Visa and RBS have joined hands to launch V.me in the UK. While the initial testing is still going on, they expect to launch the service in spring 2013. To refresh your memory, V.me exited beta with 53 bank partners and 23 retail partners, certainly giving it some credibility and initial momentum to storm a soon-to-be saturated market.
EE’s 4G data plans increased around 60% with the launch of SIM-only data-only plans to offer more choices to its customers. There are no changes in the monthly fee with the change in data plans. The new 30-day contract plan with limited data allowance of 5GB will be available for free for the first month to those users who would sign up for the plan before December 23.
While James Bond didn’t don a white suit on his Skyfall adventure, he actually has a smartphone (it’s called the James Bond phone, haven’t you heard?) that comes in a matching color. In case you’re wondering, we’re talking about the Sony Xperia T in white flavor. Those who are looking to get the phone SIM free can now head to Clove’s website to pre-order it for £378.
Heads up, UK folks! Close to two weeks after the Nexus 7 3G went on sale and sold out at a blink of an eye, the 3G variant of the 7-inch Nexus tablet is once again available for purchase from Google Play Store.
For those who liked the Huawei Ascend G300 but wanted something a little beefier in terms of specs may want to wait until December when the G330 gets released in the UK. It’s a little better in terms of specs and will be available free with many contracts.
As one of the most sought after smartphones in the galaxy, the Nexus 4 has left many Android enthusiasts feeling frustrated due to the seemingly little stock that Google has of the phone – at least when it comes to the unlocked version of the pure Google device on Play Store. If you don’t mind the long wait, Three UK and TalkTalk will soon be offering the Nexus 4.
If you haven’t been particularly lucky in getting the Nexus 4 directly from Google Play in the UK, you might be interested to hear that in addition to selling the phone on contract, Carphone Warehouse now has the unlocked Nexus 4 up for grabs. Shame about the exorbitant price, though.
There are a number of variables that can influence LTE speeds, especially soon after a network’s inception, so when EE flipped the switch on “true 4G” for the first time in UK, there were those who preferred caution to overexcitement.
For UK folks who are in the market for a new tablet, we’re here to pass along the good news that the Nook HD and the Nook HD+ have officially landed in the country.
This is not the first time we have heard chatter about a white LG Nexus 4, and while we have yet to get anything official from LG or Google, UK carrier TalkTalk has begun accepting pre-orders for the handset.