Archive for December 16th, 2006

By December 16, 2006 Read More →

Prize number 29 – we have a winner!

I’m pleased to announce the winner of the 29th prize in our ‘12 Days of Christmas‘ competition.

The winner of the tracyandmatt branded t-shirt from Spreadshirt is Barbara Shaw.

Spreadshirt t-shirt

Barbara correctly answered the question we posed: The size of the mug that we have for sale in our merchandise shop is 10 cm (4″) tall and 8.5 cm (3.3″) wide.

Thanks to all who entered. There will be another prize later on!

Matt

[Technorati tag(s): smartphone, Pocket PC, competition, 12 days of christmas, Prizes, Christmas, Tracy & Matt]

Posted in: Competitions
By December 16, 2006 Read More →

12 Days of Christmas (and some) – Prize number 30

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

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

VITO VoiceDialer
Vito VoiceDialer

VITO VoiceDialer is voice recognition and dialing software for your Pocket PC. Choosing the contacts to dial manually from the address book is slow, boring and even dangerous if you drive. With VoiceDialer, you can just pronounce a name without pressing anything!

VoiceDialer uses voice commands that you record by yourself, thus it understands any language, even your dog’s barking! Your dog can finally call you, isn’t that great?

Vito VoiceDialer is available for both PocketPC and Smartphone.

Prize Question: What is the recognition accuracy of voice commands? 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

[Technorati tag(s): smartphone, Pocket PC, competition, 12 days of christmas, Prizes, Christmas, Tracy & Matt]

Posted in: Competitions
By December 16, 2006 Read More →

Prize number 27 – we have a winner!

I’m pleased to announce the winner of the 27th prize in our ‘12 Days of Christmas‘ competition.

The winner of the brilliant Qtek 8500 Smartphone prize is Mark McKenna!

Expansys Qtek 8500

This prize is courtesy of our friends at eXpansys.

eXpansys UK Limited ® is a subsidiary of Mobile and Wireless Group (MWG.COM) the largest specialist retailer of wireless technology in Europe and North America.

Mark was chosen at random having correctly answered the prize question: The Qtek 8500 is also known as the Cingular 3125, Dopod S300, i-mate Smartflip and HTC STRTrk. Depending on where you come from the Qtek 8500 is available in Black, Silver or Pink.

Thanks to everyone that entered, there were hundreds of you on for this prize. Don’t be too disapointed though, there will be another great prize later and don’t forget we still have the Sony Ericsson W850i and the iPod to give away so please come back later!

Keep your eyes open for a review of the Qtek 8500 coming soon!

Matt

[Technorati tag(s): smartphone, Pocket PC, competition, 12 days of christmas, Prizes, Christmas, Tracy & Matt]

Posted in: Competitions
By December 16, 2006 Read More →

RIM Sues Samsung Over BlackJack

Samsung, manufacturer of the Blackjack Smartphone device have been given notice that Research in Motion (RIM), manufacturer of the BlackBerry, intend to sue them over the use of the name Blackjack.

More specifically, RIM is unhappy with the name of Samsung’s phone, which it says violates the BlackBerry trademark

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, also cites the name of Samsung’s Black Carbon phone as a trademark infringer.

“Samsung is misleading the public into falsely believing that Samsung’s goods and services are connected with RIM’s business,” the filing states.

I have to say, I really don’t feel misled. But just to help clear things up: Blackberry = RIM, Blackjack = Samsung. 😛

Warning to pie manufacturers: Be careful how you brand your Apple and Blackberry pies – you wouldn’t want anyone to think that your pies were in anyway connected with RIM’s PDA devices would you!

Matt

[Technorati tag(s): smartphone, Pocket PC, Tracy & Matt, Blackjack, Blackberry, RIM, Samsung]

Posted in: News