Better UK mobile coverage: ETA 2017

Better UK mobile coverage: ETA 2017

Lewis Curdie  12 hours ago

We’re racing along on 4G in the UK now, maybe even super-fast 4G if you’re on EE, and already we’re starting to look ahead to the next generation, predictably referred to as 5G.

But spare a thought for those areas in the UK with patchy mobile signal, or even – worse still – no signal at all. The good news is: a massive £5bn investment will see many of those areas addressed within two-and-a-bit years.

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Quantum Legacy HD Turbo, iOS, free @ App Store

Quantum Legacy HD Turbo, iOS, free @ App Store

Lewis Curdie  13 hours ago

Get this Quantum Legacy HD Turbo deal @ App Store

What the heck’s Quantum Legacy HD Turbo? I’m not entirely sure, to be perfectly honest, but considering it used to be £9.99, it’s definitely worth a punt at the new price of £free. The App Store description promises "ON-RAILS action with JAW-DROPPING GRAPHICS". Sounds good to me!

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Daily mobile, tablet and app deals roundup

Daily (adjective): done, produced, or occurring every day or every weekday. Example: Mobot's Daily mobile, tablet and app deals roundup. Just saying.

These intros are getting weirder by the day, but essentially we're looking at the best UK and US deals for mobiles, tablets and accessories (including price drops and voucher codes), and the hottest app discounts and freebies for iOS and Android.

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Apple Pay’s UK launch date seemingly edges closer

Despite a little conflict of interest with the Merchant Consumer Exchange (including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, CVS and Rite Aid), Apple Pay seems to be doing alright over in the US.

There’s still no official word on Apple Pay’s UK launch date, but a recent job advertisement suggests it’s very much on the horizon.

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Motorola Moto G second-gen, from £114.95 delivered with MasterCard voucher code @ Amazon

Motorola Moto G second-gen, from £114.95 delivered with MasterCard voucher code @ Amazon

Lewis Curdie  16 hours ago

Get this Motorola Moto G second-gen deal @ Amazon

The second-gen Motorola Moto G has come down a further £10 to £119.95. Better still, if you’re paying by MasterCard, you can use code PRICELES5 to save a further £5, so that’s £114.95 for a brand new SIM free Motorola Moto G 2, sold and dispatched by Amazon. Lovely!

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The 30 best smartphone/mobile games of 2014 (Updated! 1-15)

From memory, I feared I might struggle to come up with a decent shortlist for our obligatory Best smartphone games of 2014 countdown, but - having trawled through the Mobo-archives - it’s quite the opposite: there are too many!

As such, over the next few weeks, I’ll be bringing you not 5, not 10, not 15 (I'm sure you can see where I'm going with this), but the 30 best smartphone/mobile games of 2014.

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80 Days: 2014 Smartphone Game of the Year arrives on Google Play

80 Days: 2014 Smartphone Game of the Year arrives on Google Play

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

The obligatory Top X smartphone games of the year countdowns are in (including our own Best 30 smartphone games of 2014), and there’s one game that’s pretty much guaranteed to be at – or at least near – the top.

I speak of Inkle’s 80 Days. It’s bloody brilliant, and it’s finally available for you Androidians at Google Play, for the entirely reasonable price of £3.00.

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Samsung Evo 64GB class 10 microSD card, £20.86 delivered @ Amazon

Samsung Evo 64GB class 10 microSD card, £20.86 delivered @ Amazon

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Get this Samsung Evo microSD deal @ Amazon

He’s back! The Samsung Evo 64GB class 10 microSD card is available once again from Amazon - dispatched and sold by Amazon - for £20.86. With the RRP being £55.49, that’s a delicious 62% off.

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Daily mobile, tablet and app deals roundup

I wonder how long I can keep coming up with original introductions for what’s essentially the same thing everyday. A real test of my skills as a writer. I give it 48 hours…

What am I rambling on about? Only the fourth instalment of Daily mobile, tablet and app deals roundup, with mobile discounts galore for our readers in the UK and US.

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OnePlus One, no invite required, 16GB and 64GB in stock, from £229 @ OnePlus

OnePlus One, no invite required, 16GB and 64GB in stock, from £229 @ OnePlus

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Get this OnePlus One deal @ OnePlus

OnePlus has gotten its act together again, offering both models of the One with no need for an invite. More specifically, that’s £229 for the 16GB Silk White, or £269 for the 64GB Sandstone Black. Get them while they're hot!

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Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra specs: 13in display, Snapdragon 810, 6GB RAM, 12,100mAh battery

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra specs: 13in display, Snapdragon 810, 6GB RAM, 12,100mAh battery

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

Samsung recently broke through the 12in tablet barrier with the Galaxy Note and Tab Pro 12.2, and Apple is tipped to follow suit next year with a massive-screened iPad Pro.

Not to be outdone, we’re hearing that Sony is prepping a gigantic Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra, and if these leaked specs are to be believed, it’s a freakin’ monster.

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Huawei Honor 6 Plus launches with ‘Symmetrical dual camera technology’

Huawei Honor 6 Plus launches with ‘Symmetrical dual camera technology’

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

The Huawei Honor 6 recently touched down in Europe, and currently sells on Amazon.co.uk for £249.58 (black) or £249.99 (white). As I yelled back in October, that’s a whole lotta smartphone for £250.

Over in China, consumers are being treated to an enhanced version called the Huawei Honor 6 Plus, and the headline feature here is an HTC One M8-style dual camera setup.

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OnePlus One mini leaked: OnePlus One vs. OnePlus One mini

The “flagship killer” OnePlus One was easily one of the smartphone hits of 2014, offering top-of-the-range specs at a wallet-friendly sub-£300 price point.

The inevitable OnePlus Two has already been confirmed, but it sounds like we’ll meet a OnePlus One mini in the meantime. Er, unless it is the OnePlus Two.

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Dodo Master, iPad, free (was 69p) @ App Store

Dodo Master, iPad, free (was 69p) @ App Store

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Get this Dodo Master deal @ App Store

Dodo Master was one of our 30 best smartphone games of 2014, and it’s currently down from 69p to 0p. Yep, free! No in-app purchases, just good old-fashioned platforming goodness.

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Microsoft @ MWC 2015: a low-end affair, no new Lumia flagship till September?

Microsoft @ MWC 2015: a low-end affair, no new Lumia flagship till September?

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

If you were hoping for a high-end, flagship-level Lumia Windows Phone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in February, well, don’t get your hopes up.

We’re hearing that Microsoft’s MWC presence will be decidedly modest, with as long as nine months to wait for its next big Lumia.

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Keymoji: Emoji Keyboard, iOS 8, free (was £3.99) @ App Store

Keymoji: Emoji Keyboard, iOS 8, free (was £3.99) @ App Store

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Get this Keymoji keyboard deal @ App Store

As detailed on the App Store description, Keymoji: Emoji Keyboard has had some rather splendid feedback from a number of fairly reputed sources. Even better for you and me, it’s currently down from £3.99 to free. Yoink!

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Daily mobile, tablet and app deals roundup

Well, today is a day, which happens daily, and that means it's time for the Daily mobile, tablet and app deals roundup! Best introduction ever? Quite possibly.

As ever, I'm detailing the best new UK and US deals for mobile phones (or "cell phones", if you prefer), tablets and accessories, and sharing app reductions and freebies. I'm like some sort of cyber-Robin Hood.

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BT enters exclusive negotiations to buy EE for £12.5bn, convergence is good

BT enters exclusive negotiations to buy EE for £12.5bn, convergence is good

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

In the tech world, you’re no one if you’re not buying other companies. Apple bought Beats, Microsoft acquired Skype, Facebook picked up WhatsApp, Lenovo nabbed Motorola…

We heard a few weeks ago that BT was interested in O2 (which essentially started life as BT Cellnet), but it turns out the telecoms colossus is more interested in EE, with exclusive negotiations now underway.

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Virgin Alcatel Tribe 30.03G, £5.99 (was £14.99) click and collect @ Argos

Virgin Alcatel Tribe 30.03G, £5.99 (was £14.99) click and collect @ Argos

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Get this Virgin Alcatel Tribe 30.03G deal @ Argos

Another Alcatel cheapy here. Yesterday we shared the Alcatel 10.10 for £4 at Asda Direct; here we’re looking at the Alcatel Tribe 30.03G for £5.99 at Argos. This one has a FULL QWERTY KEYBOARD. The luxury! For less than £6!

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Alcatel 10.10, £4 delivered @ Asda Direct

Alcatel 10.10, £4 delivered @ Asda Direct

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

Get this Alcatel 10.10 deal @ Asda Direct

If you think £400 – or even £40 – is far too much to be spending on a mobile phone, check out the Alcatel 10.10. It’s currently going for £4 at Asda Direct.

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