Archive for July 21st, 2011

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iPhone 5 coming September 1st?

iphone 5 We eventually got our MacBook Air and Mac Mini predictions right and they went on sale yesterday. The focus has now firmly shifted to iPhone 5 and once again the rumour mill is at full steam.

We have been pretty sure that the iPhone 5 will go on sale worldwide before the end of the year, in time for Christmas. However, there wasn’t much to suggest exactly when that might be, some time within the last three months of the year is about the best we could do.

Now though there’s more to go on as CFO of Apple, Peter Oppenheimer, has been speaking during the latest earnings call and was quoted to have said:

As we announced at WWDC, we have a lot going on in the fall with the introduction of iOS 5 and iCloud. We also have a future product transition that we’re not going to talk about today, and these things will impact our September quarter.

We’ve since heard from our source close to Apple who suggests the the announcement could be made as early as September 1st putting the iPhone 5 on sale in time for Labor Day weekend.

So that’s our prediction for now, September 1st! 🙂


Predicted by: Mystic Matt

Posted in: Rumours
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Nokia X7 unboxing video

nokia_x7_8 The Nokia X7 is the first handset that we’ve reviewed with the new Symbian Anna operating system. Anna comes with a new, faster web browser, new icons, refreshed Ovi maps and updated UI.

In terms of hardware the X7 looks quite radical for Nokia, the back is extremely curvy while the clipped corners with little grilles make it look quite industrial. It could easily be a prop from the Alien films. It’s a good look though!

On the front is a generous 4″ AMOLED screen which looks fantastic if a little on the low-res side at just 360×480 pixels, other smartphones would be at least 480×800 with this physical screen size. That said the user interface makes good use of the screen it’s only in the web browser that you really notice the res.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be looking at the Nokia X7 and see how it stacks up against other smartphones on the market. Until then you can check out the unbox and demo video below.


Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
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Pre-order the ZTE Skate from Clove

Screen Shot 2011-07-21 at 10.02.05

It was only last week that Matt and I attended a press event in London hosted by ZTE where they announced that ZTE branded devices will be on sale here in the UK in the near future. The chaps at Clove already have the Skate available for pre-order and at only £249.99 (inc VAT) this one looks like a real bargain. This price is still to be confirmed nearer the time and a release date is not until September but I think this huge Android device is going to do real well.

Of course we will see the ZTE Skate sooner as it is coming to the Orange network but renamed as the Monte Carlo. We are yet to see what Orange will do in terms of a custom UI but if you want pure vanilla Android then you may have to wait for the sim free version.

Either way it is great to see ZTE pushing brand awareness. I think they are here for the long run.

Features of ZTE Skate:
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 800 MHz processor
  • 4.3" capacitive touchscreen
  • 800 x 480 resolution
  • MicroSDHC up to 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • 5 MP camera with autofocus and flash
  • aGPS and Google Maps
  • 126 x 68 x 11.3 mm


Posted by: James

Posted in: News