Archive for September 1st, 2010

By September 1, 2010 Read More →

Apple iOS upgrade next week


Apple have today announced that iOS 4.1 will be available to download next week and will bring a few bug fixes as well as new features.

The bug fixes will address Bluetooth and proximity sensor issues which is good news if you have had problems. I certainly have not though.

HDR photos is a great new photography feature. I will try to summaries:

Posted in: News
By September 1, 2010 Read More →

Orange HD Voice announced

Orange today announces the biggest advance in voice calls in 20 years with the launch of its mobile High Definition (HD) Voice service, enabling businesses to benefit from the next era in mobile communications.  Increased call clarity and the filtering out of background noise make important business conversations possible no matter where they are conducted.
Call clarity has emerged as a necessity for many businesses. Recent research* from Orange has shown that 75% of business owners believe clear call quality to be the most important aspect of their mobile device; with 33% saying they routinely struggled to hold phone conversations due to the noisy environment they work in. With HD Voice, neither a noisy work environment or being out of the office are barriers to a successful call with customers, colleagues or suppliers.

Posted in: Phones
By September 1, 2010 Read More →

Apple unveil three new iPods


At Apples press conference today in the USA Steve Jobs introduced us to all new versions of the iPod Shuffle, Nano and Touch.

The iPod Shuffle will go back to its familiar design complete with buttons and clip, and will hold 4 GB of music. The new Shuffle will be available in five different colors and retail for $49.

The new iPod Nano will be a small, multitouch, square device, have a clip – like the Shuffle – and will be sold in seven different colors; including a Product(RED) version. It will be available in an 8 GB model for $149 and a 16 GB model for $179.

Posted in: News
By September 1, 2010 Read More →

Orange launches HD Voice


  • Orange becomes the first operator to launch mobile HD Voice in the UK, signaling the dawn of a new era in mobile communications for customers
  • HD Voice reduces background noise and decreases perceived distance between callers by providing crystal clear calls
  • HD Voice is available from today nationwide at no extra cost for all Orange customers with an HD voice enabled handset

Orange today announced the first major advancement in UK mobile voice calling for 20 years with the launch of mobile High Definition (HD) Voice. Providing crystal clear sound quality for calls, mobile users will see the service set a new consumer benchmark, with today’s move testament to Orange’s continuing focus on innovation.

Posted in: Press Releases
By September 1, 2010 Read More →



Engadget have managed to get hold of a O2 document that shows a device called the HTC HD7 which may be coming as soon as the 18th October.

As a follow on from the popular HD2, the HD7 would be very suitable name if it were to be a Windows Phone 7 device don’t you think?

It may not be the coolest name for a phone but it kind of makes sense.

If anyone at O2 wants to give us any further info please feel free!


Posted by: James

Posted in: News
By September 1, 2010 Read More →

Android Reaches Another Milestone: Motorola Milestone 2 Announced

After the success of the original Milestone and the XT720, the Milestone 2 has just been given the go ahead by Motorola. The Milestone 2 is the GSM version of the Droid 2 which was released in the states a few weeks ago but with a few major differences. for example, the Milestone has 720p video recording unlike its American cousin. However, Motorola had to screw us over some how and they’ve done it by putting MotoBlur on it rather than stock Android. Yes, I know what you are thinking, why Motorola why?

But otherwise the Milestone 2 and the Droid 2 are pretty much exactly the same. They both support a 3.7″ capacitive touchscreen at a resolution of 854 x 400, a 1GHz processor, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 5-Megapixel camera and 8Gb of internal storage. See more pics and a video after the break.

Posted in: Phones
By September 1, 2010 Read More →

Motorola announce the Milestone 2


This morning Motorola have unveiled the Milestone 2 for the European market.

Sporting a 3.7-inch 854 x 480 touchscreen, Android 2.2, 5-megapixel camera and slide-out QWERTY keyboard and with improved and redesigned keys the sequel to the original Milestone looks to a great device. One difference between the two is that now Motorola have decided to add MotoBlur onto the Milestone 2. In my opinion this is not a great move but it is one of those things that comes down to personal preference.

As you will see below the Milestone 2 has a superb range of features and specs. I am quite looking forward to testing this one out. As long as I can turn off the MotoBlur!

Posted in: Press Releases
By September 1, 2010 Read More →

The #NokiaBox typing challenge

nokia_c6_3As you’ll no doubt know by now, we’ve been playing with the new Nokia C6 and as part of the #NokiaBox challenge we’ve been asked to demonstrate just how fast we can tap out the message “the quick brown fox jumped over the NokiaBox”. My part of the challenge is to use the touchscreen and the numeric pad to tap out the message, EmKwan will be using the hardware QWERTY. Our times will be combined to set out entry.

So here’s my attempt:

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By September 1, 2010 Read More →

Size matters – Hannspree go the extra inches in the tablet race

hannspree-tab While others are content to tempt the public with a mere seven inches, Hannspree have stepped up to the fold and revealed a tablet that offers a full three inches more.  First shown today at Berlin’s IFA expo, the 10″ device has an LED backlit 16:9 screen with the standard 1024 x 600 resolution (however it’s not yet clear if the screen is resistive or capacitive).  On a more interesting note is Hannspree’s decision to pack its slab with Nvidia’s very capable Tegra 2 chipset to power its Android 2.2 OS.  Its also armed with a raft of input and outputs including  Mini USB and Mini HDMI ports – perfect for PMP action, especially with it’s 3500mAh giving up to 8hrs playback.  Given its size, power and software, this certainly could be a device to watch.

Hannspree are planning to release the unnamed device in Europe in November at €399 for a 16GB / WiFi model and a 3G variant for €499, a price competitive to similar fruity products.



Posted by: Ian

Posted in: News