Andy Boxall

Andy Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a technology writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and owned a series of audacious cars.

Rumor: T-Mobile’s 4G LTE switch-on could come on March 26, alongside the BlackBerry Z10

T-Mobile is rumored to be planning an event in New York on March 26, where it'll switch on its 4G LTE network and launch the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone.

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Google’s Nexus 5 superphone leaked, but sounds too good to be true

A new leak supposedly shows the next Nexus smartphone, codename Megalodon and also known as the Nexus 5, which is accompanied by a feature list which makes it sound too good to be true.

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Processor firm ST-Ericsson to split after failure to find buyer, future of NovaThor platform unclear

ST-Ericsson has announced it will be splitting up, with part owner Ericsson taking over the modem business, and STMicroelectronics concentrating on processors for the automotive industry. The fate of NovaThor isn't clear.

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Sony launches 4G LTE Xperia SP and funky Xperia L Android phones

Sony has announced a pair of mid-range smartphones to compliment its flagship Android phone, the Xperia Z. The Xperia SP shares a similar design with the Xperia Z, while the Xperia L offers similar features at a more affordable price.

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Confusion at BlackBerry over the future of the PlayBook tablet

While BlackBerry continues to work on getting its BlackBerry 10-based Z10 ad Q10 smartphones out into the world, it could also be about to resurrect the PlayBook tablet, or not, as the case may be.

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Windows Phone 7.8 update hit by problems, forcing its release to be halted (Update: It’s coming!)

There's bad news for owners of Nokia's Windows Phone 7 hardware, as Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.8 update has been halted, potentially due to a bug which stops Live Tiles from updating.

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Selected Galaxy S4 software features may come to Galaxy S3 and Note 2 in the future

If you own a Galaxy S3 or a Galaxy Note 2, and looked on enviously at the new software features paraded in front of you during the launch of the Galaxy S4, don't despair, as a future software update may bring some of them to your phone.

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Samsung pledges to launch a top-spec Tizen phone by end of September this year (Updated)

While everyone's attention may be on the new Galaxy S4 right now, this could all change by the end of the summer, as a Samsung representative has said its Tizen operating system will make its debut around this time, and it'll be on range-topping hardware.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is slimmer, lighter, stronger, and headed for shelves in April

After weeks of build-up, Samsung has revealed its hugely anticipated flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S4 at a packed event in Times Square, New York. Here's what you need to know about one of the year's biggest new releases.

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Who just ordered one million BlackBerry 10 phones?

A single company has placed an order for one million BlackBerry 10 phones directly with BlackBerry, marking the largest, single order the company has ever seen. While it has revealed the amount, it has kept quiet about who placed the order, so who are the…

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ST-Ericsson introduces NovaThor L8580 chip, with eQuad technology (Update: it’s not quad-core)

ST-Ericsson has announced the NovaThor L8580, a quad-core processor which uses a new method of conserving energy, which the company has named eQuad.

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Google’s Andy Rubin steps aside to let Sundar Pichai take over Android (Updated)

Google CEO Larry Page has announced that Andy Rubin, who is currently in charge of Android, will hand the position over to the VP of Chome, Sundar Pichai. Rubin will stay with the company, but in an as yet undefined role.

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The Galaxy S4 leaks just don’t stop, as rumored phone gets pictured again

Just because Samsung will reveal the Galaxy S4 Android smartphone tonight in New York, don't think the leaks are all done, as an extensive gallery of pictures supposedly showing the device has appeared online.

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BlackBerry 10 coming to Verizon on March 28, matches AT&T’s $200 price tag

Verizon has announced it will open the books on pre-orders for the BlackBerry Z10 on March 14, ready for its release on March 28. Like rival AT&T, Verizon will charge $200 for the new phone, provided a new two-year contract is signed at the same time.

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Motorola launches Razr D1 and Razr D3, hints at wider international release in the future

Motorola has announced a pair of new Android smartphones, the Razr D1 and Razr D3. Before you get too excited thinking they're connected to the rumored X Phone, they're almost certainly leftovers from before Google became heavily involved with the firm's…

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