iOS 6.1 Update

Recently, there have been reports of the iPhone 4S having cellular performance issues after updating to the new iOS 6.1 update. Vodafone even suggested its customers not to upgrade to iOS 6.1 if they have an iPhone 4S.

Apple has now released another update specifically for the iPhone 4S. The iOS 6.1.1 update release notes state that it provides updates to the cellular performance and reliability of the device.

The 23MB update is now available for download on the 4S. Other iOS device users do not need to download.


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BlackBerry 10 unveiled

blackberry-z10 BlackBerry has finally revealed its BB10 OS and devices, the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10.The new OS is centered around touch gestures, even the Q10, which comes with a QWERTY keyboard.

The BlackBerry Z10 has a 4.2” WXGA screen , a dual-core Krait CPU at 1.5GHz and 2GB of RAM to make sure it’s capable of multitasking, which plays a huge part in the new experience.

BlackBerry also made sure the Z10 is capable in terms of multimedia with an 8MP main camera that has TimeShift and shoots 1080p video and an HDMI port. The phone packs 16GB of storage and you can plug in a microSD card (up to 32GB) to expand it.

On the connectivity side, there’s LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

The Z10 boasts an advanced touchscreen keyboard, which has received excellent reviews from the critics.

If you still need a physical keyboard, the BlackBerry Q10 could be the one you are looking for. The smartphone keeps the trademark hardware Q10QWERTY keyboard. It also has a touchscreen, a 3.1″ square AMOLED screen.

The BlackBerry Q10 has a stainless steel frame and an “edge-to-edge” glass on the front.

Companies who have BES servers will need to upgrade to BES10 before they can integrate the new devices into their infrastructure. However, the devices can be used with Active Sync or POP3 Mail prior to the upgrade.

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Vodafone voicemail issue

16/11/12 09:00 Vodafone have today made us aware that there may be issues for customers depositing or retrieving voicemails. The problem is affecting numbers in the range ending 00-24.  At present we have no further updates but Vodafone have advised that the incident is being treated as high priority.

16/11/12 11:00 No further updates but Vodafone have recommending using text rather than voicemail to convey messages  at this time

16/11/12 12.00 Vodafone are still working urgently to resolve this issue.

16/11/12 13.45 No further updates – Vodafone still working to resolve the issue.

16/11/12 15.15 No further updates – Vodafone are still working to resolve the issue

16/11/12 18.00 No further updates – Vodafone are still working to resolve the issue

17/11/12 03.20 Vodafone confirm that all services are now running normally.

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Ridgeway to supply new Dual SIM Smartphone

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to supply the Quad band A75 smartphone .The device runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and sports a large, 5″ WVGA screen. As a dual SIM phone, 2 sims can be used on standby at the same time and users can choose which sim they wish to make outgoing calls from.

  • The device is ideal for those who wish to avoid hefty roaming charges while abroad as you can purchase a local sim card for data and outgoing calls while still receiving incoming calls on your usual number.
  • It can be used with a personal and work sim to avoid users needing to carry a second phone.
  • It is also ideal where customers make frequent International calls and already use an International sim.

The handset also features an 8MP camera and uses a MTK6575 CortexTM-A9 1GHz processor and has 512MB RAM and 2GB ROM (Micro SD slot supports up to 32GB).


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Apple sells five million iPhone 5 handsets in opening weekend

Worldwide sales of the iPhone 5 have topped five million in the first three days since release, a million more than the 4S did in over the same period. According to the manufacturer demand for the device has meant some direct customer pre-orders will not be shipped until October. Apple CEO Tim Cook said: “While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date. We appreciate everyone’s patience.”


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Vodafone launch Euro Traveller

Vodafone have announced the launch of a new service called Euro Traveller which is designed to reduce costs for customers roaming in Europe.

Customers have the option to pay £2.50 plus VAT per day and then any calls, texts or data use will be taken from their home bundle allowance rather than being additional charges. Incoming calls will not be charged for.

The £2.50 charge is only levied when a customer uses their handset to make a call, send a text or access data. Incoming calls and texts do not trigger the charge.

The previous data allowance (known as Data Traveller) has now been withdrawn and, unless a customer opts into the Euro Traveller service, data use in Europe will be charged at 58.05p per MB.

Vodafone passport is still operation for customers who are already use the service. Customers who are not on Passport and decide not to opt into Euro Traveller will pay 24.04ppm to make a call, 6.63ppm to receive a call and 7.4p per text.

If you would like further information please contact us on 01235 820800

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Half of UK mobile users now have smartphones

New independent YouGov research out this week suggests that almost half of UK mobile owners now use smartphones (47%), with a predicted steady climb to over 55% of the total market likely within the next 12 months.

Fuelled by the continued success of its iPhone, Apple is out in front with a 29% share of smartphone sales but Samsung (20%) and HTC (16%) are gaining ground fast, while BlackBerry (17%) is also attempting a fight back.

Based on its findings, YouGov expects Samsung to do well in the months ahead because the manufacturer has a firm presence in both the smartphone and feature phone markets, putting it in a strong position to tempt loyal users across to cleverer devices.

That said, Nokia is still the most popular brand among feature phone owners with a 43% market share in the UK. Leading with its Microsoft-powered Lumia range, the mobile veteran is hopeful of a turnaround in the smartphone market where it currently holds a 9% share.

According to YouGov, the road ahead for everyone is unlikely to be easy in terms of upping market penetration, with well over a third of feature phone users saying they “have no need of a smartphone”.

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