Where’s that Dell Streak 2.1 update? It’s here! [Final Update]

by Ben Smith 1st September 2010

We blogged the exclusive news direct (and official) from O2 that they were releasing Android 2.1 for the Dell Streak today and jolly pleased we were too. We’re giving one away (thanks to O2) too. So, it’s early evening time in the UK and we’re impatient so we got back on the phone to them […]

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Dell Streak goes Android 2.1

by Ben Smith 30th August 2010
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The Streak – Dell’s first Android device for the UK – offered exclusively by O2 – has suffered from a noticeably ageing OS since it launched running Android 1.6 in June.  However, new and existing owners will be able to upgrade to (the much improved) version 2.1 from the 1st September (Wednesday). Update: It’s now […]

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Vodafone VIP

by James Whatley 25th August 2010
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A few months ago Vodafone announced the launch of its new ‘Vodafone VIP’ service. I’ll admit, I snorted rather cynically when I read about it on the website (and via the subsequent spammy press release), but earlier this month I was able to experience it first hand.

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More gaff than giff: The consumer-run network falters

by Dan Lane 24th August 2010
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If O2 was a comedy club (and sometimes I’m not entirely convinced it isn’t) then giffgaff would certainly be the equivalent of Open Mike night… Or Amateur Hour. When giffgaff launched their service last November I said “Watch this space to see giffgaff become a tremendous success… or a horrific disaster” and unfortunately 9 months […]

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Sneak Preview: New Pixelpipe for Symbian [Update: Now with download link]

by James Whatley 23rd August 2010

Pixelpipe – the multi-platform media/file sharing app – has a new version on the horizon and Brett Butterfield, CEO and Founder, pinged me last night with some exciting news… Not only a special preview version of the app to use on my Nokia C6, but also a 7min HD video of how the app will […]

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Introducing the Vodafone Mobile WiFi R201 (next to the Three MiFi E585)

by Ben Smith 18th August 2010
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Vodafone’s Mobile WiFi R201 is fresh out of the blocks. However its most important test will be how it shapes up against Three’s popular 2nd generation MiFi. Now we have our hands on both, side-by side, we’ve lined them up for a detailed comparison ahead of some real-world testing. Here’s the short version: They’re practically […]

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Vodafone Mobile WiFi in the house. Any questions?

by Ben Smith 17th August 2010

Hot on the heals of yesterday’s announcement we have an actual Vodafone Mobile WiFi device (an R201 to its friends) device in from Vodafone to test.

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Vodafone UK launch ‘Mobile WiFi’ in UK but don’t call it ‘MiFi’

by Ben Smith 16th August 2010

Today Vodafone UK have announced their ‘Mobile WiFi’ product. It’s a roughly credit-card sized (and a centimetre thick) gizmo that shares a mobile broadband connection between up to 5 devices over WiFi. Sound familiar? Yes, it’s a MiFi. Except Vodafone can’t call it that because – in the UK at least – Three have the […]

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