Category: 4G

Huawei unveil the MediaPad X1 at MWC

Huawei are in the process of holding their MWC 2014 press conference right now. While we have a man on the ground at the event here is a preview shot of the MediaPad X1 that is being announced as I type this.   It looks pretty awesome specs …

Nexus 5 now only £240 unlocked

What must be the bargain of the year so far, the Nexus 5 made by LG can now be picked up for as little as £240 unlocked from Carphone Warehouse in the UK. Yes just £240! The device is in stock in Black, White and Red which was …

Three’s new advert promotes sharing silly stuff

If you are in the UK you should have seen the now famous pony in the Three advert called “Socks”. This has been visited over 8 million times on YouTube. Then came Mabel, their PAYG Pug dog celebrating the launch of 3-2-1 plan on PAYG over Christmas time. …

Three confirm new Acer Liquid E3

UK network Three have confirmed they will stock a brand new Acer device called the Liquid E3. Just days ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the lid has been lifted on this new phone and, in traditional Three style, there is a sneak peek video …

Galaxy Core LTE to arrive here in weeks

Well, we’ve seen the Galaxy Core Advance but now there’s this, the Galaxy Core LTE. It’ll be available to buy here in the UK from Q2 (April) and has a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU along with that 4G speed. Powered by Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) it has a large …

EE to create over 1,000 new jobs

EE have announced today that they are to create over 1,000 new customer service jobs throughout Britain within the next 24 months. It means that, starting with 250 jobs in Northern Ireland later this quarter, EE will be bringing more “customer service jobs” (presumably call centre roles) back …

Vodafone 4G reaches 500,000 users

Vodafone launched their 4G services 6 months ago and have announced that they have now reached half a million customers. Vodafone 4G launched just covering London but now covers over 208 towns, districts and cities, which means they’re now covering 36% of the UK population. Their coverage includes …

Sony Xperia Z2 Tab specs leaked

Popular specs leaker ‘@evleaks‘ has another great leak today – the new Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. It’s due to be announced next week in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress and we’ll be there live. Considering @evleaks has been right about so many devices in the past, we can …

LG G Pro 2 announced

With just over a week to go until Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona, LG have today announced the G Pro 2 device to the world. Something worth noting is that at present only Korea is confirmed to be selling this device, no news on availability anywhere …

Three 4G expanding rapidly

Over the last month we’ve posted updates on the Three 4G service. This has started to rollout for customers and not just the 2800 that originally got an early look. We were lucky enough to test the new network during a trip to London, where we checked out …

Three and EE cost sharing deal – Full details

Yesterday we had news that EE and Three were beginning to share the love. There wasn’t a great deal of information to go on at the time, but we’ve now some further details on the agreement. Sadly there’s a large amount of tech websites carrying incorrect information on …

Tesco Mobile to offer 4G for no additional cost

Three may have been the first network to announce that they wouldn’t charge a premium for using 4G, but now your local Tesco are to do exactly the same. The Tesco Mobile 4G service, which runs on top of the relatively young O2 4G network, will be offered …

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact lands in store

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (to give it its full name) has arrived on our shores. We’ve had info from O2 that they will be stocking it in its full technicolour rainbow of options. It’ll be be free from £32 per month on the Refresh plan. If you …

Want a Lumia 1520 but worried by the size?

For those of you out there who want the Lumia 1520 but are little bit “size conscious” then worry not. Nokia have got you covered if these shots are to be believed. What you are looking at may be the Lumia 1520 z. These leaks come from China …

Update LG G Flex Coming To O2

Good morning folks and I hope you all had a pleasent weekend. For those of you that have been keeping up with the latest tech news, you will no doubt be aware that the LG Flex has not just made it out of prototype stage but it is …

We got 50Mbps on Three 4G. Expecting the same?

Recently we showed an early peek into the Three 4G network. It was a test under almost lab conditions and we managed to get around 50Mbps download speeds on the all-new 4G network. However, just like my home fibre connection, there’s a lot of factors that can alter …

My3 App lands on Windows Phone 8

Great news for customers on Three UK who use Windows Phone 8 devices, you finally have access to an official My3 app. It was just released this morning to the Store and is a free download. This new app will allow you not only check your allowances, but …

Hands on with Three 4G

Three might be the last of the UK networks launching 4G, but many people have chosen to wait for them. It’s especially due to the fact 4G on Three costs no more than your existing deal and you don’t need to swap any plans or SIMs. Also, you …

Channel Tunnel to get coverage from EE

Remember that ludicrous sequence from the first Mission Impossible film – where disaster is averted by a train going into the Channel Tunnel and losing phone signal? Well its going to need a rewrite thanks to EE. EE have announced this morning that they will be providing the UK …

Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

Lets start with a short story. Nokia was circling the drain at the beginning of 2011 and the good ship Symbian was struggling to stay afloat. The anchors of the hefty N8 and E7 were pulling it down into a whirlpool of dispair. The liferaft of the the …

O2 see 62% data increase over New Year

With everyone starting to settle back to daily lives and Christmas and New Year over once again, we start to get figures on how networks handled the ever increasing demand on mobile services. O2 have given us some information on how they performed. The information given to us …

Jolla phone now available to order in Europe

The new Finnish company / phone Jolla announced yesterday that their first ever handset is ready to order if you’re based in EU, Switzerland and Norway. The phone was initially only available to pre-order earlier this year and the first production run orders ended in July. A second …

Jolla phone – Initial Impressions

The Jolla phone is finally here! Despite an attempt to deliver to my home literally the day I moved out and missing me then being re-delivered to work when I had that day off I finally got hold of the new smartphone that the Finnish nation are tentatively …

EE To offer 4G Roaming for visitors to the UK

EE have today announced that they will be the first network to be offering 4G roaming for visitors to the UK. In an initial tie up with AT&T with more set to follow next year, EE is offering an average of 24-30Mbps 4G roaming in over 160 towns …

Qualcomm announces LTE for the masses

Chipmaker Qualcomm has announced its new Snapdragon 410. The new SoC chip is to be sub £200 bringing LTE technology to the budget line of handsets as well as the flagship devices. Bringing with it 64-Bit power, built on a 28nm manfacturing process, coupled with the Adreno 306 …

iPhone’s on Three start getting carrier updates

Three officially started to roll out 4G today to a select range of customers. They will continue to add more over time until everyone gets 4G enabled and just lives in a 4G area. One step to allow 4G access on an iPhone is a carrier update which …

EE by gum, more cities switched on to EE 4G

With over 1 million 4G subscribers EE are currently the clear market leader in superfast mobile internet. In order to help fulfil the promise of 99% coverage by the end of 2014 EE are about to switch on another 29 towns and cities. Bath, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cambridge, Darlington, …

4G from 3 goes live

The only mobile operator in the UK to not add an extra charge for its 4G services has started to switch on its next generation network. There has been no official announcement however based on Three’s twitter account  “a few thousand customers” in Manchester, Birmingham and London have had …

Blackberry Z10 reduced to £159.99

Bargain or relic? The Blackberry Z10 pay as you go version is now on sale at Carphone Warehouse for the incredibly low price of £159.99 (+£10 top up with whatever carrier you choose). This phone, still listed on Blackberrys uk site as £349, was the first touchscreen only …

Jolla phone launch date announced

Jolla, the Finish company formed from ex-Nokia employees, has announced the launch date for the first ever Sailfish phone. The launch will happen in Helsinki on the 27th November and they will have 450 devices ready to buy for those who pre-ordered. Marc Dillon, one of the founding …

Three confirm retina iPad Mini pricing

With the retina iPad Mini now on sale, Three have come out and announced their pricing on both monthly rolling and 24 month contracts. The new retina version of the iPad Mini features the same 7.9 inch display but with a much higher resolution plus the A7 chip and 64-bit version of iOS7 …

Retina iPad Mini on sale now

Apple have just updated their online store and the new iPad Mini with retina display is now available to buy online. Prices start from £319 for a WiFi model which will ship in 1-3 days and storage options are 16, 32, 64 and 128GB. The 4G model starts …

EE expand 4G to rural Cumbria

EE have announced today they have expanded 4G coverage into rural Cumbria and over 2000 residents . For just £25 customers will get a promotional deal of 20GB a month Although other deals are also available In testing EE found average speeds of around 24Mbps, which is more …

EE switch on 300Mbps LTE-A Network

Back at a recent brief for EE the company said they will be trialling the worlds fastest LTE service offering speeds of 300Mbps using LTE-A (LTE Advanced). According to The Telegraph it looks like today is that day with the combination of the Double Speed 20Mhz at 1800 …

O2 bag 32GB exclusive Nexus 5

O2 have announced they bagged the exclusive 32GB model of the new Nexus 5 on their network and have sent out a press release confirming it will go on sale tomorrow, 1st November. The 32GB version will set you back £32 a month for 600 Minutes, Unlimited Texts …

Pay Phones are back!

By now most people have at least one card in their wallet that they can use for contactless payments. EE have a “Cash on Tap” service that will enable some 4G phones to do the same. It’s in partnership with MasterCard and has been expanded today to include …

Vodafone to extend their 4G bonus until the end of January

We’ve already tested the Voda 4G network and you may already be aware of their 4G Bonus. This will give you additional data when you sign up to one of their Red 4G plans but, as of today, it’s now extended until the end of January. An extra …

EE adds 14 more towns to 4G

EE have just announced another 14 towns to their 4G coverage, plus they’ve reconfirmed that new price plans including PAYG 4G will be launching tomorrow. Towns just added to the list are… Benfleet Caerphilly Caldicot Canvey Island Carlisle Chepstow Cwmbran Grays Harlow Hatfield Kenilworth Rayleigh Southport Worksop This …

LG G2 coming to EE

The LG G2 is one of the best phones this year, and on checking T-Mobile, Orange and the EE websites, there is still mention of this phone online. At present only Three and O2 were confirmed to stock it (and already have it on sale)……. well …. that’s …