ZTE Blade S6 now available in the UK for £169.99

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ZTE have today announced that the new Blade S6 smartphone is available to buy in the UK for just £169.99. Announced a couple of weeks ago, the new member of ZTE’s “mass market premium” Blade series is targeted at the “young and young at heart” with solid specifications at a spectacularly low price point. Continue reading “ZTE Blade S6 now available in the UK for £169.99”

Honor targets established brands with fan-first approach

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Honor may be a young company but they’re taking the market by storm by picking up where the Nexus range left off in offering flagship handsets at a very competitive price point. In its short existence, the company has managed to sell 30 million handsets with their current flagships – the Honor 6 and Honor 6 Plus – offering premium specs with an affordable price tag. Continue reading “Honor targets established brands with fan-first approach”

Three UK to sell the Samsung Galaxy A5

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Three UK already confirmed to be stocking the Galaxy A3 and now the network has revealed they will also be selling its bigger sibling, the Galaxy A5, on pay monthly contracts and pay as you go in the UK. Both the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 are part of Samsung’s new A series which gains inspiration from the Galaxy Alpha and brings an all-metal clad body. Continue reading “Three UK to sell the Samsung Galaxy A5”

Huawei Honor Holly launched in Europe with mystery price offer

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During last night’s 100 days of Honor event in London, the company introduced the Huawei Honor Holly smartphone to the European market. With the event focused around Honor fans, the company announced the handset is launching with a retail price of £109.99 but fans have the chance to reduce the price through the unique “price hacker” promotion. Continue reading “Huawei Honor Holly launched in Europe with mystery price offer”

LG G Flex 2 launches in the UK March 19, pre-orders open Feb 12

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The LG G Flex 2 was announced almost a month ago at CES 2015 and shortly after we heard that it was coming to the UK as a Vodafone exclusive for six weeks. Since then, there’s been very little information about a release date but now it has been revealed the handset will launch in the UK on March 19th with pre-orders opening on February 12th. Continue reading “LG G Flex 2 launches in the UK March 19, pre-orders open Feb 12”

O2 Lumia 930 Denim update lands without “Hey Cortana” [Updated]

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O2 UK have finally begun rolling out the Lumia Denim update for selected Lumia smartphones but for those receiving the update on the Nokia Lumia 930, it comes with a particular feature missing. One of the highlights of the update is the “Hey Cortana” voice activation but the Denim update for Lumia 930 users comes with this feature missing. Continue reading “O2 Lumia 930 Denim update lands without “Hey Cortana” [Updated]”

Goodbye Orange and T-Mobile In The UK

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As expected for quite some time, EE have today confirmed that the Orange and T-Mobile brands are now officially closing in the UK. In an interview with Mobile News, EE Chief Commercial Officer Marc Allera confirmed that EE will no longer sell Orange and T-Mobile contracts directly and indirect channels will stop sales in a months’ time on March 2nd. Continue reading “Goodbye Orange and T-Mobile In The UK”

Dixons Carphone to launch mobile with Three UK

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Dixons Carphone has signed a deal with Three UK owner Hutchison Whampoa to offer mobile phone services to its customers. Under the agreement, Dixons Carphone customers will be offered a plan that allows them to tailor their own price, minutes and data. Continue reading “Dixons Carphone to launch mobile with Three UK”

Three UK to buy O2 UK for £9.25 billion

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Since BT confirmed they were in talks to buy EE and not O2, there’s been a lot of rumours that Three UK owner Hutchinson Whampoa Limited (HWL) would attempt to acquire O2 in a bid to strengthen its UK position. This morning the company have issued a press release confirming they are in exclusive talks to buy O2 UK from Spanish parent Telefónica, S.A. in a deal worth £9.25 billion. Continue reading “Three UK to buy O2 UK for £9.25 billion”

Microsoft Lumia 535 now available in the UK

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Microsoft may have launched the Lumia 532 earlier this week but it’s bigger sibling the Lumia 535 is finally available in the UK. The first handset to bear the Microsoft branding instead of Nokia, the Lumia 535 brings Windows Phone 8 to the entry level market and equipped with features such as Cortana and Action Centre, on paper it offers an experience that can rival any of the competition. Continue reading “Microsoft Lumia 535 now available in the UK”

Vodafone 4G now available to 50% of UK population

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The slow and steady rollout of Vodafone’s 4G network has progressed with the network now offering 4G coverage to 50% of the UK population. Less than a week after EE revealed it offers 4G to 80% of the population, Vodafone UK CEO Jeroen Hoencamp defended the 4G rollout by saying they were focusing on reliability over speed. Continue reading “Vodafone 4G now available to 50% of UK population”

Three MD hints at O2 takeover bid

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Following BT’s decision to bid for EE as opposed to O2, there have been many rumours that the UK’s smallest network Three, who are backed by global giant Hutchinson Whampoa, would make a bid for Telefonica-owned O2. Whilst Three’s UK teams are yet to confirm such interest, the MD for the parent company has seemingly confirmed his company’s interest in acquiring O2. Continue reading “Three MD hints at O2 takeover bid”

UK PM wants to ban WhatsApp, Snapchat, iMessage and others

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Following on from the devastating terror attacks in Paris over the past week, the UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he could move to block encrypted messaging applications if he wins the next elections. In essence, this means that apps such as WhatsApp, iMessage or Snapchat that offer “methods of communication that cannot be read by security services even if they have a warrant” could be targetted. Continue reading “UK PM wants to ban WhatsApp, Snapchat, iMessage and others”