Archive for May, 2009

By May 27, 2009 Read More →

HTC Touch Pro2 in stock

Great news for those of you waiting for the HTC Touch Pro2, Clove Technology and dropped me a line late last night to let me know that they have physical stock of this eagerly anticipated handset. It’s actually arrived for sale several weeks earlier than originally expected!


So if you want to be one of the first to get your hands on what promises to be a fantastic device then head over to Clove Technology or to where you can order one today!

We should be getting our review model within the next few days so watch this space for more!


Posted by: Matt

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By May 27, 2009 Read More →

Microsoft confirms new Zune HD portable media player

PLATINUM_1_6 Microsoft Corp. today announced the evolution of Zune, the company’s end-to-end music and entertainment service, to a new platform and new markets. Zune will extend its video service to Xbox LIVE internationally this fall. This marks an important development in the Zune strategy and brings the Zune brand to more than 17 million international Xbox LIVE subscribers. In addition, Microsoft confirmed the next generation of the Zune portable media player, Zune HD. Available in the U.S. this fall, Zune HD is the first portable media player that combines a built-in HD Radio receiver, high-definition (HD) video output capabilities, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touch screen, Wi-Fi and an Internet browser.  Full details after the break.

By May 27, 2009 Read More →

Live Writer Beta for Windows Mobile

Screen03As most  bloggers know, Windows Live Writer is an excellent desktop application that lets bloggers, compose posts without having to deal with clunky web-based blog post editors. Windows Live Writer supports a variety of blogging platforms and all-around offers a much easier interface for your blog.
Now, there is a Windows Live Writer for Windows Mobile in development that aims to do the same thing. While Live Writer for Mobile is not actually being developed by Microsoft, it looks like its goal is to bring that blogging usability to the mobile devices.
More information on Windows Live Writer Beta for Windows Mobile as can be found here and you can download it here.
(via: Pocketnow)

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By May 26, 2009 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast No 37

image Our latest podcast is now available to download, in episode 37 we discuss the Palm Pre coming to O2 in the UK, Windows Mobile 7 Zune Services, Touch Pro2 now available, latest iPhone rumours and applications plus much more. You can subscribe via iTunes, RSS or download the mp3 file here. Full show notes after the break.

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By May 26, 2009 Read More →

Toshiba TG01 Kinoma Play walkthough

image We are big fans of Kinoma Play software for Windows Mobile, it is such an improvement over the stock media player with loads of added features.

We have just received news of a demo video showing a new updated version running on the DoCoMo version of the Toshiba TG01, the world’s first 1 GHz phone, and the world’s first phone based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform.
The walkthrough is for the docomo PRO series T-01A version of the phone. It’s focused on the flagship media player embedded into the phone, Kinoma Play. Video is after the break.

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By May 26, 2009 Read More →

Sea Battle Classic for iPhone released

image We are monitoring new iPhone apps every day and recently plenty of apps with s*xy ladies (literally! "s*xy ladies" even is in the title of several apps!) appear – probably a sign that parental controls are coming next month together with iPhone OS 3.0 upgrade, but apart from that we have noticed this little game, that is free and stands out because it looks like you would do it on paper – very naturalistic and nice.

Here is how this app looks like:

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By May 26, 2009 Read More →

HTC Touch Pro2 now in stock and shipping

HTC_Touch_Pro2 Just received an email from Clove and they tell us that the HTC Touch Pro2 is now in stock and available to order for next day delivery.

Available today, the Pro2 is a great upgrade if you are using any of the predecessor devices or you have been waiting for something that offers a quality and robust communication solution for anything from emails to web browsing.

You can order it now from Clove priced at £504.85 plus delivery.

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By May 26, 2009 Read More →

Sanyo Xacti WH1 unboxing video

If you are a regular reader you’ll know that I’ve reviewed several Sanyo Xacti camcorder models in the past, from the more entry-level HD700 to the most recent of the HD models, the HD2000.  Overall, I think that the Xacti range is really good and I remain impressed with my HD1000 and that is the camera that I use to shoot the majority of my unboxing videos.

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1

The Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1


Sanyo recently started to expand the Xacti range with some non-pistol grip models as well as adding a number of waterproof models to the range. So this week we are looking at the Xacti VPC-WH1 described as a ‘Waterproof Dual Camera’ and it’s rated to a depth of 3 metres so it’ll be ok for snorkelling or using at the pool on holiday. Even if you don’t plan on using it in the water it’s a great idea to know that you wont ruin your camcorder if you are caught in a sudden down-pour.

You may think that being waterproof you may trade-off quality and features but the WH1 is still quite well spec’ed offering 720p HD recording and still shooting modes. As for the quality of recording, well you’ll have to see what our verdict is when we publish the full review in a week or so! For now, have a look at the unboxing video below to see the WH1 in a little more detail. Oh and if the yellow colour isn’t to your taste, don’t worry it’s also available in silver!


Sanyo Xacti WH1 unboxing video


With SANYO’s advanced waterproofing technology, the SANYO Xacti WH1 can be used without thinking twice in the rain; for water sports such as surfing or snorkeling, or for winter sports such as skiing or snowboarding. This Xacti camera keeps up with active lifestyles.
The SANYO Xacti VPC-WH1 has earned the highest possible IEC 60529 waterproof rating – IPX8 – allowing high definition 1280 x 720, 30 fps footage to be captured without worrying about the effects of water or snow.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-WH1 specification:

  • Effective Pixel Count
    Photo : Approx. 1.10 megapixels // Video :Approx. 0.97 megapixels (in HD), Approx. 1.10 megapixels (in SD)
  • Sensor
    C-MOS sensor, 1/6 inch, approx. 1.10 megapixels
  • Recording media
    SD Memory Card?Up to 32GB SDHC Memory Card?Internal memory approx. 43MB
  • Recording file formats
    JPEG (DCF 1, DPOF?, Exif Ver2.2 ?standard)
  • Resolution (Pixels) – Still
    2M: 1600 × 1200 (Pictrise) 1.1M: 1184× 888 0.9M (16:9): 1280 × 720 ?16:9) 0.3M: 640 × 480
  • Resolution – Continuous Shots
    2M: 1600 × 1200 1.1M: 1184 × 888
  • Resolution – Movie Clips
    HD-SHQ: 1280 × 720 (30fps 9Mbps) TV-HR: 640 × 480 (60fps 6Mbps) TV-SHQ: 640 × 480 (30fps 3Mbps)
  • Lens
    Focus distance?f=2.5 – 75.0 mm F=1.8(W) – 4.3(T) Auto Focus 7 groups, 10 elements?2 aspheric elements, 3 aspheric surfaces)
  • Photo range
    Standard? 50cm – ∞?wide), 1.0m – ∞?tele?Super macro? 1cm – 100cm (wide)
  • Shutter speed
    Photo?f=43 – 1290mm x30 Video? f=43 – 1290mm x301/2 – 1/1000 sec.?Flash: 1/30 – 1/1500 sec., Lamp mode : Max. 2 sec.)
  • Digital zoom
    1/30 – 1/10000 sec. (High-sensitivity mode and Lamp mode: Max.1/15sec.)
  • Focus
    Auto (Photo?9-point AF?Spot AF, Video?Continuous area AF) Manual 22 step
  • Sensitivity
    Auto?ISO 50?200?Manual ISO 50/100/200/400/800/1600/3200, Switching System?
  • Exposure correction
    ±1.8EV (in 0.3EV steps)
  • Digital Image Stabilizer
    Multi-calculation electric image stabilizer
  • Other functions
    Red-eye correction in Photos/Contrast correction in photos/Wind noise reduction
  • Self timer
    2 sec./10 sec.
  • White balance
    Auto : Full auto TTL / Manual : Sunny, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, One-push
  • LCD monitor
    2.5 inch Low-temperature polysilicon TFT colour wide screen LCD Approx. 150,000 pixels?7-level brightness, 285-degree rotation?
  • Interface
    AV output (Video?HDMI/Composite Video, NTSC/PAL; Audio?Stereo) USB2.0 (high-speed mode)
  • Dimensions/Volume
    58.7(W)×62.8(H)×112.4(D)mm (maximum dimensions, excluding protruding parts), Approx. 327cc


Posted by: Matt

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By May 26, 2009 Read More →

Nokia Ovi Store now open

image Today, Ovi Store by Nokia is available globally to an estimated 50 million Nokia device owners across more than 50 Nokia devices including the forthcoming flagship device, the Nokia N97. Customers can visit through their Nokia device browser to immediately begin downloading, personalizing and making their devices smarter and more fun with applications, games, videos, podcasts, productivity tools, web and location-based services and much more.

"Ovi Store is open for business and we’ve stocked the shelves with both local and global content for a broad range of Nokia devices," said Tero Ojanperä, Executive Vice President, Nokia Services. "Ovi Store makes shopping for content and applications easy and fun for feature phone and smartphone owners alike."

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By May 25, 2009 Read More →

Palm Pre webOS videos, every angle covered

image After yesterdays news that O2 are getting the Palm Pre in the UK, it has all started to become a little more interesting over this side of the pond. Anyway looking around for a bit more information on the Pre we stumbled upon PalmPreForumDotOrg  who have produced quite a few videos demonstrating the various parts of the operating system so we decided to share a few of them with you. The videos are all done using an emulator and not on the actual device but they definitely give a great and detailed look at what we can expect from this device when it is released on June 6th in the US and later in the year in the UK. Take a look at the videos after the break.

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