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Orange MiFi 3352 gets official, plus 3G-enabled Samsung N150 netbook

Orange MiFi 3352 gets official, plus 3G-enabled Samsung N150 netbook

The Novatel Wireless MiFi 3352 we spotted undergoing GCF testing last week has been made official, with the 3G mobile hotspot launching on Orange UK.  Full specifications for the MiFi 3352 are unknown - the carrier tells us battery life is "generally about 5 hours" - but according to the press release it has the same on-board app support as the MiFi 2352, together with some "customisable widgets."

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Orange’s £99 San Francisco channels sunshine & cheap Android

Orange’s £99 San Francisco channels sunshine & cheap Android

Blue skies, lax morals and plenty of hills; we're not sure which of those Orange UK is hoping to channel by naming its latest Android smartphone the San Francsico, but at £99 on the carrier's "Dolphin" pay-as-you-go tariff we guess it's not too great an investment in order to find out.  The Android 2.1 handset has a 3.2-megapixel camera, 3G+, WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1, along with GPS and a microSD card slot (a 2GB card is included), and will go on sale later this week.

Update: Orange tells us the San Francisco has a 3.5-inch 480 x 800 OLED capacitive touchscreen, which makes it a whole lot more interesting at £99.

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HTC Desire HD free on contract; Amazon say Desire Z £500 SIM-free on Oct 18

HTC Desire HD free on contract; Amazon say Desire Z £500 SIM-free on Oct 18

Carriers have begun throwing their wireless hats into the HTC ring, after the smartphone company confirmed that the new HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z would have broad availability across most of the UK networks.  T-Mobile UK has announced that their Desire HD will be priced from free on a £40 24-month agreement, while Vodafone will only say that they are indeed planning to offer the HD.

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Orange HD Voice promises crystal-clear audio (if you have the right phone)

Orange HD Voice promises crystal-clear audio (if you have the right phone)

Orange UK has officially launched High Definition Voice, a new voice technology that claims to dramatically reduce background noise and increase audio quality.  Available only on select handsets - initially updated versions of the Nokia 5230, Nokia X6, Nokia E5 and Samsung Omnia Pro - the carrier is hoping that more manufacturers jump on board with their own compatible hardware.

Video demo after the cut

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