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  • EE doubling 4G spectrum, promises headline speeds of 80Mbps plus
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    EE doubling 4G spectrum, promises headline speeds of 80Mbps plus

    By 9 April 2013

    EE has announced that it will be doubling the amount of 1800MHz spectrum it currently allocates to its 4G network, effectively doubling network speeds in the process. It will be increasing the amount of spectrum used for 4G from 10MHz to 20MHz, giving...

  • EE to launch 4G-enabled taxis in London and Birmingham
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    EE to launch 4G-enabled taxis in London and Birmingham

    By 2 April 2013

    Special 4G-enabled black taxis will begin cruising the streets of London and Birmingham from 2 April,  bringing speedy connections to commuters via in-cab Wi-Fi on EE's 4G network. You could use your mobile phone, but if speed is what you need, hopping...

  • Three CEO: 4G service rollout will wait until Q4, looking at rivals
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    Three CEO: 4G service rollout will wait until Q4, looking at rivals

    By 27 March 2013

    UK carrier Three will be waiting to rollout its 4G service to customers in Q4 2013, the company's CEO Dave Dyson revealed. Taking a relaxed approach, Dyson said his company would wait to see how O2 and Vodafone position themselves on the market before...

  • UK 4G winners announced, Vodafone goes big, government falls short on cash hopes
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    UK 4G winners announced, Vodafone goes big, government falls short on cash hopes

    By 20 February 2013

    Ofcom has announced the winners of its 4G auction in the UK, with Vodafone taking the biggest slice of the pie, but the government falling short of its expected cash haul for the spectrum. The government has raised £2.34 billion in auctioning off the...

  • Vodafone invests in 4G handset line-up, before spectrum auction completes
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    Vodafone invests in 4G handset line-up, before spectrum auction completes

    By 8 February 2013

    Vodafone has further bolstered its 4G-capable handset line up with the HTC One SV, adding to the already confirmed BlackBerry Z10, Galaxy S III and Sony Xperia Z. The problem is, the 4G spectrum auction isn't even in full swing yet. Vodafone is betting...

  • HTC One SV review
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    HTC One SV review

    By 6 February 2013

    The HTC One SV picks up on the One name, following 2012’s X, S and V in what was designed to be HTC’s simple line-up of Android handsets. Unlike the other One models, it doesn’t share the unibody design, and with the Desire line still rolling along,...

  • Three to offer 4G LTE at no additional cost to customers
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    Three to offer 4G LTE at no additional cost to customers

    By 4 February 2013

    Three has clarified its plans for 4G, by saying that it will incorporate LTE as a standard feature for its customers. That means that if you have a compatible device, you'll get access to the 4G network from Three on your existing SIM and on your existing...

  • Verizon releases Android 4.0 update for the HTC Thunderbolt
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    Verizon releases Android 4.0 update for the HTC Thunderbolt

    By 31 January 2013

    Verizon has announced the arrival of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the HTC Thunderbolt, the carrier's first LTE handset.  Announced all the way back in 2011, HTC Thunderbolt users felt left out of the mix without Ice Cream Sandwich for so long....

  • EE 4G now available in nine more UK towns and cities
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    EE 4G now available in nine more UK towns and cities

    By 31 January 2013

    EE has expanded its 4G network to cover nine more towns and cities, bringing the total number of UK locations covered to 27. Residents of Amersham, Bolton, Chelmsford, Hemel Hempstead, Southend-on-Sea, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield and Wolverhampton...

  • 4G on BlackBerry Z10 tested
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    4G on BlackBerry Z10 tested

    By 30 January 2013

    The BlackBerry Z10 is a 4G handset. At the moment it supports 4G on EE's network, but will be able to run on Vodafone's 4G once its service gets the go-ahead. With 4G on the BlackBerry Z10 it definitely feels quick. Slapping an EE micro SIM into our...

  • Apple officially announces 128GB iPad, will cost you £639
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    Apple officially announces 128GB iPad, will cost you £639

    By 29 January 2013

    As much-rumoured in the last week, Apple has now officially introduced a 128GB version of its fourth generation iPad - iPad with Retina display. Featuring the exact same specifications as the current model, but with double the storage capacity of the...

  • Virgin Media London Underground Wi-Fi to no longer be free for all from Tuesday
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    Virgin Media London Underground Wi-Fi to no longer be free for all from Tuesday

    By 25 January 2013

    Virgin Media will end its free-to-all London Underground Wi-Fi service next Tuesday (29 January). After then, you will need to either be a Virgin Media broadband or mobile, EE (T-Mobile and Orange), or Vodafone customer to continue to use it without charge....

  • UK 4G spectrum auction starts today, with online bidding... like eBay
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    UK 4G spectrum auction starts today, with online bidding... like eBay

    By 23 January 2013

    Independent UK communications regulator Ofcom has announced that bidding for the available 4G spectrum in the country has now started. Seven bidders, including Everything Everywhere (EE - which encompasses T-Mobile and Orange), Vodafone, Three, O2, BT,...

  • EE launches 20GB plan, promotional prices, new SIM only deals
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    EE launches 20GB plan, promotional prices, new SIM only deals

    By 22 January 2013

    EE has announced a range of updates to its tariffs, including a 20GB data plan, pitched at the "super user", along with a special discounted rate. The 20GB plan won't be for everyone, bit if you're a big consumer of data, using more than the current top...

  • HTC One SV pictures and hands-on
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    HTC One SV pictures and hands-on

    By 15 January 2013

    The HTC One SV has just landed on EE in the UK, bringing with it a more affordable way to get access to an HTC device with superfast data, as you can get this handset for free when you take out a contract. HTC's other handset on EE is the HTC One XL and...

  • Audi A3 gets faster in 2013: In-car 4G LTE wireless broadband unveiled
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    Audi A3 gets faster in 2013: In-car 4G LTE wireless broadband unveiled

    By 8 January 2013

    Audi is today revealing the 2013 Audi A3 incorporating 4G LTE wireless broadband at CES 2013 in Las Vegas.  The 4G LTE connection comes thanks to the second-gen Gobi multi-mode 3G/4G LTE chipset, powered by the Qualcomm MDM9215.  With theoretical data...

  • Biggest tech trends of 2012
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    Biggest tech trends of 2012

    By 28 December 2012

    We’ve reached that twilight zone between Christmas and new year. It’s not quite 2013 and we’re all sitting round the hospital bed waiting for 2012 to finally pop its clogs. As ever then, it’s time to take a look back at the life of the year that's...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #113 - 2012 review
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #113 - 2012 review

    By 28 December 2012

    It's been an eventful year in the world of technology. Companies and retailers have fallen by the wayside, while the big boys didn't quite have it all their own way, with the smartphone and tablet markets especially becoming less dependant on one or two...

  • Ofcom reveals new 4G spectrum bidders - O2, Vodafone, Three, EE and BT among the mix
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    Ofcom reveals new 4G spectrum bidders - O2, Vodafone, Three, EE and BT among the mix

    By 20 December 2012

    UK independent communications regulator Ofcom has announced which companies have qualified to bid in the auction for the extra spectrum earmarked for 4G data. The companies that will compete in "the largest ever sale of mobile airwaves in the UK" include,...

  • EE adds Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE to 4G line-up, reveals Brendan Dawes digital 4G art project
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    EE adds Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE to 4G line-up, reveals Brendan Dawes digital 4G art project

    By 14 December 2012

    UK network EE has been extremely busy of late. Not only has it launched the nation's first 4G mobile data service and announced the 17 new cities that will be 4G-enabled in 2013, but it has also added the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE to its compatible...

  • EE customers to get free Wi-Fi on London tubes from 2013, deal struck with Virgin Media?
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    EE customers to get free Wi-Fi on London tubes from 2013, deal struck with Virgin Media?

    By 21 November 2012

    EE has announced that it will be offering its customers free Wi-Fi on the London Underground system free of charge, starting early next year. Posting the news on its Twitter feed - but without elaboration - EE says: "Travel on the tube? From early 2013,...

  • EE 4G SIM-only price plans soon to hit high street stores
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    EE 4G SIM-only price plans soon to hit high street stores

    By 20 November 2012

    Many were disappointed with the high prices of EE's 4G tariffs on launch, but now there's an alternative. If you can get yourself a UK 4G compatible handset, you can opt for a SIM-only price plan and cut down your monthly costs greatly. Additionally,...

  • Three talks-up 'Ultrafast' network, LTE coming 2013
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    Three talks-up 'Ultrafast' network, LTE coming 2013

    By 15 November 2012

    Three has adopted the term "Ultrafast" to describe the DC-HSDPA network that it has been rolling out in the UK. Deployment was announced in February 2012. The company has also revealed that it will be rolling out LTE in 2013, but hasn't specified whether...

  • EE Fenton Remaster a remake in 1080p (video)
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    EE Fenton Remaster a remake in 1080p (video)

    By 13 November 2012

    To celebrate the launch of its 4G data service in the UK, EE has released a new version of the iconic viral hit Fenton. Posted online exactly a year after the first video hit the 'net - shot by teenager Jake Goodyear on his phone - the new Fenton: 4GEE...

  • Ofcom UK 4G auction date set, services expected early summer 2013
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    Ofcom UK 4G auction date set, services expected early summer 2013

    By 12 November 2012

    Ofcom has announced further details around the auction of 4G services in the UK, following the successful launch of the 4G EE service at the end of October. Interested parties - Vodafone and O2 mainly - will have until 11 December to submit their proposals...