Archive for March 25th, 2011

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Huawei U8800 (IDEOS X5) unboxed again

U8800-mainLate last year I managed to get my hands on a pre-release version of the Huawei U8800 aka IDEOS X5. As is often the case with these early or pre-release handsets the U8800 we looked at in November had a few software issues which you may have noticed in the original unboxing video I recorded. In fact this is one of the reasons why we very rarely do a full review of pre-release hardware as they sometimes exhibit these oddities.

So a few months on I’ve now been able to get hold of the retail version of the U8800. The official name has now changed to IDEOS X5, probably to capitalise on using the name of the earlier IDEOS released last year.

There seems to be no change in the hardware but software changes are certainly evident and the problems I had with WiFi are certainly long gone.

We’ll have a full review for you soon but for now you can see the retail unboxing video below.

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iPad 2 day!

step0-ipad-gallery-image4 Today is iPad 2 day here in the UK and in 24 other countries throughout the world. Our friends across the pond have had theirs for a few weeks already and for me the excitement has been building as I have seen the positive reports come in from users in the US.

The Apple Store was updated during the early hours of this morning so you can order an iPad 2 online from today. This includes free delivery and engraving. Not sure what the delivery times are yet.

For those of you that cant wait any longer to get your hands on the iPad 2 you can go along to your local Apple shop and wait in line from 5PM today. Not sure what the queues will be like or how many each store will have but we’ll be reporting back when we find out. Tracy and I will be at the Cambridge store later today.

Hands up who’s queuing?


Posted by: Matt

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BlackBerry OS 6.1 to be a major overhaul, arriving this Spring

9800-mainRIM have let us know that the inevitable update to BlackBerry’s OS 6 will be coming this Spring, and a sneak preview of what’s coming will be shown off at BlackBerry World in May. Perhaps even more exciting than an imminent  update is that RIM are calling it a ‘major upgrade’ over what OS 6.0 currently offers on the Torch 9800 and Bold 9780. Some may have dismissed OS 6 already, but for those of us who do use it, we all know there certainly are things that can be improved.

That’s more or less what we know at the moment, but hopefully we can share RIM’s excitement when this rolls out – stay tuned!


Posted by: Vince

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