Archive for February 22nd, 2009

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Windows Mobile Marketplace coming to existing phones

image Scott Rockfeld, director of Windows Mobile whom we recently interviewed on the msmobiles podcast has been talking about Windows Mobile 6.5 to the Boston Herald. In the interview he reveals that we won’t see 6.5 until the 4th quarter of 2009 and that it isn’t even in beta yet. The on device Marketplace application will launch before the release of phones with Windows Mobile 6.5, so existing Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 users can access new applications.

"We’re doing a lot of things — some people would say catch-up — that appeal to the person who also wants to do some work with their phone," Rockfeld said. "We are at a big inflection point in the market right now."

"We understand the changes in the market," Rockfeld said. "When it switched from business-only to consumer and business, that happened pretty quickly."

You can read the full article here.

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By February 22, 2009 Read More →

HTC Magic video tour

image Engadget have a put together a great video of the recently announced HTC Magic Android phone announced at MWC. This Android phone will come with the cupcake update already installed. The software keyboard can be seen and the settings beneath as well as the video recording functions, if your interested in the latest Android phone take a look at the video after the break as well as the full device specifications.

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By February 22, 2009 Read More →

Blackberry Curve 8900 unboxed

We haven’t reviewed many Blackberry handsets here in tracyandmatt.co.uk before having really only had a brief look at the Blackberry Bold before. When Orange sent me an email a few weeks ago and asked if I would like to review the new Blackberry Curve 8900 on a Pay-as-you-go contract I thought that sounded like an excellent idea!

Many people are referring to the 8900 (RIM Javelin) as the new smaller Blackberry Bold and looking at the handset its easy to see why. The 8900 is in fact a new Curve model though.

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The Blackberry Curve 8900

 

My initial impression of the 8900 is that it’s an extremely neat handset which is small and light enough for every day use and not just business use. The screen is extremely clear and sharp thanks to the 480×360 pixels being packed in to just a 2.4" diagonal screen. The resolution and OS setup are the same as the Blackberry Bold.

We’re going to be setting the Curve 8900 up with a PAYG SIM and using it over the next couple of weeks. Please take a look at the unboxing video below where I take you on a tour of the handset a quick look at the OS.

 

Blackberry Curve 8900 unboxing video

 

The review will be here soon!

 

Blackberry Curve 8900 specification:

  • Dimensions: – 109 x 60 x 13.5 mm
  • Weight: – 109.9g
  • Display: – 480 x 330 pixels/2.4 inch
  • Network: – GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-Band)
  • Camera: – 3.2 mega-pixels (auto-focus)
    – 5 x Digital Zoom
    – LED Flash
  • Video: – Video Recording
    – Supported formats: DivX, XviD, MP4, H.263, 3GP & WMV
    – Video Streaming
  • Music: – Supported formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ & WMA
  • Messaging: – SMS
    – MMS (with video)
    – E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4, MS Exchange, BES, BIS)
    – Instant Messaging
  • Memory: – 256MB (internal)
    – microSDHC (external)
  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm Audio Connector
  • Bluetooth (2.0)
  • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11g)
  • GPRS Class 32
  • Navigation: – AGPS
    – BlackBerry Maps

 

Posted by: Matt

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