Asus to launch ZenFone AR in the UK on July 21, but its price will break the bank

Asus hadn’t been selling smartphones directly in the UK for quite some time, but the Taiwanese company had a change of heart recently. The mighty Tango-enabled Asus ZenFone AR will be officially launched in the UK and pre-orders will go live on July 21.

The ZenFone AR will be a costly device to purchase for those who want a taste of Google’s Tango project. Customers in the UK will have to come up with £799 to buy the high-end smartphone. The good news is Asus will offer some incentives to those who purchase the ZenFone AR.

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Andy Rubin plans to bring the Essential Phone to the UK, Europe and Japan

You didn’t think Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone will be exclusively available in the United States, did you? Even though the company behind the quirky smartphone hasn’t yet come forward with an official statement to confirm its expanded availability, Financial Times reports the Essential Phone will be released in many other countries.

Apparently, Andy Rubin’s company negotiated the release of the Essential Phone in the UK with local carriers. Last week, Essential execs held talks with EE and other UK network operators to find a suitable time frame for the launch the …

Nokia 5 and 6 market release delayed until August in the UK

Having a world-renowned brand to back up your products before they get released on the market can have its pros and cons. HMD Global is one of the companies that benefited from massive media exposure in the last couple of months due to the launch of its new Nokia smartphones.

Unfortunately, that kind of publicity can put a start-up like HMD in an awkward position, as many retailers and carriers report huge interest from customers for the new Nokia smartphones. As such, HMD is having troubles meeting the high demand for its devices even before they were actually …

Moto E4 Plus goes on sale in the UK for £159.95

Unveiled two weeks ago, the metal-clad Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus are slowly making their way to various markets. After being launched at Verizon earlier this week, the Moto E4 seems to be ready to take on the European markets.

Still, the Moto E4 Plus is the first to hit shelves on The Old Continent, as customers in the UK can now order the smartphone for just £159.95 at Argos. The handset is expected to cost around €200 in other European countries, while the standard Moto E4 is priced to sell for €150 outright.

The SIM-free Moto E4 Plus now available in the …

Donald Trump told Theresa May he does not want to visit the U.K. if there are large protests against him

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President Trump told British Prime Minister Theresa May that does not want to go forward with a planned state visit to the U.K. until the public supports him coming.

According to The Guardian, Trump told May in a recent phone call that he did not want to make the trip if there were going to be large-scale protests.

The source of The Guardian‘s report claims that May was surprised by Trump’s statement.

If he’s waiting for large public support from U.K. citizens, Trump may be waiting a long time. In February, Parliament debated a petition calling for the government to prevent Trump from making his state visit. The petition was signed by more than 1.8 million U.K. citizens. Read more…

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Of course UK politicians are using WhatsApp to plot who will replace prime minister Theresa May

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The last few days have been rough for United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May.

The election she called for, meant to consolidate power for her conservative party ahead of Brexit negotiations, backfired and cost her side a crucial majority in parliament. 

That self-inflicted blow, and the surge of the Labour party, has led to calls for her resignation. Now the Washington Post reports that some conservative politicians from her own party are using the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp to plot who will replace the embattled prime minister:   Read more…

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Pizza Parliament is a more delicious way to track the UK election

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In our Pizza Parliament, Conservatives are blue potatoes, Labour is red pepper, Liberal Democrats are orange pepper, SNP is corn, Green Party is green pepper, UKIP is aubergine, Plaid Cymru is courgette, and other parties are mushrooms.

And everyone thought this pizza would have way more blue potato on it.

When Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election to strengthen the Conservatives’ majority and solidify the mandate for her Brexit vision, she expected a resounding victory.

But the plan backfired — the night ended with a hung parliament. We tracked the 650 seats topping by topping. Our pizza shows that the Conservatives are the biggest party in Parliament but not the majority Read more…

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Deal: Get a free Samsung Gear Fit2 when you purchase a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge in the UK

One of the best-selling Samsung flagships, the Galaxy S7/S7 edge has been the subject of many deals and promotional offers right after the Galaxy S8’s market launch.

If you’re not really into Samsung’s new flagship or can’t afford to buy one, you could settle with the company’s last year’s top-tier smartphone, the Galaxy S7. You could even take advantage of a new offer provided by Samsung UK until the end of the month.

For each Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge that you purchase in the UK, you’ll be getting a free Gear Fit2. The promotion is valid from June 1 to …

Moto E4 Plus with 5000mAh battery to cost £159.95 ($206 USD) in the U.K.?

The Motorola Moto E4 Plus’ claim to fame is the 5000mAh battery that powers the phone. The cell will have to power a 5.5-inch display, with a 1080 x 1920 resolution screen. Driving the handset will be the MediaTek MT6737M chipset carrying a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU, and the Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. 3GB of RAM is believed to be inside along with 32GB of expandable storage. A 13MP camera adorns the back of the phone, while a 5MP front-facing selfie shooter is also included.

Motorola is expected to unveil the phone along with the Moto E4 on July 17th. Today, a source on Twitter posted that the unlocked …

Calls and texts to the UK are free on AT&T, Sprint, Boost, and Virgin for a limited time following terror attack

After the horrific terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena in London, US carriers AT&T, Sprint, Virgin Mobile, and Boost Mobile are making calls to the area completely free of charge.

Until the end of May 24, British time, AT&T and Sprint will either waive or credit charges for calls placed and texts sent from America to Britain. Virgin and Boost, Sprint’s pre-paid virtual operators, also offer free calls and texts between the US and the UK.

T-Mobile and Verizon are yet to make any moves or statements, though it’s highly likely that they eventually …