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Contract Free Motorola Xoom 3G Available for Pre-Order in UK
A famous UK mobile phone retailer, Carphone Warehouse has now updated its inventory with the new Android Honeycomb touting Motorola Xoom tablet and it is priced at £599.99 ($976 approx). Also, this is the first time we are seeing a 3G enabled GSM version of the Motorola Xoom in UK.
Carphone Warehouse is well known for selling contract-based devices with a subsidized pricing and apparently it is not the same with the Xoom as the retailer is selling it contract-free. Hence, you have to pay the entire amount at once. Furthermore, the device won’t start shipping until early April, but it is great to hear that it will be coming sometime along with the WiFi-only version which is expected to ship around that time.
Stay tuned for more.
If a Dell mobile phone is your thing, you’d be glad to know that the price of Dell XCD35 has dropped from 17k to 15k. The Android-based XCD35 can be purchased from FlipKart, an online shopping site, at Rs. 15,299 (after a 10 per cent discount). It has a 480×800 screen resolution and 3.5-inch screen, one of the largest screens among its peers that run the Android OS, as seen in our comparison table.
The Dell XCD35 may not quite class alongside the Samsung Nexus S but then the Dell’s price is far more affordable. It runs on the Android 2.1 (Eclair) OS and offers standard connectivity – GPRS/EDGE, 3G, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, and Assisted GPS. Presence of micro-SD card slot, 3.15 megapixel camera, and 3.5mm jack for audio are good things too.
We are hoping it gets an update to Froyo (Android 2.2) soon, as that would make the XCD35 a strong offering in its price bracket.
Dell India Announces XCD28 and XCD35 Android Phones
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Nexus One Update Available On Vodafone Soon By Valeria on December 10, 2010, 2:10 pm
Nexus One users who purchased their own mobile phones through Vodafone could be receiving the Google Android 2.2 update sooner. It’s not really a complete Gingerbread upgrade, nonetheless something worthy of getting excited about. The procedure is carried out over-the-air, demanding no software program installed on your Personal Computer or Mac Computer.
Nexus One Updates
It’s exceptionally fast compared with earlier versions, and feels smooth and fluid. It’s also simple to use, and the slighly curved screen means it fits against your face better than any other handset. Voice control also works particularly well, you can search (using Google, naturally) simply by saying what you’re looking for.
People did not like this, nor found it very time saving. The fact that there are over 150 carriers all over the world did not help very much in the process of making Nexus One a market success. Furthermore, the Android powered phones were preferred by important carriers like Sprint Nextel Corp. Or Verizon Wireless, which chose not to sell Nexus One anymore and concentrate their selling goals on Android-powered phones. The online store for Nexus One was closed only in May and Google made a statement saying that it will rely this time on their traditional sellers.
Samsung Nexus S
Google unveils Samsung Nexus S, the first smartphone with Google Android V2.3 9(Gingerbread). Gingerbread is the latest Android version launched by Google. Samsung Nexus S will be available by December 16. The most exciting feature of Samsung Nexus S with Gingerbread are multi-tasking, hi-tech keyboard and Near the field support.
Below the display are the four Android touch controls (menu, search, back, and home); all offer vibrating feedback when touched. Unlike with the Nexus One, you don’t get a navigation trackball. Yes, the Nexus S is in good company in that regard–most of the Galaxy S series dispensed with the trackball as well–but we missed it just the same. The protruding lens on the Nexus One always made us a bit nervous, so we were glad to see that the Nexus S’ lens is almost flush. It sits on the rear face next to the bright flash. The second camera lens is on the front side just above the bright display. Other exterior features consist of a thin volume rocker on the left spine and a power control on the right spine. The 3.5mm headset jack and Micro-USB port rest on the phone’s bottom end. Though it’s not a huge deal, we’d prefer those ports to be up top.
When Microsoft released the Windows Phone 7 here in the US, one of the first observations was you had to agree to the Genuine Software Activation for the device. This is similar to what Microsoft does for desktop software with security updates to try and make sure you have a licensed copy of the software. The same is true with the mobile phone OS. When you got to Zune, Windows Live, Marketplace and Xbox Live, it checks to make sure you have a genuine copy of the OS. They do not want anyone to modify their OS or hack it in any way. We saw much of the same thing with the iPhone.
The goal of this is to have control over the OS for development and have standards along with the ever important security. If the OS can be changed, it would mean the code kernel code could be changed by malware or viruses. Not something you would want to see. As with the iPhone, we now have a jailbreak available for the Windows Phone 7, called ChevronWP7 and is available now. The phone has been out for less than a month and this is now available. Without this app, the only apps you could download to your phone were from the Marketplace, which limits what you have access based on Microsoft. This is something that a number of people want to expand and pull in apps that may still be under development or not in the Marketplace. As with the App Store, things have to be approved.
The unique thing about this jailbreak is they are calling the ability to load:
Unlocking allows the sideloading of experimental applications that would otherwise can’t be published to the Marketplace, such as those which access private or native APIs.
Sideloading is the term applied as an alternative method of loading files than the normal one as expected by Microsoft via the Marketplace. This requires a computer and a USB cable to the phone to complete. You can develop some of your own apps and test them on your phone without having to go through the developer process.
As with Apple, Microsoft has indicated that jailbreaking your phone could void the warranty, render the phone non-functional and all the other legal jargon in an effort to have people consider not using this. As with this kind of hack, you are on your own with Microsoft if you have problems. Since we now have a jailbreak for the phone, this would tend to indicate increasing interest in the Windows Phone 7.
Samsung Galaxy Tab, the first Android-based tablet PC the South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung brought to the market during the ongoing year, has been put on sale at Vodafone Australia via the carrier’s website too.
The Android slate was made available for purchase at the wireless carrier last week, when those interested in purchasing it had to enter a Vodafone store for that.
However, now the operator announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab was made available for purchase via its website as well, here.
“The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings together all of Samsung’s leading innovations to provide users with more possibilities on the go,” the mobile phone carrier states on its website.
At the same time, the wireless services provider notes that only a limited stock of Galaxy Tab is available, and that the slate was put on sale via its website, telesales, and via select stores.
The Android 2.2 Froyo-based tablet PC can be purchased on monthly plans that start at $15 per month, with the device priced at $30 per month, and going all the way to $49 per month, with the slate priced at $26 per month.
All the necessary info on the wireless carrier’s pricing for the new Android tablet PC can be found here.
For those who might have not encountered the Samsung Galaxy Tab before, we should mention that the slate comes with a 7-inch touchscreen display, while being powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird application processor from Samsung.
The tablet PC also comes with support for 3G networks, as well as with Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth connectivity options.
Boasting 16GB of internal memory, the Galaxy Tab comes with a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space, as well as with dual cameras, a 3.2MP one on the back, and a 1.3MP camera on the front.
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Latest Mobile Phones in UK Updated and Polished Phones now Available Written by Dennis Brown Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:13
Mobile phones are a much needed element of our lives. We cannot function with ease without them. They simply ease the world of communication and make it easy for us to stay in touch with our family, friends and business mates all over the world. Entertainment has also taken a dive into this pool and is doing really well. A mobile is a compact device that consists of everything one would want. Latest mobile phones in UK are offered to the public in order to pick any phone of his choice with updated and polished features.
Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Apple and Blackberry are few of the popular companies to name. They have so much to offer and provide one with great efficiency in services as far as phones are concerned. The models of today have everything one could have imagined of. Cameras, Bluetooth connection, internet access, an organizer and many such things can be found in a handset that enhances its attractiveness. A user can even pick phones which are slider or flip as per his wish as they all are very promising.
All these phones can be bought with great ease online as well. The internet today is one of the best places to purchase a phone. The online portals display all kinds of phones that are sold all across the globe. The internet enables one to buy a phone from any part of the world, breaking all barriers of communication. The user simply to rest back on his chair and surf through the sites. The online shops have complete and updated information about each phone. It is easy for a person to go through his options and compare between them so as to know what suits him the most. Filling in a few details and repayment on delivery will make you the owner of the phone.
Dennis Brown is associated with Mobile Phones UK in Buy Mobile Phones. He holds a master’s degree in electronics and communication. Please Visit here to know more about Compare Mobile Phones and mobile phone deals here.
Last Updated on Sunday, 14 November 2010 18:09
Press Releases HTC 7 Trophy accessories available from Mobile Fun
It’s just a few short weeks since Microsoft’s brand new Windows Phone 7 platform launched, bringing with it lots of exciting developments and a set of Xbox LIVE-ready mobile phones which are ideal for both the smartphone enthusiast and the avid gamer.
Three out of the five devices available at the launch were by HTC, with the other two by LG and Samsung respectively. The HTC devices are known as the HTC 7 Mozart, HTC 7 Trophy and HTC HD7.
With a 4.3 inch screen and kick-prop, the HTC 7 Trophy is the best choice for gamers, offering a truly immersive experience. With a screen that large, the last thing you want to do is get overexcited in the middle of gaming and accidentally chuck your phone across the room – but a purchase of an HTC 7 Trophy screen protector and HTC 7 Trophy case should go some way towards both preventing scratches and cushioning your device from knocks and bumps.
A wide range of other accessories for the Trophy are also available from mobilefun.co.uk, where you can get hold of an HTC 7 Trophy charger or HTC 7 Trophy car holder at great value for money and with next day delivery.
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Birmingham based MobileFun.co.uk is the UK’s biggest online retailer of Mobile Accessories, Mobile Phones, Ringtones and Mobile Java Games.
Mobile Fun was the #5 website in the Entertainment – Mobile Phones industry based on market share of UK Internet visits during 2009.
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Best Buy Mobile will feature four free mobile phones (one from each carrier) in all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, as well as online. Each week this new promotion will feature at least one high-end, in-demand smart phone. The free promotion phones require a new two-year activation.
Best Buy started to sell the Free Phone Friday (Oct. 29th) and you can order four phones for free with a new contract. Offered for free are the HTC Incredible Android Phone from Verizon, The Samsung Flight 2 from AT&T, the Samsung Vibrant from T-Mobile and the BlackBerry Curve 3G from Sprint.
As mentioned before, the Best Buy Free Phone deals are not always good deals, but the Samsung Incredible for $0 is a great deal. Amazon for instance is offering the Incredible for 1 Cent right now, but it is backordered. The four free Phone deals are available in Best Buy stores and now already in the Best Buy Mobile online store.
Amazon Wireless offers several other almost free Penny phone deals including the Motorola Droid II and the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10. If you are looking for a great smartphone deal check out the Amazon Wireless Store and look for Penny Phone deals.
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Communications regulator Ofcom has told the UK government that it should make 2G (mobile phone voice communications) radio spectrum available for 3G (UMTS) / Mobile Broadband services as soon as possible. The conclusion came as part of a new paper concerning its analysis of the consumer and competition issues that might arise from opening up existing 900MHz and 1800MHz radio spectrum for use by 3G services.
The regulator found that liberalising 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum in the hands of the existing licensees (i.e. O2 and Vodafone UK), without imposing conditions (beyond essential technical requirements), was likely to benefit consumers and is unlikely to result in a material distortion of competition, which would have required further action to be taken. In particular it would make reaching rural areas with Mobile Broadband services much more viable.
The 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum liberalisation benefits:
* Greater network capacity allowing more customers to be served and to enjoy higher mobile broadband speeds (both 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum);
* Improved quality of coverage allowing customers to use mobile broadband in more locations with greater consistency (900MHz spectrum);
* Improved in-building coverage (900MHz spectrum).
* Wider coverage of rural areas (900MHz spectrum).The sweet spot is 900MHz, which is already well deployed and could provide many consumers with an instant benefit. By contrast Ofcom described 1800MHz as being less well developed in terms of both likely speed of availability of equipment and services. The only barrier to effective use of both bands for Mobile Broadband is regulation.
However, at present the only owners of 900MHz are O2 and Vodafone UK and neither have been terribly keen on sharing access to the band with their three rivals ( Three (3) , Orange and T-Mobile ). Some good news for them could be that Ofcom no longer considers this a problem.
The result could be good news for rural areas and the government, which will have less time consuming negotiation to do and won’t need to press either O2 or Vodafone to share out their 900MHz spectrum. However it’s also possible that T-Mobile , Vodafone and Three (3) might have a problem with this outcome, though it would be difficult for them to fight.
The government itself had planned to get this all resolved by the end of 2011, although Ofcom has now cleared the path for a prompt resolution.
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 19 — Partnership with AudioNow™ Enables Access to PBS NewsHour Broadcast from Any Phone – without an APP or data plan – by Dialing 712- 432- 6610
First Television Audio Service Delivered via AudioNow™
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The PBS NewsHour announced today that its broadcast audio track will be available 24 hours a day, from any phone – mobile or land line – by dialing 712-432-6610.
The PBS NewsHour is the first broadcast television audio service to use this innovative approach to reaching any phone user. Each day, by dialing up the PBS NewsHour on AudioNow, listeners will hear an audio stream of the daily one-hour PBS NewsHour broadcast without downloads or accessing costly data services. This new distribution stream accelerates a primary goal of the PBS NewsHour: providing its trusted brand of thoughtful, in-depth and balanced news reporting and analysis to its audience however and whenever they want it.
In addition to AudioNow, the PBS NewsHour can now be accessed via broadcast television and radio; online at www.pbs.org/newshour and the PBS NewsHour YouTube channel; via podcast, and; through the PBS NewsHour iPhone App.
PBS NEWSHOUR is seen five nights a week on more than 315 PBS stations across the country and is also available online, via public radio in select markets and via podcast. The program is produced by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, in association with WETA Washington, DC, and THIRTEEN/WNET in New York. Major corporate funding for PBS NewsHour is provided by Chevron, Bank of America, BNSF Railway, United Healthcare and Intel, with additional support from the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.
AudioNow is the leading provider of mobile phone radio distribution in North America. It uses proprietary, patent-pending “single-stream” technology that allows any fixed or mobile phone to access live audio programming without any downloads across all mobile platforms with minimal bandwidth for broadcaster. More information is available at www.audionow.com.
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