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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast No 41

image_thumb34 Our latest podcast Episode 41 is now available for download, this week we discuss the the Palm Pixi, Gareth’s new phone, UK networks, the Nokia N97 and much more. You can subscribe via iTunes, RSS or download the mp3 file here. Full show notes after the break.

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O2 launches My O2 iPhone app

mainscreen Free app allows customers to view their account from their handset

O2 has today announced My O2 for iPhone, an app designed to help make viewing the amount customers spend on their phones even easier. The app is now available as a free download on the Apple App Store.
The My O2 section of O2’s website gives comprehensive information on every part of a customer’s account and could already be accessed via SMS and online, however the new My O2 app takes this information and makes it available in a way specifically tailored for the iPhone.
Using the My O2 app, both O2 Pay & Go and Pay Monthly iPhone customers will be able to securely see their tariff details, a summary of their inclusive allowance and how much remains, their latest bill and any Bolt Ons on their account.

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O2’s unlimited texts and web browsing prepaid tariff


O2 has launched a new prepay tariff offering unlimited text messages and mobile internet. Customers who sign up before October 31 will receive unlimited texts when topping up between £10 to £14 a month. A top up of £15 and above will provide unlimited web access as well as texts. Customers who sign up after October 31 will receive 300 texts when topping up between £10 to £14 a month and 500 text and unlimited browsing when topping up £15 to £29. Accounts that are topped up with more than £30 a month will automatically receive unlimited texts and mobile internet.

O2 head of prepay propositions Jean-Michel Maltais said: "Our customers are connecting with people more and more through social networks and need constant access to online sites, so we’ve built Text & Web with them in mind.

"The unlimited web access means interacting with the internet is now even easier – they also get a rich text allowance which offers great value."

[source Mobile News]

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The World’s Bestselling Windows Mobile Game of 2008 Gets a Major Update


SPB Software, a leading mobile software developer, announces that the Windows Mobile Classic and Professional (touchscreen) version of its famous developmental game SPB Brain Evolution has received a major update and now reached version 2.0.
SPB Brain Evolution is available since January 2007 and by now has achieved the world’s best selling Windows Mobile game status (year 2008). The game allows hundreds of thousands of users worldwide to improve their mental awareness and maintain their newly achieved brain fitness.

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ViewSonic launch Palm-sized HD Media Players

Not simply satisfied with breaking in to the netbook market, ViewSonic had just announced a new range of palm-sized media players.

VPD400 500


In order to meet consumers’ mobile video and audio demands, ViewSonic® – the global leader in video technology – today introduced two brand new palm-sized media players – the MovieBook™ VPD500 and VPD400. Differentiating from similar products, the MovieBook™ line-up features larger screens, and extended multimedia support for a variety of file formats, making them a great solution for portable entertainment.

Weighing as little as 134g (VPD400), these easy to use and compact devices fit perfectly into the palm of a hand, to easily view the 5-inch or 4.3-inch crystal clear TFT-LCD display. Featuring high-resolution, 800×480 LCD panels, 720p video output, 8GB of built-in memory and a micro SD card slot for memory expansion, the user can experience all their favourite content whenever and wherever they choose. Combined with a 1900mAh (VPD500) large capacity battery, the devices can play up to four hours of video content or fifteen hours of music (display off) with one charge, making them ideal for viewing movies, listening to music, sharing photos, all while travelling or commuting to work.

From playing movies on the built-in display or connecting to a TV, users can play video and audio files without going through a complex file conversion process. ViewSonic’s MovieBook™ devices support popular video and music formats, including AVI, RMVB, FLV, MP3, WMA and WAV, APE and FLAC.

The ViewSonic MovieBook™ VPD500 and VPD400 will be available in October with an Estimated Street Prices of £115 and £105 (inc VAT), respectively.

I want one!


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Samsung i8305 Riedel Spotted?

I’m not sure what to make of this news yet simply because I think it’s still got me in a state of shock.

According to leaked pictures of what could be the recently WiFi certified I8305 Riedel, it looks like Samsung are about to release a Linux powered mobile phone in the UK.

Samsung i8305 1 Samsung i8305 2 
Linux Based Samsung Mobile Phone

LiMo (Linux Mobile) seemed to be a forgotten dream until these pictures were revealed over at Boy Genius Report.

Samsung i8305 3
A Look At The O/S Menu

It could well be the success of the other open source project (namely Android) that has spurred on the LiMo foundation to work with Samsung in releasing this handset or it just could be the fact that it took that long to get it ready. Either way as a Linux user I’m well happy.

Here is what we know about the handset so far:

  • Touchscreen with Haptic Feedback
  • OLED Technology
  • 8mp camera
  • Access to the Vodafone People service

What is Vodafone People? I asked the same question (not being a Vodafone customer myself). Well Vodafone people will feature things like active contacts, location-based services and access to social networks which sounds very much like the MotoBlur service offered on the Android driven Motorola Cliq to me.

It looks like the device is to be announced on the 24th September at a press conference in London.

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LG Etna is the LG GW620

It turns out that I got it slightly wrong (there’s a surprise). Despite the Sign on the table saying Etna it turns out that LG’s first ever Android driven handset is actually named the LG GW620.

 LG GW620 2

Although I got the name wrong I was 100% correct in saying that the phone will have a 3 inch touch screen, a slide out QWERTY keyboard and a 5mp camera.

“The LG-GW620 will appeal to first-time smartphone customers by offering a new and different kind of user experience,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our objective is to provide a wide selection of smartphones to satisfy the diverse preferences of today’s consumers. This Android phone is just one of many smartphone models we plan to introduce worldwide in the years ahead.”

LG GW620 1

Not much else is known as yet but as you can see we now have some better images and we know that the phone is expected to be released in Europe in the fourth quarter of the year.

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