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PockeTwit Tips from Physboy

image One of our readers Physboy, has put together a great list of tips to get the most out of the latest Beta of Pocketwit for Windows Mobile, for those of you who are new to PockeTwit, you may find that in its current beta state it’s not the most intuitive finger friendly experience. Read on so that you can get past that issue and see the real power behind the application.

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Samsung I7500 Android phone heading to the UK in Q3

image Samsung have announced their first Android phone, set to debut in the UK in Q3. The I7500 will have a 3.2-inch capacitive OLED touchscreen as seen in the the recent Tocco Ultra Edition.

The Android handset will have the latest Cupcake update, 5MP camera with flash, 3.5mm headset jack and 8GB of internal memory which should be plenty for all the new Android applications that are starting to come through.

O2 has apparently picked up this handset in Germany, so we assume it will follow onto the UK soon after. That will mean an Android handset on all the major UK networks except Orange and Three.

Via Techradar

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T-Mobile UK G1 Cupcake update coming in May

image T-Mobile today announced that UK sales of the T-Mobile G1 with Google, the first phone to run on the Android mobile software platform, are set to reach 100,000 in just six months since launch. The mobile operator also confirmed that it will launch its second Android-based device later this year.

The news comes as the groundbreaking phone is about to receive a raft of brand new features, including a touch-screen keyboard and video record and playback, which will be available in May thanks to the comprehensive Android 1.5 update.

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A look at the Pandora


Here is a device that might just get a few folks talking. This is the Pandora, roughly the same size as the Nintendo DS and, as you can see, looks like the Nintendo DS lite. Pandora is an open end platform that will specialise in homebrew applications and games, similar to the GP2X. The Pandora developers have already shown working emulators for PlayStation, Amiga, Super NES, Atari Jaguar and Sega Mega Drive software.

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Samsung Omnia Pro


This one lies deep in the bowels of Rumorsville for the time being but we can’t say we’d hate for it to become a reality. According to Samsung – HD blog, Sammy will have a new addition to its Omnia lineup come July. Billed as the Omnia Pro — which, by the way, definitely detracts from the believability-factor of this rumor — the new handset will feature a full touchscreen sitting atop a QWERTY slider a la HTC’s Touch Pro and Pro2. Perhaps Sammy figured if it was going to bite the form factor it might as well bite the name, too? Reported specs for the Omnia Pro include a 3.5-inch 800 x 480 AMOLED touchscreen display, Windows Mobile 6.1 (which will be upgradable to 6.5 upon release) and a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, a flash and video recording capabilities. So if you’ve been eying the OmniaHD but aren’t a fan of S60 5h Edition or touchscreen-only handsets, keep your fingers crossed that this rumor ends up panning out. The image above, by the way, is a mock up created by the source.

[BGR Via Unwired View]

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Android HTC Magic in Spain


Eight days ahead of its expected launch in the UK, Vodafone’s HTC Magic page has suddenly gone live in Spain and ordering of the latest android handset has commenced. The Spanish Magic will come with a slightly higher price tag than its UK counterpart, ranging from 199€ ($261USD) with a 21€ ($28USD) monthly plan down to 19€ ($25) with a 62€ ($81) monthly plan. Being able to flaunt the latest and greatest Android handset earlier than anyone else comes with a cost, no?

[Via BGR Phandroid]

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Samsung GT-i7500 Newest Device on Android

Now what do we have here then? It looks to me like Samsung are planning to launch their very own Android handset sitting snugly on the Android 1.5 Cupcake OS which is the same given to us on the new HTC Magic handset being launched by Vodafone.

Samsung GT-i7500

So what do I know that I can share with you?

Samsung GT-i7500 Specifications

  • Expected Release Date: June, 2009
  • Dimensions: 56 x 115 x 11.9 millimetres
  • 119 grams (battery included)
  • Operating System: Google Android 1.5 (Cupcake)
  • CPU: 32bit Qualcomm MSM7200A
  • CPU Clock: 528 MHz
  • ROM capacity: 7.5 GiB
  • RAM capacity: 128 MiB
  • Display_Type: color AM-OLED , 16777216 scales
  • Display Diagonal: 3.2 "
  • Display;Resolution: 320 x 480
  • Microphone(s): mono
  • Loudspeaker(s): stereo
  • Audio:Output: 3.5mm
  • Cellular Networks: GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS900, UMTS1700, UMTS2100
  • Call Alert: 40 chord melody
  • Vibrating Alert: Supported
  • Speakerphone: Supported
  • Positioning Device: Touchscreen
  • Directional Pad: 5 -way
  • Expansion Slots: microSD, microSDHC, TransFlash
  • USB 2.0 client, 480Mbit/s
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
  • Wireless LAN: 802.11b, 802.11g
  • Built-in GPS module
  • Assisted GPS, Geotagging
  • Main Camera: 4.9 MP
  • Autofocus (AF)
  • Optical:Zoom: 1 x
  • Macro Mode: Supported
  • Built-in Flash: mobile light (LED)
  • Secondary Camera: 0.3 MP
  • Built-in accelerometer
  • Battery:Capacity: 1500 mAh

Here is what we know about the OS the phone has:

  • Full Name: Google Android 1.5
  • Short Name: Android 1.5
  • Developer: Google
  • Codename: Cupcake
  • Release Date: June 01, 2009
  • Predecessor: Google Android 1.0
  • Operating System Family: Linux operating systems
  • Operating System Kernel: Linux 2.6.27
  • Supported CPU: Instruction_Set(s): x86, ARM

Can we assume then that this handset will go either directly to o2 or Orange based on the fact that the predecessors have went to the other 2 networks? The short answer to that is, who knows, only time will tell.

I have been in touch with Samsung already and asked for details more info. As and when we have them we will post them straight away.

Posted by: John

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FREE Wolfenstein Lite for iPhone released

The free “Lite” version has much fewer levels than full commercial version but still lets you get a feeling of a fun that you can have by playing this classic game.

Here is how it looks like:

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