EDGE archive

  • A quick guide to EDGE
    Phones

    A quick guide to EDGE

    By 8 December 2008

    What is it? Standing for the mouthful that is Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution, it's a way for operators to almost cheat and get nearly 3G speeds to your phone. This is all without your mobile needing to be of 3G in nature or even on a network of...

  • Version 7 of Destinator GPS for PDAs announced
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    Version 7 of Destinator GPS for PDAs announced

    By 15 November 2007

    Destinator Technologies has announced the launch of Destinator 7, the latest version of its mobile navigation software for PDAs. Designed especially for PDA users, Destinator 7 claims to deliver new levels of performance with faster, easier routing, an...

  • Online sales in the UK hit £4 billion for the first time in July
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    Online sales in the UK hit £4 billion for the first time in July

    By 20 August 2007

    Online sales figures for the UK have gone past £4 billion in one month for the first time ever. According to the latest figures from IMRG, an industry body for etailing, this July's figures hit £4.2 billion, up a super-sized 80% from £2.34 billion...

  • National Express to offer free Wi-Fi on London to Scotland trains
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    National Express to offer free Wi-Fi on London to Scotland trains

    By 16 August 2007

    The National Express Group has recently won the franchise to operate the London-to-Scotland east coast mainline rail route. Why should you care? Because free Wi-Fi on the trains is part of the deal. Although ticket prices will rise above inflation during...

  • Carphone Warehouse buys Mobiles.co.uk
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    Carphone Warehouse buys Mobiles.co.uk

    By 16 August 2007

    The Carphone Warehouse has acquired Mobiles.co.uk for an undisclosed amount. The mobile phone website which was established 11 years ago has beaten Carphone in various awards it seems to be a case of if you can't beat 'em, buy 'em. As the first mobile...

  • Half a billion wiped off Nokia's value following battery scare
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    Half a billion wiped off Nokia's value following battery scare

    By 15 August 2007

    Following yesterday's news of a battery recall affecting 46 million mobile phone batteries from Nokia, the company has taken a hit on the stock market. Over a half a billion pounds (or more, accurately £557m) was wiped off Nokia's stock market value...

  • Microsoft buys aQuantive for its biggest ever $6 billion purchase
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    Microsoft buys aQuantive for its biggest ever $6 billion purchase

    By 14 August 2007

    Microsoft has purchased aQuantive in its biggest and most expensive acquisition to date. The $6 billion buy gets Microsoft a major presence in the online digital advertising market. aQuantive has three divisions, Avenue A | Razorfish, Atlas Solutions...

  • Fujitsu Siemens dumps handhelds, blames smartphones
    Phones

    Fujitsu Siemens dumps handhelds, blames smartphones

    By 13 August 2007

    Fujitsu Siemens is to "exit" the handheld and handheld navigation business by the end of the year. Citing a dwindling market, the manufacturer will fulfill current running projects and customer demands. In a statement issued today the company said: "The...

  • Coming soon "YouTube killer" wins $100 million in funding
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    Coming soon "YouTube killer" wins $100 million in funding

    By 10 August 2007

    The new video website venture from News Corp and NBC, said to be a potential "YouTube killer" has landed some impressive funding. The not-yet-named site (but we bet they've got some major marketing minds brainstorming right now) known only as project...

  • Special "Bourne" franchise film comp offers with MOTO Z8 on O2
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    Special "Bourne" franchise film comp offers with MOTO Z8 on O2

    By 23 July 2007

    The MOTO Z8 loaded with the Bourne Identity, has begun to ship today with O2. Motorola, Universal and O2 have teamed together so that consumers choosing the MOTO Z8, and signing up to any O2 tariff, will win one of the following: 1. One of ten pairs of...

  • Samsung to launch SGH-730i i-mode slider in Europe
    Phones

    Samsung to launch SGH-730i i-mode slider in Europe

    By 18 July 2007

    A day after reports come in suggesting that O2 is to scrap the mobile internet i-mode service due to, among other things, lack of decent handsets, it is reported that Samsung is to launch the i-mode compatible SGH-730i in Europe. The SGH-730i is a capable...

  • O2 stopping i-mode mobile internet service?
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    O2 stopping i-mode mobile internet service?

    By 17 July 2007

    The Guardian is reporting that O2 is going to be "dumping" its i-mode internet services in the UK. The paper cites low take-up and lack of decent handsets as the reason behind the decision. i-mode saw an expensive launch 2 years ago but has only managed...

  • O2 gets iPhone rumours resurface with talk of £178 million investment
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    O2 gets iPhone rumours resurface with talk of £178 million investment

    By 16 July 2007

    The rumours suggesting that O2 will be the operator to get Apple's iPhone in the UK have made a come-back. The original reports were denied by O2 and given the "no-comment" treatment by Apple. Intelligence from Thomson Financial, citing a Spanish newspaper...

  • O2 spokesperson issues UK iPhone deal denial
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    O2 spokesperson issues UK iPhone deal denial

    By 5 July 2007

    Following our previous story that claimed O2 were imminently going to be announcing an Apple deal giving them exclusive rights to the iPhone in the UK, an O2 spokeperson has said the following: "This is pure speculation and we are not expecting to announce...

  • O2 beats all rivals to bag the UK iPhone deal
    Phones

    O2 beats all rivals to bag the UK iPhone deal

    By 4 July 2007

    In a move that no-one saw coming with the talk of Vodafone and T-Mobile's frenzied attempts to clinch the iPhone deal for Europe, The Times is reporting that O2 has beaten its rivals to win the exclusive rights to offer Apple’s iPhone in the UK. Grabbing...

  • O2 launches simplicity tariffs - a new breed of mobile contract
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    O2 launches simplicity tariffs - a new breed of mobile contract

    By 3 July 2007

    O2 has launched "simplicity", a new range of pay monthly tariffs that provide competitive calling rates and can be ended on 30 day's notice at any time. The new Simplicity tariffs bridge the gap between long-term contracts and Pay As You Go. This new...

  • 02 unveils the innovative 3G "02 Cocoon" mobile phone
    Phones

    02 unveils the innovative 3G "02 Cocoon" mobile phone

    By 14 June 2007

    02 has granted us a sneak preview of their forthcoming music phone - the 02 Cocoon. Not due to be launched until August, free on certain monthly tariffs or £299 on pay as you go, some pictures and spec have been revealed to us today. The 02 Cocoon is...

  • Mio shows new A702 PDA-Phone at Computex
    Phones

    Mio shows new A702 PDA-Phone at Computex

    By 7 June 2007

    Mio have shown off a new PDA phone at Computex – the A702. It looks rather promising with reports of a 3.2 megapixel camera complete with flash, built-in GPS with NavSteadi, it runs Windows Mobile 6 Pro, has a microSD card slot and a scroll wheel. It...

  • Acer announces Ferrari PDA
    Phones

    Acer announces Ferrari PDA

    By 5 June 2007

    Acer has announced at Computex that it is to produce a Ferrari-themed PDA. The Ferrari PDA is a sporty black with racing red trim, reports say it will run Windows Mobile software. Apparently it's officially called the Ferrari Racing Personal Navigator,...

  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U USB Modem
    Phones

    Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U USB Modem

    By 5 June 2007

    O2 and Sierra Wireless today announced the availability of the Sierra Wireless USB Modem on the O2 network in the UK. Designed for mobile professionals on the move, the Wireless USB modem from O2 provides an always-on internet connection through the USB...

  • 02 Wireless Festival goes high-tech
    Audio

    02 Wireless Festival goes high-tech

    By 4 June 2007

    This year's O2 Wireless Festival is going high-tech with the use of Near Field Communication that will give Oyster card swipe functionality to mobile phones, making it possible for people to wave their handsets to pay for purchases, download content or...

  • eBay acquires StumbleUpon search engine
    Online

    eBay acquires StumbleUpon search engine

    By 31 May 2007

    eBay has announced that it has acquired StumbleUpon, a San Fran-based software start-up. StumbleUpon, a company eBay paid $75 million for, is a search-engine-with-a-difference, as a web browsing recommendation site that provides peer generated search...

  • 02 offers exclusive mobile "Pirates of the Caribbean" content
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    02 offers exclusive mobile "Pirates of the Caribbean" content

    By 16 May 2007

    For the second year running O2 has partnered with Samsung to bring O2 customers exclusive access to content from one of the year’s most anticipated movies, Walt Disney Pictures’ "Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End". Before this third installment...

  • Cameras

    RFID tags will be used to stop exam cheats

    By 11 May 2007

    Examination board Edexcel have turned to technological measures to try and avoid cases of cheating on GCSE and A-Level examination papers this summer. A significant proportion of exam papers that leave Edexcel will be RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)...

  • Heart-stopping news for iPod lovers
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    Heart-stopping news for iPod lovers

    By 11 May 2007

    On a busy news day for Apple, following last night's annual meeting and record stock prices, a story to come out of America claims that iPods can cause interference with pacemakers. A study by a Jay Thaker, an over-achieving 17-year-old high school student...