South Korean network provider SK Telecom is planning to introduce LTE-Advanced mobile speeds capable of downloading full-length movies in under a minute.
The company has revealed its plans to roll out the technology across the country, providing a maximum of 300Mbps by the end of 2014.
No immediate plans for such speeds have been set in the UK, despite EE and Huawei's pilot test of 300Mbps in London last year. The UK's current LTE-Advanced offering provides a maximum of 60Mbps in specific locations.
Despite SK Telecom's imminent move towards 300Mbps, it is already looking to the future, with 450Mbps technology set to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress next month.
However, to make the upgrade more widely available, hardware makers will need to upgrade their chipsets and devices to be able to handle the speed.
SK Telecom's senior vice president Park Jin-hyo said: "SK Telecom will continue to make strenuous efforts to provide unmatched service quality and speeds, which will lead to the overall advancement of the global telecommunications industry."
Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone will feature a 20-megapixel camera with 4K video capabilities and new optical image stabilisation, according to a report.
The latest specs rumours come via Phone Arena, who spoke with a source connected to the South Korean company about its upcoming flagship device.
The tipster claims that the Android handset will sport a 2K QHD display, a "state of the art iris sensor" for security purposes, and a 2900mAh battery.
Samsung has long been tipped to ditch the polycarbonate casing of previous Galaxy smartphones in favour of premium-grade materials, but the latest report states that this is untrue.
The source goes on to say that the Galaxy S5 will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.
Samsung previously confirmed that the smartphone will be released sometime before the end of April alongside a second-generation version of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.
Jan 21 2014
Spotify has launched its artist merchandise store.
The music streaming platform has teamed up with Topspin to offer singers and groups the chance to list their official merchandise on the service for free.
Artists require an ArtistLink account to direct traffic to their goods, but neither Spotify nor Topspin will receive a percentage of any resulting sales.
"We've been testing this merchandise functionality with a number of artists over the last month and the response from fans has been fantastic," said Spotify in a blog post.
"We're really excited that Spotify's 24 million music-loving users can now see merchandise and concerts while listening to their favourite artists, and that we, in turn, can provide additional revenue opportunities for artists of all sizes."
The Spotify merchandise store is now live in English-speaking countries, with plans in place to add additional language support in the future.
Jan 21 2014
Mozilla is developing its first Firefox OS-powered tablet and gearing the device towards the lower end of the market.
Specs details and an image of the InFocus New Tab F1 have appeared online courtesy of software developer Asa Dotzler, who posted the information on his blog.
The slate is powered by a quad-core 1GHz Allwinner CPU and comes with a PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU and 2GB of RAM on board.
Featuring a 10.1 inch IPS display offering a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, the InFocus New Tab F1 also includes 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front snapper, and a 7000mAh battery.
Apple partner Foxconn is manufacturing the tablet, but it is not expected to be a competitor to the iPad or its Android rivals, with Mozilla said to be targeting the emerging markets.
The InFocus New Tab F1 is expected to be priced between $100 and $150 (£60 and £91).
Disney Infinity's sales in 2013 have exceeded Disney Interactive Studios' expectations, it has been revealed.
The action-adventure sandbox title - which has sold over three million starter packs - was one of last year's best-selling games in the US, according to the NPD Group.
"We're thrilled that families and gamers alike have embraced Disney Infinity," Disney Interactive president James Pitaro told The New York Times.
"We believe we've set the stage for Infinity to be an enduring video game platform."
Disney Infinity has been available since August 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
Monster Monpiece is coming to the West, publisher Idea Factory International has confirmed.
The PlayStation Vita-exclusive card-battling role-playing game, which originally launched a year ago in Japan, will arrive in Europe and North America in the spring, according to IGN.
Developed by Compile Heart, the title features a card-battling system where matches take place on a grid.
Throughout their journey players encounter Monster Girls, which are embodied into cards that are used during battles.
The Monster Girls come in four main types - Melee, Ranged, Healers and Buffers - and users will be able to purchase additional cards via the in-game shop.
The Join Nintendo Network Promotion has been announced by Nintendo.
The promotion gives Nintendo 3DS owners in Europe a chance to receive Super Mario Bros Deluxe without payment.
To be eligible to get a free download code for the Virtual Console title, 3DS users must perform the latest system update and register a new Nintendo Network ID on a 3DS before February 1.
Wii U owners can instead link their existing Nintendo Network ID to their handheld.
Download codes will be sent out between February 13 and February 28, according to Nintendo.
Last year, the firm ran a promotion that gave 3DS players a chance to receive Super Mario 3D Land for free.
Rune Factory 4 has been cancelled in Europe, Marvelous AQL has announced.
The action RPG, which made its North American debut last October, was scheduled for a first quarter launch throughout the region.
"We regret to inform you that the European release of Rune Factory 4 for Nintendo 3DS has been cancelled," a Marvelous AQL spokesperson told Eurogamer.
"While MarvelousAQL has made every effort to secure the title's release for this territory, it is, unfortunately, not possible to do so at this time.
"MAQL and MAQL Europe would like to thank everyone for their support and enthusiasm for their European releases. Please look forward to announcements on new MAQL titles over the coming months."
A European release was cast into doubt after Runescape studio Neverland filed for bankruptcy last November.
The developer said its financial status had become progressively worse in the months leading up to the filing, with several failed attempts to raise funds in order to continue operations.
In addition to Runescape, Neverland worked on Luifia and the Shining Force franchises.
Resogun studio Housemarque is working on DLC for the PlayStation 4 downloadable shooter.
In a post on Facebook, the team also revealed that it is developing an unnamed PS4 project.
Asked whether the game would be ported to Vita, a spokesperson said: "At the moment we are working on Resogun DLC and another PS4 project."
Housemarque had previously confirmed that Resogun was up for Action Game of the Year at the DICE Awards.
The studio added: "Fun fact, Eugene Jarvis, creator of Defender, will receive the Pioneer Award on the same occasion."
Resogun is a side-scrolling arcade shooter from the team behind Super Stardust HD.
Launching alongside the PS4 last November, Resogun is available as a free download for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Jan 21 2014
Kinect is the reason the BBC iPlayer app has been delayed on Xbox One, a new report has suggested.
A BBC programmer told Ultimate Gaming Paradise that the team is struggling to make the app work with Kinect.
"We can't seem to get it working; it [the Kinect sensor] is causing a major development headache for the team," the programmer explained.
Unable to provide an exact cause and an estimated release date, a separate spokesperson continued: "BBC iPlayer is already available to audiences on over 1,000 devices and platforms in the UK.
"Whilst we are working to bring BBC iPlayer to Xbox One in the future, we have no further details to share at this time."
After confirming that it wouldn't be available at launch, the BBC said that it was working with Microsoft to bring the iPlayer app to the Xbox One in the future.
All apps have been built from the ground up for Xbox One, offering voice and gesture controls, as well as the opportunity to introduce exclusive Snap features and media achievements.