Archive for October, 2010

By October 27, 2010 Read More →

Virgin Media to give us 100Mb broadband

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Virgin Media have confirmed the roll out of their 100Mb broadband service this year, saying it will be available to 12.7 million homes.

Neil Berkett, Virgin Media’s chief executive officer, humbly described the launch of the service as, "a historic moment." It "will mean the UK will be comparable to other leading broadband nations," he said.

Those who were hoping that the increased downstream speed would mean an equal increase in upstream bandwidth are in for a treat – the company has confirmed that the 100Mb/s service will also feature an impressive 10Mb/s upload rate.
The 100Mb/s service, which replaces the company’s current 50Mb/s connection as its flagship offering, will cost £35 per month when bought as a bundle with telephone and TV offerings, or £45 per month as a stand-alone product.

Interested? You can pre register here.

Being a Virgin media customer myself I have registered my interest. Could come in rather handy for video uploads.

 

Posted by: James

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By October 27, 2010 Read More →

BlackBerry Bold 9780 announced

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Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry® BoldT 9780 smartphone – the newest addition to the BlackBerry Bold series of smartphones.  Featuring a premium and iconic design with an incredibly easy-to-use keyboard and optical trackpad, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 is elegantly styled and packed with advanced communications and multimedia features. It is also the first BlackBerry Bold smartphone to come with the new BlackBerry® 6 operating system.  

"We are very excited to introduce the BlackBerry Bold 9780 featuring the new BlackBerry 6 operating system,” said Carlo Chiarello, Vice President, Product Management at Research In Motion. “This new model builds on the highly refined mobile experience that BlackBerry Bold users already know and love and delivers a wide range of enhancements including a rich new user interface, a fast and powerful WebKit-based browser, broadly improved communications and multimedia capabilities, an incredibly useful Universal Search feature and a high quality 5MP camera.”

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By October 27, 2010 Read More →

BlackBerry Style 9670 – Video

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Kevin over at crackberry.com got his hands on the new BlackBerry Style and has done a nice video overview and first thoughts. We have mentioned the device a couple of times even though it is not likely to come here to the UK. Over in the States the Style is exclusive to Sprint who are a CDMA network. This kind of messes up any plans to get it over here on our GSM networks.

Having a flip form factor BlackBerry is very much an acquired taste but with millions of Americans loving that form factor the BlackBerry Style is sure to sell.

Check out Kevin’s video below and feel free to let us know what you think of the Style in the forum.

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By October 27, 2010 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 93: Andy is h ing pro ems w his con tion

Web banner You read that right! Andy makes about as much sense as a cracked record this week but the boys and girl struggle on without regard. James delivers a report on the San Francisco, Matt gets his hands on the N8, Tracy wears a suit, Andy gets annoyed at 3UK and Gareth’s fiancée falls foul of a prank call.

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By October 26, 2010 Read More →

Choose your OS for Venue Pro – Dell to offer WP7 or Android?

Dell-venue-pro In what seems to be a first, Dell are maximising their new Venue Pro phone by offering it in both regular Windows Phone 7 variety and new Android flavour.  Whether this is down to an over production of Venues or the R&D department has been subject to severe cut backs, it’s certainly different to have a choice of operating systems on what looks to be a very attractive handset.  The WP7 flavour is due on November 8th and comes armed with an impressive 4.1″ AMOLED screen with full portrait QWERTY sliding keyboard a la the new Blackberry Torch, plus the requisite 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 5MP camera and 512mb of memory.  Loaded with WP7 it’s impressive – loaded with Froyo or even the ever near Gingerbread, Dell could have another Google-powered winner to join the Streak.

Source – devicemag.com

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By October 26, 2010 Read More →

Devicewire have the HTC Desire HD in stock

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We posted last week that Devicewire had the HTC Desire HD in stock and nothing has changed, however they have also told us that they are the only UK retailer that does have the device and this may be the case for the next week or so.

So if you want to get your hands on the Desire HD you had better head on over to devicewire and get your order in.

 

Posted by: James

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By October 26, 2010 Read More →

Palm Pre 2 Commercial

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It was only a week or two ago that HP and Palm officially announced the Palm Pre 2 and now they have followed it up with a commercial. I’m not sure if this has aired yet and I don’t think we see it here in the UK for a while but as you will see the device and webOS 2.0 looks pretty hot.

Here is what the Palm Pre 2 has to offer:

webOS 2.0 offers consumers compelling application experiences not available on any other platform, while providing developers an unparalleled level of openness to integrate their applications and services. The next generation of webOS makes it easier to get more done:

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By October 26, 2010 Read More →

FaceVision TouchCam N1 webcam and Revolabs xTag microphone reviews

How do you test a webcam these days? No, that’s not a joke question. It’s a real problem. Same with a microphone – these days, it’s either it works or doesn’t. But the pair of devices I tested is somewhat different to the rest of their herds.

Vision in HD.

 

Posted in: Reviews
By October 25, 2010 Read More →

HTC 7 Mozart on PAYG

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You will be pleased to know that our review of the HTC 7 Mozart and Windows Phone 7 will be ready for publishing in the next couple of days. If you have been thinking of getting the Mozart but are not due for an upgrade the word on the street is that you can get the HTC 7 Mozart from Orange on PAYG.

It is not cheap at £399.99 but thousands of us buy sim free phones every year so I am sure that Orange will sell plenty of them.

You can get the Mozart either online or at your local Orange retail store.

Posted by: James

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By October 25, 2010 Read More →

Orange San Francisco Review

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The Orange San Francisco is the latest budget handset from the network. We recently reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Apollo which was a bargain at £150 and now we have the San Francisco at a mere £99!

The device is actually made by ZTE and their version is called the Blade. As you will see below you get fantastic specs for £99 and this one could well be bargain of the year.

Interested in the device? Then read on for an insight into what comes standard on the device and a few extra apps you may want to download.

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