Archive for December 10th, 2006

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HTC P4350 (aka HTC Herald) opens the wrong way?

I was having a conversation with a software developer the other day and he mentioned something about the HTC P4350 that, while I’d noticed, I hadn’t really considered.

HTC P4350

Take a look at the picture above. Those of you with an HTC TyTN or Orange M3100 notice anything ‘strange’? The keyboard on the HTC P4350 opens in the other direction to every other sliding keyboard device from HTC.

“So what!?” I hear you say. Well from a developer point of view you can no longer make the assumption that when the keyboard is open and the device is in landscape that the keyboard is to the left of the screen, now it could be to the right too!

So should anyone else care? Well as I look at the device I think that the keyboard opening to the right is going to suit me better. As a left handed person it will be easier for me to slide open with one hand.

Is there a good reason for this change or is it just because the designer at HTC is left handed? Any thoughts?

Matt

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12 Days of Christmas – Prize number 20

Here’s another prize for our ‘12 Days of Christmas‘ competition.

This is your chance to win the award winning AudioNotes software from VITO Technology!

VITO AudioNotes
Vito Audio Notes v1.25

VITO AudioNotes is the easiest way to record to your Pocket PC voice notes, lectures, interviews, negotiations or anything else you like. Create your personal voice notes just on the go – VITO AudioNotes has everything you need for this. With this application you will never lose yourself in heaps of recording formats wondering which is better. A student, a businessman or a housewife – no matter what you do – with AudioNotes you don’t need to be computer savvy.

VITO AudioNotes is quick and intuitive. Store your important information as voice notes instead of endless stylus tapping. Replace handwriting by recording lectures directly to your Pocket PC. With VITO AudioNotes you can record virtually anything effortlessly!

AudioNotes is available for both Smartphone and PocketPC.

Prize Question: AudioNotes uses VAS to avoid silent gaps. What is VAS? You may want to visit the VITO Technology website for the answer.

Please use our feedback form to submit your answer. Remember to include your full email address so that we can notify the winner. We will accept entries until the next question is posted and will choose a winner at random.

Entry by using our feedback form only. Entries will not be accepted by any other method.

Matt

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Prize number 18 – we have a winner!

I’m pleased to announce the winner of the 12th prize in our ‘12 Days of Christmas‘ competition.

The winner of the Commodore 64 emulator for Pocket PC from ClickGamer is Claire Pateman.

ClickGamer

Claire correctly answered the question we posed: VIC stands for Video Interface Chip.

Thanks to everyone that entered the competition and also to ClickGamer for providing a great prize!

There will be another prize to win later on today!

Matt

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Prize number 17 – we have a winner!

I’m pleased to announce that we have a winner of the Sudoku prize from Astraware.

Astraware

Astraware Sudoku was won by Emma Hobson for correctly answering the question we posed: There are 6 levels of difficulty within the game.

Astraware Sudoku

Thanks to everyone that entered the competition and to Astraware for the prize!

There will be another great prize from Astraware later in the competition.

Matt

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12 Days of Christmas – Prize number 19

12 Days of Christmas‘ competition.

A few weeks ago I decided to get some t-shirts made with our logo on them. I thought they would come in handy when we go to seminars and product launches as well as being able to advertise the site when I am in the gym!

Spreadshirt t-shirt

I had a look around for companies that print custom t-shirt designs and came across Spreadshirt. The reason I decided to get some t-shirts made by them is that they will do single items and they have a large selection of products that you can have printed.

Spreadshirt

Spreadshirt is the leader in online merchandising: letting individuals and organisations start an online shop at no cost and no risk. With a focus on individually produced customised apparel, the shop system allows designers create and sell their shirts for free – earning commissions on each sale. Spreadshirt has been recognised as a leader in the field, with awards from Hewlett Packard Business Vision Award, Red Herring Europe 100 and the German Founder’s Award.

The other thing that’s really cool about spreadshirt is that you can set up your own brand store so that people can buy t-shirts with your designs on. This is a great idea if you run a small club where you want to be able to sell branded merchandise.

I set up a tracyandmatt.co.uk branded shop for anyone mad enough to want to wear one of our designs. You can take a look at our merchandise at tracyandmatt.spreadshirt.net.

I was so impressed with the quality of the clothing and the printing of the shirts that I order I asked Spreadshirt if they could give us some t-shirts for our competition. So here, courtesy of Spreadshirt, is your chance to win one of our t-shirts by answering the following Prize Question: How many different products do we have in our Spreadshirt store?

Please use our feedback form to submit your answer. Remember to include your full email address so that we can notify the winner and please let me know what size shirt you would like. We will accept entries until the next question is posted and will choose a winner at random.

Entry by using our feedback form only. Entries will not be accepted by any other method.

Matt

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