Author: Andrew Boxall

O2 confirmed as UK Palm Carrier

We were told last week that today, 7th July, would be the day we would find out everything we wanted to know about the Palm Pre in the UK.  It turns out this statement was half true, as a Palm announcement has indeed been made, but it has told us almost nothing in terms of concrete information! What we do know is that O2 will be the network who will exclusively carry the Pre in the UK, a fact long rumoured, and that we will be able to buy the phone ‘in time for the holidays’, which  means before Christmas […]

Two Exciting Sony Ericsson Mobiles Spotted!

Sony Ericsson didn’t join in with the unveiling of super-exciting mobiles during June and have so far resisted the urge in July, however if they are planning something special, we really hope it has to do with either one of these leaked designs uncovered by Danish heroes Mobil! The first phone is codenamed Kiki and is unlike anything we’ve seen before from any manufacturer, let alone the usually conservative Sony Ericsson!  At first glance, Kiki seems to have just four buttons, but we wonder if touch sensitive keys appear on the slats below, giving it the usual four row alphanumeric […]

Top Ten Mobile Phone News Stories of the Week – 3rd July

As anticipation grows ahead of Palm and Toshiba’s announcements, let’s take a look back at what else made the news during this last week. 1. LG Target Number Two Spot. Currently sitting third behind Nokia and Samsung in the world mobile market share stakes, LG has big plans for the future in order for them to leap frog arch-rivals Samsung and claim the number two spot. We can expect more Black Label phones, the name given to their sleek fashion phones such as the Chocolate, the Shine and the Arena, plus a Prada III. 2. Everyone Loves T-Mobile! First it […]

Palm Gear Up for UK Pre Announcement

The Pre has been out in the USA for nearly a month, during which time Palm have remained tight-lipped about the release of a GSM version for the UK and Europe.  Well, gadget fans rejoice, as next week Palm have confirmed they will be telling us everything we want to know about the UK Pre! Tuesday the 7th July is being touted as the day we will discover when we can buy one, how much it will cost and which network has won the exclusivity.   Earlier in the year, both Vodafone and O2 had been suggested as the network set […]

Toshiba TG01 Launch Event on July 9th

After a fantastic June, July just got a lot more interesting!  According to Pocket-Lint, Toshiba will be holding a launch event on the 9th July, where they will be finally giving all the UK release details of the new TG01 smartphone!  This month has seen the phone launch in Japan and Germany, so it’s fair to say the UK launch will be close to, if not on the day of, this event. The Toshiba TG01 was officially announced back in February and stands out due to its use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1Ghz processor and massive 4.1″ 480×800 screen.  The […]

Nokia Phones Shoot Noisettes Music Video

Who said the Nokia N95 was dead?  Certainly not us!  To prove there’s life in the old phone yet, the N95 has been used to shoot the music video to accompany indie rock band the Noisettes upcoming single ‘Saturday Night’.  Just to clarify, that’s the Noisettes, not a Whigfield comeback. Nokia invited 70 fans to the video shoot and equipped them with 5800 XpressMusic’s, which they then used to record crowd-based footage, leaving the job of filming the band to the N95′s.  This was achieved by using 64 phones, all installed on a multi-armed machine nicknamed ‘the transformer’ and judging […]

Vodafone Consider T-Mobile Buy

T-Mobile owners Deutsche Telekom’s talk of being keen to unload the UK carrier was overheard at the beginning of May, along with 3 as the prospective buyer, however today they have been replaced by Vodafone as the most likely suitor.  T-Mobile currently has a 15% market share, giving a potential T-Mobile/Vodafone mega-carrier a huge 40% share of the UK market. For this reason, there is a chance competition regulators may decide to block the bid, although one less mobile operator in the UK would possibly be a popular move by fellow networks.  According to the Financial Times, there are operators […]