Tag: Mobile internet
London's mobile Internet four times slower than in New York
While we may now be just a few short weeks away from the launch of the UK's first 4G network, courtesy of EE, our poor 3G mobile internet services have again made us the laughing stock of the western world….
Hello future: Next generation 4G mobile network auctions kick off in UK
Exciting times are ahead: 4G is coming. We don't know what it means exactly, but we understand it's going to be mobile broadband on steroids and we wantsss it preciousssss. While the specifics of 4G, or LTE (long-term evolution),…
Yahoo expected to launch personalised mobile content platform to keep up with internet future
As the internet future is looking increasingly mobile, Yahoo is believed to be planning a new service to deliver personalised content to users' mobile phones. Speculation has the new may break as soon as the Mobile World Congress in…
Mobile Comapanies Fail To Meet Customers Service Needs Online
A study out today by OpTier, has found that Brits are falling even further behind the U.S when it comes to accessing rich media content on their phones. In fact only 21 per cent of Brits use their phone…
Nokia Booklet 3G notebook hits the shops
It's been knocking about in Germany since October, but the Nokia Booklet 3G has finally hit the shores of old Blighty. It Features an excellent 12 hour battery, a 720p display on a 10.1 inch screen and a Windows 7…
Britons prefer to be online than between the sheets
In news that is set to put a tear in the eye of romantics everywhere, it appears nearly two thirds of Brits would rather surf the web than spend passionate time with a loved one.
Virgin Mobile intros 30p-a-day mobile web tariff
Virgin Mobile has decided that its customers deserve cheaper access to the mobile Internet and has introduced a new tariff for moderate daily surfing.
The “Casual User” tariff, available to both contract and pre-pay customers, costs 30p per day and has a 25MB daily limit (we hope that it’s megabytes, though the press release implies megabits).
This, Virgin claims, is up to three times cheaper than most other networks. In an attempt to prove that, a lengthy and boring comparison chart has been published. I’m not going to mess about drawing you a table of figures, because you’re all more than capable of checking out the competition yourself. Suffice it to say, the deal seems pretty average. Heavy mobile Net users would probably be better off with a higher bandwidth or “unlimited with fair use” tariff, but for those just checking Facebook and a few sport and weather pages, it should suffice.
Nokia intros the 6260 slide for "high speed sharing"
Nokia has introduced its latest slider phone and is emphasising how it’s “made for high speed sharing”.
Obviously, all mobile phones are made for sharing – funnily enough they were invented as a way to talk to people, before someone came along and thought that sending 160 character strings of text was a much better way of communicating, and then someone else decided to squeeze the whole of the Internet onto mobile phones and unleash the
horrors wonders of Facebook and MySpace onto unsuspecting commuters.
Anyway, you get the idea. Nokia’s 6260 slide is fitted with the latest HSDPA and HSUPA technology, meaning it should be a breeze to both upload and download photos and videos to and from the plethora of web services it’s now obligatory to use on the move…
IMOVIO launch sub-sub-sub-sub-notebook – the iKit
In fact it’s more of a super-mobile than a sub-notebook. This tiny tiny device – the iKit – has a QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a webcam. It runs Linux, and apparently has apps built in for web browsing, email and IM.
Chrysler plans to make cars into wireless 'hotspots'
Car manufacturer Chrysler is unveiling a new system that will transform its vehicles from mere petrol-guzzling modes of transport into the internet hotspots of the road.