Ben Woods

With several years' experience covering everything in the world of telecoms and mobility, Ben's your man if it involves a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other piece of tech small enough to carry around with you.

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Why Intel should buy Nokia

A marriage between Intel and Nokia could be just the move that the chipmaker needs to help it make an impact on the mobile market that has so far eluded it

August 3, 2012 by Ben Woods

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BT renames Openzone, Fon Wi-Fi hotspot network

BT has renamed its BT Fon and BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspot network simply 'BT Wi-Fi' in an effort to make it less confusing for consumers to find a hotspot.The company announced the rebranding effort of its 4 million Fon and Openzone hotspots, on Wednesday.

June 28, 2012 by Ben Woods

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Nokia 808 PureView release date confirmed

The Nokia 808 PureView 41-megapixel camera-equipped smartphone will go on sale in the UK at the end of June, according to the Finnish handset maker.The Nokia 808 PureView may be one of the last Symbian smartphones aimed at developed markets to be released by Nokia.

June 26, 2012 by Ben Woods

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No hackers: Twitter outage caused by 'cascaded bug'

Social networking site Twitter has recovered from an outage that left millions of members unable to access the site and post messages for up to two hours, putting the cause of the problem down to a bug in one of its infrastructure components.ZDNet UK first noticed the outage at 17:00 BST on Thursday.

June 21, 2012 by Ben Woods


T-Mobile cuts roaming rates for Europe

T-Mobile customers can now add broadband boosters to their monthly or Pay As You Go package to avoid unwelcome and unexpectedly large bills awaiting them on their return for things such as data usage.The new bolt-ons, called 'Internet Travel Boosters' and 'Broadband Travel Boosters' will allow a customer to add them to their package on arrival at their destination.

June 18, 2012 by Ben Woods

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Motorola Solutions snaps up Psion for $200m

Data communications and telecoms equipment provider Motorola Solutions has agreed to buy rugged handheld device maker Psion for $200m (£128m) in cash.Motorola Solutions announced the deal on Friday.

June 15, 2012 by Ben Woods