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    Verizon may want to take a page from EE’s playbook, as its UK-leading wireless service provider counterpart doesn’t seem to know the meaning of the expression “resting on one’s laurels.” In addition to not ruining the out-the-box Galaxy Note 7 user experience, EE today inaugurates a unique Apple Music offer to keep rivals O2, Vodafone, and 3 at bay. Both new and upgrading pay monthly iOS and Android customers are treated to six free months of Cupertino’s immensely popular audio streaming app, double the standard complimentary trial around the world. Only Australia’s Telstra ...

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    Months ago, China was introduced to one glossy, glassy phone from Honor with two eyes and a young target. The US got to learn about the Honor 8 last week. This week, it's Europe's turn. Presentations have been made in London, Madrid and other locations for the Huawei P9 in Honor's clothing and we now know that pricing will start at £369.90 or €399 for the 32GB model. Everyone will be missing out, at least initially, on the 64GB version, priced at €449. The Euro pricing is identical to US pricing. Honor's website and the Huawei-run vMall will stock the devices first. vMall is ...

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    If you think that £750 was a bit over the top to fork over for a Windows 10 Mobile phone with a desk dock, well, Microsoft thinks so as well. Then again, maybe its lowering the price of the HP Elite x3 Business Pack because it had to move back its release date of the product. First boxes were supposed to hit the post today, but we're now seeing them going out on August 22. Furthermore, if you pre-order an Elite x3 right now, you'll be paying just a bit less than your fellow customers: £706.80 including VAT. What's four days between you and Microsoft? £43 and change, apparently. ...

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    With the HTC Vive getting an early advantage against the Oculus Rift on global sales, it's now time to see if the waiting has paid off. The Facebook-owned company has announced that pre-orders are up across the UK, France, Germany and Canada for its spotlight VR headset. Bundled along with the product is platformer "Lucky's Tale" and, of course, a media marketplace called the Oculus Store. Currys, John Lewis and GAME, along with London-based Harrods will stock the Rift in the UK while FNAC has France covered. MediaMarkt and Saturn will have the products in-store as well. You can order ...

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    If you want something sleek, very portable and a treat to run Windows 10 on, you've got a few options. A new one has just arrived at in the United Kingdom and it's called the Huawei Matebook. Unfortunately, as with most of these new-fangled convertible tablets, you're going to need to pay up. Currys sells two models: the first runs on an Intel Core m3 processor, has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage and costs £749.99. The other model doubles the size of both memory bays and upgrades the processor to a Core m5. This one's fetching £999.99. As usual, these prices are large markups from ...

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    If you're still trying to get the Priv at this point, but can't afford its still-steep price tag, there's hope for you yet. Deals are on across ShopBlackBerry's site across North America and Europe as we approach the end of the pre-order period for the new TCL-made DTEK50. In the US, the price has fallen from $649 to $499, a full $200 off its launch price. Canada sees the Priv sunk from its full cost of $899 to $650. The United Kingdom gets a £100 discount to £449. It started off life at Carphone Warehouse just below £580. Prices include VAT. Across France, Germany, Italy, the ...

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    We already have a good idea of how much a Moto Z is worth. At least, what it's worth to Verizon. That carrier still wields exclusive DROID versions of both the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force on the whole world. The former is being sold for $624 while the other is $720. Usually, though, when things go unlocked (or SIM-free for the lot of you familiar with that term), the price can also take an upward jab, too. UK reseller Clove Technology has made its sales plans public for the SIM-free Moto Z (no Force just yet) and it includes stocking the big Moto Mods already out, including the JBL ...

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    Eventually, European carriers will be getting the Galaxy Note 7. It doesn't seem like it right now, though. Both O2 and EE are registering customer interest, but it's not clear when the phablet will be coming to them nor what their prices are going to be. Leave it to Clove to tell a little bit more, though not much more. The unlocked phone expects to take shipments of the SIM-free Note 7 starting September 2 or so with an expected cost of £699 or about $934 — about a 10 percent premium on the US carriers' prices. It's not clear if the United Kingdom will see all four colors of the ...

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    If you want "The World's Most Secure Android™ Smartphone" and do not live in the US, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands, you now have your chance through a couple of UK-based resellers. Both Unlocked Mobiles and Clove Technology have BlackBerry's DTEK50 for £275, the same price as what BlackBerry is offering the phone direct to UK buyers. They're even offering the free 12.6Ah Mobile Charger that Waterloo is. Here's the good news for the rest of the world: the resellers will put in for delivery to your country with a surcharge. Clove is expecting first boxes to come ...

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    Just as Apple's latest earnings report is just a snapshot of how poorly the iPhone 6s is performing, consider Kantar Worldpanel's latest report on Cupertino's rivalry with Samsung another symptom of the problem. It has logged Samsung's mobile market share in the US at 37 percent for the three months ending in May. That's compared to Apple's 29 percent. Specifically regarding the latest flagship releases, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge took 16 percent of the pie while the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus was at 14.6 percent. The crossover story remains the same: 14 percent of Apple customers came from ...

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    The bookies can battle it out between Leadsom and May. Jeremy Corbyn can flip all the Labour tables he wants. And the Liberal Dems... well, never mind them. But until the political fallout from the public's decision to exit the European Union has been actualized, it seems that companies will be riding the flux of uncertainty in the meantime. On a small scale, OnePlus has upped the price of its latest mobile flagship by £20. Larger companies like Samsung, LG and Acer are pulling administrative teeth on their UK operations. Lenovo, though, with its precarious financial situation, has plans ...

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    Well, you had your warning, and all the time in the world to purchase the controversial but undoubtedly compelling OnePlus 3 smartphone at its launch price of £309 on British shores. You even get six more days to act on the deal of a lifetime, July 11 officially seeing the Brexit decision impact the appeal of one of the most affordable flagship Android devices out and about. Fret not, though, as the Pound isn’t dropping as steeply as predicted by certain financial analysts and “experts”, so right now, OnePlus feels confident it can keep its “extremely thin margins” intact with a ...

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    Currency markets have taken their hardest gyrations in a long time thanks to the United Kingdom's voting public expressing their desire to leave the European Union. The Pound Sterling has taken an 8 percent fall against the Dollar in the past few days, leading it to lows we haven't seen since the mid-1980's. The so-called Brexit vote has smartphone manufacturers worried, especially those with headquarters from London to Manchester. Maybe a move to Belfast, Glasgow or Ireland may be in order. But the buying Briton will be the most impacted for the time being and OnePlus is calling in to ...

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    While today's the day the OnePlus 3 gets its shine on, you might be surprised at who will pop up next in the value crunching sector. Take a look at Vodafone UK's new Smart Platinum 7, set to come to the carrier on June 20. It has a 5.5-inch quad HD screen all lit up with AMOLEDs, a 16-megapixel rear camera with an 8-megapixel front facer, a "powerful octa-core processor" 3GB of RAM, a 3,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, 32GB of storage Android Marshmallow and a Smart VR headset to boot. The phone will go for £300 all at once or from £28 per month. If this thing looks ...

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    Update: Users from all 31 countries the OnePlus 3 is available to can now buy a device from the company's site at these prices: [table] Countries,Price Canada,$519 China,¥2499 Czech Republic,10990 Kč Denmark,2990 kr All Eurozone countries except Ireland,€399 Hong Kong,$3098 Hungary,124990 Ft India,Rs. 27999 Poland,1799zł Sweden,3695 kr United Kingdom,£309 United States,$399 [/table] Our original story is below. When you download the "OnePlus 3 Launch: The Loop" app from the Google Play Store, be prepared to wait. It's a 623MB download. But once you get into it, you'll learn all ...

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    Like any great musical act, the OnePlus 3 is about to head on world tour. Shortly after sales begin next Wednesday, OnePlus will be popping up at several outlets across the world to introduce the new smartphone to its fans, let them try it out and even buy one if you get to the fun early enough. On June 15, the Colette shop near the Palai-Royal in Paris will host the first event at 11am local time. Londoners can head to the Joshua Kane on Brushfield in Whitechapel while Berliners can go to Firmament just off Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz at 7pm in each respective place. Those in New York can head ...

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    You officially will never need an invite from OnePlus to buy its products ever again. Well, if we're talking about the OnePlus X and the OnePlus 2 in the US. To be clear, you can already get both phones from third-party suppliers on Amazon right now, but OnePlus will soon be officially providing the site with its phones soon. The OnePlus 2 will be $299 on the marketplace — we presume it's going to be the 64GB variant as that's the price it is currently up for at oneplus.net — while the OnePlus X will be up for $199. The UK is already getting some direct love from OnePlus as the ...

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    Huawei subsidiary Honor is quite convinced that Europeans will definitely love its new Honor 5X or its hefty little Honor 7. And if you, a European, end up buying one and aren't absolutely in love with it, well, you can return it! Until June 8th, for either phone purchased in the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands, the company is offering a 60-day money back guarantee. Honor will pick up shipping fees for those sending their phones back. Huawei and Honor have been making strong pushes in Europe, but we've yet to see a similarly aggressive campaign in its newest market, the ...

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    Sony's going through with its Europe distribution plan of its new Xperia X smartphones. It recently added the Xperia XA Ultra, a camera-ful little phone, into that plan. We're now seeing that the Japanese manufacturer is setting that device into pre-order motion as well as UK site Unlocked Mobiles has the phone available for £298.98 with shipments starting June 27. Britons can get the Xperia XA direct from Sony for £239 with boxes out the door beginning June 20. Where's the £60 difference? An extra gig of RAM, a larger screen with better resolution and double the selfie cam ...

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    Some lucky people were able to snag some free goodies with the purchase of a then-new Lumia 950 XL. As short-lived as those promotions were and for how little we knew about the phones then, snagging some Continuum with your new Windows 10 Mobile device was pretty nifty. Well, if you're a Briton still thinking about getting either a Lumia 950 or 950 XL, you should probably take action anytime tomorrow or through June 30. Afterward, you can take advantage of a promo code for a free Microsoft Display Dock, worth £79.99. You can access the offer on the Lumia Offers app — an app almost ...

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    As Transport for London begins taking Android Pay, we ponder where else the mobile payments platform can go, now that it covers many storefronts, in-app purchases and now, public transit. Google announced that it's now working with Bank of America to get Android Pay working with some of its ATMs while Stripe, Braintree and other point-of-sales partners are also getting integrated. Other developers for retailers and banks can now grab a self-service API to put Android Pay to work for them. We may see other banks take Android Pay at ATMs if they work with Google. Samsung Pay currently has ...

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    No tapping and no paying has happened just yet for those not on Apple's side in the United Kingdom. Limited availability of the Android Pay app began today in the country. Users now see an entry in the Play Store for Android Pay, but many also saw a cautionary tag telling them that "This item is not available in your country." The few that have snagged an installation and tried card after card found that all of them didn't work — yes, even the Barclays ones that never were supposed to in the first place. [EDIT] Thanks to Domenico Lamberti for sending us this screenshot of the app ...

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    It's a shame that the Brits, Scots and Welsh aren't going to be getting the Sony Xperia X Performance, isn't it? Well, it may not be a shame after all. The company has stated to Recombu that while the Sony Mobile Store won't be selling the device, the company will likely leverage its retail partners to do so in limited numbers starting from July. While that sucks for those who would want to participate in a pre-order promotion to potentially get a device for free, it does offer Xperia fans an in to the fun of the Snapdragon 820. The phone is coming out in France, Italy, the Netherlands, ...

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    The transition from Z to X is complete as Sony's new series of smartphones are heading to market in Europe today. Sony Mobile has opened pre-orders for the Xperia X, the lower-end Xperia XA and, in some markets, the top-tier Xperia X Performance. And it's doing so with some hullabaloo. For one, it's offering its SmartBand 2 at half-off with a valid pre-order. In the UK, it's a £50 discount while in most of Europe, it'll be around €55. Also, in France, the UK, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands, buyers of each product (where applicable) can have their pre-orders completely reimbursed. ...

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    Sony's revised smartphone strategy has brought us an upper mid-ranger and a lower mid-ranger this year. We've been teased for a while about what the end of the Xperia Z line will mean for the prospective buyer. The teasing continues, but if you live in the United Kingdom, you can act upon it. Amazon.co.uk has both the Xperia X and the Xperia XA up for pre-order with delivery beginning May 20. The Xperia X, as a reminder, runs on a Snapdragon 650 and has both a five-inch full HD display and a 23-megapixel main camera. As such, it gets a pretty devastating price tag of £499.99 ($720). The ...

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