Vodafone has reversed its decision to bring the much-maligned Vodafone 360 services and branding update to the HTC Desire.The branding update, which added a number of irremovable apps to the homescreen as well as a new Vodafone 'splash' screen, started rolling out on 3 August but unhappy customers' comments quickly flooded the operator's own support forum.
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TalkTalk announced on its website last week that it will be raising the price of its monthly line rental and calls for residential customers as of 1 October.The new rates mean that monthly line rental will increase by 55p, from £11.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has secured a two-year pay deal for employees of O2 UK, a subsidiary of the Spanish-owned Telefonica network.The deal, which the CWU is recommending that its members accept, equates to a 2.
Nokia's head of sales and marketing, Niklas Savander, took part in a Q&A session on Twitter last Thursday to face consumer comments and questions directly.During the hour-long session Savander's account (NiklasatNokia) received around 400 questions and tweeted more than 50 replies concerning the company's strategy going forward.
The Dell Streak will be getting an update to its Android OS but it won't be version 2.2, or Froyo, as previously announced on the company's official blog.
Vodafone has informed ZDNet UK that it has 'temporarily suspended' the HTC Desire update that brought new desktop shortcuts, branding and Vodafone 360 apps to the handset.A company spokesperson said that the decision to suspend the software update was based on a "small number of customer reports around the performance of the service on their device".
Motorola and Verizon are working together to produce a tablet device that will offer digital TV services, according to online reports published this week.The device is said to sport a 10-inch touchscreen display and could run Google's increasingly popular Android operating system, according to a Financial Times report on Tuesday.
Research In Motion (RIM) officially unveiled the BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone on Tuesday.The newest BlackBerry device, known as the Torch 9800, is the first handset from Canadian smartphone manufacturer to run the BlackBerry 6 operating system.
Apple has today issued an update on the status of the white iPhone 4, informing that it will not be available until later in the year.The statement was sent out via email and says that "White models of Apple’s new iPhone 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year.
HP looks set to be launching a tablet device running Windows 7 Premium under the moniker of the Slate 500 and in related news has also applied for a trademark of the name PalmPad.The company announced the Slate earlier in the year and it was the focus of several public outings (including Steve Ballmer at CES 2010) and promotional videos but has since been quiet about its tablet plans.