Archive for October 26th, 2009

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WebOS 1.3 to be released worldwide by November 15th?

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So we found out today that the Pixi’s official launch date is going to be November 15th at the fairly low price of $99.99. Well this news can only mean one thing. WebOS 1.3 is around the corner! We saw in all the press releases that the Palm Pixi already has included with it a Facebook app which was developed by Palm themselves and Yahoo integration into Synergy allowing for you to add your Yahoo friends to chat with and contacts into your contacts app. Well the Pre doesn’t have this yet. When Engadget’s, Joshua Topolsky was given the demo of the Pixi, he asked if these new apps and Yahoo integration would be included on the Pre as well and the gentleman said yes the Pre will not be left out. We also heard a rumor from a website that reviewed the German version of the Pre that WebOS version parady would happen sometime in mid November. So this means an update is definitely coming. Whether there will be any other features added is uncertain at this point but, if you look at the length of time between each .1 update we have received in the past we are actually overdue for 1.3. So keep your eyes peeled for WebOS 1.3 news in the coming weeks because we are pretty confident it is on the way.

[Source: Prethinking]

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Official HTC WM6.5 ROM Upgrades for Touch Diamond2 (Topaz) – Multi Languages

touch-diamond2_backfrontside Whether you’re an English or a Russian HTC Touch Diamond2 (Topaz) user, we’ve got an official WM 6.5 ROM update for you. We currently have the official ROM in six languages. They are English, Russian, Norwegian, Danish, ELL, and SVE. They are now all available for an immediate download from our Apps section.

Where to download:
Official WM6.5 ROM Upgrade – HTC Touch Diamond2 (Topaz) – Engish Version
Official WM6.5 ROM Upgrade – HTC Touch Diamond2 (Topaz) -Russian Version
Official WM6.5 ROM Upgrade – HTC Touch Diamond2 (Topaz) – Norwegian Version
Official WM6.5 ROM Upgrade – HTC Touch Diamond2 (Topaz) – Danish Version
Official WM6.5 ROM Upgrade – HTC Touch Diamond2 (Topaz) – SVE Version
Official WM6.5 ROM Upgrade – HTC Touch Diamond2 (Topaz) – ELL Version

Source: htcpedia

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HTC HD2 Now very almost nearly on o2 website

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Gah! Come on o2, this is like.. torture or something. The HTC HD2. We all know how good it is. Since the announcement we’ve been hunched over our laptops, furiously watching videos and drooling at the early reviews.
Now it’s taken another (tiny) step closer, with the HTC HD2 available to select in the o2 accessories section. Sure, the phone itself still isn’t on the site (some Palm Pre thing is getting in the way), but it’s a little glimmer of hope for those of us waiting to get a hold of the real thing.

[source Coolsmartphone Link – o2 Accessories

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TuneMaker for iPhone released – now also YOU can make great music!

Are you an untalented idiot when it comes to music? No problem. There is an app for that: it is called TuneMaker and it has been just released. With this app you can create great music. Click here (MP3) to listen to our music composition, called “Chopin mash”, that we have created after 5 minutes of playing with this app. Clearly you can do better. Dont cha?

So how it works? Firstly you can pick one of many instruments:

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KudosCases site launch

My long time friend and fellow reviewer Nick has decided to go back to university and to help pay his way through uni he’s launched his own web-based business, KudosCases, selling cases for the iPhone 3G/3GS.

 

kudoscases 

 

The iPhone 3G is an investment and as with any investment you will want it protected. KudosCases offers the perfect peace of mind purchase allowing you to protect that investment.

KudosCases brings a great collection of stylish and practical cases for the iPhone 3G/3Gs to suit all tastes. With a continuous stock rotation policy meaning your case becomes that bit more unique in addition to giving you the opportunity to get the perfect style to suit your needs.

 

Looking through the site Nick seems to have chosen so quality products to sell. So if you are looking for a decent case for your iPhone please head over to KudosCases.

Good luck with the business Nick!

 

Posted by: Matt

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HTC Tattoo retail unboxing video

There’s a good chance that you will have already seen my earlier HTC Tattoo unboxing video but the handset that we unboxed last week was a pre-release unit and although it was final hardware/software the box and contents were fairly generic so having got my hands on the retails version courtesy of our friends at Clove Technology, I thought I’d record a quick follow up unboxing video showing the full retail device so that there would be no question mark over what is supplied in the box etc.

The HTC Tattoo

The HTC Tattoo

 

I’m not covering the handset in a great deal of detail in this video as it is the same as the other version we looked at so if you want to check out the OS and user interface please have a look at the other video.

 

HTC Tattoo retail unboxing video

 

James is just working on the rest of the review at the moment and will have that online for us, hopefully, later this week.

HTC Tattoo Specification:

  • Operating System – Android
  • Processor – Qualcomm MSM7225, 528 MHz
  • Memory – RAM – 256 MB / ROM – 512 MB
  • Display – 2.8-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 240×320 QVGA resolution
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    (Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent.)
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • HTC ExtUSB (11-pin mini-USB 2.0)
  • GPS – Internal GPS antenna
  • Expansion – microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • G-sensor
  • Digital Compass
  • FM Radio
  • 3.2 megapixel colour camera
  • 4-Way navigation control with Enter button
  • Talk Time – Up to 390 minutes for GSM
  • Standby Time – Up to 340 hours for GSM
  • Dimensions – 106 x 55.2 x 14 mm (4.17 x 2.17 x 0.55 inches)
  • Weight – 113 grams (3.99 ounces) with battery
  • Warranty – 2 Years

 

 

Posted by: Matt

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HTC unveils global advertising campaign

HTC Brand Quietly Brilliant

New HTC Logo

If you watched “X Factor” last night in the UK you may of noticed an advert for HTC pop up. Well, this is part or there new advertising campaign being rolled across 20 countries in the coming weeks. The adverts centre around the tagline “You don’t need to get a phone. You need a phone that gets you”.

Its great to see HTC doing there first global campaign. Recently we have seen adverts for specific phones like the HTC Hero but this is he first time HTC are promoting there whole brand.

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HTC Advert

 

 

“Quietly brilliant is doing great things in a humble way, with the belief that the best things in life can only be experienced, not explained,” said John Wang, chief marketing officer, HTC Corporation. “The YOU campaign is the perfect embodiment of ‘quietly brilliant’ and is core to HTC as a company, innovator and partner.”

The YOU campaign is focused on driving broad, global visibility and understanding of HTC’s unique brand promise – that it’s all about YOU, the consumer, and in fact not the device. HTC worked with Los Angeles-based advertising agency, Deutsch LA Inc. to create the YOU campaign that will employ an integrated-media approach to reach consumers via television, print, outdoor and online.  HTC’s design expertise will be echoed throughout the campaign, with commercial spots highlighting the unique functionality of HTC smartphones.

"We’ve come to have a very emotional relationship with our phones. Many of our key experiences in any given day come through this one device and yet most of the advertising in the category is still about utility," says Eric Hirshberg, co-CEO and chief creative officer, Deutsch LA. "HTC’s whole design philosophy is very personal. They make phones where your experience is completely unique, so we think there is a connection between how people feel about their phones and how HTC makes them."

HTC worked with London-based creative consultancy, FigTree to create the quietly brilliant brand positioning.   The ‘quietly brilliant’ positioning was inspired by HTC’s culture of putting customers first, born from a heritage of creating breakthrough products and continued innovation. As part of HTC’s culture, the “quietly brilliant” positioning will be rolled out in all forms of communication and brand touch points across the company.

“Some of life’s most brilliant ideas started with a simple doodle on the back of a napkin,” said Simon Myers, CEO of FigTree. “HTC’s new look uses this visual language of doodles to explain all the quietly brilliant features and benefits of HTC devices in a simple and human way.”

 

I’m looking forward to seeing what else HTC have up there sleeve.

 

Posted by: James

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