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Vodafone Smart 4 Mini review – a £39 Android that punches above its weight

With thanks to Vodafone for the handset. The smaller of Vodafone’s two Smart 4 handsets, the Smart 4 Mini is an entry-level Android at an appealing £39. It’s only on Vodafone (obviously) and some features are more compromised than you might like, but the screen and battery hold up well and you won’t have to worry…

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Holly BrockwellVodafone Smart 4 Mini review – a £39 Android that punches above its weight
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Vodafone was apparently planning on buying Phones 4U

Phones 4U went into administration a couple of days ago, primarily down to both Vodafone and EE severing their ties with the high-street store. Well now it appears that both Vodafone and EE were considering a takeover of the company earlier this year. According to Sky News Vodafone and EE were talking to Phones 4U as…

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Tom PritchardVodafone was apparently planning on buying Phones 4U
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Vodafone UK launches 4G handsets: the Smart 4 Turbo and Smart 4 Power

Today Vodafone has announced that it's launching its first 4G-ready smartphones, called the Smart 4 Turbo and Smart 4 Power. Both handsets are Vodafone-branded, run on Android KitKat and enter the busy mobile market at the lower end of the spectrum, providing customers with 4G mobile broadband at an affordable price point. Obviously the 4G-ready…

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Becca CaddyVodafone UK launches 4G handsets: the Smart 4 Turbo and Smart 4 Power

Nokia Lumia 625 unveiled. UK launch at EE, Vodafone, CW and more in September

And yet another new Windows-powered smartphone from Nokia. Yet the Lumia 625 which was unveiled today, is interesting for a couple of reasons. Firstly it is a budget-ish smartphone which has plenty of features by coming in at around £200 isnlt that pricey. Secondly it is the biggest Nokia Lumia phone to date with a…

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Ashley NorrisNokia Lumia 625 unveiled. UK launch at EE, Vodafone, CW and more in September

Vodafone announces July UK launch for Huawei's big screen Ascend Mate

When it was announced Huawei's Ascend Mate had the biggest screen on a phone so far at 6.1 inches. That size has since been eclipsed by this monster, but if you want a big screen mobile it is well worth looking at then Mate. And the good news is that Vodafone has confirmed today that…

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Ashley NorrisVodafone announces July UK launch for Huawei's big screen Ascend Mate

Vote – do you care that Apple pays no corporation tax in the UK?

Everywhere I look I see people using Apple products. They are making calls on iPhones, using iPads on the bus to read books, and then in the office there's a Macbook or two. You would have thought that the UK government would be earning a huge wodge of tax from Apple on all the products…

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Ashley NorrisVote – do you care that Apple pays no corporation tax in the UK?

Nokia Lumia 925 lands on Three – on sale June 21st

Three has announced that Nokia's new flagship Windows Mobile phone, the Lumia 925, is now available for pre-order and will be on sale from 21 June. It follows Vodafone and O2 which made similar announcements recently. The handset will cost £35 a month on Three's Ultimate Internet 500 plan and £37 a month on The…

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Ashley NorrisNokia Lumia 925 lands on Three – on sale June 21st

Samsung Galaxy S4's Dual Camera Mode explained in Voda video demo

Just eleven days now to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4. And we are now seeing more videos turn up that explain its headline features. Vodafone has just dropped this vid which goes into detail about the phone's twin camera mode. It is the one that enables the person taking the picture to place…

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Ashley NorrisSamsung Galaxy S4's Dual Camera Mode explained in Voda video demo

Samsung Galaxy S4 – the basics; release date, specs and more

So here we go with the basic information Screen size and resolution - 5inches - that's a tad larger than the 4.8inch display on the S3. It will have resolution of 1920x1080 - or around 441 pixels per inch (PPI) - that's more than the resolution of Apple's Retina display technology. Design - The phone…

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Ashley NorrisSamsung Galaxy S4 – the basics; release date, specs and more

All UK networks have confirmed Samsung Galaxy S4 now – except O2

Here's a very interesting little snippet. Every single UK mobile phone network has now confirmed they will be selling the Samsung Galaxy S4, apart from one - O2. The others all have registration pages - Vodafone was the last, they added their page today - as do the big dealers. But there is radio silence…

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Ashley NorrisAll UK networks have confirmed Samsung Galaxy S4 now – except O2

Samsung Galaxy S4 UK Networks (EE, O2, Vodafone, Three, Tesco) update

So which UK networks have the Samsiung Galaxy S4 coming then? Here is our list which will be updated over the next 24 hours. The phone will go on sale in the UK on April 26th. Networks Vodafone - Registration page is live here. O2 - Nothing on the website EE - Confirmation that the…

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Ashley NorrisSamsung Galaxy S4 UK Networks (EE, O2, Vodafone, Three, Tesco) update

Tesco Mobile promises no contract price increases – slates EE, O2 and Voda

If you have been stung by mid-contract price increases for your mobile you might want to read this. Tesco Mobile has gone on record as saying that it thinks the four other networks- all of which have introduced increases citing inflation and rising costs - are reneging on their agreements with customers. It has promised…

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Ashley NorrisTesco Mobile promises no contract price increases – slates EE, O2 and Voda

iPhone 3Gs owners – does the iPhone 4 mean it is time to upgrade?

There's a really interesting article over about the new iPhone over at The Guardian, nope not that one, which takes the views of a series of analysts about the new handset. There are some very significant points, but the one that stood out for me was this one from Ming-chi Kuo, analyst at Concord Securities…

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Ashley NorrisiPhone 3Gs owners – does the iPhone 4 mean it is time to upgrade?

The British networks that have confirmed iPhone 4S so far: Vodafone, Three, O2

Whether you're happy with Apple's iPhone 4S announcement or still a little disappointed the morning after, the important thing now is deciding whether it's worth upgrading to the new device and which networks will be offering it. According to Digital Spy, so far it seems all of the UK's major networks have hinted at providing…

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Becca CaddyThe British networks that have confirmed iPhone 4S so far: Vodafone, Three, O2

Is the new Apple iPhone 4S really a 4G mobile? And how quick will its data speeds be in the UK?

So the jury is out on the Apple iPhone 4S. Those who were expecting a radical redesign are obviously disappointed, but it is clear that this is a sensible evolution from what has (in spite of its antenna problems) been a very well received mobile. That eight mega pixel camera, HD 1080p video recording and…

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Ashley NorrisIs the new Apple iPhone 4S really a 4G mobile? And how quick will its data speeds be in the UK?

Three inspiring app ideas from Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2011

Vodafone announced the winners and runners up of its Mobile Clicks 2011 competition this month, which aims to reward three start-ups at the forefront of mobile innovation who have all developed pretty impressive applications. Although competitions like this take place all of the time, with the winning app being a great stepping stone for businesses…

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Becca CaddyThree inspiring app ideas from Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2011

Find a MiFi device that'll work for you

MiFi devices aren't new, in fact they've been around for a good few years now, but recently providers have been trialling better, faster and smaller devices that make on-the-go internet easier than ever. Basically a MiFi is a compact wireless router which lets you create your own WiFi hotspot by hooking you up to mobile…

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Becca CaddyFind a MiFi device that'll work for you

Review: The Emporia RL1 simple mobile phone

It's stylish in a scaled-back, retro sort of way, the Emporia RL1 mobile phone. You could sort of see it take off in certain hipster-clusters, but the core target market for this simplified mobile phone is those aged 50 or over. This is less a "bells and whistles" phone then, and more a "what it…

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