Archive for August, 2009

By August 27, 2009 Read More →

Next Generation Mobile TV Comes to Android Phones

St. Petersburg, August 26th, 2009 – SPB Software, a leading maker of mobile applications, announces the release of SPB TV for Android phones. SPB TV is a subscription-free mobile IPTV viewer, designed for tuning in to publicly available digital TV channels from all over the world. SPB TV features exclusive and patent-pending usability innovations like picture-in-picture mode and gives the mobile subscribers easy access to over a hundred of international TV channels, directly from their phones.

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By August 27, 2009 Read More →

Tesco stocking Smartphone

tesco-logo are reporting that UK Supermarket Tesco is due to start stocking ‘Smartphones’. Presumably this is an attempt to drive up Subs on their MVNO network, but the fact that they are aiming to get eight handsets in-store by year-end, definitely means they are serious.

There is apparently some clarity on which the first two of these handsets will be – namely the Alcatel Tribe OT-800, and LG GW-300. These are budget devices, and depending on the definition you subscribe to, these don’t look to be strictly in the smartphones category, but rather devices that focus on messaging – both are rocking the QWERTY keyboard for example.

Tesco will of course be rolling out the usual incentives, such as free Internet access (for 3 months), and dropping the cost on the device itself – expect the Alcatel to weight in at about £50, with colour variants of pink and black.

I’m intrigued to see what the other handsets are – budget is good, but one of the keys tohandset purchase is the desirability factor – and that’s something you mostly get with the from the usual handset vendor suspects…!

[Thanks Andy, source Intomobile Via:]

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By August 27, 2009 Read More →

LG Watchphone goes on sale

We’ve spoken on the site a few times about the LG Watchphone (LG-GD910) which, here in the UK, is totally exclusive to Orange. Today the Watchphone goes on sale at the Orange shop, Bond Street Station, Central London. It will only be on sale for a limited time and stock is, unfortunately, extremely limited. If you are interested in buying an LG GD910 and you are not already in the queue outside the shop then I suspect that you will be out of luck as Orange are working by a strict ‘first come first serve’ basis. The LG Watchphone will be priced at £500 on PAYG for those lucky enough to afford it and of course get their hands on it!


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LG Watchphone (LG-GD910) – Exclusive to Orange


Fortunately, I’ve already managed to get my hands on one of these little gems and it’s currently sitting quite nicely on my wrist! I got hold of it last night and have enjoyed using it so far. I’m quite impressed with how east it is to use. The touchscreen, although small for a reason, is clear and responsive and the menus are easy to navigate. It even has a built in camera that can be used for video calls which is extremely cool. You can pretend to be Michael Knight now! 🙂

I’ll have a video of LG GD910 Watchphone online for you a little later along with a bit more of a write up.


Posted by: Matt

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By August 26, 2009 Read More →

Samsung Blue Earth S7550 Preview


Phonearena has a great preview of the upcoming Samsung Blue Earth. The Samsung Blue Earth S7550  is created with environmental protection in mind. The phone body and packaging are both made from recycled materials and the device features a solar panel that extends its battery life. Unlike most similar devices, this is not all about it. The phone features a 3-inch touch sensitive screen, TouchWiz interface and a set of quite decent functions to make it an appealing handset for the wide public.

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By August 26, 2009 Read More →

Sony Ericsson W205 unboxing video

Recently Sony Ericsson added to their range of Walkman branded handsets with the launch of the entry-level W205. The W205 is a small and light handset with sliding screen that reveals a basic numeric keypad.

The Sony Ericsson W205

The Sony Ericsson W205


While the Sony Ericsson W205 is intended to be entry-level, which becomes apparent when you look at the 1.2" Display and 1.3MP camera, but there are some features that help to elevate its status a little. For example, there’s the build in FM Radio with RDS and the ability to record the FM radio and to capture video. There’s also Mini-opera web browser preinstalled but web browsing on that 128×160 pixel display could be interesting.

If you want to use this handset for music you definitely need to invest in a M2 micro memory card as there’s only 5MB of built in memory and card support is only 2GB.

Have a look at the video below while we finish off the review.


Sony Ericsson W205 unboxing video


Sony Ericsson W205 specification:

  • Network: GSM / GPRS 900/1800
  • Display: TFT, 1,8-inch, the resolution of 128×260 pixels, 65 thousand colors
  • Camera: 1.3 MP, 2.2-fold digital zoom, video recording
  • Memory: built-5Mb, slot for memory cards Memory Stick Micro (M2) up to 2 GB
  • Communications: Bluetooth, USB
  • Audio: supported formats MP3/AAC, player Walkman, FM-radio with RDS, stereo headset
  • Battery life: during a call up to 9 hours, standby up to 425 hours of music listening mode: up to 13.5 hours
  • Dimensions: 92x47x16, 4 mm
  • Weight: 96 g



Posted by: Matt

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By August 26, 2009 Read More →

Motorola Android event on September 10th


Motorola have given Android Community sibling-site SlashGear a heads-up to save September 10th for what certainly looks to be an Android announcement.  The event, to be held in San Francisco, would seem to be in aid of launching Motorola’s first Android smartphones, potentially the much-leaked Morrison and Sholes.

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By August 26, 2009 Read More →

New Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Apple have announced the release of their latest operating system – OS X Snow Leopard. It is due to go on sale on Friday 28th August 2009.


OS X Snow Leopard is an upgrade of the last OS Leopard. One of the main improvements is that Snow Leopard is half the size of its predecessor and up to 7GB is freed up once installed.


CUPERTINO, California-August 24, 2009-Apple® today announced that Mac OS® X v10.6 Snow LeopardT will go on sale Friday, August 28 at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers, and that Apple’s online store is now accepting pre-orders. Snow Leopard builds on a decade of OS X innovation and success with hundreds of refinements, new core technologies and out of the box support for Microsoft Exchange. Snow Leopard will be available as an upgrade for Mac OS X Leopard® users for $29.

“Snow Leopard builds on our most successful operating system ever and we’re happy to get it to users earlier than expected,” said Bertrand Serlet, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “For just $29, Leopard users get a smooth upgrade to the world’s most advanced operating system and the only system with built in Exchange support.”

To create Snow Leopard, Apple engineers refined 90 percent of the more than 1,000 projects that make up Mac OS X. Users will notice refinements including a more responsive FinderT; Mail that loads messages up to twice as fast;* Time Machine® with an up to 80 percent faster initial backup;* a Dock with Exposé® integration; QuickTime® X with a redesigned player that allows users to easily view, record, trim and share video; and a 64-bit version of Safari® 4 that is up to 50 percent** faster and resistant to crashes caused by plug-ins.

(from Apple’s site)


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By August 25, 2009 Read More →

O’Reilly Media started to release books as apps on iPhone


Tim O’Reilly is an Irishman born in Southern Ireland, who later emigrated to USA, and created O’Reilly publishing company.

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By August 25, 2009 Read More →

Nokia 5230 Announced



Nokia Conversations today announced a new low cost touch screen phone, the 5230 takes it design cues from the 5800 and packs a lot into a device that will only cost €149 unlocked or €259 for the Comes with Music version and will be in the shops in time for Christmas.

The Nokia 5230 brings a 3.2-inch touchscreen with HSDPA data, A-GPS, 2 megapixel camera, microSD expansion, and Bluetooth 2.0 with the promise of 33-hours of music pumped over its 3.5-mm audio jack and comes in six color variants: red, pink, blue, yellow, silver, dark silver.

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By August 25, 2009 Read More →

Useful Creativity releases Street Scene 09 – Feature Rich Event Guide

3854402376_666b086a77 Useful Creativity today announced Street Scene 09, the first in a line of premium event apps. Street Scene 09 is an iPhone guide for Street Scene 2009 in San Diego, CA on August 28th and 29th, 2009. This new guide includes all the info on the event and artists, a schedule, an interactive event map, specialized parking tools, trolley maps, a custom Twitter client, community photo wall, and a push notification system that is used in a completely new way.

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