Archive for May, 2011

The giant Vodafone truck that can charge 2000 handsets at one time


If you’ve been to a festival or large open-air event, you will know that keeping your mobile phone charged can be a potential nightmare.

Solutions have come in the form of independent companies setting up camps and charging festival-goers to power their smartphones so that they could remain contactable and use them to snap photos of their favourite bands.

However, one truck looks set to change all that.

The Vodafone VIP recharging truck is heading to 11 festivals this year, offering Vodafone customers with the opportunity to charge their mobile devices, completely free of charge. The 44 tonne vehicle can charge 2,000 devices at any one time (as quickly as it would at home) and is expected to charge over 72,000 mobile devices this summer alone.

If you’re a Vodafone customer at a festival and you own an Android, iPhone, BlackBerry or Nokia device, this is what you need to look out for. For more information about the events it will be available at visit

Pretty cool. You can see a few more photos below:

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Samsung Wave 2 Review

Wave2-mainThis is quite a rarity these days, a Samsung phone that doesn’t have the Galaxy brand name. The Samsung Wave 2 is the successor to the relatively popular Wave from last year. It has a few really nice improvements that are evident from the off, all of which you will discover as you progress through the review.

James reviewed the original Samsung Wave last year and it got a pretty good review, especially for a new OS. The Wave 2 has lost the AMOLED screen that its predecessor had I am afraid but I wont let dampen my thoughts.

So will the Wave 2 be a worthy entry into the mass smartphone market? Or will it just be another entry that gets left behind?

Read on to find out.


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Unilever launches The Lynx Stream mobile app for iOS and Android


Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies, has created the first mobile app to capture the real-time social elements of Facebook, Twitter and mobile phone activity to produce a record of unforgettable nights out.

The Lynx Stream, developed for deodorant brand Lynx / AXE, collects every video, picture, text, tweet, check-in and status update a group of friends makes to produce an automatic Stream of the night and highlight video, which can be watched online and shared through social networks. 

The mobile app,­ available to download for free from the iTunes Store and Android Market,­ has been created with the intention to drive brand loyalty and engagement by providing an essential social tool for young people.

The Lynx Stream will also act as a media channel in future brand and product campaigns where content can be published directly to Lynx followers.

Josh Dean, Lynx Global Brand Manager, comments:

“When we design Lynx products we ask ourselves how will it fit into young guys’ lives and how will it make them more confident and attractive in the mating game.  The Lynx Stream has been developed with the same thought process.  Our guys are living on their mobile phones so it makes sense to build an app that adds significant value to their lives by enabling them to capture unforgettable nights out.  And if Lynx is helping to facilitate great memories ­ and is part of the memory ­ then it stands to reason that people will save some affection for the brand itself.”


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Sony Ericsson Warms Up Fans for UEFA Champions League Final


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, is offering two exciting pre-match competitions to warm up football fans ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final Wembley 2011 on 28 May. 

Football fans in London will be able to win football related prizes and get closer to the game by utilizing their smartphones ahead of the pinnacle of European club football, showcasing the capabilities of the Sony Ericsson Xperia range.

Sony Ericsson is launching two foursquare activities on the day before the Final, helping to build fans’ excitement ahead of the game and giving one lucky fan the chance to watch their favourite team at the UEFA Champions League Final Wembley 2011 at the famous ground:

Great Sony Ericsson Shirt Off: fans must find a Sony Ericsson football team through foursquare as they move around London over eleven different locations on the day before the Final.

Once these hotspots are revealed, fans must race to find the player, check-in and if they get there first, the player will reveal one of eleven exclusive prizes on the inside of his shirt.

Exclusive Badge: On 28th May, fans across Europe must try to unlock the new Sony Ericsson Xperia Footy Final Badge. Every fan that unlocks the badge between midday and midnight at Sony Ericsson Football Hotspot at Wembley Stadium will be entered into a draw to win tickets to the UEFA Super Cup in Monaco.

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Posted by: James

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HTC ChaCha shipping 6th June


The guys over at Clove have posted on their blog that the HTC ChaCha will be shipping on June 6th. If you fancy getting a pre-order in you can do so by clicking here.

Features of HTC ChaCha:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 800 MHz processor
  • 2.6? 320×480 touch screen
  • 5MP Autofocus camera with LED flash
  • Front facing camera
  • 512MB memory
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • Unique Facebook button


Posted by: James

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Everything Everywhere and BT Wholesale to deliver the UK’s first live customer trial of 4G high speed broadband technology


Everything Everywhere and BT Wholesale have today announced a collaboration that will see the first live trial of next generation 4G LTE¹ high speed broadband to customers. The live proof of concept trial is the first of its kind in the UK and will see the two companies sharing their fixed telecommunications and mobile technology to provide high speed wireless broadband to customers in rural Cornwall.

· Trial to showcase the benefits and potential of 4G LTE¹ mobile technology for customers

· The collaboration will see mobile and fixed broadband coming together for the first time in the UK 

· The field trial will be launched in Cornwall, and will be the first of its kind in the UK to involve customers

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By May 25, 2011 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100) Review

Samsung Galaxy S II Samsung rocked the Android world last year with the original Galaxy S, which quickly became one of the biggest selling phones of 2010. But now the Korean giant has come out with a successor under the originally named moniker, the Galaxy S II. Samsung’s 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen, a 8MP camera with 1080p video recording and 1GB of RAM are just some of the amazing features packed into the sequel to Samsung’s most successful Android handset to date.

Arguably the most anticipated phone of 2011 but it it is truly worthy of that title? Is this handset a worthy successor to last years model? And can it compete with other dual-core smartphones such as the HTC Sensation?

Well, you’d better read on to find out!



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By May 24, 2011 Read More →

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.

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HTC Desire S in red – now available exclusively on Vodafone

desire S Red

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

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