Archive for August, 2009

By August 23, 2009 Read More →

icon keyboard for iPhone released – free emoji!

There is no need to buy commercial emoji app to get emoticons on your iPhone. Now that iPhone has copy&paste one can compose the text in external app like this:

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By August 23, 2009 Read More →

T-Mobile touts GPS Mission app for iPhone at gamescom 2009

Last week we have dropped by to the biggest gaming trade show in the world (over 3 times bigger than American E3 and also bigger than Japanese Tokyo Game Show): gamescom 2009 in Germany. While most of the stuff on that trade show was about gaming consoles, we have spotted also a stand of T-Mobile in form of a truck:

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By August 23, 2009 Read More →

Samsung Omnia II screenshots emerge

samsung_omnia2_34While the US is still waiting on official word from Samsung, a carrier or anyone else in terms of when the Omnia II might touch down in the US, blog has managed to score a whole host of screenshots from the sexy new handset. Why are we so interested in screenshots — how does TouchWiz 2.0 sitting on top of Windows Mobile 6.5 Pro sound? It appears as though Samsung has done a bang up job in covering much of the UI with touchy wizzy goodness, and reveals a whole slew of screens — 37 in total. Truth be told, it doesn’t look bad at all. Hit the jump for a giant version of the image above along with a few more caps, and hit the read link for the rest. Mmm, UI band aids.

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By August 23, 2009 Read More →

First Month In Europe, Samsung Sells 100,000 Galaxies


We’ve been wondering about the Samsung Galaxy… with most of its availability in regions with foreign tongues, English reporting on the device has been minimal. Luckily the guys at AndroidPub dropped me a tip to keep me updated – Korean website reports (translated to English) that Samsung sold 100,000 Samsung Galaxies in its first month in Europe.

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By August 23, 2009 Read More →

Samsung InstinctQ Pictures Leak!


When the Samsung InstinctQ was first seen getting its Wi-Fi certification, there was immediate Android speculation. With the Instinct brand the phone is obviously Sprint-bound but beyond separate release date rumors of October 11th and early November, almost nothing is known about the mysterious device… until today.

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By August 23, 2009 Read More →

Advent Altro

Looking for a small, light laptop but want something more than a netbook? Then maybe the Advent Altro will be worth considering. PC World just announced that they are stocking the Altro which is just 21mm thick and weighs a mere 1.6kg!

The Advent Altro

The Advent Altro

Advent is adding to its hugely popular laptop range with the launch today of the Altro, Advent’s most stylish, best value and thinnest laptop yet.
Elegantly engineered the Altro measures just 21mm and weighs only 1.6kg making it thinnest and lightest laptop available for under £600.

Combining the very latest in fashion, functionality and affordability the Altro features an array of the very latest technology and features including a 13.3” widescreen display, built-in webcam and security software. A stylish metal casing and integrated sunken keyboard gives this laptop a sleek and streamlined look. It’s available at PC World from 24 August priced from £599.99

The Altro is packed full of additional features designed to maximise ease of use and performance including ambient lighting and the very latest gesture touchpad, allowing for example, users to pinch items on the pad. Finger print recognition software ensures minimal time but maximum security when logging in.

Designed with the very latest ultra-low voltage processor, the Altro’s battery will last for up to 4 hours making it perfect for mobile use. Anti shock technology also helps protect the hard drive if the laptop is accidentally knocked whilst on the move.
The Altro features a 120GB hard drive and Window Vista Home Premium operating system (with free upgrade to Windows 7 Premium when launched on October 22). A large 3GB memory combined with the latest Intel Celeron processor allows the Altro to handle multiple applications at the same time, while a port replicator has 2 USB ports enabling added memory devices or peripherals to be connected effortlessly.

For those really looking to stand out in a crowd, a second model, the Altro Elite, is also available priced £799.99. Featuring a premium flush glass finish the Elite also comes with a faster Intel Core 2 Solo processor and longer battery life.


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Laptops
By August 22, 2009 Read More →

LG GD900 Crystal unboxing video

This is one handset that we’ve had repeated requests to unbox and review on site and this week I managed to get my hands on the LG GD900 Crystal. I have to say it’s a great looking handset with an impressive touchscreen display and an equally impressive transparent sliding keypad, hence the Crystal name.

The LG GD900 Crystal

The LG GD900 Crystal


We’re in the middle of reviewing the LG Crystal at the moment and hope to have the review online for you in the next few days. Check out the unboxing video below for a more detailed look at the handset. Note that I did stop and start recording as the handset was taking forever to start up!


LG GD900 Crystal unboxing video


A world first, innovative concept of transparency infused with a mobile phone, the LG GD900 Crystal. A completely clear keypad, with soft gentle illumination that confirms key presses. Made from a a glass like material and polished silver finish; the LG GD900 Crystal is a striking statement of design.


LG GD900 Crystal Specification:

  • Networks: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 HSDPA 850 /2100 HSDPA 900 /2100
  • Dimensions: 105 x 52.5 x 13.5mm   Weight 127 g
  • Display: 3 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen 16M colours
  • Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
  • Device Input: Touchscreen & Transparent Keypad
  • Internal Memory: 1.5GB storage (Expandable to 32GB with microSD card slot)
  • Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, HSCSD, 3G HSDPA 7.2Mbps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, USB v2.0 microUSB
  • Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
  • Camera: 8MP 3264×2448 pixels
  • Video Capture: D1 720×[email protected] [email protected] QVGA time-lapse slow-mo video capture
  • Video Playback: DivX/XviD Mpeg4 
  • Audio: MP3 AAC AAC+ WMA
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1000 mAh
    – Stand by Time: Up to 300 hours on 3G
    – Talk Time: Up to 240 mins 3G
  • Misc: TV-out, Picsel Viewer for Word, Excel, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Handwriting recognition


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By August 22, 2009 Read More →

Twikini v1.3 hits


Version 1.3 (Aug 17, 2009)

  • New: "I’m Here" feature that inserts a Google Maps URL of your current GPS location inside a tweet. You’ll find this under the tweet window’s Menu. With this feature, you can share your exact location on a map. See a sample tweet.

  • Improved: Clicking on a Twitpic link will open it in the Web browser. Clicking on a Twitpic thumbnail will open it inside Twikini. This improves upon the previous version in which Twitpics always opened inside Twikini.

  • Improved: You can now cancel GPS initialization if it is taking too long. Click Menu > Cancel inside the Tweet window to cancel a GPS action.

  • Bug fix: Twikini would crash when opening some tweets containing the < or > characters.

  • Bug fix: When clicking an @ link with a single quote (e.g. "twikini’s"), the quote would become part of the link.

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Posted in: Phones
By August 22, 2009 Read More →

Nokia to enter the netbook market?

Nokia could be entering the word of the netbook!


No, I didn’t just make this up, honest! Here is an excerpt from the Economic Times –


With the market for converged devices growing, the world’s largest cell phone maker, Nokia, on Wednesday said it is exploring various

opportunities in this market and may enter the netbook segment.

"…the PC and the mobile will continue to come closer and merge. A lot of opportunity can be seen in this converged area.
We at Nokia is actively looking at this converged market…We are looking at the netbook market to see what kind of opportunity is there," Nokia Corp’s global CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo told reporters here.


We’ll just have to wait and see what happens!


Posted by: Emma

Posted in: Rumours
By August 22, 2009 Read More →

Apple responds to the FCC, everyone owes AT&T an apology

On June 28th Apple rejected Google’s Google Voice App, preventing it from entering the iPhone’s App Store. This set off a firestorm of protest among the technorati, and caught the attention of the FCC America’s telecoms regulating agency. This prompted the FCC to start an inquiry in to the rejection, and Apple’s App Store approval process. The FCC sent letters to Apple, AT&T, and Google requesting clarification as to what happened. Well today’s the day all the companies are required to respond.

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