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Egypt offline as government cuts comms over protest promise

Egypt offline as government cuts comms over protest promise

The Egyptian government has seemingly taken the internet offline in the country, with all international connections going through Egyptian ISPs shut down. According to Renesys, connectivity was suspended at 00:34am local time, with "the virtually simultaneous withdrawal of all routes to Egyptian networks in the Internet's global routing table." Meanwhile, Vodafone has confirmed that all mobile operators in Egypt have been told to "suspend services in selected areas."

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Apple Reports First Quarter Results

Apple Reports First Quarter Results

In a report that should surprise absolutely no one in the entire world, Apple has posted an earnings report today for the past quarter (the Holiday quarter, mind you, of 2010) and it's ginormous. On the other hand the sales of iPads alone are... what's the word... shocking.

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White iPhone 4 Shows Off in Vodafone Germany’s Inventory System, Still No Release Date

White iPhone 4 Shows Off in Vodafone Germany’s Inventory System, Still No Release Date

The white iPhone 4 is still a mystery device. Despite the fact that we've seen the device at the initial announcement for the iPhone 4, the handset hasn't managed to make an official debut since. But, that doesn't stop it from popping up every once in awhile. This time around, Vodafone Germany apparently has the device sitting in their inventory, ready for some unknown date of sale.

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White BlackBerry Torch headed to UK as Vodafone exclusive

White BlackBerry Torch headed to UK as Vodafone exclusive

Vodafone UK has announced that it will be exclusively offering the white BlackBerry Torch 9800 in the UK. Listed as "coming soon" on Vodafone's site, the handset will have the same functionality as the original black version - a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard - but come in a new, white casing.

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Vodafone Huawei EC W820 video call home tablet hits FCC

Vodafone Huawei EC W820 video call home tablet hits FCC

A Vodafone-branded Huawei tablet has been spotted crossing the FCC, offering a 7-inch WVGA touchscreen and a 2-megapixel camera. The Huawei EC W820 appears to run a proprietary OS, rather than the more common Android, supporting voice and video calls, SMS, media playback, internet browsing and various widgets.

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Vodafone launches money transfer service in Qatar

Vodafone launches money transfer service in Qatar

In countries where the banking system isn’t as developed as it is in the US and other long established countries it can be hard for people to get access to banks and to transfer money for paying bills and buying things. Many mobile phone companies are working hard to get an infrastructure in place that will allow users to transfer money using their mobile phone.

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Amazon HTC 7 Trophy pre-order page pulled [Updated]

Amazon HTC 7 Trophy pre-order page pulled [Updated]

The Amazon UK listing for the unlocked HTC 7 Trophy - which suggested the SIM-free Windows Phone 7 would be arriving on November 8 - has been taken down.  The change is presumably at the request of Vodafone, who have exclusivity on the device, at least initially.

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Vodafone LG Optimus 7 and HTC 7 Trophy priced

Vodafone LG Optimus 7 and HTC 7 Trophy priced

Vodafone UK has just confirmed pricing to us for its two exclusive Windows Phone 7 devices, the HTC 7 Trophy and the LG Optimus 7, which will arrive in the UK on October 21st.  The Vodafone HTC 7 Trophy will be the cheaper of the two, with the handset free on a new, two-year agreement priced at £25 per month.

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HTC Desire HD hits Vodafone preorder; SIM-free delayed until late-October

HTC Desire HD hits Vodafone preorder; SIM-free delayed until late-October

Good news and bad, today, if you've been waiting for an HTC Desire HD.  Vodafone UK has just put the Android 2.2 smartphone up for pre-order, offering it free from October 14th with a new, two-year £35 agreement; however, if you're more interested in an unlocked, SIM-free version, you'll have to wait until the end of October.

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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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HTC 7 Trophy tipped by Vodafone: QWERTY Windows Phone 7 candybar?

HTC 7 Trophy tipped by Vodafone: QWERTY Windows Phone 7 candybar?

Mention of a new HTC-made Windows Phone 7 device has popped up in Vodafone's database, with BestBoyz's source spotting the mysterious smartphone on the German branch of the carrier's systems.  The "HTC 7 Trophy" has no details beyond the name, but the "7" certainly suggests Microsoft's upcoming smartphone OS; meanwhile it's not the first time we've heard of the Trophy name, either.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab headed to Verizon, Sprint & AT&T; Euro carriers spill price details

Samsung Galaxy Tab headed to Verizon, Sprint & AT&T; Euro carriers spill price details

Slow is the drip of Samsung Galaxy Tab pricing information; vast is our desire to get our hands on the Froyo slab.  After SIM-free figures for Germany and the UK emerged, the Wall Street Journal is now suggesting that Verizon, Sprint and AT&T have all signed up for their own version of the 7-inch slate.  Meanwhile, it seems reps for T-Mobile and Vodafone in Germany were more talkative than they ought to be while at IFA, both revealing some figures of their own.

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