Archive for September, 2008

By September 27, 2008 Read More →

Another Touch HD video

image Another video hands on of the HTC Touch HD, this time it reveals that the camera has point focus, this basically means you can touch the screen when in camera mode and the focus of the camera will be aimed at that part of the view finder, it is a nice feature to have and matched with the 5 MPX lens it should make for a good experience. Another point they make is the sensitivity of the screen, they say it is very sensitive which is good to hear. Video after the break with some good comparisons with the iPhone 3G.

Posted in: Phones
By September 26, 2008 Read More →

Hot Fix for G-Sensor Calibration in HTC Touch Diamond

image One thing missing when you compare the HTC Diamond and the later released HTC Touch Pro was the tilt sensor calibration application under settings. Well now you can download a hot fix direct from the HTC support site which gives you the ability to calibrate your tilt sensor on your HTC Diamond. This hot fix can only be installed on devices with ROM version 1.93.XXX.X or above. To check your ROM version tap Start > Settings > System tab > Device Information to confirm the ROM version. You can get the fix from HTC here.

Posted in: Phones
By September 26, 2008 Read More →

iPhone 3G and iPod Charge Converter

image We posted a while back (here, here and here) about the problems with the iPhone 3G no longer charging through the old Firewire charging pins and the trouble this caused with iPod docks but most commonly with car integration kits. Well a solution has just been announced which should be available from the 1st October and the guys tell me they ship worldwide. I have placed an order for one and will publish a full review when I get it. Full details of the converter after the break.

Posted in: Phones
By September 26, 2008 Read More →

LG KC910 (Renoir) press launch

Last night I attended the official LG KC910 (aka LG Renoir) launch event here in London. The KC910 picks up where the LG Viewty left off and boast a number is incredibly features such as being the worlds thinnest 8 megapixel camera phone with Schneider-Kreuznach certified optics, xenon flash, image stabiliser, auto-focus, manual focus, Face Tracking, Smile Shot and blink detection. It can record video from 5 frames per second (FPS) up to 120 FPS, allowing it to record in both slow and fast motion. It also plays DivX and Xvid movies straight out of the box, without the need for additional encoding.


The LG KC910 Renoir


I recorded much of the official part of the launch which you can see below. The Renoir will be available soon on all of the UK networks as well as there being a SIM-free version.


LG KC910 Renoir presentation


LG KC910  Specification:

  • 8 mp Camera with Xenon flash and Schneider-Kreuznach optics
  • 30 FPS video recording at 640×480, 60 FPS at 320×240
  • Internal GPS w/ Geotagging
  • Dolby Audio
  • Divx/Xvid support
  • Manual Focus
  • Smile, focus, face detection, Image stabilization
  • Quad-band GSM, HSDPA 7.2 mbps
  • Bluetooth Yes.v2.0 with A2DP
  • Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML,HTML
  • Built-in GPS receiver
  • Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots),32- 48 kbps
  • EDGE Yes
  • 3G HSDPA,7.2 Mbps
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  • USB Yes,v2.0
  • Document viewer- DOC,XLS,PDF
  • MicroSD up to 8GB
  • 3″ touchscreen, 240×400  with Haptic feedback
  • TV out support
  • Dimensions 107.8 x 55.9 x 14 mm
  • Weight 114 g.


We should be getting our hands on the LG KC910 within the next week or so and you can expect our unboxing video and review to follow shortly after.

Sorry the video isn’t great – it was another dark event and there were lots of people standing in the way and I was also using my old camcorder as Steve had the good one for his trip to Lund with Sony Ericsson. However, hopefully you’ll be able to hear the relevant bits!

If you were there and I didn’t get to talk to you then drop me a line!


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: News
By September 26, 2008 Read More →

A bit of Friday fun

image Just spotted this video over at Jason Langridges blog and I thought it should be shared as a little bit of Friday humour is always good to have. If your partner gives you a hard time over the amount of gadgets you have this should appeal to you, check it out after the break for a bit of clever light hearted fun. Think I will try and make this a regular Friday post.

Posted in: Phones
By September 26, 2008 Read More →

Adobe opens Mobile Beta for Windows Mobile

Adobe Mobile with support for Windows Mobile devices and the Beta went online recently. Unfortunately Adobe didn’t put a lot of thought into the name given to this as users could be mislead into thinking that this is a fully mobile version of the much used and loved Photoshop photo editing suite when infact it is nothing like that.

According to their website this service is described as:

Upload, view, and share photos on the go

Adobe® Mobile is the easiest way to upload, view, and share your photos online from your phone. All you need is a supported Windows Mobile® phone and your account ID. Mobile beta will be available as a free download in September.

Upload from the road

Have Mobile upload photos from your phone to your account as soon as you take them. You can store up to 2GB of photos there free. (Note: Plus members get 20GB. Learn more)

Access anywhere

At a party, in a meeting, on the road — view your online photos and albums from your phone, wherever you are.

Share with friends and family

Create a Mobile Share album right from your phone to show the world, or invite friends and family to view your photos online from Mobile product shots

The support for devices is very limited just not with support on only: Mobile devices

Whilst this does not set my pulse racing I do think its a very good idea by Adobe and with there being 2GB worth of FREE space we cant be seen to grumble too much.

Service at the moment will be restricted to US customers only and will go live sometime before the end of September.

Posted by: John

Posted in: News
By September 26, 2008 Read More →

Samsung M8800 Pixon (AKA Bresson) appears

The 8 megapixel full touchscreen Samsung M8800 seems to have been announced today – rather quietly in fact. And it’s already been previewed by a Russian team, who provided some nice images along the way.


The Samsung M8800, be it Bresson or Pixon, is the second 8 megapixel handset by Samsung, following the Symbian-powered Samsung i8510 INNOV8 .


The Samsung M8800 however is not a smartphone and has no keyboard but a 3.2-inch touchscreen display and has the same TouchWiz interface as the Samsung Omnia and Samsung F480 Tocco, however this time they’ve added Weather and Google widgets.


Samsung M8800 is called either Bresson or Pixon


True, it’s not a smartphone, but the Samsung M8800 has an impressive specs sheet, which includes goodies such as:

  • Quad-band GSM, tri-band HSDPA
  • 107.9×54.6×14.9mm, 110 g
  • 3.2-inch touch screen display (240 x 400 pixels)
  • 8 megapixel camera with auto focus, face recognition with smile detection and blink detection. WDR (wide dynamic range), ASR (advanced shake reduction), GPS geotagging, ISO 1600, WVGA (720×480 pixels) and VGA (640 x 480 pixels) @30fps video recording
  • Built-in GPS receiver
  • Accelerometer
  • DivX playback
  • FM radio with RDS
  • microSD card slot
  • Bluetooth
  • Landscape virtual QWERTY keyboard
  • Handwriting recognition
  • ShoZu integration – direct image and video upload
  • Office document viewer

image image

 image image
Samsung M8800 next to Samsung i900 Omnia

Unfortunately, the lack of Wi-Fi functionality is a bit of a downer and would make it hard to compete with the rivaling LG KC910 Renoir.

The Samsung M8800 is set to start shipping as early as 10 November 2008 at a starting price of 550 euro (800 US dollars).

Posted by: John

Source: GSM Arena

Posted in: News
By September 26, 2008 Read More →

UMPC Friday

Introducing this weeks Friday Deal we have "UMPC Friday" from eXpansys. Incredible savings on the Asus Eee PC this week, grad yourself an 701 surf from just £119.99!  Selected deals between 11am and 4pm, 26th September 2008

701_white ASUS Eee PC 701 Surf (White)

Normally £155.99
Now only £117.99 inc VAT (£99.99 ex VAT)
Save £38

701_black ASUS Eee PC 701 Surf (Black)

Normally £155.99
Now only £139.99 inc VAT (£119.14 ex VAT)
Save £16

These deals are available on Friday the 26th of September 2008 between 11am and 4pm by following the links above only,sadly you cant use the £10 off voucher on these deals.


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: News
By September 25, 2008 Read More →

Vodafone Blackberry Storm

image The Boy Genius claims to have uncovered some shots of the soon to be released touch screen only Blackberry Storm on the Vodafone network. This would go along nicely with what we have heard that the Storm is going to be a Vodafone exclusive in the UK and even buying one SIM free may be a struggle, thanks Mike at Superetrader for the info. Loads of pictures after the break.

Posted in: Phones
By September 25, 2008 Read More →

IE6 for Windows Mobile screenshots

image Arne over at the Unwired has uncovered some screen shots of the promised Windows Mobile Internet Explorer update which is based on IE6 and will be knows as 6 on 6 which should have full in browser flash support. This update was originally promised to be part for the 6.1 update but it missed that deadline, now Windows Mobile 7 is running late at least we have this update to look forward to, hopefully before the end of the year.  Screen shots and more details after the break.

Posted in: Phones