Archive for July, 2008

By July 24, 2008 Read More →

Phone Arena review Samsung Onmia

109820c8fgtPhone Arena has a thorough review of the Samsung Omnia. Plenty of delicious hi res pictures of check out along the way and they seem to cover almost every phone feature. They do manage to dig up a couple of problematic areas and it might be a useful to see a couple of the possible short comings of this phone.

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By July 24, 2008 Read More →

HTC Diamond Rom upgrade

image HTC Hong Kong have released a new official Rom for the HTC Diamond that fixes quite a few issues that we have seen along with enabling the 850 mhz band for US use. Check after the break for the full list of fixes along with a link to XDA-developers who are hosting the Rom for your download pleasure.

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By July 24, 2008 Read More →

HP 2133 Mini-Note unboxed

UMPC and UMPC size devices are becoming more common these days and with the successes of the Asus Eee PC platform lots of manufacturers are coming up with similar products.

HP Compaq announced the Mini-Note range a little while ago and these ultra-small form factor laptops look like being a real winner.

There’s a lot crammed in to the 2133, there’s a 120GB hard drive, 1GB RAM and an awesome 1280×768 display that has got to be one of the sharpest TFT’s I have ever seen!

Below you’ll find my brief unboxing video, which will give you a some idea of the size of this neat little device, while Mark prepares the review which should be online in a week or so.

HP 2133 MiniNote unboxed

HP 2133 MiniNote specification:

  • Operating System: Windows Vista or Linux Desktop
  • Processor: VIA C7-M ULV Processor 1.2HGz
  • Memory: 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM, 667MHz
  • Internal Storage: 120GB
  • Display: 8.9-inch diagonal WXGA (1280 x 768)
  • Graphics: VIA Chrome 9
  • Audio: High Definition Audio, stereos speakers, integrated stereo microphones
  • Wireless support: Broadcom 802.11a/b/g, b/g, optional Bluetooth 2.0
  • Communications Broadcom Ethernet Integrated Controller (10/100/1000)
  • Expansion slots: (1) ExpressCard/54 slot, Secure Digital (SD) slot
  • Ports and connectors: (2) USB 2.0 ports, VGA, power connector, RJ-45/Ethernet
  • Input device: 92% full-sized keyboard, touchpad
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 3.3(at front) x 27 x 16.5 cm
  • Weight: 1.2 kg
  • Power: 6-cell (55 WHr) or 3-cell (28 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery
  • With the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC it is possible to have true portable computing power. The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC weighs from just 1.2 kg, yet features an 8.9 WXGA scratch resistant display, 120 GB hard disk drive and a 92% full-size keyboard. Wireless LAN 802.11b/g is included along with Bluetooth and a 56K modem for total connectivity while on the move.

    In addition the HP Compaq 2133 Mini-Note PC has a simple refined design, and is durable due to the complete aluminium casing, which also results in a lightweight product.

    EDIT: Our HP 2133 Mini-Note review is now live on site.

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    By July 24, 2008 Read More →

    WinPwn 2.0 released for download

    That’s right the jailbreak/pwning software for Windows users running the iPhone 2.0 software, has been released. If you are looking to jailbreak your iPhone 3G, iPod touch or iPhone running the latest firmware version (we don’t condone this in any way) you can now do so using Windows OS. Full details and download links after the break.

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    By July 24, 2008 Read More →

    BlackBerry Kickstart 8220 Hardware Review

    image The guys at crackberry.com have got their hands on the latest Blackberry but this one is a first. The Blackberry Kickstart 8220 is a flip phone type form factor never seen before in the Blackberry range. Originally branded with a device model number of 9100, this has now changed. The BlackBerry "KickStart" is now the 8220 and will feature WiFi, while the BlackBerry "SeaWolf" is the 8210 and will feature GPS.

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    By July 23, 2008 Read More →

    Treocentral giving away Treo 850w

    1216832375.gif Its barely announced but Treocentral are giving one lucky person the opportunity of winning a GSM Treo 850w. Why am I telling you? I have my guess of when exactly the Treo 850w is being released in and my fingers will be crossed right up to September. The 800w is getting mixed reviews Stateside, however that is an improvement over recently reactions to their ageing product line.

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    By July 23, 2008 Read More →

    The Windows Mobile Ecosystem for Developers

    image Just spotted an interesting article at the Windows Mobile Blog which explains in quite a bit of detail the process involved in deploying new Windows Mobile OS’s along with updates etc and why it takes so long before we actually see them on devices. You know like when they announced Windows Mobile 6.1 way back in February and we are still waiting for updates in July 5-6 months later. You can read the full article after the break.

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    By July 23, 2008 Read More →

    Adverts. Tell it like it is

    funnies Gizmodo has a few funny adverts that will raise a smile for some of the new and old tech on the market. Nice to see some recurring themes here. These are the highlights of a competition run recently over at Gizmodo. I think No.2 was robbed of the No.1 spot.

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    By July 23, 2008 Read More →

    Sony PSP GPS for games?

    pspgpsann Over at MTV Muliplayer spoke to John Koller the senior marketing manager for PSP indicated greater things for the GPS implimentation:

    Sony will launch a GPS add-on for the PSP early next year. Alongside it, there will be gaming applications.

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    By July 23, 2008 Read More →

    Help!!! 3G Mobile Broadband when visiting France

    image I am visiting France for a family holiday but would really like to be able to stay online while I am away, I have been looking around for the best way to get 3G access but it seems it is going to be a very expensive thing to do. I have a 3 USB Modem and they have no roaming agreements so would charge £3.00 per MB for data which is very very expensive. Does anyone have any cheaper solutions or is it possible to get a pre-pay mobile broadband set up while I am in France, my information is that you can only get mobile broadband in France by signing a 12 month minimum contract which doesn’t help. If anyone has any solutions or suggestions please leave a comment. Thanks

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