Archive for February 8th, 2010

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Sony Ericsson Aspen running Windows Mobile 6.5.3


The Sony Ericsson Aspen is hardly a device that is going to set the world on fire however the phone, previously called the Faith, is actually turning my head. Filling the gap that Palm has left moving to WebOS, this front facing, Qwerty keyboard, Exec phone isn’t for everyone but it’s my kind of thing. Packing the newer Windows Mobile 6.5.3, an operating system revision some say should exist, the Aspen not only combines the sexy looks of the Nokia E series with Windows Mobile but it should really be rock solid, given that Sony Ericsson have been releasing devices solely for critic mauling recently. I think this might just be a diamond in the rough.

Some of the specifications:

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Save some cash with Devicewire

Those nice chaps at have some good money saving tips. Check it out:




1 – are pleased to announce a price drop across the range of HTC & BlackBerry devices.

BlackBerry Bold 9000 was £362.71 – Now Only £349.95

BlackBerry Bold 9700 was £384.99 – Now Only £369.95

HTC Touch2 was £275.99 – Now Only £199.95

HTC Pro2 was £444.99 – Now Only £354.94

HTC Snap was £275.99 – Now Only £219.95

HTC Hero (White) was £357.99 – Now Only £314.95

HTC Touch Diamond2 was £321.99 – Now Only £274.95


2: As well as reducing the cost of the popular devices, we have also reduced the cost of delivery from £7.95 to only £6.95. All in stock device orders are sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery, Pre 1pm.

3: We have also updated our telephone number. Previous it was 0870 849 0233 (you can still use this number) but now our Free Phone number is in place. Contact us on 0800 198 0000.


That’s rather decent of them don’t you think!


Posted by: James

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Samsung UE40B7020 LED TV Review

The Samsung UE40B7020 LED TV is a 40 inch model from the Samsung Series 7 LED TV range.

At just 3 cm deep these TVs are stunningly slim, and being so thin they can also be wall mounted and be no deeper than say a mirror or picture.

They are also eco friendly both in the materials they are made from and their energy consumption in use.

Full 1080p HD resolution with high contrast gives deep blacks and rich colours, and 100Hz Motion Plus technology removes edge-blur.

Add in [email protected] widgets and a built-in media player for movies, mp3s and JPEGs (either from USB devices or over your network using DLNA) and the Samsung UE40B7020 is certainly promising to be quite the TV.

Let’s see…


LED Series 7020 Right


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HTC Bravo on Orange?

Coolsmartphone have published the below document allegedly sent to one of their readers from Orange.

Bravo 2

HTC Bravo


As you will see it gives the details of the HTC Bravo and the source states that the handset is due in March 2010.


Bravo Orange

Allegedly from Orange


Although the document does look like an legitimate Orange one is also looks a bit like a Photoshop job if you ask me but hopefully i am wrong.

The device is surely coming soon but to which carrier and when is still to be confirmed.

The HTC Bravo is very similar in spec to the HTC Nexus but noticeably minus the trackball.

The Bravo is rumoured to have the following specifications squeezed into a handset only 11.7mm in thickness:

  • 1GHz Snapdragon CPU
  • 3.7" AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with WVGA resolution (480 x 800)
  • 5MP camera
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS


Posted by: James

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HTC Incredible have been sent not only some photos but also a video of the HTC Incredible!


HTC Incredible


The device which as you will see in this video is Verizon branded and comes with Android 2.1 with the HTC Sense UI. Its also believed to have a Snapdragon CPU and looking at the screen switch speed in the video this looks more than likely.

It is also reported to have an OLED screen and an optical mouse pointer which would be a first for HTC. Sounds good doesn’t it?

More news as we get it….


Posted by: James

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Sony VAIO E Series with “no-boot” Quick Web Access

On the 2nd of February, Sony announced their new VAIO E Series which will be available from the end of the month. It’s being marketed as compact and easy to use, with ‘no-boot’ Quick Web Access.

EB_S01_BJ_Back The Sony VAIO E Series


It sports a high-contrast 39.4cm (15.5″) VAIO display and full keyboard including full size numeric keypad. It’s extra compact yet manages to fit many connections such as HDMI out and up to 4xUSB, including eSATA/USB port for high speed transfers. Above the keyboard Sony have placed ASSIST and VAIO buttons as well.

EB_C04_MW_Tenkey The Sony VAIO E Series keyboard



Sony VAIO E Series Specifications:



Processor Intel® CoreT  i5-430M 2.26GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology (max. 2.53 GHz)
OS Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Memory 4GB DDR3 SDRAM (1066 MHz)
HDD 500GB (5400 rpm)
Screen 39.4cm (15.5″) 16:9 VAIO Display (1366×768)
Graphics ATI Mobility RadeonT HD 5650 with 1GB VRAM
Optical drive DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM
Weight & size

2.7kg (with supplied battery);

248.2 x 31.1 x 369.8 mm (D x H x W)

Others WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; MOTION EYE® camera; stereo audio with Dolby Home Theater v3; HDMI out; 3xUSB + eSATA/USB; WEB/ASSIST/VAIO buttons; matt white/matte black colour finish options


Here’s what Sony had to say about the VAIO Eseries:

Power, looks and multimedia performance – they’re in perfect harmony with the easy-to-use new VAIO E Series of multimedia notebook computers from Sony.

Compact and easy to carry, stylish new VAIO E Series boast many features that you’d expect to find on bigger, bulkier notebooks. Beautifully designed to look great in your home or on the move, VAIO E Series makes mainstream computing brilliantly affordable. Delivering all the processing power, graphics muscle and easy-to-use productivity features you need, it’s a great value way to enhance your digital life.

Brand-new VAIO E Series is packed with luxurious design touches that add to its premium feel. The high-contrast VAIO Display is bordered by an extra-narrow bezel, boosting available screen size while adding to the new PC’s desirable looks.

Despite its compact chassis size, the new E Series features a responsive, full size keyboard with isolated keys for comfortable, positive typing. For the first time in a VAIO notebook computer with such space-saving dimensions, the keyboard is enhanced further by a full-sized numeric keypad. Ergonomically laid out with evenly-pitched columns, it’s a pleasure to use – whether you’re gaming or entering long lists of data at speed.

Inside every VAIO E Series you’ll find the all-new 2010 Intel® CoreT processor family, partnered with up to 4GB of high-speed DDR3 memory to make light of everyday computing tasks. And with up to 500GB of hard disc capacity on board, there’s plenty of space to store your personal media collection. Complemented by up to 1GB of video RAM, all-new ATI Mobility RadeonT 5000 series graphics handle image editing, HD movie playback and media-rich web sites with ease.

Whether you’re editing photos or just browsing the web, you’ll enjoy a high-contrast, detail-packed picture on the generously-sized 39.4cm (15.5″) VAIO Display. Selected models feature VAIO Display Plus with 1920×1080 resolution for a breathtaking view of Full HD video clips or images from your DSLR camera.

A thrilling home cinema experience is enhanced further by latest Dolby® Home Theater v3 for a powerful, immersive soundtrack with music, games and movies.


EB_G01_Group01_EUThe Sony VAIO E Series


Despite its compact footprint, there’s no shortage of connectivity options. An HDMI output adds an extra dimension to enjoying your HD media collection on a connected BRAVIAT TV. Three side-mounted USB ports are joined by a fourth high-speed eSATA/USB port. Hook up an external SATA hard disk drive to enjoy super-fast file transfers up to 6x faster than via USB2.0. It’s a far more efficient way to back up your media files or edit video on an external drive. Alternatively, use the additional port as fourth USB connection if you don’t need eSATA just yet.

Despite its powerful features, new VAIO E Series delivers a computing experience that’s even more convenient and reassuring. Just press the WEB button and you’ll be surfing within seconds, without even needing to boot up your PC. Saving time and battery power, it’s perfect for casual surfing or checking e-mails while you’re on the move. New Quick Web Access now goes even further with multiple tabbed browsing and a new ‘split window’: click a button to browse two web pages side-by-side on the wide 16:9 display.

Quick Web Access is enhanced further still with the integration of Evernote for VAIO. This easy-to-use ‘web clipping’ tool keeps track of anything that interests you while you’re browsing. Click on text, pictures or whole documents as you surf: Evernote automatically tags, sorts and saves them remotely. Then view your personal collection of indexed ‘clippings’ from any PC or even your mobile: it’s a great way to keep track of all the stuff you find on the web.

A dedicated ASSIST button gives one-touch access to VAIO Care, helping maintain, diagnose and troubleshoot your VAIO with just a few clicks. Even when Windows won’t boot properly, just press the ASSIST button and VAIO guides you through diagnostics and fuss-free resolution of problems.

Unique to VAIO, there’s also a choice of applications by Sony to help you enjoy your personal media collection. Launched with a touch of the front panel-mounted VAIO button, Media Gallery makes it beautifully easy to explore your music, photo and video collection. It even offers helpful choices based on your personal browsing history and preferences. New PMB (Picture Motion Browser) VAIO Edition lets you manage, edit and share video clips and photos. Every new VAIO E Series comes shipped with Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium Edition for an intuitive, streamlined computing experience.


Posted by: Emma

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