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Vodafone has pushed back launching its 4G network. It is said to have decided to delay its 4G launch to coincide with the unveiling of the iPhone 5S, the successor of the iPhone 5, according to a report.
The rumour comes to us courtesy of the Telegraph. According to the newspaper, “The operator had originally planned to switch on superfast mobile broadband in cities in June, but said on Tuesday it would wait until August or September.
“Apple’s iPhone 5, the current model, is only compatible with EE’s 4G network, which was introduced last year and operates at a different radio signal to those due to be launched by rivals this year.
“The Silicon Valley giant had been expected to introduce an updated version, the iPhone 5S, that will work at the new frequencies in June, but it was reported last month it had been pushed back because of manufacturing delays.”
The Telegraph’s source is Mr. Colao. He said, “End of the summer means when there’s going to be a good commercial moment for launching 4G.
“EE had a little bit of an advantage because of the iPhone at 1800MHz [EE’s 4G frequency]. To be honest that will go away as soon as we launch our 4G actually.”
The telegraph said, “Sources confirmed the delay to the iPhone 5S had been a factor in Vodafone’s decision to delay 4G.”
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It seems network operator Vodafone will be offering Nokia’s new Lumia, rumoured to be the Lumia 928.
On its official blog, Vodafone says, “There’s something big, bold and beautiful coming just around the corner. Nokia has invited the tech press to a gathering in London on May 14th to ‘see what’s next’ from Lumia, acting as the stage for the unveiling of a brand new Lumia product. The Vodafone team will be there in attendance, which can only mean one thing…
“Vodafone UK will be stocking the next chapter in the Lumia story.”
“Yep, that’s right: we’re proud to be able to say that (even though our lips are firmly sealed ahead of the launch) Vodafone UK will be stocking the next chapter in the Lumia story.
“We’ll be able to bring you a whole load more when the time comes, but for now you can rest assured that we’ll be among the first UK networks to offer Nokia’s new darling.
“We love the Nokia Lumia range, so this is a no brainer – the unique colours, the solid build and brilliant designs marry up perfectly with the slickness of Windows Phone 8. We currently stock the Nokia Lumia 920, 820, 520 and 620, and we can’t wait to bring any new members of the Lumia family into the fold.”
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If you own a Blackberry handset such as the 9900 Bold Touch or Curve 9360, you must have experienced outages. Vodafone owned up to the issue, blaming it on a router error.
Vodafone says that the cause of the problem was a router error. The issue lasted for around five hours and affected Blackberry users in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. The number of Blackberry users affected is yet to be determined.
Vodafone customers have reported that the issue has affected web surfing, email, and the Blackberry Messenger. Fortunately, Blackberry users on other phone networks were unaffected.
Although this isn’t RIM’s fault, the Canadian phone maker doesn’t need another issue concerning its products. Back in September, Blackberry services were down at the same time the iPhone 5 was launched. A year before this, Blackberry users suffered four days of outages. It took a while before RIM could restore their services.
On the 30th of January, RIM is scheduled to finally launch its next generation software, Blackberry 10. Alongside the launching of the new operating system is two new handsets powered by OS. One handset will be a touchscreen device, while the other will sport the familiar physical QWERTY keyboard. We’re hoping no other issues surrounding RIM’s devices will happen in the future. Otherwise, it won’t look good for the Canadian firm.
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