Archive for May 2nd, 2009

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Terminator Salvation coming to the iPhone and iPod Touch

image There seems to have been a little jump in the quality of games now being released for the iPhone and iPod Touch, we have just seen the release of an excellent port of Tiger Woods PGA Tour and now we find out that Terminator Salvation is on it’s way too. Gameloft have released a trailer and the graphics and game play look stunning. Taking into account the Apple advertising campaigns recently especially for the iPod Touch gaming is now very much a serious option on the platform. Take a look at the trailer after the break.

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Windows Marketplace for mobile submission requirements revealed

image Microsoft have released a pdf document giving developers a lot of guidelines to enable them to get their application in the forthcoming Marketplace application store. It is a positive measure as at least they will avoid the hit and hope method that iPhone developers have to go through each time they submit an application.

The Windows Marketplace for Mobile presents a very compelling opportunity for developers to monetize applications. The Marketplace delivers an end-to-end solution for end-users to discover, purchase, and download Windows Mobile 6.5 applications. This includes an end-user experience on the device, a PC website, as well as a self-service portal for developers to submit their applications for listing in the Marketplace. Once applications pass the core test criteria, sections 1 through 13, they are designed Compatible with Windows Phones applications. The test criteria also form the basis for application testing standards that applications need to pass in order to be considered for the Marketplace. All Marketplace applications, with the exception of Widgets, that pass the submission process also earn the Compatible with Windows Phone designation. The Marketplace has several additional requirements that applications need to meet.

You can download the document directly from Microsoft here.

via Alli Flowers

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Toshiba TG01 video review

image The guys over at have grabbed a Toshiba TG01 and put together a video review of the device. Now in case you don’t remember this phone is a bit of a powerhouse. The Toshiba TG01 is a skinny 9.9mm running Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional with a 4.1-inch WVGA 800 x 480 384k pixel resistive touchscreen, 3G HSPA, WiFi, GPS and A-GPS.  It also features Toshiba’s own 3D user interface, and is the first device to use Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon QSD2850 chipset. Take a look at the video after the break.

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5GB Broadband with 3 Months Free


For those of you that use Mobile Broadband then here is a nice offer. Mybroadbandshop partners up with 3 for £15 per month broadband promotional package. The offer also Includes FREE Huawei Broadband Dongle.

BASINGSTOKE 29th April 2009 – <>  today announce a broadband, credit crunch promotion with leading network provider 3.  The broadband promotion package gives consumers and businesses a financial boost, by offering 3 FREE months of broadband access, a FREE Huawei E156 USB broadband dongle and up to 5GB of data per month, equating to a total saving of £45.00. <>

For only £15 per month users can:

  • Send 5000 Outlook/HTML Emails
  • Surf the web for 50 hours
  • Download 25 four minute videos
  • Download 160 four minute music tracks

“When it comes to driving down costs in the extremely tough economic climate, everybody can now enjoy some truly magnificent savings when it comes to mobile broadband”, commented Raj Tanna of mybroadbandshop.  “Our ongoing relationship with 3 enables us to pass on some truly great savings, thereby giving a financial boost to cash strapped consumers and businesses.”

For further information on the broadband offer please head to <>

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N97 to be slower than you’d expect


Oh boy. In the past there has been a lot of talk about Nokia’s upcoming flagship N97 and why it has some difficulties keeping its apps up and running, and now we have official word as to the likely reason — it’s powered by an ARM 11 processor that clocks in at a limp 434MHz. Seriously.

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Press Release – New Samsung SMX-C10

The Samsung SMX-C10 is Samsungs latest digital camcorder. We will try to get our hands on one of these for review but until then here is the press release.

Samsung SMC-C10


New Samsung SMX-C10 Offers Industry-Leading Style, Design and Ease-of-Use

30th April 2009 – Samsung, leaders in innovation and digital imaging, today extended its family of digital camcorders announcing the launch of the SMX-C10, the new ergonomically designed, compact digital camcorder offering industry leading style and design.

The new SMX-C10 features Samsung’s stylish design with a touch of colour that was first introduced in the company’s flat panel HDTVs. With a touch of colour design, a hint of colour is naturally blended into a deep black body for an attractive appearance.

The SMX-C10 is ideal for the on-the-go consumer and offers an impressive 10x optical zoom paired with Hyper Image Stabilization, a feature which helps reduce blurry footage. The SMX-C10 also uses a 230,000-dot, swivelling 2.7-inch wide LCD screen, allowing you to effortlessly frame your subjects and review your footage.

Similar to the full-HD HMX-R10, the new SMX-C10 boasts Samsung’s Active Angle Lens. This unique design helps reduce fatigue by allowing consumers to grip the camcorder in a more relaxed manner, easing the overall stress on your wrist and elbow. Unlike traditional camcorders, the relaxed grip also removes the LCD screen from your line of sight, enabling you to always keep an eye on your subject while recording.

The SMX-C10 also incorporates Samsung’s play-edit-sharing program called intelli studio. The built-in intelli-studio program allows consumers to connect the camcorder to any computer via USB and edit and play your video without having to install supporting software. Intelli-studio also facilitates the process of uploading your content to popular video sharing Web sites and for convenience, a one-touch “upload” button provides a direct connection to YouTubeT, further reducing the number of steps needed to upload footage. In addition, the camcorder also allows basic on-camera editing, including the ability to merge and split video files.

"The SMX-C10 is a truly unique camcorder, starting with its eye-catching design,” said Paul Scott, Camcorder Product Manager at Samsung Electronics.

“With its ultra-compact, ergonomic and stylish design, the camcorder offers a host of advanced, yet easy-to-use capabilities that encourage you to integrate video recording into your everyday digital lifestyles.”

Thanks to H.264 compression, which drastically enhances recording times when used with standard definition video, you can record over three hours of high quality video footage on the 8GB card. In addition, the SMX-C10 also offers substantial battery life providing more than two hours and 40 minutes of record time on a single charge.

Samsung also enhances the video recording experience for end-users thanks to several unique features, including time-lapse recording, animated thumbnails and a versatile charging system. Time-lapse recording allows you to program the camcorder to record at a pre-set interval of one image every one, three, five, 10, 15 or 30 seconds. Time-lapse recording is especially useful for condensing extremely long events, such as rolling clouds on a sunny day, into a short, easy to-view video.

Samsung’s animated thumbnail feature simplifies the way you search for video clips. Each video clip saved on the camcorder is represented by a small thumbnail on the LCD screen. When scrolling through one’s videos, each thumbnail will provide a short playback of the video file when highlighted. The SMX-C10 also features a versatile charging system; you can either recharge the battery by connecting the camcorder to the supplied AC adapter or via USB while the camcorder is connected to a computer.

The SMX-C10 will be available from leading high street and online retailers from May 2009. Customers requiring further information should call 0845 726 7864 or visit

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour video review

IMG_0085 I have been playing with Tiger Woods PGA Tour for the iPhone for a few days now and have put together a video showing how the application looks, what content it has and a look at the game play and control systems which are very important on golf games. Overall impression of the game is excellent, the graphics are superb and smooth. Game play is very intuitive and the swing mechanism is easy to learn but not to master so the game has plenty of longevity. I have experienced a couple of freezes and crashes back to the home screen of the iPhone but the good thing is if it does do that ,when you reload the game it starts where it left off so don’t worry if your a stroke ahead of Tiger with two holes left and it crashes.

Take a look at the video after the break:-

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