Archive for July, 2009

By July 27, 2009 Read More →

T-Mobile G2 Touch available to buy online from tomorrow and in stores over the next few days

image That’s the latest news from T-Mobile UK’s twitter account. Just in case you don’t know, the G2 Touch is the T-Mobile version of the HTC Hero which is already available on Orange and Sim Free from next week.

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By July 26, 2009 Read More →

Android Donut released to developers

image Google have released elements of Android OS 2.0 Donut to the developer community, and the change list is already prompting excitement.  Among the differences already noted are multitouch and gesture support, together with CDMA compatibility opening up the possibility of Android devices on US networks like Verizon and Sprint.

There’s also improved universal search, automated backups and what developers are already calling a huge amount of performance tweaking that should hopefully see the platform running more smoothly even on existing hardware.  More technical issues have been tweaked, too, with WPA Enterprise encryption support together with VPN functionality.

All the details can be found over at Android Community

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By July 26, 2009 Read More →

HTC Hero unboxing video

It was barely a month ago that we were at the HTC Hero launch event and in a very short space of time the HTC Hero has become an extremely hot topic. Yesterday I managed to get my hands on the HTC Hero final hardware and software build so thought I’d run through a quick unboxing video to give you some idea what the retail package will have to offer.


HTC originally announced that the Hero would be available by the end of July and we’ve already seen most of the UK retailers offering it on pre-order and it’s also appearing on the Orange UK website. However, we understand that there is a bit of delay in getting stock so it’s likely to be the middle of August before we start to see the Hero shipping to customers and perhaps some time later before we see them in any meaningful numbers.

So have a quick look at the short video below which, although not final packaging, we believe that it’s pretty close to. If you want to have a look at a more detailed video of the HTC Hero OS and the Sense UI take a look at our earlier video recorded at the launch event.


HTC Hero unboxing video


HTC Hero Specification:

  • Processor: Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz
  • Operating System: Android™
  • Memory:  ROM: 512 MB / RAM: 288 MB
  • Display: 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320×480 HVGA resolution
  • Network:  HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz – Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
    – Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Device Control: Trackball with Enter button
  • GPS: Internal GPS antenna
  • Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Camera: 5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery Capacity: 1350 mAh
  • Talk time: Up to 470 minutes for GSM
  • Standby time: Up to 440 hours for GSM
  • Expansion Slot: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • G-sensor
  • Digital Compass
  • Dimensions (LxWxT): 112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm (4.41 x 2.21 x 0.57 inches)
  • Weight: 135 grams ( 4.76 ounces) with battery



Posted by: Matt

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By July 25, 2009 Read More →

Review Qstik EVOQ Bluetooth DSP Headset

image We don’t review many accessories at Mobile Tech Addicts so when Mobile Fun got in touch with us to ask if we wanted to take a look at a Bluetooth headset we jumped at the chance.

They sent us a rather interesting headset, the Qstik EVOQ which is quite large by today’s standards but there are reasons for this, read on for the full review.

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By July 25, 2009 Read More →

HTC Touch Diamond2 extended battery

I suppose the title of the post says it all really but as many of you may know I really like my HTC Touch Diamond2, I’ve been using ever since I replaced my original Diamond several months ago.

So here’s an item to place on your essentials list, an extended battery for Diamond2. Now, granted, the battery life of the D2 is definitely better than the original Diamond but there’s always room for improvement and at 2200mAh this extended battery is twice the capacity of the OEM battery.



The extended battery is a little larger than the original so in the pack you’ll get a replacement back cover for the device to accommodate the thicker battery. It’s also a bargain for under £10 including VAT!

Oh and you may recall the problems with extended batteries in the original Diamond where they actually rendered the GPS useless, well the Diamond2 doesn’t suffer the same fate!

So if you want to extend the run time of your HTC Touch Diamond2 then head over to superEtrader and grab one today!



Posted by: Matt

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By July 24, 2009 Read More →

Window Mobile losing ground to Android

admobjune AdMob released their mobile metrics report for June and Android usage continues to grow.  Request from the Android operating system grew 25% month over month.  This now gives Android a 5%  worldwide OS share and marks the first time they have pulled ahead of Windows Mobile.

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By July 24, 2009 Read More →

eXpansys Friday deals 24th July



eXpansys Friday Deals: Selected deals between 11am and 4pm, 24th July 2009

Touch Pro2

HTC Touch Pro2
Windows Mobile 6.1 Smartphone

Normally £469.99
Now £439.99
Save £30

HTC Magic

HTC Magic
Android Smartphone

Normally £449.99
Now £399.99
Save £50

Glofiish M810

Glofiish M810
Windows Mobile 6 Smartphone

Normally £199.99
Now £169.99
Save £30

Novatel Wireless U530

Novatel Wireless U530 3G
Wireless PC Card

Normally £9.99
Now £4.99
Save £5

Premier Systems Breathalyser

Premier Systems Breathalyser
Stay Safe!

Normally £9.49
Now £4.49
Save £5


iGo CoolStand for Laptops
Increases airflow

Normally £4.99
Now £2.49
Save £5

These deals are available on Friday the 24th of July 2009 between 11am and 4pm by following the links above only. Normal pricing will apply outside of these hours*.

*Voucher codes do not apply with these deals. Limited to 2 units per customer, available while stocks last.



Posted by: Matt

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By July 24, 2009 Read More →

iFrenchKiss for iPhone released – real kissing test

We know that iPhone owners do love their devices and with this app they will even have an excuse to kiss it!

Software vendor even claims that this app features kissing analysis engine:

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By July 23, 2009 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast No 40

image Our latest podcast Episode 40 is now available for download, this week we have a special show with The Digital Lifestyle. This show is a round table discussion where we chat about the various mobile platforms including Windows Mobile, iPhone, Palm and Android. Gareth and Chris are joined with Ian Dixon and Bjorn for a great show about mobiles and media. Thanks to Ian for the invite to join the podcast.

You can subscribe via iTunes, RSS or download the mp3 file here.

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By July 23, 2009 Read More →

Early BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 video


We’ve already seen what the new BlackBerry 9550 Storm 2 looks like, and the next best thing aside from its official debut is a hands-on video of it. That’s exactly what we have for you folks right now, and from the looks of it, the BlackBerry 9550 Storm 2 is certainly more of a beauty to behold than the1G Storm. It looks sleeker, and apparently, also provides a better feel as well.

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