The first HTC brand phone to be sold by the carrier, the HTC HD2 is now available on O2. The new and unique HTC HD2 has a stunning display with a 4.3 inch display touchscreen. It runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 with its new Sense system and it has a 1GHz processor. It is quite thin with just about 11mm thickness.
Tesco and Cable & Wireless have joined hands in a 5 year deal to provide bundled broadband and home phone packages for the first time in the country, and are all set to give a tough competition to the likes of BT, Virgin Media and Carphone Warehouse. The announcement was made by Tesco at the start of a 2-day seminar for City analysts to know and understand its retailing services strategy better.
British telecoms group Cable & Wireless has announced that it would its plan to complete the delayed demerger of the group by March 31, 2010.
C&W operationally split its international and worldwide businesses ahead of its proposed demerger, which was put on hold previous year as the market conditions were not favorable.
The group informed that under the demerger plan, investors will receive one share in each company for each C&W share they have. The two separate companies will be listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Anatel, Brazil’s telecommunications agency, paved the way for the potential takeover of Internet provider GVT SA, by Spain’s Telefonica SA or French media company Vivendi SA.
Last week, Telefonica had raised its takeover bid by 5.2 per cent to 50.50 reais ($29.09) per share.
Now experts believe that Vivendi would have to raise its offer to at least 53.02 reais per share to fight away Telefonica.
Shares in GVT slipped nearly 4.4 per cent to 50.71 reais in the earlier trading.
HTC HD2, which boasts of being the third and most expensive HTC smartphone after the Tattoo and Magic, will now be available from Vodafone with plans starting from ￡35. With a 4.3 inch touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera, MP3 player, Wi-Fi, GPS, among many other attractive and useful features, the HTC HD2 plans to give a tough competition to iPhones and BalckBerrys.
Initially, the HD2 was released as Leo. It is set with a 1GHz ARM chipset, in addition to a dedicated GPU which is Xenos based. This is the same GPU which powers Microsoft's XBox 360 gaming console.
Telecommunications giant BT Group has hiked its cost saving target by another £500 million to £1.5 billion, giving birth to fears of more job cuts.
BT has already revealed its plans to axe as many as 30,000 jobs over the next two-year period.
Company’s CEO Ian Livingston said that BT had already attained £900 million of cuts.
Mobile operator Orange on Monday unveiled its tariffs for Apple's iPhone, but dashed consumers' hopes for a price war over the new handset.
Orange, which announced almost indistinguishable tariffs for its iPhone from O2's existing one, will start offering the much awaited handset from November 10.
Orange will offer a standard 3G iPhone free of cost to customers taking a 2-year contract at £30 per month, slightly less than O2's contract.
Telecoms firm Cable & Wireless is reviving its plan to de-merge its business into two viz. UK and International businesses.
Cable & Wireless had postponed the de-merger plan in November 2008 as the conditions of the financial market were extremely volatile at that time.
But, now improving conditions of the market have encouraged the company to revive its de-merger plan.
Company’s investors believe that the division of the company into two, will lead to a special dividend payment.
Vodafone has released Friday its new 360 suite that is expected to put people at the heart of their mobile phones.
The launched handset is Samsung H1, which has 3.5-inch touch enabled OLED screen, 16GB memory, WiFi, GPS plus a 5 megapixal camera.
The H1 runs the Linux-based LiMO operating system.
The 360 service includes a universal contact list that integrates information from address books within a number of services.
A 3D zoom feature lets its users to browse via their recent interaction in chronological order.
Mobile operator Orange is all set to sell the iPhone as reports suggest that the Orange subscribers can have a hold on the much awaited smartphone from November 10.
As per reports published in the Guardian and the Times, there have already been 200,000 pre-orders for the smartphone with the network operator.
However, the launch date and price for the iPhone is yet to be confirmed by the company.
When contacted, the company said, "We look forward to announcing a launch date and pricing plans in the coming weeks."
British telecoms giant BT Group is going to double the number of households that will be able to use its ultra-fast broad band network.
BT said that the fibre-to-the-premises, which offers download speeds of up to 100 megabits per second, will be made available to at least 2.5 million UK households by 2012.
Steve Robertson, BT Openreach CEO, said, “Today's announcement will help the UK climb the speed league tables.”
Previous year the company had announced its plans to run past 1 million households.
Leading telecom operator O2 is set to start trials of Long Term Evolution technology (LTE) in Britain from early summer of 2010, in a bid to find the feasibility of technology in the country. LTE delivers a high speed, up to 340mbps, broadband internet connectivity that is capable of revolutionizing the mobile broadband technology.
O2 plans to test the high speed technology in the countries such as Czech Republic, Brazil, Spain, Germany and Argentina besides UK. However, no particular date has been assigned to begin test trails for the LTE technology in these countries.
Vodafone has launched an ambitious new mobile Web service, which integrates social networks, content sharing and messaging applications into one service in a move that will help the company to contend Apple, Nokia and Google more efficiently.
New Web service which is called Vodafone 360 provides integration with social communities such as Twitter and Facebook.
Speaking on the topic, Forrester Research's Ian Fogg said, "They are making it easy to communicate across the internet."
Deustsche Telekom, the parent company of US mobile operator T-Mobile, is reportedly pursuing discussions with Clearwire to strike a deal that will allow it to use Clearwire's spectrum for its 4G service.
Bonn-based Deustsche Telekom has plans to compete with other US carriers' 4G efforts by spreading out its U. S. networks.
The deal will assist Clearwire also as Deustsche Telekom could provide it with funds to finish its initial bailout.
The so-called 'notspots' in UK, where the broadband service is still a dream, are going to get an access to broadband via Broadband Enabling Technology initiated by BT.
At present, approximately 140,000 homes come under the jurisdiction of notspots and BT will bring up to 2MB broadband to these places.
Speaking on the topic, John Small, MD of service delivery at BT, said, 'By rolling out BET, we can help customers and assist the Government to realise its aim for a universal 2Mbps broadband service."
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