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How to go online shopping in the real world

Holly Brockwell Tablets, Tech Leave a Comment

There’s been plenty of debate about whether on-or-offline retail offers the ‘best’ way to get your shopping done. But there’s a third option most people don’t think about – shopping online while you’re in stores, to get the best of both worlds. I took the Vodafone Smart Tab 4G to Oxford Street to try it…

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Vodafone Smart 4 review – A competent starter smartphone let down by its camera

Holly Brockwell Tech

With thanks to Vodafone for the handset. The Vodafone Smart 4 is one of the lower-end phones in the Smart 4 range, one step above the entry-level Smart 4 Mini. As with the EE Kestrel and most network-branded phones, it’s actually made by a Chinese manufacturer that isn’t widely known here: Yulong. The name might…

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

Holly Brockwell Tech

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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Vodafone UK launches 4G handsets: the Smart 4 Turbo and Smart 4 Power

Becca Caddy Tech

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

Ashley Norris Tech

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

Ashley Norris Tech

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

Ashley Norris Tech

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

Ashley Norris Tech

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

Ashley Norris Tech

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

Ashley Norris Tech

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

Becca Caddy Tech

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

Ashley Norris Tech

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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