Orange and Sunrise merger under swiss watchdog scanner
Dec 29th, 2009 by Mike Parker

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First it was the Orange/T-Mobile merger plans in the UK that came under the EU watchdog radar and now its time for the Swiss authorities to look at Orange’s merger with Sunrise in Switzerland.

Sunrise and Orange (along with Swisscom) are the top 3 players in the Swiss domestic market. The merger of two of them is bound raise a few eyebrows there. The Swiss don’t want a mega telecom gaint monopolising their telecoms sector.

Orange seems to be having a tough time pressing ahead with planned mergers with other major players.

Luckily for Orange its share prices have held steady inspite of the bad news.

O2 finally apologises for bad network service levels
Dec 29th, 2009 by Mike Parker

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O2 has officially apologised to London users of its mobile phone network who have not been receiving a decent service. After the smart phone explosion, even making calls had become a problem in certain areas.

A nagging problem since the summer of 2009, a major uptake in smart phones (iPhone, Blackberry etc) had swamped the network bandwidth with data packets. The smartphones tend to constantly ping the main email and other data servers, thereby reducing the service levels for other users. Excessive data transfer means that even routine calls could be dropped due to insufficient bandwidth.

Throttling bandwidth at a user level would never have been popular, as most smart phone users pay a premium for their connections and expect data transfer to be seemlessly integrated with their phone.

O2 however did stop its users from using the Skype voice over ip software and also prevented users from using high bandwidth sites like YouTube. These steps were highly unpopular at that time and did not help resolve the issue. Emails are the main culprits.

O2 now says that a massive multi million pound investment is rapidly improving the service levels for its customers.

The Nokia-Siemens network that O2 uses is now being upgraded to better handle data and voice traffic.

This could potentially mean providing voice calls a priority over data packets.

Nokia N86 Blue
Jan 23rd, 2009 by Mike Parker

Nokia N86 Blue
Manufacturer’s Description:

Click Here for a video of the Nokia N86

Enjoy all of the incredible features of an N-Series handset but with the most powerful Nokia camera phone to date introducing the Nokia N86 8MP. Powerful multimedia connectivity and accessibility are top of the list with the Nokia N86 8MP promising to be a big hit this year.

Be amazed by the 8.0-megapixel camera with wide 28mm Carl Zeiss lens for superior detail and variable aperture for more control.  8GB of internal memory and expandable memory via microSD allow for greater storage of files.  Integrated Nokia Maps facility high speed internet via HSDPA and integrated Wi-fi enable advanced accessibility and connectivity.

8.0-megapixel camera with variable aperture Wide 28mm Carl Zeiss lens Nokia Maps facility HSDPA high speed internet browsing Built in Wi-Fi connectivity 8GB internal memory


8.0-megapixel camera with variable aperture
Wide 28mm Carl Zeiss lens
Nokia Maps
High speed internet browsing via HSDPA

Click here for Nokia N86 Blue deals from OBIL.co.uk

Orange USB Modem Stick
Jan 19th, 2009 by Mike Parker

Orange USB Modem Stick
Manufacturer’s Description:

The Orange USB Modem allows internet access anywhere at anytime without the need for a home line and is the smallest USB modem out at the moment. It couldn’t be any easier simply plug it into your laptop and you’ll have mobile internet access email and web browsing.

The orange USB Modem combines 3G and GPRS to give a small compact device with incredible web browsing speeds.

Best of all there is no need for mess no installation CD’s you plug in and go it makes surfing the web completely hassle free. And with the low fixed monthly price plan you’d be crazy to miss out.

*Unlimited data is subject to fair use of 3GB per month and is for UK use only.

Orange 225 USB Modem features include:

Cost: from £15 a month

High-speed internet connection: Up to 1.8Mbps

Data allowance: 3GB

Contract length available: 18

Compatible with: Windows 2000 XP & Vista operating systems and MacOS X.4 and higher

Connectivity: EDGE GPRS HSDPA 3G

Downloads: Unlimited*

Weight: 40g

Size: 63 x 26 x 13mm

USB Modem included with pay-monthly plans

No wires No hassle from the Orange 225 USB Modem


No wires No hassle with USB:
Internet speeds up to 1.8Mbps
Data Allowance 3GB
3G Connectivity
Compatible with: Windows 2000

Click here for Orange USB Modem Stick deals from OBIL.co.uk

Sony Ericsson C510 Black Clearance
Jan 18th, 2009 by Mike Parker

Sony Ericsson C510 Black Clearance
Manufacturer’s Description:

The Sony Ericsson C510 mobile phone has arrived with a beautiful and simple design affordable to all and has the latest smile shutter technology.

Never miss a shot with the 3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus and face detection.  Back up all your pictures using the M2 memory card facility and send them to your friends via Bluetooth connectivity.  Don’t forget you can view all your pictures and media through the fantastic 2.2 inch QVGA scratch resistant display complete with a motion sensing accelerometer! Accelerometer allows the screen to automatically change from landscape to portrait view.

The C510 doesn’t stop at just pictures it’s a complete multimedia experience!  Get your music covered with an integrated MP3 player and FM radio as well as trackID music recognition. Enjoy the most affordable Cyber Shot mobile phone to date

Capture pictures with the 3.2-megapixel camera with flash and auto-focus

Use face detection and geo-tagging for more picture features

Send pictures and other files wirelessly with Bluetooth connectivity

Keep your screen crystal clear with the 2.2 inch QVGA scratch resistant display

Use the built in accelerometer for landscape media viewing and motion gaming!


Cyber-shot? technology
5.0-megapixel camera with flash
Face Detection
Red-eye reduction

Click here for Sony Ericsson C510 Black Clearance deals from OBIL.co.uk

Nokia 6120
Jan 11th, 2009 by Mike Parker

Nokia 6120
Manufacturer’s Description:

The Nokia 6120 Classic mobile phone is the latest in a long line of compact and high quality technological devices from the Finnish telecoms giant. Nokia have unleashed yet another handset offering light speed Internet access featuring two cameras. The Nokia 6120 has a 2-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom flash and panorama mode for taking high quality photographs and a secondary camera for video calling. The Classic Nokia 6120 also serves up 2nd generation 3G (HSOPA) EDGE HSCSD and GPRS meaning surfing the web and downloading becomes a real breeze! Packed into a compact phone the 6120 also comes with a MP3 player FM radio office applications and more! Classic Nokia styled phone Capture high quality images with the 2 megapixel camera with built in flash and panorama mode A secondary camera for video calling Have fun recording and playing videos Take your tunes anywhere with the integrated MP3 player
Surf the web and download music and videos quickly Java enables high quality gaming


Classic Nokia looks
2-megapixel camera with video flash secondary QVGA video-call camera
16m colour TFT display
Java MISP 2.0
FM stereo radio

Click here for Nokia 6120 deals from OBIL.co.uk

Sony Ericsson W950i Clearance
Jan 10th, 2009 by Mike Parker

Sony Ericsson W950i Clearance
Manufacturer’s Description:

The Sony Ericsson W950i mobile phone is a slim and stylish 3G phone with an advanced digital music player featuring a large touchscreen and stylus for optimal ease of use.

The W950i has a 4GB flash memory meaning you can store up to 4 000 songs. Download tracks to your phone wherever you are or transfer from your PC music libraries using a USB cable. The graphically advanced Walkman™ player features album art support to show you what’s playing.

3G technology gives you the internet browsing experience you’re used to and everywhere access to your favourite websites.

Enjoy the wide variety of features packed into this slim 3G handset!

Download songs to your phone wherever you are!

Rip your CDs to your phone and listen to music on the move

See what’s playing via on-screen album support

Easily choose and open menus with the large touchscreen or stylus

Enjoy the internet browsing experience you’re used to


Software for ripping CD?s to PC to W950i
4GB Memory
High-resolution 262K colour display
Touchscreen or stylus control
3G internet browsing

Click here for Sony Ericsson W950i Clearance deals from OBIL.co.uk

Nokia 5310 Comes With Music White Purple
Jan 5th, 2009 by Mike Parker

Nokia 5310 Comes With Music White Purple
Manufacturer’s Description:

The Nokia 5310 Xpress ‘Comes With Music’ mobile phone is the latest ground-breaking music service exclusively and only for you Pay-As-You-Go customers.

Nokia “Comes With Music ” is a totally new way for people to discover and enjoy music. You get a year of unlimited access to millions of tracks and whatever you download is yours to keep. All this from the entire Nokia Music Catalogue. Which is great when you have a 2GB micro SD card included!

So you like the sound of a years accesses to Nokia Comes with Music? Well it gets better you’re not charged for the music you download during your 12-month subscription. You’ll just be responsible for any data transmission charges when you choose and download songs on your PC  (your download allowance will vary depending on the tariff you are on – please check with your mobile of fixed internet provider if you are not sure).

A year’s access to Nokia Comes with Music is included when you buy the Nokia 5310 Comes with Music edition. This means you will never be stuck without something to listen to with this amazing deal. With features such as the 2-megapixel camera MP3 player and BluetoothTM for transferring all your multimedia files what more could you want.

Finally plug headphones or speakers into the 3.5mm AV plug to complete your music experience with the Nokia 5310 Xpress Music mobile phone.

Terms and Conditions click here.

Exclusive Nokia 5310 Comes With Music Pay As You Go 1 year’s unlimited access to millions of tracks from the entire Nokia Music Store catalogue Downloaded tracks are yours to keep and can be played on your 5310 Xpress Music handset or PC Choose how you listen to your music with music play & FM radio  Mono-black aluminum style with side panels for music applications Capture all those special moments with the 2 megapixel camera Activation:
Your account for the Service may be activated by following the instructions on the leaflet you received with the Nokia device you have purchased (”Comes With Music Device”).

Your account must be activated within two (2) months from the date of purchase of the Comes With Music Device and can only be activated by using the unique PIN code stated on the leaflet (”PIN”).

The PIN may not be redeemed or returned for cash and has no cash value. Please note that the PIN is country specific and can only be used in the country specified on the packaging of the Comes With Music Device you have purchased.

Registration of Authorised Devices. You may register one personal computer (”PC”) and one Comes With Music Device concurrently to the Service.


FM Radio
Music Play
Multimedia player
20 hours playback
Sleek aluminium casing and only 9.9mm thin

Click here for Nokia 5310 Comes With Music White Purple deals from OBIL.co.uk

Sony Ericsson K800i
Dec 28th, 2008 by Mike Parker

Sony Ericsson K800i
Manufacturer’s Description:

The new Sony Ericsson K800i mobile phone is a fantastic Cyber-shot™ digital camera and feature-packed 3G handset all rolled into one.
Wherever you go with your K800i you?ll have an amazing 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus built-in xenon flash and image and video stabilizer function ready for any moment.

With the K800i it?s almost impossible to take a bad picture. The built-in xenon flash unit gives you real photographic light where lighting conditions are not optimal. It also eliminates red eye and the stabilizer function compensates for any small movement of your hand when you?re taking a picture and shooting video.

The camera includes BestPic a unique feature that lets you capture several images in quick succession with one press of the camera key. Simply pick out the best and delete the rest.

Share your pictures with friends and family straight away using Bluetooth or multimedia messaging or you can blog it – take a photo add text and send it to your blog site. The site is created the first time you blog a photo and in return get a text message with the web address and log in data.

Printing directly from your K800i couldn’t be easier. There?s no need for a computer or photo-editing software. Just connect the phone to a PictBridge compatible printer choose a picture and then print.

The K800i has a fully fledged digital music player so you can hear your favourite music tracks wherever you go; and even features built in 3G technology which takes mobile web browsing photo blogging multimedia downloading and video calling to new levels.

A front-facing camera means that you can conduct video calls

Fantastic photos can be taken with a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus and built-in Xenon flash

Get the picture you want. BestPic™ takes 4; you pick the best!

Get real photographic light whatever the conditions with xenon flash

Eliminate blurry images thanks to the camera stabiliser function

Share your photos instantly using Bluetooth™

Or blog it! Take a photo add text and send it to your blog site.

Connect to a Pictbridge-compliant printer for easy print of your photos

Multi-tasking is easy ? Be on a call and search the web simultaneously


3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus
Xenon Flash
Camera stabiliser function
Two-way video calling compatible
3G internet browsing

Click here for Sony Ericsson K800i deals from OBIL.co.uk

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