Archive for December 17th, 2006

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Google and Orange to release Googlephone?

There are currently several rumours circulating about a possible deal between Orange and Google, the result of which would be a Googlephone.

It is widely accepted that the Google-branded device may well come pre-loaded with mobile versions of Google apps like Google Earth, Gmail, etc. It is believed that the phone itself would be manufactured by HTC, which seems logical and would suggest that it would be some kind of Windows Mobile based device.

Other sources tell us that the talks are at a much more advanced stage and that plans are afoot to release a HTC Trinity or HTC Artemis based device as a Google-branded phone in partnership with Orange.

More news as we get it.


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Prize number 30 – we have a winner!

I’m pleased to announce the winner of the 30th prize in our ‘12 Days of Christmas‘ competition.

The winner of VITO VoiceDialer from VITO Technology is Heather MacBryde.

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Heather correctly answered the question we posed: The recognition accuracy of voice commands on VITO VoiceDialer is 98% in regular conditions and up to 65% in noisy surroundings.

Thanks to everyone that took part and for supporting our site!

There will be another prize to win later!


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12 Days of Christmas (and some) – Prize number 31

12 Days of Christmas‘ competition.

We teamed up with JAVOedge and here is your chance to win NeXskin case for your iPod Nano!


NeXskin cases are available for first generation iPod Nano and PSP but here is your chance to win the iPod version.

JAVOEdge NeXskin

Product Description
Its thermochromic dye allows the NeXskin to change color depending on
the ambient temperature. Whether you use your device in warm weather, indoors or cold environments, the NeXskin will change its color and mood with you!

Create artistic designs by grabbing your NeXskin. The heat from your touch will change NeXSkin’s color only in the areas you touch. Like all JAVOSkins, the NeXskin is treated with EAD (Enhanced Anti Dust). EAD treatment enhance the feel of the case giving it a softer touch as well as reduce surface dust. JAVOedge’s NeXskin is a new soft case that gives you full functionality of your device. It also protects your device from everyday bumps and scratches, perfect when it is in your pocket or purse.

NeXskin is the new generation of silicon skin cases. Why settle for a previous skin when you can grab a NeXskin!

Prize Question: What is HTT? You’ll probably want to pop and have a look on the JAVOedge 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.


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HTC P4350 (aka HTC Herald) review

Paul over at MoDaCo has just published his review of the HTC P4350 (aka HTC Herald).

HTC P4350 open

Everyone seems to be talking about the Herald and many seem to be excited about the idea of a thinner device with a keyboard or an updated version of the K-Jam. However, Paul seems to be rather disapointed with the P4350.

“Think of the Herald in one of two ways. It’s either a slimmed down and slightly tweaked Wizard, or it’s a Prophet (i-mate JAMin, SPV M600) with a slide out keyboard without gaining any additional size.”

“The first point worthy of note is the weight! At a hefty 174g on our scales (14g more than the quoted weight), it’s substantial. Small it may be, but light it ain’t By comparison, the Prophet tips the scales at 148g, the Wizard a closer 169g. It’s the heavy weight compared with the diminuitive size that is so strange… one can only assume the solid keyboard mechanism is to blame.”

Check out Paul’s full review HERE.

HTC P4350 (HTC Herald) Specification

  • Quadband GSM with EDGE
  • TI OMAP 850 processor
  • Slide-out QWERTY keypad
  • 2-megapixel CMOS camera
  • 2.8-inch 340×240-pixel LCD with 65K-color support
  • 128MB ROM; 64MB RAM
  • microSD expansion slot
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP and AVRCP
  • WiFi 802.11g, USB and infrared
  • Size: 109 x 59 x 17mm; 168g
  • See the full specification on the HTC product page.


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