Archive for October 28th, 2008

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Podcast delayed this week

image Due to building works going on at home, the Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast will be delayed this week until probably Thursday, apologies for any inconvenience but I cannot get near my office as its stuffed full of wardrobes and beds. Don’t forget, if you have any comments or questions email us at [email protected] or leave us a skype message, our skype address is mtaddicts.

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Samsung i8510 (Innov8) unboxed

Until fairly recently a 2 megapixel camera was about al you could hope for when it came to phones with built in cameras. There are some exceptions to this of course, notably the Nokia N95 with it’s 5 megapixel sensor. However, recently there seems to have been a race among several manufacturers to be the first out there with an 8 megapixel camera phone.

Recently we saw LG enter the race with their Renoir, Sony Ericsson with the C905 and now Samsung with their new i8510 Innov8. I’m not sure who actually won the 8MP race but Samsung are the first to actually send us their phone for review.


The Samsung i8510 Innov8


The Innov8 is a fairly good looking candybar style handset with a slider that reveals a numeric pad and looks a little like a bigger N95. The screen is a generous 2.8" QVGA which does make the handset a little more chunky than I would like.

We’ll have a review for you in a week or so once we have had a chance to use the i8510 properly. Until then enjoy the unboxing video!


Samsung i8510 (Innov8) Unboxed


Samsung i8510 (Innov8) specification:

  • Operation System – Symbian 9.3 / S60 v3.2
  • Memory – User Memory 16GB microSD (up to 16 GB)
  • Display – Internal Technology 16M colour TFT 2.8” QVGA
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G
  • GSM&EDGE Band Quad Band
  • Browser – WAP 12., WAP 2.0, JAVA
  • Input Device Numeric Keypad
  • Bluetooth
  • USB 2.0
  • PC Sync Application
  • TV-output
  • Wi-Fi
  • 8 Megapixel Cameer with ‘Professional Imaging Applications’
  • LED Flash
  • Video player DivX support, 3D Surround Sound System
  • Video recording MPEG4
  • FM RDS Radio
  • FM Radio Recoding
  • Document Viewer Doc/ Viewer (PPT, Word, Excel, PDF)
  • Talk Time (Standard) 8.5hrs (2.5G), 5hrs (3G)
  • Standby (Standard) 310hrs (2.5G), 330hrs (3G)
  • Weight – 136g
  • Dimensions – 106.5 x 53.9 x 17.2 mm


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Movement on the Windows Mobile 7 front

windows-mobile-7-topMobileTopSoft is forecasting that Windows Mobile 7, the next generation mobile operating system for handhelds and smartphones, will debut this week at the Professional Developers Conference (2008) in Los Angeles, CA. The event’s main focus isn’t Windows Mobile. Other platforms and development projects at Redmond will also be featured at the conference.

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T-Mobile G1 available from 9am on Thursday in UK

image Just received an email from T-Mobile, if your interested in the G1 Android phone you will be able to order it online from tomorrow or get it in-store from Thursday at 9am. If you fancy being one of the first to see the G1 in the flesh, T-Mobile is hosting an exclusive early opening of their store at 287 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2DP (nearest Tube Oxford Circus). You’ll need to be there for 7am to find out what they have planned for the T-Mobile G1 launch.

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Portable Power Station for iPhone 3G

image Still struggling to come to terms with the poor performance of your iPhone 3G battery while using HSDPA and all the other features of the phone, if you are well you should check out Steve’s Trotto’s review of the USB Fever Portable Power Station. The portable Power Stations allows you to charge your iPhone 3G on the go. With a 2400mAh Li-ion battery this should provide you with plenty of power to get through the day and more. Take a look at the video after the break to see how this device works.

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iPhone 3G Baseband Unlock nearing completion

1140304b4th While this may have little implication in the greater context of things, the iPhone Dev Team is close to finally coming up with an iPhone 3G baseband unlock solution which was missing when the iPhone 2.0 jailbreak was released. Since iPhones will still solely be available and activated through AT&T stores in the US and O2 in the UK through iTunes and in store contract signing, this latest news will have very little effect in the sales of AT&T. Nevertheless, this iPhone 3G unlock will surely be appreciated by those who wish to finally switch networks.

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HTC releases its G1 sales forecasts

image HTC is finally going public with the number of G1 phones it expects to sell by the end of the year—600,000 is the figure it is offering up.  Sales projections are a tricky game for device manufacturers. It’s an opportunity for companies like Apple and HTC to boast about how well they plan their products to perform, but it’s also a chance to appear surprised later when they outperform their own forecasts.

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