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Three pushes true unlimited data on refreshed The One Plan

Three pushes true unlimited data on refreshed The One Plan

UK carrier Three has stepped up to shake the mobile industry out of its data complacency, dropping the 1GB cap on its The One Plan tariff and instead offering truly unlimited data. The plan - which is priced at £25 ($39) per month - offers 2,000 any-network minutes, 5,000 Three-to-Three minutes and 5,000 texts, but of most interest to data-hungry smartphone users will be the absence of "fair use" restrictions.

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2,000 Windows Phone 7 apps at launch; Samsung Cetus for Three UK?

2,000 Windows Phone 7 apps at launch; Samsung Cetus for Three UK?

We're eagerly awaiting Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 launch on Monday October 11, but that doesn't mean we don't want more details right now.  According to Engadget's tipster, Windows Phone 7 will launch with 2,000 applications ready and waiting in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

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Three UK turn on free Facebook Zero access

Three UK turn on free Facebook Zero access

Facebook's 0.facebook.com mobile site - which promises free access with certain carriers - launched with the promise of broader availability further down the line, and some of that has finally come true.  UK carrier Three has announced that its users can now avoid any mobile data charges when surfing the Facebook Zero site, though as before it's a pretty disappointing experience even when compared to the regular mobile Facebook page.

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INQ Facebook phone: Spotify bundle & cloud sync?

INQ Facebook phone: Spotify bundle & cloud sync?

We guessed the latest batch of Facebook phone rumors from this morning wouldn't be the last we'd hear about the supposed INQ mobile/Facebook collaboration, and on cue a new set of tidbits have arrived.  GigaOm have been piecing together their own sources and have fleshed things out a little: they say Bloomberg's H1 2011 timescale is over-confident but that the first network to see the Facebook phone will be Hutchinson's 3, likely with a Spotify bundle in tow.  While they reiterate that the vaunted AT&T deal hasn't been finalized yet, they also say that, if Spotify manage their predicted December US launch, access could also be bundled on the AT&T version of the smartphone(s).

They also go on to mix in some speculation about the hardware itself, though it's tricky to work out exactly where the leaks end and the wishful-thinking begins.  A stripped-down "thin" Android build is the underlying OS, with Facebook an HTML5 layer on top; your Facebook login details trigger an auto-sync, pulling in contacts, calendar and multimedia.

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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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Three UK confirm Samsung Galaxy Tab pricing

Three UK confirm Samsung Galaxy Tab pricing

UK network Three has become the first to throw their hat into the Samsung Galaxy Tab ring, announcing that they will be offering the Android slate.  As with the Dell Streak on O2, both voice+data and data-only packages will be offered, priced from £7.50 ($12) per month for data-only, or from £10 ($15) a month for voice+data.

Full price plan information after the cut

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Three unveil iPhone 4 plans: no handsets yet but cheap tariffs

Three unveil iPhone 4 plans: no handsets yet but cheap tariffs

UK carrier Three has left it until the last minute to announced their iPhone 4 plans, though since the handset isn't actually available from them direct as yet, we'll give them a pass card.  As of tomorrow you can take your unlocked iPhone 4 bought direct from Apple and slot in a Three microSIM, picking from their £15 per month plan with 1GB of data and no minimum contract, or their £25 plan with a 12 month contract but more inclusive minutes.  Full details after the cut.

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Three Huawei E585 MiFi-style 3G router packs OLED display

Three Huawei E585 MiFi-style 3G router packs OLED display

We're big fans of portable 3G hotspots here at SlashGear, and Huawei's new E585 follows in the footprints of the Sprint Overdrive by adding a compact display to the pocket-sized WiFi router.  Headed to UK network Three in early July 2010, the E585 can share a 3G connection with up to five WiFi clients - such as your iPad, for instance - with the monochrome OLED display showing network and battery status together with how much mobile data has been used.

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Three iPhone 4 confirmed as fifth UK carrier joins in

Three iPhone 4 confirmed as fifth UK carrier joins in

And then there were five!  UK carrier Three is the latest to announce they will be offering the new iPhone 4, though like Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone they're yet to confirm any pricing or tariff details.  A preview page on the Three website allows would-be buyers to sign up for more details as and when the carrier confirms them.

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Three detail UK iPad 3G plans: best value so far

Three detail UK iPad 3G plans: best value so far

UK carrier Three has become the latest network to throw their hat into the iPad WiFi + 3G data plan ring, and at first glance they've put together the most tempting of the four offerings we've seen to-date.  Two tariffs are on offer: £7.50 ($11) per month gets you 1GB, while £15 ($22) gets you 10GB of data.

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Dell Mini 3 and Google Nexus One UK launch plans unfold

Dell Mini 3 and Google Nexus One UK launch plans unfold

CES 2010's US-focus means we generally have to wait a little longer to hear about when some of the more appealing gadgets may make their way to foreign shores, but a couple of the headline-grabbing Android smartphones have already been promised to the UK.  Dell confirmed with Electricpig that the Dell Mini 3 would be, perhaps unsurprisingly, headed to the UK, together with the tease that the handset was apparently "built specifically with the UK in mind", while Total Telecom have heard from UK carriers T-Mobile and 3 that they're currently negotiating with Google over the Nexus One.

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Orange UK iPhone 3GS landing November 10th

Orange UK iPhone 3GS landing November 10th

Orange UK will begin selling the iPhone 3GS from November 10th, according to the Guardian, the day after rival carrier O2's exclusivity agreement with Apple expires.  The launch will see two UK networks offering the smartphone in the run up to the holiday period, and while you might be tempted to think that anybody who wants an iPhone probably already has one, Orange have apparently had 200,000 people register their interest in the handset already.

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