Archive for May 29th, 2008

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Vodafone UK go unlimited for data!

I’ve just received this text on my phone:

“Good News! Your monthly data allowance is now unlimited so u can use mobile internet & email every day. Fair use applies. More at

Looking on the link supplied, I see the standard price of £7.50 is unchanged, but there is no mention of 120mb anymore – only unlimited.

Also, the cost if you add it to your contract (ie: can’t remove it until your contract expires) is just £5!

Not bad for a free upgrade. I suspect there is still a limit on messaging and VoIP though 🙁

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Posted by: Mark

Posted in: Phones
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HTC Raphael appears as T-Mobile MDA Vario IV

Rumours about the HTC Raphael have been rumbling along for the last few months. Indeed we thought that HTC would announce the device at the same time as the HTC Touch Diamond during their press announcement earlier this month. However, until now there really hasn’t been anything concrete on this device which many regard as the Touch Diamond with a QWERTY keyboard and others have dubbed the HTC TyTN III.

However, the guys over at GSMHelpdesk managed to snap a few pictures of the T-Mobile version of the Raphael at a T-Mobile press event. This was rather unexpected as we were lead to believe that the launch of the Raphael was many months away, however, T-Mobile say that their version, the Vario IV, will launch Q2 2008 which gives them a month to meet the deadline!

T-Mobile Vario IV

T-Mobile Vario IV

T-Mobile MDA Vario IV specification:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
  • Qualcomm MSM 7201A @ 528MHz
  • 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM
  • 2.8″ VGA screen
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
  • eGPS
  • 3.1MP Camera with flash
  • Forward facing VGA camera
  • TV out
  • G-sensor (same as the Diamond)
  • FM Radio
  • microSD card slot (thank goodness!)
  • 1350mAh battery
  • 51x99x17mm
  • 145 grams
  • Now this is the device that I am looking forward to, I like the Diamond but really need a hardware keyboard!

    Posted by: Matt

    [Post tag(s): smartphone news, Pocket PC news, Tracy & Matt, T-Mobile, MDA Vario IV, HTC, HTC Raphael]

    Posted in: News
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    Astraware and Pazzazz Games release GTS World Racing

    Another great game release from Astraware this time, in partnership with Pazzazz Games they release GTS World Racing. I just wish I had time to try all these games out!

    From the press release:

    Astraware and Pazzazz Games are excited to announce the release of GTS World Racing for Palm OS(R) and Windows Mobile(R) smartphones and PDAs.

    GTS World Racing is the must-have sequel to the highly acclaimed GTS Racing Challenge, and has been created by Pazzazz and published by Astraware.

    Fans of classic coin-operated arcade racing games will love the retro style graphics and exhilarating sound effects. Experience the roar of engines as you select your car, race your opponents, set the fastest laptimes, score points for most race wins and burn rubber to gain championship victory!

    GTS World Racing offers 64 track layouts across 16 worldwide locations – from snowscapes to dusty deserts; 3 car types to choose from each with their own handling characteristics; and 4 difficulty levels from Easy to Extreme!

    The game offers 4 play modes to satisfy every level of expertise:

  • Single Race – check out the tracks and practice your skills before heading for the main event
  • Challenge Cup – race at each of the 16 locations and achieve the required finishing position for your chosen difficulty
  • Grand Tour – complete all 64 tracks in all 16 locations and achieve the required finishing position in each
  • Championship – complete the full 16 race season and score the most points to win the championship.
  • GTS World Racing is available for a wide range of smartphones and PDAs running Palm OS(R) 5 and later, and Windows Mobile(R) Professional, Classic and Standard 2003 and later.

    Posted by: Matt

    [Post tag(s): smartphone blog, Pocket PC blog, Tracy & Matt, Astraware, GTS World Racing, Windows Mobile Blog]

    Posted in: Apps & Games