Archive for September 1st, 2009

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Got a PS3? You might like this phone!


What are you offering PlayStation3 users in your upcoming range of phones?
Aino is one of the first handsets in Sony Ericsson’s new Communications Entertainment proposition. It offers a unique multimedia experience for all PlayStation3 fans as they can seamlessly access and control their PS3 media content anywhere, anytime using Remote Play.

Remote Play with Aino lets you turn your PS3 on and off, browse and control the XMB and access the internet browser from anywhere in the world. Remote Play also lets you control and access the HD Drive’s media content on PS3 using the built-in WiFi or 3G connections via Aino.

You can also access PlayStation Store via Remote Play or chat with friends via PlayStation Network. It is also possible to buy and download a new game from the Store via Aino so it is ready and waiting for you when you get home.

Posted in: Phones
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Android HTC Desire coming to Verizon


Looks like HTC will be releasing a new Android device according to this post from Phonearena. Hopefully this will not just be another Magic/Hero combination and will be something new.

We just received a new screenshot of a Verizon computer and guess what – it looks like there is a new Google-powered HTC device on its way! It is dubbed the HTC Desire 6200 and according to our source, it will be Google-branded, which unfortunately means that we don’t have a chance of seeing the manufacturer’s good-looking Sense interface on top. No other information is currently available about the Desire, but we promise to keep you posted when we know more. Are you excited about new Google-powered devices coming to Verizon? Sound off in the comments!

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Windows phones are Coming on October 6th!


In just five weeks, you’ll have a bunch of new Windows phones to choose from. But before we show you some of the cool, new phones that will be coming out, I want to explain how we’re trying to make phones even better with Windows.

When we started work on Windows phones, we met with people all over the world who were likely to buy a smartphone and talked with them about what’s important to them in their phone. Looking at the U.S. market, for example, we found that about 15 million people in the next year will buy a new smartphone.

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Samsung app store coming soon

samsung-omnia-hd-163x300 Apple has a huge one, Palm has a little one, Nokia has a decent looking one, and Microsoft, well, we’re still waiting for them to finally reveal theirs to the public. What are we talking about? It’s app stores of course. Aside from those we’ve already mentioned, you can now also add Samsung to that growing list as they’ve just announced their Application Store set to be launched on September 14th. It will initially be available in the UK and France will roll out to Germany, Spain and 30 more countries thereafter. Sadly though, only two devices will be compatible with this new service at launch time, the Samsung Omnia and Omnia HD in particular. Both the upcoming Omnia 2 and Omnia Lite will follow later on. More than 300 apps will be readily available when it goes live next this month, but they are, however, already boasting that it will top 2,000 when 2009 comes to a close. With industry giants like Gameloft, Electronic Arts, and TAITO already on-board Samsung’s latest venture, we’re pretty sure they won’t have a hard time reaching that goal of theirs.

Safe to say, the mobile app market game just got a lot more intense with Samsung now joining the fray.

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Samsung i7500 Galaxy unboxing video

The Samsung GT-I7500 Galaxy is one of the first non-HTC handsets to run Google’s Android OS. It also seems to be a handset that many Android fans have been waiting for. The Samsung Galaxy is also the smallest Android handset to date.

The Samsung GT-I7500 Galaxy

The Samsung GT-I7500 Galaxy


We’ve just managed to get our hands on on this little beauty and I have to say that in the short time that I’ve played with it so far I am rather impressed. The AMOLED capacitive touch screen is not only responsive but beautifully clear and bright. I personally think this is the best looking Android handset available at the moment.

This is one handset that our reviewers are fighting over, each of them wants to be the one to put this one through its paces! The full review will be here in about a week so for now have a look at the video below to see the Samsung Galaxy in a little more detail and to see how Samsung have implemented the Android OS.


Samsung GT-I7500 Galaxy unboxing video


To celebrate the launch of our new Forum, SuperEtrader have kindly provided us with a Samsung GT-I7500 Galaxy to give away in our competition this week. Take a look at our competition thread for more details on how to enter and for the all important competition question!


Samsung GT-I7500 Galaxy specification:

  • Dimensions:- 115 x 56 x 11.9mm
  • Battery:- Capacity: 1500 mAh
  • Display:- 320 x 480 pixels/3.2 inch AMOLED Display
  • Network:- GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-Band) / HSDPA (7.2Mbps)
  • Camera:- 5 mega-pixels (auto-focus)
  • Power LED Flash
  • Video:- Video Streaming
  • Music:- Supported formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC+ & WMA
  • Messaging:- SMS / MMS (with video) / E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4, GMail) / Instant Messaging (Google Talk)
  • Memory:- 8GB (internal) / microSDHC (external)
  • Connectivity:- microUSB / 3.5mm AV connector
  • Bluetooth (2.0)
  • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g)
  • Navigation:- AGPS / Google Maps / Google Street View / Google Latitude
  • Features:- YouTube / Google Calender / Google Search



Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
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Samsung i7500 Galaxy competition

As I mentioned earlier today, to celebrate the launch of our new forum site and the redesign of the blogs we are running a competition in association with our forum sponsors SuperETrader.

SuperETrader Logo

So for our first competition this week SuperETrader have kindly given us a fantastic Samsung i7500 Galaxy. The Galaxy is a superb new Android powered handset that has only just been released and has a value of over £440!!


The Samsung i7500 Galaxy


The competition is completely free to enter and entry is simple. First of all you have to be a registered member of our forums. If you’re not already a member you can join any time – registration is free and easy. Next you’ll need to find the answer to the competition question below and then visit the competition entry page and fill out the entry form.

So the competition question is: The Samsung Galaxy has a fantastic 3.2" AMOLED touch screen display. What does AMOLED stand for?   Hint: You can find the answer on the Samsung Galaxy product page on the SuperEtrader website.

Fill out your details and the answer to the question on this page for your chance to win the Samsung i7500 Galaxy. One entry per person please. Don’t forget to let us know what your forum username is. The competition will run until the end of September 2009 and we’ll announce the winner at the beginning of October.

The Competition Entry Form – you must include your forum name as that is how I shall be contacting the winner!

Don’t forget to enter the other competitions that we are running this week. We’ll also be awarding random prizes to forum members!


Entries will only be accepted through the competition entry form, you cannot enter by email or private message. You must be a registered forum member to enter. The winner will be selected at random from all the correct entries.

Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Competitions
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New look site and New Forums

Welcome to our new look site! Hopefully you will have noticed the design change that’s taken place over night. had been unchanged in terms of design and layout for a while. This wasn’t because we couldn’t be bothered to change the site but because the behind-the-scenes changes we wanted to make were pretty major!

So there are a few changes that you’ll notice. If you have a look at the top of the page in the navigation area you’ll notice a new tab marked ‘Forum‘. Bit of a giveaway that one but we have indeed added a new forum to the site. There are a few reasons for this addition. One of the major reasons was that some of the blog posts were becoming unmanageable in terms of the number of comments they had attached to them.

So what we have done is linked the blog to the forum. You’ll find that for every blog entry we have there will be a matching forum thread. You can get to the relevant forum thread by clicking through from the comments section at the bottom of the forum post. We’ve populated the forum with all of the blog archives and have also added the old comments as forum replies. We hope this will make the site easier to use and will, of course, allow you to start your own forum threads if we don’t already have a relevant one for you to contribute to.

I’d like to invite you all to register as forum members which is, of course, free.

Over the next week we are going to be running some really excellent competitions and I’m going to be randomly giving away prizes to new forum members so it’s definitely in your interest to sign up! I’ll be announcing the first competition and prize later on today so be sure to keep your eyes on the site, the prize is one that you wont want to miss!

I’d also like to welcome our forum sponsors SuperETrader and thank them for their support of the forum area.


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Site Announcements