Archive for March 24th, 2009

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T-Mobile trialling Bluetooth technology advertising

image T-Mobile today announces that it is trialling Bluetooth as part of a campaign to encourage more people into its stores. Piloting the scheme at six stores across the country, passers by will be prompted to enable Bluetooth on their mobile phones to receive T-Mobile offers and deals.

The activity, known as ˜Proximity Marketing’, will be run in conjunction with Hypertag, a provider of proximity solutions. Hypertag has installed Bluetooth tags in the six T-Mobile stores, which send out invites to pick up a free gift and promotional offers to customers’ Bluetooth-enabled phones as they pass the store. Graphics in the shop windows also prompt customers to turn on their Bluetooth to receive the offers, which cost nothing to receive.

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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast, week off

image No podcast this week, we are taking a week off to recharge our batteries and catch up on all the other things we should have been doing. We will be back next week with plenty to talk about. In the mean time don’t forget you can follow the news on twitter @mtaddicts and if you have any questions or comments you can contact us by email [email protected] or leave a message on our skype line which is mtaddicts.

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Skype 3.0 Beta for Windows Phones

image Skype have just released a 3.0 beta version for Windows Mobile Phones. New in this release is the ability to send spreadsheets, photos, music and other files Skype-to-Skype for free as well as great value texts to mobiles abroad, and a great way to avoid roaming charges abroad if you text on Skype from a WiFi zone. You can download it directly on to your phone and install it straight away, or you can save it to your PC and transfer it on to your Windows® Phone device. See the easy downloading guide for step-by-step help.

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AT&T Breaks the E71x, then delays it.

Over the weekend there was a lot of excitement over the fact that this was going to be the week that AT&T would finally start selling Nokia’s masterpiece, the E71x, but alas the news was too good to be true. With today being the scheduled release date, and no E71x in sight qwerty loving S60 fans across the country had their dreams smashed. According to BGR the trouble comes from a bug in the email or exchange synching software. I find this pretty hard to believe, I have been using an unlocked E71 with exchange since Thanksgiving (late November for those of you outside the U.S.) and have never had a problem with synching at all, and on top of that Nokia has sold millions of these phones around the world for nearly a year. If there was a problem with something as vital as email synch, I’m sure someone besides the guys at AT&T would have spotted it by now. While I am disappointed that my fellow countrymen will be denied such a great phone for an extra few weeks, this really questions what AT&T did to this great phone that would break it.

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Nokia 5310 XpressMusic unboxing

Last month Nick reviewed the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic for us and was quite impressed with it. A few days later I got an email from Nick saying "I’d really like to have a look at the more basic Nokia 5310 XpressMusic to see what that has to offer". So that’s exactly what we’re going to do!


The Nokia 5310 XpressMusic


The Nokia 5310 has been around for a while and is Nokia’s entry level music handset. You can now pick the 5310 up for under £150 which sounds like a bargain.

So over the next couple of weeks Nick will put the 5310 to the test and we’ll find out if this older entry level handset has still got what it takes today.

If you want to see the Nokia 5310 in a little more detail have a look at out unboxing video below.


Nokia 5310 XpressMusic unboxing video


Nokia 5310 XpressMusic specification:

  • Dimensions: – 103.8 x 44.7 x 9.9 mm:
  • Weight: – 71g
  • Display: 240 x 320 pixels (2 inch)
  • Camera: – 2 mega-pixels
  • Music: – Supported formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC+, WMA
  • Network: – GSM: 900, 1800, 1900
  • Memory: – 30MB internal
  • FM Radio
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • MicroSDHC memory card slot
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Standard battery, Li-Ion 860 mAh


Posted by: Matt

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Acer A1 coming September


You gotta love rumors that come across like “This comes from a guy, who knows a guy…“  Such is the case with the Acer Android-based handset rumor.

This one comes via TalkAndroid who found it in The Philippine Business Mirror. An unknown source within Taiwan-based Acer claims that their first Android handset will be known as the A1 and will feature  a full touch screen.  This handset is rumored to be launching in September alongside 3 other phones.

[Via Androidguys]

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Have questions about Windows Mobile?

image Aaron Woodman, Director for Consumer Experiences for Windows Mobile, will be available the week of March 23rd to take questions on anything related to your consumer experiences with Windows phones. Post your questions over at the Facebook discussion board here.
Aaron may not be able to answer every question—and he won’t be giving away any deep trade secrets—but he has a wealth of fascinating knowledge to share so get your question posted there now.

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