Archive for June 2nd, 2008

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3G iPhone 22% thinner, better battery life

image Wired’s Leander Kahney, arguably the most credible yet of those who’ve weighed in with alleged specs of Apple’s upcoming 3G iPhone, is reporting the handset will be 22 percent thinner than its predecessor, not thicker as some earlier reports had suggested.

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O2 Fires Staff After iPhone Discount Scam

image Staff at branches of mobile phone retailer O2 have been sacked after using discounts to buy cheap Apple iPhones and then selling them on via the internet.

About half a dozen employees were dismissed from London stores after being caught scooping up job lots of the sought-after handsets.

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More new Xperia X1 Pictures and Design Tweaks

imageAccording to The Sony Ericsson Blog the Xperia X1 has had a third update and will have an ‘Xperia Panel’ key and ‘Xperia’ logo under the screen as well as a second colour called  X1 Steel Silver. We have to say that this device looks really nice in the silver and the more pictures we are seeing  of it the more attractive its becoming. High resolution pictures following.

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NormSoft Introduces Pocket Tunes Music and Radio Player

I just got this press release from NormSoft letting us know that they have just released their Pocket Tunes Deluxe music player for Windows Mobile, Smartphone and Palm. The software includes internet radio capability.

Pocket Tunes Deluxe

Pocket Tunes Deluxe

NormSoft, Inc. today announced the availability of its award-winning audio player Pocket TunesTM Deluxe for Windows Mobile® 5 and 6 devices. Pocket Tunes is an easy-to-use and feature-rich music player for listening to digital music and Internet radio stations. The Pocket Tunes software can be purchased and added to many phones and PDAs to expand their multimedia capabilities. With the addition of Windows Mobile, Pocket Tunes now supports Palm, Inc.’s entire family of handhelds and smartphones in addition to many Windows Mobile handhelds and smartphones from other manufacturers.

“Bringing Pocket Tunes to the Windows Mobile platform gives existing and new customers more choices about the phones and carrier services they use with our product,” said Tim Norman, Founder of NormSoft. “Our goal is to provide the best audio playback experience for the broadest range of audio content on mobile phones.”

New in this release, a Pocket Tunes Sync application for iTunes® is included for Windows PCs enabling users to copy music, audio books, or podcasts from iTunes to their phone. Pocket Tunes Sync for iTunes can be configured to sync selected playlists automatically when a Windows Mobile device is connected to the PC.

A built in radio catalog that includes hundreds of stations makes Pocket Tunes the easiest way to listen to Internet radio on smartphones. Pocket Tunes plays the most popular music file formats, including MP3, WMA, AAC, and aacPlus. This includes both subscription and purchased songs from popular online music services such as Napster® and Rhapsody® as well as iTunes® Plus tracks from the iTunes store.1 Pocket Tunes also displays album art and can be customized through freely available skins at .

Officially supported Windows Mobile devices include: MOTOQ™, MOTO Q™ 9h for AT&T, AT&T 8525, AT&T Tilt™, Palm® Treo™ 700w|wx, Palm® Treo™ 750, SAMSUNG BlackJack™ (SGH-i607), SAMSUNG BlackJack II™ (SGH-i616 and SGH-i617), and HP iPAQ 110 Classic Handheld. The software is designed to work on most other Windows Mobile 5 or 6 smartphones and PDAs, but others have not been fully tested at this time.

Pocket Tunes is available for purchase at, and customers may also download a free 15-day trial.

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Vodafone UK Announces New Pricing for Mobile Broadband USBs from June 1st

image From June 1st Vodafone UK’s Mobile Broadband USB modems will be reduced from £99 to £49 on its 30 day contract price plans. The move is part of Vodafone’s commitment to making mobile broadband more accessible for consumers. The price of the ‘3.6mbps USB Modem’ (on all 12/18/24month contracts) will also be reduced by 50% from June 1.

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Pocket Tunes now available for Windows Mobile

 imagePocket Tunes has long been a favourite with Palm users and it is now been made available for Windows Mobile.

  • Jam to your tunes on most Windows Mobile smartphones and PDAs.
  • NEW IN 4.1. Sync your iTunes playlists with your Windows Mobile smartphone or PDA.
  • Play music stored on your phone or on a storage card in your phone.
  • Play hundreds of Internet radio stations from the built-in catalog or tune in to your favorites.
  • View the album artwork for the music you are listening to.
  • Auto-sync your music from your computer and CDs.
  • Access millions of songs from compatible music subscription services.
  • Listen to audio books and podcasts.
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    Kevin Rose says new iPhone this week?

    image Not sure how much Kevin has a leg to stand on with this since he totally blew the last rumor a year ago with the launch of the iPhone. Check out his video, this is an interesting one and quite honestly not sure if I agree with this. What are your thoughts?

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    Mobile Tech Addicts on the T4 Show

    I was very lucky tonight to be able to accept an invitation from Mike Manna of the T4 Show to join him on his podcastimage to discuss mobile phones from a UK perspective. If you haven’t checked out Mikes site please do so and subscribe to his podcast as its a great show.

    We chatted for nearly an hour about UK Networks, Windows Mobile and the iPhone and it was very enjoyable.

    The podcast is available now here

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