A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Talkback Team

by George Lovell |

As we sit beside the fire on Christmas Morning, surrounded by our loved-ones, heart filled with festive joy & stomach brimming with stodgy, gleeful goodness; we take a moment to focus our attention on what really matters; presents. Don’t have any regrets this Christmas. Get your last minute shopping done with peace of mind; Free Next Day Delivery on our Quality Refurbished Phones.  

Holiday Hours
For those who haven’t seen & that are local to us, our Christmas Opening Times are as follows:

A look back on 2015
Whilst it feels like just yesterday we were opening up after our New Year’s break, another year does seem to have passed us by. Supposedly, the years seem to go by quicker as we grow older because each year-long period accounts for a smaller proportion of our overall life-span. That being said, 2015 seems to have flown by at an exponential rate compared with years gone by; perhaps due to the summer-winter (mostly winter) blend that we’ve experienced this year in the UK. Either way, today is the shortest day of the year, which means the days will now start getting longer & evening journeys home will start getting lighter.

In 2015 we continued to expand our empire throughout Europe, attending meetings in both the Czech Republic & Poland as well as meeting with representatives of many other countries. We have also been fortunate enough to work closely with the UK Department of Trade & Industry and their Export programme. This has opened us up to new opportunities in the domestic & foreign marketplace. In addition to this, we created a new website from scratch. The new layout is much better-suited to our current business pursuits. Nevertheless, we were sad to say goodbye to our domain of almost 20 years, but excited to see the crisp and shiny .com at the end of our address. Lastly, Towards the back end of the year we expanded our product portfolio by way of New Products. Brand new iPhones & iPads have proven to be very popular and have supplemented our refurbished range nicely.

Technology Continues to Evolve
2015; the year of the Wood Sheep (or Goat), has seen greater than ever advances in the world of technology.
The first thing that would come to mind for us would be the new smartphones that were released this year. The highlights of which were the Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge, iPhone 6S & 6S Plus, LG G4, Sony Xperia Z5 and HTC One M9.

We’ve also seen leaps forward in the Tablet market. The launch of the iPad Pro in Autumn saw Apple launch their most powerful device yet; with 4GB of Ram, an A9X processer and flawless 12.9-inch screen, Apple offer a nearly-complete alternative to using a laptop. Microsoft did continue to advance their Surface Pro range; most recently with the Surface Pro 4; which when paired with a keyboard makes for as close a substitute for your laptop as you’ll find, Boasting up to 16GB of RAM & 128GB storage. The trade-off is of course the price tag & somewhat poor battery life.

Competition has become steeper than ever, with the market somewhat saturated by tablets competing fiercely with one another. New products such as the Nexus 9, Xperia Z4 Tab and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 each offer different benefits to the user, thus meaning Apple and Microsoft have had to, and will continue to have to, innovate and improve their tablets.

Consumer technology has also made a splash through Smart Watches/Wearable Tech, 8K TV’s and more, whilst 3D printing & flying drones have made rapid advancements in 2015. It’s only a matter of time before this tech can be utilised at a much more affordable price.

Preview of 2016
2016 will be the year of Talkback Comms. Plans have been made to visit various exhibitions and explore more export opportunities; the first of which will be a trip to Sunny Spain; Barcelona in February! We are also looking to build on 2015, by expanding our product range & continuing to sell new & used phones and tablets. We’re very excited to meet with new sponsor, Paco Castagna, at the start of the speedway season. Read about our new deal. And as always we’ll be looking to provide great products along with the best possible customer service as well as fast turnaround at the best price.

What Will 2016 Bring?
2016 will be a leap year starting on Friday. In 2016, a Trace Gas Orbiter for Mars will be launched, a transit of mercury will occur, a NASA spacecraft will land on Jupiter, a presidential election will be held in the US, the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Euro 2016 will be played in France, and the remaining American, British & Australian troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan.

Amongst self-driving cars, wearable technology & complex Star Wars merchandise, we’ll be eagerly anticipating the release of the iPhone 7, Galaxy S7, LG G5, HTC One M10, Nexus 6 and many more, all of which look set to bring better displays, faster processers and longer battery life.

Happy Holidays
The Talkback Team would like to wish all our readers & customers a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. We hope you enjoy your break & look forward to hearing from you soon.