April 28th 1994: The day that Orange went live, and customers were able to choose between a wonderful Nokia 2140 mobile phone, or a horrible Motorola mr1, and connect to a network that massively shook up the mobile phone industry.
Following the recent closure of Ovivo, the free mobile data service from Samba is also shutting down. Surely this marks the end to ad-funded mobile networks?
It seems that Three is in great need of updating its 4G coverage map, as more and more places are activated without notice.
The Moto G has been a huge success, launching Motorola’s market share from almost nothing to 6% in just six months.
Pinch and a punch, first day of the month! It’s April 1st. No joke! Well perhaps one or two…
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HTC’s One (M8) officially hits all retail stores today, but Phones 4u is allowing customers to get a hands-on with the Galaxy S5 in the UK from today, and until its April 11th launch.
I’ve talked a lot about Three in the last few months, partly because of the excellent value of the One Plan, and also because of its launch of 4G, which finally happened after a lot of initial confusion. Now, EE has adjusted its own SIM-only deals, so it seems only fair to… [Click for more]
Following the launch of HTC’s new One M8 smartphone, of which you can read my first impressions over at Pocket Gamer, HTC has released a white paper that goes into depth on the camera tech inside the phone. It also explains the new camera modes, with various photo examples.
Three has today launched a new range of tariffs, including unlimited calls, texts, calls to 0800 numbers and more. Oh, plus a cap on tethering.
MWC was all about the new KitKat-powered Xperia Z2 smartphone, but what about existing Xperia owners (including the Z1 and Z1 Compact, or the Z Ultra, Tablet Z etc)? What will the forthcoming KitKat update offer to them? Apparently the update will add a lot of new features, and a… [Click for more]
It’s finally happening! Ordinary customers (as against staff, beta testers, engineers, journalists and bloggers) on Three are finding themselves able to use its new 4G network, subject to having a compatible handset and being in an area of coverage.
Nokia has for some time been keen to get Lumia handsets into the hands of bloggers and ordinary members of the public, but now it’s extending the offer of a trial handset (well, three handsets this time) to qualifying businesses.
Tesco today announced it will no longer charge £2.50 extra per month to allow its customers to use 4G on its pay-monthly tariffs.
First Samsung and Google announce a pact, and now Motorola has been sold off to Chinese manufacturer Lenovo. What a week!
With Three about to increase the price of the SIM-only One Plan, rising to £20 per month on a 12-month contract, and £22 on a 30-day rolling contract, Virgin Media has announced an additional VIP tariff that could give Three a run for its money.
As long as I’ve got my 4G enabled SIM, I’ll continue to do testing as I move around London day and night.