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EE launches limited edition 4G price plans - budget £31 contract and 20GB 'super-user' plans

EE launches limited edition 4G price plans - budget £31 contract and 20GB 'super-user' plans

Alex Dobie 22

When EE (Everything Everywhere) first launched its 4G LTE service in the UK, two common complaints focused on the price of its subsidized smartphone contracts and the 8GB ceiling for data allowances. Today it seems the carrier's ready to test the water with some more adventurous price plans, as for a limited time it'll offer a budget-centric £31 per month, 24-month deal, along with a...

Samsung rumored to be launching enormous smartphone with ridiculous name in Europe

Samsung rumored to be launching enormous smartphone with ridiculous name in Europe

Richard Devine 32

Leak season continues, and we're back with Samsung this time around. Sammobile, a usually reliable source of all things Samsung, claims to have received word of a 5.8 inch smartphone from the Korean OEM destined for Europe. The reported name is, ready for this? The Samsung Galaxy Fonblet.  The device is said to be loosely based around the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 PMP that was launched...

LG Optimus G sells 1 million units, reportedly heading to Europe and China in Q1

LG Optimus G sells 1 million units, reportedly heading to Europe and China in Q1

Richard Devine 6

Reports out of Korea today cite a milestone figure for LG Optimus G sales, and information on the device's arrival finally in Europe. Since the launch of the Optimus G in the latter part of 2012, LG says they have sold more than 1 million of the phones. While this pales in comparison to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3, not to mention the iPhone, considering the limited availability...

Android 4.1.2 update reportedly rolling out to unbranded Australian Samsung Galaxy S3

Android 4.1.2 update reportedly rolling out to unbranded Australian Samsung Galaxy S3

Richard Devine 7

Owners of an unbranded Samsung Galaxy S3 in Australia have cause for celebration -- the Android 4.1.2 update is reportedly rolling out to those devices right now. The guys at Ausdroid received the initial tip from one of their readers, and it seems the update is available to download via KIES. There's no word on an OTA variant pushing out just yet.  Besides the 'Premium Suite' goodies...

EE to close 78 retail stores before the end of April, affecting locations with multiple stores

EE to close 78 retail stores before the end of April, affecting locations with multiple stores

Richard Devine 5

It's been a busy few months for the UK's first -- and only -- LTE carrier, EE. Swiftly following the launch of their LTE network, the company made up of the merged Orange UK and T-Mobile carriers embarked upon a complete rebranding of their retail operation. In many locations this meant going from having an Orange store, and a T-Mobile store, to having 2 EE branded stores. However, this...

Official Nexus 4 wireless charging orb appears at Norwegian retailer, Feb. release slated

Official Nexus 4 wireless charging orb appears at Norwegian retailer, Feb. release slated

Alex Dobie 33

With the announcement of any official Nexus accessory comes the certainty of months of speculation as to if, when and where it'll eventually be released. So was the case with the Nexus 4's official Qi-based wireless charging station, first shown on launch day back in November, and increasingly elusive since that time. Today the official orb-shaped charger has shown up for pre-order on...