to download now from Google Play and the Apple App Store.


Posted by: James

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Mock images of an Asus Google Nexus tablet appear

Google-Nexus-tablet-AsusPhoneArena found something exciting for you guys this morning. The pics included are supposedly first draft (practice) press shots of Google’s new Asus-made Nexus Tablet. The "tipster" who shared these images claims that the tablet will still be a 7-inch Tegra 3 based device, and that it will be coming with Android 4.1, which will not be Jelly Bean, (which he claims will be Android 5.0). This is in contrast to earlier rumours that Jelly Bean would be just an updated & improved ICS version 4.1. Still, we aren’t even sure these pics are legit. The front pic certainly looks like a phone, because it has an earpiece slit. They do look pretty convincing other than that.


Posted by: Gareth

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New Acer budget tabs look swish

172830-iconiataba110Acer has just unveiled a couple of new entries into the tablet market during Computex. One of them could be a real breakthrough for Android tablets. First, we will share the less revolutionary product. This is one we have heard hyped in the past: the Iconia Tab A210. This one is designed to be a mid-range product, although details on pricing are scarce. Here are the specs on this one:

  • Front camera
  • Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • 10.1" 1280×800 display
  • USB 2.0 port
  • microSD slot
  • 3620mAh battery
  • 8GB and 16GB versions

This next one is the more interesting of the two. It is the Iconia A110, and what makes it unique is its pricing. This one is definitely geared toward the budget-friendly crowd, but you wouldn’t think so by looking at the processor in it. This little 7-inch tablet also has the Tegra 3 quad-core chip in it, yet rumors suggest they are pricing this tablet at just $199.99. Could this be one of the first of the NVIDIA Kai Tegra 3 configurations? It seems likely, and it seems like this tablet is a no brainer when you compare it to the other tablets in this price range. Here is its spec breakdown:

  • The 7" display with 1024×600 resolution
  • 1GB RAM
  • Tegra 3 processor
  • 8GB on-board storage (expandable via microSD)
  • microUSB and micro-HDMI ports

Could this be one of the first of an onslaught of inexpensive tablet devices? Android quickly rose to the top of the heap with smartphones, but it has been a bit slower for them to get competitive with Apple in the tablet market. It seems the "little android that could" just keeps on trucking forward, and eventually just might topple the mighty fruit, even in its tablet-dominating fortress.


Posted by: Gareth

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