4 interesting mobile stories this month

We’ve rounded up the most interesting stories in the mobile world this month so that you don’t have to:

Get the low down on what you can and can’t do when driving

As you probably know by now, there are new laws for drivers using devices, meaning that the penalty has doubled to six points and a £200 fine for just picking up your phone while at the wheel.

So, what can you do? Here is a short list of some of the things you can and can’t do according to the Department of Transport:

  • You can use your phone to listen to music via Bluetooth, providing you don’t use your phone to change the music
  • You can use your phone as Satnav if it is in a handsfree cradle, and preprogrammed before setting off. If you are distracted by a text or phone call while driving, you can be prosecuted
  • You can’t hold your phone on loudspeaker, or hold a microphone connected to your phone

We recommend having a hands-free kit installed so that you can stay safe and distraction free at all times. Find out more about workshop services:

Sony to release a premium phone capable of super slow-mo footage

Sony’s new flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium phone was announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier in the year and is to have outstanding camera abilities. The 19 megapixel camera will be able to film at 960 frames per second (that’s 4 times the rate possible on Apple and Samsung top end devices). It will also have a 5.5 inch 4k HDR display and run Android 7.0 Nougat, as well as 4GB of Ram and 64GM internal storage.

There isn’t an exact release date yet, but Sony have confirmed it will arrive in spring 2017 so we are excited for it arriving soon.

Nokia to bring back the mighty 3310

You might remember the original Nokia 3310 (released in September 2000) as a bulky yet enormously reliable and tough device. Nokia is set to re-release the 3310 this year as a more streamline, yet just as reliable phone, making it useful for active people, as a backup or temp phone, or just for people who don’t like technology!

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Helium balloon mobile Masts by EE

EE want to deliver the most reliable network ever, in the hardest to reach areas of the UK. In their latest innovation, EE plan to use drones which would be airborne for about an hour, and helium balloons which would be tethered to a power source, and stay active for weeks at a time to bring coverage to rural areas of the UK.

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