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London to get 5G Mobile Networks by 2020

It’s been reported today that the well known tech guru & London Mayor Boris Johnson has pledged that London will cement its reputation as a ‘Tech Capital’ of the world by pushing ahead with plans to introduce high speed ’5G’ mobile data networks by the year 2020.

New HTC One available to buy minutes after announcement

The Telegraph is reporting that the all-new (and heavily-leaked) HTC One (M8) will be available just a few moments after the launch a week today. If true, this could mean a major coup for HTC because it’ll be available in shops before the Samsung Galaxy S5 on

Real world Three 4G testing

If you’re here in the UK and use Three, you will no doubt be excited by the thought of free 4G access. Three, unlike many others, won’t charge extra for 4G access. Tweets are going out today from some happy customers stating they’re now seeing 4G on

Just what were you doing on Christmas morning?

Every now and then, usually when I’m just falling asleep, I have mad ideas for the site. I tried to stick a smartphone to my car once to try and create a cheap version of the GoPro sports camera. It didn’t work. The phone fell off somewhere

HTC proves that the streets of London ARE paved in gold

HTC have gone all festive by err.. paving an entire cobbled street in gold this Christmas. It’s all to promote the HTC One in Gold. If you’ve been to a pantomime recently then you may have heard Dick Whittington say that the streets of London are paved

Londoners see big speed improvements thanks to 4G, but EE still leads

RootMetrics have been busy testing the performance of EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three. They’ve done 86,000 speed tests and London has shown some great speeds from EE. EE customers in the London area received speeds which were around 10MBps faster than any other operator. The average download

Nokia Event Live! – London 14th

We are here at the Nokia event in London ready to see the next Lumia flagship phone and have all our questions answered such as what will it look like, what will it do and when can we get one! Below is a liveblog from inside the

Live at EE event in London

We have been invited to The Royal Institution – Science in London where EE have an announcement to make around their 4G network here in the UK. There has been little information leak out about what this event is for and the only bit of information on the press

O2 goes deep, deep, down.

So, a quick tally. If you use the London Underground then you’ll know that there’s a number of options for getting online through the WiFi system that’s provided by Virgin Media. EE, Orange and T-Mobile are all signed up in partnership agreements, so if you’re a customer

Apposing acquire Swipe and Tap

Liverpool-based mobile and digital creative studio Apposing have acquired London app company Swipe and Tap. Known for creating apps for company’s such as Nando’s and Carphone Warehouse; this acquisition marks an expansion to Camden Town for Apposing and amplifies the studio’s London presence and support for their city

The big HTC Event

The huge HTC event kicks off tomorrow and, as usual, we’ll be on site with the latest shots and video from the event. To bring you up to speed, we’re all kinda expecting the HTC M7 to become the HTC One, and there’s heavy rumours of an

HTC throw down the gauntlet – MWC is go

HTC is up to something. Barcelona and the huge Mobile World Congress event is now just weeks away. It’s going to be bigger than ever and the competition to have your new phone hitting headlines is fierce. In those few days at MWC there’s press release after

Lumia Deadmau5 gig – Missed it? Watch it all here

Exactly a year since the last event, Deadmau5 once again pounded London with some tunes to promote the new Lumia handsets from Nokia. This time the venue was Flat Iron Square in Southwark and again a hi-tech light show accompanied the tunes. This is all to promote

Climatecars – The eco-friendly car service, reviewed

Editors note – We get a lot of apps sent in for review. This one had a twist, they guys from ClimateCars wanted to show us their new iPhone app with a free drive around London. Well, we decided to offer this out to one of our

iPhone 5 – The queues have already started

Sure, you could just pre-order an iPhone. Just a couple of clicks, then you’re free to sit in front of your favourite TV show or perhaps pop to the pub. However, down in Regent Street, there’s people waiting for the new iPhone 5. It’ll be available to

Motorola announce the RAZRi

We have been live blogging the event this morning and Motorola have just posted up the official press release and specs for the device. It is basically the RAZR M with Intel insides. But it is jolly nice looking, shame they couldn’t get Jelly Bean on it.

Motorola – “To the Edge” liveblog and live video

motorolamobility on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free At 9:30 today the Motorola event will kick off by herding us through the doors and getting us settled in for a 10:00 kick off with a trio of new devices announced in NYC it’s exciting to see what they’ll do

London 2012 – Can you report using just a smartphone?

Just a few days ago I set myself a challenge. Using only a smartphone, would it be possible to run a website, updating posts, answering emails and responding to tweets? Is it then possible to go mobile, reporting on the biggest event happening right now in London?

Feature – Covering the Olympics with just a smartphone

For the next few days we’re covering the London 2012 Olympic Games from a Samsung Galaxy Note. There’ll be no laptop and no dedicated press centre, I’m doing it’ll all (including this very post) on the phone. I stepped off the train at Euston to be met

Coolsmartphone Feature – The Olympic Challenge

I know, by visiting Coolsmartphone you thought you’d found a refuge from all this Olympics stuff didn’t you? Well, no. Sorry. We’re going to be on it like a car bonnet. Right now I’m on a train to London to cover the games in our own unique

ZTE Grand X Announced

ZTE have just announced their new handset – the ZTE Grand X in London. It’s a phone we’ve seen previously but this now confirms a UK release. Specs include Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich, Dual Core Tegra 1Ghz CPU, 4.3″ qHD 960×540 screen, 5 Megapixel camera, 0.3

ZTE to launch a new gaming handset next week

Next Wednesday ZTE are holding a launch event in London. That, until a few minutes ago, was all we knew. However they’re now giving us updates on what to expect via Twitter … The countdown has begun! 6 days left until you can have one of the

On-line, underground.

If you’re a regular reader, and not one of those naughty people who just pop by without even offering a cup of tea, you’ll know about the WiFi rollout across the Tube in London. As we reported previously, they’ve worked to push out the service these last

Status: OMG! WiFi at the Tube station

Use the Tube? Use one of the stations listed below? Hey, you’re in luck. You’ll soon be bathed in free (for a limited time) WiFi while you stand on the platform. Better still, some stations have been turned on today, so you might start seeing people like