Archive for October 17th, 2009

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HTC HD2 – You may want to put this date in your diary!

Our good friends at Clove have told us of a rather special date we should all remember. Wednesday 11th November sees the release date of the HTC HD2!



Fingers crossed HTC can deliver on time as this is one device I have been eager to get my hands on for a while now.

If you are not aware of the spec of the device here’s a quick rundown on the best bits:

  • Windows Mobile 6.5
  • Sense UI
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 1 GHz Processor
  • 480×800 Capacitive Display
  • Multi Touch Support
  • Accelerometer
  • 448 MB Ram
  • 512 MB Rom
  • Wi-Fi
  • 5MP Camera with autofocus and LED Flash
  • HTC Peep/HTC Footprints
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack

If you have not seen the size of the handset be warned, it’s a beast!


HD2 Dimensions


The HD2 is pretty much the same size as the Toshiba TG10 (although HD2 has a slightly bigger screen) which Orange have been selling here in the UK for a while now. The HD2, in my opinion, will run smoother than the TG01 which was launched with WinMo 6.1 but is eligible for the 6.5 rom upgrade.

If you are thinking of getting the HD2 then SuperEtrader have got a great deal on at the moment with some accessories thrown in for free. Click here to see the page.  Devicewire have also got the HD2 coming on the 11th. You get get it from them for ONLY £499.00!

As soon as we can get our hands on the HD2 we will have an unboxing video followed by the full review. Now, as I have a slight suspicion that the review may be quite popular we are offering followers of our forum the opportunity to send us there HD2 questions in advance. This way I can answer them in the review or if I cant answer I will “phone a friend”.

So please feel free to either post your questions here or alternatively you can post them under the HTC HD2 unboxing video coming soon.



Posted by: James

Posted in: Rumours
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Palm: A brief history

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When a work colleague said to me “This new company Palm seem to have a nice looking phone coming out on O2” I was pretty taken aback. However, thinking about it now, why would someone who has used dumb phones, like lower end Nokia’s and Sony Ericsson phones, all their lives know the Palm brand. It’s essentially business users and most, when seeing one in a business users hand probably assumed it was a Blackberry.

To help update the masses pocket-link has written an excellent retrospective of Palm over the last 13 years. Well worth the read!

Back in 1996 a small division of US Robotics came up with a personal digital assistant portable pad that ran a touchscreen controlled OS on 128KB memory and just a serial port for connecting it to the rest of the world. So was invented the Palm 1000 – the very first PalmPilot. Continues here.

Posted in: Phones
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New Blackberrys on the way

This week has has seen not one but two bits of great news for Blackberry fans.

The first is that the Blackberry Storm2 is now official and coming to Vodafone here in the UK.



The specs are without doubt better than the original Storm with the inclusion of Wi-Fi (Yay!). Kevin over at has done a fantastic review of the Storm2, so rather than me waffling on about something I’m not an expert on click here to see his review.


The second piece of news is that the Blackberry Bold2 (9700) may be with us sooner than we thought.


T-Mobile Bold2

T-Mobile in Germany have stated that the Bold 9700 will be with them in November. The Bold 9700, which had the codename of Onyx, is the same size as the current Blackberry Curve 8900. Unlike the Curve though it has 3G/HSDPA which I really missed when using a Curve. Also, gone is the trackball. Its been replaced by the trackpad we mentioned recently when we reviewed the Curve 8520. Along with all the other features you would expect with a Blackberry I think this one is going to be massive for RIM and keep there growth on the upward slope.

Hopefully we will have both these devices to review in due course so keep your eye peeled for further news.


Posted by: James

Posted in: News