Archive for April 29th, 2009

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Amazon buys Stanza

image Stanza is an eBook reader for iPhone (see also our review of Stanza for iPhone). Stanza is made by small company called "LexCycle", that has been just required by Amazon!

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Tellme coming to Windows Mobile 6.5

image For the past decade, Tellme has been pioneering voice services for businesses and consumers, answering billions of calls every year and helping millions of people get the information they need simply by speaking a request. Now the convenience of voice is coming to Windows phones, bringing people closer to the things they want by providing easier access to more of the phone’s functionality. With Tellme people using the latest Windows phones will be able to simply say what they want, such as ‘call mom’ or ‘text Jim’ or ‘pizza,’ and results display on the screen.

Tellme will be available for free on Windows Mobile 6.5 phones in the Fall 2009 when the phones hit store shelves. Initially available in the Windows Marketplace for Mobile store, Tellme will also make the service available for free to mobile operators and carriers to embed ‘on-device’ for a voice experience right out of the box.

Sounds like an interesting service, you can read the full press release here and after the break there is a demo video so you can see what it is all about.

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New WebOS Screenshots

image We haven’t covered the Palm Pre very much recently probably because we are losing interest very quickly. Not just because we don’t know a delivery date for the US version, hell, Palm haven’t even officially announced that it is even coming to Europe, what carrier it will be on or anything interesting for that matter. It now looks quite clear that we are going to have to wait quite some time for a GSM Palm Pre to appear in Europe and we will all just have to look over the pond at our US friends who will get to enjoy this great looking phone well before us. Ok thats the moaning out of the way, PreThinking have managed to get hold of some Palm Pre WebOS screenshots from the recently released SDK, take a look at them after the break.

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Nokia E63 Competition – Final Chance

You may remember that at the beginning of April we launched a competition to win a Nokia E63 courtesy of our good friends over at eXpansys, well the competition is coming to a close and we wanted to give you all a quick reminder.

It’s competition time again! This month we have teamed up with or friends over at eXpansys to bring you the chance to win a fantastic Nokia E63.

Win a Nokia E63

Nokia Nokia E63 (UK, Blue, QWERTY) | eXpansys Code: 176250

Win the Nokia E63 and you’ll be inspired by messaging. This multimedia computer helps you get things done when and where it matters most. You can stay connected and share your media more easily with a full keyboard and large landscape display.

All you have to do to have a chance of winning this great prize is answer one simple question. The closing date for entries is midnight on Thursday 30th April 2009.

Entry is very easy, just head over to the competition page on the eXpansys site, fill in your details and answer the competition question.

Good luck!

Get your entries in today to be in with a chance to win this amazing handset from Nokia courtesy of eXpansys

Posted by: John

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Sony Ericsson W715 unboxing video

We’re continuing to look at the Walkman and Cybershot phones that Sony Ericsson have to offer and this week we have the Sony Ericsson W715. As the name suggests this is one of Sony Ericsson’s more music-centric Walkman handsets.

Unlike other Sony Ericsson handsets we’ve reviewed lately, the W715 is exclusive to Vodafone.

The W715 is another exciting exclusive for Vodafone customers. The seamless integration with Vodafone’s Music services, such as single or full album download, provides for a great overall experience on our fast and reliable network. With fully integrated GPS and Vodafone Find&Go, this phone is offering a very attractive feature set in a combination we know customers are asking for more and more", said Patrick Chomet, Global Director of Terminals at Vodafone.

While we’re writing up our review we thought you might like to look at a brief unboxing video to see what the handset has to offer.


Sony Ericsson W715 unboxing video


Sony Ericsson W715 specification:

  • Size: 95 x 47.5 x 14.3mm
  • Weight: 98 grams
  • Colours: Garnet Black and Luxury Silver
  • Screen: 262,144 colour TFT
  • Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
  • Size: 2.4 inches
  • Phone memory: up to 120MB
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: up to 10 hrs
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: up to 400 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: up to 4 hours
  • Standby time UMTS: up to 350 hours
  • Video talk time: up to 3 hours
  • Music listening time: up to 20 hours
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS/HSPA 900/2100
  • 3.2 Megapixel camera
  • Up to 3.2x digital zoom



Posted by: Matt

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