Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Press Release: EE first UK mobile operator to launch BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10

·         EE first UK mobile operator to launch BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 on its new superfast 4G network
·         BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is an end-to-end enterprise mobility management solution offering a single platform for managing BlackBerry, Android and iOS devices
·         EE is the only mobile network operator to offer businesses enterprise-grade security across all mobile operating systems, covering 3G and 4G devices
27 March, 2013 – EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, will be the first UK mobile network to support BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10, BlackBerry’s unique end-to-end multi-platform enterprise mobility management solution. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 will be available to EE’s corporate and public sector business customers from 2 April 2013.
BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 brings together industry-leading BlackBerry security with mobile device and application management that extends across BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets. It also provides mobile device management for devices running iOS® and Android™.
One of the key features of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is BlackBerry® Balance™ technology, which offers customers with a BlackBerry 10 smartphone a ‘Personal’ and a ‘Work’ profile on the same device. With these dual profiles, work applications and data are kept separate and secure from personal content, meaning that the IT department can maintain maximum security, while the employee is able to keep their personal content completely private.
Pricing starts at £15* per month for 1GB of mobile data. All BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 price plans include user licences, server software and dedicated BlackBerry support from EE at no extra cost. 4GEE price plans are available for an additional £3 per month.
Alongside the largest range of 4G mobile devices in the UK, EE now provides superfast 4G coverage in 37 towns and cities nationwide. EE’s 4G network currently covers more than 45% of the UK population and is forecast to increase to more than 55% by summer, as the network grows to cover more than 65 towns and cities. To add to this, EE also has more network capacity than any other UK operator through its 4G spectrum holdings to take care of the significant future demands of enterprise data.
Max Taylor, Director of Business, EE, said: “Now businesses can get BlackBerry’s industry-leading security and mobility management solution on the UK’s best and fastest network. Alongside our Secure Mobility management software, the introduction of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 means we are the only network operator to offer enterprise-grade security across all mobile operating systems, covering 3G and 4G devices.”
Rob Orr, Managing Director UK & Ireland, BlackBerry, said: “BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 builds on our decade long leadership in the mobile enterprise space with a unique end-to-end, multi-platform enterprise mobility management solution. Our BlackBerry  Z10 customers on EE can already take advantage of the nation’s fastest mobile network, and we’re delighted that the network’s enterprise customers will now be able to avail of a mobile enterprise solution that blends unrivalled security with maximum usability.” 
Corporate and public sector organisations can find more information on BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 by visiting and respectively.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Press Release: Lava tablet scores over Competition

Lava tablet scores over Competition
Leading technology portal rates LAVA ETAB XTRON ahead of Samsung Tab 2 / Tegra 3 powered Nexus 7
In a latest report released by a leading technology portal has rated lava’s new Etab Xtron ahead of its completion.

According to the webportal  “On Quadrant Benchmark : It tops and is ahead of Samsung Tab 2 / Tegra 3 powered Nexus 7. On An tutu Benchmark : With top score of 2.9 An tutu, it beats Samsung Tab 2 / Micromax / Zync etc. On Vellamo Benchmark : It again is at no. 1 position.:

In quadrant benchmark Lava Etab Extron’s scoring is 3938, followed by Ausus Nexus 7 3649, Samsung Galaxy tab 2720, Micromax fun book 2057, Zink Z999 1807 and Datawind Akahs-II 1412. Similarly at AnTuTu Lava Xtron’s scoring is 7663 highest among the all above.
Lava International Ltd, a leading Indian mobile handsetplayer has recently launch the its new 'Future Now' 7-inch tablet- ETAB XTRON in the Indian market which is getting overwhelming response. It combines the best-in-class features in hardware and software and comes preloaded with enriching applications – making ETAB XTRON a must have device. The tablet is powered byAndroid 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, Dual-core, 1.5 GHzprocessor, that deliversunmatched performance. It is also the first tablet in its price range to feature a 7-inch IPS screen with multi-touch display with a high resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The screen provides users with rich colors, great viewing angles and is readable even under the direct sunlight as it uses IPS (In plane switching) panel technology. The bright display combined with a revolutionary design makes the tablet ideal for reading books, watching videos as well as playing games on-the-go.

Offering a plethora of value added features;Lava has tied up with various well known content partners for ETAB XTRON. Tablet users will get an entertainment package worth Rs 2,000 free from as well as one month unlimited online movie package from BigFlix for just Rs 1.There is also a free vedicmaths package, discounts worth Rs 4,000 from, a free career booster package and additional 20% discount from With Uahoy, users canalso win unlimited prizes everyday through pre-installed apps.

Tech Specs:
Screen: 7-inch diagonal at 1024 x 600 pixels resolution with In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology
CPU: 1.5GHz Dual-Core Cortex A9
Size: 184 x 131 x 11.5 mm
Weight: 350 grams
Camera: 2 Megapixel Front Facing
Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n (Enhanced Reception)
Memory:1GB RAM DDR3, and 8GB Internal (5GB is user memory and can be extended upto 32GB via Micro SD )
Connectivity: Micro USB; Headphone Port; Micro SD
Sensors: Microphone; Accelerometer
OS: Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
Battery: 3500 mAh
Price: Rs.6499/-

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Press Release: HTC and BlackBerry trade-ins rocket following the Samsung GALAXY S4 launch, reveals

HTC and BlackBerry trade-ins rocket following the Samsung GALAXY S4 launch, reveals
Smartphone trade-ins shoot up 35% on the mobile phone recycling price comparison site, as consumers cash in on old HTC and BlackBerry devices just days after Samsung’s highly anticipated GALAXY S4 launch
  • sees 35% increase in trade-ins through the site just days after the Samsung GALAXY S4 launch
  • HTC trade-ins rocket by 82%, followed by BlackBerry (56%) and Samsung (21%) just two days after the Samsung GALAXY S4 launch event. Apple fans are less happy to part with their devices as has only seen a 5% increase  in iPhone trade-ins 
  • The Samsung GALAXY S4 is already listed by one recycler on, with a £300 trade-in value
LONDON, 19th MARCH 2013 – With one of the most anticipated mobile events of the year having taken place Times Square last week, data from reveals that HTC and BlackBerry trade-ins through the site have shot up just days after the Samsung GALAXY S4 launch. The data reveals that smartphone trade-ins have increased by 35% the weekend following the launch of the Samsung GALAXY S4, with HTC and BlackBerry device trade-ins up 82% and 56% respectively. However, the data also reveals that Apple fans were less impressed by the launch of the new GALAXY, as the site saw only a 5% increase in iPhone trade-ins – compared to a 61% surge in Apple trade-ins after the launch of the iPhone 5 last year.  
Although the official price for the Samsung GALAXY S4 has yet to be revealed, one recycler has already given the device a £300 trade-in price on if people register to trade-in early, compared to £242 for a Samsung GALAXY S3. 
The data from reveals that Apple devices tend to prove the best investment in terms of holding value over a long period of time. While people can still get the most cash for a BlackBerry Porsche at £547, Apple handsets make up three out of the top five most valuable phones. The value of a Samsung GALAXY S2 has plummeted by 16% over the past four weeks, and the Samsung GALAXY S3 has also fallen from £260 to £250 following Mobile World Congress earlier this year. This contrasts with the iPhone 5 16GB which has retained its trade in-value of £311 despite a raft of new devices unveiled over the past few weeks. 
Colin White, MD for commented: “The rise in trade-ins of HTC and BlackBerry devices highlights the increasing rivalry between handset giants as consumers cash-in on the old in exchange for the new. But it’s interesting to see that despite the hype, we haven’t seen the same surge in trade-ins that we do with most Apple device launches.”
“With new devices launching so regularly, we often see tech-savvy consumers trading in their old handsets even before the new device hits the shops, as this is when trade-in values are at their highest. But with so many devices launching every month, prices fluctuate according to supply and demand. So if you’re looking to trade-in your old device, make sure you use a price comparison recycling site to guarantee you get the best deal, no matter which device you have.”
To get the best price for your old mobile or tablet device, visit
Table 1 – Top 10 most recycled mobile handsets in the UK in March 2013
Recycled Value Up To
iPhone 4 16 GB
iPhone 4S 16GB
Curve 8520
GALAXY S3 i9300
Torch 9800
iPhone 3GS 16 GB
GALAXY S2 i900
Curve 9300
GALAXY S i9000
Bold Touch

Table 2 – Top 10 most valuable handsets in the UK in March 2013 (by top trade-in price)
Recycled Value
Posche Design P9981
iPhone 5 64GB
iPhone 5 32GB
iPhone 5 16GB
Gold Arte 8800
iPhone 4S 64GB
Sapphire Arte 8800
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Press Release: Explorer to make first-ever video call from the summit of Everest


19th March 2013: HTC and British explorer Daniel Hughes are setting out to achieve an historic world first this spring. From an amazing 8,848m above sea level, Hughes will attempt to make the very first video call from the top of Mt. Everest.  At the summit, Hughes plans to speak live to BBC News using his HTC smartphone and the latest mobile satellite technology from Inmarsat, in temperatures as low as -35°C. HTC is one of the lead sponsors for this remarkable expedition. During his climb, Hughes will also make scaling the world’s tallest mountain an interactive online experience, inviting his followers to share the journey through video, pictures and webchats.  

Hughes, 32, aims to generate one million £1 donations for Comic Relief and place the first Red Nose at the top of Everest. He will begin his journey from base camp in mid-April and is expected to reach the summit via the South Col in mid-May.  However, from the moment he sets off from London, his followers will be able to take part in his journey through an interactive online experience. Through webchats, photos, video and social media, followers can track his progress along the notoriously difficult journey, where he will be able to respond to questions, share insights and provide updates via

HTC is providing Hughes with a selection of cutting edge devices to assist and document his mission, including the powerful new HTC One, featuring an Ultrapixel camera and 1080p HD video, to capture the climb in detail. Utilising features such as HTC ZoeTM, long life battery and high-res photo capability of the phone, he will be able to capture every emotional step of his ascent. With on-mountain IP broadband access, followers will be able to share in the adventure, thanks to Broadband Global Area Network satellite technology provided by Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications.

The story behind the climb began with a 2010 trip to Bolivia, in which Hughes witnessed extreme poverty in the silver-mining region of Potosí and was inspired to take action to help others. Deciding to support Comic Relief because of their work with poor and vulnerable people across the world’s poorest countries as well as right here in the UK, Hughes decided to challenge himself to a feat never before attempted – putting a Red Nose at the top of Everest.  

Talking about the challenge ahead, Hughes said: “The Everest Million campaign is all about people coming together to do something amazing for Comic Relief and the projects it supports. Climbing Everest is going to be exciting and at times scary, but thanks to the amazing technology from HTC and Inmarsat I can make this a fully interactive experience. You’ll be able to join me every step of the way, from live tracking and web-chats to answering your questions anywhere on the mountain.”

Hughes’ intense training for the trip has taken place over a number of months and has been documented in a series of YouTube videos. To date, preparation has included climbing the mighty Mt. McKinley in the USA, the coldest mountain on Earth, as well as Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere. 

Phil Blair, HTC Head of UK & Ireland, added: “Daniel is taking on an incredibly dangerous challenge in order to raise money for others. We couldn’t be prouder of him, or more excited to be involved and offering our support. It’s been amazing watching his preparation for the trip and I’d urge people to check out some of the videos on You Tube. We’re also delighted to be working alongside Inmarsat to enable the public to follow his progress along the way.

“As you can imagine, this will be one of the toughest tests conceivable for our handsets. They will have to cope with below-freezing temperatures, changes in atmospheric pressure and more, however we’re sure they can and will step up to the challenge. We’ll be watching with baited breath as he reaches the summit!”

For more information, and to donate, please visit:

Friday, March 15, 2013

Press Release: Samsung Galaxy S 4 with superfast 4G – only on EE

Samsung Galaxy S 4 with superfast 4G – only on EE
15th March 2013. London. EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced it will be the only UK network to launch the new Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone with superfast 4G.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 will be available for consumers and business customers on EE’s superfast 4G service, providing speeds approximately five times faster than 3G and unlimited calls and texts on all plans. Customers will be able to purchase the handset via the EE online shop, EE telesales and EE retail stores, and, with a 4GEE plan, they can watch live TV on the move without buffering, play live multiplayer games on the go and download large email attachments quicker than ever.
Paul Jevons, Director of Products and Devices, EE, said: “The interest we’ve received from consumers and businesses has almost reached fever-pitch levels, so we’re delighted to be the only UK operator to offer the Samsung Galaxy S 4 enabled with 4G from launch.
“When paired with our unique superfast 4G network, customers really will be able to make the most from the powerhouse performance the Samsung Galaxy S 4 provides – utilising its capabilities to the maximum.”
In addition to superfast speeds and EE services, customers with a Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone on a 4GEE price plan will also benefit from:
·         EE Film – the only service in the UK which combines 2 for 1 cinema ticketing, listings, trailers and film downloads or streaming in one place
·         A discount of £5 per month on EE superfast Fibre Broadband – so they can get blistering speeds at home and on the move
·         Fast track customer service by dialing ‘33’ from their handset
·         Clone Phone Lite – giving people 500MB free storage to back up the content that matters most
·         Choose an add-on – customers who take a 4GEE phone plan from £41 per month can also choose from a music, games or TV add-on to enjoy

4G from EE, the first and only 4G network in the UK, covers the homes and businesses of more than 45% of the UK population. Further to the 37 towns and cities 4GEE is already live in now, EE has also committed to switching on 35 more by June, bringing the total to 72 towns and cities by the summer.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 will also be available on the UK’s largest 3G network through Orange and T-Mobile.
EE will be offering an exclusive incentive to new and existing customers who pre-order the handset on EE, Orange or T-Mobile before launch, with further details to be announced in due course. EE pre-order will commence from the 28th March, with handset available online, through telesales, and in EE stores from 26th April.
For further information on the Samsung Galaxy S 4, including full details of EE’s price plans when available, please register at

Press Release: Phones 4U is ready for the "Next Galaxy" - the Samsung Galaxy S4!



FRIDAY 15TH MARCH 2012: Offering not only the widest range of live Samsung devices available for demonstration anywhere in the UK, but also the widest range of Samsung Galaxy smartphones on 4G, Phones 4u is proud to confirm that it will be offering its customers the new Galaxy S 4 from 26th April.  

The Galaxy S 4 is the successor to what was Phones 4u’s most pre-ordered smartphone of all time, the Galaxy SIII.

Scott Hooton, Chief Commercial Officer at Phones 4u, comments: ‘The anticipation surrounding the next Samsung Galaxy device has been astounding and it has already received the most pre-registrations at Phones 4u of any other smartphone launch in 2013, as well as a 40% increase on pre-registrations for the Galaxy SIII in the first 48 hours. We know from YouGov research that 46% of smartphone owners in the UK are considering getting a Samsung  smartphone next[1], and so we’re predicting that the Galaxy S 4 could be in with a strong chance of becoming the biggest selling smartphone of 2013’.

Hooton adds: “We continue to partner with Samsung on its ‘Experience Zones’, which we have in our Phones 4u Oxford Street and Westfield Shepherds Bush stores, as well as Samsung’s Stratford City brand store, and we continue to bring our customers the widest range of 4G Galaxy smartphones in the UK. The Samsung Galaxy S 4, has exceeded our expectations in terms of technological innovation and form factor and we are extremely excited about its arrival at Phones 4u.”               

People wanting to be among the first to find out more about Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone can continue to register their interest in the Galaxy S 4 on the Phones 4u website.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Press Release: Eye Recognition to Bring New Level of Entertainment Convenience to LG Smartphone

Technology to Debut in Smart Video Feature in Optimus G Pro

SEOUL, Mar. 14, 2013 — Smart Video, a new multimedia UX feature from LG Electronics (LG), will be unveiled for the first time in the Optimus G Pro. Smart Video takes viewing videos on mobile devices to a whole new level of convenience with eye recognition that eliminates the need to manually control playback during the viewing experience.

Through the implementation of advanced eye recognition technology, Smart Video recognizes the position of the viewer’s eyes and automatically plays or stops the video without any manual input from the user. When the viewer’s eyes are no longer focused on the smartphone display, the front camera recognizes this and immediately pauses the video automatically. Once the user’s gaze returns to the smartphone, the video resumes playback from the point last viewed.

In addition to the Smart Video feature, Optimus G Pro will also be equipped with the world’s first Dual Camera function. The Dual Camera feature is an extension of the Dual Recording feature which debuted on the Optimus G Pro introduced in the Korean market last month. Dual Camera simultaneously captures photographs using both the front and back cameras for a picture-in-picture composition. Users can now be a part of the story, not just observers.

“LG is continuously innovating to offer creative ways to offer a user experience that adds value to our customers,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Elec-tronics Mobile Communications Company. “It’s the positive UX that will differentiate smartphones in 2013 and beyond, not only cutting-edge hardware specs.”
The Smart Video and Dual Camera features will be introduced as a part of the Value Pack upgrade which will be offered for the Optimus G Pro in the Korean market next month. These features will also be made available for some LG premium smartphones in the future.

Other features in the Value Pack upgrade include:
• Magic Remote Pad and Text Keypad via the QRemote function. These new options for QRemote work specifically with LG
Smart TVs to enhance convenience when using Optimus G Pro as a remote control for LG Smart TVs.
• The Smart LED Lighting outlining the home button of the Optimus G Pro will be upgraded so users can customize the colors
to correspond to their favorite contacts. The flashing of the LED in different colors will allow users to identify the source of
incoming calls, missed calls, unread messages and emails.
• Video Pause/Resume allows the user to stop and start in record mode for one continuous video file.
• The first Color Emoticons in an Android smartphone for more personalized text messages.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Press Release: LG passed ten million mark in LTE smartphone sales

LG Expands LTE Market with Compelling Lineup Targeting Diverse Range of Consumer Needs

SEOUL, Mar. 3, 2013 -- LG Electronics (LG) reports that it has sold more than 10 million LTE smartphones worldwide, a result of the company’s aggressive push into 4G markets with a combination of the best hardware and advanced 4G LTE technologies.
“Aggressive pushing forward with 4G LTE technology allows LG satisfy the needs of consumers and is a huge factor in our growing success in global LTE smartphone sales,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of the LG Mobile Communications Company. “Having established ourselves as a major industry player, we will continue to expand our footprint in the global LTE market with a wider range of differentiated, high quality LTE smartphones.”

LG’s success in expanding its presence in this segment is a result of its early entry into the LTE market and its leadership in LTE research and development. Last year, LG launched popular LTE smartphones in significant markets such as the United States, Japan, Germany and South Korea. In recent weeks, the company began a global rollout of its LG Optimus G in an additional 50 countries.

According to Strategic Analytics, global shipments of LTE smartphones are expected to drastically increase to 275 million units this year. LG is aiming to double its LTE smartphone penetration this year, expanding its presence in both established and emerging markets with a variety of devices. New for 2013, LG’s Optimus F series will deliver a high-speed experience to users transitioning from 3G to 4G LTE networks in countries around the world.