Archive for October 31st, 2011

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Samsung’s London bada development day


Samsung Electronics today announced that it will be hosting its second bada Developer Day in the UK which will take place in London on Thursday 3rd November. The event follows the launch of bada 2.0 in August and aims to encourage more developers and brands to incorporate bada 2.0 into their application strategy.
The event will include a mixture of sessions hosted by Samsung, a look at how apps are changing consumer behaviour and future trends that will change the mobile market, as well as demonstrations of the updated bada platform and latest bada 2.0 devices, including the Wave III.
Attendees will receive an introduction to bada 2.0 and a demonstration of the key differences and enhanced features of the updated platform, such as multi-tasking, Wi-Fi Direct, Near Field Communication (NFC) and voice recognition. They will hear about the future of the bada platform and its USPs in comparison to other operating systems and the commercial opportunity for bada 2.0 and Samsung’s Wave III.
The event is also a chance for attendees to hear more about the bada 2.0 Power App Race, a global competition celebrating the launch of bada 2.0, and to expand the bada ecosystem. The first 10 bada 2.0 applications to achieve 100,000 downloads at Samsung Apps will be rewarded with a $3,000,000 prize package, including $1,000,000 in cash. The registration period for the bada 2.0 Power App Race ends on 31st December 2011.

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Nokia Lumia 800 coming soon to Orange and Vodafone


Fresh from last weeks Nokia World I noticed this morning that both Orange and Vodafone are now showing the Nokia Lumia 800 as coming soon on their sites. Prices are not yet confirmed but Orange are showing the device as ‘from free’ although this of course will be dependant on the amount you want to spend and also the contract length.

If you are looking to get a Windows Mango device then this one could well be worth waiting for. The hardware is glorious and with the added bonus of having Nokia turn by turn navigation built in you cant really go wrong.

We will of course have an unboxing video and full review in due course. Watch this space.

You can see more details of the handset below.

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Nokia 603 demo video


The 603 from Nokia is a device that we here at tracyandmatt have pretty much overlooked. That reason is that it runs Symbian and due to previous experiences with the OS most of us have been put off.

The Nokia 603 runs the latest version of Symbian, Belle, and when I saw the device in action at Nokia World I was pretty impressed. The OS didn’t really resemble any of my previous memories which was a real joy.

I found an expert to give me a brief walkthrough demo and also a look at the NFC enabled Bluetooth headset.

I think I shall pay more attention now to the Symbian devices however I am a little concerned at how long they will be supported, what with Nokia adopting Windows Phone as its primary operating system.

Anyway, you can see the video below. Please let us know your thoughts either on the forum or by the Facebook integration at the base of the post.


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