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The Galaxy S7 Edge may have just made me a Samsung convert

The Galaxy S7 Edge may have just made me a Samsung convert | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
Historically, I've had a begrudging respect for Samsung flagships. But all that has changed with the Galaxy S7 Edge. Here's how Samsung won me over.

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70 percent Nokia mobiles made in Chennai flout radiation norms: DoT > afaqs! news & features

Nokia said its handsets were already 100 per cent compliant with SAR value norms.,
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Is this something to worry about, with nearly as many cell phones as there are people in the world now?

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47pc of consumers keen on commercially funded mobile bills

47pc of consumers keen on commercially funded mobile bills | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
UK smartphone users also interested in Spotify-like service plans.
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Would you like this:-

 

"many customers are open to operators selling their aggregated, anonymous personal and usage data to third parties to help fund network upgrades" ?

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BlackBerry: tablets dead in five years - Telegraph

BlackBerry: tablets dead in five years - Telegraph | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
Large screens will replace tablets within five years, claims Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry’s chief executive, as he trumpets Z10 phone success (Blackberry CEO claims tablets will be dead technology in 5 years.
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Seems an odd comment from someone selling BlackBerry playbooks, used by people because Blackberry screens are too small?

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iPhone 5 totters at the top as Samsung thrusts up UK mobe chart • The Register

iPhone 5 totters at the top as Samsung thrusts up UK mobe chart • The Register | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
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Considering that Apple is still selling the iPhone 4S, is this surprising?

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Specifications, Features & Apps | All Infographics

Samsung Galaxy S4 Specifications, Features & Apps | All Infographics | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
Infographic on Samsung Galaxy S4 Specifications and features list with Best Apps for Galaxy S4 Mobile Gadget with Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 and Nexus

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Samsung Galaxy S4, available in the UK from http://www.1bill.co.uk 

 

Free Handsets.

 

300 minutes, unlimited texts, 250Mb data, £32.00/month

 

600 minutes, unlimited texts, 500Mb data, £34.50/month

 

200 minutes, unlimited texts, 1Gb data, £37/month

 

Unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 2Gb data, £42/month

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Mobile phone charges: 'Welcome to France'? But we're in Kent

Mobile phone charges: 'Welcome to France'? But we're in Kent | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
Residents and tourists at the foot of the white cliffs of Dover regularly get charged for using French network
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You always make sure your roaming is switched off....

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Mobile phone sales: Who are the toppers?

Mobile phone sales: Who are the toppers? | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
Mobile phone sales across the world fell to 1.75 billion units in 2012, a 1.7 per cent decline from 2011 sales, according to Gartner, Inc. | Mobile phone sales: Who are the toppers?
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Samsung are Rankd No.1 according to this.

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Vodafone Warns iPhone Users to Avoid OS Upgrades - Killing Battery Life

Vodafone Warns iPhone Users to Avoid OS Upgrades - Killing Battery Life | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
Owners of Apples iPhone 4s handset are being told to avoid upgrading the smartphone OS to the latest version, iOS 6.1 following widespread reports of battery problems caused by the new software.
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Dell goes private to find maneuvering room

Dell goes private to find maneuvering room | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
Escaping spotlight as public company in private equity buyout could help struggling PC maker to re-make itself
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A closer look at the Blackberry 10

A closer look at the Blackberry 10 | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
The chief executive of Research in Motion has told the BBC how he hopes the new operating system, Blackberry 10, will bring back smartphone users
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Samsung Galaxy Express launches, bringing 4G for less

Samsung Galaxy Express launches, bringing 4G for less | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
Samsung has announced a new handset ahead of the phone-fest that is MWC 2013, in the shape of the Samsung Galaxy Express.
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Samsung Galaxy Express

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Opinion: Microsoft’s Astonishing Windows 8 Boondoggle

Opinion: Microsoft’s Astonishing Windows 8 Boondoggle | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
Here's a serious problem for Microsoft: People just do not like Windows 8.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 video review roundup

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 video review roundup | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a hot arrival on the smartphone scene, and if you’re thinking of purchasing this phablet device then it can be a good idea to take in some reviews first.

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"It wins the features war"!

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Coming soon to a Utility Warehouse Distributor near you!

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Vodafone seals Kabel Deutschland bid

Vodafone seals Kabel Deutschland bid | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
Vodafone has agreed with the board of Kabel Deutschland to buy the German cable firm for 7.7bn euros (£6.6bn).
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This is after Liberty Global bought Virgin's cable earlier this year.

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Windows 8.1 Will Be a Free Update

Windows 8.1 Will Be a Free Update | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
Microsoft will release Windows 8.1 as a free update to Windows 8 later this year.
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Will we or won't we get the start button back?

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Using mobile broadband abroad - what does it cost to surf the internet on holiday? - Broadband Genie

Using mobile broadband abroad - what does it cost to surf the internet on holiday? - Broadband Genie | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
Stories of people getting hit with massive bills while using a smartphone or mobile broadband dongle on holiday are unfortunately common, but while foreign net access is still pricier than staying within ...
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Some good advice, but I'd add use Wi-Fi wherever it's available.

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O2 teams with BT to ease 4G data traffic demands

O2 teams with BT to ease 4G data traffic demands | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
Mobile operator signs 10-year deal with BT Wholesale to prep network for 4G rush.
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According to recent figures from comms regulator Ofcom, the demand for mobile  data is forecast to be 80 times higher by 2030 and will put  considerable pressure on the UK's mobile networks.

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Mobile phone hits 40th birthday

Mobile phone hits 40th birthday | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
Forty years ago today, the first cellular mobile phone call was made by Motorola engineer Martin Cooper
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It took another 15 years before I actually started using a proper handheld mobile phone like the Motorola pictured, around 1988, and they were the size of a housebrick. We were so cool....

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Will the Samsung Galaxy S4 eclipse the iPhone?

Will the Samsung Galaxy S4 eclipse the iPhone? | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
The Galaxy S4 will be unveiled in New York this week as the battle with Apple hots up again

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Looking forward to choosing beween the iphone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Blackberry Z10. What are your thoughts?

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Samsung, Apple extend lead in mobile phone race - Dallas Business Journal

Samsung, Apple extend lead in mobile phone race - Dallas Business Journal | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
The two-horse race in the worldwide market for mobile phones became even more so...
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Will the new Z10 make any in-roads on this lead?

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BlackBerry Z10 review | PC Pro

BlackBerry Z10 review | PC Pro | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
BlackBerry makes a bid for survival with its long-awaited smartphone, the Z10
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The TV advert was impressive...

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BlackBerry Z10

BlackBerry Z10 | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
BlackBerry's first BB10 smart phone is a decent device, with a brand-new interface and some great software features like BBM and built-in photo editing. App selection is lacking, however, with available applications often overpriced or hard to find.
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BlackBerry 10’s Debut Is a Critical Day for Research in Motion

BlackBerry 10’s Debut Is a Critical Day for Research in Motion | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
The long-awaited smartphone has been designed to retain, and bring back, the corporate users that once propelled the BlackBerry maker to success.
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Rumour or Real ?? Samsung Galaxy S 4 release date is March 4, 2013 at Pyeongchang, Korea - Samsung Galaxy S IV

Rumour or Real ?? Samsung Galaxy S 4 release date is March 4, 2013 at Pyeongchang, Korea - Samsung Galaxy S IV | Mobile Phone News from Bob Earnshaw | Scoop.it
Hey...the next series of Galaxy from Samsung has started to count its days to be out in the market.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 coming soon?

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