Motorola Xoom Dixons.co.uk Discount Code Save £50 Online

If you’re thinking about pre-ordering the Motorola Xoom online but are still a little unsure about the price, then maybe this online discount code might change your mind.

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If you order the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi tablet online with Dixons.co.uk and enter the discount code HARDWARE10 or DXPC10 during the checkout process then you’ll bag yourself a 10% discount knocking a cool £50 off the tablet price – down to £449.99

Earlier this week the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi only model was made available for pre-order online priced at £499.99.

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Confirmed For HTC Desire HD & HTC Desire Z

HTC Desire Android 2.3 Gingerbread UpdatesHTC have today confirmed that the Desire range of Android smartphones will receive the Android 2.3 gingerbread update, but it could take a while.

Speaking with CNET UK, a HTC representative revealed that the Gingerbread update would be released a few months after the launch of the HTC Desire S handset.

LTE Predicted To Win The 4G Race With WiMAX With 303 Million Users By 2014

4G LTE Mobile TechnologyLong Term Evolution (LTE) is predicted to beat WiMAX in the race for 4G mobile broadband technology according to market intelligence firm iSuppli.

The market analysts predict that by 2014 LTE technology will have a subscriber base of 303.1 million users, compared to just 33.4 million users with WiMAX.

HTC Wildfire Froyo Update From 3 UK Coming On Monday

3 UK Android 2.2 Froyo UpdateHTC Wildfire users on the UK network 3 will be happy to hear that the carrier will begin sending out Android 2.2 updates from Monday.

The Android Froyo update will bring with it a range of new functions and features including tethering, which will enable the HTC Wildfire handset to be used as mobile Wi-Fi hotspot – providing a mobile broadband connection that can be shared by up to five mobile internet devices.

T-Mobile UK Cut Mobile Data Allowance To 500MB

T-Mobile Smartphone Data LimitsFrom February 1st, T-Mobile UK have announced that they plan to reduce the mobile data allowance for smartphone users down toto 500MB.

With most T-Mobile contracts previously offering data limits of 1GB, the new reduction will ultimately mean that both new and existing T-Mobile customers are entitled to half the data they had before.

iPad 2 Video Reveals New Hardware Features

iPad 2 Protective Case VideoThe next generation iPad 2 isn’t expected to arrive in the UK until May/June of 2011, but that doesn’t stop the rumour mill from working overtime on the possible new features the iPad 2 might include.

Earlier this month it was rumoured that the iPad 2 would include cameras on the front and back of the device, according to reports from Apple’s hardware supplier.

Which Android Phones Will Receive The Android 2.3 Update?

Android 2.3 Gingerbread Phone UpdatesSince the official announcement of Android 2.3 earlier in the week, owners of Android handsets like the HTC Desire, Nexus One and Samsung Galaxy S are no doubt eagerly awaiting the update to be released for their handsets.

The newly announced Google Nexus S will be the first phone to go on sale powered by Android 2.3, but what about existing handsets? When will they receive the update?

Ofcom Publish Report Into Mobile Broadband “Not-Spots”

Telecoms regulator Ofcom have today published the results of their initial research into the UK’s “not-spots” areas. “Not-spots” are areas of the country where mobile reception is too weak to function as a useful service.

Ofcom’s research found that 3G mobile broadband services currently reach 87% of the UK population, with Scotland, Wales, the Southwest of England and Northern Ireland among the areas with far lower 3G coverage than other parts of the United Kingdom.

Opera Saving Mobile Broadband Users £17.37bn A Year On Data Bills

Opera Mini Mobile Broadband UsageOpera have today released their latest monthly ‘State of the Mobile Web Report’, in which the web browser developer claims to have saved mobile internet users around the world a whopping £17.37bn ($27.4bn) per year on their data bills.

The Opera Mini web browser compresses up to 90% of website data, which helps to lower the amount of mobile broadband data usage on handsets, laptops, and other mobile devices.

The Opera report reveals that last month alone, Opera Mini users generated over 535.3 Million Megabytes’ (MB) of data for operators worldwide, up 9.4% from August 2010. If this data was uncompressed, Opera Mini users would have viewed over 4.9 Petabytes’ of data in September.

In the EU, the United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Spain, Netherlands, Romania and Slovakia, are currently the top 10 countries for Opera Mini usage.

Top 10 sites in the UK based on unique users (change from previous month)

  1. google.com
  2. facebook.com
  3. bbc.co.uk
  4. youtube.com
  5. wikipedia.org
  6. live.com
  7. pocketgear.com
  8. yahoo.com
  9. my.opera.com
  10. newsnow.net

Mobile Broadband Speeds On The Increase

Mobile BroadbandThe average mobile broadband download speed has grown to 936Kb/s according to a new study from Cisco Systems.

Based on research undertaken by Said Business School at Oxford University, the research discovered that the average mobile broadband download speed had risen by more than a third since 2009 to a new high of 936Kb/s.

The report also found that upload speeds have also seen a jump in speeds, rising by more than 100% over the same time period and now stand at 277Kb/s.

The Cisco report does however claim that the overall quality of mobile broadband technology still remains “far below” that of fixed-line home broadband services, with around 30 per cent of users able to access throughput speeds of more than 1.3Mb/s.

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