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The Galaxy Note was a surprising addition to Samsung's smartphone stable when announced last year, it seemed a bold step to release a handset which blurred the boundary between mobile phone and tablet, and nobody expected it to do as well as it has. But the Note has performed extremely well for Samsung and may be one of the reasons why they've given the Galaxy S3 a sizeable 4.8-inch screen....
by on 14 June 2012
For this year's Broadband Genie Road Trip we took along a selection of the latest smartphones, in addition to a handful of dongles. That included the Nokia Lumia 800, and it was a surprise hit even among the iPhone faithful. Partly it was the novelty of seeing Windows Phone rather than another Android or iOS device, but the beautiful hardware and slick UI garnered a great deal of attention. ...
by on 07 June 2012
Poor old Sony. They seem - as the saying goes - too big to fail but with a massive £3.6 billion loss the electronics giant is having a bad time of it. New CEO Kaz Hirai is no doubt putting boot to buttocks in an effort to improve its fortunes but it can't be great fun to be there right now, particularly if you're among the 10,000 employees to be laid off. One of the big changes it...
by on 25 May 2012
Poor old RIM has been in the wars the last couple of years as it has battled to stay afloat in the increasingly competitive smartphone arena. It tried to take its BlackBerry range from king of the corporate smartphone market into the consumer realm, but while it was failing to do so against an increasingly dominant Android platform it forgot to watch its back as Apple stole in...
by on 17 May 2012
We got hold of a One X for testing as part of this year’s Broadband Genie Road Trip and as a huge fan of the original HTC Desire I was looking forward to spending some time with HTC’s latest and greatest. My Desire is over two years old now and starting to show its age, and with my contract up I am in the market for a new model. The One X was near the top of my list of potential contenders,...
by on 14 May 2012