Archive for December, 2009

By December 18, 2009 Read More →

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

Posted in: News
By December 18, 2009 Read More →

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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By December 17, 2009 Read More →

Press-Release. SPB Software Sums Up for 2009, Delivers Results for the Survey, Celebrates with a Big Sale


SPB Software, a leading maker of mobile applications, announces the results of the sixth annual SPB Survey. This year the survey was held from November 17th till December 4th, and was meant to capture user preferences and build up a combined report that would identify the changing user profiles, mobile device expectations, brand loyalty and the handset use cases.
Some of the figures we’ve found and the trends we’ve discovered were of particular interest, with some of them being really curious. For instance, 45% of respondents their current smartphone is at least the sixth smart handheld they’ve ever owned. Another surprising thing for us is respondents’ age. Last year’s survey was mainly taken by people aged under 30 while this year the focus had somewhat shifted – 45% of the respondents were between 31 and 45. Much less surprising is the Top-10 of the most popular devices: it includes 6 HTC smartphones, 2 Apple devices and the popular Samsung Omnia.

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By December 17, 2009 Read More →

Motorola Enzo or is it Backflip?

Rob over at just got himself a nice scoop on the new Motorola (we will call it) Backflip, so we thought we would share it with our community too.

The “going straight to AT&T” Moto Backflip is another Android based handset but the first one for the AT&T network.

Motorola Enzo 3
Moto Enzo / Backflip

Apart from the name what else can we tell you? Well the handset model number is MB300 and it will come with an older revision of the Android O/S which is the 1.5 Cupcake release. Apart from that info here is the specifications that are rumoured.

Motorola Backflip Rumoured Specifications:

  • Yahoo Search (Weird?)
  • AT&T Nav
  • AT&T Music
  • AT&T Mobile App store
  • Google Maps
  • Android Market
  • 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7201A
  • 512 MB ROM
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 3.1 inch display 320 x 480 (HVGA)
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 2.0 / GPS
  • OS Android 1.5 with Motoblur
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900 W-CDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100
  • Reverse flip keyboard
  • Rear directional touchpad

I’m not sure if I like the idea of the camera being on the QWERTY keyboard and not on the front of the phone but hey, what do I know? The other point to note is that the backflip will always have a visible QWERTY as its at the back of the phone which means the screen flips out to join it (bizarre if you ask me).

Motorola Enzo 4 Motorola Enzo 5
Motorola Enzo 1 Motorola Enzo 2

I have to admit though that the spec list does look ok and that it would be interesting to have a “wee shot” of it.

Posted by: John

Posted in: Rumours
By December 17, 2009 Read More →

Vodafone drops the HTC HD2

HTC-HD2_45_1002 Those folks who are annoyed that the HTC HD2 is not hitting Stateside, we feel your pain. It’s getting harder to get the HTC HD2 in the UK. Have a read at this:

Sources believe the operator is preparing to focus on the Apple iPhone

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By December 17, 2009 Read More →

HTC HD2 Price Drop! have an extra price saving on the HTC HD2 on the run up to Xmas.

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Now only £489.99 and with free delivery this could be the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and make your friends jealous?

Head over to Its in stock and waiting to be yours!


Posted by: James

Posted in: News
By December 17, 2009 Read More →

Optoma Pico Pocket Projector

Ever wanted to show the photos on your digital camera or PDA whilst you’re out and about? Well, now it’s possible with this projector you can hold. have just send us the details of this nifty new toy. Check it out:



Pico Projector


Imagine being able to show your friends and family videos from your media player or mobile phone at up to sixty inches in size. Ever wanted to show the photos on your digital camera or PDA whilst you’re out and about? Well, now it’s possible with this revolutionary new projector you can hold in your hand. No need to worry about connecting to the mains either; the Optoma Pico Pocket projector comes supplied with batteries to give you complete freedom on the move and what’s more it’s fully rechargeable, just like your mobile phone.

Main Features
  • Easily share photos and videos from mobile devices
  • Project images on any surface
  • Ultra-light at 4 ounces including battery
  • Image size up to 60 inches
  • Vivid 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • DLP Pico technology
  • LED light source lasts over 20,000 hours
  • Recharge battery conveniently via USB or included AC power adaptor

The latest LED technology, Optoma’s projector expertise and Texas Instruments tried and trusted DLP® chip technology, (used in millions of business and home cinema projectors the world over), come together to produce astonishing image quality from such a small projector.

There’s no need to worry about replacing the lamp either – the Pico has a lamp-life of an astonishing twenty thousand hours: enough for more than eighteen years of life, even if you use the projector three hours a day, every single day of the year. We think once you’ve seen the Optoma Pico you’ll agree that it sets the standard in pocket projectors.

Box Contents
  • Optoma Pico DLP Pocket Projector
  • AV composite 2.5mm to composite female (audio and video)
  • Pico Carry Case
  • USB Charger
  • Extra Battery
  • AC power adaptor
Connects to:
  • iPod, iPhone and iTouch using the optional Optoma Apple connection kit
  • Your Nokia N95 and N96 using the optional Optoma Nokia connection kit
  • DVD Players and other video players enable with standard composite AV Out
  • Mobile phone, Media players,Camcorders, DV-Cams and Digital Cameras enabled with standard composite AV Out


      If your interested in one of these cool new gadgets head over to now and place your order. Its a good price!

      Posted by: James

      Posted in: Gadgets
      By December 17, 2009 Read More →

      Nokia E52 Review

      You may have seen the Nokia E55 review that I did a short time ago. As Matt mentioned, I was really impressed with it. I now have the E52 to play with and the obvious difference I can see is that it has a good old phone keypad rather than a compact qwerty one. I’ll quickly fly through the features of this Nokia E52 and point out and changes that I come across, and please excuse my copying and pasting of some text from the E55 review but the handset are very similar!

      E52-angled-right The Nokia E52

      What’s in the box?

      • Nokia E52 handset
      • Nokia Charger AC-10
      • Nokia Charger Adapter CA-146C
      • Nokia Battery BP-4L (1500mAh)
      • Nokia Stereo headset HS-48
      • Nokia Connectivity Cable (CA-101) supports charging
      • 1 GB microSD card inside device
      • User Guide
      • Nokia PC Suite (v7.1.26) in microSD card


      For more information you can check out Matt’s Nokia E55 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



      Front – You can see the 2.4 inch QVGA screen (240×320 pixels) and keypad

      E52-front Nokia E52 – front view


      Keypad – Starting from the top.are the left and right soft keys. Below these keys are the home, calendar, messaging and back button shortcut keys. Next are the send/receive (or call/hang up) buttons.

      In the middle of this is the D-pad for navigation through the phone. In the centre of this is the select button. Finally, you can see phone keypad

      E52-keypad Nokia E52 – keypad view


      Top – There is a 3.5mm headphone/handsfree connection and power button on the top of the phone.

      E52-top Nokia E52 – top view


      Right – From the left you can see the dedicated camera button, then there is the up/down rocker buttons with a voice control button placed between them.

      E52-right Nokia E52 – right side view


      Left – There isn’t much on the left side except for the sync/charge connection.

      E52-left Nokia E52 – left side view


      Back – The battery, sim card and microSD card are housed under the back cover. You can also see the 3.2MP camera and flash. Under this is the loud speaker.

      E52-back Nokia E52 – back view



      • Stylish design
      • Light weight
      • Good in-call sound quality
      • Great battery life
      • Easier messaging?



      • Camera quality is disappointing



      The Nokia E52 is a stylish phone. It may seem a bit too slim for some but I quite like this.


      As expected, the screen display is bright and sharp just like the E55. I’m guessing that it can be a bit difficult sometimes to view the screen in bright sunlight but during the couple of weeks that I’ve had the phone it’s been constant rain making the daylight hours darker and shorter than usual!

      The E52 has the same Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 OS as the E55. The home screen can be switched between and business and personal profile/mode so you can set up shortcuts on the home screen to suit. Then you can just toggle between the two modes. The home screen can look quite cluttered. Of course Nokia have taken this into account. So, you can select a basic theme which will provide you with a clean home screen.

      The same N-Gage support is provided which means you can access a wide variety of games. It’s still aimed at business users too and all of the useful business applications such as Nokia’s Ovi maps, FM radio, video player, Calendar, etc. are also there to use.

      Connectivity offers 3G, WIFI, GPS, Bluetooth and USB connections.
      Emailing and messaging seems pretty straightforward. If you use Gmail all you have to do is enter your Gmail user name and password and the phone does the rest for you. The email client also supports other personal and corporate email types such as, IBM Lotus Notes Traveller, Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo! mail, etc.

      As you may have read,  really didn’t get to grips with the compact qwerty keypad on the E55 so there’s no surprise that I found this phone keypad on the E52 much easier to use. But as always, it boils down to personal preference.

      The camera is just like the E55 as well. Not great. There is a flash but it doesn’t really do the camera any favours as you can still only take a decent picture in good lighting. The E52 is designed for business users though so you can really expect the camera to be a selling point for the phone.

      The 3.5mm headphone socket means that you can use your own headphones when listening to any media – always a plus for me as I always like to use my own favourite earphones. I’m just picky!

      In-call sound quality is quite good. It’s active noise reduction helps to eliminate background noise. I made and received a few calls on this phone and I’ve no complaints on the call quality. The speaker phone is loud and clear enough for calls and of course can be used to listen to media though.



      I guess after all that the only difference was the keypad!

      The Nokia E52 is a slim, lightweight and stylish looking phone. Geared towards business men and women, it’s packed with features and applications to keep you up to date and in the loop with everything that’s going on.

      Not one to buy if you are after a camera phone but otherwise a very nice phone to use.


      Reviewed by: Emma

      Posted in: Reviews
      By December 16, 2009 Read More →

      Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness Released

      Like most mobile phone manufacturers Sony Ericsson have decided to release a nice novelty based phone just before Chrsitmas.

      You may well be asking what the novelty of a phone that will cost around $990 (£676) would be? Well the answer is that the Pureness has the Concierge Service which the Vertu phones have at a fraction of the price. Not only that but it also has a transparent screen which in itself is a huge novelty.

      Sony Ericsson Pureness 1 Sony Ericsson Pureness 2
      Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness

      The name “Pureness” comes from the fact that SE have stripped out all the unnecessary things from both form and function and left only the essential phone functions.

      SO what does this little baby have then (apart from the obvious)? Well it has a 1.8″ monochrome display capable of video streaming and viewing and. well that’s really it but on the brightside the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Pureness comes with a 12-month membership to the Pureness concierge service which is available 24/7 via phone or email and it can get you perks like room upgrades in hotels, a VIP welcome, free champagne, discounts, tickets with better seating and so on. Point to note though as the service is country dependent.

      Why not have a look at their microsite for some more details?

      Posted by: John McKenzie

      Posted in: News
      By December 16, 2009 Read More →

      Microsoft release Bing for iPhone

      photo Microsoft have continued with their strategy of releasing applications for the iPhone, this time they have released a mobile version of the Bing search engine.

      It looks pretty but when I was taking a few screenshots and playing with the application it crashed quite a few times, especially using the voice search, typical!

      photo 2  photo 3

      You can try it out for yourself as it is available now for free in the App Store via this link.

      Posted in: Phones