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Palm Pre appears on the Palm UK site

image One of the biggest disappointments for me from MWC 09 in Barcelona was the failure by Palm to announce that the Palm Pre would be launching in Europe and which carriers we would be seeing it on. Sure we had rumours that it would be on Vodafone based on a Vodafone SIM card being installed in the demo phones at MWC which would make sense but that was all. Well up until this point the Palm Pre did not even exist on Palm’s UK site. That has just changed and you can now register for updates as to when it will be available. If your interested in the Palm Pre head on over and register for further information.

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Video look at the new TouchFlo 3D

image Pocketnow have managed to flash an HTC Touch HD with a ROM from XDA-Developers that has the updated version of TouchFlo 3D that we saw announced for the new Diamond2 and TouchPro2 in Barcelona this week. This version of TouchFLO 3D adds a few new areas – Facebook functionality, a deeper contacts integration, a new calendar tab, and Push Internet. Also, TouchFLO 3D now works in landscape. We get a new keyboard with an improved design, plus sound and haptic feedback. Take a look at the video after the break.

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Don’t like your Android app? Take it back!

ind-pic If you aren’t satisfied with your Android Market purchase, you will have 24 hours to try it out and return your purchase. According to Gizmodo, here is the policy:
•24 hour return period
•The Market will allow unlimited reinstalls of purchased apps.
•Upgrades must come directly from the developer.
•Sexually explicit material is banned from the Android Market.
•Billing disputes must be held with the developer or your credit card company.

[via Pocketnow]

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HTC launch event video from MWC 09

image If you didn’t get to the HTC launch event in Barcelona but would like to see how the announcements of the Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 unfolded you can now see the full press event video. We have it after the break and you can watch it in High Quality too. See the new features of TouchFlo 3D and the new handsets demonstrated by HTC.

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Toshiba TG01 now official

A few weeks ago we spoke about the Toshiba TG01 as images of the handset had started circulating about the internet and there were lot of rumours relating to its specification etc. However Toshiba have now made the TG01 official thanks to a press conference at MWC and subsequent press release (which I almost missed under the deluge of PR emails!).

The TG01 looks like an exceptionally well designed Windows Mobile handset, it’s very thin at under 10mm yet has enough room for an extremely fast Qualcomm Snapdragon processor running at 1GHz and also 512MB ROM and 256MB RAM. I don’t think the TG01 will be a slouch but because it has a 4.1" WVGA display it certainly wont be one of the smallest handsets out there.

Price and availability are yet to be confirmed but obviously I’ll be trying very hard to get my hands on one!!

 

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Toshiba Corporation, today announced the new Toshiba TG01 – a super-slim, highly powered, multimedia-focused, mobile device ideal for the consumer that demands high-quality performance on the move – and raises the bar for mobile handsets. The Toshiba TG01 will be available across Europe in Summer 2009.

“I am thrilled to announce the launch of TG01 in Europe, the market that we position at the center of our Digital products strategy,” said Hisatsugu Nonaka, Corporate Senior Executive Vice President of Toshiba Corporation. “The TG01 is the future, a truly mobile device that satisfies consumer demands for total mobile connectivity, something most of today’s handsets fail to do. Our challenges was to provide an innovative product that goes beyond today’s needs to anticipate tomorrow’s capabilities. In creating the TG01, we’ve integrated the very best of our mobile and LCD technologies in an attractive, premium quality multimedia handset with internet access capabilities. TG01 represents Toshiba’s commitment to excellence in an exciting new category, and we look forward to launching it in the global market.

Featuring an enormous 4.1” Wide-VGA (800×480) touch-screen display, the TG01 comes with image  tuning technology fostered from Toshiba’s LCD TV ”Regza”. Using advanced picture-definition technologies taken directly from the company’s acclaimed range of LCD TVs, the TG01’s delivers greater colour image control, ensuring that the display is bright and vivid, with pin-sharp processing for fast-moving video playback.  Add support for a wide range of popular video formats and it’s clear the TG01 sets new standards for portable entertainment on a mobile device.
Toshiba’s TG01 is the world’s first mobile device with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon™ chipset. Snapdragon uses a custom processor design to deliver an industry leading combination of 1GHz computing and high-power efficiency. By offering processing performance, immersive multimedia, built-in GPS, and high-speed 3G connectivity integrated into a single chip, Snapdragon enables the TG01 to be a groundbreaking, super slim device that is immensely powerful.

”Toshiba’s TG01 device leverages Snapdragon’s unprecedented capabilities to deliver a truly innovative user experience with nearly twice the processing power, more advanced multimedia, and thinnest form factor compared to today’s smartphones.” said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president of Qualcomm.  “We are pleased to be working with Toshiba to  deliver Snapdragon™ in the TG01 to the industry, demonstrating how evolutions in wireless technology are redefining what it means to be mobile.”

"The next generation of mobile computing is being defined by the user experience and by new devices that offer fast processing, rich graphics and intuitive software,” said Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chief executive officer of Qualcomm. ”The TG01 leverages Snapdragon’s unprecedented capabilities to take a leading role in this device category.  We look forward to our continued collaborations with Toshiba in their efforts to deliver the most exciting mobile computing experience possible.”

Built around Windows Mobile®, the TG01 lets you enjoy your favourite multimedia and web content as well as work efficiently.  Featuring Internet Explorer® Mobile, the TG01 delivers a mobile browsing experience on par with what you’d expect from a desktop computer, with support for even the most graphically rich web sites and the ability to easily complete web transactions, such as banking or social networking site updates.  With Microsoft Office Outlook® Mobile it’s also easy to manage your personal and professional email, as well as contacts and calendar.

“Windows phones bring customers closer to the people and information they care about, whether they are communicating by phone, email or through instant messaging,” said Andrew Lees, Senior Vice President, Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft Corp. “Toshiba’s TG01 embodies our principle of helping people get more done when they are mobile; we are pleased to help introduce their new mobile internet phone.”

The large touch-screen and Toshiba’s custom-built, three dimensional user interface provide users with easy-to-use navigation between different applications.  Innovative gesture operations also make it easy to carry out everyday tasks without even touching the screen – a simple shake when the device is ringing, for instance, will automatically activate an incoming call, while an integrated tilt sensor allows users to switch between open applications just by tilting the device to the left or right. Also coupling with floating touch pod and zooming bar makes TG01’s one hand operation easier, and being 9.9mm1 thin makes sure it can fit into a slim pocket unnoticed – packing more technology into less space than before.

As a communications device, the TG01 also sets new benchmarks for others to follow.  Providing users with access to a selection of social interaction platforms, including Windows Live Messenger (MSN®), as well as connectivity to GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 3G HSPDA/HSUPA, and support for Bluetooth v2.0 and WiFi makes it easy and simple to keep in touch.

Integrated GPS and A-GPS technology allows the TG01 to double up as a fully-fledged satellite navigation system, providing clear and graphically rich information.  The same graphical proficiency allows the TG01 to double up as a capable mobile gaming platform, with the high-resolution wide-screen display and touch-sensitive screen combining with an in-built G-sensor to provide high quality gaming on the move.

“The TG01 is quite simply the next step in cutting edge mobile technology that will enable us to deliver mobile content at unprecedented levels of speed and quality, and will help to firmly establish Toshiba in EMEA as a leading partner for Network Operators that want to deliver value-added services and convergence.” said Hidehito Koka, General Manager, Toshiba Mobile Communications Division, Europe.

Toshiba’s TG01 will be available in two colours, with consumers able to choose from a subtle deep black or a vivid white. Pricing and network availability will be confirmed at a later date.

Toshiba TG01 specification:

  • Size:  70mm x129mm x 9.9mm
  • Weight: 129g
  • Display:  Wide-VGA (800 x 480), 4.1”
  • Camera:  3.2 mega-pixel, autofocus
  • Memory:  512MB ROM / 256MB RAM, micro SDHC slot up to 32GB                                                          
  • Interface: Bluetooth v2.0, USB v2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Battery: 1,000mAh, Standby: up to 11 Days, Talktime: up to 5 hours (GSM)
  • Band:  850/900/1800/1900 for GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • 2100 for UMTS/HSDPA (7.2Mbps)/HSUPA (2Mbps)
  • Navigation:  Built-in GPS & A-GPS
  • Video service: Windows Media Player, CoreCodec’s CorePlayer Mobile
  • Browser:  Microsoft Internet Explorer Mobile
  • Messaging:  SMS, MMS, E-mail, Microsoft Direct Push Technology, Windows Live Messenger
  • Sound:  MP3, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV
  • Video:  H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
  • Java:  MIDP 2.0
  • Processor:  Qualcomm QSD8250 (1GHz) Snapdragon chipset
  • OS:  Windows Mobile  6.1 Professional
  • Others:  Toshiba Touch UI

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HTC Touch Diamond2 video walkthrough

image Here’s a video I found on Youtube of the Diamond2 that was recently announced at Mobile World Congress. Size wise it seems pretty big, maybe the same as the Touch HD however the interface looks smooth and well implemented. Windows Mobile 6.1 looks rather well and finger friendly here. Check the video after the break.

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