Archive for September, 2008

By September 3, 2008 Read More →

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

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By September 3, 2008 Read More →

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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By September 3, 2008 Read More →

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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By September 2, 2008 Read More →

Palm Treo Pro UK launch event

image Unfortunately due to other commitments we had to miss the Palm Treo Pro launch event in London today but luckily the guys over at wmpoweruser managed to get the info even though there wasn’t much that we did not already know. The highlights are after the break.

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By September 2, 2008 Read More →

Palm Treo Pro launch event (now with video)

I’m just heading back from the Plam Treo Pro launch event which was held today in London. I’ll have some photos and video online just as soon as I can download and process them so do watch this space!

Initial impressions of the Treo Pro is that it’s a nice looking device that seem to have everything built in! We should have a review unit in a few days too so that’s another thing to keep your eyes open for!

Here are a couple of images of the Treo Pro for you to look at. The video is taking a while to process but that too will be here soon!


A Selection of Treo’s!


Palm Treo Pro bottom view

Palm Treo Pro side view


Palm Treo Pro bottom

Palm Treo Pro bottom view (showing the micro USB and 3.5mm headphone socket)


I’ll have better pictures for you over the next few days. The lighting at the venue wasn’t great!

The presentation video will appear below as soon as it has finished processing. I’m sorry about the quility but I took a different camcorder with me to this event and it was quite dark in the room. If anyone wants to give me a decent HD camcorder then please email me! 🙂

Make yourself comfortable – the video is almost 30 mins long.

Palm Treo Pro presentation


Posted By: Matt

Posted in: News
By September 2, 2008 Read More →

Google Chrome – A fresh take on a browser

Google yesterday released a comic book guide to their new powerful browser Google Chrome on their official Google Blog. Today they released the actual browser for all to use

I’m not going to depress everyone with thousands of text about this browser but simply say "go have a look", I think you will be simply impressed with what Google have to offer.


Google Chrome Logo

"On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple. To most people, it isn’t the browser that matters. It’s only a tool to run the important stuff — the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go."
"Under the hood, we were able to build the foundation of a browser that runs today’s complex web applications much better. By keeping each tab in an isolated "sandbox", we were able to prevent one tab from crashing another and provide improved protection from rogue sites. We improved speed and responsiveness across the board. We also built a more powerful JavaScript engine, V8, to power the next generation of web applications that aren’t even possible in today’s browsers."

A full review of this as a stand alone browser will be posted tomorrow at some point.

Posted by: John

Posted in: News
By September 2, 2008 Read More →

Nokia’s Comes with Music service launches next month – UK first

Nokia’s "free," all-you-can-eat, music subscription service is set to world premier in the UK next month before hitting continental Europe and Asia in 2009. Nokia already has Universal Music, Sony BMG and Warner Music on board and plans to have EMI signed before launch. In total, Nokia expects to offer some 2.1 million tracks at launch. While touted as free, the service costs will be baked into the price of Nokia’s pre-pay 5310 XpressMusic Comes With Music Edition handset (currently priced between £70-£80 for the pay-as-you-go, non-CwM handset) when purchased though the UK’s Carphone Warehouse. You must then purchase another CwM-compatible device at the end of the year in order to continue downloading tracks. For those not wishing to re-up with Nokia, your 5310 CwM edition phone will continue to make / receive calls and text messages and, like your computer, continue to playback all those DRM-wrapped WMA tracks they will not play anywhere else. While the approach is interesting, the DRM-enabled time-bomb and device lock-in makes the entire model sound fatally flawed to us.


Nokia Comes With Music

Expect the service to launch at, or shortly after, a Nokia Comes With Music press event scheduled for October 2nd.

Posted by: John

Posted in: Phones
By September 2, 2008 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast No 2

imageOur latest Mobile Tech Addicts podcast is now available to download, in episode 2 we discuss the iPhone 3G pay and go announcement by O2, the App store coming for Windows Mobile and many other topics. You can subscribe via iTunes, RSS or a download the mp3 file here. Full show notes after the break.

Posted in: Site Announcements
By September 2, 2008 Read More →

New Lower Price on the ASUS Eee PC 701 Surf

New Lower Price on the ASUS Eee PC 701 Surf – only £158.99 inc VAT

eXpansys have reduced the price of the ASUS Eee 701 to an amazing £158.99 inc VAT. Ideal for students going back to college or university this is one of the smallest and lightest ultra-portables ever made. Not that this mini laptop is just for students, it’s hardwearing and a real work horse making it ideal for business. Available in two colours, you can choose between the stylish white and the sophisticated black.

They aren’t going to last for long at this price so snap one up before it’s too late.

ASUS Eee PC 701 Surf (White)

ASUS Eee PC 701 Surf (Black)


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: News
By September 2, 2008 Read More →

Microsoft to follow in the steps of Google and Apple?

Looking at a recent job post found on it is suggested that Microsoft will be following hot on the heals of the recently launched $30 million Apple iPhone app store and the future release of Google’s Android App Store, with their own app store named "Skymarket". The job post indicates that the  Skymarket senior product manager will head a team that will "drive the launch of a v1 marketplace service for Windows Mobile".

This announcement could only be considered as fantastic news for the end customer as each of the major device manufacturers now go out on a limb to better each other, desperate to provide the best content and hardware to rival the massive iPhone market.

With the Apple store already launched and the HTC Dream coming soon (which should signal the Android App Store launch), the question on everyone’s lips though should be, "is this too little to late?" as the expected launch of this new app store is sometime in 2009 with the launch of WM7.

It should be an interesting few months ahead as the battle heats up and the consumers are really given a chance to see what their hard earned cash is going towards.


Posted by: John

Posted in: Phones