Archive for December 11th, 2009

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Our 2009 Christmas competition reminder!

Our Christmas competition for 2009 has been open for a little while already and we’ve had a shed loads of entries so far but as we’re just approaching the half way point of advent I thought it would be a good ideal to remind you all that if you have not already done so then now would be a great time to enter the competition, you have three ways to enter and three chances to win!

So for a reminder of what you could win:



Supplied By

XBOX 360


HTC Touch Diamond2


HTC Hero


Samsung Genio QWERTY


Plantronics Audio 655 Digital USB Stereo Headset

Clove vector logo

Plantronics Discovery 665 Bluetooth Headset

Clove vector logo

Clove Technology £30 Voucher

Clove vector logo

HTC Tattoo


Nokia 5800 SIM-free


iGame Family iPod Dock



So for the full low-down on how to enter and for the rest of the competition rules please head over to the main competition page.


Thanks to all of you that have already entered the competition, the response we’ve had really makes it worth while.  It’s this kind of support that you show us that will allow us to run more competitions like this in the future so please do feel free to let your friends and family know about it too!


Posted by: Matt

Post Tags: [Christmas, Competition, prizes,]

Posted in: Competitions
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Acer A1 Liquid unboxing

1DDFC329-16BE-4F3A-BA93-93D9185EDDC5 The Acer A1 Liquid appeared yesterday for me to play with over the next week thanks to those lovely folks at Clove. To make the most of it I have filmed a short unboxing. From the video you’ll be certainly experience some of the speed of the device. I’m most impressed so far!

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Nokia E52 unboxing video

Not long ago Emma reviewed the Nokia E55 and she was pretty impressed with it. The 20-key compact QWERTY of the E55 wasn’t to everyone’s liking so Nokia have now come up with the Nokia E52. The E52 looks almost identical to the E55 but instead of the compact QWERTY offers a standard numeric keypad.


The Nokia E52


So Emma is looking at the E52 and will have a follow up review for us shortly where she’ll no doubt be comparing the E55 and the E52. Have a look at the unboxing video below for a tour of the hardware and a quick look at the UI.


Nokia E52 unboxing video


Nokia E52 Specification:

  • Dimensions: 116 x 49 x 9.9mm
  • Weight: 98g
  • Battery:
    – Talk Time: 8 hrs
    – Standby Time: 672 hrs
    – Capacity: 1500 mAh
  • Display: 240 x 320 pixels/2.4 inch
  • Network:
    – GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-Band)
    – WCDMA: 900/2100 (Dual-Band)
  • Camera: 3.2 mega-pixels, LED Flash
  • FM Stereo Radio (RDS)
  • Messaging: SMS / MMS (with video) . E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4, MS Exchange)
  • Memory: 60MB (internal) / microSDHC (external)
  • microUSB
  • Nokia 3.5mm AV connector
  • Bluetooth (2.0)
  • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11g)
  • AGPS
  • Nokia Maps
  • Accelerometer
  • Nokia Web Browser
  • Flash Lite 3.0
  • Ovi Support


As Emma kindly reviewed the E55 for us she is also working on the E52 so if you have any questions then please do feel free to ask on the E52 forum thread.


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
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Tesco to have the iPhone

Tesco have announced that from Monday the 14th of December they will be selling the iPhone.

The lowest tariff that they will offer is £20 a month on a 12 month contract. This seems too good to be true! OK – it is. The handset will cost you £222 on top of this for the basic 3G 8GB one.

The BBC news website pointed out that over the course of the contract the actual monthly cost is £38.50 where as O2’s and Orange’s lowest tariff is £34.26. But note this – the £34.26 tariff is for a 24 month contract.

apple-iphone-3g The Apple iPhone


Vodafone will also begin to carry the handset in 2010. They haven’t announced any price plans as yet but we will try to keep you informed.


Posted by: Emma

Posted in: News
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eXpansys Friday deals 11th December


Product Flash: Motorola MILESTONE – Now Available

Motorola MILESTONE Smartphone with Android 2.0

Exclusive to eXpansys in the UK – order today to be one of the first to have a Motorola Milestone

Introducing…the world’s first Android 2.0 phone, Motorola Milestone is without compromise, offering superlative multimedia on the world’s thinnest QWERTY slider. Available from £49.99 on contract, we’ll also give you up to £100 cash back for your outdated handset. At last a phone that offers it all:

– Android 2.0 Operating System
– 3.7" widescreen
– Google Maps with MOTONAV
– Thousands of Apps
– DVD-quality camera
– 3G and Wi-Fi

Buy Now for £449.99

Buy Now with a T-Mobile contract for £49.99 and £35 per month

Watch the TV advert


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

Apple iPhone 3G S

Apple iPhone 3G S
EU, Black, 32GB

Normally £899.99
Now £799.99
Save £100

Samsung Omnia Pro B7610

Samsung Omnia Pro B7610
Windows Mobile 6.5

Normally £369.99
Now £349.99
Save £20

Samsung Omnia Pro B7330

Samsung Omnia Pro B7330
Windows Mobile 6.5

Normally £274.99
Now £259.99
Save £15

Toshiba Portege G910 with £50 Cash Back

Toshiba Portege G910
With £50 Cash Back

Normally £149.99
Now £139.99
Save £10

Plantronics DSP-400 USB

Plantronics DSP-400 USB Headset
Stereo Sound

Normally £29.99
Now £19.99
Save £10

Novatel Wireless U530 3G Wireless PC Card

Novatel Wireless U530
3G Wireless PC Card

Normally £4.99
Now £1.99
Save £3


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


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Deals & Offers
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Boingo Wireless launches mobile-enabled location detection

Shortly after we reported that Boingo lies about availability of Boingo Mobile service, Boingo has updated their WiFi hotspot directory in a way that resolves this problem:

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Motorola Milestone Launches in UK

Today has seen the official launch of the much anticipated Motorola Milestone (also known as the Droid in the USA).



Motorola Milestone



BASINGSTOKE, UK – December 10, 2009 — The Motorola MILESTONET, Europe’s first Android 2.0 powered smartphone, will be available in the UK from today on eXpansys ( ).

The highly anticipated MILESTONE joins DEXT with MOTOBLURT as the second handset in Motorola’s recently revealed Android portfolio and will be ranged exclusively with eXpansys until December 31.

MILESTONE is without compromise, setting new standards for how fast, smart and multi-tasking a modern smartphone should be. Powered by Android 2.0, it offers the ability to use multiple applications at once and the world’s thinnest QWERTY slider (13.7mm). The MILESTONE also boasts a hi-resolution and pinch and zoom display.

A suite of GoogleT mobile applications including Google SearchT, Google MapsT, Google MailT and YouTubeT are also integrated onto the device. Plus users have access to thousands of apps and widgets from Android MarketT.

“MILESTONE joins DEXT in our evolving Android portfolio and is further proof of our vision for Android as the platform to unleash the power of mobile internet,” said Ralf Gerbershagen, vice president and general manager of Motorola Western Europe.

“As an Android 2.0 device, MILESTONE does what other smartphones don’t. It was designed to enhance consumer experiences – and its full screen web browsing experience, ability to juggle between multiple apps, and suite of Google applications deliver. We have been delighted with the anticipation and demand for MILESTONE across Europe.”

“This is an exciting announcement for eXpansys, as we believe the MILESTONE will exceed our customers’ expectations. Our strategy has always been to offer breakthrough smartphones and gadgets which enrich our customers’ lives,” said Roger Butterworth, CEO for eXpansys. 

“We know our customers want to be the first to get hold of the MILESTONE and try the latest Google platform and that’s why we’re offering up to £100 cash back for customers eligible to trade in their old phone.”

Key MILESTONE features include:

· 3.7″ widescreen display with 854 pixel width and more than 400,000 total pixels

· High-speed, cortex A8 processor

· Multi-touch, pinch and zoom, double tap zoom

· 5 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash

· Motorola Media Link and Motorola Phone Portal to manage and share media content across desktop, phone and the Web

· Stereo Bluetooth® / BT 2.1, USB 2.0

· 3.5mm headset jack

· CrystalTalkT Plus for superior talk quality

· 8GB memory card

Additional functionality and apps include:

· Full suite of the Google applications: Google Search, Google Maps with Latitude, Google Mail, YouTube, and Google TalkT

· Unified Google and Microsoft Office Contacts

· Navigation: GPS, MOTONAV * turn-by-turn navigation, Google Maps, E-Compass Latitude

· Email Support: IMAP and POP, Google Mail

· IM Support: Google Talk

· Calendar: Exchange, Calendar


eXpansys will offer MILESTONE as either SIM free and unlocked (£449.99) or from £49.99 when bundled with an 18 month, £35 a month T-mobile contract. eXpansys is also offering consumers who trade in their old HTC, BlackBerry or Apple iPhone up to a £100 rebate via mail. For more information about pricing and availability:


To date, MILESTONE is available in Italy, Germany, France, Argentina, Brazil and Canada. Further availability will be announced as Motorola continues to expand its Android-based portfolio around the world. For more information please visit

In North America, Motorola’s first two Android-based devices to hit the market are known as CLIQ with MOTOBLUR and DROIDT.


We are expecting to get our hands on one of these beauties shortly so watch out for the unboxing video followed by the full review.


Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases