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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast No 4

image Our latest podcast is now available to download, in episode 4 we discuss the HTC Viva, Touch 3G, Touch HD, Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 and the latest iPhone 2.1 firmware update and how well it has worked. You can subscribe via iTunes, RSS or download the mp3 file here. Full show notes after the break.

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HTC Touch HD available 8th November

image Just had a chat with Mike from Superetrader and he tells me they will have the HTC Touch HD in stock from the 8th November. He has also promised to get us a review device as soon as possible as this is one device that we really need to take a look at. You can register online for availability updates or pre-order the device to be the first to get one when they come in. Mike has promised to keep us up to date on availability information for the Touch HD and the other newly announced devices.

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Xperia X1 hands on video

image Paul over at Modaco managed to get some hands on time with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 yesterday and has kindly shared a video showing us around the device from the outside and the software side. It really looks like a nice piece of hardware but I do have concerns over the speed especially switching from portrait to landscape which we have seen all too often on these type of phones. Paul does mention that this is a pre-production rom so maybe it will improve before the launch on September 30th. Video after the break

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White HTC Diamond

imageHTC today announced the launch of a "Snow White" Touch Diamond which will be available later this autumn. Born from the same unique heritage of innovation and a deep desire to blend design with simplicity, the white HTC Touch Diamond is delivering unmistakable style and meticulous craftsmanship. The snow white HTC Touch Diamond will sports the same blending contrasting design elements of metal and unique geometric facets the black Touch Diamond featured already.

via The Unwired

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X1 Xperia webcast video

image In case you missed the Sony Ericsson webcast event yesterday showing off the Xperia X1, the guys over at inxperia managed to grab the video and we have it after the break for you to watch. The good news is they missed the first part which to be honest was all the marketing stuff you don’t want to see anyway and it is straight into the hands on section so it is worth a watch if this one is of interest to you.

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HTC Touch HD now official

Just days after the first images of the HTC Touch HD leaked out on the web HTC have officially announced the device with a full press release (below) and by adding the product to their site.

The Touch HD is one device that I am very excited about but it looks like it’ll be on the large side, I suspect along the lines of the HTC Blue Angel in form.

Devicewire already have the HTC Touch HD listed on their site and are expecting to have them in stock from the 10th November! No word on pricing at the moment but head over to their product page where you’ll be able to check the price and get availability updates.

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The HTC Touch HD (Click images to enlarge)


Large, 3.8 inch wide-screen VGA display, HTC TouchFLOTM 3D, desktop-class broadband browsing and a 3.5mm audio jack and more provide the ultimate entertainment combination

Taoyuan, Taiwan — September 16th, 2008 — HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today unveiled its latest handset, the HTC Touch HDTM, an entertainment focused mobile handset that will transform how people experience multimedia on the move. Integrating a large 3.8 inch wide-screen VGA display (WVGA), a standard 3.5mm audio jack and a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, the HTC Touch HDTM is the perfect device for multimedia fans.

Shifting the boundaries of design and innovation
The HTC Touch HDTM combines high performance capabilities with a stylish, sleek design that has made HTC a global leader in mobile phone design and innovation. Its large 3.8 inch WVGA touchscreen offers users stunning clarity and vibrant colours, providing an unrivalled experience when watching movies, browsing the Internet or even scanning through photos taken with the 5 megapixel auto focus camera.

The stylish new device also features HTC’s beautiful TouchFLO™ 3D user interface to provide quick and intuitive access to the people, messages and content that are most important. A standard 3.5mm headphone jack has also been designed-in, allowing consumers to use high-performance headphones with the device for the best possible sound quality.

“Today, Widescreen TV, Internet and video have become the standard so there is no reason to compromise when you leave the house, the Touch HDTM delivers that uncompromising multimedia and Internet experience,” said Peter Chou, president and CEO HTC Corporation. “We are living in a time where the concept of entertainment has radically changed. The internet is so much more than just email and our customers expect to be able to access the Internet and high quality multimedia content no matter where they are in the world.”

Getting the most out of the Internet
The large high resolution, widescreen display combined with download speeds up to 18 times faster than standard 3G, enables the HTC Touch HDTM to render websites quickly and in full-page width. This provides a comparable Internet experience to that of home broadband in terms of both speed and page layout. This true mobile broadband experience allows users to navigate more easily, leveraging the mobile internet in a variety of ways. For example, browsing to favourite websites, using Google Maps to find a restaurant for lunch, searching for and streaming video from YouTube or even catching up to the minute news, blog posts and video podcasts with the integrated RSS reader, will be more intuitive for consumers familiar with desktop browsing.

No compromise 
The HTC Touch HDTM has been conceived for both business and consumer users alike, who demand style and performance and do not think the two are mutually exclusive. The HTC Touch HDTM is the ideal handset for people who are embracing the mobile multimedia shift but who do not wish to forgo quality, simply by being on the move.

The HTC Touch HD will be available across major European carriers in Q4 2008 and be introduced in other global markets shortly following.

Key Touch HD specification:

  • Size: 115 x 62.8 x 12 mm
  • Weight: 146.4 grams/5.164 oz with battery
  • Connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHzWCDMA / HSPA: 900/2100MHz. HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
  • Software/Operating system: HTC TouchFLO 3D with Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
  • Display: 3.8 inch Wide Screen VGA screen (480 x 800 WVGA)
  • Camera: 5.0 megapixel with auto focus – Second Camera: VGA
  • Internal memory: 512 MB flash; 288 MB RAM
  • Memory card: microSD™ memory card (SDHC™ capable)
  • 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: 1350 mAh
  • Talk time: WCDMA: Up to 390 minutes*** / GSM: Up to 310 minutes***        
  • Standby time: WCDMA: Up to 450 hours*** / GSM: Up to 390 hours***
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM7201a™ 528 MHz
Naturally, we’ll be bugging HTC day and night to get our hands on this device so please check back often for updates!

EDIT: Our HTC Touch HD review is now live for your reading pleasure!

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 preview video and photos

As you probably know, we were at the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 today where we were introduced to the device as well as Johnny-X.

Paul (MoDaCo) and I managed to get a little bit of hands on time with the device so I took a few photos for you and we recorded a video tour for you to enjoy. There is another event for the X1 later this week so we will try to get more hands-on time and naturally secure a review unit!


Magnus Andersson showing off the Black and Silver Xperia



Black and Silver Xperia X1’s



Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 showing off its keyboard


Paul gives us a quick tour of the Xperia X1 in the video below:


Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 preview


Sorry about the background noise on the video, the SE guys started packing up their kit while we were recording the video!

Our Xperia X1 review is now live!

As we should be getting more hands-on time later this week and will be meeting with Sony Ericsson and Magnus Andersson again, please do drop us a line if you want us to ask any specific questions!


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