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By January 21, 2013 Read More →

HTC One SV Unboxing and hands on video

htc-one-svIf you don’t want a phone with a massive display but still want a reasonable amount of screen real estate the HTC One SV may well be the perfect choice. Sporting a 4.3 inch screen the One SV is a nice update from the One S but it isn’t ground breaking. Sure, it is 4G so you can currently use it here in the UK with EE, but apart from that there is nothing amazing about it. That said it may sell well as HTC users have come to love the Sense UI that HTC provide over Android. And while we are on the subject of Android, the One SV only ships with Ice Cream Sandwich which is a bit of a shame. It will get an upgrade to jelly Bean but when that is I don’t know.

The 1.2 GHz processor in the handset is more than enough to provide a speedy user experience and camera wise the One SV should do a pretty decent job. The HTC One SV is never going to outsell the likes of the top of the range Android devices but it should provide a nice upgrade to the average person popping into a high street phone shop.

You can catch the unboxing and hands on video below along with the full specs.

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By January 17, 2013 Read More →

EE to close down a bunch of retail stores

EE Shop

Since the EE brand was created and the Orange and T-Mobile shops became integrated you may have noticed that your local town may have two EE retail stores. This is soon to change as EE are planning to close 78 shops in the UK where the brand has a double presence. The sales staff in these locations will be moved to other stores so their jobs seem safe however managers roles may well be a different matter.

A spokesperson for EE said: “Following the successful launch of EE, and the rebranding of former Orange and T-Mobile stores last year, we are determined to maintain momentum, and continue to drive growth. Consequently we have reviewed our retail estate to improve the service our customers are receiving on the high street.

“As part of this, where we have two EE stores in very close proximity to each other – in some places they are just a door away – we have decided to consolidate. This makes commercial sense and will also help us manage the high levels of demand in our stores and improve the customer experience.

“All front line staff will be moving to the other store which will boost service levels significantly. A store can only have one manager, so we will look to redeploy the small number of affected managers where possible.”

Source: mobilenewscwp


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By January 17, 2013 Read More →

Temple Run 2 now available to download for iOS


If you use an iPhone chances are you have played, or been addicted to, the smash hit game Temple Run. The sequel was released last night and is now available to download from the App Store.

  • Beautiful new graphics
  • Gorgeous new organic environments
  • New obstacles
  • More powerups
  • More achievements
  • Special powers for each character
  • Bigger monkey!!!


Grab Temple Run 2 here (UK)


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By January 15, 2013 Read More →

Expansys to stock the white Motorola RAZR i on February 4th


If you have been looking forward to picking up the Motorola RAZR i SIM free in white then you now don’t have long to wait. Expansys are expecting stock in on February 4th and the device will cost a reasonable £329.99.

  • Stunning edge-to-edge display -4.3" HD screen
  • High precision design and premium materials – Corning Gorilla Glass, splash proof screen
  • Speedy performance – Intel Inside chip (2GHz) power’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Google in your hand – Google Play, Maps & Navigation, Google+, YouTube, Voice Actions
  • Long battery life – efficient power management, 2,000 mAh battery (iPhone 5 has a 1,440mAh battery)

4.3 inches of gorgeous edge-to-edge, AMOLED HD screen means you can be absorbed into your media like never before on the Motorola Razr I. Constructed from high quality materials, it’s as amazing to hold as it is to look at. It has an air-craft grade aluminium frame, tough Corning Gorilla Glass to protect the display from knocks and a splash-proof layering. It’s very light (126g) and the 8.9mm thickness justifies the Razr name.

Intel power growls underneath the striking exterior. Despite it being a single core processor Intel has managed to defy possibilities by squeezing dual core power from its 2GHz chip. This breezes through the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system – Jelly Bean available in due course. In terms of connectivity and memory, the Razr I has 8GB of memory built in, this can be expanded though thanks to the 32GB memory card slot. NFC is built in too.

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By January 14, 2013 Read More →

4 Quick Tips for Navigating BlackBerry 10



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By January 11, 2013 Read More →

Coming soon to Three – Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 620


Today Three announces that the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 620 will be coming soon to the network.

Great for budding photographers, the Nokia Lumia 920 has PureView camera technology with a built-in Optical Image Stabilizer and Carl Zeiss optics that capture blur-free, crisp pictures every time even in low light. This sleek and durable phone also comes with free voice guided navigation with Nokia Drive* and additional SkyDrive storage for all your file storage needs.

The affordable and innovative Nokia Lumia 620 comes with LiveTiles which provide personalised updates direct to the homescreen and interchangeable covers so people can completely customise their smartphone. Both of these new Windows phones are preloaded with exclusive Nokia apps such as Cinemagraph for animating still images, Transport for travel advice and Citylens which combines the camera and viewfinder for a brilliant augmented reality experience.

Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three said, “It’s a great start to 2013 to announce these two new smartphones coming soon to Three. With thousands of apps available from the Windows Store and some clever new features, you’ll really get the most out of the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 620 and enjoy the mobile internet on Three”.

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By January 11, 2013 Read More →

Red Nokia Lumia 920 now in stock at Expansys


If you like a colourful smartphone and want to go down the SIM free route you may want to consider the red Nokia Lumia 920 from Expansys. The popular LTE Windows Phone 8 handset is now available and can be yours for £574.99.

Featuring Windows Phone 8 OS and the latest advances in Nokia’s imaging, the 4.5-inch Lumia 920 will not only deliver an amazing OS experience, a beautiful PureMotion HD screen and dual-core power, but will also enable you to take spectacular photos in low light conditions, thanks to its ability to take in five times more light than other competing Smartphones.
With the Lumia’s 920 incredibly fast 8 MP camera you will be able to take clear, bright pictures and videos indoors at night without having to endure blurry or dark photos, so often found on other mobile devices.
And if you’re concerned as to how this amazing camera and beautiful screen will fare on the Lumia’s 920 battery life, there’s no need to worry as this flagship device packs on Nokia’s largest ever 2000 mAh battery with built-in wireless charging that ensures you get the very most out of your Smartphone on a daily basis.

Order here from Expansys.


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By January 10, 2013 Read More →

Grab a 4G EE data SIM from Expansys and get the first month free of charge


Sounds rather generous doesn’t it? There isn’t a catch either. Just order either a nano or micro SIM card from Expansys before the 28th of February, use the code ‘FREE4G’ and test out EE’s 4G speeds free for a month.

If you feel like staying with the UK’s first LTE network you can do so for £15.99 which will get you 5GB worth of data on a 30 day rolling contract. Whilst the deal may be slightly more expensive than some 3G alternatives you must remember that the data speeds can get a lot faster than 3G. I suppose it all depends what you use your smartphone for most.

Features You’ll Love
  • 5GB of data for just £15.99 a month
  • Compatible with 3G and 4G enabled devices
  • 30 day rolling contract
  • free access to any of the 4.5 Million BT Wi-Fi hot spots across the UK

Order a nano or Micro 4G SIIM card here.


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By January 10, 2013 Read More →

BlackBerry 10 Hub: Managing all Your Conversations in a Single Place

With the official launch event for BlackBerry 10 just 20 days away RIM have released the below video where they give a brief demo of the BlackBerry Hub. As you will see, the Hub is more than just the traditional unified inbox that us BlackBerry users are used to using and for consumers that rely a lot on email, instant messaging and social networks the BlackBerry Hub looks to be the most efficient feature on any mobile OS for getting things done. Roll on the 30th.

BlackBerry Hub



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By January 9, 2013 Read More →

Xperia Z – Intelligent battery life management


Xperia Z


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