Archive for October 12th, 2008

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Xperia X1 appears at Carphone Warehouse

imageT he Xperia X1 has appeared on the Carphone Warehouse online store for pre-order. The surprise here is that it is on an O2 contract. It looks like it will only be available in silver but it will be free on an 18 month £45.00 contract which is very similar to the iPhone contract so not a bad deal all considering. Full details after the break.

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BBC iPlayer supported by Archos 5 and more

windowslivewriterarchos5officialguidedtour-c3c2image-thumb BBC’s iPlayer has been confirmed to be working on the Archos 5 platform. This is terrific news, the iPlayer is a superb service that allows for your TV scheduling to become even more flexible. Also confirmed to work are the following:

• Sony Walkman E and S series
• Archos 605 WIFI and Internet Media Tablet
• Philips GoGear 52xx series
• Samsung YP-P2 and YP-Q1
• Nokia N96

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Review Slingbox Pro HD

image If you are interested in the Slingbox line of products or just want to find out what they are all about, you must check out Dave at Mobility Today’s review of the latest Slingbox Pro HD. The Slingbox PRO-HD is the first ever HD-streaming Slingbox. With the Slingbox PRO-HD, you can watch and control multiple devices – including your standard- or high-definition DVR, digital cable, satellite receiver, or DVD player – from anywhere in the world on your computer or mobile phone. Dave has done a fantastic high definition video showing you the unboxing right through to streaming 1080i video. Check out the video at Mobility Today.

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Disney & Sharp to team up again?

On Friday the FCC approved a new Sharp manufactured WCDMA Triband phone codenamed DM003SH which if my guess is correct points it towards the  Disney Mobile brand.

Sharp DM003SH
Sharp DM003SH FCC Image

Disney Mobile has already said no to its US-based MVNO operations, and are now going to try out the Japanese market with time leased already from Japan’s Softbank.

Having announced the DM001SH in Febuary 2008 they decided to keep going and in June 2008 Sharp announced the DM002SH mobile phone which was dubbed as the Cinderella phone, it featured a 2.6 inch internal display with a WQVGA resolution (400×240 pixel), a 0.5 inch external OLED display, 50MB of memory, a 2MP camera, Bluetooth, microSD slot, and a 1Seg Tuner. Both models were available in three colour variants which basically were Crystal, Brown, and Pink

Sharp DM001SH  sharp-dm002sh
Sharp DM001SH & Sharp DM002SH

I can almost say hand on heart that if the DM002SH was ever released in the UK it would sell to our female teen to young lady market like there was no other phone out there.

Judging by the previous two attempts made by Disney and the fact the the FCC details are being restricted just now we can only guess that the new DM003SH will also be a flip styled phone following in a similar style to the 2 predecessors.

So what can I tell you so far about this new phone? Well here is all I know:

  • Triband
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.2 MP Camera
  • 3G

I’m looking forward to seeing more of this phone and will keep you all updated.

Posted by: John McKenzie

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o2 XDA Serra Coming Soon

According to the guys over at coolsmartphone the o2 XDA Serra will be coming soon (likely to be first week in November). You might well be asking right now what the XDA Serra is, well I’m now going to put you out of your misery……. it is of course the HTC Touch Pro.

HTC Touch Pro
Expect the usual o2 branding

News of the future release comes from the o2 instore catalogue. Unfortunately we don’t have a copy of the catalogue to post the pageas it’s seen but we will be contacting o2 directly on Monday to see what info we can get from on this and of course the upcoming release of the Zest.

Posted by: John McKenzie


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