The Apple vs Samsung conflict continues today with an episode from Europe, the UK to be more precise. Some of you may recall that Samsung obtain a rather awkward win in a patent case in the country, as judge said the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was not as “cool” as the iPad, and therefore it did not infringe Apple’s design.
The merger between Orange and T-Mobile UK is almost complete, with the new Everything Everywhere brand and its oft-lauded 4G service set to launch on October 30. As part of the rebranding process, EE also plans to redesign its outlets across the country.
If the HTC Desire X ticks all the right boxes, you probably knew that the handset was already up for sale on Phones4U in the UK for a couple of days now. It looks like more retailers in the country are stocking the mid-range phone.
HTC’s latest mid-range budget offering, the Desire X, didn’t exactly look like a phone to make the crowds very excited, so it didn’t come as a big surprise when the weeks passed and we didn’t hear a thing about its release. However, exciting things are finally happening to the Desire X, at least in the UK.
UK’s first 4G LTE network is ready to roll, but before anything, EE has to build a strong line-up of high-end phones to go with the new speeds. That doesn’t seem to be a problem anymore for the T-Mobile/Orange joint venture, which has officially announced the release of the Galaxy Note 2 on October 15.
EE has officially announced it will launch its 4G service in the UK on October 30th in ten lucky cities. What does that mean for the rest of the UK carriers? Telecommunications watchdog Ofcom has now confirmed that 4G services will reach the other carries starting around the spring and summer of 2013.
While 4G LTE networks tend to be the standard in the United States, Europe is still only making baby steps in replacing 3G with the next generation of download and upload speeds. Things are starting to get a move on in the UK however, where EE (formerly known as Everything Everywhere) is planning to launch 4G LTE in time for the holidays.
While some US techies are on pins and needles after finding out that the Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD could have their launches delayed until the end of the year, Moto fans living in the UK can now rejoice.
Samsung certainly took its sweet time with the Galaxy Note 2 release, but once the ball started rolling it was obvious there was no stopping for the second-gen phablet in its road to world domination. The Galaxy Note 2 still has some time to go until it’ll take over the States, but Europe and Asia are already under siege.
Could a device that needed eight months (!) to get from unveiling to launch still be attractive? Probably not, but we know at least one company that hopes some of you will answer “yes” to that question. That’s Acer, who first introduced the CloudMobile phone back in February at MWC 2012 only to make it available today, almost 240 days later.