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  • BlackBerry’s final phone rumoured for reveal at CES

    The last ever phone to be produced in-house by BlackBerry - the DTEK 70, or BlackBerry Mercury - is set to be unveiled at January’s CES event, reports state. More »

  • Vodafone remains the most-complained-about mobile provider

    Ofcom’s just published its latest Telecoms and Pay TV Complaints Report, and Vodafone has received the worst rating for customer service for the eighth quarter in a row. It’s… More »

  • Super Mario on iPhone eats data as well as mushrooms

    We’ve been playing a fair amount of Super Mario Run over the weekend. It’s pretty good for what it is - a stripped down Mario platformer with some clever… More »

  • SwiftKey reveals 2016’s most popular emoji

    2016 had us feeling very [face with tears of joy], according to SwiftKey. The custom mobile keyboard app has revealed which emojis the UK used the most this year,… More »

  • Super Mario Run releases today on iOS

    The world’s most famous plumber is coming to iPhones today. Super Mario Run launches today on iOS, and will be available to download from the AppStore (if it’s not… More »

  • UK has worse 4G coverage than Romania or Peru

    Government infrastructure watchdog, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), has heavily criticised Britain’s 4G coverage. It says that users are barely able to connect to fast mobile internet half the… More »

  • Vodafone introduces data rollover… for pay-as-you-go users

    Mobile network Vodafone has decided to follow in the footsteps of Sky Mobile and iD, by introducing Data Rollover - but only for pay-as-you-go customers. More »

  • New Galaxy Note 7 update will disable device

    Samsung has confirmed that it will release a software update for the Galaxy Note 7 that permanently disables the device. The manufacturer wants to head off any more cases… More »

  • Got an old mobile phone at home? It could be worth £1000

    It’s always useful to have a little extra cash come Christmas time, and according to a new report by mobile operator TalkMobile, the mobile phones you have lying around… More »

  • Android 7.1.1 rolls out, introduces gifs and emoji

    The latest version of Android, 7.1.1 Nougat, is ready to roll out to selected smartphones in the next few weeks - and we have a glimpse of some of… More »

  • WhatsApp to drop support for older phones by the end of 2016

    Following an announcement six months ago, WhatsApp has confirmed that it’s dropping support for certain older models of smartphone by the end of the year. A number of BlackBerry… More »

  • EE launches new data roaming add-ons and passes

    EE has scrapped its old Euro Data Pass and reinvigorated data roaming add-ons, just in time for your winter getaway. The new Travel Data Pass will cost between £3-5… More »

  • Sky Mobile unveiled, lets you roll over data

    After months of anticipation, Sky has finally revealed its mobile SIM plans on the aptly-named Sky Mobile network. For now, it’s just offering SIM-only deals, but says it’ll offer… More »

  • Samsung Pay release pushed back to next year

    It hasn’t been a great year for Samsung. First it faced the whole ‘exploding Galaxy Note 7’ debacle, and now it’s had to push back the UK release of… More »

  • Softbank launches new Star Wars phones

    Smartphone manufacturer Softbank has announced two new Star Wars-branded handsets, one representing the Light Side, and one the dark side. There’s just one Jar Jar Binks-sized problem - they’re… More »

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge voted phone of the year in Pocket-lint Awards

    Samsung may have had a difficult few months, what with incendiary disaster that was the Galaxy Note 7, but it’s not all bad news for the company. The Galaxy… More »

  • EE calls for mobile networks to be ‘clear on coverage’

    A mobile phone isn’t much good if you can’t get signal, right? In a bid to make that little issue a bit easier to deal with, network EE is… More »

  • Apple will replace dodgy iPhone 6S batteries for free

    Apple has been uncharacteristically willing to admit its mistakes recently. Last week it admitted that there was a touchscreen problem with iPhone 6 and 6S, and now it’s acknowledged… More »

  • Nokia says it will release a smartphone in 2017

    Nokia has confirmed that it plans to release a new smartphone next year. The Finnish company has been out of the handset market since it sold its mobile phone… More »

  • Apple reinstates peach emoji after new design hits a bum note

    According to reports, Apple has abandoned a plan to replace the beloved peach emoji with one that looks less like a bum. Right - let’s get to the bottom… More »

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