Archive for September, 2007

By September 30, 2007 Read More →

UBiQUiO 401 unboxed

We decided to take a quick look at the UBiQUiO 401 phone as it’s another of those devices that seems to have gone unnoticed and seems to have fallen well below most peoples radar. We wondered if there was a good reason for this as the 401 is an inexpensive Windows Mobile Smartphone with a seemingly good specification.

UBiQUiO 401 unboxed

We’ll get back to you and let you know what we think of the UBiQUiO 401 soon!

UBiQUiO 401 Specification

  • Operating System Windows Mobile™ 5.0
  • Processor Samsung SC3 2442 416MHz Processor
  • Memory ROM 64 MB; RAM 64 MB
  • Display 2.4″, 240 x 320, 65,536 colors, TFT-LCD
  • Dimensions(LxWxH) 109 x 53.5 x 24mm
  • Sliding phone keypad
  • GSM 900/1800/1900MHz
  • GPRS Multi-slot Class 10
  • Bluetooth® v2.0 class 2 + EDR
  • WiFi IEEE802.11b/g Certificated
  • Mega pixels CMOS camera, up to 1600 x 1200 resolution
  • miniSD card slot
  • Talk time: 3 hours
  • Standby: 110 hours
  • Built in FM Radio
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    By September 29, 2007 Read More →

    HTC’s Q4 devices leaked?

    As we mentioned yesterday, HTC are all set to announce their Q4 devices to the world at their press conference on 1st October but it looks like a number of the devices have been ‘leaked’ already.

    HTC Touch Slide & S730
    HTC Touch Slide & S730

    According to a new site called ‘Superior Gadgets News’ the HTC Touch Slide and the HTC S730 will be two of the three devices to be featured at the press conference. It is my belief that the HTC Shift will be the third device to be featured.

    I also have a suspicion that the Superior Gadgets site has been set up by or on behalf of HTC.

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    By September 28, 2007 Read More →

    HTC to announce Q4 devices on 1st October

    Once again we have been invited to HTC’s latest press conference, this time being held in London on the 1st October.

    HTC October Press Conference
    HTC October Press Conference

    Just as with their June press conference, HTC are being quite tight-lipped about things, however other sources suggest that the HTC Touch Slide (Nike), HTC Shift and the HTC S730(wings) will feature at the event.

    In any case, be sure to drop in on Monday to see what we have discovered!

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    By September 27, 2007 Read More →

    Orange opens new Flagship Store

    Orange today unveiled its new flagship store. The new store in Cardiff’s city centre has an innovative design to help deliver an outstanding customer experience and showcase Orange’s range of converged products and services.

    The new flagship store is clean and stylish with an open floor space, modernised displays and clear and easy to read signage. A new black exterior will ensure instant brand recognition and will drive consumer curiosity for what’s inside the store. New Chip&PIN epay machines enable customers to top up their mobile phones quickly and easily and will help to make the shopping experience more enjoyable.

    Orange has also invested in a number of new staff for the flagship store and is committed to making Cardiff a centre of excellence for Sales Advisor training.

    Sian Doyle, Head of Retail, Orange, said: “We’re excited to be launching our new flagship store in Cardiff. The new store has been designed to offer a converged retail experience and really demonstrates that Orange is not just a mobile phone shop, but a true ‘communications provider’. The staff in our new flagship stores will provide Orange customers with the most up-to-date technology and the highest standard of technical insight and customer service.”

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    By September 26, 2007 Read More →

    Orange launches new mobile and broadband advice site

    Orange today launched a new online resource to help tackle the misuse of technology, including advice for children and parents on dealing with cyber bullying and email fraud.

    Over recent years mobile phones and broadband have made life much easier, especially for families and people on the go. But there is concern about the misuse of these technologies, such as the new and growing problem of cyber bullying.

    The new section on Orange’s website responds to issues like these and brings together all the advice the company has previously offered on the responsible use of communication technologies as well as information on diverse subjects such as SPAM, unwanted e-mails and texts, and how to reduce the risk of mobile street theft.

    Topics including social networking sites and ‘phishing’ have been introduced to take account of the greater complexity and capability of mobile phones and their growing uses.

    Each section on Orange’s website at http://www.orange.co.uk/communicate/safety/ describes an issue, offers clear and practical advice and also provides links to other authoritative sources of information.

    Trish Church, Community & Abuse Operations Manager, said, “Technology provides great opportunities and offers real value but the sad fact is some will find ways of misusing it. Orange’s new online resource provides advice on ways to stay safe and offers useful and practical information to everyone, especially families. The website will help parents understand how their children are using technology and help them to ensure they are using it safely. It also provides top tips to children about the things they shouldn’t do on the internet.”

    Orange’s website is designed to be used entering familiar search terms but can be navigated conventionally or via a ‘tag cloud’ that also shows, via the prominence given to the various headings, which areas are currently most heavily used.

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    By September 25, 2007 Read More →

    Resco Explorer v6.15 released

    The long awaited new version of the ever popular file explorer, Resco Explorer 2007 v6.15 is now available for all to enjoy. While maintaining all the great features of the preceeding versions, now it offers even more in order to once again prove its qualities that make it a must have among pocketpc and smartphone users.

    Resco Explorer v6.15
    Resco Explorer v6.15

    New features:

    Pocketpc version

    • Full support of wm6.0
    • File decryption in memory

    • Customizable keyboard shortcuts

    • Speed measuring for copying/moving/beaming

    • Multi-language version (En/De/Es/Fr)

    • Advanced multi-select mode

    You can download the Resco Explorer 2007 v6.15 for Pocket PC from this page.

    Smartphone version

    • Status bar

    • Customizable keyboard shortcuts

    • Speed measuring for copying/moving/beaming

    • Multi-language version (En/De/Es/Fr)

    • Striped list

    • Advanced multi-select mode

    • Advanced movement (Left/Right arrows go page up/down)

    • Customizable startup folder

    • Remembers recently used Bluetooth device(Microsoft Bluetooth stack only)

    You can download the Resco Explorer 2007 v6.15 for Smartphone from this page.

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    By September 24, 2007 Read More →

    JD 168 Apple Pie spotted

    The new JD 168 Apple Pie phone has been spotted Mark over at phonesreview.co.uk has some great pictures and even a video.

    JD 168 Apple Pie
    JD 168 Apple Pie

    Like Mark, we have no idea why it’s called an apple pie, but I suspect that it maybe that the manufacturer is just trying to incorporate the apple name?

    JD 168 Apple Pie specification:
    • Triband GSM 900/ 1800/ 1900MHZ or GSM 850/ 1800/ 1900MHz
    • up to 10,000 entries (phonebook)

    • Mirror finish with stunning invisible display screen

    • 128MB Internal Memory plus T-Flash External Memory Card Slot

    • MP3 Player which supports MIDI, MP3, WMA & AAC formats

    • Bluetooth & USB 2.0

    • GPRS

    • WAP

    • SMS & MMS messaging

    • MP4 Video Player

    • Voice & Video Recorder

    • 1.3MP Camera – 1280×1024 resolution

    • 2 Li-ion batteries included

    • FM Radio

    • Up to 200 hours Standby Time

    • Up to 3 hours Talk time

    • Photo Slide Show

    • File Manager

    • Calculator & Stopwatch

    • Games

    • Stereo Headphones

    • 97×40×14.5mm

    • 84 grams

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    By September 23, 2007 Read More →

    Eten Glofiish M700 unboxed/revisited

    OK, I do realise that the Eten Glofiish M700 is far from being a new device, but it’s one that we didn’t get around to looking at when it was first released and it seems to be one of those devices that, despite its apparent abilities, has been overlooked by many.

    This was the first Windows Mobile device to have a sliding QWERTY keyboard as well as built in GPS. It also has a decent 400MHz CPU. In fact, on the face of it, the only downside we can see with this device is the lack of 3G, lets see how the Glofiish M700 holds up once we start reviewing it though!

    Eten Glofiish M700 unboxed

    Eten Glofiish M700 Specification

  • Operating System Windows Mobile™ 5.0 software for Pocket PCs (AKU 3.2)
  • Processor Samsung SC3 2442 400 MHz Processor
  • Memory 128 MB Flash ROM, 64 MB SDRAM
  • Display 2.8″, 240 x 320, 65,536 colors, TFT-LCD
  • Dimensions(LxWxH) 113 x 59.5 x 15.5 mm
  • Sliding QWERTY keyboard
  • GSM/EDGE Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • GPRS/EGPRS Class B, Multi-slot Class 10
  • Bluetooth® v2.0 class 2 + EDR
  • WiFi IEEE802.11b/g Certificated
  • GPS Embedded SiRF Star III chipset, TMC function supported,
    SiRF Instant Fix ( Ephemeris Extension )
  • Mega pixels CMOS camera, up to 1600 x 1200 resolution
  • Micro SD card slot
  • Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery with 1,530 mAh capacity
  • Talk time: 5~7 hours
  • Standby: 150~200 hours
  • Pocket PC usage: 10~15 hours
  • GPS usage: 5~7 hours
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    By September 22, 2007 Read More →

    Samsung to release touchscreen version of the i600?

    A new video popped up on YouTube the other day showing a new Samsung windows mobile device that looks very similar to the SGH-i600 but has a roller/trackball and is also touchscreen.

    Could this be the new Windows Mobile 6 professional touchscreen version of the i600 that we’ve heard so much about?

    Check out the YouTube video and decide for yourself.

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    By September 21, 2007 Read More →

    Apple announce UK iPhone

    While Apple were busy offering the US the iPod Touch, here in the UK we are still waiting for the iPhone – In a recent press conference, Jobs & co gave people in the UK good news and bad about their version of the coveted handset, which is set to launch, exclusively to carrier O2, on 9th November. It was a pretty short event in all – but most of the big questions were touched upon (if not, in some frustrating cases, answered). So we know that come 9th November UK customers will be able to buy an 8GB iPhone, identical to the US model, for £269 with an 18-month contract.

    Visual Voicemail has been freshly fettled for O2, while the biggest disappointment is the lack of a 3G upgrade which Jobs claimed was due to the required chips being particularly power-hungry. To salve the pain, Apple and O2 have negotiated free WiFi use from popular hotspot company The Cloud, who have 7,500 access points ready and waiting to rescue you from the drag of EDGE data, which so far O2 only has 30% coverage of anyway.

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