Archive for September 20th, 2009

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Review: I AM TPAIN for iPhone – the first Autotune app!

Here we are reviewing one of the most innovative, groundbreaking, apps that lately appeared in the iPhone app store. One warning though: don’t read it if you would like to keep your illusions about music industry!

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The Archos Phone Tablet


The Archos 5 PMP was undoubtedly the star of the French company’s launch event yesterday, but they couldn’t help but tease with another new device.  The Archos Phone Tablet is, as the name suggests, a PMP/cellphone hybrid; in this case, it runs Android on a 1GHz ARM Cortex CPU, with integrated 3.5G for voice and data access.

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IPG XPphone pre-order


I am yet to understand why anyone would want Windows XP on a mobile phone, it would most likely kill off the battery pretty quickly, get very hot, or just downright FAIL. This device is called the ITG xpPhone, the specs are impressive but you should not go by that alone when looking at this phone, i recommend sticking to Windows Mobile instead of this.

* AMD Mobile CPU
* 4.8-inch, 800×480 pixel touchscreen display
* QWERTY keyboard
* 512Mb/1GB memory
* Dual hard drives: SSD (8/16/32/64GB) and HDD (30/60/80/120GB)
* Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
* Bluetooth
* WiMAX (optional)
* 7 hours of continuous use with standard battery, 12 hours with extended battery
* Windows XP OS

You can pre-order from their English website

[Source: Mobiletopsoft]

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GSM Palm Pre this Autumn in Germany


Kindly tipster eMd points us to this O2 Germany site for the Palm Pre, which lists the Pre as "Exklusiv ab Herbst bei O2." That’s "Autumn" to you English-speaking folk, and it’s just a bit more specific than the "before the end of the year" target we’ve heard before.

As we’ve said more than a couple times, the rumormill and tipline started coalescing around October, which we’re still keeping an eye on despite how quickly it’s approaching.

Also, Germans are able to enter for a chance to win one of ten Pre phones they’re giving away by answering a question – don’t worry if you get it wrong the first time, O2 is forgiving.

So it’s "Autumn" for the Pre, which is good, but not nearly specific enough to end this particular silly season. We wouldn’t mind knowing the price, either.

[Source: Precentral]

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Microsoft showing off two new phones at CES


It isn’t really our area of expertise, but we’ve gotten word that Microsoft will unleash two new Smartphones, probably at CES in January 2010.  Developed under the project "Pink" moniker, these two slider phones stem from the aquisition of Dangerand will continue to use Sharp as the manufacturing partner (not HTC as previously rumored by the WSJ).  In fact, they’ll be co-branded as "Microsoft+Sharp" products.

One device is "squircle" in shape like the past Zune’s buttons.  The slide out keyboard houses the mic at the bottom and it is meant to be open when being used as a phone.  This device is code-named "Turtle" and looks like a dressed up Motorola QA1.

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Nokia 3720 Classic unboxing video

We’ve recently had some requests from readers to review some more entry-level handsets as not everyone wants a smartphone. It’s a valid point and not everyone wants a large touchscreen phone.

So I got in contact with Nokia to see what they had that fits the bill. They sent me the Nokia 3720 Classic. To be honest it amazed me what you get with what they consider to be an entry level handset. QVGA Display, FM Radio with RDS, MP4 Video player, instant messaging, email support and Nokia Maps all on a handset costing under £125 seems quite impressive.

The Nokia 3720 Classic

The Nokia 3720 Calssic


On top of that the 3720 is built to be robust and is water, dust and shock resistant with an IP54 rating. Pretty handy if you are going to be using it in harsher environments.

We’ll review the Nokia 3720 Classic over the next week or so and will have the review online as soon as we are done. Below you’ll find my 3720 unboxing video which includes a little look at the OS too. Note that the video was recorded on the Sony HDR-FX1000 that we are reviewing at the moment too.


Nokia 3720 Classic unboxing video


Nokia 3720 Classic specification:

  • Dimensions: 112 x 51 x 15.4mm
  • Weight: 94g
  • Battery: Talk Time: 7 hrs / Standby Time: 450 hrs
  • Display: 320 x 240 pixels/2.2"
  • Network: 2G: 900/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
  • Camera: 2 mega-pixels (auto-focus)
  • Video: 11fps Video Recording (QCIF)
  • Music: Supported formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ & WMA / FM Stereo Radio (RDS)
  • Messaging: – SMS – MMS (with video) – E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4) – Instant Messaging (MSN)
  • Memory: 20MB (internal) / microSDHC (external)
  • Connectivity: microUSB / Bluetooth (2.0)
  • Navigation: Nokia Maps
  • Features: Water, Dust & Shock resistant
  • Opera Mini Web Browser
  • Flash Lite 2.0 Support

A phone you can rely on; IP 54 certification for water, dust and shock resistance for increased durability. The powerful battery lets talk longer between charges.

Capture quality images and video using the 2 mega-pixel camera then share with friends via Bluetooth, email, MMS or Ovi Share. Digital zoom and LED flash lets you capture quality images and video wherever you are.

Classic design with stainless steel accents, round edges and compact size.

Pre-installed Nokia Maps lets you discover new places and guides you to your destination easily when coupled with a Bluetooth GPS receiver.


Posted by: Matt

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