Archive for June, 2010

By June 25, 2010 Read More →

iPhone 4 unboxing coming soon

iPhone 4

All eyes have been on the iPhone 4 in the last 24 hours and we have been trying our best to get our hands on one. The good news is that my one is on its way as we speak and should be with me this afternoon. 

My first job will be to record an unboxing video so if all goes to plan we should have that live later today.

Already there have been some iPhone 4 issues floating around the internet most prominently a signal issue when holding the device. I will endeavor to give my iPhone 4 a good test so we can see if we can hold the phone or if we need to strap it to our ears to avoid the problem!

Keeps your eyes peeled later for the video. We will tweet when it is done. If you do not follow us on Twitter you can fix that by finding us at

Posted by: James


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By June 24, 2010 Read More →

Google music service on it’s way


The Wall Street Journal reported some new details about the long-rumoured Google music service, this time with a tasty Android twist.

Google’s plan, it seems, is to launch a download service first — one that is tied to the company’s search engine — and then to progress to an online subscription service by 2011. The ultimate goal is to have a cloud-based subscription service that could stream directly to Android-based devices.
While rumours and reports about Google formally entering the music sales or subscriptions space have been ongoing for years, this time the talk might be for real. In October, Google launched its music discovery search features. At the time, we discussed its implications on the music business as a whole.

Additionally, VEVO (a partnership service between YouTube and Universal Records) has at least theoretically created better relationships between the major labels and the search giant. However, when trying to assess Google’s overall music strategy, Android appears poised to be the biggest catalyst.

Posted in: Phones
By June 24, 2010 Read More →

Skyfire Launches Skyfire Browser 2.1 and Passes over 500,000 users on Android in first Six Weeks


Skyfire today releases version 2.1 of its Android browser. The enhancement provides increased stability as well as support for 750,000 additional websites for watching Flash video.

Since the launch of Skyfire for Android on April 29th, Skyfire has added over 500,000 new users. In just six weeks, Skyfire activations have reached the top 0.7% among all the 65,000 apps on the Android Market.

Skyfire’s Cloud Solves Problems that Adobe Flash 10.1 Won’t
Skyfire enables Flash video from across the millions of web sites that use the popular Flash plug-in. Skyfire plays Flash video by transcoding video files into HTML5 in the cloud and optimizing them for mobile delivery. Skyfire’s cloud technology means videos play faster and smoother, with less buffering, less “stuttering”, and better battery life.

In a series of tests conducted by Skyfire, users were able to watch twice as many minutes of video per hour, and conserve 30% more battery life, when compared to native Flash 10.1 being released this week on a subset of Android phones. The vast majority of Flash video content on the internet is designed for desktop computers with high-speed connections. When it comes to mobile, this makes playback difficult, especially on crowded 3G networks. Skyfire’s cloud ensures that each video is adapted to the right bandwidth, as well as the right format to ensure hardware decoding, which saves battery and preserves video performance.

Posted in: Phones
By June 24, 2010 Read More →

Yellowsnow revenge as iPhone 4 screen change colour


A forum poster claiming inside knowledge has explained the discolored displays on iPhone 4s as being a result of the devices being fresh out of the factory. The bonding agent (which the poster says he was involved in pitching to Apple) between the layers of glass hasn’t had time to dry yet, he says, and normal use for a couple days should clear it right up.

Obviously this solution takes time, and we’ll only know that it worked if reports start rolling in that the blotches are spontaneously disappearing. If you have a discoloured iPhone screen, keep a close eye on it and let us know if anything changes.

Apple is using a bonding agent called Organofunctional Silane Z-6011 to bond the layers of glass. Apparently, Apple (or more likely Foxconn) is shipping these products so quickly that the evaporation process is not complete. However, after one or two days of use, especially with the screen on, will complete the evaporation process and the yellow "blotches" will disappear.
How do I know? I was involved in pitching Z-6011 to Apple.

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By June 24, 2010 Read More →

BlackBerry 9800 – More photos


Those lucky chaps at engadget have been sent a shed load of new photos of the BlackBerry 9800. We have of course seen the 9800 slider before but these new photos show it AT&T branded so it is clearly going to be sold on that carrier in the USA.

As you will see (courtesy of engadget) the device is looking pretty good. It wont be an iPhone killer but what it will bring to us BlackBerry fans is a brand new concept. A touch screen BlackBerry with the bonus of the hardware keyboard we all so love. The best of both worlds.

We still have nothing official from RIM about when we can expect to see the BlackBerry 9800 or indeed BlackBerry 6 but as soon as we do we will be sure to let you know.

Check out the rest of the photos after the break. Looks good, doesn’t it?


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By June 24, 2010 Read More →

Motorola Droid X

Droid X

Yesterday over in the USA Motorola and Verizon announced yet another big, bad, top of the range Android device – the Droid X.

Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G network, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a pioneer in the mobile industry, today unveiled DROID X by Motorola. DROID X does more with ultra high-speed Web browsing; a fast 1GHz processor; 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities; loads of memory; intuitive social messaging; Adobe(R) Flash(R) Player 10.1 ready; and access to Android Market(TM), which has more than 65,000 applications, along with a host of unique Verizon Wireless applications such as NFL Mobile, Skype mobile(TM), V CAST Video, EA Need for Speed Shift(TM) and more.


Posted in: Press Releases
By June 24, 2010 Read More →

iPhone 4 day

banner-iphone Today’s D-day for iPhone 4 and I expect that many will either be waiting in today for their delivery to come from Apple or waiting in queues outside the Apple or O2 stores.

If you get your iPhone today then we’d love to hear from you. First impressions?

If you haven’t ordered yours yet, but you plan to get one, what are you waiting for? Personally I can’t be bothered to wait in a long queue for an iPhone and will wait to see what the networks do over the next few weeks for those of us wanting to upgrade. If there are no deal to be had I’ll get one SIM-free.


Posted by: Matt

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By June 23, 2010 Read More →

The iPhoneBook


A special applicaiton that know no bounds is the iPhone PhoneBook. On of the most simple ideas beautifully executed for kids. Check this out for the new way to blend old and new to keep the kids entertained.

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

Vodafone UK F1 sponsorship scheme

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  • Vodafone UK is launching a major reward scheme for all its customers through new, high-profile multi-year sponsorship deals
  • Title sponsorship of London Fashion Weekend gives Vodafone customers advance access to tickets
  • Official sponsor status of London Fashion Week
  • New partnership with Live Nation for 10 music festivals gives Vodafone customers advance access to tickets
  • Unique access to the McLaren Technology Centre and the 2010 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX
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By June 23, 2010 Read More →

Samsung Wave demo video

samsung-wave Yesterday I completed and posted my review of the Samsung Wave so I thought I would just top things off with a quick demo video showing some of the features of the phone.

The Wave has impressed me and I actually liked it much more than I anticipated. I’m going to have the Wave here for a while longer so please do post your comments or questions on the forum and I’ll do my best to address them.

Check out the video below it’s only brief but hope you enjoy it!


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