Archive for December, 2010

By December 25, 2010 Read More →

Merry Christmas!

xmas_ball On behalf of the team here at tracyandmatt I’d just like to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers and listeners a very Merry Christmas! Thank you all for fab support and for following us on twitter etc. 

If you do have some time on your hands over the festive season then maybe check out our podcast this week, it’s an extra special one. Not only is it our Christmas show but it’s also our 100th! To top it all off we’ve got a great competition for you where you could win a great HD camcorder or a phone! Check it all out on via the podcast page.

We’ll be be back to posting news and reviews again in a few days.

 

Posted by: Matt

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By December 24, 2010 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 100: A Very Christmassy Podcast

Web bannerGareth, James and Matt celebrate their 100th podcast with no expense spared with this Christmas podcast. Featuring a massive competition with not one but two Christmas prizes the boys manage to squeeze in some chat about mobile devices too.

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Regulars – Gareth, James and Matt

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By December 24, 2010 Read More →

LG Optimus 2X gets a January launch

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LG’s beast of a phone, the Optimus 2X (also known as the LG Star) apparently will arrive in Europe in January 2011. For those unfamiliar with the phone, it will be the first Nvidia Tegra 2 equipped smartphone to go on sale here in the UK. That means of course that it will be the first dual-core smartphone. Another quirky detail are the Morricone composed ringtones preloaded onto the phone. Running an LG-overlayed Android 2.2, it is equipped with a 4 inch WVGA display, 8GB of storage, an 8MP camera with full 1080p video recording, and a 1.3MP front facing camera. LG have stated that 2.3 Gingerbread will come soon in an OTA update, but other important details like RAM have not been released though estimates of around 512MB will probably turn out true. This spec monster of a phone will be powered by a 1500mAh battery so it will be interesting to see how long it lasts with both Android and those top end specs.

See after the break for the PR mentioning it’s trip over to Europe.

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By December 23, 2010 Read More →

Huawei S7 review

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Android Tablets are hitting in various different shapes and sizes and Huawei, a company well known for it’s 3G dongles and cheap Android smartphones have entered the ring with an attractive debit to the Android race. Is it the be all and end all of Tablets or something destined for obscurity?

 

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By December 22, 2010 Read More →

White BlackBerry Bold 9780 from phonesdirect

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Our friends phonesdirect.com now have the White BlackBerry Bold 9780 in stock. It is of course available sim free but in addition you can pick one up free for £25.00  a month with a Vodafone contact.

If you didn’t read our review of the BlackBerry 9780 you can do so here.

Head on over to phonesdirect.com to check out the deals.

 

Posted by: James

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By December 22, 2010 Read More →

Nokia N8 Review

Nokia N8 Review Nokia, as we all know, are one of the biggest if not the biggest mobile phone manufacturer to date, so when they announced the new Nokia N8 handset I personally was super excited to realise that Matt had one in for review so I immediately snapped up my chance to review a handset of this stature.

What’s new about the N8 is the fact that it’s the very first Symbian device to have version 3 installed, this is huge news for all Symbian and Nokia fans alike because the operating system is more expansive and less boring than previous versions, so I asked the following question to myself…

‘Can Symbian version 3 compete with android, iOS, Blackberry OS etc?’

To find out more about this exciting device read on for the full review.

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By December 21, 2010 Read More →

GoodReader Updates for iPhone and iPad

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If you saw my iPad video  earlier this year where I showed how the iPad can be used as a sales tool you would have seen that I used Goodreader for viewing Word/Excel/PDF’s etc. Well now the iPhone version of GoodReader has just been updated to include the newest features added to the iPad version earlier this month. The newest version includes a new PDF displaying engine, offering a much smoother experience when zooming/panning a file, plus AirPrint support for wireless printing. GoodReader now also offers more features for annotating files, including:

· Adjustable line thickness and opacity for drawings

· Redo button in freehand drawing mode

· Freehand drawing tool now allows users to zoom and pan a page with two fingers, useful for long handwritten notes that do not fit on one screen

· Freehand drawing tool now works much faster on pages containing a large number of annotations

 

Head on over to the App Store from your iPhone and check it out.

 

Posted by: James

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By December 21, 2010 Read More →

Notion Ink Adam Tablet demo video

Notion-Ink-Adam-tablet-1One of the more mysterious and ambitious Android Tablets is previewed here in this youtube video. The Notion Ink Adam really looks the biz and there is a huge overlay deposited onto Android. A lot of this seems like it will be alien to an adopter but once mastered it should prove to be productive environment, if all goes to plan. Check out the video after the break:

Posted in: Phones
By December 20, 2010 Read More →

Nexus S Launch Date Pushed Back to December 22nd

google-nexus-s_thumb All those people who wanted to get their hands on Gingerbread and the Nexus S will have to wait another couple of days as the Carphone Warehouse has pushed back the release date of the latest Google handset to December 22nd. And on December 22nd, the phone will be only available at “key stores,” so as you would expect online orders are encouraged with the promise of “instant ship delivery.” Pre-orders will probably get their handsets on Wednesday also..

The Carphone Warehouse has also confirmed the price drop of the Nexus S of £120 to £429.99.

 

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By December 20, 2010 Read More →

Vodafones HTC Wildfire Gets Froyo

htc-wildfire3vsformatbrown20100512Rejoice Vodafone Wildfire users, you are getting some Froyo goodness this morning! The update brings support for USB tethering, possibility of installing applications to SD card (if supported by the application), native support for Activesync Exchange (email, contacts and calendar sync) and security policies, an enhanced Camera application, enhanced Bluetooth support, speed and stability improvements, multiple keyboard languages and WiFi Hotspot tethering. However, the update does not bring live wallpapers or Flash support in the browser because of “Hardware Limitations.” Vodafone’s words, not mine.

It’s not Gingerbread but still a good update for all Wildfire owners on the Vodafone network and if you are go press those update buttons!

 

Posted by Patrick

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