Archive for July, 2008

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O2 update on iPhone 3G buying process

image O2 have just sent out an email which basically tells us nothing really new, but we said we would keep you up to date so here goes. As promised, we are writing to you to keep you updated on the next steps to getting iPhone 3G.
iPhone 3G goes on sale on the high street on 11 July 2008.
We will be writing to you again before the 11th with details about how you could place your order. However, we do expect demand for iPhone 3G to be very high so orders will be processed on a first come, first served basis so that we can be fair to all customers. Orders will be limited to one iPhone 3G per customer.

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By July 2, 2008 Read More →

T-Mobile launches HSUPA network

t-mobile T-Mobile has ramped up its mobile broadband platform, claiming to be the first operator to offer nationwide High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA). HSUPA will enable users to upload data at speeds of to 1.4Mbps, around five times that of current mobile upload speeds.

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Celebrate 4th July with Astraware Fireworks

Here’s a fun, free title from Astraware to help you celebrate 4th July!

Astraware is pleased to announce their fun application Astraware Fireworks is available again for a limited time.

Astraware Fireworks is a simple FREE application, showing sequences of fireworks flying and exploding into the air. As 4th July is traditionally a time for fireworks and celebrations in the USA, the features have been created to help our American friends highlight one of their major holidays – Independence Day! Astraware Fireworks features a selection of patriotic backgrounds including the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore and the Stars and Stripes, and offers a choice of stirring tunes including the Star Spangled Banner and Stars and Stripes Forever!

Astraware Fireworks is available for devices running Palm OS(R) 5 and later and Windows Mobile(R) 2003 and later, and this year a new BlackBerry(R) version is available which includes the backgrounds and firework effects but doesn’t include music, so sorry BlackBerry-owners – this time round you’ll have to hum your own marches!

What better way to celebrate 4th July than with some Fireworks? Download your copy today at http://www.astraware.com/fireworks – it’s available for a limited time only! Oh, and did we mention, it’s FREE?!

Posted by: Iain

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By July 1, 2008 Read More →

Orange data packages get unlimited

orange unlimited browsing Orange are now offering unlimited data on some of their call plans. Previously certain Orange plans included data with a fair use limit of a pathetic 30 MB. Now at least we are seeing much larger fair use limits of 500 MB but why do the networks continue to get away with saying "unlimited" and then having such a low limit on downloads, its just crazy to me, it is either unlimited or it is not. Full details of Orange plans with 500 MB of data after the break.

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The Gadgeteer’s BlueAnt Z9 headset review

btz9Over at The Gadgeteer is a good review of a nice Bluetooth combo I might consider investing in myself, BlueAnt Z9 Headset and Supertooth Handsfree Speakerphone.

Its a good looking set. Highly portable, bordering on losable. I don’t think I have yet to read a negative review of either unit. In the run up to the iPhone 3G, this my well be a nice unit to consider as an alternative to the iPhone Bluetooth headset.

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Eee PC 904 and 905 coming soon

2351661094_04d2fd3d76_tThe German Eee PC News has some information on a proposed 904 and 905 model of the little laptop. Or at least the head line would suggest so. This would probably mean a 903 is somewhere in the making. Mobile Computer believe the suffix will be 904 HD and that release is imminent.

This seems to be a gadget that’s biggest curse is the monthly hardware update. The potential is huge, and the price is rapidly rising as another bell or whistle is thrown in to make it just that little bit more attractive than the current model. Check Chris’ review of the 701 XP.

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HTC Diamond Rom Update

image HTC today released another Rom update for the HTC Diamond 1.37.401.3 . The Rom is available to download from the HTC Club website where registration and a valid HTC device serial number is required. The Rom is supposed to update the Connection Wizard, Enlarge Start Menu, TouchFlo 3D, Volume Control, XT9, Youtube and a few other minor tweaks. We will test it out as soon as it is downloaded and installed and see what we think.

Well it seems HTC have pulled the Rom already as it has now vanished as fast as it appeared, but you can download it from rapidshare here

Thanks to Tracy and Matts blog for the heads up

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iPhone 3G guided tour video

iphone 3g video tourApple have just published the iPhone 3G guided tour video. For those of you that just cannot wait any longer you can watch someone else playing with the iPhone 3G to build the anticipation that little bit more. It is online now for live streaming or you can download it to watch later, check it out here. http://www.apple.com/iphone/guidedtour/.

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HTC update Diamond ROM

HTC just released another ROM update for the HTC Touch Diamond the ROM is now available for download from the HTC website (htc.com) but only through the e-club.

As with other HTC ROM updates, in order to download the update you must have an HTC Touch Diamons and have registered it’s serial number through your e-club account. Once you have done this then the download will be available as a “Phone Software Update” in the “My Downloads” section of your account.

The download is just over 98MB in size and the update process takes around 20 minutes to perform. This is a full ROM update so EVERYTHING will be wiped from your Diamond (Internal Storage is Safe) during the upgrade so be sure to backup all of your important data before you begin the update process!

Updated in this ROM:

  • Connection Wizard
  • EnlargeStartMenu
  • TouchFlo 3D
  • Volume Control
  • XT9
  • YouTube
  • Other minor tweaks
  • The other thing you’ll notice when you register your HTC Touch Diamond is that you can download a free copy of Sprite Backup. This allows you to copy all of you phone settings to a non-volatile memory area in order to restore the settings later. It’s probably a good idea to install Sprite Before upgrading the ROM and then restore after the update.

    Thanks to Paul at MoDaCo for the heads up on the ROM!

    Posted By: Matt

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    Orange reduced roaming rates

    orange Orange have reacted to T-Mobile and O2’s recent announcements of price cuts for roaming charges. Orange today announced significant changes to its Orange Travel portfolio which makes voice and data roaming for consumer and business customers simpler, more transparent and better value than ever before. The offers will be made available throughout the Summer to give Orange customers greater choice and value for their Summer holiday or business needs.

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