Huawei are looking to ditch the ‘budget’ handset frame of mind that is usually associated with the company, with the super slim Huawei Ascend P1.
Coming in at £26 per month the price is still budget friendly but the specs of the P1 are anything but. Rivialing the specs and feature set from the bigger manufacturers like Samsung and HTC, the Ascend P1 has a dual-core 1.5GHz processor that powers Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich , 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 8-megapixel rear camera that records in 1080p and 4GB of storage expandable with a microSD card up to 32GB.
The P1 represents good value for money and you’ll find it hard to find a similarly capable phone for the same price.
Network heavyweights O2 and Vodafone will work together to provide a faster roll out of 4G services for their customers. Both companies plan on sharing 18,500 masts which will give both Vodafone and O2 a 40% increase in site locations and more coverage for users on their networks.
Unlike Orange and T-Mobile which merged into one company called Everything Everywhere the two rival networks say they will remain in competition with each other.
Source: BBC News
If you don’t want to spend a fortune on your next smartphone then look no further. The BlackBerry Curve 9320 comes in at a very low £135 and for that you get the trademark QWERTY keyboard, dedicated BBM button and a 3.2-megapixel camera. The Curve 9320 runs the latest software, BlackBerry OS 7.1, so you’ll have improved speed in the browser and phone overall and with the mobile hotspot feature you’ll be able to use your phone as a modem and connect up to 5 devices via WiFi to take advantage of your phones internet connection.
If your using an older BlackBerry and want to upgrade then the Curve 9320 is a defiantly worth a look.
Proud owners of the Samsung Galaxy S ll on Vodafone will be able to join O2 and Three customers in their enjoyment of having Android 4.0. ICS was scheduled to be rolled out today for Vodafone users but Samsung are taking longer than expected to approve the update so it has been pushed back to April 13th. Anyone wanting to update will need to connect their phone to a computer and launch Kies as the Over The Air update won’t be available until Tuesday, April 17th.
This morning O2 is feeling the wrath from its customers as its been revealed that the UK network sends your mobile phone number to ever website you visit from your phone. Lewis Peckover built a webpage to see what information was being gathered when it was visited and unfortunately for O2 customers this also includes their precious numbers. Other UK networks such as Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone do not have this privacy problem but users using Tescos Mobile and GiffGaff are also seeing their numbers being shared because they run on O2′s network. If your on O2 and worried about this issue it is advised that you browse the web using a wifi connection because your number is only sent while you are using O2′s data connection.
Source: Lewis Peckover
Via: The Next Web
As like most buyers you’ll probably want to get the Galaxy Nexus on a contract to save you forking out nearly £500 for a brand new phone. BuyMobilePhones.net have got deals from O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone should you choose to go down the contract road. You’ll be able to get the Galaxy Nexus for a very reasonable £30 per month on T-mobile on a 2 year agreement or you could get it for as little as £15 per month but you will have to pay an upfront fee of £239.99. BuyMobilePhones.net cannot confirm when your order will be shipped but we expect retailers to have this phone instock in the first week of February.
Nokia have lifted the lid and revealed their first Windows Phone the Nokia Lumia 800. The phone packs a single-core 1.4GHz processor, AMOLED display and 16GB of storage. Nokia have designed this phone to look like their N9 model and because of this it is one of the better looking Windows Phone on sale. Pre orders start soon and Vodafone UK have already posted up a landing page for the handset.
Nokia Lumia 800 specs:
USB Mass Storage
Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
USB 2.0 High-Speed
3.5mm AHJ Connector
Bluetooth Stereo Audio
Total user memory
16 GB mass memory (no slot for micro-SD cards)
BV-5JW 3.7V 1450mAh
Maximum 2G talk time
Maximum GSM standby time
Maximum 3G talk time
Maximum 3G standby time
Maximum music playback time
Maximum video playback time
1 Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.
EDGE Class B
GPRS Class B
HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
HSDPA Cat10 14.4 Mbps
WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Dual Transfer Mode (MSC 32)
2 Requires data service. Data services may not be available in all networks. Data transmission speeds may be as high as HSDPA 10.2 Mbps, but may vary based upon network capabilities and other conditions. The establishment and continuation of a data connection depends on network availability, provider support and signal strength.
Ambient light sensor
Nokia Contacts Transfer
WCDMA Band V (850)
WCDMA Band I (2100)
WCDMA Band II (1900)
WCDMA Band VIII (900)
Hardware CPU clock rate
Hardware CPU type
Qualcomm MSM8255 (WCDMA)
Let’s be honest the Blackberry Bold 9900 is one of the better looking devices on the market and the only way to make it better is to release a white version, and that’s exactly what Vodafone UK are doing. They posted a short video on YouTube detailing the features of the handset, nothing we didn’t already know but they say to expect the handset soon.
We all know today is iPhone day but have you actually get one? If you played it safe and pre-ordered an iPhone 4s then you more than likely have got yours or it’s on it’s way or did you take a risk and turn up to an Apple or carrier store this morning? Were the queues out the store and round the corner or did you find a quiet location and avoid the hustle and bustle? Last but not least what carrier/network did you purchase your phone on?