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Huawei Ascend P1 hits UK in August at ZTE-spanking price

Huawei Ascend P1 hits UK in August at ZTE-spanking price

Huawei has announced UK availability and pricing of the slimline Ascend P1, the company's 7.69mm-thick Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone. The Ascend P1 will drop on Vodafone in early August, priced at free on a new, two-year agreement of £26 ($41) per month. Further carriers and retailers are expected to follow on later, but the price makes it a strong competitor for rival low-cost Android phones from ZTE.

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AT&T approached RIM for an iPhone competitor in 2010

AT&T approached RIM for an iPhone competitor in 2010

A new report is going around the claims AT&T approached BlackBerry maker RIM back in 2010 seeking a competitor to the iPhone. This is notable because in 2010 AT&T still had the iPhone exclusive. If the report is accurate, that would indicate that AT&T saw the writing on the wall and new it would be hard-pressed to be as successful as it had been in previous years once it lost iPhone exclusivity.

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Ex-CEO of T-Mobile USA Philipp Humm to join Vodafone

Ex-CEO of T-Mobile USA Philipp Humm to join Vodafone

Yesterday, T-Mobile USA announced that its CEO Philipp Humm had suddenly resigned from the company. At the time, T-Mobile said Humm was leaving to spend more time with his family, but also mentioned that he would be pursuing a career outside of Deutsche Telekom. Reuters now reports that Humm has joined Vodafone to become the chief executive of northern and central Europe starting from October 1st.

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O2 and Vodafone partner on infrastructure for 4G future

O2 and Vodafone partner on infrastructure for 4G future

UK carriers O2 and Vodafone have announced a new collaboration on 2G, 3G and 4G infrastructure, which will see the companies pool basic network infrastructure in an attempt to speed LTE's arrival. Under the scheme - which is also expected to save both carriers money in the long run - O2 and Vodafone will each continue running independent spectrum and competing services, sharing maintenance duties for the basic hardware and decommissioning unnecessary base-station sites.

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Vodafone utilizing palm vein scanner for smartphone recharging

Vodafone utilizing palm vein scanner for smartphone recharging

Vodafone has offered a VIP Recharge Truck for festival goers in the past, keeping smartphones topped up so that everyone could tweet about how great [Insert Current Popular Band] is. The telecoms company will be rolling out the truck once again this summer, but is trying to ditch wristbands or or photos of customers dropping off their smartphones. Instead, a new biometric system will be used.

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Vodafone Smart II offers Android on a budget

Vodafone Smart II offers Android on a budget

If you’re desperate for a capable smartphone running Android but don’t want to break the budget, Vodafone might just have the handset for you. The company has announced the followup to last year’s cheap and cheerful Vodafone Smart, the Smart II. The phone has a 3.2-inch HVGA display, an 800Mhz processor, and a 3.2 megapixel camera. You won’t be getting Ice Cream Sandwich on a budget though, as this device is running Gingerbread.

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Samsung Galaxy S III UK pricing revealed

Samsung Galaxy S III UK pricing revealed

The Galaxy S III has been revealed this week in London as Samsung's next-level smartphone hero, and the prices are flooding in for UK carriers galore. Starting with Vodafone UK, this carrier gets the device on the 30th of this month (as opposed to the 29th as the rest of Europe will get the device) and will be getting an exclusive on the 32GB model of the device for the first month it's out on the market. While the rest of Europe will be getting the device on the 29th, it seems that the entirety of the UK will have to wait just one more day.

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Samsung Galaxy S III gets first confirmed carrier

Samsung Galaxy S III gets first confirmed carrier

The "next Galaxy" bandwagon already has its first carrier onboard, despite official details of the new Samsung flagship amounting to little more than hyperbole and livestock. Vodafone UK has confirmed that the next Galaxy - expected to be the Galaxy S III, in spirit if not in name - is headed to its network, offering would-be owners of the mysterious phone to register their details for future updates.

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Vodafone offers to purchase Cable & Wireless Worldwide in cash

Vodafone offers to purchase Cable & Wireless Worldwide in cash

Vodafone has announced that it has offered to purchased a provider of cable TV, Internet, and telephone services called Cable & Wireless Worldwide. The companies have announced they reach an agreement on the terms of the cash offer that will cost Vodafone £1.044 billion or about $1.7 billion here in the states. The deal is for 100% of the shares in CWW.

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Galaxy S II on Vodafone gets ICS to users delight

Galaxy S II on Vodafone gets ICS to users delight

Vodafone has come to terms with the software update that will bring all users of the Samsung Galaxy S II up to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this week. As all those using devices connected to mobile networks will tell you, it's either a pain or a blessing when a software update comes through - especially when it's Android. When it comes to Android ICS, the update is relatively simple, and as users of the Samsung line working with this update will tell you - it's worth the less than 5 minutes it'll take you to move on up.

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