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Ofcom is looking at how to clear the current users off the 700MHz spectrum band in time for the next generation of mobile data.
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The UK's 4G spectrum situation is improving but iPhone 5 owners keen to take advantage of the higher speeds the networks offer will be disappointed.
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Samsung has confirmed it is considering how, when and where to deliver the newest Android OS, version 4.2 aka Jelly Bean, to its range of Galaxy-branded devices.
Ads have emerged suggesting Google is getting ready to offer a version of its low-cost Nexus 7 tablet with 32GB of storage, but for almost the same price as the existing 16GB version.
Pricing for the upcoming Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 handsets is beginning to trickle out from European markets, indicating that the range-topping device could come in more than £100 cheaper than the equivalent Apple device.
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Apple has fired the starting gun on retail sales of the iPhone 5, the sixth version of the iOS-based handset. Find out where it will cost you the least, in our rundown of the plans out there.
T-Mobile's Full Monty plans with unlimited data no longer allow new customers to tether their phones to other devices for internet sharing, suggesting that mobile networks are struggling to cope with the demand for data.
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- 1 T-Mobile quietly removes tethering for its unlimited data plans
- 2 More 4G on the way to UK, but your iPhone 5 still won't work on it
- 3 Google Translate on Android gets conversation mode
- 4 Oracle announces mobile app development tools
- 5 iPhone 5 goes on sale: Here's the cheapest way to get one in the UK