Archive for February 14th, 2009

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Microsoft stores aim to encourage Windows shopping

image The thrust of Microsoft’s efforts to reclaim control over its public image and counter the perceptions planted so successfully by Apple involves trying to connect with consumers on a more personal, less monolithic, level. The many faces of the “I’m a PC” ad campaign was one step. The next involves showcasing Microsoft products where the masses gather (or at least where they used to) — the malls.

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Windows Mobile 6.5 video on the HTC Touch HD

image We saw quite a few screenshots a few days back taken from an HTC Touch HD running a Windows Mobile 6.5 ROM, well now we have a video to go with it and it is over 9 minutes long so make yourself a cup of tea and sit back and enjoy. It starts right from the beginning showing the actual flashing of the ROM so its all covered. After watching it I have the impression that this is a nice looking update and it seems very snappy with lovely smooth scrolling. See what you think, the videos after the break and if it doesn’t play jump the slider along a few seconds and it should work, not sure why that is but it worked for me.

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Trailer for the iPhone Everything


Check out the Purchase Brothers, the ones who are making a big dent in Youtube, they have put together a fun little trailer for the iPhone. Seems to contain everything humanly possible including the Neural Interface Revolution. Check out the video after the break (when you are done go and watch the Half Life 2 short they made: Escape from City 17.)

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Samsung C6625 Slips Past Us Quietly

Expansys has started accepting pre-orders for the Samsung C6625 even though the South Korean company have yet to officially announce the new Windows Mobile 6.1-powered smartphone.

Samsung C6625

At £249.99 this QWERTY keyboard equipped smartphone will be Triband GSM and have WCDMA and HSDPA connectivity.

Samsung C6625 Specifications:

  • 113.6 x 63 x 11.6 mm
  • 107.7g
  • Battery: Talk Time: 420 mins – Standby Time: 300 hrs – Capacity: 1300 mAh
  • 320 x 240 pixels/2.6 inch
  • GSM: 900/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
  • WCDMA: 2100 (Single-Band)
  • HSDPA (3.6Mbps)
  • 2 mega-pixels – 4 x Digital Zoom
  • 25fps Video Recording (QVGA)
  • Supported formats: MP4, 3GP, H.264 & WMV
  • Video Streaming
  • Supported formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ & WMA
  • FM Stereo Radio (RDS)
  • Windows Media Player Sync
  • SMS
  • MMS (with video)
  • E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4, MS Exchange)
  • Instant Messaging (MSN)
  • Memory: 100MB (internal) – microSDHC (external)
  • Bluetooth (2.0)
  • GPRS Class 32
  • HSDPA (3.6 Mbits)
  • AGPS
  • Remote Lock
  • Device and memory card encryption
  • Remote Wipe

Admittedly not the best looking or best spec phone on the market but the price will definitely grab the attention of some people.

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Blu-ray competition winners

I am very pleased to announce that we have three lucky winners in our Blu-ray competition.

Winners chosen at random form the correct entries are: Robert Larkins, Michael OSullivan and Pamela Kerr each walk away with Transformers, The Dark Knight, Wall-e, Mamma Mia and Hancock on Blu-ray disc thanks to the Blu-ray Disc Association.

Obviously the correct answer to our competition question, ‘What can’t you do on your PS3? ‘, is that you can’t control your microwave. Having said that I guess it’s just a matter of time before we’ll be able to!

Thanks to all of you that entered the competition, there were thousands of you! Special thanks to the Blu-ray Disc Association for making this competition possible.

If you missed out on this one, don’t worry you’ve still got a couple of days to enter our XBOX 360 competition and there will be more competitions to follow!


Posted by: Matt

[ Post Tags: blu-ray, PS3, playstation, sony, hi-def, competition, ]

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iPhone Jailbreaking proposed to be exempt from Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Even though it’s officially not illegal to jailbreak your iPhone 2.2.1, etc., it still would make everyone rest easy if it was indeed made legal especially if it would help you retain whatever warranty you have on it. Well, that’s what the Electronic Frontier Foundation is doing right now. They’ve proposed to the Copyright Office that the iPhone be exempt from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s rules on breaking access protection thus making jailbreaking totally prohibited and legal. Of course, you wouldn’t expect Apple to take this one sitting down as they’ve already expressed their counter-arguments for such a proposal. We won’t go into the full details of this, but we will, however, report whatever happens come October where the Copyright Office is expected to make a final ruling. I’m sure this will be of utmost importance especially for hesitant jailbreakers out there.

[PMP Today via engadget]

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Point UI Home 2 (beta) review

Home ScreenOne of our readers David Hush has been testing out the just released beta of Point UI Home 2 and has very kindly shared his experiences of this much improved software for Windows Mobile. David has been using it on his HTC Touch HD and these are his thoughts:-

First of all I downloaded the .cab from the Point UI website ( on my Touch HD using my t-mobile HSDPA connection (it’s only 500k!). Ran the .cab to install, changed my today plugins by deselecting Touch Flo 3D and selected Point UI and WOW! Read on for the full review.

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