Archive for October 14th, 2008

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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast No 8

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Our latest podcast is now available to download, in episode 8 we discuss the Orange Blackberry Bold problems, Xperia X1 delays, Treo Pro first impressions, WiMax, what’s it all about, video of Windows Mobile running on the iPhone and lots lots more. You can subscribe via iTunes, RSS or download the mp3 file here. Full show notes after the break.

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UK Poppy Appeal Goes Mobile

image The ever-popular ‘Poppy Download’ returns for this year’s Poppy Appeal as Tanla Mobile has been chosen by The Royal British Legion to run the mobile phone element of their 2008 Poppy Appeal. Poppy Downloads allow members of the public to make a donation using their mobile phones and in exchange receive a poppy for their mobile phone wallpaper. The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal is one of the best known and supported campaigns in the country. Its aim is to raise funds to support the Legion’s work in providing financial, social and emotional support to people who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants.

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Happy Birthday to the Mobile Phone

image The mobile phone is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the US. Motorola’s DynaTAC 8000X was built by a team headed by Dr Martin Cooper, a general manager for the systems division at Motorola who is widely credited with making the first mobile phone call. However, for publicity purposes the ‘first’ call was made on Soldier Field in Chicago by Bob Barnett, president of Ameritech Mobile Communications (now Verizon Wireless). He called the grandson of Alexander Graham Bell.

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eXpansys voucher offer extended!

As you may be aware, our eXpansys £10 voucher offer was due to end on the 12th October 2008 but it’s been so successful that we’ve decided to extend the offer through to the 30th November 2008!!

If you don’t know what this is all about all you have to do is request your £10 voucher which you can then redeem when you spend £20 or more at eXpansys. It couldn’t be easier!

Please see the original voucher offer post for the full T&C’s and to find out how to register. Don’t forget, you can also get your family and friends to request a voucher, I’m sure they’ll thank you for it!

If you requested your voucher between the 12th October and today I will get your vouchers out to you later on, just as soon as a receive the new batch of voucher codes (ones that are valid until the end of November).

Happy shopping!


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LG announce Prada II

Yes folks that’s right, LG have announced the second coming of the Prada handset. This time around LG have decided to throw in a QWERTY keyboard which will slide to the left and make the screen orientation change to landscape.

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LG Prada 2 – Angled View

LG have not yet announce the full specs of the handset however we can tell you that it will have a 5 MP camera with a Schneider-Kreuznach certified lens. Not the best on the market by a long way but it does go along way replace the not so great 2 MP camera on the original Prada.

LG have also included 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity in the KF900 Prada II and we know that HSDPA is also on board, improving data transfer rates even further.

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LG Prada 2 – Front View

The new Prada mobile will be available though in Italy, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Netherlands in the 4Q of 2008. The price will be around 600 euro (810 US dollars).

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HTC Touch HD video eye candy

image Another video of the HTC Touch HD has emerged, this one is set to music so no translation is necessary, its a nice video look and again the device stands out on how responsive that touch screen is and how easy this is to use with touch. Still have not seen a good demo of text input, so if anyone has a Touch HD please show us how easy it is to input text, that is the main deal breaker for me if it is not a good experience. Video after the break.

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Rumour T-Mobile is prepping an Android Touch HD

image Phonedog got it from two unrelated sources late last week that T-Mobile is prepping a version of HTC’s Touch HD as their next Android phone.  If true this could be interesting however the Touch HD does not have a capacitive screen only a resistive screen so would differ from the G1 in that respect. Having said that it would be a nice device and after yesterdays hoax story of the iPhone running Windows Mobile maybe seeing a dual boot smartphone is not that far away. Treat this as a rumour for now but we will keep a close eye on any developments.

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