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T- Mobile Pulse PAYG Android phone (HTC Click)


It seems T-Mobile UK has revealed that it’s going to have an Android Pay-As-You-Go handset named the T-Mobile Pulse; made by the manufacturer Huawei, it will coast around £179.99 and be available in October.

The handset is a 3.5 inch HVGA touch screen with a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, GPS and Wi-Fi and like the HTC Hero; it’s got multiple profile screens. This will be the UK’s first Android handset without contract.

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Xperia™ Pureness announced today


This morning at an event highlighting our new brand direction and its alignment under Sony’s make.believe brand message we showed the next device to be launched under the Xperia brand to a select few journalists.

It’s called Xperia Pureness and will launch during November 2009. Pureness is a really simple design phone, based around the core concepts of talk text and time but dressed up in a highly designed, sculpted shell and created around the idea of the handset as a work of art.

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Toshiba announces the WM 6.5 TG01

It IFA today Toshiba have just announced the new version of their popular TG01 handset which will be one of the first handset out there to have Windows Mobile 6.5. Note that existing TG01 customers will qualify for a free update to Windows Mobile 6.5 as well. So if you win the TG01 in our competition then you’ll be able to upgrade it! 🙂

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Toshiba Information Systems (UK) Ltd, Mobile Communications Division, today announced  the launch of the TG01 Windows® phone, a variant of its groundbreaking TG01 featuring the new Windows Mobile® 6.5 operating system.

The arrival of Windows Mobile® 6.5 and Toshiba’s immediate adoption of the platform for the TG01 sees the handset become a fully-certified Windows® phone; the updated TG01 Windows® phone will start to appear in stores across Europe from 6th October 2009. Toshiba customers who have previously purchased the TG01 will also be entitled to an upgrade to the new Windows Mobile® 6.5, free of charge.

The launch of the TG01 Windows® phone means users will be able to enjoy all the benefits of Windows Mobile® 6.5, including a new Home screen and a finger-friendly start menu. Designed to offer fun and interactive navigation between applications, Windows Mobile® 6.5 provides users with faster access to the handset’s plethora of features.

Windows Marketplace for Mobile enables users to download and install Windows Mobile® applications, including Games, Social Networking functions and office-tools, meaning each handset can be personalised to suit the tastes and needs of each individual user. Support for the latest version of Internet Explorer® makes it faster and easier to browse the Internet, and the free Microsoft My Phone enables users to protect their phone by backing up data and securely share photos with families and friends across PC, phone and the web-based platforms.

The TG01 Windows®  phone also comes with the high-power Snapdragon™ 1GHz processor, as found on the Toshiba TG01, to deliver smooth video playback, super-fast gaming and detail-rich browsing.  The same superb, high-resolution 4.1” Wide-VGA (800 x 480) touchscreen is also present, with on-board Coreplayer providing support for a wide variety of video formats.

Despite all this power, the TG01 Windows® phone comes in the same sleek 9.9mm body as the previously-launched Toshiba TG01.  It also features the same rich multimedia features, but with the added benefit of the new Windows® phone experience provided by the Windows Mobile® 6.5 operating system.

Expandable SDHC memory up to 32GB provides the facility for users to keep a large multimedia library on the move if required, with an  8GB microSD card bundled as standard, enabling users to store multimedia content and take advantage of the the handset’s cinematic mobile performance out of the box.  Integrated GPS and A-GPS technology allows the TG01 Windows® phone to double up as a satellite navigation system, providing rich graphics and detail.

“Windows® phones bring together the best of the Web, the PC and the phone so you can connect instantly to the people and information you care about, no matter where you are,” said from Stephanie Ferguson, general manager, product management, Microsoft Corp. “The new TG01 Windows® phone provides a great end-to-end experience that spans your entire life, at work and at home.”

“Our new TG01 Windows® phone is quite simply the next step in cutting edge mobile technology.  We’ve been thrilled with the market’s response to the TG01 handset so far and worked closely with Microsoft to launch one of the first Windows® phones to the market.  Toshiba is constantly striving to deliver the very best mobile experience and we are excited what this new Windows® phone update will bring our customers, with an improved user interface and access to a multitude of applications through Windows Marketplace.“ said Hidehito Koka, Deputy Managing Director, Toshiba Information Systems UK Ltd, Mobile Communications Division  

An update to the new Windows Mobile® 6.5 operating system for existing owners of TG01 will be available for download from Toshiba’s website:




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Android powered gaming device ODROID revealed


Although the device itself doesn’t look particularly inspiring, the concept of manufacturer Hardkernal’s new Android-powered entertainment device is pretty solid.
Slashgear noticed the ODROID floating around the blogosphere. It’s built around the same high-speed CPU as the iPhone 3GS (600MHz Samsung S5PC100 ARM Cortex A8), and also comes with 2 GB of storage, a 3.5 inch LCD touchscreen at 320×480 resolution, Bluetooth, wi-fi, SDHC card slot, accelerometer and an HDMI connector capable of 720p video output.
What the device doesn’t have is cellular connectivity, positioning it more as competition for the iPod touch than the iPhone. Judging by the button layout the ODROID can be used in landscape or portrait orientation, presumably to ensure it is compatible with all the games and applications on the Android Marketplace.
It seems the developer Hardkernal might yet be looking for a manufacturer and/or distribution partner, as there’s no word on if, or even when, the ODROID will become available, or what sort of price we can expect.
Still, it’s a fascinating bit of kit, eh?

[source Pocketgamer]

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Samsung’s first Android™ smartphone (i7500) now on sale with O2



Samsung Mobile UK today announces that its Galaxy handset (i7500) is now available on the O2 network in the UK through O2 stores, and O2’s telesales team. The Samsung Galaxy is the company’s first device powered by Android, giving customers instant access to familiar applications, as well as access to a range of ever-expanding services being developed for the Android platform.

“The Samsung Galaxy is one of the most innovative and high-quality Android-powered devices on the market. We’ve built in all the features people have come to expect from high-end Samsung devices, like the AMOLED screen and fast processing power, to provide a great user experience,” said Mark Mitchinson, VP, Samsung Mobile UK. “We’re fortunate to have the technical ability at Samsung to support a variety of operating systems and demonstrate real leadership in developing the technologies that customers want and understand.’

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Win a Toshiba TG01

As part of the launch of our new forums Orange have kindly provided us with an excellent prize to give away. This time you could win the excellent Toshiba TG01 that we reviewed a few weeks ago.

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To celebrate the new-look Tracy&Matt website and new forums, we are giving away a Toshiba TG01 to give away to one lucky forum member.

Exclusive to Orange and offering the widest high-definition touch-screen available on a mobile, the TG01 provides users with a cinematic viewing experience on a handheld device and is one of several latest must-have multimedia devices from Orange to be announced over the forthcoming months.To be in with chance of winning the TG01, answer the question below.

What is the name of the 1Ghz Qualcom super fast processing chip inside the TG01?

Is it:
a) Snapdragon
b) Snapple
c) Snap, Crackle & Pop


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 above and then visit the competition entry page and fill out the entry form. Finally, although you can enter right away, in order to stand a chance of winning you MUST have posted on the forum.

Fill out your details and the answer to the question on this page for your chance to win the Toshiba TG01. 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! You must also have posted on the forum in order to win – I’ll be checking user post counts prior randomly selecting a winner.

Don’t forget to enter the other competitions that we are running this week so you may want to keep your eyes on the Competition Forum for more announcements.

Big thanks to Orange for supplying us with the prize too!

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 and to have posted on the forum to be in with a chance of winning. The winner will be selected at random from all the correct entries.


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