Three Mobile are currently offering some really good HTC deals with refurbished smartphones. Refurbished phones are either unsold stock or returns from customers which are then spruced up to be able to sell again. The phones tend to have not been used once, Three mobile’s 14 day Money Back policy requires the phone not to have been used for calls or texts and for the phone to not have been personalised.

There are currently two refurbished HTC phones available. They offer great value for money and are almost brand new.

HTC Desire S at £20 a month. This includes 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB internet data with a free handset. The phone has a 3.7″ Super LCD screen and a 5 mega pixel camera. Running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) the HTC Desire S is well worth the money as a refurbished model!

HTC Desire S Refurb

Three mobile are also offering the HTC Wildfire S as a refurbished model. With a free handset, 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB internet data for just £15 a month! The phone is another popular HTC product with a slightly smaller handset size and a 3.2″ high resolution touchscreen.

Wildfire S Refurb

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The HTC Sensation got its first update yesterday, 6th July. It seems like the update was just for unbranded phones in Europe. By unbranded phones we mean unlocked phones that haven’t been sold by a mobile phone network. The update, confirmed by those from the UK to Scandinavia, updates the HTC Sensation‘s software to version 1.35.401.1.

The update was aimed at fixing minor bugs in the current software and improving the stability of the operating system. The update was done over-the-air, push updates were sent to the phones and then the user had to be connected to an internet connection to install the update which was 27MB in size.

If you haven’t received the push message and want to install the update then go to Settings > About Phone > Check for updates, to download the update. Like all downloads make sure you back-up messages, contacts and any other settings before installing the update. You may also want your phone to be fully charged so it doesn’t cut out mid-update.

HTC haven’t confirmed the details of the update but it looks like the Bootloader hasn’t been unlocked. Users have reported slightly quicker loading times and increased performance. The lag when using the homescreen launchers has been reported to be solved and working to full functionality.

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Now the iPhone 5 has been released you will be wanting to find the best deal for your money. Weighing 112 grams and with a 4-inches 326ppi Retina display with a resolution of 1136 x 640 the iPhone 5 will be a massive hit. As soon as prices for the major networks are released we will be comparing prices, helping you to find the best iPhone 5 Deal!

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Yet again, more speculation on the upcoming iPhone 5. It seems that a Taiwanese blog, Digitimes, has received reports from ‘unnamed sources’ that companies who are involved in the supply chain for the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 have started their search for materials to be used in the manufacturing process of the iPhone 5 and iPad 3.

Apple iPhone 5

They also announce that the two products are likely to be announced in September and then released in October. The announcement timing coincides with the annual Apple keynote in September, where the new iPods are announced.

Production is set for just the one iPhone unlike what Chris Whitmore of Deutsche Bank said. Whitmore said that Apple would release two iPhones, one for the higher end of the market and one for the lower end. This does now seem very unlikely with sources reporting that ‘Apple is only going to manufacture one iPhone’.

Manufacture of the iPhone 5 is due to start in August in small volumes and then increased volumes in September and October, ready for launch. Sources reported that Apple has estimated the supply volume of the iPhone 5 in the third quarter 2011 to be at 6-7 million units. Copled with the iPhone 4 the expected supply volume for the iPhone in the third quarter is expected to be 24-s5 million units. The same level is expected in the fourth quarter of 2011.

The total forecasted shipping figures for the iPhone in 2011 is over 85 million iPhones! With increased competition in the smartphone market will Apple be able to reach this figures or are they too ambitious? Who knows, it all depends on what the iPhone 5 is like and what the hardware is like. Of course the Apple logo will mean it will sell in its millions but will people be more attracted to smartphones with dual-core processors if the iPhone 5 doesn’t feature one?

Digitimes also reported that the Apple iPad is expected to ship over 40 millions units in 2011, with production for the iPad 3 also starting in August.The announcement of the iPad 3 is expected to be in September also.

So it looks like the conclusion to iPhone 5 speculation will be coming to a close in September, one question that still remains, what will the iPhone 5 look like?

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