The HTC First may never arrive in the UK.
Following the poor sales of the HTC First in the US, the launch of the handset here in the UK has been put on hold.
Rumours have been circulating lately that US network AT&T clashed the price of the Facebook phone and have apparently abandoned it after only one month of sales. This had led to whispers that the poorly performing handset won’t be arriving in the UK.
It has been reported in several publications that EE, the UK’s first 4G network and exclusive seller of the HTC First over here in the UK, have put the project on hold.
Pre-orders of the handset in the UK have also been cancelled after Facebook issued a set of guidelines on
The cheap and cheerful Samsung Galaxy Young will go on sale this weekend.
Samsung’s latest addition to their ever-growing Galaxy range is launching in the UK this weekend.
The Samsung Galaxy Young is a 3.3 inch budget handset for those who are watching their wallets, and will be a step up from the Galaxy Y which was launched last year.
The Young’s 3.3 inch display will have a 480 x 320 pixel resolution, which increases the density to 176 pixels per inch. Although that’s nowhere near the standards of even the old iPhone 4, it’s pleasant enough for the low price tag.
Other specifications include a 1GHz processor which is predicted to be single core with 768MB of RAM. It
Vodafone are waiting till the launch of the iPhone 5S before opening their 4G network.
EE gave themselves a huge head start in the world of super-fast 4G speeds in the UK, as they have exclusively owned the airwaves for almost a year now, whilst other networks trail behind.
After an Ofcom auction, O2, Vodafone and Three all bought sections of the 4G network, but we have yet to see their launch. And today it is rumoured that Vodafone are delaying their UK 4G plans until the iPhone 5S is launched.
This story, reported in The Telegraph, states that Vodafone will only open their 4G network in August or September in order to fully capitalise on the success of the next iPhone. Vodafone had originally
Another oversized handset has landed in the UK, this time in the form of the new Huawei Ascend Mate.
Huawei’s latest handset, the Ascend Mate, has arrived in the UK today and has brought with it a huge 6.1 inch screen.
Online phone retailer Expansys have opened pre-orders for the giant handset, with a price tag of £335. Although this may sound like a lot, it’s an excellent bargain when you compare it to other similar handsets.
The Ascend Mate is significantly cheaper than Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 and even the Samsung Galaxy Mega, which will launch in July and cost £460.
Specifications of the Ascend Mate include a 1.5 GHz quad core processor powering the huge screen
We should see the Samsung Galaxy Mega arrive next month.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega will apparently go on sale in June according to online retailer Clove, who will be selling the oversize Android device for £460 SIM free.
We originally heard that the 6.3 inch Mega would be launching sometime this month, but Samsung have yet to make an announcement, so Clove’s release date is the only indication available.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega really lives up to its name with a huge 6.3 inch touchscreen powered by a 1.7GHz dual core processor. It will also have complete support for the 4G/LTE network for super-fast Internet browsing. This means that Vodafone and O2 should be stocking the handset
A completely new operating system and handset will be launching later this year.
The new Jolla phone will be the first handset to run on the open source operating system Sailfish.
This mysterious little handset will cost just £340 SIM free and will be launching later this year.
The name Jolla (pronounced as yo-la rather than ‘joller’) has been made by a Finnish company of the same name, and has apparently been in the works for quite some time.
The Jolla will come with a 4.5 inch screen powered by a dual core processor. It will come with 16GB of built in memory that can be expanded with a micro SD card, an 8 megapixel rear facing camera, 4G/LTE capabilities and a replaceable