Archive for September, 2010

By September 28, 2010 Read More →

Windows Phone 7 launch event?

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We have been summoned by Microsoft to attend an event in central London on October the 11th at 9am. We of course will be there and this can really mean only one thing – an official  Windows Phone 7 event.

Rumors have been circulating the interwebs over the past week or so saying that the 21st of October will be launch day in Europe.

Coincidently I am off to have a play with the new operating system tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled for some video footage on the site over the next couple of days.

I am quite excited! Bring it on Microsoft.

 

Posted by: James

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By September 28, 2010 Read More →

Some big changes at Clove Technology

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Clove Technology, www.clove.co.uk have today unveiled a new website.

The online mobile technology specialist has replaced the previous site with new and very bold design.

The site retains most of the features of the last site, but has undergone a lot of graphic changes and the underlying engine that powers the retailers page has been improved to enable many more advanced features to be constructed and unveiled over the coming months.

New headline features of the website include a vastly improved on site search engine, a product comparison tool, new checkout process, enhanced customer account features, social network integration and a product rating system.

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By September 28, 2010 Read More →

BlackBerry PlayBook – Official Press Release

PlayBook 2Following on from last nights BlackBerry PlayBook announcement here is the official word from Research in Motion:

Research In Motion (RIM) today redefined the possibilities for mobile computing with the unveiling of its new professional-grade BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and BlackBerry Tablet OS.

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By September 27, 2010 Read More →

RIM announce the BlackBerry PlayBook – Tablet

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A short while ago at RIM’s DevCon event in the USA they unveiled the PlayBook tablet that has been rumored for some time now.

We will bring you more on the tablet over the next day or so but in the meantime here are some juicy bits including a video. I am sure our friends over the pond will get some hands on time later.

Specifications:

  • 7-inch hi-res widescreen display, is 9.7 mm thick.
  • Flash 10.1 with hardware accelerated video, HTML 5
  • Supports 1080p video
  • Connects direct to BlackBerry Enterprise Server
  • Non-proprietary HDMI and USB connections
  • Full-HD front and rear-facing camera
  • 1 GHz dual-core (with symmetrical multiprocessing capabilities) processor
  • 1 GB RAM

 

See the PlayBook preview video here!

 

Posted by: James

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By September 27, 2010 Read More →

3 Named Best UK Carrier

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Broadband Expert took a survey of over 11,000 people from January to August 2010 of the UK carriers. It turns out that Vodafone has the fastest network with an average download speed of 1.78 Mbps. 3 comes in next with 1.76 Mbps then Orange with 1.46 Mbps, O2 with 1.42 Mbps, and T-Mobile bringing up the rear with 1.07 Mbps. However, when it comes to customer satisfaction, T-Mobile comes in first with a rating of 71%. Then 3 with 69%, Vodafone with 68%, O2 with 65% and in last place Orange with 64%. T-Mobile also gets the fairest pricing award because they don’t charge extra if you go over the download limit, while O2 has the best pay as you go prices. But where it gets good is with coverage. Usually the winner is Vodafone, yet the it turns out it is actually 3.

Which means that because 3 also won the mobile dongle category, 3 has been named as the best overall mobile broadband provider in the by Broadband Expert in the 2010 Mobile Broadband Awards.

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By September 27, 2010 Read More →

Archos 8 Home Tablet review

Archos 8 Home Tablet review

Introduction

The Archos 8 Home Tablet is a confusing lump. Having crept onto the market without too much in the way of marketing the “8” is something of an odd choice for those looking for an internet media tablet. Archos know their stuff when it comes to portable entertainment but does this device have a market? Lets have a look.

By September 27, 2010 Read More →

BlackBerry DEVCON 2010

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Today sees the start of BlackBerry DEVCON 2010 taking place is San Francisco. The BlackBerry Developer Conference is the developer community event that everyone talks about. It’s a premier showcase for what can be done with BlackBerry apps, attended by thousands of the world’s most enthusiastic developers, BlackBerry experts, and Research In Motion (RIM) partners.

A little too technical for me but if you are a BlackBerry developer the Conference is the place to learn about creating the most compelling applications for the avid consumer audience. The conference gives developers a look into what the future holds for the BlackBerry development platform, and what the new BlackBerry 6 and all of it features and APIs mean for the mobile community and for you as a consumer application developer.

What I want to know is will we get any new device news. It is rumored that the forthcoming BlackBerry tablet may be showcased at the event. I will be keeping an eye on the conference news so if RIM give us anything good I will be sure to share with you.

 

Posted by: James

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By September 27, 2010 Read More →

Windows Phone 7 Coming October 21st?

According to Neowin‘s anonymous sources, (we’ve heard that before) Windows Phone 7 will arrive in France Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK on October 21st and that Microsoft is preparing one hell of a marketing plan to go along side an unveiling of WP7 on October 11th in New York. As Microsoft is supposedly going to partner with a “big London based radio station, ” along side huge amounts of TV, Radio and print ads all over the place throughout October to market WP7 to the General Public.

But as with every rumour, be prepared for disappointment. Yet this one does seem to tie into the supposed October launch said by Microsoft. So all we can do now is hope that we will see WP7 hit the market by this time next month.

 

Posted by: Patrick

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By September 26, 2010 Read More →

HTC Desire HD ROM ported to numerous other HTC devices

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The Desire HD was only announced not long ago (it’s not even been released yet!) but over at xda, they have not only got their hands on the rom, but have managed to port it already to a multitude of other devices, including the HD2, original Desire, Evo 4G, and the Droid Incredible. Yes, we may not have the Evo 4G or the Incredible, but for frustrated WinMo users and their love-hate relationship with HD2, this could be a godsend!

As with all rom flashing, they’re not without risk, and expectedly there are features (like the camera) that aren’t working yet. Given a bit of time though and maybe the release of the Desire HD, we should see the new Sense and the full hardware feature set implemented – for now, consider it just a taster of what’s to come.

For the already excellent HTC Desire, there is more good news – the ridiculously fast boot up time as seen at the launch event in London is now possible on the Desire. Click through for the video.

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By September 26, 2010 Read More →

HP ProBook 4525 & HP 620 Laptops Review

both There are more laptops sold these days than desktop PCs, and with fair reason – they offer the average user all they could want without the ugly beige box and monitor taking up all that space. They’re sleek and powerful, widescreen and wireless and allow you to peruse the important issues of the day’s Facebook in front of the goggle box. Yes, laptops are awesome, and there are loads to choose from. So in such a competitive area, a laptop naturally has to stand out from the crowd to get noticed – some go for raw power, giving those doing CPU intensive task the grunt they need. Others go for sleek and attractive design – thin, curved and shell-like.

So have HP given us two laptops that stand up on their raw power or stand out with their design? Well, err, um…

 

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