Archive for October 10th, 2011

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Motorola teases us with a new video


Motorola are clearly launching a new product on the October 18th. What it is though remains a mystery.

In a teaser video they have posted on YouTube they claim that the mystery device will be Faster, Thinner, Smarter and Stronger. In the States the device will be launching on the Verizon network. No news yet what will happen this side of the pond.

Will it be a phone or maybe a new tablet? Your guess is as good as mine.

You can see the video below:

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Samsung announce availability of the Galaxy Wi-Fi


Samsung Electronics have today announced the availability of the Galaxy Wi-Fi multimedia device. Available in two sizes – the 5.0″ is available now and the 3.6” version will be in the shops from November.
The Samsung Galaxy Wi-Fi device offers a powerful multimedia experience along with internet connectivity all packed into a portable and stylish package. Providing the entertainment and Wi-Fi capabilities of an Android smartphone, without the monthly cost commitment, the Galaxy Wi-Fi gives you a camera, music, access to over a hundred thousand apps, Social Hub and much more.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “With the Galaxy Wi-Fi we have created a device that allows consumers all the fun and freedom of our other Android Galaxy devices. Consumers can choose from thousands of exciting apps and communicate with friends using the Social Hub or even services such as Skype. The different size options mean there is something for everyone.”

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Orange & T-Mobile customers to benefit from 3G in more places


We posted last week about the T-Mobile/Orange tower sharing. Today Orange have released the following statement which is super good news for all customers.

Everything Everywhere, the UK’s biggest communications company, today announced that millions of UK mobile customers will benefit from faster internet and data speeds in more places, for no extra cost, thanks to the latest advancements in their mobile network evolution plan.

The “big switch-on”, launched last year, initially allowed Orange and T-Mobile customers to access each others’ network’s to make calls and send texts in more places than ever before. From next week, the next phase in this programme, the “big 3G switch-on”, will start to roll out to all 27 million Orange and T-Mobile mobile customers, making it possible for customers to use the 3G signals from both networks, not just their host network. This will benefit customers by offering faster internet and data access, in more places across the UK than before.

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RIM announces BlackBerry tag


During his keynote presentation at the GITEX conference in Dubai, Research In Motion Co-CEO Jim Balsillie today unveiled a new way for BlackBerry smartphone users to connect with one another and share multimedia content.

BlackBerry Tag, which will be incorporated in the next BlackBerry 7 OS update*, will allow users to share contact information, documents, URLs, photos and other multimedia content by simply tapping their BlackBerry smartphones together. BlackBerry Tag will also enable friends to instantly add one another as contacts on BBM (BlackBerry® Messenger).

"BlackBerry Tag is an exciting and innovative feature that makes sharing contact information and multimedia content effortless and seamless," said Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO at Research In Motion. "BlackBerry Tag opens a new dimension to the BlackBerry platform that is powerful, simple and intuitive and we think it will be welcomed by both users and developers."

BlackBerry Tag takes advantage of Near Field Communications (NFC) technology included in the recently launched BlackBerry® BoldT 9900/9930 and BlackBerry® Curve 9350/9360/9370 smartphones, and these are the first BlackBerry smartphones that will support BlackBerry Tag.

RIM also announced plans to expose BlackBerry Tag through APIs on the BlackBerry platform, allowing software developers to take advantage of "tap to share" functionality from within their own applications.

Sounds good. Finally a worth while reason to have NFC on my device!


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Thieves target Apple store in Covent Garden


Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after a smash-and-grab in central London. Police were alerted at approx. 01.00hrs this morning (Monday 10 October) to a window broken and property taken from the Apple Store in Covent Garden.

It is believed there were around 7 moped riders / motorcyclists involved, most if not all with a pillion passenger. All persons were in full face crash helmets. They stole iPads and other similar devices. Shortly afterwards Islington police saw a moped and followed and attempted to stop it, but it was lost.

A moped was subsequently found abandoned in the vicinity of Wyclif Court, St John Street EC1 – officers saw two men inside the block of flats, and they were pursued on foot and apprehended within the block at approx 01.20hrs. Some property, believed stolen from the store, was found in bags in their possession. The men  are now in custody at a north London police station.

Detective Sergeant Nathan Tozer of Westminster CID said: "Although two men are in custody on suspicion of burglary, the inquiry continues and other persons are sought. It is essential that anyone who saw the smash-and-grab, or the suspects making off, contact us as soon as possible."

What naughty men!


Posted by: James

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