Archive for October, 2009

By October 30, 2009 Read More →

eXpansys Friday deals 30th October


eXpansys Friday Deals: Selected deals between 11am and 5pm, 30th October 2009

HTC Hero with £30 eXpansys Vouchers

HTC Hero
With £30 eXpansys Vouchers

Normally £369.99
Now £359.99
Save £10 and receive £30 eXpansys Vouchers

B-Stock Acer Aspire One A150B Netbook Open Box

B-Stock Acer Aspire One A150B Netbook Open Box
XP Home

Normally £189.99
Now £169.99
Save £20

Toshiba Portege G910

Toshiba Portege G910
With £50 Cash Back

Normally £149.99
Now £139.99
Save £10 and receive £50 Cash Back

TriSpecs Bluetooth Stereo Fashion Eyewear

TriSpecs Bluetooth Stereo
Fashion Eyewear

Normally £134.99
Now £79.99
Save £55

Freecom 2.5

Freecom 2.5" Mobile Drive

Normally £64.99
Now £54.99
Save £10

Duel Systems DuelAdapter PCMCIA

Duel Systems DuelAdapter
PCMCIA ExpressCard Adaptor

Normally £64.99
Now £54.99
Save £10

Scosche Increased Dynamic Range Earphone w.Tapline Control

Scosche Increased Dynamic
Range Earphone
With Tapline Control

Normally £49.99
Now £34.99
Save £15

ORA Netbook Leather Pouch Case in Black

ORA Netbook Leather
Pouch Case Black

Normally £19.99
Now £9.99
Save £10

These deals are available on Friday the 30th October 2009 between 11am and 5pm by following the links above only.
Normal pricing will apply outside of these hours*.

    In Stock – Smartphone Deals    
Palm Pre Smartphone

Palm Pre Smartphone
WebOS – 8GB

Now £499.99

RIM® BlackBerry 8520 Curve Smartphone

RIM BlackBerry 8520 Curve

Now £189.99

i-mate Ultimate 8502 Windows Smartphone

i-mate Ultimate 8502
Windows Mobile Smartphone

Now £109.99

BenQ E72 Smartphone

BenQ E72 Smartphone
Windows Mobile 6

Now £69.99

Acer Revo

*Voucher codes do not apply with these deals. Limited to 2 units per customer, available while stocks l


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Deals & Offers
By October 29, 2009 Read More → for iPhone released

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, is a major shareholder in Disney (he owns stock worth several billion dollars) because Disney aquired Pixar so it is no wonder that Disney now is Apple-friendly. Donald Duck using iPhone? Mickey Mouse booting Mac? Yea betcha!

We have tried this app and it has very polished graphics with animations as well as some trivia quizzes, games and other content (it includes both old Disney characters like Donald Duck and Pixar characters like that cowboy from Toy Story):

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By October 29, 2009 Read More →

HTC Touch HD vs HTC HD2

Just as a follow up to the photos I posted of the HTC HD2 last night here are a few more with the HTC Touch HD beside the HTC HD2 for comparison.

When I first looked at the side-by-side I must admit I was surprised how much bigger the HD2 is. The design of the HD2 is pretty clever and the rounded edges and the curved back coupled with the overall thinness of the handset makes it feel and seem much smaller in the hand than the images below may suggest.


As you can see from the picture below, the HD2 is both taller and wider than the already large HD.



The bottom view of both units shows you how much wider the HD2 is than the HD but the HD does look a little more ‘chunky’ in this shot.



Looking at the side view of the two handsets it’s clear that the HD2 is thinner than the older HD.



And finally, stacking the HD on top of the HTC HD2 shows the difference. I wonder if the HD2 may just be too big for many people to even consider?!



I’ll have more images for you soon and if you have any questions about the HTC HD2 then please do feel free add them on the forum.


EDIT: Our extensive HTC HD2 review is now live on site.


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Phones
By October 29, 2009 Read More →

Google Maps Navigation comes to Android

Google Maps have released a beta for there navigation software to be trialed on the Android platform!


Google Maps

I’m sure most of us have used Google Maps at some point but if you have ever tried to use it for navigation while driving you would have found that its a real pain in the butt as it will only give you on screen prompts and no voice guidance.

Well it looks like all that is about to change and if the beta testing goes to plan I am sure we will see it rolled out to all mobile operating systems.

There are certainly some benefits to using Google Maps navigation. Here’s the best bits:

Firstly it will be free which is always a bonus, however I strongly recommend an unlimited data plan as the maps will be downloaded as required.

If you don’t want to type the address onto the screen Google will allow you to just say it.

If you don’t know the address Google Maps will search the web and find it.

Google Maps currently shows traffic delays and these are incorporated into the navigation program.

As Google already has satellite and street view these are also utilized in the navigation software so you can actually see your destination before you get there.


maps1 maps2

Google Maps Navigation map options



You can click here to see a demo video. Go check it out as it looks pretty amazing if you ask me.


Posted by: James

Posted in: News
By October 28, 2009 Read More →

HTC HD2 photos

I know everyone is hungry for more information on the HD2 – photos, video and just about anything you can lay your hands on, we know what it’s like, we’re also keen to see more! 🙂

So here are a few photos for you that I took just a little while ago. Yes we’ve been able to see the HD2 but we’re not allowed to show you any video just yet, HTC don’t want us to show you the pre-release ROM build.

So here are a few pictures for your viewing pleasure. I’ll also have some more later today/tomorrow of the HD vs the HD2. Click the images for a larger version.


So starting with the front of the HD2 you’ll notice the huge 480×800 pixel display measuring 4.3" on the diagonal, just about the biggest there is on a Windows Mobile device (apart from the HTC X7500 perhaps).

The HTC HD2 front view

The HTC HD2 front view


On the back you’ll find a large loudspeaker, 5 megapixel camera and, at long last, a dual LED flash! You cant really tell from this angle just how rounded the back of the HD2 is but you’ll see that below.

HTC HD2 back view

HTC HD2 back view


On the bottom of the HD2 you’ll find a MICRO USB connector for sync and charge (I hate microUSB!) and thankfully, a 3.5mm headphone socket good for your own headphones or the supplied wired headset.

HTC HD2 bottom view

HTC HD2 bottom view


There’s not an awful lot to see on the top of the HD2, but you can see how curved that back is.

HTC HD2 top view

HTC HD2 top view


The left side is home to the obligatory up/down volume control rocker, and not much more!

HTC HD2 left side view 

HTC HD2 left side view


Nothing to see on the right side but as you can see again in this picture, the back is very curvy! 🙂

HTC HD2 right side view

HTC HD2 right side view


Finally (for now) the keypad on the HD2 is a little different to any of the other recent HTC models, we see the return of physical keys, thanks goodness! So we have the send/answer key, home button, windows start menu key, a back button and finally the end/hang-up button.

HTC HD2 key pad

HTC HD2 key pad

HTC HD2 specification:

  • Operating System – Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional
  • Processor – Qualcomm® MSM8250™, 1 GHz
  • Memory – ROM: 512 MB / RAM: 448 MB
  • Display – 4.3-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 480 X 800 WVGAresolution
  • Network – HSPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • WiFi 802.11b/g
  • MicroUSB
  • GPS – Internal GPS Antenna
  • Audio – 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • MicroSDHC
  • Camera – 5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus and dual LED flashlight
  • Talk Time – Up to 380 minutes for GSM
  • Standby Time – Up to 490 hours for GSM
  • Battery – Lithium-ion 1230mAh removable 
  • Dimensions – 120.5 X 67 X 11 mm (4.74 X 2.64 X 0.43 inches)
  • Weight – 157 grams (5.54 ounces) with battery
  • G-Sensor
  • Digital Compass
  • FM Radio with RDS

Of course we’ll have our HTC HD2 review online just as soon as we can get our hands on one that we are allowed to video and talk about!


EDIT: Our extensive HTC HD2 review is now live on site.


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: News
By October 28, 2009 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast #46



Our latest podcast, Episode 46, is now available for download, this week we discuss Orange releasing the iPhone, Carphone Warehouse, WM6.5 on Diamond2 and much more . You can subscribe via iTunes, RSS or download the mp3 file here. Full show notes after the break.

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By October 28, 2009 Read More →

HTC Touch Diamond2 gets rom update

You may of seen our post a couple of weeks ago where we informed you that HTC released Windows Mobile 6.5 rom updates for the Touch Pro2 and Snap.

Well now they have also released one for the Diamond2.


HTC Diamond2

The Europe update can be accessed by clicking here. Like all rom updates please ensure you back up all data on the device as it will all be erased. If you have not tried Microsoft’s MyPhone this may be a good time to try. I use it and its works a treat!


Posted by: James

Posted in: News
By October 27, 2009 Read More →

Nokia N97 2.0 Firmware Now Available


Nokia has released the highly anticipated V2.0 Firmware for the N97 phone. Users can expect speed improvements, security fixes, Ovi Maps 3.1 and more.

Although the Nokia N97 hasn’t been the company saving handset the company had hoped for, it still retains a loyal following and Nokia has reciprocated this trust with today’s firmware 2.0 update which addresses a number of of security and bug issues. A list of the updates is below:

Posted in: Phones
By October 27, 2009 Read More →

SuperEtrader site redesigned and relaunched

Our friends over at SuperEtrader have been busy over the past few months and have totally redesigned and re-launched their website and online store.


If you are not familiar with SuperEtrader (why not!?) they specialise in Unlocked/SIM-free smartphones and wide range of accessories. SuperEtrader also sponsor our forums that we launched recently.

Why not check out their new site at!


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: News
By October 27, 2009 Read More → Podcast 303 Podcast 303
(format: MP3)
(right click above to download the podcast)

You can listen to this podcast also from this web page, through the Flash player:

URL to RSS feed of this podcast (for your podcast catcher) is:

If you use iTunes then click HERE to subscribe to this podcast.

In this episode Edward from is chatting with: Mickey from The Cellphone Junkie podcast, Alli from, Gareth from Mobile Tech Addicts.

Posted in: Phones