It appears that the success of mobile data has flourished since both the price of modem devices and the costs of using it have plummeted – quelle suprise.
3G network provider, Three, is reporting that there’s a seven fold increase in the amount of data that is being passed through their network since the introduction of the Skypephone.
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The latest version of Apple’s iPhone SDK appears to reveal that the handset could have 3G – something people have been crying out for since before the launch of the handset.
Continue reading iPhone 3G? SDK Shows It’s Possible
We can always rely on LG to knock out “what’s wrong with being sexy” images to promote their latest phones, and they certainly seem to have pushed out the boat with this one.
Continue reading LG Ice Cream Phone; Daft Name, Daft Pictures
Virgin Media are on track to become the first UK Internet company to start slapping down customers downloading music illegally, with the company announcing a pilot scheme with music industry body, the BPI.
Continue reading Virgin Media Targets Illegal Downloaders
London still rules the roost when it comes to Wi Fi connectivity, with usage soaring 156 per cent and hotspot Harrys spending an average of 72 minutes online per session, according to iPass’s ‘Wi-Fi Hotspot Index’ which reports on Wi-Fi use for the second half of 2007.
Continue reading London Number One For Wi-Fi
Mobile operator O2 have attracted the attention of uber-regulator Ofcom, with accusations that O2 haven’t adhered to their 3G rollout obligations.
The ruck between the two of them has come to light as part of the 3G licence obligations that the five operators of 3G licences entered into when they won the 150 round auction back in 2000.
Under those terms, the licence operators committed to providing 3G coverage for at least 80% of the UK population by the end of 2007. Ofcom say that O2 has only achieved 75.69 percent, equating to them missing 2.5 million people. The other four 3G holders have hit the requirement.
Continue reading Ofcom Threaten O2 Over 3G
We’re all aware of how many inducements there are around these days to get you to take up broadband, but here’s a new one to us.
Giant UK computer retailer, PC World, is offering a free laptop (or £350 towards one of their approved ten) to anyone who signs up through them for an 18-month 3G data contract with 3.
An example of a free laptop available under the scheme is an Advent 9912 (pictured), a Intel Celeron C530, 1GB RAM, 80GB drive laptop.
With the Mobile Broadband package you’ll get a USB-dongle modem with the ability to download at up to 2.8Mbps (YMMV).
The £35 mobile data service from 3 includes up to 3GB of downloads per month.
In a cunning move aimed at saving the two companies £2 billion over the next 10 years, T-Mobile and 3 UK have slapped backs and agreed to team up and share a national, HSPA-enabled 3G network in the UK.
Continue reading 3 UK And T-Mobile Agree To Share 3G Network
Jam-packed with the latest mobile innovations for the connected-exec-about-town is the new Glofiish X800 smartphone which is about to start shipping in key markets in about, ooh, two shakes of a lamb’s tale.
Sporting a two-tone silver and black design that can best be described as ‘industrial’ and ‘functional’, the X800 squeezes in an integrated GPS receiver, HSDPA radio and a large 2.8 inch 640×480 VGA touch screen display.
Continue reading E-TEN Glofiish X800 3.5G Windows Mobile Smartphone
Last Wednesday morning I went along to the first briefing with a company called Ubiquisys to see their product ZoneGate, a Femtocell. If you think you’ve heard of them, it’s could well be because of the investment that Google made in them recently.
Continue reading ZoneGate, Ubiquisys’ Femtocell: A Cellular Base-station In Your Home