Archive for May, 2011

Sky Sports Football Score Centre app for BlackBerry hits one million downloads


The Sky Sports Football Score Centre app for BlackBerry smartphones, which has a 5/5 star rating, has proved a hit with football fans across the country. The app allows fans to track their team’s performance, and any number of other teams wherever they are. Passing the million download milestone was aided by a BlackBerry/Sky Media online awareness campaign where the BlackBerry app supported the online version of the Football Score Centre on The Score Centre is visited by circa 500,000 users a day over a weekend.

The application is an extension of the successful multi-platform Sky Sports Football Score Centre and configured specifically for Blackberry devices.  It can add fixtures direct to the user’s BlackBerry calendar and, for when fans are not able to follow the action live, the app pushes the latest score and results direct to the users inbox in real time, as well as providing a live commentary feed as the action happens, keeping fans up-to-date with their team whilst on the go.

“Football is all about community and tapping into people’s passions. We see real value in facilitating this for our customers inside the BlackBerry application. It creates more opportunities for us to offer value to our customers,” says David Gibbs, Director of Mobile Services & Applications, BSkyB.
“The Sky Sports app is a great example of how brands can offer more value to their customers and we’re pleased to see it doing so well,” said Stephen Bates, UK MD for Research in Motion. “With over three million downloads every day from BlackBerry App World it’s clear there’s a huge demand for compelling experiences on BlackBerry smartphones that’s only going to keep growing.”

With in-app advertising opportunities, the Sky Sports Football Score Centre also allows brands to talk a dedicated football audience across multiple phone formats.
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Posted by: James

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ZiiLab’s Jaguar tablet look good on paper

ziilabstabsss-550x388The Computex tradeshow is about to start in Taipei and Ziilabs has put together a couple of Android based tablets they’re calling Jaguars. This family of Honeycomb tablets is built specifically to showcase their new ZMS-20 and ZMS-40 StemCell processors and they’re hoping manufacturers will take notice.

The tablets will come in 2 flavours, a 7-inch (1024×600) and 10.1-inch (1280×800) displays with both featuring front and rear facing 5MP cameras. But the real bread and butter is in Ziilabs’ StemCell processors. Both are based off of  the ARM Cortex A-9 platform and come in a dual-core (ZMS-20) and quad-core (ZMS-40) flavors. Would be interesting to see these tablets running some high-end benchmarks.

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Motorola Atrix Unboxing Video


Motorola say the Atrix is the worlds most powerful Smartphone. With new Android devices being released every month I am not sure how long the Atrix will stay at the top. In fact it may have lost top place already. That said its specs are pretty impressive.

With a dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, HD video recording and running Android 2.2 Froyo the Motorola Atrix really does pack a punch.

If you fancy picking up the Atrix you can do so from the Orange.

The Atrix has a nice selection of accessories that are available. We will be covering the Laptop dock in a separate video so in the meantime you can see the unboxing video below and be sure to watch out for the full review in the near future.

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Orange launch the Glastonbury App


Orange and Glastonbury Festival have announced the launch of the only and official mobile application for this year’s event, Glastonbury 2011. The app is available to download for free* across leading Smartphone platforms from 1200hrs Thursday 26 May 2011. Orange has focused on the functionality that will help festival goers make the most of the event, whilst keeping up to date with all the latest news and information. The app will be available on the iPhone and Android platforms at launch, with the Nokia version due to launch in the coming days.

Features include:

  • Schedule and programmable ‘My Planner’ in association with the Guardian Guide
  • Interactive map with one click ‘now and next’ listings for stages and ‘mood map’
  • News section featuring content from Glastonbury Festival and The Guardian including direct updates from the festival over the weekend
  • Ability to share line-ups via Facebook before and during the festival

You can see further details below as well as a video from Conor from Orange.

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White Sony Ericsson Xperia Play available on O2

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If you are on O2 and have been waiting for the Xperia Play to be released then today is your lucky day. The device is the White variant which looks pretty tasty.

On contract you can pick up the device from free, depending on the contract. PAYG is £429.99 which isn’t cheap but is inline with many other flagship devices.

You can view the full details here.


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SwiftKey X beta launches today

Swiftkey X

If you are an Android user you may well be interested to know that TouchTypes latest version of SwiftKey is now available in the Android Market.

Androids most popular keyboard app took a major leap forward Friday, as its successor SwiftKey X launched in public beta.The world’s first ‘Social AI’ keyboard can analyze your Facebook, Twitter and Gmail sent messages in the cloud and use these insights to offer smart, personal and instant phrase prediction from first use.It builds on the success of developer TouchType’s first AI keyboard, SwiftKey. The technology company was named among Google’s ‘Top 150 Developers’ on Android earlier this month, with its award-winning app consistently among the most-downloaded, highest-rated on the platform.

Below you can see the full press release and also a video.

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Nokia E6 available fro pre-order

Nokia E6

Nokias new front facing QWERTY handset, the E6, is now available to pre-order from the Nokia website. SIM-free for £349 is a pretty attractive price for this new Symbian power house which will ship with Nokias new ‘Anna’ update pre installed. If sales of the previous ‘E’ series phones are anything to go by this one should do very well.

  • Quick facts

  • Real QWERTY key pad
  • Ultra-crisp touch screen
  • Create, edit and share Microsoft office docs on the go
  • PDF reader
  • Real time work and personal emails
  • Auto sync email with your Microsoft Outlook account
  • Chat to your business colleagues with Microsoft Office Communicator
  • Free lifetime walk and drive GPS navigation with turn-by-turn voice guidance
  • Pre-loaded with apps for Facebook, Twitter, business, maps and more
  • Live social networking feeds direct to your home screen
  • Customise your home screen with one touch shortcuts to your favourite apps
  • Unbeatable battery life
  • 1000s more apps for work and play available for download from the Ovi Store


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HTC Sensation Unboxing Video

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HTC’s new flagship device is here at last. Announced in April the HTC Sensation takes over the top spot from the Desire HD which similarly had a 4.3 inch screen. The Sensation is running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread with the popular HTC Sense sitting on top. The specs on the phone are pretty impressive. Powered by a 1.2 GHz processor the HTC Sensation really is a powerhouse of a Smartphone. The SLCD screen is made of Gorilla glass for extra protection, we have 1080p HD video recording and also an 8 megapixel camera which if anything like the HTC Incredible S’s will perform beautifully.

Enough of my waffling. You can see the unboxing video below as well as the full specs and we of course will have a full review in the coming weeks.



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Brits spend 11 hours 48 minutes per day staring at a screen!


New research out today reveals that Brits now spend more time per day staring at screens (11.8 hours) than sleeping (7.3 hours), due to the explosive growth of tablet computers, smartphones and e-readers.
In the esure home insurance ‘Square Eyes’ poll, 61 per cent of the participants reported withdrawal symptoms if they cut down on their screen use or did not have access to one of their screens.  Frustration was the most common symptom reported (36 per cent), followed by restlessness (26 per cent) and feelings of isolation (17 per cent).
The average Brit spends three hours per day watching TV, 4.7 hours in front of computers and 1.2 hours looking at their phones.  More than two thirds (69 per cent) of Brits say that they regularly ‘multi-screen’ by using more than one piece of technology at the same time, such as using their phone while watching television.


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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Arc Android update rolling out


Android 2.3.3 has started to roll out on the Xperia arc and PLAY. The update brings a number of improvements and fixes, as well as Sony Ericsson’s ‘Facebook Inside Xperia’.

Optimizations and fixes include:

  • Battery performance
  • General software stability
  • Wi-Fi stability
  • HD Video recording performance (Xperia arc)
  • Touch responsiveness

Full details on this update and how it is being rolled out are available on the Sony Ericsson product blog:


Posted by: James

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