Archive for February, 2010

By February 19, 2010 Read More →

eXpansys Friday deals 19th February

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By February 18, 2010 Read More →

Video demo of HTC Legend, Desire and HD Mini

htc-quietly-brilliant-logo1While at MWC this week I was very fortunate to get a one to one session with Eric Lin from HTC and his selection of new devices.

Although this was not my first time with the three new phones it was my first time having a private chat with Eric and what I can say is that he is a real nice guy. He was kind enough to give me a short demo of the Legend, Desire and HD Mini and each time I see all three of these devices they grow on me more and more.

Earlier this week Matt posted details for the new handsets. If you did not get the opportunity to see them you can click on the image titles below. The video of HTC Legend, Desire and HD Mini follow too and watch for the pounding that the HTC Legend takes at about 3:50 into the video, that’s one well built phone!

 

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By February 18, 2010 Read More →

iPhone app store now browsable via web browser too, without iTunes

Firstly Apple introduced ability to view info about individual apps as individual web pages – without the need to open iTunes, but now users can also browse categories of apps to find what they like!

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By February 18, 2010 Read More →

Alcatel go Android

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Alcatel the budget manufacturer are taking on the big boys with this attractive slider. Running Android 1.6 and due to receive the 2.1 upgrade the handsomely spaced Qwerty slider will please quite a few out there. Featuring a 2.8” touchscreen, A-GPS, 3G and Wi-fi the OT-980 is mainly aimed at the social networker. The keyboard is a little bigger than the Palm Pre or Treo Pro and is quite pleasant to use. The demo unit seemed to be broken as the screen wouldn’t turn on. Couple more pics after the break.

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By February 18, 2010 Read More →

Else Intuition showing Access Linux Platform

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This grubby devil is the Else Intuition. Running v3.0 of the Access Linux Platform this is a big device with a rather striking screen and not to mention an interesting user experience. The Else has a 3.5” FWVGA, capacitive touchscreen with tactile feedback., 3G/HSDPA, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 5mp camera and boasts a TI OMAP 3430 processor.

The Operating System is striking and senses be to very geared towards one handed use. It’s going to take some getting used to as it’s not the easiest to use straight off the bat. Some more pictures after the break:

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By February 18, 2010 Read More →

Samsung Wave at MWC

Samsung Wave_GT-S8500_4 Well I am back from Mobile World Congress and the collection of videos I have are either in the process of being edited or else being uploaded to YouTube. There will be plenty of videos for you to have a look at over the next few days along with photos, press releases and other comments from the event in Barcelona.

One of the first things I wanted to see at the show was the Samsung Wave with the new Bada OS.  We’d heard a lot about Bada already so I was keen to go and play with it myself.

So the short video clip below is just a teaser of what’s to come. I do have a longer video uploading where a Samsung rep demos the OS to me and that will be posted later, just as soon as Matt finishes editing and uploading it. There are also tons of other videos of other devices to upload so please be sure to check back frequently!

As you will see I was rather impressed. The screen is amazing!

 

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By February 17, 2010 Read More →

HTC Legend vs HTC Hero

Legend_per Well it certainly was a hectic few days at MWC and I wasn’t even there! James is on the late flight home from Barcelona and has all the good stuff on his laptop so we should have plenty of photos, video and write-ups for you over the next few days and that’s before we start looking at some of the review devices that James brought back with him and the ones that should be arriving over the next few days!

Just to whet your appetite a little and because it’s a question that we’ve heard asked a lot over the past few days we have a few photos of the new HTC Legend, announced a few days ago, next to the HTC Hero which has been around for a little while. The Legend is widely regarded as the ‘replacement’ for the HTC Hero although it is our understanding that the Hero will remain as part of the HTC product catalogue.

So have a quick look at the images after the break which should give you some idea of the size differences between the two devices. We’ll have plenty more content like this for you tomorrow and over the next few days.

 

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By February 17, 2010 Read More →

Windows Mobile 6.5.3 running on Acer

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Acer had a number of demo units out that incorporated Windows Mobile 6.5.3. Well, two. The Neotouch P300 and the Neotouch P400. The P300 has a 3.2” touchscreen, slide out Qwerty keyboard and a paltry 500mhz processor. The P400 has 3.2 HVGA touchscreen, but no mention of processor. Windows Mobile 6.5.3 seemed to run quite well on them however there was no way to see if it got bogged down.P400 picture after the break:

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By February 17, 2010 Read More →

Acer BeTouch E110

DSCN0799 Another little Android device from Acer is the BeTouch E110. This one features a 2.8” touchscreen and a music streaming app called Spinlets that is free to use. There was no mention of what version of Android this runs but it looks like 1.6. The Liquid which was on display also didn’t have 2.1 running but it’s in the post, hopefully the same is in store this this wee fella also.

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By February 17, 2010 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy

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The Samsung Galaxy was a much anticipated Android device and they have gone an revised it with v2.1. It’s got a handsome 800mhz processor and a a longer lasting 1500mha battery. From the display there were two different colours available. The hard buttons have also been given a facelift, a multiplied if memory serves, I think this is one of the first phone revisions I have seen that increases the amount of buttons on the device.

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