Archive for May 13th, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II flying off the shelves in the UK

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Samsung Electronics has announced it has had global pre-orders of more than 3 million for the Galaxy S II, having reached the milestone at the end of April, before the smartphone even hit UK stores on 1 May. Since hitting the shelves the handset has proved a huge success with UK consumers.

David Johnson, Head of Devices Commercial and Product Management at O2 comments: “More and more of our customers are looking to move to smartphones and, as the home of the smartphone, we’re keen to bring them a range of the best devices to suit any budget. The Samsung Galaxy S II has been a real hit with customers and, alongside the rest of our Samsung Galaxy range, gives customers another way to experience the unique O2 and Samsung Take That offer.”
Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “The Galaxy S II, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy S and Galaxy Mini have all exceeded expectations. There are three things we want our Galaxy range to stand out for – superb hardware, the latest OS and the greatest and most relevant content. Above all, we work very hard to make sure people are getting the best smartphone experience, and so it’s great to see products like the Galaxy S II proving to be so in demand.”

The Samsung Galaxy S II is Samsung’s slimmest and lightest smartphone yet. It’s the first handset to offer Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus screen technology the largest, brightest and most colourful screen available in Samsung’s portfolio of devices, making it the best screen for viewing movies, games, TV and apps. Super slim (8.49mm) and lightweight (116g) with a long battery life, the Galaxy S II also features an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording and playback.
The Samsung Galaxy S II is now available in the UK across all major networks and retailers. 


Posted by: James

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HTC Sensation promo video


Over on the HTC YouTube channel they have published what I can only say is a glorious video demonstrating the forthcoming HTC Sensation.

Although we don’t know for sure when the Sensation will be available many online retailers are allowing pre-orders and giving a date of the end of June. Fingers crossed we will have our review unit well before then so keep your eyes peeled for our unboxing video.

You can check out the HTC Sensation video below and also see a full run down of specification.

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Sony Ericsson launches search for Football FANatics to win once-in-a-lifetime trip to the UEFA Champions League Final Wembley 2011


As part of Sony Corporation’s existing agreement 2009-2012 with the UEFA Champions League, Sony Ericsson, official mobile handset of the UEFA Champions League, today kicked off a search for Football FANatics keen on making the once-in-a lifetime trip to the UEFA Champions League Final Wembley 2011.
With the Final returning to Wembley Stadium for the first time in 20 years, Sony Ericsson wants to build support for both the Finalist teams across the UK.
The Football FANatic campaign will bring a Manchester United FC fan and an FC Barcelona fan to London to drum up support for their respective sides amongst Londoners, using their Sony Ericsson XperiaƔ smartphones. They will be paired with two London based Football FANatics who will use their local knowledge to help them reach as many fans as possible in London and beyond.
Football FANatics from Manchester and London interested in the role should to enter. They must explain why they are the biggest Football FANatic and why they should be chosen for this fantastic opportunity to go to this year’s spectacular UEFA Champions League Final Wembley 2011 in London.

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HTC Flyer in store today


HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has announced that its first tablet, HTC Flyer, will be available in-store from 13th May. Blending HTC’s trademark design language with an all-new HTC Sense user experience that has been reimagined for tablets, the HTC Flyer combines natural touch and pen interaction in either a combined 3G and WiFi or WiFi-only model. As well as being available to purchase in retail outlets, HTC fans will also be able to order Flyer direct through the website.

“We are delighted by the positive reactions that HTC Flyer has received since we first unveiled it in February and are pleased to be able to bring it to major markets across EMEA,” commented Florian Seiche, President HTC EMEA. “HTC Flyer is completely different from any other tablet on the market and we look forward to hearing about the different ways in which our customers use HTC Flyer in their daily lives – for both work and play.”

The combined 3G and WiFi HTC Flyer features 32GB of onboard memory which can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 32GB and will retail at ?649. A second variant will be available for ?499 and features WiFi connectivity and expandable 16GB memory. Both versions will come with the HTC Flyer Magic Pen that will work with HTC’s Scribe Technology for an alternative to fingertip interaction.

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Gingerbread to roll out May 16th for HTC Desire HD and Incredible S


It has not been perfectly clear exactly when HTC’s Desire HD and Incredible S were due to get the update to Gingerbread but thanks to a statement on the HTC UK Facebook page we only only have a few days left to wait.

This is what they said:

Hey guys, firstly we want to thank you all for being so patient about the Gingerbread update. We’ve been pushing this really hard and are pleased to announce that we are aiming to have the HTC Gingerbread update for unlocked HTC Desire HD and HTC Incredible S models available on 16th May 2011. For those waiting for their specific operator update, rest assured that we’re working very closely with each operator to get this just right and will update you as soon as we possibly can. Once again, we really appreciate your support and patience on this.

As an Incredible S owner myself I shall be eagerly awaiting the update. Roll on Monday.


Posted by: James

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The worlds top rated news app ‘News Republic’ goes multi -platform

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The hugely popular News Republic App is now launching on multiple new platforms including Blackberry, Symbian, Bada, Windows Phone 7 and webOS as well as Android Honeycomb tablets. The much awaited iPad version is due in a matter of weeks.

Mobiles Republic is on course to exceed all its previous download records in the coming months and expect ‘News Republic’ to become the news application of choice for millions of new users around the world.

First there was ‘Appy’ the acclaimed award winning service developed for feature phones that achieved an incredible 1 million downloads that was generating the buzz. Today its ‘News Republic’ the natural successor designed for smartphones with its ground breaking TagNav news tracking and navigation system, making the headlines, literally.

In little more than 4 months News Republic has attracted over 400,000 new iPhone and Android users with its English, French and Italian editions and this week saw the launch of a Spanish edition with a German language version to follow shortly. In March alone over 15 million news articles including breaking news headlines, in-depth features plus live updates on many popular subjects including Sport, Business, Technology, Celebrity, Entertainment and Hollywood Gossip were viewed on the app.

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