Archive for August 27th, 2008

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Treo Pro Review

Picture 1-61-tmTreocentral has upped a great review of the device of the moment, the Palm Treo Pro. Its a long long review and packs in a huge amount of detail. Dieter Bohn knows what he’s talking about when it comes to Windows Mobile and Treo’s, he has a voice to be listened to. "The Treo Pro is loaded with great features, including Tri-Band 3G and Quad-Band EDGE for worldwide, high speed data as well as GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 320×320 Touchscreen, and the Treo’s signature front-facing QWERTY keyboard." Check out the full review at Treocentral.

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By August 27, 2008 Read More → coming to Windows Mobile

prod-shots-thumb If you do any photo editing, you know of Adobe Photoshop. I have owned Photoshop for years and cannot think of what I would do without it!  And, now, Adobe is launching Beta for Windows Mobile Devices. Only available for a select bunch of Windows Devices that do not include the AT&T Tilt / HTC TyTN II, however, one can safely assume that it is a matter of time before it makes its way to WinMo Pro Devices. None the less, I thought it worthy to post about to get us all green with envy for our other Windows Mobile Brothers who will be participating in the Beta Program.

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Documents to go for premium for Windows Mobile Professional

image A new version of DataViz Documents To Go has just been released for Windows Mobile Professional devices or the ones with touch screens if you like. Create, view and edit native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and the first and only commercially available mobile office suite to fully support (view, edit & create) Microsoft Office 2007/2008 files and attachments. Full details and a link to the trial after the break.

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Grab your eXpansys money-off voucher!

Expansys-LogoIf you missed our newsletter and eXpansys offer earlier this month then fear not! We’ve teamed up with eXpansys once again and we’ve a shed load more of £10 off £20 vouchers, valid at!

To grab your own voucher all you have to do is submit your name and email address and we’ll send you your unique voucher code.

The offer is £10 to put towards an order of £20 or more between now and the 12th October 2008 30th November 2008!

To use your code you can:

  • Enter it in the Voucher Code field at checkout, or;
  • Call 0161 868 0868 and quote it and the fact you are purchasing via TracyandMatt to your sales advisor, or;
  • Email [email protected] with your voucher code after placing your order, again stating you are purchasing via TracyandMatt

You can even send the sign-up link to family and friends so that they too can take advantage of this great offer!

NOTE: This offer has now come to an end.

If you’re not sure what to spend your voucher on then here are a few ideas:

Samsung i900 Omnia in stock – Windows Mobile 6.1 and 8GB storage
The Samsung i900 Omnia has a 3.5-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, WiFi and a 5-mega-pixel digital camera. Add 8GB in-built storage and you have a smartphone that is ideal for music as well!

NDrive G800 In-car GPS in stock
The NDrive G800 In-Car GPS is now in stock and has been worth the wait! You can now navigate with 3D real life picture images instead of using traditional maps.

MoGo Dapter – Bluetooth USB Dongle
The MoGo Dapter USB dongle adds Bluetooth v2.0 to your device, and is specifically designed for users who do not have embedded Bluetooth functionality on their laptop, tablet or UMPC and hate carrying around full-sized bulky adapters. Once you plug MoGo Dapter into your USB connector you do not need to unplug the unit during travel – as its mechanical design does not protrude
Now only £11.99 inc VAT

Celio Redfly – Now at a new lower price under £250
The Celio Redfly Mobile Companion connects to your Windows Mobile device with via USB or Bluetooth – and it changes the resolution of your smartphone display so that applications, web sites, email and attachments can be accessed on an 8-inch screen with a full size QWERTY keyboard and a mouse. Compatible with Windows Mobile 5 and 6, it offers over 8 hours of battery life.
Now only £249.99 inc VAT

Garmin Forerunner 50 + Foot Pod
The Garmin Forerunner 50 + Foot Pod is ideal for running, cycling and other fitness activities. The foot pod measures both stride rate (cadence) and stride length, which are extremely useful metrics to track when aspiring to become a more efficient runner.
Now only £77.99 inc VAT

Acer v200 In-Car GPS – European mapping for under £100
The Acer v200 In-Car GPS  is thin and light, and will easily fit in your pocket once you have reached your destination. Complete European maps are pre-installed on the supplied SD card – no installation or activation is required, works straight out of the box. This is a great deal for the price.
Now only £98.70 inc VAT


By registering for your eXpansys voucher you will be added to our newsletter mailing list which you can unsubscribe from at any time. Vouchers are only valid at and when you spend £20 or more. One voucher can be used for a single order, between the 27th of July 2008 and up to and including the 12th October 2008 30th November 2008. Discount will be applied to the cost of the goods and excludes delivery charges. Not to be used in conjunction with any other eXpansys special offer. Valid for use with UK orders placed on or with our call centre and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or to purchase memory cards.


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HTC S740 official announcement

Yesterday we told you about the HTC S740 appearing without warning on the HTC site. This morning HTC sent over the following official press release. Note that it states the availability as being from September – not long to wait!

Press release: 

HTC Corp, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today announced the introduction of the HTC S740, a slim, compact, and stylish smartphone that provides the perfect combination of a traditional 12-key phone design with HTC’s signature sliding QWERTY keyboard for optimal messaging.  The HTC S740 will be available across Europe from September 2008.

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“Demand for high-performance, smart, mobile devices continues to see strong growth globally and HTC is well positioned to meet the varying needs of our diverse customer base,” commented Dr. Florian Seiche, Vice President of HTC Europe.  “The HTC S740 combines a powerful, premium phone with a full slide-out keypad in a compact and sleek form factor.  Clearly, one size does not fit all and the S740 will play an important role in expanding our growing portfolio of devices.”

The S740 is designed to offer the most flexible and efficient messaging experience on the market.  From the design of its 12-key keypad (ideal for super fast one hand messaging) and full QWERTY keyboard (perfect for those who prefer a two handed messaging experience) both input capabilities ensure efficient and accurate typing, as well as support for POP3, IMAP and Exchange push email.  Instant messaging (IM) and SMS can also be accessed through the familiar 12-key interface on the front of the phone. 

The HTC S740 features the fastest mobile broadband capabilities with a maximum download speed of 7.2 Mbps, up to 18 times faster than 3G. This true mobile broadband experience allows users to leverage the mobile Internet in a variety of ways including browsing to a favourite website, using Google Maps to find a restaurant for lunch and catching up to the minute news, blog posts and video podcasts with the integrated RSS reader.

The S740 follows the sleek design of HTC’s hit consumer handset, the HTC Touch Diamond. This slim smartphone features the same polished black facetted back, a 2.4 inch QVGA display and slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Key HTC S740 product specifications:

  • Size: 116.3 x 43.4 x 16.3 mm
  • Weight: 140g with battery
  • Networks: WCDMA/HSDPA: 900/2100 MHz for EU and Asia
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Maximum speed: UL = 384 kbps; DL = 3.6/7.2 Mbps**
  • Operating system: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Standard
  • Display: 2.4-inch QVGA screen
  • Camera: 3.2 megapixel with fixed focus
  • Internal memory: 256 MB flash; 256 MB RAM
  • Memory card: microSD™
  • WLAN: 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth®: 2.0 with EDR
  • Interface: HTC ExtUSB™ (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed)
  • Battery: 1000 mAh
  • Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 320 minutes*** / GSM: Up to 380 minutes***          
  • Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 400 hours*** / GSM: Up to 280 hours***
  • Special features: Sliding QWERTY keyboard, FM radio, Google Maps, RSS Hub
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM7225, 528 MHz

Take a look at our HTC S740 demonstration video for a more detailed view!


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Google cuts features out of Android OS

image Google said Monday that it will cut two key features out of its upcoming "Android" mobile-phone OS: a formal Bluetooth implementation, and Google Talk, the developer’s version of instant messaging. However, Google said that the first phones will indeed have support for Bluetooth hands-free devices. On the other hand, HTC or T-Mobile, both carriers that have committed to developing Android phones, will apparently not have access to the API that exposes Bluetooth functionality; dedicated Bluetooth functions will apparently have to be designed in by Google itself.

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iPhone advert banned in UK by the ASA

imageApple has been rapped by authorities after it was ruled that an ad for the original iPhone breached regulations. A TV ad showed a user scrolling through various web pages before a voiceover said: "You never know which part of the internet you’ll need…Which is why all the parts of the internet are on the iPhone." However, two viewers said the claim was misleading because the iPhone does not support Flash or Java applications, both integral to many web pages, meaning some site sections or whole sites could therefore not be accessed.

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