Archive for February, 2009

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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

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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.

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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

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iPhone Jailbreaking proposed to be exempt from Digital Millennium Copyright Act

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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 (www.pointui.com) 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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By February 13, 2009 Read More →

Ofcom looks to boost mobile broadband

image UK communications regulator Ofcom has taken the next steps in its plan to release more radio spectrum to support mobile broadband services. The watchdog has launched a consultation today on proposals that could lead to faster, more reliable wireless broadband services in homes, offices and businesses across the UK. "In particular we are consulting on how we should implement a proposed European Directive and a draft Radio Spectrum Decision that would require the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands to be made available for UMTS (3G) as well as GSM (2G) technologies," said Ofcom in the summary section of its consultation.

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Android Market now accepting paid applications

image Eric Chu of Google has announced what we already knew, “ I’m pleased to announce that Android Market is now accepting priced applications from US and UK developers. Developers from these countries can go to the publisher website at http://market.android.com/publish to upload their application(s) along with end user pricing for the apps. Initially, priced applications will be available to end users in the US starting mid next week. We will add end user support for additional countries in the coming months.

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HTC release Blackberry Connect for Windows Mobile

image HTC have released BlackBerry Connect Desktop Tool and Connect Client 4.0 for HTC TyTN II/ Touch Diamond/ Touch Pro/ Touch HD. So you can now access your BES server from your Windows Mobile device. Only available from the South East Asia site at the moment as far as we can tell.

Download BlackBerry Connect Desktop Tool to setup your email using BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). Next, download the latest BlackBerry Connect client to start using BlackBerry email services.
Installation Instructions:  More info and download details after the break.

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eXpansys Friday deals

Below are details of today’s special offers. These offers are only available through the links below active between 11am and 4pm UK time on Friday the 13th of February*. Normal pricing will resume at 4pm.

image BenQ E72 Smartphone
Price drop by £20 from £99.99 to £79.99 inc VAT
http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=173343&partner=tracyandmatt

 

 

 

image Toshiba G450 – USB 3G Modem, Phone and MP3 player
Price drop by £30 from £99.99 to £69.99 inc VAT
http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=175543&partner=tracyandmatt

 

 

 

image SiPix A6 Pocket Printer
Price drop by £10 from £29.99 to £19.99 inc VAT
http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=178880&partner=tracyandmatt

 

 

 

image Siraya Bluetooth GPS Receiver & 2-Port Car Charger
Price drop by £12 from £29.99 to £17.99 inc VAT
http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=178881&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

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