Archive for February 20th, 2009

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Ryanair allow mobile phones in flight

image Ryanair has installed the technology in 20 of it’s planes to allow in-flight use of mobile phones on many of it’s services. Calls are at a premium at around £1.50 to £3 per minute and texts at 40p and currently only six people at once will be able to make calls. You will also have to pay to receive incoming calls.

Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s chief executive, was characteristically bullish. “No one is flying Ryanair because it is a bastion of solitude or tranquillity.” he said. “Anyone who likes to sleep, we will wake them up and sell them a sandwich or coffee.”

Like it or not, the age of the in-flight mobile has dawned. And from now on when boarding flights, in addition to crying babies and the overweight, passengers wary of who they will be sitting next to will also be watching out for the verbose.

via Jason Langridge and The Telegraph

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Posted in: Phones
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Opera Mobile 9.5 preview with Google Gears

image Opera have announced  Opera Mobile 9.5 technology preview with support for Gears, a Google open source project that enables more powerful web applications. Besides this Opera Mobile 9.5 technology preview, Gears is currently available for Firefox 1.5+, IE 6.0+, Internet Explorer Mobile 4.01+, Safari 3.1.1, and Android.

The use cases for Gears differ somewhat between mobile and desktop devices. On mobile, Gears is perfect for creating a better user experience by allowing applications to cache data more efficiently, so you can cut down on bandwidth, and carry out processes discreetly in the background. On the desktop, Gears has ideal functionality for allowing your applications to function offline and synchronize data with the server when you get back online again.  More information after the break.

Posted in: Phones
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HTC Touch 3G exclusive offer

We’ve been using the HTC Touch 3G for a while now, ever since I unboxed the pre-release unit back in November last year. Now that we have the retails version of the handset we’ve been putting the review together and it should be live within the next few days.

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So, in association with our friends at Devicewire.com, we have come up with an exclusive offer on the HTC Touch 3G.

If you buy and HTC Touch 3G from devicewire.com using the promo code below we’ll give you a standard car kit for free, we’ll give you free delivery and we’ll give you a further £5 off the asking price.

Promo code: TAM3GCKD

Head over to the HTC Touch 3G page on the devicewire.com site and place your order now, stocks are limited!

Limited offer, will expire Friday 27th March 2009 or when stocks sold. Offer is exclusive to tracyandmatt.co.uk

 

HTC Touch 3G specification:

  • Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
  • Dimensions: 102 mm X 53.6 mm X 14.5 mm
  • Weight: 96 grams with battery
  • Processor:Qualcomm® MSM7225™, 528 MHz
  • RAM:192 MB ROM:256 MB
  • Screen: 2.8-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with QVGA resolution
  • Communications: HSDPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz. Up to 384 kbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds. Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for stereo wireless headsets
  • 3.2 megapixel color camera with fixed focus
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery with a capacity: 1100 mAh
  • Battery Standby: Up to 365 hours for GSM
  • Battery Talk Time: Up to 400 minutes for GSM
  • GPS and A-GPS ready
  • microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • HTC ExtUSB™

 

Look out for our full review coming in the next few days.

 

Posted by: Matt

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Posted in: Deals & Offers
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eXpansys Friday deals

These offers are only available through the links below active between 11am and 4pm UK time on Friday the 20th of February*. Normal pricing will resume at 4pm.

image Nokia N85 Friday Deal
Price drop by £30 from £329.99.99 to £299.99 inc VAT
http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=179326&partner=tracyandmatt

 

 

 

image LG KU990 Viewty Friday Deal
Price drop by £25 from £214.99.99 to £189.99 inc VAT
http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=179322&partner=tracyandmatt

 

 

 

image HP iPAQ 614c + £50 Cash Back Offer
Price drop by £35 from £249.99 to £214.99 inc VAT
Note that you can claim a further £50 back from HP by following their making your total saving an amazing £85!
http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=179320&partner=tracyandmatt

 

image LG KP500 Cookie
Price drop by £35 from £174.99.99 to £139.99 inc VAT
http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=179330&partner=tracyandmatt

 

image Acer V193wab 19-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
Price drop by £20 from £99.99 to £79.99 inc VAT
http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=179318&partner=tracyandmatt

 

 

 

image Novatel Wireless U530 3G Wireless PC Card
Price drop by £15 from £24.99 to £9.99 inc VAT
http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=173693&partner=tracyandmatt

 

 

 

 

*Voucher codes do not apply with these deals. Limited to 2 units per customer, available while stocks last.
Prices and availability subject to change, www.expansys.com website price and availability always applies.

 

Posted by: Matt

[ Post Tags: expansys, deals, special offers, tracyandmatt.co.uk ]

Posted in: Deals & Offers