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Sony Xperia P and Xperia U delayed to late May

The junior members of Sony's new smartphone triforce will have to wait a little longer to distinguish themselves from the top of the line Xperia S. According to UK online retailer Clove, both the Xperia P and the Xperia U have been pushed back to a May 28th release. Technically we can only deduce that the delay is true for the United Kingdom, but given Sony's general release habits this probably means it's true for greater Europe as well.

Unlocked Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update ready in the UK

Have you been watching while your pesky contracted United Kingdom fellows have waived their official Ice Cream Sandwich update in your face? Has your full-price, unlocked and SIM-free Galaxy S II been feeling left out of the Android 4.0 party? Then break out the USB cable and start up Kies, because today Samsung is officially sending out the ICS update via their desktop update software. Download Kies (if you haven't already) make sure your drivers are working properly, and click the "firmware upgrade" button.

Samsung to reveal “The Next Galaxy” on May 3

After months and months of speculation, to say nothing of a truly unprecedented amount of rumor and fakery, Samsung has finally set an announcement date for what will almost certainly be the Galaxy S III. The Samsung-only event will be held in London on Thursday, May 3rd, fulfilling their commitment to announce the Galaxy S II's successor outside of the usual trade show venues like Mobile World Congress. Naturally there's no other official details to be had at the moment, but the event is being christened "Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012", setting up months before last year's October event.

HTC One V launching in late April on UK networks

The One X and One S get all the headlines, but let's not forget about the junior member of HTC's new family, the One V. The "budget" phone has yet to see a subsidized release alongside its more expensive brothers in the UK, but a new listing at Carphone Warehouse indicates that the One V will be available starting the week of April 23rd. The online retailer is selling the phone on-contract for O2, Vodafone and Orange, with on-contract tariffs starting as low as £20.50. At present there's no price for an unlocked phone, but elsewhere it's going for about £200 before taxes.

Huawei Ascend G300 coming to Vodafone for just £100

What can you get for a hundred quid? If you're a Vodafone customer or intend to switch, you can get a pretty respectable Gingerbread phone. The Huawei Ascend G300 will launch on the UK carrier on April 13th for £100, or starting at £15.50 a month when bought in conjunction with a data contract . While nowhere near as powerful as some of the latest high-end phones, it's got a set of features that puts it squarely in the mid-range for a price that was previously reserved for small and generally weak smartphones.

Motorola RAZR MAXX priced in the UK

Love Motorola's design sense, but can't stand to have a phone that lasts less than three days on a single charge? Then the DROID RAZR MAXX is for you. Unless you're one of the 6 billion or so people outside of Verizon's US-only coverage area - then you'll have to wait for the international GSM version, the RAZR MAXX. Moto confirmed that the phone would be coming to Europe and the Middle East on Tuesday, and now UK retailer Clove has posted the pre-order page. Prepare to pay up if you want the extra longevity.

HTC One X and One S now shipping in the UK

Alright Brits, you're always complaining about haw America gets all the good stuff first - movies, gadgets, Netflix, sandwiches that don't suck. With HTC's One series, you can now lord your mobile superiority over the former colonies. The HTC One X and One S are now officially on sale in the UK, both in their unlocked, full-priced versions and subsidized from carriers. Take your pick of Three, Orange, O2, Vodaphone and T-Mobile UK, almost all of which will give you either phone for free with a contract, though the price of the monthly plans will differ accordingly.

T-Mobile UK will sell subsidized HTC One X and One S on April 5th

The HTC One X and One S are the hot topic in the Android world right now, and while UK citizens can stroll down to their local electronics store and pay full price for one as of today, those who want a cheaper contract option will have to wait. But not too long: T-Mobile's UK arm will begin selling both phones from its online and retails stores on Friday, April 5th. T-Mobile will join Three, Vodafone, and others in offering the new phones on subsidized plans - if only US carriers could get along so nicely!

Samsung Galaxy Beam pre-orders begin in UK

You love smartphones. You live in the UK. And you're a martyr to the 20-pound projector that you constantly carry around in your backpack. Congratulations, you're the perfect candidate for Samsung's Galaxy Beam, with its integrate pico projector - and you can reserve your unit now. UK web retailer Clove has the Galaxy Beam up for pre-order for £369.00, £442.80 after taxes. That comes out to just over $700 USD. Ouch. The release date isn't mentioned on Clove's website.

HTC One X and One S set for pre-order on Vodafone and Three UK

HTC's One series is inching closer, though it seems like it's a lot closer for those across the pond. Customers of British telcos Vodafone and Three can now reserve their very own HTC One X or One S. Both companies are now taking pre-orders for both phones, so whether you want the crazy-powerful One X or the svelte One S, you're covered. Three says that the HTC devices will be available next Wednesday, April 4th, but Vodafone is somewhat mum - we'd expect the phones to be available on both carriers at the same time.