Archive for December 13th, 2008

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The OPhone

lenovo-ophone-android The China-only Lenovo OPhone is the best cellphone so far we’ve seen that will be running on Google Android. The specific OS is a tweak of Android dubbed the Open Mobile System. Specs haven’t been made available but the word is that this will likely replace the much-delayed and perhaps permanently aborted Chinese iPhone:

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2008’s Top 10 Windows Mobile Apps, news and review has released its picks for Top 10 Windows Mobile Apps for 2008. The question now is: Do you have some or all of them in your Windows Mobile device?

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Press Release: i-mate Go brings one touch browsing to handsets

We all like freebies and this time it’s the turn of i-mate to give things away.


i-mate™ Go brings one touch browsing to handsets

Simplified user experience and Windows Mobile® 6.1 position i-mate for mass market appeal

9th December 2008 i-mate™, the global specialist in Microsoft Windows

Mobile devices and software, today launched Go, a new user interface for imate handsets. i-mate Go takes advantage of i-mate’s high resolution touch screens and advanced capabilities to deliver one touch access to the user’s favourite functions through a simple icon based menu.

Today also marks the start of Windows Mobile® 6.1 availability for the i-mate Ultimate range, commencing with the i-mate Ultimate 9502 and Ultimate 8502. Windows Mobile® 6.1 will be available for the Ultimate 8150 and Ultimate 6150 very shortly.

Designed with first time i-mate customers in mind, i-mate Go is also expected to appeal to experienced Windows Mobile users. This is because it offers a faster way of getting things done, whilst also ensuring the full suite of Windows Mobile tools remain within easy reach.

With the tap or slide of a finger, i-mate Go easily navigates through the full suite of Windows Mobile tools. Users can customise the interface adding their own icons for one touch access to the things they use every day from emails, notes and text messages to pictures, the internet or music. i-mate Go is available as a free download for the Ultimate 9502, Ultimate 8502,

Ultimate 8150, Ultimate 6150, and JAMA 101.

Commenting today about the launch, Jim Morrison, CEO and founder of imate said, “Our mobiles already offer a unique combination of impressive functionality that you won’t find in any other mobile phone. The free release of i-mate Go together with the backing of Windows Mobile 6.1 is the icing on the cake delivering unparalleled usability and performance. Add to that our extensive support and free innovative solutions to see why i-mate really is the smarter choice.”

Windows Mobile 6.1 delivers a host of enhancements to i-mate Ultimate handsets including the ability to thread together text messages to track a conversation just like Instant Messaging, faster connection to Wi-Fi, easier email set up, Bluetooth pairing improvements and improved battery performance.

i-mate GO and Windows Mobile 6.1 are available for free at

Simply register your i-mate mobile online and download.

The new i-mate Go interface is powered by VITO Winterface.

As mentioned in the press release the new i-mate go is powered by Vito’s Winterface which we have done several reports on in the past. If you want this then head on over to the i-mate website where it’s available for FREE.

Posted by: John

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Nokia N79 unboxed

We haven’t looked at too many Nokia handsets here on T&M but it seems that the gap between Nokia and Windows Mobile is closing rapidly in terms of Web and Email functionality so we thought it was about time that we covered more. Here we are looking at the Nokia N79 which it a neat looking candy bar style device with a fixed numeric keypad. We’ll also be looking at the N85 soon and, if you are a regular here, you’ll know that we also reviewed the N96 recently.


The Nokia N79


As always, we’ll road test the N79 for a week or so and will come back with out review once we’ve had a chance to use it in the real world. For now, take a look at the unboxing and quick tour video below.

Nokia N79 unboxed


Sorry for the abrupt ending to the video above, the last 10 seconds of the recording were corrupt on the camera’s memory card. Not much missed though, just the last items on the specification (which you can see below) and the summary.

The Nokia N79 has a 5 mega-pixel camera & Carl Ziess optics that lets you capture moments in amazing clarity. The dual LED flash lets you take photographs even in the poorest lighting conditions. Geo Tag support automatically records the location of your photos, see when and where your photo’s were.

With an intuitive design to suite your look you can choose between the colour schemes thanks to three cool colour combinations which magically match your cover and your theme. Move and your screen moves with you.

Explore the world and share your discoveries with the Nokia N79. The built in AGPS technology & Nokia maps software provides instant navigation, on foot or by car, letting you find your way to a destination quickly and easily. An extensive POI (Points Of Interest) database lets you find new places around you, find cinema’s, clubs, bars or even cash points.

The Nokia N79’s high speed 3G (HSDPA) and Wi-Fi connectivity let you stay in touch.  Whether it is downloading your emails or the latest news articles from BBC the fast connections on board mean you are always connected.

With a 4GB microSDHC memory card provided there is plenty of space to store all your music or media files.  So whether it’s the latest songs, downloaded straight to your mobile of photos captured on the 5 megapixel camera you are unlikely to run out of sufficient storage space for such.

Nokia N79 specification:

  • Operating System – Symbian 9.3 Series 60 3rd Edition (FP2)
  • Memory – 50MB (internal)
  • Display – 240 x 320 pixels/2.4 inch (Main)
  • Network – GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-Band) WCDMA: 900/2100 HSDPA (Dual-Band) 
  • Connectivity – microUSB, Nokia 3.5mm AV connector, Bluetooth (2.0), Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11g)
  • Expansion Slot – MicroSDH
  • Camera – 5 mega-pixels (auto-focus) (Main)
  • Music – Supported formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC & WMA, FM Stereo Radio
  • Navigation – AGPS, Nokia Maps
  • Battery –  Talk Time: 330 mins, Standby Time: 406 hrs, Music Playback: 29 hrs
  • Dimensions – 110 x 49 x 15mm 
  • Weight – 97g 


Posted by: Matt

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iPhone cut and paste, nearly sorted

image Thanks to a new, free, web-based service launched today, you can now cut and paste text snippets between Safari and Mail on your iPhone. With the launch of pastebud, a free service that doesn’t require you to download and install anything from the iTunes App Store or to jailbreak your iPhone, and it works on either the iPhone or the iPod Touch. The Registar have put together a full walkthrough of how to set it up which at first glance seems a little complex however once done they think using it becomes very straight forward. There is a video of it in action after the break and the full guide is right here.

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