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Samsung Galaxy S4 Up For Pre-Order At Three UK

Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S4. Sadly, the Korean manufacturer will start shipping this device from April-end in Europe and Asia. I’m sure almost everyone is eagerly waiting to get their hands-on this device. However, Three subscribers in the UK can finally pre-order the much-awaited Galaxy S4 and begin the countdown. As expected, Three UK’s variant will come with the 1.9 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor instead of the 1.6 GHz Exynos 5 octa-core processor.

Tom Malleschitz, Marketing Director at Three said,
“Following the phenomenal success of the Samsung Galaxy S III we’re very excited to bring the Samsung Galaxy S4 to Three. With so many great features, the Galaxy S4 is a sure fire crowd pleaser. We have every confidence that customers will be able to enjoy great speeds and get the ultimate mobile internet experience without a hefty price tag.”

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Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 5 inch Super-AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 1.9 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz Nature UX, 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chats and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE Connectivity, Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory, full HTML web browser, DLNA, HDMI out, Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR, 2 GB RAM, Wi-Fi Direct and a 2600 mAh Lithium-ion battery.

Three UK subscribers can pre-order the Galaxy S4 right now. However, the wireless carrier will ship this device from April 26. This handset will be available for free with a two year service agreement. You will need to subscribe to the £35 per month Ultimate Internet 500 plan or £37 per month The One Plan. What are you waiting for? Just head over to this page and pre-order the powerful Galaxy S4.

Sony Xperia Z Goes On Sale In The UK

Sony Xperia Z is the company’s flagship device. This stunning handset was announced last month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 in Las Vegas. Apart from its powerful specs, the Xperia Z is also a water and dust resistant smartphone with a durable glass display.

The Sony Xperia Z was expected to launch on March 1, 2013 in the UK. However, the device went on sale one day earlier at major retailers and wireless carriers. You can get the carrier locked Xperia Z on contract from Three, O2 and Orange. On the other hand, the unlocked Xperia Z can be purchased from Phones 4U, Expansys, Clove and Unlocked Mobiles. The complete specs of this handset is posted below.

Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three, said,
“We’re extremely pleased to offer the Xperia Z coupled with our highly competitive price plans and no surprise out of bundle data charges. This premium smartphone brings you the ultimate internet experience all on our Ultrafast network”.

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Sony Xperia Z features a 5 inch full HD TFT Reality display, sporting a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System, 13 megapixel Fast Capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile, HDR video, Superior Auto and Noise Reduction, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB RAM, Google Play Store, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA Certified, HDMI support, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality and a 2330 mAh battery.

Phones 4U is selling this handset for £489.95 while other retailers are selling this device for around £520. If you are not willing to pay that much upfront, you can easily get the Xperia Z from Three UK for £34 a month with an upfront cost of £69 on the Ultimate Internet 500 plan. It is also available for £36 a month with an upfront cost of £69 on The One Plan.

Sony Xperia Z Up For Pre-Order In The UK

Earlier this week, Sony unveiled the much-awaited Xperia Z smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 in Las Vegas. This handset managed to grab the eyeballs of almost everyone at the event, thanks to its brilliant design and powerful specs. Sony Xperia Z is a water and dust resistant smartphone with a durable glass display.

Sony has already announced that the device will be launched during the Q1 of 2013. Sadly, the price of this device was not revealed at the event. Now, we have good news for the folks living in the UK. Clove, a popular online retailer has not only started taking the pre-orders of this device, but also revealed the exact price of this device. If you are still unaware of the complete features, then check out the specs posted below.

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Sony Xperia Z features a 5 inch full HD TFT Reality display, sporting a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB RAM, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA Certified and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 13 megapixel Fast Capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile, HDR video, Superior Auto and Noise Reduction, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, USB 2.0, GPS with A-GPS, HDMI support, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality and a 2330 mAh battery.

Clove has not mentioned the exact release date, however the retailer is expected to ship the device starting from March 1, 2013. This handset comes with a price-tag of £528 (approx. $850) in the UK (including VAT). To pre-order this device right now, just head over to this page.

Samsung Galaxy Note II Launched In Korea; Coming To UK On Oct 1

Last month, Samsung finally unveiled the company’s second phone/tablet (phablet) hybrid device, the Galaxy Note II at IFA 2012 event in Berlin. It is the successor of the highly popular Galaxy Note smartphone and the manufacturer’s first device to ship with the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System.

Today, Samsung officially launched the Galaxy Note II in its home country, South Korea. This device will be available across all three major carriers – SKT, LG U+ and KT in Marble White and Titanium grey colors. Samsung has also announced the availability of this device in the UK. I’m sure most of you might be eagerly waiting to get your hands on this powerful device. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

Simon Stanford, Vice President, Samsung UK and Ireland said:
“With the Galaxy Note II, we’re not only expanding the category, we’re also evolving the technology to the point where it genuinely feels as though you’re using a traditional pen and paper. What’s more, it’s a device that everyone can use – whether that’s a fashion designer drawing a new design, or young professionals using the multiscreen and pop-up features to edit a document, send an email and browse the web – all at the same time.”

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Samsung Galaxy Note II comes with a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz UI, 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 64 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, S-Pen, S Note, S Planner, Samsung Hub, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, DLNA, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC and a 3100mAh battery.

Samsung will offer the Galaxy Note II across 260 carriers in 128 countries, including all major US and European carriers. This handset will go on sale from October 1 in the UK. Galaxy Note II will be available in UK across all major carriers including CPW and Phones4u in Marble White and Titanium Grey colors. Samsung will also officially launch this device tomorrow in India.

Samsung Launches The Limited Edition Team GB Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III is the successor of the highly popular Galaxy S II smartphone. Samsung has managed to sell more than 10 million units of this device within two months of its official launch. Samsung is the worldwide Olympic partner in the wireless communications equipment category, while Galaxy s III is the official phone of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

We have a good news for the folks who were planning to buy this device in the UK. Samsung recently launched a limited edition Team GB Galaxy S III for the customers to show their support for Team GB. The limited edition Galaxy S III models feature the Team GB lion on a marble white background and the union flag on a pebble blue background. It will also come with the original cover, allowing customers to convert their phone back to its original design.

Simon Stanford, Vice President, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division said:
“As a Worldwide Olympic Partner, we at Samsung want everyone to get behind Team GB and offer them support during the Olympic Games. We are delighted to be able to offer Carphone Warehouse customers the chance to own this exclusive London 2012 Samsung Galaxy SIII handset, combining the chance to support Team GB with owning a piece of cutting-edge Samsung technology.”

There are no chnages in the specs of this device. It comes with the usual 4.8 inch Super-AMOLED HD display, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, TouchWiz 4.0 user interface, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 16 GB internal memory, DLNA, HDMI out, Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR, up to 590 hrs of stand-by time, up to 11 hrs 40 mins of talk-time and a 2100 mAh Lithium-ion battery.

The limited edition Team GB Galaxy S III will be exclusively available at Carphone Warehouse stores starting from August 1. You can get this device for free with a 2 years service agreement and a £28 per month plan from major carriers including Vodafone, Orange, O2, T-Mobile, Talk Mobile and Three.

Virgin Mobile Launches The Android Powered ZTE Kis In The UK

ZTE Corporation recently launched the entry-level ZTE Kis smartphone. This handset will be exclusively available for the Virgin mobile subscribers in the UK. The ZTE Kis runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. It is the manufacturer’s second smartphone for Virgin Mobile customers after the Windows Phone powered ZTE Tania. As usual, you can access more than 600,000 amazing games and useful apps from the Google Play Store.

Wu Sa, Director of Mobile Device Operations at ZTE UK, said:
“The launch of the ZTE Kis is a further demonstration of our commitment to building the ZTE brand in Europe and the UK across a number of price points and operating systems, which will continue with new devices throughout the remainder of 2012 and in 2013. It is also an example of our commitment to providing our customers with quality devices at affordable prices under the vibrant ZTE brand proposition.”

Zte Kis features a 3.5 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels resolution, 800 Mhz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera with 2x digital zoom, 3.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, GPS, WAP 2.0, 512MB ROM, 256MB RAM, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB MicroSD card bundled and a 1600 mAh battery.

ZTE Kis comes with a price-tag of just £49.99 on Pay As You Go (PAYG). Virgin Mobile also offers 1 GB of free data per month for 12 months. This handset will compete with the recently launched Motorola Motosmart in the UK.

Nokia 808 PureView Coming To The UK On June 30

Nokia 808 PureView needs no introduction! Even though it runs on the outdated Symbian Operating System, this handset has gained a lot of attention, thanks to its amazing camera. The Nokia 808 PureView was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. This handset is the successor of the highly popular Nokia N8 smartphone. The Nokia PureView 808 sports a high-resolution 41 megapixel sensor with Carl Zeiss optics.

The Nokia 808 PureView is the first smartphone to feature Nokia’s award-winning PureView technology. This handset has received multiple awards, including Best Mobile Device at the MWC 2012 as well as the Best Imaging Innovation award from the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). Nokia has already launched this device in most of the European and Asian markets. The compnay has also announced the unlocked version of this device for the US market. However, the folks living in the UK were left behind.

The Nokia 808 PureView was already available for pre-order at Amazon UK from the last few months, but the exact release date was not announced. Now, Nokia customers in the UK can finally get the much-awaited Nokia 808 PureView before the end of this month. If you are still unaware of the complete features, then check out the specs below.

Nokia PureView features a 4 inch ClearBlack display, sporting a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels, 1.3 GHz processor, Symbian Belle OS, 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA Connectivity, 3.5 mm headset jack, Dolby Digital Plus, up to 540 hrs of stand-by time, up to 6 hrs 50 mins of talk time and a 1400 mAh battery.

The Nokia 808 PureView will go on sale in the UK from June 30. This handset is available only in Black and White colors. It comes with a price-tag of £499 (approx. $780). To get this device, head over to this page at Amazon UK.

Orange Launches The Intel Medfield Powered San Diego Smartphone

Orange finally launched the much-awaited San Diego smartphone. It is the world’s second smartphone, which runs on the Intel Medfield processor. This handset was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. It was earlier known as the Santa Clara smartphone. San Diego will be exclusively available for the Orange subscribers in the UK. This handset will ship with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, it will get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in the coming months.

Paul Jevons, Director of Products and Devices, Orange UK, said:
“We’re proud to be working with such an exciting partner as Intel, and offering our customers the first Orange Intel powered smartphone on the market. The San Diego is a great addition to our own-branded device portfolio, and is testament to our heritage in offering consumers great value innovation.”

Mike Bell, Intel Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Mobile and Communications Group, said:
“We congratulate Orange on the launch of their ‘San Diego’ smartphone with Intel inside. Orange is truly a progressive operator who has its finger on the pulse on its customer base. The new Intel-based smartphone exemplifies Orange’s focus on delivering a well executed product to its users, from the quality and feel of industrial design to the overall software and applications experience.”

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The Orange San Diego features a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 600 x 1024 pixel, 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2460 processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), Bluetooth 2.1, A-GPS support, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, HDMI, Micro USB and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 8 megapixel rear facing camera, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 16 GB internal memory, NFC (Near Field Communication), Google Play Store and 14 days of stand-by time. This handset measures 123 x 63 x 9.99mm and weighs 117 g.

Orange San Diego will be available for £199.99 on Orange Pay As You Go. Orange subscribers will also get 250 MB of free mobile data per month for 12 months. This handset will go on sale from 6th June at Orange shops, Orange telesales and Orange online store.

Samsung Galaxy S III Goes On Sale At Three UK

Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled the much-awaited smartphone of this year, the Samsung Galaxy S III. It is the successor of the Samsung Galaxy S II, which is the largest selling Android smartphone till date. This handset will ship with the Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandiwch) OS out of the box. Yesterday, Samsung Galaxy S III already went on sale in more than 28 countries. Now, Three subscribers in the UK can finally get their hands on this amazing smartphone. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs of this powerful smartphone below.

Nigel Field, Director of Devices at Three, said:
“From top specs, top design and intuitive features, the Samsung GALAXY S III is an incredibly well thought out smartphone and really does have it all and along with our highly competitive One Plan, we’re confident that customers using the Samsung GALAXY S III on Three will have the best experience.”

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Samsung Galaxy S III features a 4.8 inch Super-AMOLED HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 2, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, TouchWiz 4.0 user interface, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Swype, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory, 50 GB of free cloud storage from Dropbox, 3G Mobile Hotspot capability, Wi-Fi Direct, Samsung Kies Air, Google Play Store, full HTML web browser, DLNA, HDMI out, Samsung Media Hub, Samsung Social Hub, Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR, up to 590 hrs of stand-by time, up to 11 hrs 40 mins of talk-time and a 2100 mAh Lithium-ion battery.

Three UK subscribers can finally purchase the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S III for free with a 2 year service agreement and £34 monthly plan. You can easily get this device from Three stores as well as from its official website. Samsung Galaxy S III is available in both marble white and pebble blue colors. To get this handset, head over to this page at Three UK.

Nokia Lumia 610 Now Available In The UK For £165

Earlier this year, Nokia unveiled the entry-level Nokia Lumia 610. It is the company’s fourth smartphone in its popular Lumia family. The Nokia Lumia 610 is specially targeted at the younger audience. This handset runs on Windows Phone 7.5 Tango Operating System. The Nokia Lumia 610 was expected to launch during the first week of June in the UK. However, the device is already available for purchase at UK’s popular online retailers such as Unlocked Mobiles and Clove.

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Nokia Lumia 610 features a 3.7 inch LCD display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels resolution, 800 Mhz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor, Windows Phone 7.5 Tango OS, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 256 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, XBOX Live Hub, Microsoft Office, SkyDrive, A-GPS, Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport, Nokia Music, up to 720 hrs of stand-by time, up to 9.5 hrs of talk-time and a 1300 mAh battery.

The Nokia Lumia 610 comes with the Microsoft Office apps which allows the students to use the Word mobile, PowerPoint mobile, Excel mobile to manage documents and OneNote mobile to capture notes, ideas, pictures and voice memos. You can easily get this handset in black, cyan, magenta and white colors. The Nokia Lumia 610 is currently available for purchase at Unlocked Mobiles and Cloves for £165 (approx. $260) and £180 (approx. $280) respectively. To get this handset, head over to Unlocked Mobiles or Clove.