Archive for July 23rd, 2011

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iOS 5 beta 4 lands, updates OTA

ios-5-beta-4 In keeping with previous fortnightly updates Apple have made the latest Beta version of iOS 5 available to members of their developer programme. Unlike past updates this latest, beta 4, is the first to be made available via the over-the-air (OTA) update system which iOS 5 promises.

If you tried earlier today you’ll have found the OTA update giving nothing but an error message: ‘Unable to check for Update’. However later this afternoon the OTA update seems to have started working. I’m currently downloading on my iPhone 4 as we speak. However the OTA update doesn’t appear to be the most efficient means of delivery. It has been ‘downloading’ for the past 3 hours whereas downloading the update through the traditional method from the developer site took far less time.

There’s a full list of changes to be found on the Apple dev site but the headline items are so far:

  • The aforementioned OTA installation support
  • Video content in all applications and websites should now be AirPlay-enabled by default
  • Wireless syncing now works with Windows

I’m hoping that the stability of iOS 5 is improved in this release!


Posted by: Matt

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Archos G9 tablets get priced

archos-101-g9-8Whilst they are all priced in that currency that’s Americaland like to use this give us a bit of an idea of what to expect from the devices. The last generation of Archos tablets were a little disappointing when it came to the build quality with numerous returns. This incarnation might be priced a little higher but the high specs might mean that some cuts have to be made in the quality of the manufacturing process.

They are certainly good looking and the idea of a 1.5GHz dual core processor is on top of the rest of the market.

Archos 80 G9

  • 8 GB – 1 GHz $299
  • 16 GB – 1.5 GHz $329
  • 250 GB – 1.5 GHz $369

Archos 101 G9

  • 8 GB – 1 GHz $369
  • 16 GB – 1.0 GHz $399
  • 250 GB – 1.5 GHz $469


Posted by: Gareth

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Lenovo Ideapad and Thinkpad announced

lenovo-tabletWhile Lenovo does not have much experience with Android, it has managed to bring some good quality Honeycomb tablets to the table. These tablets are sporting some good specs, whilst not being anything particularly out of the norm, as well as bringing some good Android tablet options for both the general consumer and the businessman.

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Specifications

  • Android 3.1 Honeycomb
  • 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor
  • 10.1-inch screen (1280×800)
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB


Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet

  • Android 3.1 Honeycomb
  • 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 10.1-inch screen (1280×800)
  • Internal Storage: 16/32 GB
  • Enterprise Ready
  • Full-sized SD Card slot, full-sized USB port, and mini HDMI port


Posted: by Gareth

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Pantech Vega No.5, 5 Inch Android Tablet With a Dual Core 1.5GHz

pantech-no.5-02-550x375This model mustn’t be confused with the Pantech Vega Racer smartphone, that was recently launched and also packs a dual core 1.5GHz CPU. If you’re curious about the looks of the product, you have the pics right here and if you want specs, here’s a list:

  • CPU: dual core, 1.5GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon (MSM8x60)
  • Display: 5 inch, 800 x 480 pixels
  • Memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM, 16GB internal storage, SDHC card slot
  • Camera: 8MP, LED flash, 1080p video capture, front camera
  • Connectivity: DLNA, WiFi, DMB, NFC, HSDPA

Android 2.3 is running on the tablet and we sure hope to see Honeycomb on it and maybe a future version with better resolution. We expect the device to go on sale in Korea and China this month. Here’s some hands on action with it.


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LG road map for the rest of the year leaked

lg-tv-reviewsPocketNow, have details of a line of new LG phones that shows the rest of the company’s 2011 Android line-up.  There looks to be something for everyone here with model in the top middle of the bottom.

We see the Prada name back however Optimus is strangely lack, I guess these are codenames at this point and will probably be rebranded for the worldwide market. There isn’t any hints towards a Nexus device, some might say thankfully, however Specs for two of the device would fit a new Nexus quite nicely.

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Asus EEE Pad Transformer unboxing video

ASUS_EeePadTransformer_4 The rising popularity of the tablet computer cannot be ignored but as good as tablets and tablet operating systems are, there are times where you need a proper keyboard to get the job done. Recognising this, Asus have come up with the EEE Transformer. The Transformer switches easily from Tablet to Netbook and back again giving greater flexibility from one device.

Running Android Honeycomb 3.0 the Transformer is geared for tablet use. This is my first time looking at Honeycomb and I have to say it’s pretty impressive.

The 5 megapixel camera can be used to take pictures and record HD video – storing your images and application is easy with the 16GB onboard memory, expandable by a further 32GB with a microSDHC card. On the front of the device is another 1.2 megapixel camera for video calls.

Our review model here comes from Clove Technology, who have the Asus EEE Transformer in stock for £444 at the moment. Full review is coming up soon but I have an unboxing and demo video for you below. Sorry for the confusion at the start! 🙂


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