Archive for February, 2009

By February 21, 2009 Read More →

XBOX 360 Competition Winner

Just over a month ago we started our ‘Win an XBOX 360’ competition. I have to say that the number of entries has been overwhelming, more than any other competition that we’ve ever had here in

Firstly I should apologise for not announcing the winner on time. It has been an exceptionally busy week with press releases coming out of MWC every 5 minutes!


However, down to business. I’m pleased to say that we have a winner of the XBOX 360 console provided by . The winner is Jake Simpson. Jake was picked at random from the list of people that correctly answered the question: "In terms of plastic products, what does SRBF stand for?"  and of course the answer you should have come up with from the clickonplastics webite is: "Synthetic Resin Bonded Fabric".

Congratulations to you then Jake, the 360 is on its way to you!

We’ll have another competition starting soon so be sure to come back and have a look!


Posted by: Matt

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By February 21, 2009 Read More →

Video Tour of SPB Mobile Shell

75b03df05797992d6d490f0b30144fe4One of the most popular and stable today screen replacements is SPB Mobile Shell. Here is a video tour of the upcoming 3.0 version of the software and it really seems to continue with the quality of the previous incarnations. Video after the break.

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By February 21, 2009 Read More →

Nokia N97 coming May 2009 – Going head to head with …Nokia N86


Nokia have announced the much anticipated N97 is to be released in May of 2009. They have also announced the 8mp camera behemoth that is the N86 to hit shops around the same time. A bit of an oddity from a marketing point of view. Read on for the blurb on both of these phones.

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By February 21, 2009 Read More →

Is a sync client a necessity for a good mobile music experience?

image I have been giving media a huge amount of thought over the past few months and why it is so successful on the iPhone, but such a bad experience on other devices. Ask most Windows Mobile users what they use to listen to media on their device and nearly always the answer is “I don’t use my device to listen to music.” Now why is that. Well I think I know the answer, quite simple there is no software that can provide a good experience with organising music, videos or podcasts quite like iTunes. Lots of people hate iTunes but for me it is an amazingly simple solution for organising your media.

By February 21, 2009 Read More →

Palm Pre product manager interview from MWC 09

image ZDNet managed to get an interview with Palm product line manager Rob Katcher about the Pre and webOS at Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona. In the video he talks about the Pre, development of applications and a few other interesting questions thrown at him. The Pre is looking like a great device however I am still concerned that we have not seen any information, or demonstrations of the media player yet. If you know different let me know. Video after the break.

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By February 20, 2009 Read More →

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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By February 20, 2009 Read More →

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.

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By February 20, 2009 Read More →

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.


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

If you buy and HTC Touch 3G from 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 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


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
By February 20, 2009 Read More →

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




image LG KU990 Viewty Friday Deal
Price drop by £25 from £214.99.99 to £189.99 inc VAT




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!


image LG KP500 Cookie
Price drop by £35 from £174.99.99 to £139.99 inc VAT


image Acer V193wab 19-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
Price drop by £20 from £99.99 to £79.99 inc VAT




image Novatel Wireless U530 3G Wireless PC Card
Price drop by £15 from £24.99 to £9.99 inc VAT





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


Posted by: Matt

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By February 19, 2009 Read More →

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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