Archive for September 3rd, 2008

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Xperia X1 Marketing Video

image Just stumbled upon this video and it looks like a Sony Ericsson marketing video hot off the press to promote the Xperia X1 on release, it makes interesting watching however you must remember that the iPhone 3G worked super fast on their marketing videos too and that hasn’t quite lived up to the hype. Anyway the highlights are the touch focus camera, the tile interface and the beautiful screen and resolution. Looks like we are nearing release time and my money is starting to twitch in my pocket. Video after the break, enjoy.

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Apple being sued again. For selling too many?

200x150_1 Apple/AT&T customer William Gillis was unhappy with the performance of his iPhone 3G. So he filed a lawsuit. But what’s unique in this case is that the lawsuit isn’t complaining just that the iPhone 3G is underperforming, but that the iPhone 3G is underperforming because it’s been consciously oversold in a plot by AT&T and Apple.

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Google Chrome Review

OK, so it’s now nearly 24 hours since I downloaded Google Chrome and my initial impression is that of a happy camper.

The initial set up was very pain free. Install took under 3 minutes and it allowed the import of favourites from my other browsers.

One of the first things I noticed about this new browser was that it differed very much from the other stand alone browsers on the market at the moment. There is no header bar which means that the page tabs sit right at the top of the screen.


Before getting into browsing I took a look around to see what it had to offer. To my amazement I found a whole load of goodies which I will describe below.

Google Chrome Options

This has to be, in my opinion, the easiest to manage options page I have seen yet on a browser. It has only 3 tabs named Basics, Minor Tweaks & Under the Hood. As you can see from the screen shots below, this options page has been set up with ease of use in the forefront of the mind

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Incognito Mode

Described by Google Chrome as:

You’ve gone incognito. Pages that you view in this window won’t appear in your browser history or search history, and they won’t leave other traces, like cookies, on your computer after you close the incognito window. Any files that you download or bookmarks that you create will be preserved, however.
Going incognito doesn’t affect the behaviour of other people, servers or software. Be wary of:

  • Websites that collect or share information about you
  • Internet service providers or employers that track the pages that you visit
  • Malicious software that tracks your keystrokes in exchange for free smileys
  • Surveillance by secret agents
  • People standing behind you

Learn more about incognito browsing.

This could be described in two ways, first being a dream for those who want to hide their tracks and second being a nightmare for the parents / wife / husband / other who are now be unable to see what their loved ones have been up to. Personally my own feelings are pointing towards the second option.

Obviously anyone can partially hide their tracks by clearing cookies, history etc… but this is just screaming out for abuse.


Not being a developer this didn’t mean a great deal to me but one thing I did like was that the browser had it’s own task manager which allows you to see what windows are running high on CPU etc….

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Another interesting feature inside the task manager was a link to a page which Google calls "Stats for nerds". I guess I must now officially be a nerd because I loved this feature.

chrome nerds


Once I started on the browsing I noticed that the page seemed to render itself a lot quicker than on most other browsers but like all Beta versions it did hang on occasion. Clicking on Ctrl T brought up a really cool section that showed most viewed pages and recent bookmark pages.



Overall the browser is easy to use and likeable. I would say that if your into handling the odd bug here and there then start using it now but if your one of those people who just cant handle that sort of thing then wait for the release version which should be a lot more robust.

Posted by: John

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Hands on with the HTC S740

image Clove Technology who regularly supply us with review devices, just shot us an email letting us know that they have got their hands on the HTC S740 and have posted a video overview for us to take a look at. Their initial impressions of the device are that it is a great looking device, feels solid and tests show a strong performance. You can watch the video after the break along with a folder containing some nice pictures of the phone.

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Clove Technology preview the HTC S740

Our friends over at Clove Technology just dropped me a line to say that they’ve just got their hands on a new HTC S740 and have put together a quick video demonstration.

I think the S740 will be a popular device but to me it looks a little chunky, reminds me more of the old DECT cordless home phones! Have a look at the video below and make up your own mind!


HTC S740 preview

HTC S740 specification:

  • Qualcomm® MSM7225™, 528MHz CPU
  • Windows Mobile® 6.1 Standard
  • ROM: 256MB / RAM: 256MB SDRAM
  • 116.3 mm (L) X 43.4 mm (W) X 16.3 mm (T)
  • 140g with battery
  • 2.4 inch TFT-LCD with backlight LEDs and QVGA resolution
  • HSDPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz for Europe
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad-band 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Standalone GPS / AGPS
  • Bluetooth® 2.0
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • 3.2 megapixel color camera with fixed focus
  • Standby time:
    – Up to 400 hours for WCDMA
    – Up to 280 hours for GSM
  • Talk time:
    – Up to 320 minutes for WCDMA
    – Up to 380 minutes for GSM


Posted by: Matt

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Nokia N96 available now

imageNokia today announced the availability of the much anticipated Nokia N96, its flagship multimedia computer in the iconic Nokia Nseries range. It boasts live TV, 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, turn-by-turn voice navigation, 16GB of internal memory that can be increased to 24GB with an optional microSD card, superior sound and music, N-Gage gaming and a stunning 2.8" display. First shipments of the Nokia N96 have started and it will be available with an estimated retail price of EUR 550. Full release after the break.

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Xperia X1 panel interface SDK released

image Well this is kind of interesting, Sony Ericsson have just released the SDK to enable developers and content creators to develop mobile content for the phone. Whether it is music, photography, email or instant messaging, gaming, social networking or video applications, developers can now create a host of unique multi-media entertainment and content for the Xperia X1 for consumers to enjoy. This is good news and points at least to the fact that the X1 is definitely on its way. The full statement and a link to the video is after the break.

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