Archive for May 19th, 2011

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Android 2.3.3 to arrive on Sony Ericsson next week?

facebook-inside-se-550x313They might have annoyed the seven people who bought the X10 with their terrible support when it came to updates, but it seems that are going to make amends with some nice updates to their more recent generation of phones. Sony Ericsson revealed today that their Xperia Arc and Xperia Play will soon rank among the short list of devices running Android 2.3.4, the fresh-out-of-the-oven update that brings along GTalk video calling among other things.

The update will also include a little feature Sony Ericsson has been cooking up called Facebook Inside. It creates a deep integration between the phone and the social network, allowing users to “like” currently playing music, share all sorts of content, and contact and calendar sync.

The update is slated to hit UK networks next week, carrier willing. We can only hope Sony Ericsson extends the privilege to the soon-to-be release US version of the Xperia Play.

Posted by Gareth

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HTC Sensation available on Vodafone

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Looking to get the HTC Sensation? Well you can order it right now as the new HTC flagship device is available on Vodafone.

The device can be picked free for £35 per month on a 24 month contract although there are other options available, 26 to be precise.

Sporting a 4.3 inch screen, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread the HTC Sensation is sure to be a big seller.

It is a real beauty. I had some time with the device when it was first announced and I am certainly looking forward to getting hands on again.

You can order the HTC Sensation by clicking here and the full specs are listed below if you need a reminder.

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BlackBerry PlayBook sales appear promising

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Many have heavily criticized RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook since its launch but according to Mike Abramsky, General Manager at RBC Capital Markets RIM have sold 250,000 PlayBooks since launch and as the tablet is currently only on sale in North America this isn’t a bad start if you ask me.

If these figures are correct this means that the PlayBook has had a better start than Motorola XOOM tablet which we reviewed recently.

This is also encouraging for the whole 7 inch market. Sure RIM has a long way to go and they wont be catching up with the Apples iPad anytime soon but with the PlayBook rolling out to other countries next month it is looking like the device could have a pretty good first year. The better the sales, the more developers will support the PlayBook so we should see a much broader range of great apps in time.

Our own BlackBerry PlayBook review is very near completion so keep an eye out for what we think of it in the near future.


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HTC Flyer on Three


If you fancy picking up the HTC Flyer you can now order one from Three. As far as I can see there is only one plan available right now but you do get a whopping 15GB of data for your money.

The plan is a 24 month contract and will cost £30 a month with a fee of £169 up front for the device. Now if you do the maths this is going to cost you £889 in total over the next two years. If you don’t mind that commitment then go for it. Personally, I would wait a while. That is a lot of money.

If you did not see our unboxing video you can do so here.



Posted by: James

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Media on the BlackBerry PlayBook – Video


One of the advantages to having any kind of tablet is the ability to view photos, video and listen to music while out and about. The BlackBerry PlayBook seems to handle media pretty well so I thought i would give you a brief demonstration on video.

Since getting the PlayBook for review I have found myself taking it more places than I would do my iPad and this has to be due to size. For me, carrying around a 7 inch tablet just feels more natural than with a 10 inch. Of course all Smartphone’s these days are capable of playing music and video but you cant beat watching video on a larger screen.

With the Battery on the PlayBook being capable of playing a few films on one charge I can see me using the device whenever it comes to a plane or train journey.

See what you think in the video below and if you have any questions please feel free to ask them in out Tablet forum.

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HTC Flyer sales are positive

htc_flyerFor an Android 2.3 tablet and a pretty heavy price tag it seems that HTC’s little 7 incher is being pocketed by a brave few customers. I would be bold to say that many a blogger, tech journalist and enthusiast speculated the device would not only be a hard sell but have a limited uptake. However, if HTC’s sales outline is honest then they are quite pleased with the Flyer’s debut.

Recently, Android tablets have been outlined as a bit of a flop for many reasons, but perhaps people have been holding back, waiting for the device that suits them. The Flyer is in a limited market with only the aging Galaxy Tab as a competitor. The 10″ market seems to be the target of most retailers but the 7″ seems to be were the action is taking place when it comes to Android Tablets.

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