Archive for March 9th, 2010

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Subscribe by Email

rss You may have noticed some changes to the site while you were all sleeping last night but not only have we got a new layout but we’ve added a new way for you to keep up with the site. Now you can subscribe to site updates via email. Up on the navigations bar  at the top you’ll see an email icon, if you click on that you’ll be asked for your email address and, once you’ve verified your address, email updates will be delivered to you. Don’t worry about being inundated with updates though as you’ll only receive one per day at the most with all the updates on it.

If email isn’t your thing then you can still subscribe to our RSS feed, follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook fan page.

As I’ve been hinting at for about a week or so we’re going to be starting a new competition next week so it’s definitely worth following us one way or another so that you know when the competition kicks off. Of course I still prefer you visit the site every day anyway! 🙂

Feel free to let me have your feedback about the new site layout via this forum thread.

By the way, anyone seeing a big black bar at the top of the site you should shift-refresh your browser a few times as you browser may have cached old site code…


Posted by: Matt

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HTC Legend gets UK launch date!


Not long to go folks. The HTC legend will be available to buy here in the UK from March 23rd.

As I am sure you have seen, the Legend is all over the internet at the moment and for a good reason. Its a blooming great phone. I am lucky enough to currently have the Legend and our full review should be online within the the next couple of days. We could have done it sooner but here at we firmly believe in giving devices a thorough test and it would not have been a fair review if we just used it for a day and wrote about it. Good things come to those who wait!

The HTC Legend will retail from £376 on its release date and you can snap one up from all of our sponsors on the site.

If you have not checked out Matt’s Legend unboxing or demo video I would urge you to do so as the device really is quite stunning.


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Sony Ericsson Vivaz unboxing video

Vivaz_Front The Vivaz was one of five new handsets announced by Sony Ericsson at MWC last month and is the first of the five to make it to market. This is the one without the sliding QWERTY keyboard, it’s ‘bigger’ brother the Vivaz Pro is due to launch soon. Despite having a sliding QWERTY mechanism the Vivaz Pro is just 2mm thicker than the Vivaz.

The Vivaz is a good looking slim handset and despite its having a reasonably large 3.2″ glass touchscreen the handset weighs just 97 grams which is pretty remarkable, first time I held one of these I thought it was a dummy unit until I turned it on, it really is that light!

The other feature that the Vivaz boasts is that the 8.1 megapixel camera can be used to record 720P HD video at 24fps and is the thinnest camera phone to be able to record HD video.

So we managed to get our hands on the Vivaz over the weekend, busy times with the Legend too, and we’re starting our review this week. As is now customary, we have an unboxing video for you below. I’m keeping this one brief as we’ve had a few demo videos of the Vivaz in action that James recorded at MWC and had the nice people at Sony Ericsson do the demo’s for him. So I’m limiting this one to more of a classic unboxing, as I believe that we are the first to see the retail package, than delving in to the OS. We’ll save the full tour for after the review!


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Adobe Flash on HP Slate

So, with the iPad eventually hitting the market, sometime soon, other companies are knocking their pans in to get rivals out to do battle. HP’s new Slate will be boasting that most coveted feature, Flash. Oh and Air too. Check out the swish video after the break that gives just a little bit away. And you can read more on this Blog.

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Android review: Gesture Search


One of the new features to be unveiled by Google Labs is their Gesture Search application. Using Voice Search might not be ideal on a bus for fear of looking like a loony. Gesture is a quick and handy tool to achieves the same results.

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Android review: Battle For Mars

0 Some say that Android games are nothing when compared with those on the iPhone. Over the next few weeks I’ll be looking at the state of Android games starting with the turn based strategy game Battle For Mars.

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Vlingo voice recognition iPhone app released, tested by us

Here’s an app that replicates one of the features of the Nexus One that impressed a lot of people: the ability to dictate your txt messages. However this ability requires in-app purchase and is not cheap:

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