Archive for September 1st, 2008

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iPhone 3G Pay and Go September 16th

image O2 have just announced the availability of the iPhone 3G on it’s Pay & Go network deal from the 16th September. Pay & Go customers can now enjoy the iPhone 3G without a monthly contract. The new iPhone 3G 8GB for Pay & Go will be available for £349.99 and the 16GB version for £399.99. This also includes unlimited browsing and Wi-Fi for the first 12 months after you activate your iPhone 3G. At the end of the 12 months you can continue to receive unlimited browsing and Wi-Fi for just £10 per month.

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Kimona Play review by Mobility Today

image Kinoma Play has been getting a lot of coverage recently, mainly because it claims to provide one of the things that Windows Mobile sadly lacks, a decent interface to your media. Well Mobility Today have posted another review which is a great read complete some screen shots and a video of the software in action. As more people are starting to use this software we are beginning to see a few complaints on compatibility with various video formats and start up times due to indexing your media each time. Nothing that can’t be fixed in the future with updates I am sure. Part of the review is after the break.

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HTC Dream Aka G1 revealed in glorious spy photos

OK so, we’ve seen some blurry videos and managed a few stolen glimpses of this new handset, but now we’ve gotten our hands on a slew of pictures showing off a very real T-Mobile-branded Dream in all its Android-running glory. Not only does this confirm the design spied in those FCC docs as well as show off that nearly-done version of Android, but it seems to confirm the fact that this will be headed to T-Mobile, and sooner rather than later judging from the looks of the device.


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JVC’s First Blu-ray Home Theatre System Receives DivX Certification

JVC joins the home theatre ranks with their new, DivX certified NX-BD3 system.

The Blu-ray player will be Profile 1.1 compliant, but will not be upgradeable profile 2.0. As it is, it will support 24fps video as well as xv.Color and Deep Color via its single HDMI 1.3a output. Other connections comprise an optical audio output, analog audio input, and HDMI-CEC input. DiVX files on CD, DVD or Blu-ray will be supported and an AM/FM radio tuner included.

The JVC NX-BD3 system

The JVC NX-BD3 Blu-ray system

DivX Inc. and JVC, a leader provider of home audio equipment, today announced the DivX Certification™ of a new Blu-ray home theatre system from JVC. The system will be available to consumers across Europe starting in September.

The new DivX Certified® system, the NX-BD3, is JVC’s first entry into the Blu-ray market and is capable of playing back high-quality DivX® video, providing consumers with a comprehensive approach to premium home entertainment. The NX-BD3 is built around the world’s first DLNA CERTIFIED™ (Digital Living Network Alliance) Blu-ray Theater System, which allows consumers to seamlessly play back content over wired or wireless home networks, bringing libraries of video stored on the PC to the living room. NX-BD3 users will be able to enjoy high-quality digital videos burned to CDs or DVDs.

“The demand for DivX video playback in living room consumer electronics encouraged us to consider it as a checklist feature for our next generation home theatre system,” said Hiroshi Nishiumi, Deputy General Manager of Engineering Department, Audio/Video Systems Division, Victor Company of Japan, Limited. “The NX-BD3 provides our customers with a premium entertainment experience and we believe that working with DivX has considerably enhanced this, differentiating us from our competitors.”

“The DivX Certification of JVC’s NX-BD3 significantly contributes to our growing momentum within the Blu-ray market and offers consumers a complete solution for their home entertainment,” said Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer, DivX, Inc. “We are dedicated to enabling a high-quality media experience across any device platform and we are delighted to work with JVC in offering a superior solution for their digital video.”

Products that bear the DivX Certified® logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual quality users expect from DivX.


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Microsoft readying apps store for Windows Mobile?

image It looks as though Microsoft is joining Apple and Google in the mobile "apps store" market. It appears the software giant expects to launch an applications store called "Skymarket" this fall for its Windows Mobile platform, if a recent job posting spotted by Long Zheng at is accurate. According to the ad posted Sunday on, the Skymarket senior product manager will head a team that will "drive the launch of a v1 marketplace service for Windows Mobile."

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