Archive for March, 2011

By March 17, 2011 Read More →

Xperia Arc and Xperia Play appear on Vodafone’s site


Both listed as coming soon we are pleased to see Sony Ericsson, frankly, most exciting phones in a few years appear on the premiere network. Vodafone seem to be pushing out all the big names at the moment and they are the first UK network to fully list these devices.

Check out after the break for a rundown on the Xperia Arc and Play hardware.


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By March 17, 2011 Read More →

Asus to shake up the netbook game


A new rumour has surfaced from DigiTimes reporting ASUS is looking to evolve their netbook game in 2011 with either Chrome OS or – our precious – Android. It’ll be on the affordable side with pricing expected to sit anywhere between £150 and £200. They’re claiming it’ll be a 10 or 11 inch netbook.

ASUS has already shown their Android-based netbook card – they debuted tablet/netbook hybrids at CES this year called the Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Pad Slider (both pictured above). This would be a more traditional netbook, though, which makes things a bit interesting.

As far as processor technology goes, it’s believed that Intel’s established Atom series will be powering things under the hood, though which chipset exactly wasn’t said. While Chrome OS may be a better fit for a traditional netbook experience, Android has quickly become an easily-marketable household name and – to be quite honest – it can do a lot more than Chrome OS can in its current state. We’ll be keeping an eye out for further announcements from ASUS.

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By March 17, 2011 Read More →

ZTE Announces 2010 Annual Results

zte_logo Up until recently I don’t think too many ‘average consumers’ will have heard of China based electronics giant ZTE. However with the launch of a number of own-branded handsets the ZTE name is becoming a lot more recognisable.

Today ZTE announced their 2010 annual results and the news is excellent. Following a ‘surge’ sales are up by 50% in the US and Europe.

You can find ZTE’s full press release below. Well done guys!


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By March 17, 2011 Read More →

Sky News for iPad is launched


Sky News today launches Sky News for iPad, a completely new way to experience breaking news and live video.

The interactive news service was designed specifically for iPad and has claimed the top spot in the charts for news apps on the Apple platform.

A dedicated editorial team produce real-time updates, expert analysis and interactive graphics for those who want to keep up with breaking news on the go.

Users can select from live and on-demand video and then dive deeper through supporting graphics, photo galleries, graphs and articles that provide extra context and analysis.

One of the key features of the app is the ability to rewind live video, even if users have missed the beginning of the story.

The live video is immediately available to replay once it finishes.

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By March 16, 2011 Read More →

HTC Flyer expected mid April


Clove have dropped us a line today to let us know that they are expecting the HTC Flyer to be in stock mid April. The Android tablet is currently priced up at £600 including VAT but this has yet to be confirmed. More details when we have them.

You can pre order from Clove here.

HTC Flyer specification:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz 
  • Platform: Android  with HTC Sense 
  • Memory  Internal storage: 32 GB  RAM: 1 GB  Micro SD memory card extension (SD 2.0 compatible)  Dimensions (LxWxT)  195.4 x 122 x 13.2 mm
  • Weight: Around 415 grams with battery  
  • Display:  7 inch touch-sensitive TFT screen with 1024 X 600 resolution
  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA: 900/AWS/2100 MHz  Upload speed of up to 5.76 Mbps and download speed of up to 14.4 Mbps 
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • GPS: Internal GPS antenna Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor 
  • G-Sensor 
  • Digital compass
  • Bluetooth: 3.0 with A2DP for wireless stereo headsets 
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n  3.5 mm stereo audio jack  Micro-USB (12-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • Camera:  5 megapixel colour camera with auto focus, 1.3 megapixel front camera"
  • Audio supported formats: Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav,  .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)  Recording: .amr, .aac 
  • Video supported formats  Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3)
  • Rechargeable battery  Capacity: 4000 mAh 
  • Standby time: Up to 820 ~1470 hours  
  • Video Playback: Up to 4 hours
  • AC adapter: Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz  DC output: 9V and 1.67A 



Posted by: James

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By March 16, 2011 Read More →

RIM Announces BBM Social Platform


Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) Social Platform, giving developers the tools to build applications that take advantage of the  social aspects of the popular BBM service.

“The BlackBerry developer community has been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to integrate BlackBerry Messenger with their apps. BBM is a very popular service with over 28 million users and opening its real-time social connectivity to third party applications presents incredible opportunities,” said Alan Brenner, Senior Vice President, BlackBerry Platform at Research In Motion. “Access to BBM services from within apps will revolutionize gaming, enhance multimedia experiences, and add a new dimension to location based applications.”

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By March 16, 2011 Read More →

Palm Pre 2 Review

Pre2 cards leftLets face it, the original Palm Pre was a huge fail. WebOS was and still is a great OS but paired with awful hardware, a bad camera and poor marketing  the Pre sold about as well as a pile of dog poop for £1000. Okay, I may be exaggerating a little but the original Pre just wasn’t a success.

So, has HP’s take over of Palm, webOS 2.0 and slightly new hardware done anything to make the Pre 2 more attractive? Should you get the Pre 2 even though the Pre 3 is just around the corner or will the sequel go the way of the original?

Read on to find out!


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By March 15, 2011 Read More →

Media Sync on the BlackBerry PlayBook

blackberry_logo have this week filmed a rather interesting video with the BlackBerry PlayBook. We have known for a while that the PlayBook will sync media just like any other Blackberry using the BlackBerry Desktop Software but we have not seen it in action.

As you will see in the video below the syncing process is just the same as it is currently with BlackBerry Smartphones, but where the PlayBook comes into its own is with its superb multitasking skills. If you currently use an iPod or iPhone for example you will be familiar with the fact that when you sync you must wait for the process to be complete before you can do anything else with the device. Things are a little different with PlayBook. Once the sync starts it will carry on syncing in the background allowing you to carry on using the PlayBook for other tasks. Nice.

You can see the demo below:

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By March 15, 2011 Read More →

Seenda Power Magic unboxing video

Music Magic Sometimes simple-but-effective accessories come along and it’s easier to show you them with a video than a wordy post. The Seenda Power Magic is one of those accessories.

In essence it performs three functions:

  • It’s an FM transmitter so can be used to listen to music from your iPhone/iPod in your car (it also works with other MP3 players thanks to the 3.5mm headphone jack).
  • It’s an emergency charger; the 1300mAh battery will let you charge a iPhone/iPod or other USB powered device.
  • Finally it’s a hands-free car kit; Using the FM transmitter and the built in mic you can use the Power Magic for hands-free calling.

To show you a bit more of the Power Magic I recorded a quick video which you can see below.

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By March 14, 2011 Read More →

iPad 2 coming to Three


Three UK today announced it will offer iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G and also dedicated data plans for iPad 2 in the coming weeks. iPad 2 is the next generation of Apple’s magical device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading ebooks and much more. The amazing new iPad 2 improves on the original iPad by being thinner, lighter and faster, all while maintaining the same incredible 10 hours of battery life. For more information about iPad 2 please visit

Posted by: James

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