Archive for October 21st, 2008

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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast No 9

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Our latest podcast is now available to download, in episode 9 we discuss the new HP iPaq’s, Xperia X1 review, Treo Pro final impressions, Android bits and pieces, a couple of iPhone Apps and the new iKit device . You can subscribe via iTunes, RSS or download the mp3 file here. Full show notes after the break.

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Motorola go all V70 on us with the Aura

Motorola today announced the new Motorola Aura handset which many people would agree is a complete redo of the good old V70 which was popular back in 2002.

Nevis_Front_2, 7/22/08, 2:10 PM,  8C, 5120x2736 (304+2752), 100%, bent 6 adjuste,  1/12 s, R54.9, G39.0, B66.7
Nevis_BackOpen_1, 7/23/08, 11:03 AM,  8C, 4536x1680 (792+3304), 100%, bent 6 adjuste,  1/15 s, R57.9, G42.0, B69.7
Nevis_Rside_1, 7/23/08, 4:02 PM,  8C, 4432x1016 (640+3768), 100%, bent 6 adjuste,  1/20 s, R81.9, G66.0, B93.7
Nevis_L3QtrN_1, 8/4/08, 10:39 AM,  8C, 4726x3120 (697+2648), 100%, bent 6 adjuste,  1/30 s, R51.3, G36.3, B64.3
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The swivel on the phone is controlled by (wait for it……..) 130 precision ball bearings and 1 Swiss made main ball bearing making it much smoother than the V70.

Motorola V70

Lets have a little look closer and see what this phone has to offer:

  • Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • Data: GPRS/EDGE
  • Size: 96.9mm x 47.6mm x 18.6mm (3.8" x 1.9" x .7")
  • Weight: 141g (5oz)
  • Battery: 810mAh
  • Battery Life: Estimated 16.5 days standby time
                        Estimated 7 hours talk time
  • Main Display: 1.5" diameter 16m color round TFT capable of displaying 16 million colours with 300 DPI resolution
  • Camera: 2 megapixel
  • Video: Record/Playback
  • Messaging: SMS/MMS/IM
  • Email: POP3/IMAP and Web-based
  • Bluetooth: 2.0 + EDR with A2DP
  • Memory: 2GB internal
  • Availability: Planned Q4 2008
  • Other: Speakerphone, Sapphire crystal lens
  • MicroUSB
  • MicroSD

You would guess that a phone like this would be rather expensive due to the parts inside needed to make it run (all 700+ of them) and the 62-carat sapphire crystal lens but I was not expecting to see it on the MOTO Store for $1,999.99. I think I will stick to looking at it’s photo’s.

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HTC Touch HD unboxing video

image Want to see what will come with your HTC Touch HD when it eventually launches?, we have just had another tip off from Big Mo about an unboxing video that has just hit Youtube but again it is not in English unfortunately. Check out the video after the break for all the details and thanks for the tip off.

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HP iPAQ Data Messenger and Voice Messenger announced

image HP have announced a couple of new devices today, the first is the iPaq Data Messenger and the second will be called the iPaq Voice Messenger. Both are equipped with 3G. The Data messenger is running on Windows Mobile Professional (Touchscreen) while the Voice Messenger will be Windows Mobile Standard (Non Touchscreen). Full specs and pictures after the break.

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Smartphone Show 2008 starts today

The annual Smartphone Show starts today at London’s Earls Court and runs both today and tomorrow.

As you may already know we are supporting the 10th annual Smartphone Show as an official partner and will, therefore, be in attendance today. If you are going to the event and would like to come and say hello to us please do drop me a line.

Although the show starts today you can still visit the website to register for your show pass.

4000 delegates, 120 exhibitors, 60 seminars, 10 keynotes – one show
FREE to attend

Symbian is pleased to announce that the 10th annual Smartphone Show will take place 21-22 October 2008. This year the event is moving to the larger, central London location of Earls Court 2. This free to attend event is a must for anyone involved in the handset industry.

Now in its tenth year, this year’s show promises to be the best ever with more opportunities to see innovative technology in action and meet the key personnel driving it.

Smartphone Show at a glance:

  • Over 4000 representatives from major handset vendors, content providers, network operators and developers
  • 10 keynote presentations from major industry figures
  • Over 60 seminars led by marketplace experts
  • Dedicated developer content, training and networking opportunities
  • Over 120 exhibitors from across the mobile phone industry
  • Visit for more information and to register.

    See you there!


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    Tixeo launches appliances for 3D video and web conferencing

    Now then, I’m not one for this whole new 3D Web Conferencing, not because I’m old or stuck in the past but I believe that meetings should be face to face. Having said that this newly launched product from Tixeo does slightly impress me. It’s like second life taken to a whole new level.

    For instant diffusion: 09 / 10 / 08
    Montpellier, France

    Tixeo launches appliances for 3D video and web conferencing

    Tixeo launches its new offer WorkSpace3D Enterprise Edition Appliance, solution for video and web
    conferencing to be installed on companies’ network. This solution gives full control to companies
    willing to manage their infrastructure, respect network policies and keep autonomy regarding hosted
    service providers. WorkSpace3D Enterprise Edition Appliance is the richest video conferencing and
    collaboration solution provided by Tixeo. Sharing applications during a voice and video
    communication (over IP) with dozens of other participants, exchanging documents in real-time inside
    a 3D virtual meeting room, all of this is now made possible with WorkSpace3D EE Appliance.
    Hardware or virtual appliance for video and web conferencing
    Tixeo’s appliances are designed for a fast and efficient setup of companies’ web conferencing
    services. Two appliances offers are available:

    The first one, a hardware appliance that you just have to plug to start meeting, is designed to be
    upgradable. This appliance is sized to host up to 100 people distributed in different meetings at the
    same time. Tixeo indicates that 100 seats can fit online meeting usage of about 2 000 users. For any
    wider deployment, these appliances are clusterisable and distributable, allowing to increase with no
    limit the amount of meetings.


    The second offer is for all companies having opted, or forecasting to opt for server virtualization.
    Tixeo proposes its video and web conferencing appliances as ready-to-use virtual machines, which
    are available for VMware and Xen.


    About Tixeo

    Tixeo is a video and web conferencing solution editor since 2003.
    The solution WorkSpace3D, soon available in its version 2.7, allows communicating with up to 30
    people at the same time with voice and video over Internet. This solution embeds rich collaboration
    capabilities like application sharing, document sharing, slide shows or whiteboards.
    One of the unique features of Tixeo’s solutions is to make possible online meetings in 3D virtual
    environments. The third dimension sharply enhances communication and collaboration.
    Tixeo has many SME and corporate customers as Airbus, Raytheon, Flagstar Bank, BNP Paribas,
    Conforama, Sogeti, DGAC…


    For those of you with a business or the really techy guys out there who live for things like this why not pop over to for more info or contact them directly:

    Renaud GHIA, CEO
    Cap Omega – CS39521
    Rond Point Benjamin Franklin
    34960 Montpellier
    Phone: +33 467 750 431
    Fax: +33 467 130 010
    E-mail: [email protected]

    Posted by: John