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Full Specifications of the BlackBerry DTEK50 (also known as BlackBerry Neon)

Full Specifications of the BlackBerry DTEK50 (also known as BlackBerry Neon)

In case you missed the biggest launch of the month, the BlackBerry DTEK50 has been announced and crowned the most secure Android handset available. Read more about the handset on yesterday’s blog here.

Today we’re listing the full specs of the handset to clear up any pre-launch rumours.

Specifications for the BlackBerry DTEK50:

  • Display: 5.2”, 16:9 aspect ratio 1920×1080 resolution, 424 PPI, 24-bit colour depth
  • Size: 147mm x 72.5mm x 7.4mm / 135g
  • Navigation: All-touch screen, with intuitive gesture based navigation
  • Keyboard: On screen BlackBerry Keyboard;
  • Contextual auto-correction, next-word prediction and a personalised learning engine that gets to know the way you type with on screen typing or seamless ow typing
  • Dedicated Keys: Volume Up/Down, Lock (Power On/Off), Customizable BlackBerry Convenience Key usable as Mute Key when on an Active Call
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM, 16 GB Flash,
  • Hot-swappable MicroSD slot (up to 2 TB)
  • Battery: 2610 mAh 4.4V non-removable Lithium Ion battery
  • Supports QC 2.0 Quick Charge
  • Rear Camera: 13 megapixel auto-focus camera, Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF), Fast focus lock, HDR, 6-element f2.0 lens, dual-tone LED Flash – Enhanced photo colour balance, 4x digital zoom, Continuous & touch to focus, face detection, image stabilisation, Panorama, Burst, Live Filters, Multi-frame Low Light Enhancement, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Front Camera: 8MP Fixed-Focus, f2.2, 1.125um pixel size, 84 ̊ wide angle/ eld of view lens, Image & video stabilisation, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps, Selfie Flash, Wide Selfie Mode
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity,
  • Ambient light, Hall Effect
  • Network Bands for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific
  • FD-LTE 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28A (2100/1900/1800/2600/900/800/700 MHz) TD-LTE 38, 40, 41 (2600/2300/2500 MHz)
  • HSPA+ 1, 2, 5, 8 (2100/1900/850/900 MHz)
  • Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz, 802.11 a/n 5GHz, 802.11 ac 5GHz 4G Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy (LE) and EDR, Assisted, Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo Support. Pre-loaded Google Map
BLACKBERRY DTEK50 KEY GUIDE
Pre-Order your BlackBerry DTEK50 today.

Pre Order the BlackBerry DTEK50

Pre Order the BlackBerry DTEK50

We’re pleased to finally be able to introduce you to the latest BlackBerry on the Market, the BlackBerry DTEK 50 (also known as the BlackBerry NEON pre-launch).

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The BlackBerry DTEK50 Takes your Security Seriously:

Marketed as the Most Secure Android (yes that’s right, Android) handset on the market, the BlackBerry DTEK50 not only protects your personal information but takes control of your privacy, and offers a record quickest security patches to reduce the risk of being hacked. BlackBerry have also taken extra steps to help protect you from malware, data breaches and any attempts to hack and tamper with your Operating System.

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The handset is also packed full of additional security features like Encryption that protects your pictures or bank info from being stolen if you were to lose your phone, and Password Keeper to store secret passwords and notes.

DTEK by BlackBerry:

As outlined in our previous blog, DTEK by BlackBerry keeps you at the heart of your privacy by letting you know when it could be at risk and the steps you can take to  improve it. BlackBerry’s world-renowned security experts have built in a hardware root of trust into the processor and added a secure boot up process so each stage of the secure boot chain is verified. DTEK will also track your apps and will notify you when someone is accessing your data, turning on your mic or accessing personal contacts or your location.

Blackberry Neon DTEK50

 

Fully Android:

BlackBerry’s DTEK50 runs on the latest edition of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, ensuring you full access to Google PlayTM, home screen widgets, Google NowTM, as well as all of the top rated Android apps on the market to combine the best professional tools and security features you’ve come to expect from BlackBerry and Android. On the DTEK50 you’ll also enjoy Android™ for Work, Google Play™ for Work integration, BlackBerry HubCalendar and DTEK.

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Preloaded Apps:

Because you are combining BlackBerry and an Android OS you’ll have a tonne of preloaded apps to enjoy on power up. These include:

From BlackBerry:

  • BlackBerry Keyboard, BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Calendar, Contacts by BlackBerry, Notes by BlackBerry, Tasks by BlackBerry, BlackBerry Camera, BBM, DTEK by BlackBerry, BlackBerry Device Search, BlackBerry Launcher, BlackBerry Services, BlackBerry Help, BlackBerry Password Keeper, Microsoft® exFAT Technology for BlackBerry, BlackBerry Content Transfer, Yahoo!® Finance.

From Android:

  • GmailTM, HangoutsTM, Google ChromeTM, Google DriveTM, Google MapsTM, YouTubeTM, Google PlayTM, Photos, Messenger (SMS), AndroidTM Device Manager, Clock.

Camera:

You’ll be able to capture the moment on the DTEK50′s 13 megapixel with auto focus rear camera, professional settings including live colour filters, manual controls and Phase Detection Auto Focus and realistic looking Selfies, even in low light thanks to the 8 megapixel front facing camera with LED flash. DTEK will also keep all of your photos are safe and secure, notifying you if someone is taking pictures or videos without your knowledge.

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Display and Keyboard: 

We’re pleased to see an offering of a stunning 5.2” full HD scratch resistant display, protected by a specialised Oleophobic coating and capable of displaying 16 million colours. A smart keyboard has been designed to learn from you for increased accuracy and speed, providing word suggestions as you type in up to 3 languages of your choice. BlackBerry’s customisable Convenience Key will provide shortcuts to your most used applications for speed and efficiency.

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Power and Memory:

Running on a QC 8952 Octa-Core processor, powered by 3GB Ram, 16GB Flash and Hot-swappable MicroSD slot to expand the handset’s memory up to 2TB. The 2610 mAh 4.4V non-removable battery supports QC 2.0 Quick Charge, enabling you to achieve a 50% charge in just 51 minutes.

Pre Order the BlackBerry DTEK50 Sim Free today.

 

Understanding DTEK by BlackBerry for Android

Understanding DTEK by BlackBerry for Android

At the end of last year, BlackBerry launched their first Android powered device, the BlackBerry Priv. Apart from the slide out QWERTY keyboard, Priv brought another important application to Android underneath the BlackBerry hood, this is called DTEK.

DTEK by BlackBerry encrypts data on your device and “will automatically monitor your OS and apps and let you know when your privacy could be at risk and how you can take action to improve it. With just a quick glimpse you can see the overall security rating for your device – excellent, fair or poor – and what you can do to improve it. DTEK also tracks your applications and notifies you when someone is:

  • Taking pictures or videos without your knowledge
  • Turning your microphone on
  • Sending a text message
  • Accessing your contacts, location or financial information
  • PRIV is packed with lots of other security features like Password Keeper to store secret passwords and notes, Picture Password to make it virtually impossible for someone to break into your phone and encrypted messaging with BBM®. Take control and be confident knowing your personal data is being kept private” (Source: http://uk.blackberry.com/software/smartphones/android.html )

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You can buy the BlackBerry Priv Sim Free now from Unlocked Mobiles.

Seven rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Seven rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung are set to release the Note 7 early August, but what can we expect from this updated Phablet?

Here are seven rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7:

1.  Samsung have confirmed a release date for the Galaxy Note 7 of August 2, with a launch taking place in  London and New York City.

2. The handset is likely to feature a curved 5.7-inch Quad-HD Super AMOLED display.

3. Leaked photos of the Note 7’s camera modules have pretty much confirmed the rumours of an iris scanner lock screen

4. Many in the mobile market are expecting Samsung to give the Note 7 the same 12-megapixel, dual-pixel lens fitted to the Galaxy S7

5. There are three different launch colours for the device – Black Onyx, Blue Coral and Silver Titanium.

6. It is looking like Samsung are defiantly skipping the Note 6 title in order to keep their handset in line with the Galaxy S7.

7.  The Samsung Note 7 is said to measure around 153.5mm x 73.9mm x 7.9mm (a simulate size to the Note 5).  It is also rumoured to be coming with  an IP68 rating, making it water and dust resistant.

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If you’d like to be one of the first to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, register your interest here.

Sony Xperia X Performance Now In Stock

Sony Xperia X Performance Now In Stock

We have today received our first delivery of the Sony Xperia X performance. This is Sony’s flagship handset, announced back in February 2016 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Once of the main features is that the Xperia X Performance boasts a new flagship camera of 23 mega pixels. With quicker response times, more intelligent focus, and a new highly adaptive shutter speed, you get clearer shots in the toughest situations on the Xperia X Performance. There is also a 13 mega pixel selfie camera.

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In terms of hardware specifications, the Xperia X performance boasts 3GB Ram, a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 and 5 inch full HD display.

You can buy the Sony Xperia X Performance Sim Free online now.

We take a look at the Windows 10 Anniversary Update due August 2nd

We take a look at the Windows 10 Anniversary Update due August 2nd

Great news for anyone with a Windows phone; Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be arriving on August 2nd. Confirmed on Twitter by Windows Insider program leader Dona Sarkar, and with over 350 million devices now running Windows 10, and more than 135 billion hours of use on Windows 10 since launch, this should be big.

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We outline the top 4 areas of innovation and improvements to consumers and enterprises that the new Anniversary update will bring:

1.Additional Security Features resulting in the Most Secure Windows:

Microsoft have introduced Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection which aims to detect, investigate and respond to advanced malicious attacks on networks by providing a more comprehensive threat intelligence and attack detection.

Additionally, the Update delivers Windows Information Protection, (previously enterprise data protection) and improvements to Windows Defender, Microsoft’s free anti-malware service.

2. The Power of Windows in your own thanks to Windows Ink
With Windows Ink you’ll be able to:
  • Take notes, sketches or drawings quickly and easily
  • Remember tasks and reminders with Smart Sticky Notes
  • Enjoy in app ink-specific features, like using handwriting in Office, ink annotations in Microsoft Edge.

Windows 10 ink

3. Be even more productive with Cortana

Cortana will now sit above your lock screen so you can use all her features without unlocking your device. Other improvements to Cortana include being able to save and recall key information, add photos for visual reminders and share notifications across all your Windows devices.
Cortana
4. Enjoy  Increased Power Efficiency, Extensions and Accessibility with Microsoft Edge:
Power-saving improvements result in your handset using fewer CPU cycles, consuming less memory, and minimizing the impact of background activity and peripheral content. Microsoft Edge Extensions, such as Pinterest’s “Pin It Button,” Amazon Assistant, AdBlock, Adblock Plus and LastPass, will be also available in the Windows Store with the Anniversary Update, along with new accessibility architecture for Microsoft Edge supporting modern web standards, including HTML5, CSS3, and ARIA.
Enjoy the Windows 10 experience on Lumia 650, Lumia 550 and Lumia 950 XL Sim Free today.

Android Marshmallow: Now on Tap

Android Marshmallow: Now on Tap

The future of Google searching is here in the form of Now on Tap.

The main idea of Google’s Now on Tap is to extend the reach of Google across your mobile, making it easier and faster to find the information you need.

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Now on Tap is integrated into Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and can be used by holding down the home button. Once activated, Google performs a search and scan of the current screen, providing relevant information than may be of use such as web links, directions etc.

How to use Now on Tap on your Android handset:

  1. On any screen, touch and hold the Home button.
  2. Google uses what’s on your screen to show you related info, apps, and actions

Now on tap

So, how would you use Now on Tap during everyday life? 

Google gives the following examples: 
 
  • Restaurants: Find restaurants and other points of interest mentioned on screen.
  • Movies: See reviews and info about a cast using the film name.
  • Music: Get details about a song or artist from within your app.
  • People: Learn about famous people and celebrities in the news.
  • Images: Get info about artwork, product logos, landmarks, and more.

Searching images on Google isn’t exactly a new thing, but with Now on Tap you literally replace search terms with an image. For example, if you can take a photograph of Big Ben, hold the home button to activate Now on Tap and the handset will analyse the image contents to provide you more information on this tourist attraction.  It can even work and analyse photos direct from your camera app.

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Now on Tap is an innovative feature that is continually being developed and improved by Google and we’re certainly excited to use it.

Test out Now on Tap for yourself on some of our most popular Android handsets available sim free, including the Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and the Huawei P9 today.

iOS10 Beta Tried and Tested: Top 5 Improvements

iOS10 Beta Tried and Tested: Top 5 Improvements

Apples iOS 10 public beta is now live, with interesting new updates and features.

Before you do download it, remember it is just a beta so some of your favourite apps may be buggy. So if you’re not quite ready to test out the new OS, check out our review of the top 5 updates below:

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1. Apple Music:
In Apple’s iOS 10 beta, the redesigned Apple Music app shines.  Menus are cleaner, so it’s easier to search for songs or artists. the old cluttered interface has been streamlined, with a default view of your library of music.
2. Photos and Memories album:

The addition of face recognition, on your iOS device prompts you to name the faces that it’s recognised, creating dynamic libraries for each person. The new Memories album also sorts your photos based on date and location making the new OS a more organised way to store and enjoy your photos and Videos.

3. Raise to Wake:
A feature that we’ve seen on Android for a while, Raise to wake has finally arrived on iOS.
Simply pick up your handset and access your messages without pressing a button.
iOS 10 beta
4. Delete Apple’s core app:
Apple didn’t mention this in the keynote speech, but they are finally allowing users to remove most of Apple’s core once nonremovable apps from their handsets. Technically only the user data is deleted, while the app remains hidden on your device, so if you find that a day comes when you finally need to check stocks, or locate north on your compass, you can simply restore the apps via the App Store just like you would a regular app.
5. Improved 3D Touch:
Users of the iPhone 6S will be familiar with 3D Touch, but with iOS 10 you’ll be able to do more with it. Your Apps now have little widgets with extra info, and the control panel has new settings for things like flashlight or the camera.
Other improvements include a redesigned maps, responsive predictive texts, a Home app to control all of your HomeKit-compatible smart-home appliance.
Test out the iOS 10 beta yourself on the iPhone 6S, iPhone SE available sim free today.

 

Huawei P9 Lite: Specification

Huawei P9 Lite: Specification

There’s a new video coming soon, so subscribe to our Youtube video so you dont miss us unboxing the Huawei P9 lite in 60 seconds.

While you wait, here’s the specs at a glance:

  • Connectivity: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Dimensions: 146.8 x 72.6 x 7.5 mm (5.78 x 2.86 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight: 147 g (5.19 oz)
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 52. inches, (~69.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density), IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 650
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 + quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T880MP2
  • Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Internal: 16 GB, 2/3 GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 13 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
  • Camera Features: 1/3” sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0

Check out how the Huawei P9 Lite compares to the Huawei P9 in last weeks blog post.

Purchase the Huawei P9 Lite Sim Free today.

Bundles of Freebies when purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in Black and Gold

Bundles of Freebies when purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in Black and Gold

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets in gold and black are now coming with the added bonus of a huge bundle of freebies. Both handsets will arrive with a free Samsung Evo Plus 32GB MicroSD card and 12 months subscription to McAfee Mobile Security. What’s  more, you’ll be able to protect your high end flagships thanks to the inclusion of a free case.

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Free Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Bundle worth £70:

1. Free Case Mate, Naked Tough, Dual Layer Protection Case for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (worth £28.99)

2. Free Samsung Evo Plus 32GB MicroSD card

3. 12 months McAfee Mobile Security.

(Please note this offer only applies to the purchase of the S7 Edge in Black and Gold only)

Free Samsung Galaxy S7 Bundle worth over £50:

1. Redneck Prima Wallet Folio Case

2. Free Samsung Evo Plus 32GB MicroSD card

2. 12 months McAfee Mobile Security

(Please note that this offer is available on the purchase of any Samsung Galaxy S7 in gold or black only.)

Purchase the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge today.

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