Archive for February, 2013

MWC: Mozilla announces new Firefox smartphones for 2013

Mozilla has revealed that it will be entering the smartphone market this year at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Firefox smartphone

Announcing its brand new Firefox mobile OS at MWC, Mozilla has already partnered with device manufacturers and mobile networks all over the world, making it almost ready for market.

LG, Alcatel and ZTE are first in line to build new Firefox smartphones that will be available to buy in nine countries, not including the United States. Set for release in largely emerging and developing nations, it is clear that Mozilla is targeting a particular market.

The web-based Firefox operating system has now launched its app store, Firefox Marketplace, in preparation.

Here at Proporta, we’re really excited to see what new technologies and possibilities will arise from this particular Mobile World Congress announcement.

MWC: Nokia announces £13 phone + new smartphones

Nokia has announced a brand new mobile phone that will cost just £13 as well as a host of other, more expensive, smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Nokia Lumia

The Finnish phone manufacturer grabbed attention at MWC by showcasing it’s basic mobile phone among all the impressive new technologies we come to expect from such an event.

In an effort to appeal to developing countries, Nokia’s super-cheap phone will boast a colour-screen and an FM radio, with a battery life that will be the envy of the majority of smartphone users.

In addition to this understated product launch, the Nokia Lumia range has also seen an expansion after the worldwide success of the Lumia 800, 820 and 900 models in recent months.

The new Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 versions will be available from March with yet more affordable handsets being at the forefront of their intentions. The Nokia Lumia 520 is set to be the cheapest Windows phone available to buy.

Find Nokia Lumia 800 cases at Proporta.


Samsung Galaxy S4 launches March 14th

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be launched to the world from New York on 14th March 2013.

After the massive success of the S3 that was launched in London almost a year ago, speculation about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone has been mounting for months now.

Samsung Galaxy S4

The event is expected to grab the attention of the tech world as Samsung unveils its latest competitor in the every-gowing smartphone market. Samsung Galaxy S3 specifications are as yet unknown, however that has not stopped the rumour-mill from going into overdrive. Find out what features could be announced at the Samsung event in March below.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Features?
– 5-inch 1920×1080 display
– Quad-core processor
– 13MP rear camera
– Android Jelly Bean OS

Will you be buying the Samsung Galaxy S4? Let us know in the comments below. In the meantime, you can find an extensive collection of Samsung Galaxy S3 cases at Proporta.

Personalised cases for iPhone 5, Kindle and iPad now available

Proporta has launched a brand new collection of personalised cases for iPhone 5, iPad and Kindle for its top-of-the-range brand, BRUNSWICK ENGLAND.

This new, free of charge service allows customers to customise their protective leather case with a name or message etched into it. Available in a choice of styles and colours, these new personalised cases are suited for the gift market.

iPhone 5 Personalised Cases
Leather Flip Cases in Black, Brown, Cranberry, Green & Blue – £49.95
Leather Pouches in Black, Brown, Cranberry, Green & Blue – £44.95

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iPad 2/3/4 Personalised Cases
Leather folio cases in Black, Brown & Cranberry – £119.95

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Kindle 4/Touch/Paperwhite Personlised Cases
Leather folio cases in Black & Brown – £59.95

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How it Works
After the order is placed at, customers can email a dedicated address with their choice of message. This is then engraved in Brighton, England, quality-checked by hand and then delivered to the customer.

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Character Space
The space available for customisation depends on the size of the chosen device:
iPhone 5 Pouches – 18 characters plus spaces.
iPad 2/3/4 cases: 55 characters plus spaces.
Kindle : 40 characters plus spaces.

New HTC One announced in New York

A brand new flagship HTC smartphone has been unveiled at a launch event held in New York yesterday (19th Feb 2013).


The HTC One is a change in direction for the phone manufacturer, mainly due to its brand new interface which is not dissimilar to the Windows Phone format.

Still running on Android, actual use of the HTC One will not be too different to its predecessors. The main talking point is its brand new home screen called HTC BlinkFeed which gathers and updates information sourced from social networks and news sites constantly.

Aside from this selling point, the HTC One also boasts speakers on the top and bottom of the handset which provide stereo effect sound for audio and video playback.

HTC One Features
1.7GHz Quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
32GB or 64GB option
4.7-inch screen
HD resolution and 468ppi
4 megapixel camera
HD video camera

HTC One Release Date UK
22nd February 2013

Find a whole selection of HTC cases at Proporta.

Best iPhone cases for fashion accessories

With all of us becoming increasingly dependent on our smartphones, it’s no wonder that iPhone cases have become somewhat of a fashion accessory for both men and women alike. So no matter what the occasion, find out how you can use your iPhone cases to match your ensemble in our guide.

Mens iPhone Cases

Suited and Booted

Tuxedo iPhone 4S case

Fancy yourself as a bit of a 007 gent? Make sure you match your dinner suit with the Tuxedo iPhone 4S case which will not disappoint at a Black Tie event.

For the Mad Man

Tweed Suit iPhone 4S Case

Distinctly retro and a little bit 1960s Madison Avenue, the Tweed Suit iPhone 4S case will have you reaching for the Old Fashioned, Don Draper style, in no time at all.

Executive Style

iPhone 5 leather case

For the city types or the fan of classic black leather, the aluminium-lined leather case for iPhone 5 is a firm favourite among gentlemen of all ages.

Womens iPhone Cases

Floral and Fancy-Free

Ted Baker iPhone 5 cases

See the Spring/Summer 2013 season in this year with a choice of feminine, floaty and floral iPhone 5 case designs from fashion house, Ted Baker London.

Equestrian Chic

Joules iPhone 5 case

Spending a lot of time at the stables, or are you just a fan of English country style? The Joules iPhone 5 case collection will be right up your bridle path.

Pretty in Pink


Made from luxurious leather, this tasteful Cranberry coloured iPhone 5 pouch from BRUNSWICK ENGLAND is ideal for the lady with premium preferences.

Ted Baker SS13 is here

Ted Baker SS13 Collection

The Spring/Summer 2013 Collection from Ted Baker and London is here.

With iPhone 5 cases, iPad cases as well as iPad mini cases, the brand new SS13 range for men and women boasts a variety of fresh designs for the new fashion season.

Shop the collection at Proporta today.

2 For 1 on Touchscreen Gloves

Valentine's Day gifts

If you’re looking for Valentine’s gifts for her, for him, or for you both, make sure you take advantage of the 2 for 1 offer on red touchscreen gloves today.

Not only do these red touchscreen gloves keep your mitts snug, they also allow you to fully use your touchscreen smartphone, tablet or other gadget without having to remove them.

Simply buy one pair and the second pair of touchscreen gloves will automatically be added to your basket. But hurry, this offer ends 8th Feb 2013.