Archive for April, 2007

By April 17, 2007 Read More →

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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    By April 16, 2007 Read More →

    Save £20 with our Samsung i600 voucher

    I’m sure that I lot of you have already seen our ‘Samsung i600 unboxed‘ and ‘Another Look‘ videos so if you fancy buying yourself an i600 we have teamed up with Clove Technology again to offer you a £20 discount off the purchase price!!

    Samsung i600

    As with other Clove voucher offers, all you have to do is enter the voucher code below and £20 will be deducted from the purchase price at the checkout stage.

    Voucher code: SAM600APR07

    The offer is valid until the end of the month so hop on over to the Samsung i600 page on the Clove Technology site.

    At £300 (+ VAT) we are pretty sure that Clove are one of the cheapest suppliers of the Samsung i600 and our voucher will give you a further £20 off!

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    By April 15, 2007 Read More →

    Another look at the Samsung i600

    Further to the Samsung i600 unboxed video I posted yesterday I have a followup video for you.

    In the video above you can see me play with the device for a few minutes and have a quick dig through the menu structure and have a look at the applications installed as well as the homescreen set up.

    You can also download a higher res version using this link.

    Thanks to everyone that provided feedback to the first video, it’s good to know that the effort involved in converting the video wasn’t wasted! Please do get in touch via the feedback form and let us know what you think, should I continue with the video camera or simply stick to words and pictures?

    The Samsung i600 is available now from Clove Technology but you can save £20 off the purchase price of the i600 using our voucher. Details can be found HERE.

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    By April 15, 2007 Read More →

    SanDisk and Sony announce SxS memory card

    SanDisk and Sony Corporation today announced that the two companies have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding with the intention of developing the SxS™ (S-by-S) memory card specification, with high-speed transfer technology compliant to the ExpressCard industry standard.

    SxS - S-by-S

    SxS™ memory cards will leverage the technology strength of SanDisk and Sony, who have a long and successful history of co-developing and promoting flash memory products. With this high-performance and high-reliability memory card, both companies are targeting workflow improvements for professional camcorders and non-linear video editing systems.

    The SxS™ memory card specification uses flash memory and complies with the ExpressCard™ industry standard, and the card connects directly to computer systems through the high-speed PCI-Express™ bus. ExpressCard™ has been rapidly adopted by PC manufacturers to replace the legacy PC Card™ form factor, giving the SxS™ memory cards broad support in post-production hardware.

    Sony will adopt this high-speed SxS™ memory card specification in its “XDCAM EX™“ series professional camcorders. SxS™ memory cards from SanDisk and Sony are expected to be available later in 2007.


    * High-speed data transfer of large video files. SxS™ memory cards are the first native PCI Express™ solid-state storage media1. PCI Express™ has a maximum data transfer speed of 2.5 gigabits per second, twice as fast as PC Card™-based storage media. In addition, SanDisk and Sony have optimized the technology protocol for controlling communication between hardware and SxS™ memory cards to enable high-speed transfer of large files, such as high-definition video, to PCs for non-linear video-editing. The target transfer speed of SxS™ memory cards is 800 megabits per second2.

    * Compact Size. The SxS™ memory card specification uses ExpressCard™/34 modules (width: 34mm, height: 5mm, length: 75mm), half the size of PC Cards™. This enables the design of professional camcorders that are smaller and lighter, while still offering high storage capacities.

    “Sony and SanDisk share the goal of providing leadership in high-performance, high-capacity recording solutions for professional video,” said Eli Harari, Chairman and CEO of SanDisk. “I am proud of the close cooperation we have had with Sony over the years, and I look forward to the exciting new products that SxS™ memory cards will enable.”

    Yutaka Nakagawa, Executive Deputy President and Corporate Executive Officer of Sony Corporation, said: “Sony has successfully collaborated with SanDisk Corporation in promoting the Memory Stick formats. Significant milestones have been the Memory Stick PRO format in 2003, the Memory Stick Micro in 2005 and Memory Stick PRO-HG in 2006. I am delighted by today’s joint announcement of this new technology, which expands our collaboration to a new area, the professional video market, offering great benefits to users in this field. With the introduction of this SxS™ memory card, we will seek to expand its use throughout professional video applications to enable highly efficient workflow systems.”

    Posted by: Matt

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    By April 14, 2007 Read More →

    Samsung i600 unboxed

    We were lucky enough to be able to get our hands on the Samsung i600 so I thought that I would try my hand at a video presentation of the unboxing of the device.

    You can see the YouTube video above or if you want to download a higher res version you can use this link.

    The Samsung i600 will be coming soon to the Orange network in the UK and the device launched by Orange should be pretty much the same as the one you see here although the Orange version will most likely have the Orange customisation installed.

    Please let us know what you think. More videos to follow..

    EDIT: Follow-up video can now be found HERE.

    The Samsung i600 is available now from Clove Technology but you can save £20 off the purchase price of the i600 using our voucher. Details can be found HERE.

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    By April 13, 2007 Read More →

    Tracy & Matt welcome “Nokia Nick”

    The observant amoung you may have noticed that our Nokia N95 was posted by a new team member – “Nokia Nick”. Nick has been on the sidelines of the site for a while now and has been providing help with graphics from day one. More recently Nick has been our chief Podcaster!

    So Tracy and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Nick. Over the coming weeks we are hoping to post more podcasts with interviews and reviews as well as some non-Windows Mobile posts.

    In Nick’s own words:

    I’m a “non-techie geek” who loves technology and thinks that technology shouldn’t make me do extra work just to use and enjoy it. That’s one of my gripes with technology. I am a Smartphone and a Nokia phone user. Smartphones are amazing, if you can be arsed to get into all the setting up etc. hence the reason I am generally drawn to Nokia is that although they are far from perfect, they are simple. To me Nokia’s are very much mainstream consumer devices while Windows Smartphones are for power/ biz/ techie users. I hope my experience will bring something new to Tracy & Matt’s blog! Matt will be here for the technical stuff and to help everyone with device issues and I’ll be here to give my opinion as an average Joe with a phone. 🙂

    Welcome aboard Nick!

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    By April 13, 2007 Read More →

    Nokia N95

    There is no denying, within the Windows Mobile/Smartphone community, Nokia is considered to be something of a bad word. The word itself is often deliberately misspelt.

    However with devices such as the Nokia N95 gradually developing more PDA-like features it’s becoming harder to ignore them.

    Nokia N95

    The Nokia N95 was recently launched and offers functions similar to those that you would expect from a Smartphone but within a Nokia package running Symbian OS 9.2. The N95 is available to buy now from Clove Technology and more operators are offering the device to customers.

    With all the advertising for the N95 cropping up all over the place we decided to take a look at one to see what all the fuss is about. Over the next few weeks we shall let you know what we think!

    Nokia N95 Specification:


  • Quad Band
  • 5 Mega pixel camera
  • GPS receiver
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Universal plug and play technology
  • What’s in the box?

  • Nokia N95
  • Nokia Video Connectivity Cable CA-75U
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable DKE-2
  • Nokia Stereo Headset HS-45, AD-43
  • Nokia Battery BL-5F
  • Nokia UK Charger
  • Printed Manual
  • Getting Started CD
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    By April 12, 2007 Read More →

    Samsung i600 hits Orange website

    Ok, so now it’s official, the Samsung i600 will be available on Orange ‘soon’. The device is now on the Orange website for all to see.

    Samsung i600

    No details for the exact release date just yet but with the Samsung i600 being made avalable on the Clove Technology website I don’t suppose it will be too long before it becomes available to Orange customers. Probably business customers only to begin with as seems to the the way with Orange.

    See for yourself on the Orange website or check out our Samusung i600 video.


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    By April 12, 2007 Read More →

    New CamerAware update

    Paul from MoDaCo has just been in touch to let us know that there is a new vesion of his excellent CamerAware application available.


    This latest BETA version of CamerAware includes the following changes:

    – Added additional expert options (exit on disconnect)
    – Updated auto bluetooth logic
    – Updated GPS subsystem
    – Updated installer code
    – Added full screen mode
    – Added support for night skins (included)
    – Added support for customisable alert bar colours
    – Improved horizontal alert bar reliability
    – Updated power management settings when running but disconnected
    – Updated to latest version of support libraries
    – More menu options are now accessible without disconnecting
    – Just for fun… 0-60 timer function added

    Check out the full news item on MoDaCo and don’t forget to have a listen to our CamerAware podcast interview with Paul.


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    By April 12, 2007 Read More →

    Orange SPV E650 available to business

    Further to my post earlier this week about the imminent launch of the Orange SPV E650 it would appear that I was right on the money! Just a few minutes ago I received a copy of the official Orange press release which states that the E650 is now available to business customers.

    Orange Launches First Windows Mobile 6.0 Device for Business Users

    LONDON, April 11

    – SPV E650 Combines Latest Microsoft Platform With Dedicated Messaging Features

    Orange Business Services today launches the first Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0-powered smartphone on the UK market. Available exclusively from Orange until the beginning of May, the compact SPV E650 combines powerful functionality with sleek design and the ability to connect with Wi-Fi, EDGE and GPRS networks, making mobile messaging easier than ever before.

    Designed for business users, the SPV E650 offers all the advantages of a PDA, alongside quad-band functionality for ultimate connectivity. Users can update spreadsheets or documents on the move, using the mobile versions of Microsoft Excel and Word. Windows Mobile 6.0 means that documents appear on the device screen just as they would on a PC, avoiding formatting headaches.

    The Orange SPV E650 also conceals a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, making it easier than ever before to respond to emails on the move. A generous screen, which switches automatically between portrait and landscape modes, provides optimum conditions for viewing and amending documents.

    “We’re naturally excited to be the first operator to launch a Windows Mobile 6.0 smartphone onto the UK market,” comments Nick Horton, Head of Business Devices, Orange Business Services UK. “By offering this powerful new operating system in a device that combines a compact, attractive design with full QWERTY functionality, we believe the SPV E650 represents the best option yet for today’s mobile professional,” he added.

    Windows Mobile 6.0 offers full compatibility with Microsoft Exchange Server, ensuring seamless synchronisation between users’ email accounts and mobile devices. Even hyperlinks are supported, enabling web pages to be accessed directly from emails whilst on the move.

    Security features are another important feature of the SPV E650, allowing data to be erased remotely in the event of device loss or theft, via Microsoft Exchange Server.

    The SPV E650 is now available to UK business customers for GBP165 (excluding VAT), or from free depending on contract. The device is also available to consumer customers from free to GBP161, depending on package.
    SPV E650 – Technical Specification

    Wi-Fi, EDGE and GPRS

    Key Features
    Windows Mobile 6® 6.0:
    Create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel® and PowerPoint® documents.
    ActiveSync® client with push-email support
    2.0 megapixel inbuilt camera
    Portrait and landscape screen modes
    320×240 pixel touch screen with 65k colours
    Video player, recording and streaming
    Sliding keyboard
    Loud speaker for hands free option

    Accessories (in-box)
    AC adapter with mini USB power plug
    Mini USB/USB synchronisation cable

    Form factor: sliding keyboard
    Size: 101.5 x 50 x 17.5 mm
    Weight: 120g
    Talk time: up to 5 hours
    Standby time: up to 7 days

    I suspect that demand for this device will be pretty high and that it will become available to all within the next few weeks.

    Now, where is that illusive SPV E600? 🙂


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