Archive for December 18th, 2009

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Red Dwarf app launches


On the 21st birthday of the cult TV series, the official Red Dwarf Soundboard App is now available from the App Store. The app means iPhone and iPod touch users can now carry the sounds of the Red Dwarf crew around in their pocket, as the rest of us are forced to endure them.

There’s no less than 32 iconic audio clips from the TV series, letting users re-live the classic lines over and over again from, you guessed it, "smeg head" to " smoke me a kipper, I’ll be back for breakfast".  There’s also a slideshow of stills for when the audio gets tired, which we reckon will be about 45 seconds after you download the app.

The Red Dwarf Soundboard App is available for £1.19 from the App Store.

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Handy Shell v2.0 now available for S60



Paragon Software have released version 2.0 of Handy Shell, a replacement stand-by screen for your S60 smartphones which provides huge levels of customisation and interaction over and above the regular active stand-by screen on your phone.

Based around four different views of your device, the app is called up with the menu key, and takes over the S60 interface for a much more customisable experience. A number of plug-in modules are available including a new “Photos” view for instant access to your media. This sits alongside the existing plug-ins including weather and contacts.

Also added in the new version is the “3D Cube” spinning system for fast access around the four views (each of them is one side of the cube); this is one of the improvements added for touch devices. Read more at Paragon/Epocware.



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Nokia X6 Available Now on Orange


Nokia’s first capacitive touch screen phone, the Nokia X6 is now available on Orange through Phones4u. The media powerhouse comes with 32gb of storage and unlimited music downloads with the Comes With Music service from Nokia.

A long standing compliant about Nokia devices to date is that they use the less sensitive resistive screen technology, but now that has all changed with the X6. Read a full review at Techradar.

Expect to pay £35pm with a 2 year tie in or buy direct form Nokia for £449. As ever, shop around and you can pick it up for £400.

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N900 on Contract with Vodafone on 7th Jan


If you’ve been waiting for the N900 to hit the streets with a network subsidy, then mark January 7th in your diary as Vodafone has confirmed they will be the first to stock the device.

If you cant wait that long, then Carphone Warehouse are also offering the N900 with a Vodafone contract online from Boxing day. Expect to sign up for a 2 year agreement at £35pm to get the phone for free, or you can stump up £50 upfront and only pay £30pm.

If Vodafone isn’t your thing then the word is that Tmobile and O2 will be offering the device in March. Of course you can buy it direct from Nokia if your one those funny people that don’t like signing up for 2 years, shop around and you can pick it up for £449.

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eXpansys Friday deals 18th December



HP iPAQ Data Messenger + Orange Sim with £50 FREE Top-up

HP iPAQ Data Messenger


HP iPAQ Data Messenger + Orange PAYG Sim Card
Was £199.99, now
£179.99, with £50 FREE Top-up, SAVE £70 overall

You will get an Orange Pay As You Go sim card with your HP iPAQ Data Messenger phone, including £50 FREE top-up!

When you put your Orange sim card into your phone, simply dial ‘343’ and choose one of the animal packages listed below:

  • Monkeytop-up £10 and get:
    – Free music on any mobile
    – 300 free texts (monthly £20 top-up gives you 600 texts, monthly £30 top-up gives you unlimited texts)
    – 1-in-3 chance to win prizes with every top-up
    – 2-for-1 cinema vouchers and pizza through Orange Wednesdays
    Click here for full details
  • Dolphin: free texts and free mobile internet (monthly £10 top-up = 300 texts, monthly £20 top-up = 600 texts, monthly £30 top-up = unlimited texts)
  • Canary: get free minutes to call any network at evenings and weekends (monthly £10 top-up = 100 mins, monthly £20 top-up = 200 mins, monthly £20 top-up = 300 mins)
  • Racoon: lowest flat call rate at 15p per minute to any network any time and 10p texts to any network at any time
  • Camel: 5p per minute calls and 15p texts to mobiles in over 50 countries

Buy your HP iPAQ Data Messenger today


eXpansys Friday Deals: Selected deals between 11am and 5pm, 18th December 2009

Nokia N85

Nokia N85
5MP Camera

Normally £339.99
Now £299.99
Save £40

HTC Touch Pro

HTC Touch Pro
Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro

Normally £309.99
Now £269.99
Save £40

Samsung NC10 netbook

Samsung NC10 Netbook
Windows XP Home (White)

Normally £259.99
Now £239.99
Save £20

HTC BH M200 Bluetooth Mono Headset

HTC BH M200 Bluetooth
Mono Headset

Normally £29.99
Now £19.99
Save £10

HP iPAQ Data Messenger + £50 FREE Orange Airtime

B-Stock Palm m500
Refurbished PDA

Normally £19.99
Now £14.99
Save £5

Premier Systems Chilly the Singing and Dancing Polar Bear

Premier Systems Chilly the Singing and Dancing Polar Bear

Normally £7.99
Now £2.99
Save £5

These deals are available on Friday the 18th December 2009 between 11am and 5pm by following the links above only. Normal pricing will apply outside of these hours*.

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


Posted by: Matt

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O2 doing 4G in Slough


On O2? Don’t have a decent connection in your area? Then you are going to love to know that O2 is trialling 4G in Slough. The town most famous for …The Office will be not be able to use the network yet since there are no 4G phones on the market as yet. Have a read at the full story below:

You might still be struggling to get a 3G signal on your smartphone, but O2 and mobile modem maker Huawei have just successfully demonstrated a 4G connection — the first in the UK.

LTE stands for ‘Long Term Evolution’ and it’s an enhanced version of the current HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) technology that most 3G smartphones and USB 3G modems are currently based on.

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Nokia N900 coming soon to Vodafone UK – Update

You may have read James’ post the other day – ‘Nokia N900 coming soon to Vodafone UK’ – Well, just a quick update for you…

nokia_n900The Nokia N900


It appears that you can now buy it from the Carphone Warehouse on a monthly contract. However, it seems to be out of stock which is not surprising, but you can still make an order for when they come back in stock.
The Nokia N900 will also be available from Vodafone UK stores from January 2010 (I heard it is the 7th of January but I can’t confirm that).


Posted by: Emma

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The best PDF reader for iPhone now available in FREE Lite version

Normally it costs only $0.99 but if you are a total cheap skate and you don’t want to spend any money, then free Lite version is now available with 5-files limit what might be more than enough for many people…


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