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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast No 31

image Our latest podcast is now available to download, in episode 31 we discuss the Windows Mobile 6.5 designer wallpapers, HTC Snap details, new hidden features in iPhone 3.0 beta, Palm Pre Classic application, reader email plus loads more. You can subscribe via iTunes, RSS or download the mp3 file here. Full show notes after the break.

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Acer DX900 now in stock

The Acer DX900 is the world’s first Dual-SIM Smartphone to support both 3.5G (HSDPA) and 2.75G (EDGE) SIM cards allowing you to keep track of both personal and business communications.


The Acer DX900 was publicly unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, in February.  Clove Technology are pleased to announce that it is NOW IN STOCK.

The DX900 is a truly revolutionary device which offers a more efficient method for communication, for those who carry both a personal and business mobiles. Priced at just under £399 including VAT the DX900 is a steal and has much to offer in comparison to some competition.

A few of the DX900 features include:

  • Dual SIM Capability – One for work and one for personal
  • Windows Mobile 6.1
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi
  • MicroSD Slot
  • 2.8" VGA Display
  • 3.0 Megapixel Camera
  • Front facing VGA Camera
  • In Built GPS Receiver
  • TV Out Functionality

For more information and to place your order CLICK HERE


Posted by: Matt

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New features found in latest iPhone 3.0 Beta

image A new finding should put to rest any doubts about whether or not Apple is planning to include video recording in future iPhones. The screenshot above, which was discovered in the latest iPhone 3.0 beta by macrumors, shows the interface Apple will provide for video recording.

The interface shows the normal iPhone camera interface but with a switch on the bottom right which toggles between still camera photography and video recording. The video recording is not presently functional in iPhone 3.0 beta, and the interface is not accessible by default. Only when configuration files were modified telling the firmware that a Video Camera was present will this interface appear.
Other interesting capabilities found in the configuration files include "auto-focus camera", "magnetometer" (digital compass), and "Voice Control".

Now the big question is will all this be backward compatible with the current iPhone 3G and original iPhone or will these new features be for a new model. My guess is a new model as to be honest to take advantage of any decent video quality a new camera is a must but we shall see.

via iPhonedocked and macrumors

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iPhone gets Sky+ remote record application

photo iPhone users with a Sky+ box sitting at home need never miss a show now, thanks to the new Sky+ Remote Record app, which has just debuted at the Apple iTunes App Store. This smart piece of software lets you set recordings on your Sky+ box from anywhere in the world.

Once you’ve registered your details with, you can open up the Sky+ Remote Record app on your iPhone and can browse an entire 7-day electronic programme guide (EPG). Pick the shows and movies you want to record and the app remotely notifies your Sky+ or Sky+HD box – very handy if you’re on holiday or have just forgotten to set the recording before you step out of the door in the morning.

Available now from the App Store here

via Electric Pig

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Panasonic Lumix FX500 unboxing

We’ve looked at several Lumix models in the past and have always been pretty impressed with their performance and value for money.

This time we are looking at the FX500 which is a higher-end Lumix model than the ones we’ve looked at before.

Tha Panasonic Lumix FX500

The Panasonic Lumix FX500

The FX500 has some really cool features such as a huge 3" LCD screen to preview/review your images but it’s also a touchscreen that makes menu navigation really very simple. The FX500 also features a 10 megapixel sensor and a decent 25mm wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom while remaining in a fairly compact package.

You’ll also find face and smile detection settings and steady-shot to help improve your images. In fact the list of features goes on and on so we’ll cover more of them when it comes to the review.

For now have a look at the unboxing video to see a little more of the Panasonic Lumix FX500:


Panasonic Lumix FX500 unboxing video


Panasonic Lumix FX500 specification:

• 1/2.33" Type CCD
• 10.7 million pixels total
• 10.1 million effective pixels

Image sizes:
• 3648 x 2736
• 3648 x 3432
• 3648 x 2056
• 3072 x 2304
• 3072 x 2048
• 3072 x 1728
• 2560 x 1920
• 2560 x 1712
• 2560 x 1440
• 2048 x 1536
• 2048 x 1360
• 1920 x 1080
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480

Movie clips:
• 640 x 480 (30 fps/10 fps)
• 320 x 240 (30 fps/10 fps)
• 848 x 480 (30 fps/10 fps) 16:9
• 1280 x 720 (30 fps/15 fps) HD

File formats:
• JPEG (Exif 2.21)
• QuickTime (Motion JPEG)

• 4.4 – 22.0 mm
• 25 – 125 mm (35mm equivalent)

Image stabilization:
Yes, lens-shift

Digital zoom :
Yes, 4x (Up to 7.12x with ‘Extra Optical Zoom’ cropping)

TTL 9-point with Face detection

AF area modes :
• Face detection
• Touch AF
• 9-point
• 3-point high speed
• 1-point high speed
• 1-point
• Spot

Focus distance:
• Normal 50cm – ∞ (W), 100cm – ∞ (T)
• Macro 5cm – ∞ (W), 100cm – ∞ (T)

• Intelligent multiple
• Center-weighted
• Spot

ISO sensitivity:
• Auto
• High ISO Auto (1600 – 6400)
• 100
• 200
• 400
• 800
• 16005

Shutter speed:
• 60 – 1/2000 sec

• F2.8 – F5.9

Self timer:
2 sec, 10 sec

Continuous shooting:
• Full-res 2.5 fps for 3 images (fine), 5 images (standard)
• Approx. 2MP, 6 fps in High speed burst mode

• Auto / On / Off / Slow Sync / Red-eye reduction
• 60 cm – 6.0 m (W, Auto ISO)
• 1.0 m – 2.8 m (T, Auto ISO)

LCD monitor:
• 3.0 " PureColor LCD II
• 230,000 dots
• 100% coverage

• SD/SDHC/MMC card
• 50 MB internal

Weight (with battery)
175 g (6.2 oz)

94.9 x 57.1 x 22.9 mm (3.7 x 2.2 x 0.9 in)


Posted by: Matt

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T-Mobile Preparing HTC Touch Pro 2 and Snap for July Release?

One of the latest pieces of info to appear on these 2 handsets is that  they are both being lined up for a July release on T-Mobile.

Snap Front and Back
HTC Snap

From what we can gather it seems that the HTC Touch Pro 2 will be renamed Wing II and be released on July 22nd whilst the Snap will remain Snap and be released on July 1st.

Touch Pro 2 
HTC Touch Pro 2

Obviously this is all subject to change but we thought it was interesting enough to share with the masses.

Posted by: John

Posted in: Rumours