Archive for May 24th, 2011

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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 120: Awards Wannabes

Web-banner_thumb1Gareth and James are back at it, this week with info on the much anticipated Windows Phone 7 update, the Samsung Wave 2 and how Android is set to dominate the world. There are a bunch of bargains to be had this week with some of the best value on the high street.

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Todays WP7 Event: My Thoughts


We posted earlier the press release from Microsoft detailing some of the highlights of the Windows Phone 7 ‘Mango’ update that is due out later this year. I wasn’t able to attend myself so I sent our man Phil along to see what Microsoft have up their sleeves. Phil has recently started developing for WP7 so he seemed the perfect person to attend the event.

Many have said that todays new features should have been included in the OS from day one and I tend to agree with them. However, what’s done is done and we must look to the future.

Below are the key points Phil picked up on and also his own thoughts on today’s ‘Mango’ announcement.

Posted in: Editorial

HTC Desire S in red – now available exclusively on Vodafone

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The HTC Desire S in now exclusive to Vodafone in a vibrant red colour. The device boasts a slim and stylish design shaped from a single piece of aluminium, making it feel more solid than the HTC Desire – and lighter too. 
This new Smartphone has an impressive 3.7″ touchscreen; a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front and a 5-megapixel camera at the back able to shoot HD video with full SRS surround sound. 
The HTC Desire S has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor inside and is powered by Gingerbread, Android’s latest Smartphone operating system.

If you missed our full review of the HTC Desire S you can read it by clicking here.

Looks pretty nice in red don’t you think?


Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases

Acer ICONIA SMART next generation Smartphone wins Best Choice and Design & Innovation awards at Computex 2011


Acer ICONIA SMART perfectly combines the capabilities of a tablet in a smartphone format: a huge 4.8″ widescreen with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a super cool chassis. Its revolutionary design, characterized by a stretched out, thin and slightly curved shape, makes it a fascinating device that will not go unnoticed. Surely enough, the ICONIA SMART captured both the Best Choice and Design & Innovation awards at Computex Taipei, the most influential global IT event held in Asia.

Each year, the jury of the Best Choice awards selects Taiwan’s best ICT products in the overseas market. While the Design & Innovation awards, organized in cooperation with world-leading industrial design institution iF Design, honor products that stand out through excellent design. Their evaluation criteria include degree of innovation, design quality, choice of materials, environmental friendliness, functionality and brand value, among others.
Acer ICONIA SMART’s full metal body, enriched by subtle wavy patterns, conveys a sense of timeless elegance. What’s more, it offers a perfect fit in your hand thanks to its smoothly curved back and minimal width (64mm). This truly innovative device is perfect for fashion addicts or tech savvy people looking for the latest and cutting edge technology available ensuring superior browsing and excellent multimedia entertainment.


Posted in: Press Releases

WP7 ‘Mango’ update due this Autumn


Microsoft today previewed the next major release of Windows Phone, code name “Mango,” through a series of media events around the world. “Mango” will deliver more than 500 new features to push the boundaries of the smartphone experience around communications, apps and the Internet.  The Mango release will be available for free to Windows Phone 7 customers and is scheduled to ship on new phones beginning this fall; More details on device update timing will be provided closer to availability.  Windows Phone will also add support for additional languages, expand access to apps by launching Marketplace in new countries, and partner with new OEMs to enable expansion to new markets.*

“Seven months ago we started our mission to make smartphones smarter and easier for people to do more,” said Andy Lees, President of the Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft. “With Mango, Windows Phone takes a major step forward in redefining how people communicate and use apps and the Internet, giving you better results with less effort.”


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Win a BlackBerry PlayBook

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With the UK launch of the PlayBook just a few weeks away now RIM are kindly giving away ten of the new tablets. All you need to do is head over to and sign up for email updates. Ten lucky people will then be picked to win a PlayBook.

If you are looking to pick up a PlayBook when they are released you can do so at the following retailers:

  • Carphone Warehouse
  • BestBuy
  • phones4U
  • Dixons
  • Currys
  • PC World


Our full review of the PlayBook will be online this week so pop on back and see what we think of RIMS’s first tablet.


Posted by: James

Posted in: News
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Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD review

bx625fwd This week we’re continuing our look at all-in-one printers available at the moment with the Epson Stylus Office BX625FWD, a 4-in-1 office printer.

This model features duplex printing, faxing, copying and has built in WiFi and 6.3cm colour screen on the control panel.

The machine is by no means small but with so many features crammed in to one package does it do everything well or are there compromises being made?


Posted in: Printers, Reviews