Archive for March, 2011

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More devices from HTC?

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Today we have been invited to yet another press event to see ”what’s next’ from HTC.

The event on Tuesday 12th April will take place in London. We can now commence the guessing game of what it is they are going to show us. Could it be that HTC Evo 3D that has been knocking around the interwebs since CTIA last week or could it be something totally different?

Your guess is as good as mine but you can be sure we will tell you as soon as we are allowed to. These things are normally very top secret for a while and we have to wear plasters on our lips!

 

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Three announces new Premium Dongle

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Offering our fastest mobile broadband yet, Three’s newly designed premium dongle, the Huawei E367, is available in store and on Three.co.uk from next week. The new dongle provides improved performance and offers up to 40% faster browsing.

Three’s mobile network is already voted number one by You Gov and this new dongle will enable customers to get an even better experience. The E367 is the first dongle from Three to feature latest technologies such as HSPA+, and it will offer ever faster performance as Three continues its network improvement programme and rolls out this new technology.

The new dongle design also features a rotating head to ensure best performance and access to Three’s award winning 3G network. The USB connector tucks into the dongle and swivels out when you need to use it. Not only will the USB cap never go missing again, but just like a mini aerial, the dongle can bend to stand vertically, which will help customers access the high speed signal even more efficiently.

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer gets priced

ASUS_EeePadTransformer_4Today we’ve learned that the Eee Pad Transformer – the one compatible with the optional detachable keyboard – can be had for just £379 for the 16GB version. Alternatively, you can get the keyboard and 16GB tablet bundled together for £429. The 32GB version will cost £429 alone but there is no word on whether or not it’ll be getting a keyboard bundle, as well.

The Eee Pad Transformer is a 10.1-inch Android 3.0 tablet that will have a lightweight detachable keyboard to become one of the most flexible Android tablet offerings to date. Other specs include both front-facing and rear-facing cameras as well as a nice Tegra 2 processor sitting inside.

Posted by: Gareth

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The Samsung Galaxy S Plus 1.4ghz stirs up some chatter

Samsunggalaxys-GenericRumours has it that Samsung are going to be pushing out a new version fo the Samsung Galaxy S in the near future, probably to contend with the new Dual Core phones from LG, HTC and Motorola. However, a Samsung Galaxy S 2 is likely to be a good few months away, so to keep the Galaxy name fresh in peoples minds the Samsung Galaxy S Plus has now been rumoured to be making an appearance.

Details include a 1.4GHz processor (no word on which chipset exactly), Android 2.3 (we’ll assume TouchWiz 4.0 will sit on top of that), 8GB of internal memory, a 1650mAh battery and a 4-inch super AMOLED display.

Posted by: Gareth

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By March 30, 2011 Read More →

Android introduces In app Billing

iabGreat news from the Android Developer Blog for all you developers, Android in-app billing went live yesterday. This means you can now charge for little extras in your apps. Be it a feature, or a function. In a game, an upgrade or equipment. Loads of potential here. Whether this will make apps more expensive in the long run, or will see more free apps with paid access to premium content remains to be seen.

Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of Android Market In-app Billing to developers and users. As an Android developer, you will now be able to publish apps that use In-app Billing and your users can make purchases from within your apps.

In-app Billing gives you more ways to monetize your apps with try-and-buy, virtual goods, upgrades, and other billing models. If you aren’t yet familiar with In-app Billing, we encourage you to learn more about it.

Several apps launching today are already using the service, including Tap Tap Revenge by Disney Mobile; Comics by ComiXology; Gun Bros, Deer Hunter Challenge HD, and WSOP3 by Glu Mobile; and Dungeon Defenders: FW Deluxe by Trendy Entertainment.

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By March 30, 2011 Read More →

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc (retail) unboxing video

Sony-Ericsson-XPERIA-Arc I’ve recorded a few videos of the XPERIA Arc already but previously I’ve only been able to look at a prototype build. I few days ago though I was lucky enough to get my hands on the final retail version of the handset and as promised I’ve recorded an unboxing video which you can find below.

Hardware-wise there’s no difference between this and the earlier version that I looked at but the retail version does have the latest ROM build which is a bit more fluid than the prototype, probably because it’s no longer set up for debugging.

We’ll be reviewing this XPERIA Arc over the next few weeks, as I said before, we really prefer to review final hardware.

One thing to note from the video below, the Micro HDMI cable was not included in my box but it will be bundled with the Arc when it goes on sale later this week.

 

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By March 29, 2011 Read More →

Apple announce dates for their Worldwide Developer Conference

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Apple has announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be held in San Francisco’s Moscone Center from June 6-10.

In a statement, the manufacturer revealed its plans to unveil details of the next iOS and Mac OS during the five-day event.

Apple’s Senior VP of Worldwide Product Marketing, Philip Schiller said: ‘At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS.’

The launch of the iPhone 3GS and iOS 3.0 at the WWDC in 2009 followed by the launch of the iPhone 4 and iOS 4 in 2010 has encouraged industry speculation over whether Apple will also preview iOS 5 at this year’s event.

Schiller added: ‘If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss.’

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference includes more than more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers this year.

I’m getting excited already!

Posted by: James

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By March 29, 2011 Read More →

The Ultimate Android tablet and bad news for all those early adopters

223461-lg_nexus_tablet_originalGoogle is apparently working with LG on a Nexus-branded tablet running the Android Honeycomb 3.0 software. The tablet could ship as soon as this summer, according to tech pundit Eldar Murtazin, writing for Mobile-Review. Given Google’s history of teaming up to manufacturers to release phones under its brand, HTC for the Nexus One and, Samsung for the Nexus S, it’s indeed possible a Nexus tablet developed in partnership with yet with another manufacturer (LG) is coming up to shape the Android tablet landscape.

No specifications on the this Nexus tablet have been made available. But if past experiences with the Nexus One and Nexus S are any indication, the Nexus tablet would come preinstalled with a new version of Android Honeycomb.

Another revelation from Muratazin could be bad news for owners of Android 2.X tablets like the original Samsung Galaxy Tab. Apparently Google’s licensing agreement with manufacturers specifically prevents them from upgrading the smartphone-oriented Android 2.X to tablet-optimized Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

So if you bought an Tablet before Christmas then it seems likely that Android 2.3.3 might be one of the last upgrades you can anticipate. Expect Ebay to have Android tablets littered about it’s marketplace.

Posted by: Gareth

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ViewSonic announces ViewPad 7 ‘Try for Free’ campaign

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ViewSonic Europe, a global provider of consumer computing and communications solutions, has today announced a ‘Try for Free’ campaign allowing customers to trial a brand new Google certified ViewPad 7. The campaign will run throughout April 2011 and guarantees a full refund if customers are not entirely satisfied with the device. ViewSonic will also pay for the return postage and packaging up to £10, so that no costs are incurred. Terms and conditions apply.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Launch Event

Xperia Play Launch Event

If you are in London this Thursday and fancy a go of the new Sony Ericsson Xperia Play that we unboxed recently then you are in luck. The launch event is open to the public and sounds rather fun if you ask me.

Be one of the first to get your thumbs on the Xperia PLAY, the ultimate gaming smartphone.
Get down to Sony Ericsson’s pop-up Xperia PLAY Rooms and for one day only you’ll be able to immerse yourself if your favorite gaming worlds…explore the forest, avoid the burning helicopter, check out the racing cars and try out the new Xperia PLAY phone.
Free Admission
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

You can find all the details here via the Facebook event page.

Enjoy.

 

Posted by: James

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