Monthly Archives: July 2012

  • Mobile operators confident of Olympic success

    Posted on July 27, 2012 by admin

    UK telecom firms are confident that communication networks will comfortably take the strain of Olympic use.   With many hundreds-of-thousands of spectators, workers, athletes and officials all using mobile devices around the Olympic infrastructure, the robustness of mobile networks will be tested like never before.   We are all being to..

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  • Sky’s Now TV service goes live

    Posted on July 20, 2012 by admin

    Sky’s long awaited 'Now TV' online service has launched.   The service allows non-Sky customers online access to Sky Movies.  As an online service it will be available on most internet-enabled devices, including laptops, smartphones and games consoles.   The pricing structure falls into two categories.  ‘Pay & Play’ allows users..

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  • Nokia Interim Report shows huge losses

    Posted on July 19, 2012 by admin

    Nokia still faces tough times as sales and turnover are down, but the company remains optimistic for the future. Nokia have posted a net loss of €1.41bn (£1.1bn) for the second quarter of this year, nearly 4 times bigger than the loss of €368m (£288m) loss posted for the same period in 2011.   The news comes as Nokia released their..

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  • Date set for new local BBC evening show

    Posted on July 19, 2012 by admin

    The BBC has announced a new all-local radio programme will be broadcast from January 7th 2013. The BBC are inviting applications from all independent production companies for the new show and an initial 12-month contract worth around £150,000, with presenters receiving a separate wage courtesy of the BBC.  The speech-led show will be b..

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  • Fujitsu launch 'easy-to-use' smartphone

    Posted on July 19, 2012 by admin

    Fujitsu is developing a smartphone for the elderly.  The ‘F-12D’ is part of Fujitsu’s Raku-Raku ('easy to use’) range of devices, which aims to simplify high tech gadgets for the older population. Whilst numerous developers have created basic devices that allow users to easily make calls, many have no extra features and cannot e..

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  • Smartphone for the blind

    Posted on July 19, 2012 by admin

    A blind couple from Peterborough have created a smartphone to aid everyday tasks.  Roger and Margaret Wilson-Hinds have launched ‘Georgie’, the first smartphone for the visually impaired. The voice-assisted touchscreen device can download apps designed to help  catch the bus, read printed text and finding specific locations. Voice-..

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  • O2 customers get compensation for network crash

    Posted on July 19, 2012 by admin

    O2 customers are being promised compensation following the network’s 24 hour disruption last week. As a gesture of ‘goodwill’ customers are set to receive either a 10 percent discount on their monthly bill or 10 percent extra free on a pre-pay top-up; an equivalent to three days free service. Pay monthly customers will have their J..

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  • Ofcom study shows text and email are more popular than talking

    Posted on July 18, 2012 by admin

    A recent study by Ofcom has revealed that Britons prefer text-based communications to talking on the phone or in person. Ofcom have released the results of a survey into the way we communicate with each other in the UK.  For the first time text-based communications – texting, emailing, and the use of social networks – have surpas..

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  • O2 Network partially restored after blackout

    Posted on July 12, 2012 by admin

    O2 suffers significant network issues resulting in a loss of service for millions of customers.   O2 have suffered a huge technical issue in one of its data centres, which has resulted in a loss of service for millions of customers.   After working relentlessly through the night, O2 engineers have managed to restore 2G services, enabli..

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  • LG to make its own mobile quad-core processor

    Posted on July 11, 2012 by admin

    LG is to release L9, its first mobile quad-core processor in September.  The processor is rumoured to feature in a new smartphone which will boast a True HD screen, as seen on the Optimus 4X HD, and a 10MP camera.  LG will be in direct competition with Samsung's Exynos processors, which feature in the new Galaxy S3 device.   

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