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Pick up an iPhone for just 50 pence a day


Carphone Warehouse is giving customers the opportunity to get their hands on an iPhone for the super value price of 50p a day (£17 a month), making it cheaper than a chocolate bar, pint of milk or bus ticket. This is the first time that an iPhone contract has been available for under £20 a month at Carphone Warehouse, and will allow a new group of customers to get their hands on the premium Apple iPhone 4 handset.

The new tariff, available on Friday 10th May, has been introduced by Carphone Warehouse in response to a growing number of consumers who want smartphones at consistently accessible price points.

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Samsung Knox approved by department of defense for use in the US Government


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced that Samsung Knox-enabled devices have been approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for use in DoD networks. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has finished successful testing of Samsung Knox devices.

With the official approval, Samsung Knox-enabled devices, including smartphones and tablets, will be listed as approved products for use by U.S. government and military officials within DoD networks. The DoD security requirement guidelines for mobile operation systems are one of the highest security standards in the world and this marks the first time for Android-powered devices to meet such high security requirements.

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By April 30, 2013 Read More →

EE roll out 4G to more UK towns


EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced that 4G is available in 12 more towns across the UK, bringing the total number of towns and cities covered by the superfast mobile network to 62.

Today, 4GEE is being switched on in Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Blackpool, Brentwood, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Lytham St Annes, Marlow, Pontefract, Thame and Windsor as roll out continues to progress ahead of schedule. 4G from EE now covers the homes and businesses of more than 50% of the UK population. By the end of June, EE is committed to launching 4G in at least another 18 towns and cities, bringing the total to 80, and aims to cover 70% of the population by the end of 2013.

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By April 23, 2013 Read More →

Virgin Media offer up a Galaxy S4 deal


Virgin Media has announced that its TiVo and Broadband customers will be able to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S4 from just £31* per month when it hits stores this Saturday.

Virgin Media TV broadband or home phone customers who choose the Samsung Galaxy S4 will get £5 off their monthly mobile tariff, inclusive insurance worth £7.99 per month and unlimited calls and texts to other Virgin Media mobiles.

Graeme Oxby, Executive Director of Mobile & Home Phone at Virgin Media said: “We’ve had record levels of interest in the Samsung Galaxy S4 so we’re delighted to offer our customers exclusive treats they can’t get elsewhere, including a fiver off their monthly bill and inclusive insurance. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will go straight to the top of the battle of the smart phones; making the inclusive insurance with next day replacement the obvious choice for Virgin Media customers.”

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be the slimmest, fastest and most powerful member of the Samsung Galaxy family. It will offer never seen before features including Samsung Smart Pause and Samsung Smart Scroll which allow users to intuitively control their phone with their eyes and for entertainment fanatics, the Samsung Galaxy S4 offers a stunning 441ppi 5-inch screen and will even double up as an infrared remote control.

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By April 23, 2013 Read More →

ACER launches the S6 Display Series


Acer today unveiled the latest addition to its monitor family: the S6 series. Following the path marked out by the S5 series, the new displays combine a design that will appeal even the most fashionable users with excellent performance and cutting-edge technologies. What’s more, these displays support MHL technology, to enjoy photos or videos from your mobile devices on a large screen.

With the S6 monitor series you can display all the multimedia stored on your smartphone or tablet in few easy steps. Simply connect your mobile device to the monitor with the MHL cable, automatically synchronise audio and video and you are done: you are ready to watch streaming video, pictures or play games. And the icing on the cake is that you charge your device at the same time.

On the S6 display a great enjoyment of your multimedia is guaranteed. The Zero Frame design increases the available space, so that you can see more and do more, while the Full HD resolution, awesome contrast ratio and fast response time let you enjoy the smoothest reproduction of even the fastest action packed movies.

What’s more, you can share an unmatched entertainment experience with your friends. Thanks to IPS panels the S6 monitors display consistent and accurate colour from a 178° wide viewing angle, and together with the tilt adjustment you can find the best position for comfortable viewing with your friends or family.

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By April 23, 2013 Read More →

EE Results for the First Quarter to 31 March – Press Release


Key Highlights:

· Strong demand for superfast 4G services: 4G customer base reaches 318k after just five months of trading, firmly on track to meet target of more than one million 4G customers by the end of 2013; over 1,600 medium and large companies using 4G; network rollout to reach 70% UK population by year end

· Secured UK’s best spectrum portfolio for superfast 4G data services: acquired 2x5MHz of 800MHz and 2x35MHz of 2.6GHz spectrum for £589m; now hold industry-leading 36% share of UK mobile spectrum, an unrivalled foundation for the future

· Steady underlying service revenue performance: service revenue excluding regulatory Mobile Termination Rate (MTR) and roaming cuts of -0.4% (Q4 2012: +1.5%) year-on-year (yoy) following macroeconomic/competitive pressures; including regulatory impact -5.4% yoy (Q4 2012: -3.9%)

· Attracting high value customers: postpaid mobile net adds of 166k (Q1 2012: 151k) (excluding MVNOs and M2M), the best Q1 postpaid net adds performance since the creation of the company; 53% (Q1 2012: 49%) of mobile customers now on postpaid plans that deliver five times higher Average Revenue Per Customer (ARPU) than prepaid; in-line with industry shift toward postpaid and reflecting post-Christmas seasonality, prepaid customers decreased by -571k (Q1 2012: -494k)


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By April 20, 2013 Read More →

BlackBerry Z10 – Typing tricks and tips

BlackBerry Z10 Tips


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By April 19, 2013 Read More →

EE team up with Huawei and announce a 4G MiFi

4G MiFi

EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today launched the UK’s first 4G enabled ‘CAT4device, the Huawei E5776 mobile WiFi. Optimised for next-generation 4G speeds, the Huawei E5776 mobile WiFi is the perfect companion for mobile users who want the fastest speeds on the move – creating a superfast 4GEE hotspot when they’re on the move.

The launch of the Huawei E5776 mobile WiFi, follows EE’s recent announcement that it is doubling its 4G speeds. The arrival of this CAT4 device will allow customers to take full advantage of the EE double-speed 4G network, going live in June, and experience some of the fastestspeeds for superfast mobile browsing on laptops or tablet computers.

Paul Jevons, Director of Products and Devices, EE, said: “We’re pleased to be launching our first next generation 4G device. With this device, not only will customers get amazing Superfast 4GEE speeds today, but they’ll also benefit from an even greater experience when we double the speeds in our network, which will be rolling out this summer”

Rhys Saunders, Sales Director at Huawei Device, said: “We are delighted to be developing and rolling out the very latest 4G mobile technology with EE in the UK. The Huawei E5776 mobile WiFi means all manner of connected devices can take advantage of the new superfast network speeds EE is making available in the UK.”

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By April 19, 2013 Read More →

Motorola DEFY+ now available on Three


The Motorola DEFY+ is now available with all-you-can-eat data, on both Pay As You Go and monthly price plans, online and in all Three stores.
The Motorola DEFY+ is available for £10 a month with no upfront cost on the Essential Internet 100 plan and for £25 a month with no upfront cost on The One Plan – with no surprise out-of-bundle data charges and all-you-can-eat data.
The device is also available on Pay As You Go for £69.99 plus a top up. 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.
With a bigger battery than its popular predecessor, the Motorola DEFY, the DEFY+ requires less charging and is perfectly suited to those who are regularly away from the office or home. In addition, this great smartphone also includes a 5 megapixel camera, making it perfect for Instagramming and uploading photos on the go.

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By April 17, 2013 Read More →

Samsung and EA Games team up for the Galaxy S4 launch


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Has announced that the highly anticipated Galaxy S4 will introduce an exclusive edition of EA’s bestselling racing title ‘Need for Speed Most Wanted’. The game which has been optimised for Samsung will feature in-game Samsung branding and will be available for download from Samsung Games.

“Samsung is committed to delivering the best user experience possible and rich content sits at the heart of our vision. We are delighted to have exclusive branded Samsung content in a triple A game from one of the world’s foremost video game publishers. We have also secured further partnerships that deliver on our promise to open up the world of possibilities to our customers,” said Lee Epting, Vice President of Media Solution Centre Europe for Samsung Electronics Europe.

Glenn Roland, Vice President for New Platforms and OEM at EA said, “The introduction of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 will bring outstanding mobile gaming experiences to its players. Our ‘Need for Speed Most Wanted’ offering at launch is one of several EA games specifically optimised for Samsung and will include exclusive content.”

As part of the partnership, Samsung and EA are offering the first 100,000 Galaxy S4 customers across Europe the opportunity to download the app for free via the Samsung Hub.

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