Sky Sports signs Carragher, new Xperia Z? #TechTalk

The latest broadband, mobile and TV news from TODAY: Liverpool veteran joins Manchester United retiree at Sky Sports, successor to Sony Xperia Z smartphone already rumoured and more...

Sky Sports signs Liverpool's Jamie Carragher

Sky Sports, satellite TV provider Sky's group of sports TV channels, has signed up Liverpool and former England international defender Jamie Carragher as a football pundit for the 2013/2014 season. Carragher, who has spent his entire career playing for Liverpool and retires at the end of the current season, joins a line-up that already includes the likes of Gary Neville, Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp.

Full story: Guardian

Sony Xperia Z successors on the way already?

Follow ups to Sony's flagship Xperia Z smartphone are in the pipeline ... possibly. A user on the "not-always-reliable" Baidu forum who claims to test Xperia devices says a Sony Xperia smartphone code-named Togari will have a 6.44in display and another code-named Honami will have the same 5in display as the Sony Xperia Z.

Full story: TechRadar

Fibre broadband for Shetland Islands thanks to lottery grant

A small, remote community in Shetland has gone from having the slowest to the fastest internet connections in the isles off the north-east of Scotland thanks to a grant from the National Lottery. Seven homes in West Burrafirth, on the west side of the Mainland of Shetland, now have fibre broadband offering speeds of up to 25Mb thanks to the £10,000 grant and local broadband provider Shetland Broadband.

Full story: Shetland News

Fibre broadband could make £750m for companies in Northern Ireland

Companies in Northern Ireland could make over £750million in additional revenue and save around £45million in operating costs over the next five years by exploiting fibre broadband, according to telecoms giant BT's fibre business impact study, which looked at the benefits fibre broadband could bring to companies in a range of sectors.

Full story: Belfast Telegraph

Switch to Windows Phone app for Android device

And finally, the quest for any kind of upper hand in the smartphone market remains as catty as ever. Tech giant Microsoft has taken advantage of the openness of internet search giant Google's Google Play app store by making the Switch to Windows Phone app available on it. The app is designed to persuade users of smartphones and tablets powered by Google's Android mobile operating system to switch to a device that uses Microsoft's Windows Phone platform.

Full story: Pocket-lint

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