Archive for March, 2010

By March 23, 2010 Read More →

Vikings storm app store of Apple

OMG, OMG, they did it!

Posted in: Phones
By March 23, 2010 Read More →

Samsung announce the Galaxy S

Galaxy S

Today Samsung have announced what sounds like a beast of a phone, the Galaxy S.

The Galaxy S GT-I9000 has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display running at WVGA 800 x 480 resolution, together with a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, 1GHz processor and the company’s own custom UI.

The camera is also capable of video recording 720p HD at 30 frames per second. Fingers crossed it will do a better job than the Sony Ericsson Vivaz did that I reviewed last week.

As well as that nice big super AMOLED screen the Galaxy S also comes with A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 USB 2.0 and Wi-Fi b/g/n. Onboard storage will be either 8 or 16gb and external storage of up to 32gb, nice.

Sounds like a serious contender for the Google Nexus One and HTC Desire?


Posted in: News
By March 23, 2010 Read More →

INQ 3G Chat review

INQ 3G Chat review INQ have identified a gap in the market for a low-cost handset that focuses on core functionality without trying too hard to be a jack of all trades.  The INQ Chat 3G is the filler for that gap.

Accidentally dialling ‘999’ when a mobile phone is in your pocket is not what I had in mind when taking the Chat 3G for a spin but thankfully this little incident doesn’t detract from what has turned out to be an interesting addition to the world of social mobile.  More about that later though.

From the box through to the instruction cards and the phone itself, everything looks to be geared towards the youth market with it’s bright colours and comic/Manga imagery.  Whilst it’s never going to compete with touch screen smartphones in terms of sheer ability, underneath all the gloss is a capable device that comes pre-loaded with fully integrated social networking applications for the likes of Facebook, twitter, Skype and MSN Messenger.

My review unit came with a 3 PAYG SIM giving free Skype-to-Skype calls and Windows Live Messenger usage.


Posted in: Phones, Reviews
By March 23, 2010 Read More →

TweetDeck for iPhone Mini Review


With so many different applications for twitter it’s hard to decide which one is best and to be honest which one is best for me may not be best for you.

If you use TweetDeck on your desktop computer then the mobile version may be right up your street, as long as you have an iPhone or iPod Touch of course!

The mobile version of the app is pretty much identical to the desktop version and will allow you to perform the same functions.

And the good news is it’s free!


Posted in: Reviews
By March 22, 2010 Read More →

Acer beTouch E101 Review

e101 Announced back in October last year the Acer beTouch E101 is one of those handsets which I’m not really sure where it sits compared to the competition. It’s clearly a smartphone as it’s running Windows Mobile 6.5 however it seems to be lacking a few features which you would come to expect with any smartphone these days.

I will be basing this review on the fact that the beTouch E101 is a budget handset so will not be comparing it to the high end Windows Phones out there at the moment. At only £176.25 the beTouch E101 certainly has an attractive price tag but the question is, do we think it is worth the money and will users gets frustrated at the lack of high end features?

Read on to find out!


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By March 22, 2010 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Dropped Call Podcast

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As a way of thanks to all those who bought it, this iPhone App exclusive is a behind the scenes insight into the Mobile Tech Addicts podcast. Gareth, Matt, Andy and James let loose with some nonsense from before and after recording and some bits and pieces that just couldn’t make it into the final podcast, for obvious reasons.

Silly, foul-mouthed, racy and fun, this really isn’t about phones. You can pick up the App here if you haven’t already.

Many thanks to The Stetz for the music

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By March 22, 2010 Read More →

Sony Ericsson Vivaz review

Vivaz_Front2The Sony Ericsson Vivaz is the first of five new Sony Ericsson devices that will be available here in the UK over the coming month or so. To follow we have the Vivaz Pro, X10, X10 Mini and X10 Pro.

Not being a huge fan of the Symbian OS, the Vivaz brings a new lease of life to it as Sony Ericsson have created there own overlay to sit on top of the traditional one. This was one of the reasons I chose to review the device. Although I’m not a massive follower of Symbian we at tracyandmatt believe in giving all handsets a fair and unbiased review and that’s what the Vivaz will get. The other reason I wanted to get my hands on it was the fact that it records video in HD as well as having a 8.1mp camera.

Will the camera be as good as I think it will and has the new overlay disguised the OS enough? Only one way to find out and that’s to read on.


Posted in: Reviews
By March 21, 2010 Read More →

Window Mobile and Symbian YouTube app

YT A YouTube application is pre-loaded onto most Smartphones these days. We recently posted the details of a new YouTube client for Windows Mobile and Symbian devices which replaces the pre-installed app.

This new version brings with it some nice new features to make the mobile version of YouTube more like the desktop one. Personally I would say a vast improvement over the standard Windows Mobile offering.

Below is a short video showing you these new features and a general overview of the application.


Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By March 21, 2010 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Portal unboxing video

portal When the Samsung Galaxy came out in August of last year I think it was the first Android powered handset that I really wanted to own. While I liked the Android OS, prior to the Galaxy I felt that other Android handsets were not particularly attractive or interesting but the Galaxy came along with its neat, think styling and OLED display, it was pretty cool!

So Samsung have launched a follow up to the Galaxy called the Galaxy Portal. Pretty similar styling to the original Galaxy, still thin and pretty stylish looking but the buttons below the display have been changed and there’s now a few more alongside them.

One thing that already bugs me about the Portal (and a few other handsets coming out at the moment) is that it still have Android 1.5 (cupcake) which feels rather dated now. Having come from the 2.1 powered HTC Legend and Nexus One those 1.5 handsets don’t have such a nice feel to them. Will the average customer care about that? Perhaps not but I suspect that it might be a little off putting for the higher-end user.

To find out what else may have changed since the original Samsung Galaxy you’ll have to wait for out full review but for now you can have a look at the unboxing video below where I’ll take you on a tour of the hardware and give you a little look around the OS too.


Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By March 21, 2010 Read More →

Zune HD demo video

zune hd platinum All eyes have been on Windows Phone 7 Series recently and it’s looking to be a decent OS, although, if recent rumours are to be believed,  it does have some flaws.

One of the interesting new features on WP7S will be the integration of Zune services.

Here in the UK we are not that familiar with Zune as the units were only sold in the USA and even if you brought one back to the UK, you couldn’t gain access to Zune services. But that is soon to change!

I’m lucky enough to own a Zune HD and as you will see in this short video the Zune experience is a pretty nice one. I thought I would record a very quick video of the user interface on my Zune HD to give you a taster as the Zune software in the new WP7S devices will probably be much the same as you see in the video.

You like? Please use the forum to let us know your thoughts!


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