Virgin Media has launched a new 3D Movies On Demand service for its television subscribers in the United Kingdom that will bring on-demand 3D movies to the subscribers’ living rooms. The service is a logical extension given that the company’s set-top boxes are already 3D-ready. Viewers will however need a 3D-compatible television and 3D goggles to relish the experience.
The first movie to be made part of this new offering is StreetDance 3D that will available for a 24-hour rental period at £5.99. Other movies that are expected to become available over the course of the next few months shall be Garfield’s Pet Force 3D, Disney’s A Christmas Carol 3D, Step Up 3D and Despicable Me 3D. These movies shall release starting next month and before early 2011.
It’s not a lot of movies at the moment. But Virgin Media has said that they will be working on increasing their portfolio. Nevertheless, if you are a Virgin Media customer, you can go ahead and check out these movies as and when they are released.
3 UK has announced that the carrier will be offering the hyped Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet shortly. Like Dell Streak that is presently on sale from O2, the Galaxy Tab too shall come with both voice and data plans giving users an option to use their tablet either as a full-fledged media consumption device or for making calls as well.
Users who choose a Voice+data plan will need to sign up for a plan starting at £10 ($15) per month while those picking a data-only plan will spend at least £7.50 ($12) on a monthly basis. Do note that the data-only plan still lets you make ad-hoc calls and send text messages. Only voice minutes are not on offer.
Here are the comprehensive list of plans to choose from
- SIM10: £10 a month including 100 any network minutes, 2000 Three-to-Three minutes, 3000 texts and 1GB data
- SIM15: £15 a month including 300 any network minutes, 2000 Three-to-Three minutes, 3000 texts and 1GB data
Data only packages
Amazon has finally opened up its Kindle store for customers in the United Kingdom making it possible for these customers to now legitimately purchase Kindle and ebooks from the Amazon UK store. Until now, users had a tough time getting the devices shipped from US.
According to a statement released by the company, the new Amazon Kindle will retail in the UK market at a price of £149. That’s the 3G model. If you are looking to purchase the cheaper Wi-Fi only model instead, you only need to pay £109. Other than this, the books on the Amazon Kindle books themselves will retail anywhere between £3 and £11. Besides this, Kindle customers in the UK can also lay claim to over 170 newspapers and magazines published in UK and around the world. And of course, these newspaper subscriptions come with a good 14-day free trial.
Here’s some early morning disappointment for UK based gamers looking to get their hands on the next big thing from Nintendo. A senior source from the company has confirmed that Nintendo 3DS shall not be reaching the English shores anytime this year.
The information comes courtesy T3 who write that the launch is now tentatively scheduled for early 2011. That would mean holiday shoppers may now have to strike 3DS out of their shopping list.
Nintendo 3DS is a next generation portable gaming console that will provide 3D gaming experience to users without the need for them to wear 3D glasses. The console was earlier expected to reach UK ahead of its launch in the US and Japanese market.