Gareth, Andy, James, Matt and Tracy babble about the recent happenings in the mobile industry around the UK. Andy ‘s fondled the Blackberry 8980, Gareth puts out his Archos 101 review, James goes to a very disappointing awards ceremony, Matt investigates Huawei’s latest and Tracy pulls in some killer bargains. With laughter, action, adventure and even the threat of a musical number this is the UK podcast to listen to!
Archive for November, 2010
Those nice chaps at T-Mobile have announced a rather nice offer for us BlackBerry fans. If you click this link you can enter your details and T-Mobile will send you one or two sim cards with six months BlackBerry Services free of charge.
If you are a PAYG customer then as an added bonus you will get unlimited texts when you top up £10.00 per month.
Vodafone did a similar thing recently which I would imagine was a big hit. Nice to see T-Mobile following.
Posted by: James
Vodafone has kindly decided to slash the price of using a smartphone for UK consumers travelling in Europe. How decent of them.
The new pricing provides daily and monthly rates for customers to use their domestic smartphone data plans when they are abroad. Those who travel occasionally can take a domestic data plan abroad for ?2 per day, which represents a cost reduction of up to 60% over existing plans and includes an increase to the data allowance.
Meanwhile, frequent travellers can select to take a price plan which includes data roaming within their monthly domestic package. Both offers are available for consumer or business customers.
The new plans will be rolled out in Vodafone’s major European markets during November and December 2010, in time for the winter holiday season, and across the company’s entire European footprint by summer next year.
The announcement is backed by a major marketing campaign with the strapline ‘feel free to use your smartphone abroad’.
The Spiro from Sony Ericsson is the Zylo Walkman phones little brother. Certainly smaller, Certainly cheaper but is there much separating these two in the mobile gene pool and is does the Spiro’s lower price tag hold it back in terms of performance and functionality?
Read on to see how the Sony Ericsson shapes up!
Every so often I come across a game that is so addictive it is hard to put down. Ragdoll Blaster 2 is one of those very games.
Although the aim of the game is essentially to shoot ragdolls at a target it is not quite that simple and as the levels get harder you will find yourself having to use your brain more and more to figure out how to hit the target.
If you own an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad I would highly recommend giving this one a go.
Take a look at the demo video below and see if you agree with me.
Just a few months ago Huawei launched the IDEOS. At the time it was the first Android handset to ship with 2.2 FROYO and there was a lot of interest in the little device. However, as much as we liked the IDEOS and the value for money it represented we felt that it was slightly on the small side. Indeed if the feedback we received is anything to go by many of you had the same thoughts.
So here we have the newer Huawei U8800 which is a bigger handset, also offering Android 2.2, and similar features to the IDEOS but with a 3.8 WVGA display. Could be just what we need, a high-spec, low-cost Android device on the market just in time for Christmas. It’s also the first handset to feature HSPA+!
Note that I has some issues with the WiFi on the U8800 that we have in for review BUT I should point out that we are literally one of the first sites to have the device and that it’s not yet running final retail ROM and as such don’t panic about the WiFi!
Check it out after the break:
If you listen to our podcast you may have heard us mention this deal already but I thought it was worth an additional mention on here as I love a bargain.
Tesco Mobile have a great sim only one month contract deal on at the moment. For only £10.00 per month you get 500 minutes and unlimited SMS and internet (although this does have fair use policy of 500mb).
I thought this was such a good deal I ordered one.
Interested? Head on over to Tesco Mobile and check it out.
Posted by: James
With it being Black Friday today in the USA Apple UK also have many items on sale. If you are thinking of getting an Apple product then today is the day to do it.
With £81 off the price of an iMac and £35 off the iPad you cant grumble at that.
Click here to see all the discounts.
Posted by: James
Hopefully you saw our first Motorola Defy video where we put the device through its paces with some scratch and water tests. Clove have now kindly sent us the full retail version so I thought we had better show you what you get in the box.
Our review unit is now with our man Vince so expect the full review in the next week or two.
See the video after the break along with a quick run down of the Defy’s specification:
Three UK today announced it will offer new purchase options for iPad users, including more affordable prices when purchased with a data service plan, for iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G models in the coming months. iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. Users can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, all using iPad’s revolutionary Multi-Touch user interface.
Prices re not yet confirmed but this may well be the cheapest way to get an iPad. I see a network price war coming!
Posted by: James