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The 2012 London Olympics will be bringing new and exciting technology to the UK, an announcement has revealed that the channel tunnel will be fitted with mobile 3G coverage similar to that that will also be installed on the London Underground. Travellers on the channel tunnel will no longer suffer wireless blackout when travelling between the UK and France, the new coverage will be supplied by a conglomerate of network providers which will eventually all be licensed by the UK governing body Ofcom. The British offering will be shored up...

HTC is preparing for the launch of their 4G handsets ahead of CES on 6th January and virtual titbits have started to arise surrounding the name of the cloaked handset. Up until now the Smartphone has been known as the HTC Incredible HD, this includes internal ‘leaks’ and advertising ‘mistakes’ over the past few weeks. However, the mobile communications giant recently included a web link in some pre-launch advertising that actually suggested the phone would be called the ‘Thunderbolt 4G’. Sadly the link turned out to be a dud...

Google has taken their Flagship Nexus S Smartphone, which sports the latest Android Gingerbread 2.3 to new heights – making the Nexus S their first Smartphone to go into outer space. In total seven devices were sent on a mission where no other smartphone had gone before, thankfully some Android Robots went along for the ride, all of which can be seen in the highlights reel below. The whole exercise was all about quality control as Google wanted to test how the device would function, engineers tested Google Maps and Google Sky Maps for...

Samsung revealed that they had sold 5 million of their Galaxy S Smartphones a couple of months ago, at the time they also revealed that they would sell 10 million units before the end of 2010 – a bold prediction at the time but one they seem to be able to back up. Samsung has announced that they have sold 9.3 million units to date and with only a few days to go before the end of the year, making it unlikely but still possible to hit their target. The Samsung Galaxy S launched in July and has been one of the most popular handsets for...

HTC raised the hopes of HTC Desire and Desire HD owners today, an official Tweet read “European Desire HD/Desire Z users – look out for an update rolling out from today that will make your mobile experience even better”. Users probably thought they were going to receive the box fresh Android Gingerbread update – sadly this wasn’t the case. After realizing their Christmas Eve gaff HTC issued another Tweet dashing the hopes of owners: “To clarify, the Desire Z/Desire HD update is a maintenance build based on all your feedback....

It seems this weeks Playstation Phone news snippet has taken mobile gamers a step closer to a launch date of the fabled Sony Ericsson Z1 Smartphone. If rumours from Pocket-Lint are true the phone will land in shops as early as April 2011 after making its debut at the Mobile World Show. The article explained that the source was certain the phone would land next year “but although it will get a Feb launch, it won’t be in shops until April” it read. The anonymous source also said : “Sony Ericsson is going big on this one”, a promising...

Microsoft has broken silence on initial sales of their Windows phone 7 Smartphones, the devices have been on sale for six weeks and this is the first official release that has been given. Microsoft say they have sold 1.5 million devices to mobile phone operators and retailers since launch, not bad until you compare the stats with competitors. When Apple launched the iPhone they sold 3 million units in just three weeks. Android is also pretty good with numbers with a reported 300,000 devices purchased every day. So Microsoft is behind...

News has emerged that the hotly anticipated Android Honeycomb will be released in February 2011, not as Android 3.0 but 2.4 instead – Which if true is much like Android Gingerbread, which was also tipped to be branded as 3.0. An external software programmer leaked the information to Androidandme who explained that their source preferred to remain anonymous but is credible and ‘trustworthy’ all the same. Honeycomb has always been assumed to be 3.0 branded but perhaps the powers that be from Google have decided to save that for a...

It seems that the legal battles between Nokia and Apple are still ongoing with no sign of an end after the Symbian phone manufacturers filed even more lawsuits yesterday in the UK and other parts of Europe. Nokia has accused Apple of breaching a total of 37 patents, 13 of these represent the lawsuits filed across the UK, Netherlands and Germany. The Finnish phone makers insist that they invented and indeed protected via patents various bits of tech that feature prominently on Apple devices – they include “using a wiping gesture on...

Earlier we talked about how Samsung had revealed the Galaxy S would receive an upgrade to Android Gingerbread via Twitter; it seems the micro blogging site is also the choice of HTC who have announced that Android 2.2 is finally available for the HTC Legend in Europe. The Tweet read “The Android 2.2 update for Legend is now live across Europe. Thanks for your patience everyone! Happy Holidays.” Android 2.2, AKA Froyo, has been available for some time and Legend owners can now update their handsets – of course this is bitter sweet...