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By October 4, 2008 Read More → – An update on their troubles

image If your a fan of Windows Mobile I am sure is on your regular read list, it certainly is on mine, anyway they have had horrendous problems with an attack which has ended up were Google have pretty much knocked them off the internet. Any search you do in Google that returns a Coolsmartphone page will have a horrible message under it saying, "This site may harm your computer". Leigh has worked tirelessly to remove the problem and now reports all is well. You can read the full explanation after the break.

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We want to hear from you!!

image As you all know we now do a weekly podcast which is now up to episode 6. Well we want to add a comments and questions section to our podcast and that’s where you come in. We want to hear from you so we can play your questions, comments or opinions on the podcast. To get in touch we have a couple of ways to do it. The first way is by Skype, we have a dedicated voicemail line which you can call and leave a message by clicking on the link below, that way we can play your question on the podcast. The second way is to email us at by clicking here, please get in touch and be part of the future podcasts.

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Bad news if you want a HTC Touch HD in America

image HTC via their Twitter updates have confirmed that "we have no plans for a US 3G version of the HD at this time" in a separate tweet they did say "We can’t promise the US will get a phone similar to the HD, only hope along with you that the possibility exists." So there you have it, bad news for our American readers and another frustrating decision by HTC after the long wait you guy’s had for the Diamond and Touch Pro.

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Andy Ruben talks about Android Market

ab-600x263 Android Community has an article about Andy Ruben from Google commenting on the Android Market.

Andy Rubin, head of Google’s Android project, spoke this week about his visions for Android Market. Rubin discussed application bandwidth limits and, more importantly perhaps, how Android Market will differ from Apples iTunes App Store.

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Sony Rolly (mini) review and video

I have to say, when Sony asked me to review the Sony Rolly I’d never heard of it, when they then explained it to me it sounded like a terrible idea. However, when it arrived a week ago and I’d had time to play with it I decided that it was actually quite cool.


The Sony Rolly


So what is the Sony Rolly? It’s actually quite difficult to define. Is it an MP3 player? Is it a toy? Is it a bluetooth speaker system? The answer to all of these questions is yes.

Looking a little like a rugby ball with wheels I expected the Rolly to be about that size, however, it actually fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.

The Rolly has 1 or 2GB of internal memory (depending on the model) which can hold your MP3 music. To transfer the music to the Rolly though you’ll have to use the supplied PC software called Rolly Choreographer. There’s no MAC version of this. The Automatic Choreography feature uses 12 tone analysis and beat analysis technology to analyse music on your Rolly, and then automatically creates motion that matches the music. You can manually work on the choreography if you want using the software too.


Sony Rolly on its Cradle


When you turn Rolly on its arms open to reveal the built in loudspeakers that are on each end. Now Rolly can be used as media player without any dance movements or you can press the play button again and Rolly enters dance mode.

The display-less Rolly will play MP3 files, as well as ATRAC, streamed via Bluetooth from your computer or mobile phone. It also contains sensors that know which way is up, so that volume can be adjusted by turning the player clockwise or anti-clockwise, tracks can be changed by rolling the player forwards or backwards or shaking it.

It’s probably easier to show you what the Rolly is all about rather than tell you so have a look at the video below:


Sony Rolly unboxed and previewed


So how do we define the Sony Rolly? I guess you’d have to call it an entertainment gadget. Everyone seems to like it but then goes on to ask what it’s for!


Rolly with its stand


Whether or not it’s worth the £175 price tag personally I would have to say no. Sony’s robot technology is spectacular and you’ll want to watch Rolly dance for a little while before it simple turns into and expensive set of bluetooth speakers. Granted the audio quality is good but for the price you could by a high capacity MP3 player and basic bluetooth speakers and still find change from the £175. I guess if you are a DJ or Club owner then the cost maybe more justifiable. Or maybe you just want to own one of R2-D2’s distant cousins?


Review by: Matt

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HP Oak hitting Europe

oakhp Here’s a rather swish looking HP. Having let us down a bit with HP iPaq 914, HP is fighting back with a take on the Touch Pro/Experia and it looks to be a smart looking phone. Check out the preview picture after the break.

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Touch HD Walkthrough

htc-touch-hd Mobility Today has posted a video with a look at the Touch HD. It’s quite short and spends most of its time in landscape. It’s a nice advert but really doesn’t cover too many of the questions we are all asking. Check the link after the break.

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