Archive for February 10th, 2009

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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast No 24

image Our latest podcast is now available to download, in episode 24 we discuss the Microsoft My Phone service, more 6.5 leaks, 6.5 not coming till September, Google Sync service, Documents to Go for the iPhone, latest iPhone rumours, the Amazon Kindle 2, Archos smartphone and much more. You can subscribe via iTunes, RSS or download the mp3 file here. Full show notes after the break.

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ZTE to show Windows Mobile and Linux phones at MWC

image Press Release: ZTE Corporation ("ZTE"), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, is to unveil a full portfolio of smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2009. Ten different designs will be on display, including customised handsets for Vodafone and China Mobile.

The VF 1231 model will be the highlight of ZTE’s showcase which has been developed especially for Vodafone. The smartphone is based on Windows Mobile platform and has a single chip for GSM and EDGE.

ZTE’s smartphones range from low to high-end handsets. Latest models include the ‘XIANG’ series of 3.5G super slim HSDPA/HSUPA handsets, the e760 (a GSM-based handset custom-made for China Mobile) and the D820/D810 (a CDMA-based handset custom-made for China Telecom). Also, ZTE will be displaying the U981, a top-end smartphone that was deployed by China Mobile during the Beijing Olympic Games.

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HTC S740 offer

Clove Technology just sent me an email to let me know about the special offer that they have on the HTC S740 at the moment.


The HTC S740 is the upgrade to the popular HTC S710 and S730.  Packed with features, this compact smartphone is ideal for those whose primary requirement is for simple call making, but also desire or need the advanced functionality of email, GPS, web browsing and much more.

Compact, lightweight, and stylish, this smartphone has a slide out keyboard that makes data entry simple. We really believe that the S740 is a great smartphone and a great alternative to some other currently available.

Committed as we are to offering the best prices we can, for a limited time only, we are able to offer a discount of £30 on the HTC S740.

So if the HTC S740 ticks the right boxes for you then CLICK HERE for more information and to order yours today.


Posted by: Matt

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Amazon Kindle 2 coming to the UK and beyond

image According to Electric Pig, Amazon has just confirmed the Kindle 2 will be getting an international release.  Electric Pig asked an Amazon spokesperson if they would be seeing a global roll out, and he had this to say: “Yes, we plan to offer the Kindle internationally. We know that Kindle is something our international customers want and we look forwarding to serving them but we haven’t announced a timeline yet and we are not doing so today.”

The delay is no doubt in part due to the 3G connectivity – unlike the Sony Reader deals will have to be struck locally with network providers to allow speedy downloads of books and newspapers. Still, that’s a positive that it’s heading our way.  Full details of the Kindle 2 after the break.

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Rumour: Samsung i8910 to go all out to beat iPhone

It pretty much seems that Samsung are doing all in their power these days to beat of not match the iPhone. The South Korean mobile phone manufacturer is now reportedly readying a new iPhone rival which would be a bit better than the Omnia and may be the first non-Nokia phone to use the Symbian S60 5th edition for touchscreen handsets.

Samsung i8910 
Samsung i8910 (Acme)

According to reports, the Samsung phone will be named as either the i8910 or Acme. So far all we can tell you is that it will have a very thin form factor, a powerful eight megapixel camera capable of HD video recording, and support for HDMI video output.

Like the iPhone, the Samsung phone will be released in two variants, an 8GB and a 16GB version with WIFI and GPS.

Will it beat or damage iPhone sales? I very much doubt it as the Apple brand is far too strong and with nearly all of the iPhone users have and i something else there will be very little any other company can do to touch them.

As soon as we here more we will post the info.

Posted by: John

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AT&T and the union are preparing for a strike


The Communications Workers of America, the union that represents AT&T’s employees, collective agreement has expired, and the parties seem pretty far away from forming a new agreement. The negotiations broken down, and it appears AT&T is preparing to walk away from the table. Leaving the CWA few other options besides a strike.

No matter where your sympathies lie, this seems like a terrible time to try some sort of a work action. Most of the striking workers would be retail employees, and with so many people unemployed these days, I don’t think AT&T will have much trouble finding scabs to cross the picket lines. In Addition, even though AT&T Wireless has been making money, the rest of the company is losing money (just like everybody else in this economy), and the company may not feel so generous right now.

The disagreement includes the usual sticking points of wage increases and job security. Lets hope for everybody involved that an agreement can be reached Quickly. You can read up on the union’s position here.

Source: Mobile Burn

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