Archive for August 12th, 2009

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Microsoft, Nokia plan mobile Office deal


Microsoft is expected on Wednesday to announce a partnership with European mobile giant Nokia to help get its Office software onto that company’s mobile phones, CNET News has learned.

With the next version of Office, Microsoft is trying to expand its desktop hold on the productivity market into one that spans the PC, Web, and phone, and this deal is seen as a significant move in that last category.

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Samsung S5600 unboxing video

Samsung seem to be releasing a lot of handsets at the moment and the S5600 is just one of the new handsets to hit the market. Design-wise is bears a striking resemblance to the Samsung Jet but on the inside it’s a fairly different beast. The S5600 has a lower resolution display than the Jet, just QVGA and overall has a more limited spec. Don’t be fooled in to thinking that the S5600 is a basic handset, it has 3G and HSDPA support, Touch Wiz interface, capacitive touch screen and built in GPS.

The Samsung S5600

The Samsung S5600

Here in the UK the Samsung S5600 (aka Samsung Preston) is an Orange exclusive and is available in White, Black and Pink. You may also find it avaialable SIM-free if you look around.

We’ll be reviewing the handset over the next few days and will have the review online for you shortly but for now have a look at the unboxing video for a taster of what the S5600 has to offer.


Samsung S5600 unboxing video


Samsung S5600 specification:

  • 3.15-megapixel camera
  • Bluetooth®
  • GPRS, EDGE 3G and HSDPA support.
  • MP3 player
  • email 
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Java™ capable
  • FM radio
  • internal memory 80MB
  • MicroSDHD memory card support
  • speakerphone
  • accelerometer sensor
  • wap
  • USB compatible
  • 2.8" QVGA Capacitive touch screen
  • width: 54.8 mm
  • length: 102.8 mm
  • depth: 12.9 mm
  • weight: 92g
  • standby: 12.5 days
  • talk time: 3 hours

The Samsung S5600 is perfect for keeping in touch on the move, particularly with the latest social networking trends and comes with Orange Windows Live embedded for easy access. Mobile widgets can be dragged and placed on the screen for one-click access to favourite applications. Fast internet browsing with an accelerometer sensor for auto screen rotation gives users an exciting mobile internet experience. The 2.8" QVGA full touch screen really helps the user to design, customise and personalise the way they use their phone.

The Samsung S5600 also includes a 3.2MP camera with the latest digital camera features such as smile shot, so users can easily take pictures and upload them to show friends and family with the Orange photography service. The phone also features music recognition using Shazam’s ‘Find Music’, so users can find any song they want to listen to wherever they are and purchase it through the Orange Music Store.


Posted by: Matt

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Docs to go for Android


The ability to natively view and edit Microsoft Office documents on smartphones is often limited to Windows Mobile devices only. For other platforms to be able to do this requires third party software like Documents to Go from DataViz.

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Planned Maintenance complete


You might have noticed, I certainly didn’t, that the site has been moved to another server. From here on it we should be a little speedier as the oscillating hooslebinder has been recalibrated. Hopefully no one missed out on their full of mobile tech news.

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Nokia 5530: Touchscreen Smartphone for under €200


Nokia recently announced their latest entrant into the touchscreen smartphone market, the Nokia 5530. The standout feature here is the cost, for around £170 unlocked, even less on PAYG, you too can join the swishy transition party and play the phone envy game on the train.

The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, a music-focused, touchscreen phone running S60 5th Edition is available now from Carphone Warehouse, featuring a 2.9 inch (640 x 360) touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera, accelerometer, stereo speakers, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio, WiFi, Bluetooth and will include a 4 GB memory card.

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