Mobile News In Brief: Notes & Networks

News Roundup

As always, things have been rather frantic this week at our end and we’ve had an awful lot to handle. So to make it easier for you lot, we’re serving up a slice of Mobile News In Brief for your delectation. Drink it in, enjoy it and we’ll see you again next week. Sayonara.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was in the news this week, firstly for a speculated release date and then to have it confirmed. A Korean tech site claimed it would land on 4 September, and just a day later Samsung sent out invites to an Unpacked event on that very date. The device has already been confirmed after an accidental leak on the company’s website.

Vodafone 4G

Vodafone unleashed details of it 4G network on Wednesday by announcing a host of 4G-ready tariffs. Although the 4G won’t launch until the end of the month, customers will be able to sign up to standard services at the start of next week and enjoy a host of perks until superfast speeds kick in. Like EE there will be no unlimited data packages, but some will exceed 8GB.

Team Stream Screen 1

Team Stream App Review

The football season is already underway, so we gave Team Stream a good going over in this week’s App Review. The clever thing comes from US site Bleacher Report and collates the user’s favourite teams into an automatically updating news stream. It’s easy to use, and helps you keep on top of all important goings-on. Check it out, sports fans.

Sony Xperia Honami

A teaser image for the Sony Xperia Honami leaked this week showing off a snazzy new colour and a potential launch date. The handset was spotted in purple beneath a 4 September date, with the Berlin location hinting at another pre-IFA 2013 launch. Not much more is known about the handset, other than it will contain a rather beasty 20 megapixel camera.

Flip Phones: Six Of The Best

The news that Samsung may be working a new flip phone in the form of the Galaxy Folder inspired up: flip phones were great, but which were the best? Consequently we trawled the archives and put together out six favourites, a distinguished list that included the iconic Motorola RAZR V3i and about ten Nokias. Not really, you’ll have to have a read to find out the truth.