Archive for November, 2010

By November 12, 2010 Read More →

Facebook for Blackberry gets an update


If you are a BlackBerry Facebook user I suggest you get over to App World and get the latest version.

New to the update is places, a dedicated inbox, search and a new style friends page just for starters.

I have not had a chance to test out Facebook Places yet and I am wondering if it could be an alternative to Foursquare or Gowalla? You clearly cant check in somewhere and post to Twitter like the two aforementioned apps.

More images after the break.


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By November 11, 2010 Read More →

HTC Desire Z bundle from devicewire

devicewire Z

Devicewire have just told of us of a great HTC Desire Z bundle they have put together for us.

For only £419.95 you get the following:

That sounds like a real bargain if you ask me. Why not head over to Devicewire and get an order in quick?


Posted by: James

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By November 11, 2010 Read More →

BlackBerry Bold 9780 Demo Video


In the below video I delve a little deeper into BlackBerry 6 on the Bold 9780 and show you a few of its features which we have not seen before on a non touch screen BlackBerry here in the UK.

The full review of the 9780 will be online in the next week so if you are considering it as an upgrade or you just want to switch over to BlackBerry you may want to read what I think about it?

Feel free to ask any questions over in our forum and I will endeavor to answer within the review.

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By November 10, 2010 Read More →

Android 2.3 is Gingerbread and Coming soon to Nexus One Soon

android-gingerbreadGingerbread has been rumoured for the longest time but it now seems like it is coming very soon. As a Open Handset Alliance member has confirmed over twitter that Gingerbread will be 2.3 instead of 3.0 and it will be available to developer versions of Nexus One handsets in the next few days.

The tweet translates literally to:

"Prepare your Nexus One (Developer version) for Android OTA update 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the next few days:-D"

This probably means that we will see an officially announcement of Android 2.3 very shortly and it coming to developer versions of the Nexus One soon after. So all you N1 owners, look forward to some Gingerbread coming your way.


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By November 10, 2010 Read More →

Vodafone UK Boosts Handset Choices for Christmas


With Christmas fast approaching Vodafone UK has added a variety of new handsets to its range, giving customers a great choice of devices free from as little as £10 per month on the UK’s best network.

The devices join the recently launched HTC Desire HD, Nokia N8, HTC 7 Trophy, BlackBerry Torch and a host of other fantastic handsets in Vodafone’s range, all of which are available to buy now.

The BlackBerry Bold 9780, sporting the new BlackBerry 6 operating system, is free on £35, 24 month price plans, including 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of mobile data.

The Android-powered Motorola Defy, featuring a range of Vodafone 360 services, is free on £25, 24 month price plans, including 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of mobile data. This durable smartphone is dustproof, water and scratch resistant so it can withstand the stresses of everyday life.

Also running on Android, the Samsung Galaxy Europa is free on £20, 24 month price plans, including 100 minutes, 500 texts and 250MB of mobile data. The device is offers great value and is packed full of features, as well as offering access to more than 100,000 apps in the Android Marketplace.

The Nokia C3 is now also available on pay monthly price plans in either slate grey or hot pink. The device is free on £10, 24 month price plans, including 100 minutes and 500 texts.  Don’t forget, the Nokia C3 is also still available on pay as you go for just £80.


Posted by: James

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By November 10, 2010 Read More →

T-Mobile Vibe announced – One for the kids?

ZTE Vibe Front Closed

ZTE Corporation, has today launched the T-Mobile Vibe, a stylish side-slider phone with a full 2.8 inch touch screen perfect for internet browsing and a QWERTY keyboard for easy texting, emailing and social networking.

The T-Mobile Vibe is available for just £39.99 from launch as a pay as you go phone. It offers a one touch icon direct to the Facebook user’s login page, while other social media services such as Twitter, MySpace and BeBo are available via bookmarks. Music on the move comes from an integrated FM radio and MP3 player that will also play AMR, WAV, iMelody, Midi, AWB, M4A, MP4 and 3GP files. Stereo music and photos can be shared using Bluetooth connectivity.

Calls can be shared with friends using hands-free calling, while the handset also offers voice capture, polyphonic and MP3 ringtones, predictive text, and more.

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By November 10, 2010 Read More →

HTC Desire Z demo video

htc_desire_z Last week James treated us to a quick unboxing video of the new HTC Desire Z and then passed it over to my for review.

So I thought I would start off with a little demo video of just a few of the key features of the HTC Desire Z to give you a flavour of what to expect before I get my review live here on the site. It’s not the final retail version of the box etc. but the handset and software is very unlikely to change before it goes on sale here in the UK.

As always, if you want to ask me any questions you can do so via the forum or if you want to make sure that I cover something in the review that you are specifically interested then let me know!


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By November 10, 2010 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 95: Sexy

Web bannerAndy is back this week with a new sexy voice for unknown reasons. James unboxes he HTC HD7 and put the finishing touches to his Blackberry 9870 review. Gareth gets excited about a new Nokia concept and a bargain from Tesco. Andy rants about Vodafone and well. everything else he can thinks of. Matt goes on holiday with Rachel and hopefully Tracy.
Due to feedback from listeners the audio quality of the podcast has been dropped a little to make for a friendlier download size. The content quality has not been altered and remains rubbish.

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By November 9, 2010 Read More →

Get a BlackBerry Bold 9780 sim free this week


Devicewire have just dropped us a line to let us know that they expect the first batch of BlackBerry 9780s to arrive with them this week, Friday to be exact.

If you need one you had better get in quick as orders are already piling up and stock may be limited initially.

You can pre order by clicking here.

If you missed our review of the BlackBerry 9780 why not check it out now. It’s a jolly decent Smartphone!


Posted by: James

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By November 9, 2010 Read More →

Samsung Continuum announced for the USA


Yesterday in the States Samsung held an event to announce a new Android device, the Samsung Continuum.

The strange and unique thing about the Continuum is that the screen is split into three sections. At the top we have what you would call the screen – 3.4 inch.  Below that is where you have the capacitive buttons and below that is what Samsung call a Ticker – 1.8-inch. The ticker is a strip of screen that will show you notifications such as email, RSS, news, weather, music controls etc.

There is no news if we will get a version of this here in Europe although I wouldn’t be surprised.

You can see the full specs and features of the Samsung Continuum after the break.


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