Archive for November 3rd, 2010

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Vodafone launch BlackBerry on PAYG


At last Vodafone have caught up with the other UK networks and you can now get a BlackBerry from them on PAYG.

They currently have six devices to choose from and are amazingly are offering the BlackBerry Services for free until June 2011. Yes, you did read that right, free!

After that time the BIS will cost £5 which is on par with the other carriers.

You can see more information and the handsets available after the break.


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Bread, Milk, Eggs, Android Tablet – Asda selling 7” Tablet for £97 (but don’t get too excited)

elonex We all new that Android tablets would eventually become ubiqutous and much cheaper but we didn’t expect both, in one hit and quite so soon.  It seems that well known UK technology retailer er, Asda are now selling a 7″ Android based tablet for an eye-catching £97, the kind of price where it’s going to be an impulse buy.  So is it worth it?  Well.maybe not. 

The tablet in question is made by Elonex, one-time UK PC manufacturer and sponsor of Football bad-boys Wimbledon FC, now tech name for licence.  It’s known as the e-touch tablet and it comes with a resistive touchscreen, Android 1.6, 128mb RAM, 2GB Flash Memory, wireless B/G, MicroSD, and frankly not much else to get excited over.  The resistive screen and the low version of Android (with no promise of upgrade) doesn’t bode that well, plus without GPS/compass/3G radio it won’t come with access to the Android Market, limiting apps significantly initially.  It’s also for sale at that other home of technology, Toys R Us along with its 10″ brother (which apparently will have Android 2.1), and we’re going to see more from the likes of DSG retail and er, Next.

Source: Asda

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Flash Video Now On iOS


Good news folks! You can now watch flash video on an iOS device! And how I hear you ask, by using a brand new browser called Skyfire. As you can expect, Skyfire does not use Flash exactly, because if they did Steve Jobs would kick its ass straight out the door. The way it does it is quite clever, it converts Flash video to HTML5 on their backend so it can be played on iOS devices. Unfortunatly, Skyfire can’t play flash games.

Skyfire should be available on the App Store on Thursday after a wait of over a month for admission into Apple’s walled garden.

Check the demo video out below.


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