UK telecommunication giant Talktalk has announced that it will launch a new 80Mbps fiber-optic broadband service that will use BT's network. The company confirmed that within the next few weeks, some of its customers will be able to get up to 80Mbps rather than the BT-maximum of 40Mbps with interested parties urged to register to receive the improved download service.
European owners of the Samsung Galaxy S2 (aka the I9100) have finally started to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich over the air. Samsung Mobile issued a tweet saying that the update would be available from the 13th in Poland, Hungary, Sweden and the rest of Europe (as well as Korea) and would gradually roll out to other markets.
RIM has released a new BlackBerry Mini Keyboard for its PlayBook tablet for $119.99 (UK price and availability to be confirmed), which is rather expensive compared to the selling price of the PlayBook itself (which retails for $199 in the US and £169 in the UK). The accessory comes with a multitouch keypad with left and right mouse clicks and a battery life of up to 30 days (we'd assume on standby rather than continuous use) and communicates with the PlayBook via a 128-bit encrypted keyboard connection.
UK Mobile phone operator Three mobile is currently selling the Sony Xperia S smartphone for as little as £370 on PAYG, which is by far the cheapest HD ready handset we've seen on the market. The Three Mobile deal excludes a compulsory £15 top up which pays for an all you can eat data offer with 300 minutes and 3000 texts.
Apple may start commercial production of its rumoured television set, called the iTV, as early as May or June with an expected first run between two and five million units, according to an analyst from Jefferies, Peter Misek. According to John Packzowski from Allthingsd, Misek toured Asia to find out more about Apple's forthcoming plans and writes that he believes "speciality components have begun to ship to Apple's Asia panel suppliers with polarized films, filters, and IGZO components starting to move in small quantities".