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Nokia Lumia Windows Phone: Reviewed and Compared to Galaxy S II, iPhone 4S

by kenlo on ‎29-11-2011 10:00 - last edited on ‎20-06-2014 16:53 by handy giff-staffer victoriatagg

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Since Nokia announced in February that they would be moving to the Windows Phone platform, Nokia’s first Windows Phone devices have been eagerly awaited in the industry. The Nokia Lumia 800 finally launched in the UK this month and it’s been turning a lot of heads. But what is Windows Phone 7 actually like? How does the Nokia Lumia 800 compare to other top smartphones which run Android or iOS? Are there more devices to come in the Lumia family? Is it possible to use a Nokia Lumia device on giffgaff?

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Mobile Maps, Navigation Applications & How GPS, Wi-Fi, Network Positioning Works

by kenlo on ‎22-11-2011 12:00 - last edited on ‎20-08-2014 09:19 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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In our on-going series of articles about mobile technology, we’ve been looking at various different parts of your mobile phone and how they work. We’ve also been asking for your thoughts on which features you’d put in your ideal phone for giffgaff members. Would it have a hardware keyboard or a software keyboard? Would voice-control features such as Siri be an essential feature for you? Would you have a LCD display or an organic LED display? Would it run Android, iOS, Windows Phone or something else?

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Mobile payments - Is your Mobile Phone the future of Money

by rightmobilephone on ‎21-11-2011 08:06 - last edited on ‎27-10-2014 19:16 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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If you've ever tried to feed notes into a supermarket's automated checkout, found a dodgy pound coin in your change or lost a fortune on a night out, you'll know that cash isn't perfect. Wouldn't it be great if we could replace it with something more up-to-date? If that's what you're thinking, the giants of tech are thinking what you're thinking too. Thanks to Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, your mobile phone could be your wallet too.

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10 things you didn't know about mobile phones

by zerodudex333 on ‎18-11-2011 12:58 - last edited on ‎20-08-2014 09:21 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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Mobile phones grow at such a rate, I find it quite surprising that the vast majority of users have no idea how they work - even when they use it every day! Because of this mobile phone urban myths spread around all the time, some true and some far from the truth! Here's 10 things you (probably) didn't know about mobile phones..

 

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Unlock Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570

by handy giff-staffer victoriatagg on ‎16-11-2011 16:21 - last edited on ‎03-07-2014 18:14 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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Find out about Unlocking your Samsung Galaxy Mini and see how easy it is to apply giffgaff settings.

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A Brief History of Telecommunication part 3

by matt_bird on ‎10-11-2011 10:58 - last edited on ‎20-08-2014 09:23 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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Having already discussed the invention of the phone and the birth and growth of the networks, this week we look at the growth of the copper cable infrastructure in the US and at home.

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Mobile Phone Displays: LCD vs Organic LED Displays

by kenlo on ‎09-11-2011 12:00 - last edited on ‎20-08-2014 09:27 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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In our on-going series of articles, we’d like to find out what the ideal mobile phone might look like if it were designed by giffgaff members. What kind of specifications would it have? Would it have a hardware keyboard or a software keyboard? Would voice-control features such as Siri be an essential feature for you?  Would it run Android, iOS, Windows Phone or something else?

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giffgaff community hits one million posts within two years

by vincent on ‎07-11-2011 15:51 - last edited on ‎20-11-2012 22:44 by ayla_15

We've hit an amazing milestone together after just under two years of starting the giffgaff community. Together we've all contributed to the success of giffgaff and make this community what it is today. I've thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it and long may it continue. I'm very excited as I can now reveal that last Monday the giffgaff community hit an amazing 1 million posts!
 
So this week we've been looking back at some of our favourite threads from the past two years to share with you. Enjoy ^^ 
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A Brief History of Telecommunication part 2

by matt_bird on ‎01-11-2011 11:52 - last edited on ‎20-08-2014 09:34 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

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This week we look at the deployment and growth of mobile networks as we know them

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