Samsung, Arqiva to conduct 5G trials in UK this year

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Samsung has announced that it is joining hands with Arqiva, communications infrastructure and media services provider to conduct the United Kingdom’s first 5G trials with a focus on Fixed Wireless Access. The trial is set to take place in the second half of 2017 in London and will involve the deployment of an end-to-end 5G FWA solution network in the city centre, operating in the 28 GHz band.  Continue reading “Samsung, Arqiva to conduct 5G trials in UK this year”

Microsoft Lumia 650 Windows 10 smartphone goes on sale in UK and Europe

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Microsoft announced the Lumia 650 smartphone running Windows 10 earlier this week, now it has officially started selling the smartphone, as it had promised. To remind you, the Lumia 650 packs a 5-inch HD AMOLED ClearBlack display, is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 212 processor, has a 8-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 4G LTE connectivity and a 6.9mm slim metal frame.

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Sony Xperia Z5 James Bond Spectre Edition heading to Vodafone UK

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Sony introduced the Xperia Z5, its flagship smartphone at IFA earlier this month. The Xperia Z5 was outed in a promotional material for upcoming James Bond film Spectre back in July. Now Vodafone UK has announced that the Sony Xperia Z5 James Bond edition will be available for order from Wednesday, September 16th exclusively. Continue reading “Sony Xperia Z5 James Bond Spectre Edition heading to Vodafone UK”

Motorola to offer two-day discounts on the Moto X, Nexus 6 and Moto 360 in the UK

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Motorola is planning to offer discounts on its popular devices for a span of 48 hours in the UK. The devices that will be available at a discounted rate are the Moto X, Nexus 6 and the Moto 360 smartwatch.

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Amazon Fire Phone receives a temporary price drop in the UK – 32GB for £99

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Amazon had released the Fire Phone back in June last year at a price of US$ 640 off contract in the USA. In the UK however the handset was priced at £400 for the 32GB variant and £479 for the 64GB at launch. Now the Fire Phone has received a temporary price drop in the UK.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge UK pre-orders begin March 20

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Samsung has announced that both the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones would be available for pre-order in the UK from 20th March 2015, ahead of the on-sale date of 10th April 2015. It will be available for pre-order from high street retailers and operators including Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, Three, EE and O2 that were confirmed already. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge UK pre-orders begin March 20”

Dixons Carphone CEO says Apple Watch could fail

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Apple announced their first smartwatch at the tail end of last year but until a week ago, we had no information on price or availability of the new smartwatch. One of the EU’s leading retailers feels that the high price commanded by the Apple Watch – the base model starts at $349 and the most expensive costs over $10,000 – could result in Apple’s newest technology venture becoming a flop. Continue reading “Dixons Carphone CEO says Apple Watch could fail”

Huawei Watch UK and European Pricing Revealed

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Wearables was a key subject at MWC 2015 this year with new devices from the likes of HTC, Acer and Samsung alongside several new wearables from Huawei, including the long-awaited Android Wear smartwatch. From our time in China with Huawei, we already knew that an Android Wear smartwatch was in the works but when it was finally revealed, we realised that this wasn’t your average Android Wear smartwatch. Continue reading “Huawei Watch UK and European Pricing Revealed”

World’s first Google store launches in London

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Apple already have several around the world, Samsung are getting in on the act and Microsoft have their stores in the US as well so it’s only fitting that the world’s number one search company, Google, has joined in the act with the opening of its first global retail store in London. Continue reading “World’s first Google store launches in London”

HTC One M9 available to pre-order on Vodafone UK

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Following months of leaks and rumours, last week HTC unveiled its new HTC One M9 flagship during Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. Later the same day, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 but HTC’s flagship has a key advantage as it is set to go on sale several weeks’ before Samsung’s latest S handset. Today, the One M9 has gone up for pre-order on Vodafone UK ahead of an expected release on March 22nd. Continue reading “HTC One M9 available to pre-order on Vodafone UK”

Honor 4X with Octa-Core 64-bit Kirin 620 SoC launching in the UK for £149.99

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Honor today announced the Honor 4X smartphone for UK. Huawei introduced the Honor 4X smartphone in China last year. This has the same 5.5-inch HD display, runs on Android 4.4 (Kitkat) with Emotion UI 3.0, has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB RAM and 8GB internal memory with expansion slot, but the main difference is the processor. Continue reading “Honor 4X with Octa-Core 64-bit Kirin 620 SoC launching in the UK for £149.99”

Three UK partners with Honor to sell the Honor 6+ smartphone

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Three UK has announced that it has singed a deal with Honor to sell the Honor 6+ smartphone in the UK. Honor 6+ is the first device that Three will range and it will create bespoke tariffs for the smartphone, enabling consumers to purchase it on a 24 month contract for the first time in the UK, said the company. Continue reading “Three UK partners with Honor to sell the Honor 6+ smartphone”

Where to buy Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge in the UK

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Yesterday Samsung announced two new handsets – the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge – and since then, we’ve been in touch with all the UK networks to find out if they’ll be stocking Samsung’s latest flagship devices.

With both handsets set to launch in a little under six weeks’ time on April 10th, the networks have been signalling their intent to stock the handsets within minutes of the announcement so here’s where you’ll be able to buy the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in the UK: Continue reading “Where to buy Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge in the UK”

Sony’s new high-tech hamster wheel aims to get you fit

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Rather than introduce a new smartphone every six months, Sony has adopted a yearly cycle for updates and as part of this, is increasing the marketing activity around its current flagship, the Xperia Z3. One of the impressive devices introduced last year, the Xperia Z3 is being dubbed as the ultimate fitness companion and now Sony’s taken this one step further with a high-tech hamster wheel.  Continue reading “Sony’s new high-tech hamster wheel aims to get you fit”