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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast No 38

image We are back after a few weeks off with Episode 38, this week we discuss the Palm Pre coming to O2 in the UK, Touch Pro2 final thoughts, a slew of Android devices and some random thoughts on the iPhone 3GS and O2 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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Sony Ericsson Rachael UI looks great

image We mentioned the Sony Ericsson Xperia Android device a few days back, well The Boy Genius has unearthed some more pictures and a video of the UI that will be part of the device when it launches. This is another great looking customisation of the Android OS and all of a sudden Android is beginning to explode, we are excited.

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Swiss rail offers buying tickets through iPhone app

While in several other countries iPhone apps for railway usually are made by third party developers and just allow for time schedule checking, not so in Switzerland: the app is official and published by Swish rail (SBB, train of SBB pictured above!) itself and it offers something great: you can buy rail tickets directly from the app, for example seconds before you enter the train! Here is how it looks like:

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Viliv S5 Premium 3G unboxing video

Regular visitors will know that we’ve looked at a number of Netbook or UMPC’s in the past and also a few MID’s our current favourite probably being the Dell Mini9 that we reviewed a few months ago.

A couple of weeks ago a company called Dynamism sent me an email asking if I would like to review one of their newer products, the Viliv S5 Premium. To be honest I’d never heard of Viliv before but when the offered to send me their latest S5 with a built in 3G SIM-card I certainly wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity.


The Viliv S5 premium 3G


So having done a little bit of homework I discovered that the Viliv S5 is a pretty well spec’d MID/UMPC that looks a little bit like a smaller version of the Samsung Q1 (a little). There’s a 4.8" WXGA touch screen (1024×600), 32GB solid state drive (128GB SSD coming soon), 1GB Ram, Windows XP, Bluetooth, WiFi and perhaps most notably, build in SiRF Star III GPS chipset. In fact the S5 premium comes with a neat car mounting kit so that you can use it as an in-car SatNav device.

This all comes in a package weighing just over 400 grams! In fact Viliv use the line ‘A True Pocket PC’ and it seems to be true. Well, as long as you have fairly large pockets!

I’m going to be using the Viliv S5 over the next few weeks, hoping to try it out as an in-car SatNav as well as seeing how it performs as an every day portable PC. I’ll eave you for now with the unboxing video which I hope will give you some idea of the size of this thing as well as showing you what a great selection of accessories you get with it!


Viliv S5 Premium 3G unboxing video


Viliv S5 premium 3G specification:

  • Processor: Intel Atom 1.33GHz (Z520)
  • Storage: 60GB HDD 1.8″ / 32GB Solid State HD / 128GB Solid State HD
  • Built in HSPA modem (optional)
    WLAN 802.11b/g
    Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
    GPS Sirf Star3
  • Battery: 22.9Wh  (6hours movie play back)
  • Operating System: Windows XP Home
  • Memory: DDR2 1.0GB
  • Display (Internal): 4.8″ WSVGA (1024 x 600) with Touch Screen
  • Smart viliv virtual HAPTIC keyboard
  • Audio, USB, USB (link), Multi I/O for Video Out (optional cable required) and Component I/O Cable TV Out (optional cable required)
  • Physical Features:
    Premium-H: 436g with battery / 0.96 lbs
    Premium-S: 402g with battery / 0.88 lbs
    Premium 3G: 410g with battery / 0.90 lbs
    Premium 3G (128gb): 422g with battery / 0.93 lbs
  • 154(W) x 84(H) x 24.4(T) mm


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Palm Pre exclusive deal with O2

It appeared in the news today that the mobile operator O2 have just signed an exclusive deal to sell the Palm Pre here in the UK, Ireland and also Germany.



“O2 said the phone would be available in the UK in time for the winter holidays. No details have been given of how much it will cost when it goes on sale.

The Palm Pre smartphone is seen as a rival to Apple’s iPhone because of its web-centred operating system and innovative interface.”


At the launch of the Palm Pre in the US the cost of the phone was approx £129 (this was after a rebate and being tied into a two year contract). Rumour has it that it’s going to be be more expensive over here.

The release date is still to be confirmed


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