Archive for August 14th, 2009

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Palm is watching you.


Palm has responded to claims that its new flagship phone the Palm Pre abuses owner’s privacy rights.

The company’s statement issued after an owner discovered that location, list of third party applications, application usage as well as crashes were being sent back to Palm.

In the response issued by Palm it stated that it took the users privacy "seriously" and gave users ways to turn said features on and off.

Joey Hess software developer and Pre owner found his handset was sending this information back to Palm over a secure connection.

In its privacy policy, Palm does state that it uses geographical data to help with location-based services. It also added: "Our privacy policy is like many policies in the industry and includes very detailed language about potential scenarios in which we might use a customer’s information, all toward a goal of offering a great user experience." This has left both owners and developers wondering why so much data is needed and why they weren’t told what it had gathered.

Source: The BBC

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Toshiba TG01 review at PhoneArena


PhoneArena have reviewed the new Tosihba TG01, a phone we had remarked upon in a podcast some weeks ago for looking a little laggy when it came to the Today Screen overlay. Thankfully that seems to have just been an early Rom. This looks, a couple of downfalls but one of the best Toshiba phones in a while

Toshiba has been MIA for some time now, but seems quite intent on making it back to the cell phone market by trying to shake the reigning concept of what high-end cell phone hardware means. Does the brute force of the Toshiba TG01, and its 1GHz Snapdragon chipset get along with Windows Mobile, probably the best business oriented operating system as of now? Is the result a marvel of modern technology? Can the gigantic 4.1-inch screen win over customers and pip competition at the post? Read on to find out.

[ Original review]

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HTC patents magnetic stylus for capacitive screens


Capacitive screens have received  a great reception for their sensitivity to touch, but has left many stylus affectionados who appreciate the precision and other advantages of a stand-off pointing device feeling left out.

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Special offers from Clove Technology

The guys over at Clove Technology just dropped me a line to let me know that they have some special offers running at the moment on e variety of devices.

We just wanted to let you know that we have currently got some fantastic prices on a whole range of devices. Yes we try to be amongst the best prices for most things anyway, but over the last few days we have selected a number of products and dropped the price further!

So what are these offers…

1. HP Data Messenger   – £210 + VAT (That is £180 less than the HTC Touch Pro2 Excluding VAT)

2. HP Voice Messenger  – £180 + VAT (That is £79 less than the HTC S740)

3. Sony Ericsson Xperia X1  – £299 + VAT

4. Nokia E75  – £239 + VAT

5. ASUS P320  – £150 +VAT

6. Continuing Clearance Deals 

We also have some sensational offers available if you require volume orders on any of the above as well as the Nokia N810 and Acer X960.

Contact Clove on [email protected] for volume orders or visit for the full range of products.


Posted by: Matt

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Nokia E55


If the E52 doesnt take your fancy and the full qwerty keyboard of the E72 is too much for you, then maybe the half way house that is the Nokia E55 has come to your rescue with a 2-letters to a key solution known as SureType.

The Nokia E55 is Nokia’s first half QWERTY keyboard phone; it’s also one of its slimmest. This E-Series Symbian device features include a QVGA display, 3.2-megapixel camera, A-GPS, HSDPA/ HSUPA, WLAN, UPnP, DLNA, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 3.5mm audio jack, microsd card, noise cancellation and the latest 600mhz cpu. The software includes the full range of Ovi services from Nokia Maps, to Files on Ovi and N-Gage.

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Nokia E52: Mobile Warrior


If you’ve got a hectic lifestyle your going to need a phone that can keep up, businesses and road warriors could do worse than take a close look at the recently released Nokia E52. A phone that takes the notion of staying in contact and up to date very seriously indeed.

Underneath those chiselled looks beats the heart of a mobile power house, the specs make impressive reading. Features include QVGA display, 3.2-megapixel camera, A-GPS, HSDPA/ HSUPA, WLAN, UPNP, DLNA, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 3.5mm audio jack, microsd card, noise cancellation and the latest 600mhz cpu.

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