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Xiaomi Mi A1 - Android One

Xiaomi Mi A1: Android One Getting started

With the Mi A1, Xiaomi offers a mid-range device with Android One - updates & LTE Band 20 included. Until now, the support of the LTE Band 20 in Germany by many network operators was a problem for smartphones from the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. With the A1, there is now also an international version, which is sold directly in Germany. Technical ...

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Congstar soon with LTE?

Congstar LTE: up to 50 MBit/s in the Telekom network

As reported by teltarif.de with reference to the Freenet press conference, Congstar will be able to offer LTE in the Telekom network as of March 6. So far, LTE use was only possible in old contracts, which still log into the Telekom LTE network - albeit throttled to 7.2 Mbps. A corresponding 9-cent tariff, with never any options ...

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Congstar to Telekom - why I switched

For many years I was satisfied with Congstar as a mobile provider, even if LTE was never officially available with Congstar. However, with the current Magenta 5.0 tariffs plus 10,-€ advantage Telekom got me. Until now, Congstar's 9 cent tariff (with LTE) was ideal for me: around 17,- EURO per month were available with 1 GB data volume (at 12,95 ...

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Data security of Ubuntu Phone Aquaris - weaker in the future?

What do Android, iOS and Windows have in common? They store data in the cloud, the company computers of the big corporations Apple, Google and Microsoft. Those who did not want to send their data into the orbit of the mighty have been given a viable alternative with the Linux operating system Ubuntu Touch so far, like with the BQ Aquaris E 4.5 and the new E5. …

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Using your own mobile phone in Australia with Telstra

Those who are planning a holiday in Australia and want to stay reachable or want to make cheap local calls can use a Telstra prepaid package. With the German mobile phone contract to call outside Europe can be very expensive very quickly: with Congstar, for example, the telephony minute costs 1.59 euros, if you are called even more. SMS and ...

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Motorola Moto G - Diary part 1

If you are looking for an Android smartphone and don't want to spend more than 200 Euros, you will stumble across the Motorola Moto G sooner or later. I bought it and will record my experiences in a multi-part diary. The features are impressive: Motorola accommodates 1280×720 pixels on a 4.5″ display diagonal, which corresponds to a dot density ...

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Congstar and LTE: soon no longer possible?

Currently, reports are piling up that Congstar is moving to no longer tacitly allow LTE in its contract rates. This would mean that an exciting feature of the postpaid tariffs of the Telekom subsidiary would be lost. Although LTE was never part of Congstar's contract, it was still possible to use it with a postpaid contract within the specified speeds (7.2 Mbit/s) - handy when ...

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Jammer against Internet price comparison in electronics stores?

Golem reports that an employee of an electronics store voiced in an RTL documentary that jammers are used so that customers can no longer easily compare store prices with Internet prices. Personally, I think that's a bold thesis: while some stores may not favor cell phone reception due to their design, true jammers would be too risky. The ...

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HTC Desire under test on PCGH.de

The HTC Desire is one of the high-end Android phones currently on the market. The technical specs are promising, and with Android 2.1, a relatively up-to-date version of Google's smartphone operating system is also used. PCGameshardware has taken a closer look at the device and has written a detailed review, which highlights the advantages and disadvantages of the device. Thereby comes ...

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HTC Wildfire: Android smartphone for under 300 Euro

There cannot only be high-end devices like the Nexus One. The product managers at HTC obviously thought the same and launched the HTC Wildfire: This device offers a complete configuration (528 MHz, support for all networks, touchscreen as well as GPS) for less than 300 Euros (a retail price of 280 Euros is communicated). The operating system is the ...

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