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We’re live in London with LG, 6 p.m. BST, 1 p.m. EDT

Join us as we get our first look at LG’s latest and greatest from the main event in London

Today’s a big day for LG with the launch of what we heavily expect to be the brand new G3. In total, 6 different events around the world are being thrown to usher in LG’s latest and greatest, and we’re live on location in London at the main shindig. Satellite events are being thrown in New York and San Francisco, with further events in Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul to follow tomorrow.



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We’re live in London with LG, 6 p.m. BST, 1 p.m EDT

Join us as we get our first look at LG’s latest and greatest from the main event in London

Today’s a big day for LG with the launch of what we heavily expect to be the brand new G3. In total, 6 different events around the world are being thrown to usher in LG’s latest and greatest, and we’re live on location in London at the main shindig. Satellite events are being thrown in New York and San Francisco, with further events in Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul to follow tomorrow.



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Live from Motorola’s London launch event!

We’re liveblogging Motorola’s London launch, where we’re expecting to meet the new Moto E

We’re live in London for the launch of Motorola’s next smartphone, which we’re expecting to be the budget-centric Moto E, which just launched in India. Set to come to market around the $100 mark, Moto is hinting at an affordable product designed to finally consign the flip-phone to history.

And the rumored specs aren’t too shabby either — a dual-core Snapdragon 200 CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 4.3-inch qHD display, a 1980 mAh battery and a 5 MP camera along with Android 4.4 KitKat. We’ll see how things pan out in just a few minutes, so head past the break and follow the morning’s event live from London! The action kicks off at 9am UK time — that’s 4am EDT, or 1am PDT.



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At 9am Tomorrow Morning, Motorola is Killing the Flip Phone

At 9am Tomorrow Morning, Motorola is Killing the Flip Phone

Motorola is hosting a press event tomorrow morning at 9am in London, with the plan reportedly being to introduce the world to the Moto E, a low-end device which should be priced even lower than the Moto G. Motorola’s goal will be to kill off dumb phones once and for all, allowing the entire world to access an extremely low-priced smartphone with connectivity to the world wide web and Google Play. 

Of course, with a price tag that could be around $99 (or even lower), Motorola had to cut a few corners in the specs department, without sacrificing overall performance and features. The device is reported to feature a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, dual-SIM slots, 4.3″ display (probably not HD), 5MP rear-facing camera, 4GB of on-onboard storage (expandable with microSD slot), WiFi/3G/Bluetooth, and runs Android 4.4 “Kit Kat.”

To add to the excitement, @evleaks posted yet another render of the Moto E – this time in White.

Since the event is taking place on London time, most Americans may be snoozing when the device is announced at 9am in the morning, but don’t worry, we will have all of the information available for you when the device is announced.

Via: @Motorola | @evleaks

At 9am Tomorrow Morning, Motorola is Killing the Flip Phone is a post from: Droid Life

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Transport for London looking to introduce smartphone based fare payments

With NFC on your smartphone, using it to pay for your morning commute across London may be getting closer to reality. According to a report in the Financial Times, carriers EE and Vodafone have already begun talks with Transport for London over extending their mobile wallet solutions to pay for your travel.

The initial trial is expected to be a “pay as you go” scheme using apps owned by the mobile operators that can be preloaded with money. Operators could also consider payment for tickets on a weekly or monthly basis, according to a person familiar with the plans.

The barriers at London Underground stations will work with smartphones for NFC payments, though that facility would need to be activated first. With the successful Oyster card scheme costly for TfL to run, they’re opening up to other methods of contactless payments for travellers.

Source: Financial Times



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London Tube and buses begin trialling smartphone payments (again)

Despite suggestions that NFC payments were too slow, London’s Tube and bus networks appear ready once again for some contactless disruption. According to the Financial Times, both EE and Vodafone have engaged in talks with Transport for London (TfL) to provide mobile wallets that will let travellers pay for their ticket using only their smartphone. It’s part of an effort to expand beyond the successful but costly Oyster card and follows TfL’s recent upgrades enabling Tube barriers to accept contactless cards. Those changes opened support for NFC payments, which simply need to be activated. Should trials be successful, commuters may soon be able preload their Tube fare from a platform, ticket office or escalator in one of a hundred WiFi-connected London Underground stations.

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Live from the HTC One event in London and New York City! (11 a.m. EDT, 3 p.m. GMT)

Join us on two continents to see what’s new in HTC’s latest flagship

Today is the day. Teased, leaked and basically splayed all over the place for some time now, we’re finally going to get our official introduction to the new HTC One. Codenamed M8, this thing has been hyped up to incredible levels. HTC’s own Cher Wang and Peter Chou both told us at MWC back in February that March 25 would see “the best get better,” and here we are.

Not doing things by halves, HTC is throwing two separate launch events on opposite sides of the Atlantic. We’re live in both London and New York City and we’ll be bringing you guys with us to both in the liveblog below!

    



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London to host the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch event in mid-March: Rumor

Galaxy S5 It’s that time of the year again when a Samsung flagship is about to break cover. And as we speculate about the hardware specs of the Galaxy S5, there’s still no evidence on when this smartphone will launch exactly. But now a reputed Italian journalist claims that the smartphone will break cover in mid-March during an event scheduled to take place in London. The Galaxy S III was launched in London too, so it makes sense that the company’s flagship handset would break cover in London again after a gap of two years.

Previous rumors of an MWC time launch have been proven to be false according to statements given by Samsung executives. And considering the fact that the Galaxy S4 broke cover last year in mid-March, it’s safe to assume that the trend won’t change with the Galaxy S5. The smartphone is one of the much awaited handsets of the year and we can’t wait to see what’s new with the Samsung flagship. Rumors have indicated at the birth of a whole new line of flagship called the Galaxy F, which could prove to be interesting for the fans. There’s not much long to wait now, so we can hope to get more hints in the coming weeks.

Source: @flapic – Twitter

Via: Cult of Android

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Motorola hosting January 14th event in London, possibly to unveil European Moto X

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When Motorola announced the Moto X, they said that they were working on eventually bringing the Moto X to European countries. Well, that still hasn’t happened, but Motorola has scheduled an event for January 14th in London to “welcome a new addition to the European Motorola family of products.” Since the Moto G is available in European countries, it would make sense for Motorola to finally offer their flagship device in countries besides the US. Obviously there’s still the issue of handling MotoMaker in other countries, but I think Motorola and Google have something up their sleeve if they plan on making an entire event out of it, as opposed to just announcing something at CES.

Any guesses on what the announcement will be?

source: Cult of Android

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Motorola introducing a new device next week in London

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With the onslaught of news coming out of Las Vegas this week, we almost forgot that CES isn't the only place to make an announcement. Then we opened our mailboxes to find this. It's an invitation to join Motorola in London on January 14 for the unveiling of a new product, and despite previous assertions, we're hoping the company is finally ready to bring its flagship Moto X to Europe.

Luckily, we'll be out of the desert and back across the pond by then, so tune in next Tuesday to see exactly what Motorola has up its sleeve. 

    



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European Moto X could be announced next week in London

Motorola London InviteWhile the Moto X has been a pretty stellar smartphone, it’s reach has been limited to the U.S., which meant that global customers couldn’t get their hands on it even if they wanted to. However, things could change soon if a new event invite sent by Motorola is anything to go by. Motorola is hosting an event on the 14th of January in London which could host the launch of the European variant of the Moto X smartphone.

Rumors have long mentioned the arrival of an European variant of the Moto X and it seems like the time is nigh now. The event is set to “welcome a new addition to the European Motorola family of products” according to Motorola, so it could well be what we most Europeans are looking forward to. But as with any rumor, we can’t say for sure if Motorola is actually launching the Moto X. Maybe Europe will get an upgraded variant of the Moto X, which would be ideal as the original Moto X is somewhat behind with the presence of newer smartphones in the market.

Source: Pocket-Lint

Via: Talk Android

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Three UK’s 4G LTE now live for some customers in three cities

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4G live for 'thousands' — but not all — customers in London, Manchester, Birmingham; staged rollout will bring LTE to 1.5 million by end of February

Without any sort of official announcement, British carrier Three's 4G LTE service has gone live for some customers in London, Birmingham and Manchester today. Based on tweets from Three's official Twitter account, "a few thousand" customers in these three cities have been given access to the new LTE service, and the operator has told Android Central that by the end of February 1.5 million customers with 4G devices will be able to use the network. That's the target timeframe for allowing anyone with a capable handset to use Three's 4G, but right now access seems to be determined by the luck of the draw.

The reason for this, Three tell us, is to ensure the smoothest possible rollout for its 4G network, though a side-effect of this staged rollout has been a stream of tweets from disgruntled Three subscribers. The carrier previously committed to a launch in London, Manchester and Birmingham in December, but made no mention of its plans to restrict this to a small number of customers at the get-go.

Three says it plans to clear up some of the confusion in a blog post in the near future. Naturally, we'll keep you posted as well. Meanwhile, if you're on Three in any of the launch cities, hit the comments and let us know if you've managed to get on the 4G network.

    



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Gold HTC One on display tonight at Harvey Nichols in London

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18 carat handset on display from 6-10pm tonight at Harvey Nichols

If you want to get up-close and personal with the 18 carat gold HTC One produced in partnership with Goldgenie and the MOBO awards, the device will be on display in London tonight. HTC UK says the limited edition "real gold" HTC One will be on display alongside BassBuds earphones at high-end London department store Harvey Nichols from 6-10pm tonight.

The gold HTC One is valued at $4,400 and one of just five in existence, though, so don't expect to take it home with you. Instead you can check out our hands-on video with the gold HTC One after the break to take a closer look. (We've also got more photos in our original hands-on feature.)

Source: @HTC_UK

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EE to trial LTE-Advanced in London from December

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Carrier boasts 300Mbps speeds for businesses in London's Tech City area

Always looking to cement its lead over rival providers, UK LTE network operator EE has announced that it's partnered with Huawei to bring data speeds of up to 300Mbps to London's Tech City, as part of its LTE-Advanced trials. The scheme will kick off in December in conjunction with businesses in Tech City, an area of East London home to many high-tech organizations. Customers won't be able to get these faster data speeds directly on devices until mid-2014 though, instead the trial will begin using Huawei Cat. 6 Wifi hotspots, which will provide access over an 802.11 ac connection.

To achieve such high speeds EE says it's paired 20MHz of 1800MHz spectrum with a further 20MHz of 2.6GHz obtained through the recent 4G spectrum auction. The EE 300Mbps trial is due to be extended to other parts of London in 2014 — naturally, you'll need an as yet unreleased Cat. 6 mobile device to take advantage of the faster network when it's available.

Source: EE

    



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Hands-on with the real gold HTC One

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18-carat handset manhandled in London

At an event in London today, we were able to spend some quality time with the 18-carat gold-plated version of the HTC One — one of just five in existence. Produced in conjunction with Goldgenie to celebrate the 18th MOBO music awards, one of the remaining four will be given to the the MOBO winner for Best Newcomer at the ceremony on Oct. 19. Not that you'll be able to buy one, but the real gold HTC One is valued at £2,750 — a little over $4,400.

The unit we handled was already scuffed up pretty good — perhaps a demonstration of why aluminum and plastic, rather than more precious and less durable metals, are used in smartphone chassis construction. HTC says the guilded shell adds four grams in weight to the handset.

We've got more pics after the break, and video coming up, so stay tuned.

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[International Giveaway] Apps World Europe Is Happening On October 22-23 In London, And We Have Two Tickets To Give Away (£995 Each)

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If you’ve been reading AP for the last couple of years, then you’ve probably heard about Apps World and know what this post is all about. If you’re a newcomer to our readership and are also a developer, listen up – we’ve got a pair of tickets to one of the best app developer conferences around to give away.

I guess we should start off by talking about what Apps World is before we get too far ahead of ourselves, eh?

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[International Giveaway] Apps World Europe Is Happening On October 22-23 In London, And We Have Two Tickets To Give Away (£995 Each) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

    

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Vodafone and O2 launch 4G LTE networks in the UK

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O2 in London, Leeds and Bradford; Vodafone in London only

As planned, British carriers O2 and Vodafone have today launched their 4G LTE services, bringing to an end EE's effective monopoly over 4G in the UK. From today, O2 4G is available in London, Leeds and Bradford, while Vodafone LTE launch is limited to the British capital.

O2 offers data in 1GB, 3GB and 5GB bundles, starting at £26 per month on a SIM-only deal, and as part of a 4G launch promotion customers signing up for 3GB and 5GB will be upgraded to 5GB and 8GB respectively until Oct 31.

Vodafone, meanwhile, has 2GB, 4GB and 8GB 4G data bundles, with the option to get a temporary boost to unlimited data for three months through its "data test drive" program. 4G contracts with a device attached will start at £34 per month for 2GB and run as high as £57 for 8GB, depending on the device. Both operators are offering unlimited calls and texts on 4G plans.

Anyone jumping on the O2/Vodafone 4G bandwagon today?

    



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Three launching 4G in London, Birmingham and Manchester in December

Three launching 4G in London, Birmingham and Manchester in December

Since today’s the day that Vodafone and O2 launch their 4G networks, Three has piped up to remind you that its own LTE rollout isn’t too far behind. Customers in London, Birmingham and Manchester will be getting an early Christmas present when the service goes live at some point in December. As promised back in February, existing customers with LTE-ready devices won’t pay extra, nor will they lose their unlimited data allowance. The network is promising to be in 50 cities by the end of 2014 and cover 98 percent of the population by the end of 2015. After all, Dave Dyson’s a mobile executive who likes to take things slow.

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Vodafone 4G launching in London on Aug. 29

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Twelve more cities by the end of the year; Data in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB allowances

Vodafone UK will be launching its 4G LTE service on Aug. 29, the same day rival operator O2 will be going live with its 4G offering. At launch, Vodafone 4G will only be available in London — so unless you live in the British capital, there's not much reason to care at this stage. (By contrast, O2 says it'll launch in London, Leeds and Bradford.) Vodafone is promising LTE in a further twelve cities by the end of the year, however.

4G plans will be available from Aug. 12, Vodafone says, ahead of the switch-on on the 29th. Vodafone "Red 4G" deals will provide double the data of its existing Vodafone Red packages — which means data will come in 2, 4 and 8-gigabyte bundles.

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UK’s O2 launches 4G service August 29th in London, Leeds and Bradford

Soon enough, the UK will have more than one choice for 4G data. Come August 29th, O2 will offer LTE in London, Leeds and Bradford, with expansion plans for an additional 13 cities by year’s end. Rates start a £26 per month — current provider EE’s cheapest is £21 — and you get a 30 day “Happiness Guarantee” when ordering directly from O2. If that isn’t enough of an incentive to buy direct (and pay a higher monthly price), the service provider is throwing in 12 months of free music content too. Keeping with the music theme, the telco is hosting a launch concert at its Sheperd’s Bush Empire venue, and will stream it to billboards across London. Who’s headlining the event is anyone’s guess at this point, as are full details on data package speeds, bandwidth caps and other pricing tiers.

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We’re live from Samsung Premiere 2013 in London!

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Live coverage of new Windows and Android announcements from Samsung

We're live from London's Earls Court exhibition center later today for Samsung Premiere 2013 — the Korean manufacturer's big event where it's promising to show off new Galaxy (Android) and Windows (Ativ) devices. So we can certainly expect to see more of the Galaxy S4 Mini, Active and Zoom, as well as unannounced stuff like the Galaxy NX Android-powered mirrorless camera. On the Windows side, there's the possibility of more tablets and ultrabooks, and maybe some new Windows Phone devices too.

We'll be on the ground from 6pm local time, and the show kicks off at 7pm BST (2pm EDT, 11am PDT), so remember to bookmark this page for live coverage. You'll find our liveblog after the break!

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Huawei announces the Ascend P6

 

Huawei Ascend P6

Huawei this morning from London announced the Ascend P6 smartphone, a ridiculously thin 4.7-inch Android device.

The thinness is Huawei's lead bullet point here, with the phone measuring in at a mere 6.18 mm. It's sporting a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and runs Android 4.2.2. The LCD display proclaims to have "MagicTouch" — basically meaning you can rock gloves with this guy.

Camera-wise, the Ascend P6 has an 8-megapixel shooter out back with an f/2.0 aperture. It's also sporting a full 5-megapixel camera out front, so your duckface pics will have a higher resolution than ever before.

We're live from the launch event in London. Be sure to check our liveblog!

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Samsung to live-stream its Galaxy & ATIV event from London

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A quick heads up for those of us who can't make it to London on Thursday for Samsung's Galaxy & ATIV event — it'll be streamed live on YouTube. Specifically, you can find it at youtube.com/SamsungMobile.

Start time is 7 p.m. BST, or 2 p.m. on the east cost of the U.S., or 11 a.m. out west.

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We’re live from London with Huawei at 1 p.m. BST, 8 a.m. EDT

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We're live from Camden's Roundhouse in London, where Huawei is showing off its new smartphones. We're expecting the Ascend P6 — heavily teased, but not yet officially unveiled, along with more Android goodness. And there's a chance we might get a look at the manufacturer's new Windows Phone handset too, the Ascend W2.

We'll bring you live coverage starting at 1pm local time (BST). That's 8am EDT, or 5am PDT. Liveblog's after the break!

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Samsung Premiere 2013 Event To Reveal New Android And Windows Devices On June 20th In London

nexusae0_samsung-logoSamsung just won’t let anybody catch their breath when it comes to hardware releases. Just a few weeks after the worldwide release of the Galaxy S4, the company has posted public information for a new press event, explicitly declaring that new Galaxy and ATIV devices will be on display. Galaxy is of course Samsung’s everything, everywhere brand for Android, and for those not in the know, ATIV is their newer generation of Windows products. The Samsung Premiere event is set for Thursday, June 20th, at the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre in London.

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Gentlemen, start your speculation. There are any number of new Android products that might be revealed, but for my money, a new generation of the 10-inch Galaxy Tab is right at the top of the list (the underwhelming 7-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 3 has already been shown).

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Live from Nokia’s Lumia event in London!

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Sorry, you’re a little early. But please come back later, because we’ll be reporting on Nokia’s plans for its Windows Phone range in 2013, which is likely to involve more than just last week’s Lumia 928. We’re expecting a global iteration in redesigned hardware and yet more PureView details. Rumors so far reach a little further — could we hear word on a Lumia tablet, or a return to lossless digital zoom? We’ll have all the answers from the London event at the time shown below.

May 14, 2013 5:00 AM EDT

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We’re liveblogging Nokia’s Lumia event in London, tomorrow at 5am ET!

Nokia’s Verizon-bound Lumia 928 may already be a reality, but there’s still more to reveal, with the company’s London-based Lumia event set to start Tuesday morning. We’ll be there from the keen 10AM GMT kickoff, so be sure to bookmark our liveblog page to ensure you get all the news. Wondering how that works in your particular time-zone? Consult the magic time bubble below and add your Lumia hopes and dreams in the comments below.

May 14, 2013 5:00 AM EDT

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We’re liveblogging Nokia’s Lumia event in London, tomorrow at 5am ET!

Nokia’s Verizon-bound Lumia 928 may already be a reality, but there’s still more to reveal, with the company’s London-based Lumia event set to start Tuesday morning. We’ll be there from the keen 10AM GMT kickoff, so be sure to bookmark our liveblog page to ensure you get all the news. Wondering how that works in your particular time-zone? Consult the magic time bubble below and add your Lumia hopes and dreams in the comments below.

May 14, 2013 5:00 AM EDT

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We’re liveblogging Nokia’s Lumia event in London, tomorrow at 5am ET!

Nokia’s Verizon-bound Lumia 928 may already be a reality, but there’s still more to reveal, with the company’s London-based Lumia event set to start Tuesday morning. We’ll be there from the keen 10AM GMT kickoff, so be sure to bookmark our liveblog page to ensure you get all the news. Wondering how that works in your particular time-zone? Consult the magic time bubble below and add your Lumia hopes and dreams in the comments below.

May 14, 2013 5:00 AM EDT

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Huawei Ascend P2 coming to the UK in June

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London event scheduled for June 18, Three UK confirms plans to carry the device

Huawei has announced that its latest flagship handset, the Ascend P2, will be hitting British shores this June. And on a related note, it's sending out press invites to an event in London on June 18. It'll be "a special moment to celebrate beauty, glamor and inspiration," the invite says. It's possible we might see some more unannounced Huawei stuff in London next month, but we're expecting the event to be very much P2-focused.

The Ascend P2 was announced back at Mobile World Congress in late February, with a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU inside, a 4.7-inch 720p display, a 13-megapixel camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In terms of specs and build quality it's not quite up to the standards set by the Galaxy S4 and HTC One, but it looks like a solid mid-to-high-end device regardless.

In other Ascend P2 news, Three UK is the first British operator to announce plans to sell the device. Three says it'll support its 'Ultrafast' network on DC-HSDPA out of the box, and 4G LTE when it launches later in the year.

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