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Mobile Providers and Ofcom to Put UK Behind Delivering 5G

Mobile network EE, now owned by BT ee-logo-1600x900mobile, is planning to take legal action against Ofcom over it’s choice to restrict the amount of airwaves each mobile operator can own.

Currently companies are stopped from owning more than 37% of usable spectrum by 2020.

Mobile network provider Three has already announced action against Ofcom.

What does that mean for us?

The UK has seen legal disputes over spectrum sales in the past which saw the delay in the delivery of 4G for years.

Ofcom have signalled that the delay of 5G to the UK would be delayed due to the current threat of legal action by mobile networks.  There response to the FT was,

“Consumers are using more mobile data every year. Any delays in releasing new airwaves risk harming people and businesses.”

It’s obvious that Ofcom will be happy to sit on this despite the impact to UK innovation and technological advances including affecting the population.

Squabbles like this should not be allowed to hold us back for the amount of time it has done in the past, wouldn’t you agree?

For now all we can do is sit and wait.



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The UK to get the Galaxy Nexus in white!

samsung galaxy nexus white - Ongoing IssuesAll of you who have been waiting for the Galaxy Nexus to be available in white in the UK, the wait is over.  Handtec have  said that there will be two new models.  Black 32GB and White 16GB.

They are said to be due on February 6th and have Android 4.0.  Prices for  the white should be around £497 unlocked and and the Black should costs £600 unlocked.

Is this good news for you?



Have O2 has just seemingly confirmed an early September reveal of the iPhone 5

Cult Of Mac have reported that O2 may have confirmed the release of the iPhone in early Setpember:

“The following is to advise that we are removing the old iPhone unitary between the 22nd August and the 12th September. This is a 3 week programme which will see all iPhone unitary swapped out for new iPhone unitary, and will of course prepare us for the launch of the new smart phone. At the same time we are installing an International Favourites bay to stores that can accommodate the unit, as well as replacing the existing magazine stand with a new freestanding stand.”

Check out their full story here:

http://www.cultofmac.com/uk-carrier-expects-the-iphone-5-to-be-announced-on-tuesday-september-13th-report/109032http://www.cultofmac.com/uk-carrier-expects-the-iphone-5-to-be-announced-on-tuesday-september-13th-report/109032

Nexus S release date 22nd December UK

The release date for the Nexus S in the UK will be on the 22nd December.  Carphone Warehouse will be holding the official launch with a limited number of devices.  The price slash is yet to be confirmed.

Samsung Nexus S price slashed in UK

samsung nexus s smartphone side view - Ongoing Issues graphicCarphone Warehouse have cut £120 off of the Samsung Nexus S, the unlocked device is now available for £429.99.

Samsung release Galaxy Tab in the UK November 1

Samsung Mobile will release the Galaxy Tab in the UK on November 1st. Stockests will be Carphone Warehouse, Dixons Store Group and T-Mobile.  There has been no price announcement as yet, but it has been confirmed it will be available on a number of price plans.  The 7″ slate comes with Android 2.2, 1GHz CPU and has both back- and front-facing camera.  It weighs 0.84lbs and supports Adobe Flash Player 10.1.

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Samsung Galaxy tablet 16GB UK price

The Samsung Galaxy 16GB tablet in the UK will be priced at £679.  Ouch.

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