Archive for April 17th, 2007

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Astraware now accepts PayPal

Astraware is pleased to announce a new way to buy games and applications from their online store due to customers’ requests for alternative payment methods. Many customers either didn’t have the particular types of card Astraware accepts or they didn’t have a credit card at all, and so requested that Astraware accept PayPal® as an alternative to cards. After a bit of nifty integration work from David Oakley, Astraware’s CTO, PayPal® is now live on the Astraware website.


“We get almost as many requests for different ways of paying and changes to our site as we do for developing different games – the number of PayPal requests has been steadily increasing over the last year until it was our most frequent request,” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware.

“PayPal’s Express Checkout system was easy to integrate into our store’s checkout and also easy for our customers to use,” said David Oakley, CTO of Astraware. “For people who already use PayPal it significantly reduces the amount of information they need to provide to buy our games.”

Customers who choose to pay with PayPal® instead of the usual checkout system will be redirected to the PayPal® site to put in their login details and confirm the transaction. Once completed the site will instantly redirect the customer back to the Astraware website to complete the transaction and the customer will receive their registration code on screen there and then so they can start playing the game immediately. Their code will also be emailed to them as usual so they can keep a record of their transaction. Customers who are familiar with using PayPal® should hopefully find this will be just like their experiences at other sites!

The initial roll-out of this enhancement is for purchases of Astraware developed and published products, so the option to use PayPal® won’t be available at the checkout if customers have added one of the titles (from the Astraware Lifestyle catalog, for instance) that Astraware resells for other companies. All being well, Astraware hopes to extend this service across all products on its site in the near future.

For more information on Astraware accepting PayPal®, please visit the Astraware website at

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HTC P3350 pictures

You may recall that a while ago we told you that HTC were releasing a new device aimed at multimedia, the HTC P3350 (aka HTC Love). We managed to get our hands on one to look at and thought that we would upload some photos for you to take a look at while prepare the review.

HTC P3350 front

As it’s another HTC Artemis varient, The HTC P3350 is virtually the same as the P3300, the key difference being that the P3350 does not have built in GPS.

The left hand side of the device is home to an up/down spring loaded slider used for scrolling and in-call volume control.

HTC P3350 left

On the right you’ll find the power button at the top and the camera button at the bottom

HTC P3350 right

The now familiar enhanced mini USB connector is located on the bottom of the unit. The P3350 also includes HTC’s RollR trackball and wheel for navigation.

HTC P3350 bottom

HTC P3350 rollr

The HTC P3350 is a neat looking device. Fairly thin and reasonably light. It’s a shame to see the GPS removed although I wonder if this could be re-enabled through a rom update?.

HTC P3350 angled front

HTC P3350 angled back

HTC P3350 Specification:

  • Windows Mobile 5 for Pocket PC AKU 3
  • Quad Band GPRS / EDGE
  • FM Radio
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • WiFi 802.11b/g
  • TI OMAP 850 @ 200MHz
  • 128MB ROM
  • 64MB RAM
  • 2.8″ QVGA 65K colour screen
  • microSD expansion underneath battery
  • 2.0MP camera
  • miniUSB connector for sync / charge / headphones
  • 1200mAh battery
  • up to 3.5 – 5 hrs talktime
  • up to 150-200 hour standby
  • 58mm x 108mm x 16.3mm
  • 127g
  • We’ll bring you more on the HTC P3350 later.

    Posted by: Matt

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