Archive for January, 2011

By January 27, 2011 Read More →

O2 BlackBerry – An Office On The Move

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With the likes of Android and Apples iOS now steaming upwards in Smartphone market share we mustn’t forget the good old trusty BlackBerry. Shunned by many the BlackBerry is still an invaluable solution for millions of business users around the world.

Here in the UK, O2 are still great believers in the BlackBerry Smartphone solution when it comes to running a business. They have just released the below video to emphasize their beliefs and if you listen to our podcast you will know that I too am a huge fan of BlackBerry and I manage not only this site but my day to day business on my BlackBerry.

O2 currently have six BlackBerry Smartphones in their current line up, available on contract and on pay as you go.

Check out the video below and if you are considering using a BlackBerry why not head on over to the O2 website and see what they have to offer. 

 

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By January 27, 2011 Read More →

O2 to launch free Wi-Fi for everyone

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O2 have very generously announced that their Wi-Fi will be available to all mobile users in the near future and not just O2 customers. Initially 450 venues will be made available for use and these sites will be situated in key venues. Why is it free and what is the catch you may ask? Well there isn’t one as far as I can see. The idea behind the venture is to get people into these key venues.

You can read the full press release with the finer details below:

 

Posted in: News
By January 26, 2011 Read More →

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Previewed

xperiaplayhero01252011-1295924690The so called ‘Playstation Phone’ combines Sony’s portable gaming system with a phone is one of the many tech unicorns that many what to come true. But that unicorn is turning out to be a reality as the people over at Engadget have managed to get an exclusive hands on with the Sony’s Playstation Phone, aka, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. They confirmed that the Xperia Play will have a 4″ 854 x 480 LCD screen that is the same screen that is on the X10 and this screen is powered by Bravia engine for better video playback. But we don’t know if it is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8655 CPU but the clocking range goes from 122.88 MHz all the way up to the now expected 1 GHz.

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By January 26, 2011 Read More →

Pre order the Sony Ericsson Arc

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The Xperia Arc from Sony Ericsson has popped up on play.com as available for pre order. If you remember, this new Android device from SE was announced at CES and looks to be quite a beauty.

Play.com have the device  price set at £459.99 which is not cheap but the device is packing some fine specifications. Delivery is expected at the beginning of April but we all know this is subject to change. Will will have hands on with the Arc before release so you may want to keep an eye on the site for our unboxing video and full review. I suspect this device is going to be pretty popular.

You can check out the Sony Ericsson Arc specs and some more images after the break if you need a reminder:

 

Posted in: News
By January 26, 2011 Read More →

Samsung expands its Galaxy family

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the expansion of its Galaxy Family with the introduction of four new smartphones to the range; the Samsung Galaxy Ace, the Samsung Galaxy Fit, the Samsung Galaxy Gio and the Samsung Galaxy mini. Following the global success of the Samsung Galaxy S, which has sold 10 million devices in just seven months, each of the new handsets offers something different so there is a Galaxy smartphone for everyone.

All the devices offer limitless entertainment possibilities via more than 100,000 applications from Android MarketT and Samsung Apps. Each device also features Samsung SWYPE for quick and easy text input, and benefits from Wi-Fi connectivity and Social Hub allowing people to view their contacts, social networks, IM and email together in an integrated one-page layout, keeping them constantly connected.

Posted in: Press Releases
By January 26, 2011 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Ace coming soon to Three

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Three has announced that it will be ranging the Samsung Galaxy Ace in February. The successor to the popular Samsung Galaxy Portal, this smart black device boasts Android Froyo+ 2.2.1, a 5MP camera and offers customers access to the Android Market’s 160,000 apps.

Just like Three’s MiFi, the Samsung Galaxy Ace creates a personal Wi-Fi hot spot for other devices, such as iPads, laptops or handheld games consoles, giving you the flexibility of getting more than one device online when on the go.

Sylvia Chind, Head of Branded Devices, commented: “We’re delighted to be bolstering our handset portfolio with this new device. Doubling up as a personal Wi-Fi hot spot, the Samsung Galaxy Ace offers unique smartphone functionality and our customers can use Three’s high speed 3G network to enjoy Google Maps, social networks, downloading apps, shopping online and much more.”

Key features include:

  • 800MHz Application Processor
  • Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot, so you can use the Galaxy Ace just like a Three MiFi
  • Android Froyo+ version 2.21
  • 3.5″Capacitive touch screen
  • 5MP Mega Pixel Auto Focus Camera and LED flash
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • Live Wallpapers

See a video from Three after the break:

Posted in: Press Releases
By January 26, 2011 Read More →

Nokia C7 Review

C7-main Nokia is the world’s biggest handset manufacturer but is not the most favoured amongst tech journalists and phone enthusiasts. Nokia is trying to change that with the release of the Nokia C7. Announced back in September at Nokia World, the handset runs the brand new Symbian 3 and that is a great improvement on past versions.

But can this new version compete with the likes of Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry and Web OS, or does the C7 not even keep up with its brother, the Nokia N8?

Read on to find out.

 

Posted in: Reviews
By January 25, 2011 Read More →

Full specs of HTC Flyer revealed?

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We just got sent a link to amobil.no, a Norwegian site that appears to have been tipped on the specs of HTC’s forthcoming tablet.

HTC Flyer will be a tablet measuring 7 inches, and the screen resolution will be 1024 x 600 pixels. This is the same size and resolution that we know from Samsung Galaxy Tab.

The processor will be the the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255. Most will know this as the brains in HTC’s current top of the range, the Desire HD.

The new tablet will have HSPA, otherwise known as super-3G. This gives it download speeds of up to 14,4 Mbps, and upload speeds of 5,76 Mbps.

The Flyer will also sport an HDMI-connector (MHL), and it will be DLNA-enabled for wireless streaming of movies and music.

Posted in: Rumours
By January 25, 2011 Read More →

Introducing the HP Topaz WebOS tablet

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Precentral.net has managed to come up with specs for a WebOS tablet ahead of the Feb 9th announcement. The Topaz will be black with both the HP and Palm branding. They also intend to get the Beats audio branding on the device as well, at least in the software and likely on the hardware as well. Finally, they haven’t closed the door on carrier branding for the 3G and 4G versions.

None of this is necessarily final but as of right now it looks like it will have:

Posted in: News
By January 24, 2011 Read More →

iPad 2 specification?

ipad_display Over the past few weeks there have been lots of new ‘stories’ about the forthcoming iPad 2. Some of these stories make sense whereas others seem downright silly.

The consensus is that Apple will announce the iPad 2 at some point in February or March and that it’ll go on sale some time during March or April. I’m hoping that it will go on sale just before my next trip to the US.

I’ve been considering the various iPad 2 rumours we’ve seen and thought it would be good to have a look at some of them and to consider which are the most realistic.

 

Posted in: Editorial