Archive for July 1st, 2011

Orange to give its Windows Phone customers a surprise free app on Windows Marketplace every day throughout July


Orange has announced that it is working in conjunction with Microsoft to give its Windows Phone pay monthly and pay as you go customers a free app every day in July.

For customers new to apps or simply wanting to extend their collection, the move will provide them with the perfect opportunity to try a series of premium pre-paid apps, spanning everything from games to travel information to sport.

All customers with an Orange Windows Phone can download the free apps from the exclusive ‘Orange Selects’ folder on Windows Marketplace. Here they will see a selection of the best apps, with the top app available to download for free – just for that day. This list will change every day, with the customer able to download a total of 31 individual apps worth more than £70.

Neil Holroyd, Senior Multimedia Product Manager, Everything Everywhere, said:  ”We’ve been working with Microsoft to provide a more enriched app experience for our Windows Phone customers. By offering a selection of the most popular apps for free, we hope to continue to enhance our customers’ smartphone experience by allowing them to try something new.”

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Posted by: James

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The Samsung Galaxy Z

Samsung Galaxy Z

This one is not available here in the UK yet and has only recently become ready for pre order on the Three network in Sweden. To sum the device up it is clearly a cheaper and not quite so well specced version of its big brother the Samsung Galaxy S II.

So how is the Galaxy Z different.  To start with it is a smaller device with a 4.2 inch screen as opposed to the 4.5 on the SGSII. We also lose the Super AMOLED Plus screen and in place we get a S-LCD. The camera has been downgraded to a 5MP but is capable of recording video in 720P HD. It is not quite as sleek and slender but still packs a punch when it comes to specs. Running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread this new Galaxy could well be what many people have been looking for that could not afford or justify splashing the cash on a SGSII.

Lets just hope we get a UK announcement for this one. If the price is right I see it doing real well.

More specs can be seen below:

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LG Optimus 3D hands-on video

LG-Optimus-3D Earlier this week HTC announced their new 3D super phone, the EVO 3D. However, LG are somewhat ahead of HTC on this occasion as their LG Optimus 3D is just about to go on sale already.

Our friends over at Clove Technology have provided us with a pre-retail Optimus 3D to use for a few days so I thought I’d record something of a hands-on video for you to have a look at. I didn’t think it was right to call it an unboxing video this time as we’ve only got the handset!

The Optimus 3D is impressive with a dominant 4.3" 480×800 pixel display complete with 3D technology. The 1GHz dual-core CPU seems to be doing a great job if the benchmark score is anything to go by and this in spite of only 512MB of RAM.

As with other 3D devices the nature of the 3D technology means that the 3D effect only works with the screen in the landscape orientation so, although there is a 3D user interface, the use of 3D is limited more to media and games but the dual 5 mega-pixel cameras allow you to capture video in 3D at 720p or stereoscopic stills too.

Check out the video below to see a bit more of the LG Optimus 3D in action. Sadly we cant really show you the 3D elements too well but there’s plenty of other things to look at!


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