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Huawei celebrates UK win with Everything Everywhere

Chinese kit supplier Huawei has scored a win with EE, signing a deal to upgrade the operator's 2G infrastructure and hoping to be in prime position when it comes to 4G too. Over the next four years, Huawei will replace the entire 2G network that Everything Everywhere inherited from the merger of T-Mobile and Orange. The shiny …
Bill Ray, 9 May 2011
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When dinosaurs mate: AT&T and Deutsche Telekom

Soon there may be only once place to go for Americans who want to use their phone abroad: the monopoly GSM supplier will be AT&T Wireless. This is not just any old monopoly, though. It has a special place in American infamy. People who think they understand the United States, but only visit and have never lived there, are …
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Mar 2011
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South African wireless traffic lights pillaged by SIM-card thieves

The Johannesburg Road Agency is in talks with suppliers to try and stop thieves targeting its shiny new traffic lights for the SIM cards they contain. The Agency has been forking out thousands of rand on phone calls the thieves subsequently make using the snaffled SIMs. Thulani Makhubela, spokesman for the JRA, said: “The JRA …
John Oates, 6 Jan 2011
TomTom GO 550 Live

TomTom Go 550 Live

Review With turn-by-turn navigation rapidly becoming the favoured give-away on smartphones, it's reasonable to ask what the future holds for the dedicated in-car satnav makers. Arguably, there will always be a market for cheap entry level satnav units, because not everyone has a smartphone. At the top end of the market, larger screens …
Alun Taylor, 23 Feb 2010
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Remaining UK plods to get mobile-data gadgets

The government has announced further funding for police mobile data devices, intended to equip those forces which received no funding in the initial push announced last year. The idea is that having access to the police network while in the field will let officers return to stations less often, spend less time trying to find …
Lewis Page, 6 Jan 2009

Satnav head-to-head: Navman S100 vs TomTom Go 540 Live

Review Want more than simple A-to-B navigation? We put two top-end models from TomTom and Navman - respectively, the Go 540 Live and the S100 - head to head to see how they match up. Navman and TomTom Line them up: Navman S100 and TomTom Go 540 Live Going by looks alone, the TomTom wins hands-down. With smooth, curved edges and a …
Will Stapley, 18 Dec 2008

Datawind PocketSurfer 2R internet palmtop

Review Datawind's PocketSurfer 2R is all about delivering the internet on the move, for next to nowt. And that's all. It's not a phone. It's not a fashion statement. The 2R costs £199 and, if you're careful, there's nothing else to pay to go online for the first 12 months. Go online to check your email, surf the web, get Google to …
Tony Smith, 11 Dec 2008

Web palmtop offers life-time no-limits mobile surfing for £60

Datawind has upgraded its PocketSurfer web browsing palmtop with a new airtime package that offers unlimited internet access for life, all for a mere £60. That's on top of the £199 you'll pay for the PocketSurfer 2R itself, which uses cheap GPRS cellular access and server-side site cacheing and data compression to give you …
Tony Smith, 9 Oct 2008

Driver-updated satnavs to beat traffic jams

The next time you’re stuck in traffic with no idea what the hold-up is, a driver way out in-front could be the one to let you know. That’s if a driver-fed satnav information service makes it out of the starting grid. The Congestion Avoidance Dynamic Routing Engine (Cadre) will allow drivers to upload traffic information in …

The talking timepiece

In days gone by, a cutting-edge watch was one that could change TV channels or that had a built-in calculator. But now the world’s first quad-band Windows Mobile watch-phone has been unveiled. The watch operates over 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 bands. Although the watch is barely bigger than a SIM card itself, one slides into the …
James Sherwood, 16 Apr 2008
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Is wireless security just a pipe dream?

Reader Poll The security of Wi-Fi hotspots, cellular data connections and other mechanisms for connecting remotely is something that is becoming relevant to more and more organisations. While the advocates and scare mongers put their extreme points of view, what is actually happening on the front line? So, we turn to you, our beloved …
Dale Vile, 12 Sep 2007

Official: BlackBerry gets Wi-Fi, VoIP

The rumours were true. Research In Motion (RIM) has officially confirmed its development of the BlackBerry 8820, the first handset in its history to feature built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. It also supports Micro SDHC memory cards. RIM BlackBerry 8820 RIM's 8820: the first BlackBerry with Wi-Fi Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) …
James Sherwood, 18 Jul 2007

Asus announces 'super 3G' add-in card

Asus wants to connect ExpressCard-equipped laptops to 3G networks, and to that end this week launched the T500, an add-in card with cellular connectivity capable of downloading data at up to 3.6Mbps. Asus T500 3G HSDPA ExpressCard Asus' T500: high speed downloads in black... The download speed is network dependent, of …
Tony Smith, 17 Jul 2007

Nokia unveils 'emerging market' handset septet

Nokia is all candybars and clamshells today after it launched seven handsets for developing-world markets - some designed to make it easy for them to be shared by families. Nokia 1208 Nokia 1208 The dual-band GSM Nokia 1200 and 1208, for example, each have five phonebooks on board. Both handsets have a 96 x 68 display - a …
Tony Smith, 3 May 2007
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Aussie outfit to ship wristphone next month

sms technology australia's m300 wrist-phone Many, many wristphones have been announced, but few if any have come to market. According to Aussie company SMS Technology, that will change next month when it ships the M300, a tri-band GSM/GPRS wristwatch phone, in its native land. The phone sports a 1in colour display, …
Tony Smith, 16 Feb 2007

Nokia turns on N series TV phone

3GSM Nokia has introduced its latest digital telly friendly mobile phone: N series member the N77. Ready for viewing, it's equipped with a 2.4in, 320 x 240 display capable of rendering 16m colours. There's a pair of stereo speakers too. nokia n77 - key features The N77 uses the DVB-H digital TV standard - a handset-friendly …
Tony Smith, 13 Feb 2007
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RIM releases Pearl-esque BlackBerry 8800

3GSM rim blackberry 8800 - front Research in Motion has unveiled the eagerly anticipated BlackBerry 8800 - the first of the company's full QWERTY keyboard devices to sport a trackball-centric design based on its Pearl handset. Among the new features: integrated GPS and MicroSD memory expansion. RIM BlackBerry 8800 Key Features …
Tony Smith, 12 Feb 2007

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