Archive for January 31st, 2009

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Review SPB Weather 2.0

image Don’t forget your heavy coat, it’s going to be a cold one.

How did I know that? Because I have SPB Weather. A great weather utility from the people who brought us Mobile Shell and Time, Weather integrates fully into your Today screen or (appropriately enough) Mobile Shell, Pocket Plus, and Diary. Read on for the full review.

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Top 5 Alternatives to the iPhone

Before any of you iPhone fans flame me let me start by saying that I’m not an iPhone hater, in fact I have iPhone as a second phone. However, the iPhone isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and even if you do want an iPhone you may not want to make the jump to the O2 network in order to get it.

So we’ve been asked frequently in the past what’s the best alternative to iPhone. One of the best features of the iPhone is its excellent and generously sized display. With that in mind we’ve got 5 iPhone hopefuls for you.

LG KC910 Renoir 

  • 3 inch hardened glass touch screen
  • 8 mega pixel camera with a Xenon Flash
  • LG interface

LG KC910 Renoir

Samsung M8800 Pixon

  • 3.2 inch touch screen
  • 8 mega pixel camera with a dual LED Flash 
  • Samsung interface

Samsung M8800 Pixon

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

  • 3.2 in touch screen
  • 3.2 mega pixel camera with a dual LED Flash
  • Symbian 9.4 Series 60 5th Edition

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

HTC Touch HD 

  • 3.8 inch touch sensitive VGA screen
  • 5 mega pixel camera
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

HTC Touch HD

Samsung i900 Omnia, 8gb and 16gb

  • 3.2 inch touch screen
  • 5 mega pixel camera with a LED flash
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional 

Samsung i900 Omnia

 

 

Posted by: Matt (courtesy of eXpansys)

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Mozilla Fennec Alpha on video

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Brandon over at Pocketnow has put together a video of Mozilla’s upcoming mobile browser currently known as Fennec. As this will be the mobile version of Firefox its pretty exciting to see what they have in store after the huge success of the desktop version. In the video, they give you a tour of Mozilla Fennec Alpha running on an HTC Touch Pro. Although the program is totally unstable and difficult to use, you get some glimpses of what Mozilla has in store for its upcoming mobile browser, which brings several elements of Firefox 3 to handheld devices.

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