Archive for October, 2009

By October 11, 2009 Read More →

Mickey’s CTIA recap

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Our pal Mickey Papillon from the podcast has been covering CTIA is blindingly exciting detail this last week, read on for more after the break. You can also listen to an awesome podcast with Mickey Papillon from The Cell Phone Junkie, Dieter Bohn from Smartphone Experts and Kevin Michaluk from Crackberry chatting their way through their experiences at CTIA. Excellent stuff.

Download the show directly

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By October 11, 2009 Read More →

Smartphone Essential Awards 2009

awardslogo_expansys I’m a bit of a sucker for awards, here we have the Smartphone Essentials awards from Smartphone Daily. Some relevant categories and some phones rightfully nominated, others not so much. have a look, but this isn’t an award you can vote for.

The nominations for the 2009 Smartphone Essentials Awards sponsored by eXpansys have been announced, pitching many of the biggest names in the mobile industry in a head-to-head battle. There are ten categories, all of which will be hotly contested after one of the strongest years ever for smartphones.

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By October 10, 2009 Read More →

Photoshop for iPhone released

This app is available only in app store USA (not in UK, etc) but it is nice to see a version of Adobe Photoshop for iPhone. We have tested it and here is how it looks like:

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By October 10, 2009 Read More →

Tweetie 2 for iPhone released and old one discontinued

Users of Tweetie 1.x don’t get free upgrade to Tweetie 2, but instead must buy it again – it seems a bit unfair but obviously author of the Tweetie decided to hit the jackpot second time instead of supporting old customers…

Here is how Tweetie 2 looks like:

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By October 10, 2009 Read More →

HTC Touch2 unboxing video

It’s been a busy week for new devices with the official announcement and launch of Windows Mobile 6.5 several WM6.5 devices have gone on sale this week. Perhaps one of the more high profile handsets is the HTC Touch2.

The HTC Touch2

The HTC Touch2


The Touch range and brand name has done wonders for HTC since the original HTC Touch was launched about two years ago HTC have almost become a household name, prior to the Touch few people, aside from Windows Mobile fans, would have known about HTC.

So we are reviewing the Touch2 this week and we’ll have the review for you shortly. For now, have a look at the unboxing video below to see the handset in a little more detail.


HTC Touch2 unboxing video


Slim, compact and functional is the new HTC Touch2.  The replacement to the original and highly popular HTC Touch, the Touch2 builds on the original to bring more functionality and an improved user experience.

The HTC Touch2 is the first HTC device to come pre-installed with the new Windows Phone operating system, Windows Mobile 6.5. An improved mobile operating system, Windows Mobile 6.5 offers improved touch interface and user experience. 

Never used a Windows Phone before?  The HTC Touch2 could be an ideal first device.

With the Touch2 you can carry and store all your contacts, calendar appointments, notes and emails all in the palm of your hand.  A small yet powerful smartphone, the Touch2has the tools and features you need whether you use the device for personal communication or business purposes.

A fast 528MHz Qualcomm processor ensures that the device responds fast to your taps on the 2.8inch touch screen, whilst the 512MB ROM offers plenty of storage for any data and additional applications you may load.

Complete wireless connectivity is provided through Quad Band technology, to ensure wherever you are you remain connected.  When in Europe, you can be assured of even faster connection speeds thanks to the HSDPA connectivity.

Do not want to use the phone network for connection to the internet? No problem, just switch on the on board WiFi and connect to a wireless hotspot of your choice.

When the working day is over or you just want to relax a little, you can use the HTC Touch2 as a multimedia tool.  Use the GPS receiver to navigate to friends and family.  Store music on a MicroSDHC card, insert it into the device and use the Touch2 as a music player.  You can even use your favourite headphones thanks to a 3.5mm audio jack.


HTC Touch2 Specification:

  • Operating System – Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional
  • Processor – Qualcomm MSM7225, 528 MHz
  • Memory – RAM – 256 MB / ROM – 512 MB
  • Display – 2.8-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with QVGA resolution
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Europe/Asia: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • HTC ExtUSB (11-pin mini-USB 2.0)
  • Internal GPS antenna
  • microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • Audio supported formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB, QCP, MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI, M4A
  • Video supported formats WMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, AVI
  • 3.2 megapixel colour camera with fixed focus
  • Zoom bar
  • Up to 370 minutes for WCDMA
  • Up to 440 minutes for GSM
  • Battery – Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery 1100 mAh
  • Dimensions – 104 X 55 X 12.9 mm (LxWxT) (4.1 X 2.16 X 0.51 inches)
  • Weight – 110 grams (4 ounces) with battery
  • Warranty – 2 Years



Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By October 9, 2009 Read More →

HTC HD2 advert a real winner

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I’ll be honest with you, this makes me want to buy one. It fully restores the epic feel for an ad that has been lost over the years as advertisers distract from the product and invoke a concept. Here was see the HTC HD2 doing things. Coupled with a great soundtrack and grand word usage it’s advertising at it’s best and gives the flagging Windows Mobile factor a lick of much need paint. Have a look at the video after the break.

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By October 9, 2009 Read More →

Hans on with the X2


WMExperts takes a look at the Xperia X2. The X1 was a nice device and impressed me quite a bit, so I’d saw this second will be something to marvel at. The panel interface looks a bit hot or miss at the moment and there seems to be a few usage problems. I don’t know that the Sim City style interface is anything more than a gimmick but as soon as it is available we’ll get it in for a full evaluation.

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By October 9, 2009 Read More →

Microsoft’s Project Pink Might Be Dead In The Water


To say we were unimpressed with the first leaked shots to come out of Microsofts “Project Pink” would be a bit of an understatement. This was Microsoft’s first in-house foray into the mobile hardware space, and we’d been hearing tales of it for years; yet in the end, what we were seeing was bad enough that we equated the two leaked devices to “a midgie Pre and a Touch Pro crossed with a jellybean”.

And now, it all begins to make sense. We were recently contacted by a source with a seemingly exhaustive knowledge of Microsoft’s Project Pink, and what they’ve shared with us doesn’t sound good. If what they’ve shared is true, it seems that the project as a whole began — and will likely end — in vain.

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By October 9, 2009 Read More →

Iphone updated to 3.1.2


Apple’s just posted up iPhone OS 3.1.2, which purports to fix some of iPhone OS 3.1’s Greatest Bug Hits, including: Don’t Wake (From Sleep), Lost Network Access, and everyone’s all-time favorite, Video Stream Crash Dance. We’re updating now, let us know how it goes for you in comments — and there’s an iPod touch update too, we’re sure it’s just as fun.

[Source Engadget]

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By October 9, 2009 Read More →

Win a copy of CoPilot Live 8!

Our good friends at Devicewire have kindly offered to donate a copy of CoPilot Live 8 to us so we can give it to one of you!

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CoPilot Landscape View


As usual with our competitions we have a very challenging question that must be answered correctly in order to go into the lucky draw.

If you have not checked out CoPilot before click here to see my recent review where I explain the main features and benefits of using CoPilot Live 8.

Question: What is the name of the feature that allows you to view the location of your CoPilot friends on screen?

Is it:

A: LiveSearch

B: LiveLink

C: LiveLove

If you are struggling to decide on the right answer you may want to have a look at Devicewire or at my review.

The competition is totally free to enter and the only catch is that you must be a registered member of our forum and have posted on it. If you are not a member please sign up. Its free, quick and easy and if you have any questions about your phone you will be surprised how quickly you will get a reply/answer.

If you think you know the answer to the competition question all you need to do is complete the entry form.

The competition will run for the rest of October and the winner will be notified on the first day of November.

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CoPilot Live 8


You may want to keep an eye on our competition forum for future chances to win prizes.

Thanks again to  Decicewire for donating a fantastic prize.


Entrees will only be accepted through the competition entry form. You cannot enter by email or private message. You must be a registered forum member to enter and have posted on the forum to be in with a chance of winning. The winner will be selected at random from all correct entries.


Posted by: James

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