Archive for November 14th, 2011

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Killer Lenovo tablet

lenovo-kal-el-gal-2011-11-01It appears that the Transformer Prime from Asus, will not be the only Tegra 3 Quad-Core powered device to come along. Engadget report Lenovo is working on a high-end Android tablet of their own, and this baby features some very impressive specs:

  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • 2GB of 1,600MHz DDR3 Ram
  • Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Full-size USB port
  • Fingerprint scanner & Optical joystick (On back)
  • Special Fusion-Skin Body

It seems like the tablet wars are heating up all over again for a brutal beginning of 2012, both in the low-end consumer friendly market and the high-end hardcore market. There are a few more pics of the tablet over at the source link, but they didn’t have any front facing shots.

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Pre order the Galaxy Nexus from Three

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The new Galaxy Nexus, available for pre-order from Three today, brings together the best Android software from Google and the best hardware from Samsung. It will be available in Three stores and from Three.co.uk in the next couple of weeks.

Android fans will be delighted to know that the Galaxy Nexus will be the first device in the UK to launch with the very latest version of Android, 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Ice Cream Sandwich includes the latest innovations in Android software, including Face Unlock, which uses facial recognition to unlock your phone, and integration with the new Google+ social network.

The Galaxy Nexus also features a true 4.65″ HD resolution screen (1280×720) with Samsung’s new HD super AMOLED technology. This allows for stunning video playback, HD gaming and vibrant pictures. HD super AMOLED means that your content is visible outside even in the brightest of conditions and has amazing viewing angles.

With a 1.2Ghz dual core processor delivering superfast graphics and increased power efficiency, slim line design, front and rear cameras, this metallic silver device is set to impress. The Galaxy Nexus also supports HSPA+ and RX diversity, so when Three’s HSPA+ network upgrade is completed at the end of the year, using the internet on the phone will be even quicker.

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Galaxy on Fire 2 goes free and Valkyrie Add-on exclusively available for Xperia PLAY

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For the first time ever, the award-winning sci-fi trade shooter Galaxy on Fire 2 is available for free, exclusively for the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY. Also first time on the Android platform, Xperia PLAY users can purchase the add-on Valkyrie.

Fishlabs Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent mobile games developers, finally releases the first add-on for its popular action-packed space trader Galaxy on Fire 2 on Android: As of today, Galaxy on Fire 2 – Valkyrie is exclusively available for the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY smartphone on the Android Market via in-app purchase for £ 2.99. Furthermore, all gamers who own an Xperia PLAY device will also be able to download the award-winning sci-fi epic Galaxy on Fire 2 for free until January 1st, 2012.

More details and a video below:

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O2 begin London 4G trial

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O2 has begun a 4G LTE trial in London. The trial will be available to around 1000 individuals, which will run until June 2012, and will offer speeds of up to 150 MB per second on the spectrum used.

Over 25 4G sites will go live across London this month, covering a combined area of 40 square kilometres, between now and summer 2012.The network will stretch from Hyde Park to The O2 in Greenwich and has been carefully designed to cover key areas of the capital, including Canary Wharf, Soho, Westminster, South Bank and Kings Cross.

The network will enable O2 to provide a mobile internet experience comparable to the fastest landline fibre home broadband connections, unlocking a wealth of services including high speed corporate LAN access, high-definition film and music streaming, mobile online gaming and high-speed access to social networks. At these speeds, the time to download a 500MB file could be as fast as under one minute, compared to over 5 minutes on 3G.

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Samsung Omnia W available at Play.com

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If you are in the market for a new Windows Phone sim free then the Samsung Omnia W may be a contender. Play.com are now showing the device as available and in stock for £339.99. In terms of Windows Mango devices we do not yet many to choose from here in the UK. Currently your only other options are the Titan and Radar from HTC.

The Omnia W sports a 1.4 GHz processor, 3.7 Super AMOLED display and a 5 megapixel camera.

We are yet to give this one a test drive so please don’t ask for our opinions. It looks pretty good though.

You can see the Omnia W full spec below:

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Orange San Francisco II more than rumoured!

screen-shot-2011-11-11-at-11.48Everybody’s favourite budget smartphone and runaway success on Orange is getting a sequel. Engadget spotted the device on the operator’s own Help & Support page, the San Francisco II features an 800MHz ARM11 processor, 3.5-inch WVGA TFT display, a 5 megapixel rear camera and 512MB of onboard memory. The ZTE-built black slab gets the upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Engadget appears to mention it comes pre-loaded with both Ovi and BlackBerry Maps for navigation however that might cause you to scratch your head a bit given the Android flavouring. You can try an find it yourself however all links to the source post on the Orange site are dead.

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