Archive for June 28th, 2008

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Windows Mobile Total Access

image Windows Mobile Owners Circle was launched in 2007 now it has morphed into "Total Access", It has a new name, a new look, with more exclusive content, offers, and extras. Full features after the break.

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Unlocked 3G Iphone … Coming Soon

FILES-GERMANY-TELECOMS-APPLE-IPHONE Spotted this on PMP Today. It appears that Negri Electronics have added the unlocked Iphone 3G to their catalogue, here.

No price as of yet, however they seem to believe will be shipping on the 21st July. Radio Shack and Best Buy are are also tipped to join in.

Can’t imagine seeing an Iphone sitting on a shelf in Currys or Argos in the UK for some reason. Perhaps Tesco or Sainsburys will be picking it up.

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HTC Touch Diamond extended battery

When we first heard that the HTC Touch Diamond came with only a 900mAh battery we, like many other people, questioned the descision to include such a low capacity battery and wondered if the battery life would suck.

Mind you, I have to say that I’m finding the Touch Diamond battery life to be pretty good and on par with my TyTN II giving me around two days use between charges.

However, when questioned about the battery life at the Diamond launch event HTC themselves commented that there was nothing wrong with the battery life but that there would be an extended battery made available soon!

Something of a mixed message there then.

As it happens though, ‘soon’ is now as eXpansys have the extended battery packs, including raplacement back cover, available for pre-order. The replacement extended battery is 1350mAh so offering a 50% increase over the standard battery.

You can pick up a standard battery from eXpansys for just under £41 and you can pre-order HERE.

You’ll notice that the replacement back maintains the angular design of the original back. Personally, as much as I like the look of the angled back, I’d really like to see someone come up with a replacement plain back. The angled back makes the Diamond wobbley!

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Samsung SGH i780 Review update, answers to some questions

image There has been a great deal of interest in the recent review that we recently posted for the Samsung SGH i780 Windows Mobile Professional device and we have been asked a few questions that we would like to answer. After the break we have posted a short video with a demo showing some additional features that were missing from the original review, thanks for all the comments.

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O2 taking iPhone 3G orders from 4th July

iphone 3g Just returned from a visit to my local O2 store and had a long chat to the manager of the store. He told me that all O2 stores will be taking orders for the the iPhone 3G from 4th July. This is a fastrack order system so you will actually be able to sign up for service from 4th July select your contract go through the credit checks etc and organise any number porting from this date. On the 11th July you can avoid any in store queues and guarantee that you will get an iPhone 3G on launch day. If you are porting your number this can also be arranged so that it is ported on the 11th when you get your new iPhone 3G so no hanging around. I will be doing this on the 4th July so I will keep you all informed how it goes.

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Pedal-powered phone charging from O2

HomeEngadget Mobile are reporting O2 are taking action to prevent the worrying scenario of charging on the go once petrol and diesel reach an all time high and people revert to pedal power.

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Review mDesktop for Windows Mobile

Having looked at Dashwire it’s worth mentioning a localised phone tool that works on your home computer and gives you the power of your phone without touching it.

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HTC Diamond and Nokia N95 3G video call demo

htc diamond When we were recording the Mobility Today podcast earlier this week there were a few requests in the chatroom to see a 3G video call using the HTC Diamond. Well I managed to persuade my colleague Lee to help me out and we did a short demonstration of the technology in action. After the break you can see the video and quality of the technology in action.

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O2 to sell iphone 3G at 7.05am 11th July?

image Appearing to confirm some recent rumors senior O2 retail sources in the Midlands region of the UK claim that all company stores will officially open at 7:05AM local time, well ahead of normal schedules. The real-world opening is expected to be 7:02AM (a take on the company name) in keeping with a young tradition started when the original iPhone launched at 6:02PM for its November launch.

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