Archive for October 8th, 2009

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Palm Pre on O2 boxed


Here is a shot I noticed over at Prethinking of the Palm Pre’s O2 packaging. Looks fairly standard as far as pacakging goes for a Palm device. I remember when the Palm Treo Pro appeared in this guise there was a bit of buzz about how well thought out the packaging was. Nice to see it continue.

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LG GW520 unboxing video

Another device with a sliding QWERTY keyboard hits the market, this time the GW520 from LG.

The LG GW520

The LG GW520


It does seem like every manufacturer is suddenly compelled to release their own QWERTY keyboarded handset and LG are no different. The GW520 has a similar Flash-based OS to many other LG handsets but has the obvious added benefit of a full, sliding QWERTY keyboard.

Having spent just a little time using the handset I have to say that the keyboard is quite impressive, LG have done a decent job here. But, for a handset that is clearly designed ad messaging and social networking it’s rather disappointing not to have built in WiFi.

James is reviewing the handset at the moment and the review will be on site over the next week or so. Feel free to direct questions at him via the forum. In the mean time have a look at the unboxing video below for a taster of what the LG GW520 has to offer.


LG GW520 unboxing video


In Touch.
Stay on top of the latest updates from friends with the LG GW520 and its social networking site integration. Get status updates, upload photo’s, or just send you own updates and let the world know what your up to.

Stay in touch with friends and family with more then voice. Built in instant messaging (IM) support lets you connect with friends and send messages instantly. Support for personal and business push email lets receive messages the moment they are sent. The QWERTY keyboard makes it a breeze to compose messages. Whatever you need the LG GW520 is always ready.


LG GW520 Specification:

  • Dimensions: 106.5 x 53 x 15.9mm
  • Weight: 125.5g
  • Battery: Talk Time: 5 hrs / Standby Time: 500 hrs / Capacity: 950 mAh
  • Display: 240 x 400 pixels/2.8" – Touch Sensitive
  • Network: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-Band)
  • Camera: 3 mega-pixels
  • Video: Video Recording – Supported formats: MP4, 3GP, H.264 & H.263
  • Music: Supported formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC+ & WMA
  • FM Radio
  • Messaging: SMS / MMS (with video) / E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4, MS Exchange) / Instant Messaging (MSN)
  • Memory: 400MB (internal) / microSDHC (external)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth (2.0)


Posted by: Matt

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HTC HD2 is nearly here and with HTC Sense on board

HTC today officially announced the HD2 which will be running a version of the popular Sense UI that can be found on the HTC Hero.




This device has been the talk of the town for a while now as it sports a whopping 4.3 inch screen as well as a superfast 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. It is also rumored that the HD2 may be upgradable to windows mobile 7 next year although that is still to be confirmed by HTC or Microsoft.


TAIWAN – October 6, 2009 – HTC Corporation, today unveiled the HTC HD2ä, the first Windows phone with HTC Sense, a customer experience focused on putting people at the centre by making their phones work in a more simple, natural and personal way.  With its industry leading, high-resolution, 4.3-inch capacitive touch display, the ultra thin HTC HD2 delivers more visible content in a sharper, brighter and richer way.
“At HTC we believe that the best things in life should be experienced, not explained. HTC Sense is based on this principle by making the phone more simple and natural to use and by enabling people to personalise their mobile experience in their own unique way,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. With HTC Sense, the HTC HD2 melds the power and flexibility of the Windows platform with the most advanced phone we’ve ever created.”
“HTC has a long history of innovation with Windows Mobile, shipping millions of devices over the years in a wide range of designs,” said Andy Lees, senior vice president, Mobile Communication Business, Microsoft Corp.  “The HTC HD2 Windows phone breaks new ground with its responsive, touch screen.”
The HD2 uses the first capacitive touch display on a Windows phone to make viewing, zooming and resizing websites, Microsoft® Office files, PDF documents and pictures easier with just a pinch of your fingers. The large display also enables faster, more efficient and accurate typing using the onscreen keyboard.  Utilizing Qualcomm’s new 1Ghz Snapdragon mobile processor, the HTC HD2 offers enhanced performance that improves the speed of applications, videos, games and more.
Developed with a passion for enhancing people’s lives through innovation, design and ease of use, HTC Sense is rooted in three fundamental principles of Make it Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected.
Make It Mine
The HD2 continues HTC’s drive for personalization by reflecting not only what you want on your phone, but also where you are. Using its large 4.3-inch window-like display, HTC has brought a new dimension to weather with a localized, animated weather experience that utilizes HD2’s entire display without being invasive to your important content and information.  The HD2 can also be further enhanced to reflect your needs and style by downloading a wealth of applications at the new Windows® Marketplace for Mobile.
Stay Close
The HD2 helps you stay close to the important friends and colleagues in your life with HTC’s people-centric communication approach that provides a single contact view that displays individual communication snapshots of your conversations with the people in your life regardless of whether a call, text, Facebook status update or email were used.  While in the midst of email exchange with someone you can easily transition to a call by pressing the call button.  HTC has also included a new Windows-based version of its Twitter application, HTC Peep.  The pictures you take with the 5MP camera can also be quickly shared via Facebook or Twitter.
Discover the Unexpected
With the HTC Sense experience, the HTC HD2 includes a variety of enhancements that expand and improve the overall phone experience. The HD2 includes a variety of sensors including a proximity sensor that is used to prevent false screen touches when the phone is picked up to answer or make a call.  A light sensor automatically adjusts the brightness of the display.  Leveraging its 3G broadband connectivity, the HTC HD2 also offers personal Wi-Fi anywhere for your computer or other devices.
Also available for the HTC HD2 is the optional car kit that automatically transforms HD2’s user interface into a finger friendly in-car navigation experience for driving.
Windows phone
As a new Windows phone, the HTC HD2 showcases the powerful messaging, browsing and productivity capabilities delivered by Windows Mobile® 6.5.  Offering a best in class e-mail experience complete with the ability to synchronize with Microsoft Exchange, you have the ability to check and manage multiple email accounts. Microsoft’s new My Phone service enables you to automatically back up and synch photos, music, contacts and text messages for free from the HD2 to the web.
The HTC HD2 will be available later this month with selected operators across Europe, before rolling out to other regions in the coming months."


The HD2 is a great looking handset and we should hopefully have a review device in the coming weeks, so please keep an eye out for Matt’s unboxing video “coming soon”.


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