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ITProPortal Morning Roundup 16-05-12

Groupon subscribers will have discovered an interesting deal in their inboxes today, as the deals group is offering an 87 per cent discount on the iPhone 4S. The offer claims to save £124 at an enormous 87 per cent discount. Customers are offered a 16GB iPhone 4S and accessory pack for £19, when consumers sign up for a 24 month contract with mobile provider, Three.

Earlier this week Vodafone announced its planned prices for the new Samsung flagship phone, the Galaxy S III. Now it's T-Mobile's turn to reveal its own price plans. Announcing the details on Twitter, @TMobileUKNews said, "Get the Samsung Galaxy SIII on T-Mobile for £49.99 on a 24month £36/m Full Monty plan, unlimited data&texts."

LG has confirmed that its quad-core 4X HD smartphone will be arriving in European territories, including the UK, in June. Previous rumours we reported on had indicated that the smartphone was likely to land in June, or possibly early July. That's the sim-free version, and there's still no word on which networks will carry the device, or what the price tag will be.

A new Sony smartphone has had its details spilled on the net, this one codenamed Lotus, and supposedly the follow up to the Xperia Active. The Xperia Lotus has the model numbers ST27i/ST27a, compared to the Xperia Active's designation ST17i/ST17a, and information about the handset was obtained via user agent profiles found on Sony's site, spotted by Unwired View. The two different model types will no doubt have differing HSPA support.

The jailbreak community doesn't ever stop looking for new challenges to overcome - with developer, MuscleNerd, showing particular interest in every last aspect of the situation. His methods allow iOS users to downgrade their devices to previous versions of Apple's mobile OS. The latest release from MuscleNerd, Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 Update, supports downgrading from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 5.1 and iOS 5.0.1.