Archive for March, 2007

By March 4, 2007 Read More →

iPod Nano owner wanted!

We need your help!

If you are an iPod Nano 2nd generation owner I would love to hear from you. We currently have some products that need reviewing and we do not have a 2nd gen Nano.

So if you have a 2nd Gen iPod Nano and think you are up to writing a review for us then please drop me a line. You’ll get to keep the items you review too!

EDIT: We’ve got a few people lined up for doing a review for us. Many thanks for all the offers!

Matt

[Technorati tag(s): smartphone blog, Pocket PC blog, Tracy & Matt, Windows Mobile Blog]

Posted in: News
By March 4, 2007 Read More →

HTC P6500 appears

Yes it’s yet another new device from HTC, this time it’s the HTC P6500. The P6500 rather differnt to the devices that we have come to expect from HTC. The d-pad looks rather unusual.

HTC P6500

The HTC P6500 (aka HTC Sirius) has an anticipated release date of August 2007. With the 3.5″ Screen the overall size is expected to be about the same as the HTC BlueAngel.

HTC P6500 Specification:

  • 400Mhz 32bit Samsung SC32442
  • 256Mb ROM, 64Mb RAM
  • Windows Mobile 6 Professional
  • 3.5″ QVGA (240 x 320) TFT display
  • GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS850
  • CSD, GPRS, EDGE
  • Biometric fingerprint reader?
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • WiFi: 802.11b, 802.11g
  • 1.9MP Camera
  • 1600 mAh battery
  • Full sized SD Card slot
  • Note the larger than average screen size is still only QVGA and the seeming lack of 3G/HSDPA. There are also rumours that the P6500 includes a biometric fingerprint reader!

    Matt

    [Post tag(s): smartphone blog, Pocket PC blog, Windows Mobile blog, HTC Advantage, HTC Sirius, HTC P6500, Tracy & Matt]

    Posted in: Phones
    By March 3, 2007 Read More →

    HTC P4550 appears

    Another new device from HTC, this time it’s the HTC P4550 (aka HTC Kaiser). The P4550 is another device believed to be part of the 2007 line-up.

    HTC P4550

    The HTC P4550, an HTC Kaiser based device, supersedes the HTC TyTN and is expected to arrive in Q2 2007.

    HTC Kaiser (P4550) specification:

  • Windows Mobile 6 Professional
  • 2.8″ QVGA LCD Touchscreen
  • 256 MB ROM – 128MB RAM
  • Qualcomm 400MHz CPU
  • GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS800, UMTS850, UMTS1900, UMTS2100
  • CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA
  • 802.11b/g WiFi
  • Built-in spring-loaded QWERTY-type keyboard
  • microSD memory card slot
  • Bluetooth 2
  • 3.0 megapixel auto-focus camera
  • AGPS
  • USB 2.0
  • 58 x 110 x 18mm
  • 160 grams
  • Note the beefed up 2.8 Megapixel autofocus camera and built in GPS inside the 18mm thick chasis!

    Latest pre-order information can be found HERE.

    Matt

    [Post tag(s): smartphone blog, Pocket PC blog, Windows Mobile blog, HTC Advantage, HTC Kaiser, HTC P4550, Tracy & Matt]

    Posted in: Phones
    By March 2, 2007 Read More →

    Orange cant help you with your M700?

    Edit: Our Orange SPV M700 review is now online!

    Tracy and I have been playing around with a couple of Orange SPV M700’s for a few days now and we had a bit of a problem with the GPS on one of them. I gave Orange a call to see if we could find out what the problem was. Initially customer services thought that I was reporting an issue with GPRS despite me stating several times that I really DID mean GPS. After that Orange insisted that the M700 didn’t have GPS and that I would have to purchase one at extra cost.

    This wasn’t just one person getting their facts wrong, I spoke to three differnt CS representatives!

    For those of you that are thinking about buying an M700 let me point out that the M700 really, honestly, defintely does have built in GPS!! My problem ended up being a simple problem that we easily resolved (ourselves) and the GPS works perfectly well now.

    Secondly, we had a couple of messages from Alan. Alan has been trying to buy an Orange SPV M700 in black but Orange insist that it’s only available in white. Strange that I have two M700’s then, one black, one white…

    Orange SPV M700 in black

    ….come on Orange, your customer service staff can do better than this cant they?

    Matt

    [Technorati tag(s): smartphone blog, Pocket PC blog, Tracy & Matt, Orange, M700, HTC Trinity, HTC P3600, SPV, Orange SPV M700]

    Posted in: News
    By March 2, 2007 Read More →

    HTC P3450 appears

    Looks like HTC are going to have a busy year with lots of new device in store for us. January/February saw 4 new devices confirmed in their range and now, barely in to March, we discover more devices said to be part of the 2007 line-up.

    HTC P3450

    The HTC P3450, an HTC Elf based device, is expected to arrive in Q2 2007. It looks like being one of the smallest touchscreen devices that we have seen from HTC and reminds me a little of the Neonode N1.

    HTC P3450 Specification:

  • 201Mhz Texas Instruments OMAP 850
  • 128Mb ROM, 64Mb RAM
  • Windows Mobile 6 Professional
  • 2.8″ QVGA (240 x 320) TFT display
  • GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS850
  • CSD, GPRS, EDGE
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 1.9MP Camera
  • FM Radio
  • Full sized SD Card slot
  • 58 x 108 x 14mm
  • 110grams
  • Note the lack of 3G/HSDPA and WiFi.

    Matt

    [Post tag(s): smartphone blog, Pocket PC blog, Windows Mobile blog, HTC Advantage, HTC Elf, HTC P3450, Tracy & Matt]

    Posted in: News
    By March 1, 2007 Read More →

    The Nick Reynolds show!

    Regular blog readers will remember us talking about our good friend Nick. Nick recently started up his own internet radio show cleverly named ‘The Nick Reynolds Show’

    Nick Reynolds

    Nick presents his show weekly and plays music from less well known artists. I started listening to the show last week and it’s pretty good, even if he is a mate!

    Check out the podcast HERE.

    Matt

    [Technorati tag(s): podcast, internet radio, Nick Reynolds]

    Posted in: Editorial
    By March 1, 2007 Read More →

    Orange SPV M700 GPS

    Edit: Our Orange SPV M700 review is now online!

    A lot of you have been asking us about the GPS on the Orange SPV M700 so I thought I would just clear this up.

    Orange SPV M700

    I can confirm that the Orange SPV M700 definitely 100% has a built in GPS unit. I already have an SPV M700 which we are in the process of reviewing and I have been using the GPS.

    It’s probably worth pointing out too that other HTC Trinity based devices (HTC P3600 / Dopod D810 / Dopod CHT 9100 etc.) also have the built in GPS but some of them have the unit disabled in the ROM. We have mentioned before that it is possible to replace the ROM on any Trinity device with a differnt ROM that will enable the GPS, a number of people have already done this successfully.

    I’ve been asked this a lot of times already but NO you cannot load the Trinity ROM on to another device (ie. the Orange M3100) in order to “enable its dormant GPS” because the HTC Hermes does NOT have any GPS hardware built in!

    Matt

    [Technorati tag(s): smartphone blog, Pocket PC blog, Tracy & Matt, Orange, M700, HTC Trinity, HTC P3600, SPV, Orange SPV M700]

    Posted in: Phones