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O2 offers refund to customers following service outage

As a lot of our readers will already be aware, some of O2’s customers suffered service outages last week due to an apparent ‘network failure’.  This was a massive source of frustration for many people who’s phones were unable to register on the network, despite their phones showing signal. O2 has announced …

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Import ban on Motorola Android devices takes effect

The ruling by the International Trade Commission two months ago against a number of products in Motorola’s Android range takes effect today, blocking them from being imported into the United States.  In total, eighteen of their products are effected by the ban including the Motorola Atrix, Defy, Droid X2, and Xoom. Motorola …

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Text messages most popular way of communicating

The use of text messages is continuing to grow in popularity, according to Ofcom Communications. Their market report showed that the average adult sends 200 texts per month, more than double their previous findings four years ago. Mobile phone conversations dropped last year after showing a gradual rise. This could …

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Windows Phone 7 continues to flop in the US

Analyst firm Nielsen has issued their latest stats for the United States smartphone market in the second quarter of 2012. In this quarter, smartphone adoption continues to increase with 2 in 3 new customers siding with a smartphone. Perhaps the most interesting numbers are those for Windows Phone 7. The …

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Tablets to outsell laptops within 4 years

The move from desktop to laptop was gradual. Given that we’ve had portable computing solutions since 1981, it took until the last part of 2008 before the laptop became the dominant PC life form. The latest research shows that Apple’s forte will take a lot less time to pass laptops. …

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Apple TV may feature Retina Display

The news of Apple releasing a television set hasn’t been that exciting for me, well until I heard that they may be incorporating the high grade retina display into the upcoming models. But will this be cost effective? According to Raymond Soniera, the founder of DisplayMate technologies, Apple may adopt …

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Apple plan on breaking sub $350 point for iPad Mini

The rumor mill is rife with reports that Apple are going to release a smaller iPad later this year. This new ‘Mini’ iPad is reported to drop in size to 7.85 inches and the price point has been open to debate now for many weeks. Our sources in the Far …

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Apple iPhone 5 leaked pictures: update

Yesterday we ran a story featuring multiple images highlighting key design elements of Apple’s iPhone 5 which is due for official release later this year. Due to external pressures, which we are unable to detail publicly we felt it necessary to remove this story and all related images. If you …

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HTC confirms it is working on a new tablet

HTC hasn’t had the best of luck recently with a string of poor financial results and the news that Microsoft isn’t interested in a Windows RT tablet because of their relative inexperience with tablets in the past. This list includes just two tablets, the 7 inch Flyer and later on, …

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Google Nexus 7 costs just $152 to build

According to an teardown analysis by IHS iSuppli, the Nexus 7 tablet costs $159.25 to build and manufacture (8 GB model). While the 16 GB model that retails for an additional $50 costs $166.75 to build and manufacture, even though it is identical in every way except for the flash …

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Blackberry 9900 dropped calls, “Horrific experience”

Once the ruler of the smartphone world, Blackberry has rapidly become a joke in modern business. While share holders have dropped the value of the stock into the toilet, top execs have been thrown overboard and thousands of staff have followed. When all’s said and done, the company’s problems seem …

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean source code is now available

Following the announcement of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean late last month the source code has today been released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The specific build is Android 4.1.1_r1 and any improvements or fixes made since the build shown at Google I/O are unknown. This essentially means that development of …

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Blackberry 10 – will it save RIM?

While Research In Motion are posting record low financials Frank Boulben, the new Chief Marketing Officer seems confident in the upcoming BlackBerry 10 Operating System. He spoke to the Associated Press claiming that the new software will impress the audience. The new devices are expected in early 2013 – a …

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Samsung only second to Apple in profitability

While many companies are struggling, Samsung have posted record profit of $5.9 billion. They are second to Apple in this record, which is a heck of an achievement for the South Korean firm. Their revenue for $41.4B USD. Samsung are the new leader in global smartphone and feature phone sales …

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