If you pre-ordered a Galaxy S4 and your in the UK you may be in for a surprise today. The first batch of S4′s are starting to ship to people smart enough to pre-order the new flagship and they are showing up on peoples doorsteps.
The S4 in the picture is mine (lucky me) so expect a first impressions post within the next few days.
Today has been a bad day for the network O2. From 1:30pm GMT O2 has been experiencing a major network outage affecting thousands of its users. Although not all customers are being effected by the networks issues, it is still impacting a large user base with those being affected left without the ability to call, send text messages or even use the internet on their phone.
O2 engineers are currently looking into the problem but there is no ETA for when the network will be fully up and running again.
Twitter is down for users in the UK and US. If your using a third party application ( you probably are) or the site itself then at the present you want be able to enjoy the Twitter experience. But you will be pleased to hear that their engineers are working hard to resolve whatever issues they are having.
Looks like Twitter is back up and running at least in the UK where my notifications have been coming through for Twitter for BlackBerry and Twitter for Android
Is Twitter down again? Did it ever come back online for you? Timelines for Twitter for iPad, Twitter for BlackBerry and Twitter for Android will not refresh for me, so it looks like Twitters down again.
Research In Motion continue to push the BlackBerry brand in the U.K, which is one of the markets that BlackBerry is actually doing well in. The new adverts focus on BBM music on the BlackBerry Curve 9320, web browsing on a BlackBerry Bold 9900 and NFC payments on a BlackBerry Bold 9790.
Will these features stop you jumping ship or will they convince you to go BlackBerry?
Being from the UK we usually get the short end of the straw and the latest example of this is Play Music from Google.
Missed one of your favourite shows on MTV? No need to fear MTV have launched their on demand/catch up service in the UK. Similar to BBC iplayer ‘MTV On Demand’ let’s you catch up with selected programs at a time to suit you. Aimed towards the teen crowd, the on demand service will let you watch the current crop of MTV programs from Jersey Shore to 16 And Pregnant. For this ability to watch full length episodes MTV are charging £2 for 24 hours of unlimited viewing or £3 for a full week.
The World anxiously waits for Samsung to unveil the Samsung Galaxy S lll, we’ve heard dates for possible announcements that have been later dismissed by Samsung and we’ve seen leaked pictures come and go. But today we may have seen the most legitimate piece of Galaxy S lll news so far, an invite to a press event for the Galaxy S lll. If the invite is to believed it points to an event in London on May 22nd that would officially out the highly anticipated Android handset.
Via: Phone Arena
HTC have unveiled their newest high-end phone at MWC and its called the “HTC One X”. The One X has a 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3 CPU from NVIDIA, Sense 4.0 running along side Ice Cream Sandwich, a massive 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD Gorilla Glass display, 32GB of internal storage and a 8-megapixel camera. The quad-core Tegra 3 processor that lives in the HSPA+ version that is coming to the UK will be swapped out for a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, the reason for this is because the Tegra 3 doesn’t work with 4G LTE.
T-Mobile and Orange are getting ready for a possible launch of 4G LTE before the end of the year. Under the name ‘Everything Everywhere’ both networks want to be rolling out 4G services providing they get the nod from Ofcom. Currently Everything Everywhere are rolling out 3.5G HSPA+ network that will be completed in Q3 giving current customers faster data speeds. In April Everything Everywhere plans to trial 4G LTE in Bristol, this comes after successfully trial last year in Cornwall. If the company gets the permission to launch 4G LTE this year Orange and T-Mobile will be the first networks to offer LTE in the UK.
Via: Gizmodo UK