It's worth pointing out that this offer is only available to new customers only, but if you're interested in switching over to Virgin Media this offer is definitely worth investigating. The Big Daddy package includes 152Mb broadband, 260+Channels, Sky Movies, Sky Sports, Talk Unlimited Extra phone tariff, and a free Samsung Galaxy 4 Tablet. The package costs £79.99 a month for the first 12 months, and then costs £101.50 after that. By getting this package through Quidco, you'll be able to get £250 cashback, which considering you'll be paying £959.88 for the first year is a mighty fine saving. For more details on how the cashback works by heading over to the Quidco website, but bear in mind that this offer will expire at the end of the day.
In what (we hope) could be the first step in improving internet speeds up and down the country, Sky and TalkTalk have announced they will be launching their new U.F.O broadband service later this year. Standing for "Ultra Fibre Optic", the new service will allegedly be "one hundred times faster than standard broadband" with speeds of 1GB (although we thing the operative words of "up to" are missing there.) The scheme will initially be tested out in York later this year, and interested residents can sign up to be one of the first to use it by heading over to the Ultra Fibre Optic website.
Microsoft are set to release Cortana for Android and iPhones as well as a Phone Companion app on Windows 10
Included the up coming release of Windows 10 will be the new 'Phone Companion' application. The idea behind this is to bring your mobile devices and PC together in a way we have not yet seen, making it easier to manage your phones content with little fuss or messing around.
The benefits of having all of your devices synced together via the Phone Companion application means that will be able to share documents, music playlists, photos as and Office documents across all of your devices by using just one app. One of the things i loved about Windows Phone was the way everything worked seamlessly from PC to mobile phone. Having the same experience on Android and iPhone handsets would certainly be a good thing, right?
Microsoft have also announced that their AI assistant Cortana will be built in to WIndows 10 at launch and will also be coming to both the iPhone and Android operating systems! Cortana on these mobile devices will effectively be slimmed down versions, meaning that voice commands, toggling settings and opening your applications will not be possible at launch. It is currently unclear if there will ever be plans to implement these features, although there are technical implications that would certainly make a fully featured Cortana difficult to integrate into other devices. If you already own a Windows Phone you will already be good to go upon the release of Windows 10.
The Cortana companion application will be heading for Android phones at the end of June 2015, while iPhone users will have to wait until the end of the year.
Earlier today Sony lifted the lid on its flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3+. Known as the Z4 in Japan, the initially familiar-looking handset hides some decent specs and a few key differences from its predecessor. The Z3+ will be powered by the Snapdragon 10 processor and 3GB RAM, its battery has been downgraded to 2,900mAh as a compromise for its thinner 6.9mm thickness. Sony has reportedly stated that despite this change the phone will still deliver "up to two-day battery life." The upcoming phone will also feature a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display, 20.7-megapixel main camera with an improved 2-megapixel front camera.
The biggest change comes from the new placement of its mini-USB port, which is now on the bottom of the phone and no longer hidden behind a cap. This also means that the Z3's IP65/68 dust and waterproofing certifications won't apply to the Z3+. Whether this will be enough to see off competition from Samsung, Apple, and LG remains to be seen, but we won't have to wait long to find out as expect to see the Z3+ launch in June.
We've been teased about it for the last few weeks, but earlier this morning Samsung finally unveiled its Avengers: Age Of Ultron branded Galaxy S6 Edge. The limited edition handset sports the red and gold colours of Iron Man, and features 64GB of storage, a 16-megapixel camera, a 5.1–inch super AMOLED screen, 4K video recording and 4G speeds. There is some bad news though - it is only being sold in South Korea. It will also be making an appearance in China and Hong Kong next month, so if you really want to get one to show off your Marvel fandom you'll most likely have to deal with some hefty import fees. You can see the phone in all its glory by watching the unboxing video by clicking here.
While this deal doesn't beat the deal from Virgin Media (which is still available) the inclusion of a £20 voucher might be of interest to those who regularly shop with Tesco. It's also worth pointing out that it will be locked to Tesco Mobile, but those of you who would rather use a different network can always get an unlock code on eBay from as little as £2.
As for the phone, the re-released Moto G 2nd Gen. comes with 4G LTE, removing one of the biggest drawbacks from its otherwise well-received predecessor. The 8GB memory is a shame, but you can boost that by up to 32GB with a micro-SD card. Thanks to steve252 @ HUKD!
Not so long back Samsung tweeted a teaser regarding the already rumoured Galaxy S6 Iron Man Edition handset.
Samsung have yet again released another tantalising image of the highly anticipated Iron Man handset. This time we can clearly see an Iron Man insignia on the back of the phone, whereas before we simply got a look at the packaging. So far there is no information indicating which countries will be seeing the device, or indeed any new features the Iron Man edition may ship with. The latest image was first seen appearing on Samsung's Korean Facebook page with the text "Coming Next Week" This was on the 22nd of May 2015, so hopefully we we will hear more in the coming days! We have our eyes peeled and will update as we find out any further information.
If you're looking to increase the storage capacity of your device, the 32GB Samsung Evo SDHC may just be what you need. Read speeds top out at around 48MB/s and writes at around 19MB/s. While it may not be the fastest card available right now, The Evo Micro SD certainly has solid and reliable performance. Samsung have designed their MicroSD cards to endure extreme temperatures, magnetism , X-ray machines and even a 24 hour stints submerged in water. Fantastic value for cameras, tablets and mobile phones at just £8.99 delivered.
If you're wanting to expand even further, the 64GB version is £17.99 from the same retailer Here
Spotify announced a few pretty cool additions to it's popular service this week, introducing video playback and podcast support, behavioural recommendations and a new host of tools for runners.
Over at Rakuten, Expansys have some great bargains on Nexus 7 2012 cases! You really can't go wrong for under 50p! They come in either dark grey, pink or blue and are made from lightweight and durable polymer, so should protect your tablet nicely without making it overly bulky. Delivery is included in the price on a 4-6 day service.
Pre-order the LG G4 Leather on O2 with 3GB of data, unlimited minutes and texts for £31pm via Mobiles.co.uk
To get this deal, you will need scroll down the page to find the correct plan, Don't forget to enter the code BANKHOL during the checkout stage, which removes the £20 handset price!
The specifications on the G4 leather backed handset are very impressive and have scored it some very good reviews so far . As LG's latest flagship device, the G4 sits up there with the HTC M9 and Samsung S6. Definitely worth considering! Specifications can be found Here
Asda are having a sale in selected stores on the Google Nexus 7 2013 tab. It may be worth phoning your local to save you a trip!
The Nexus 7 tablet (2013) has a full HD IPS panel, which gives us 323 pixels per inch on the 7.02" screen. The 2013 model is capable of capturing full HD video footage at 30fps, which is a nice upgrade from the previous model. The 2013 revision of the Nexus 7 carries some well deserved upgrades over the older device, although it's battery life does seem to be lacking. The extra 1GB ram (totalling 2GB), 1.5GHz quad core cpu and the increased resolution will obviously play a part in all of that. Strangely the 2013 model was given a smaller battery, while adding more demanding components. Either way, the tablet as a whole is very well received and is a bargain at these prices.
Thanks to eacesar over at @HUKD who spotted this in the London Roehampton store!
The Desire 510 has been up and down in price over the last month or two, although has now hit the £70 mark. It's not an upgrade offer and there is no need to purchase a top up voucher in order to get the offer price! Okay 480 x 854 isn't the best resolution, although the handset does represent pretty good value for money in other areas.
- OS - Android 4.4 KitKat
- 4G Enabled
- Screen size 4.7" 480 x 854 - 208ppi.
- Camera - 5 mega-pixel
- Micro SD slot
- CPU - Quad-core 1.2 GHz
Thanks samnai @HUKD for the tip
As long as you don't mind being locked to Sainsbury's Mobile - which is an MVNO over the Vodafone network - this offer for the Alcatel Pixi 3 for just £20 is a great deal for those who want a secondary 4G smartphone. What makes this such an interesting device is how users can choose between which OS they want to use, with Android, WinPhone, and FireFox all compatible. Thanks to normal @ HUKD!
The HP UK Store is currently running a Bank Holiday sale, and you can save an extra 15% on selected items by using the voucher code SPRING15 at the checkout. Here's a full list of the items the code will work with:
- Save 15% on all HP Pavilion and ENVY Desktop PCs
- Save 15% on all HP x2 2-in-1 Laptops
- Save 15% on all HP Android Tablets
- Save 15% on HP Chromebooks and Chromebox
- Save 15% on all HP Accessories from the home range
- Save 15% on HP Streambooks
Thanks to millarcat @ HUKD!
If you're looking for a cheap Android tablet, you probably won't do much better than this offer. This eBay listing will save you around £30 over the next cheapest deal elsewhere. Admittedly, the Medion LifeTab has its flaws, with its screen lacking consistent responsiveness and having a lacklustre build quality, but the HD display is commendable and the battery life is excellent. There's even a microSD port as well, meaning you can boost your storage space up to 64GB. Thanks to BuzzDuraband @ HUKD!
While we had already figured it was on the cards, it appears Apple have spoiled their own surprise by mistakenly confirming the existence of the iPhone 6c. It's all due to an image on the Apple Store listing for the iPhone Lightning Dock, which includes a picture of an iPhone for demonstrative purposes. However, while the device in question appears to have the same colourful plastic case of the iPhone 5c, it also includes the TouchID fingerprint reader as well - something that was never included in the 5c range when it was released back in 2013.
With Apple's continued push of its Apple Pay features it makes sense that the TouchID functionality would be made a universal feature of all iPhone products, but the unintended publication of the image will no doubt have spoiled the party for the folks in Cupertino (or, at the very least, has got someone in trouble.) We expect we will get official confirmation of both the iPhone 6c and the 6s this September when Apple do their next big press conference.
[Via The Guardian]
Vodafone have dropped the Xperia Z3 to just £300 for the bank holiday weekend! Which is currently over £70 cheaper than anywhere else. The spec list isn't to be sniffed at either, with a 5.2" screen, 20.7 mega-pixel camera, 3GB of RAM and quad core CPU running at 2.5GHz! The handset is of course well known for it's waterproof properties which along with the Z3 spec sheet, makes for a meaty bit of kit. Sony have faced criticism in the past over fairly regular handset releases with minimal changes under the hood. A fantastic upgrade especially if you have been waiting a while for a good deal to come around!
Check out the spec list Here
Thanks chriskrt @HUKD!
The price for the ZTE Blade S6 seems to be dropping to the £170 mark every now and then, and it's Amazon's turn to do so this time, making this deal a notable one for Prime members. The Blade S6 isn't exactly a looker, with critics panning its lacklustre casing, but it more than makes up for it some great performance under the hood, powered by Android's Lollipop OS. It also features dual-sim functionality, which is ideal for those of you with a second sim card. Thanks to underscore77 @ HUKD!
The EE Power Bar initiative has been doing well since it began last month, with EE customers able to swap their used portable charging units for full ones at their nearest store for a one-time fee of 35p. With EE being the technology partner for this year's Glastonbury festival - as well as providing a 4G network for the site - they have announced that they will be bringing the Power Bar scheme along as well, expecting over 200,000 swaps to take place.
Considering how the Power Bars were originally trialled at last year's festival, it's a smart move by EE to bring it back for another year to help ease the queues to traditional charging stations. That said, the scheme will still only be available on the cheap to EE customers, as other network users will have to pay £20 for the privilege.
Now, while that isn't too bad a price for an endless exchange of Power Bars, the Mobot top tip for the day would be to get hold of an EE sim card for cheap. Here's a couple of sim-only deal suggestions to get your own Power Bars for just 35p: