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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast


It has been a while since we gave ourselves a plug so today I feel like it. If you have not seen us mention this before, Matt and I record a weekly podcast with Gareth and Andy from

It’s pretty light hearted and there is plenty of childish humour but on a serious note we discuss the mobile news from the previous seven days.

We record every Tuesday night and the podcast is usually uploaded before bed so if you fancy hearing our opinions then please follow the link below to give us a listen.

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For those of you that already subscribe we thank you and appreciate the lending of your ears!

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Orange HTC Desire Update

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We published a post about the HTC Desire on Orange a little while ago but unfortunately no details have appeared on the Orange website yet. 

Due to high demand for the Desire there has been very limited stock available in Orange stores, through Telesales and through Upgrades. If you got one you are lucky! I am reliably informed that the HTC Desire should appear on the Orange website either at the weekend or by early next week .

The official word from Orange is as follow:

"Due to an unprecedented high demand for the HTC Desire on Orange, we are experiencing some delays in delivering the handset across all our channels. We are currently working to fix this as a matter of priority and expect the Desire to be available across all channels shortly. Orange would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience this has caused."

This device has been so popular but pretty much every network and supplier has had some sort of delay over the past few weeks.

Remember Orange have the black version coming soon too. We will let you know when.

Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases
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iPad – Good News and Bad


The good news – Today Vodafone and Orange both announced that it will offer dedicated iPad price plans for all models from the end of May in Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.

This obviously applies to the 3G version of the iPad which is due for release in the USA at the end of April. It will be interesting to see if the other UK networks also offer a similar service and whether any of them will actually sell the iPad in the future.

The bad news – Apple is to delay the release of the iPad overseas by a month and will start accepting pre orders on May 10th!

This is not what we want to hear!

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iPad delayed till end of May outside of US.

image Apple have just sent out an apology to international iPad wanters stating that the availability has slipped from the end of April now to the end of May.

They are blaming the high popularity and demand in the US for the lack of stock causing this delay, I for one am not happy.

On a brighter note, hot on the heels of this news is that the iPad will not be sim locked and the three carriers in the UK that currently have the iPhone on their books will be offering micro Sim cards and dedicated data plans for the iPad, thats O2, Vodafone and Orange.

No details on pricing yet but they will be announcing more on the 10th May when you can actually pre-order the iPad.

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Opera Mini on the iPhone


We mentioned a few weeks ago that Opera Mini had been submitted to Apple for app store approval and it looked like it would be declined, however its in the app store right now!

It looks like Apple maybe didn’t see the browser as a threat to their own Safari browser?

Anyway, I have had a quick go and it seems to work ok but my early opinions are why would anyone want to use this when the Safari browser does such a great job on the iPhone and iPod touch.

If I feel like it I may do a review at some point so in the meantime here are a few screen shots from my iPod. Like on other platforms the Opera browser does have a nice home page where you can add bookmarks but as you will see in the pictures below its clear which browser looks best.


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By April 13, 2010 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 66

Web banner Our panel of four gathers once again for a chat about Mobile activity in the last week. The iPad and iPhone 4.0 features are amongst the topics along with Microsoft’s Project Pink announcement, the HTC HD Mini and the HTC Legend.

Regulars: James Richardson, Matt Davis, Gareth Myles and Andy Lee

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Two New Sony Ericsson Walkman Phones

SE LogoSony Ericsson’s next generation of WalkmanT phones, offer an affordable entry point into Sony Ericsson’s Communication Entertainment portfolio

April 13, 2010 – London – Sony Ericsson today announces a new duo which continues the iconic award-winning* Sony Ericsson Walkman phone legacy. With more than 130 million Walkman phones sold worldwide, Sony Ericsson now adds two affordable Walkman phones to its portfolio – without compromising on features.

Sony Ericsson Zylo and Sony Ericsson Spiro provide consumers with the best music experience they have come to expect from Walkman phones but go one step further and marry music with social networking. From Twitter to Facebook, consumers can catch up with friends at just a touch of a button while still listening to their favourite music on the Walkman player. Another key function available on both phones is TrackID – which allows consumers to access the name and artist of a track they hear playing wherever they are. This function has proved popular with music lovers world-wide with 129 million TrackID lookups in 2009 alone.

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Apple has approved the Opera Mini web browser for the iPhone


Stop the presses, something huge just happened in the App Store; Apple has approved a 3rd party web browser and added it to the virtual shelves of their all conquering app store! That’s right, the Opera Mini for iPhone app has been approved by Steve Jobs and co. and is now ready to be downloaded free in the app store!

We’ve been covering this story for some time, ever since we first caught glimpses of the Opera browser playing nicely with Apple’s iPhone back in February at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. The browser, just like it’s various other incarnations for the various operating systems and Java enabled feature phones, compresses web pages by up to 90% offering lightening quick load times for web pages.

This compression not only drastically improves loading times but also lowers data costs as well, something that will come in handy for those who have switched their contracts to pay as you go in the run up to the inevitable launch of the iPhone 4G/ HD.

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Palm seeing the error of it’s ways?


Given that O2 has sold the Palm Pre as successfully as you would a knife in the chest it’s nice to see Palm releasing the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus on dual networks in Germanland. Vodafone will hopefully give the little phones some much needed attention and will hopefully shift a few more than you could expect from O2.

One can only hope for a similar release in the UK and more Palm in more … paws. Honestly, I walked past the O2 store yesterday and there was a short queue of 3 at the Palm stand. On the other side of the stop was one person looking at the iPhone and two sales representatives explaining the great many things the iPhone could do. Never before was there a more glaring example of O2 dedication to the little Palm Underdog.

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Motorola’s Android update calendar

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Good news for all you rocking Motorola Android device’s, you can get an idea of just when to expect your 2.1 update. The European Dext might be the only one that will cause some growls, provided someone bought one. Did anyone?

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