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Apple becomes number 2 wearables vendor as shipments up 223pc

Apple becomes number 2 wearables vendor as shipments up 223pc

IDC Q2 figures found FitBit retained top spot with 4.4 million shipments compared with 3.6 million Apple Watches Wearable shipments grew by 223 per cent to 18.1 million during the second quarter …

Argos joins list of ZTE Blade S6 retailers

Argos joins list of ZTE Blade S6 retailers

The flagship device first launched back in January 2015 and is already available from Amazon and eBay ZTE has announced that Argos has become the latest retailer to stock ZTE Blade S6 …

Lenovo to fold mobile arm into Motorola Mobility

Lenovo to fold mobile arm into Motorola Mobility

Smartphone division will be ran under Motorola umbrella, eventually closing Lenovo Mobile Lenovo has announced plans to merge its existing smartphone operations into Motorola Mobility, which it …

Honor unveils new 7 handset at biggest ever UK launch

Honor unveils new 7 handset at biggest ever UK launch

Sixth Honor device in UK will go on sale on August 31 and will retail for £249.99 through online channels and Three Honor has unveiled its latest flagship device, the Honor 7, at its largest …

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Broadband providers charging up to 6.5x more than ads imply

Broadband providers charging up to 6.5x more than ads imply

Research from Citizens Advice found broadband adverts draw in consumers with short-term "teaser deals" Broadband providers are misleading customers by providing price promises but charging them up …

£135m Phoenix acquisition will make Daisy “truly converged IT” provider

£135m Phoenix acquisition will make Daisy “truly converged IT” provider

Daisy Group completed its 48th acquisition last month as CEO Matthew Riley tries to create a £1 billion revenue UC business Daisy Group has completed its £135 million takeover of Phoenix IT as …

AKJ rebrands as Aurora for ‘new beginning’

AKJ rebrands as Aurora for ‘new beginning’

Company also rebrands its billing software as the Affinity Software Suite  Telecoms billing software provider, Aurora Kendrick James, has rebranded as Aurora to signal the “new beginnings” of …

VIA looks to hit £1m mark with expansion

VIA looks to hit £1m mark with expansion

Hosted telecoms provider to significantly expand its reseller base London-based hosted telecoms provider VIA wants to double revenues to £1 million this year by significantly expanding its …

Features

Exclusive Q & A: expert hacker speaks about security threats following Carphone Warehouse cyber attack

Exclusive Q & A: expert hacker speaks about security threats following Carphone Warehouse cyber attack

Cyber criminals may have stolen up to 2.4 million Carphone customers' bank details in the attack on August 5. Following the Carphone Warehouse cyber attack where 2.4 million customers' …

EE: Customer safety is our “top priority”

EE: Customer safety is our “top priority”

Operator recalls half a million Power Bars after explosion injures …

Huawei sub-brand Honor targets 40m sales – new 7 device imminent

Huawei sub-brand Honor targets 40m sales – new 7 device imminent

Honor has seen global sales rocket from one million to 20 million in just two years. Honor 7 smartphone to be unveiled in UK, August 27. Huawei's e-commerce brand Honor is expected to reach …

Carphone Warehouse customer data stolen in cyber attack

Carphone Warehouse customer data stolen in cyber attack

Up to 2.4 million customers may have had their banking details stolen by cyber criminals Up to 2.4 million Carphone Warehouse customers are feared to have had their personal data stolen, after …

Comment

HTC has brilliant smartphones but future looking bleak

HTC has brilliant smartphones but future looking bleak

James Pearce finds it difficult to see how the manufacturer can turn things around …

Testing times for the new kids on the mobile market block

Testing times for the new kids on the mobile market block

James Pearce looks at how John Lewis, Westcoast and Gigaset might fare over the next 12 months in such a competitive industry …

Dealers’ cheers over iPhone move

Dealers’ cheers over iPhone move

Paul Withers explains how receiving iPhone stock through B2B distribution will make a dealer’s life much easier and significantly increase their chances of holding onto customers …

Cyber security starts at home

Cyber security starts at home

The number of security threats to mobiles is growing. James Pearce warns it’s up to the consumer to protect their device and urged dealers to push out solutions to them to increase their own …

Reviews

Microsoft Lumia 435

Microsoft Lumia 435

Microsoft’s cheapest handset to date costs a mere forty quid in some UK retailers. Does it have what it takes to surprise us, or will the price reflect its …

Mystery Shopper: Metrocentre

Mystery Shopper: Metrocentre

Mystery Shopper travels abroad a lot, especially in Europe, the US and China. He wants a SIM-only deal that comes with some kind of roaming package. What can our retailers offer …

Vodafone Smart Tab Prime 6

Vodafone Smart Tab Prime 6

Despite a sleek design and decent battery, this tablet fails to live up to its early promise due to a poor camera, below-average screen performance and underwhelming processor  The Vodafone Smart …

Mystery Caller: HTC phone for under £30pm

Mystery Caller: HTC phone for under £30pm

Mystery Caller has always used phones made by HTC and is looking to get himself a new device. He wants it on a monthly deal for under £30 – what phones will the sales staff offer him and who can …

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