Archive for November 17th, 2011

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Galaxy Nexus specs reminder

Galaxy Nexus

With the Galaxy Nexus hitting the high street today I thought we had better post the specifications online for those of you that are thinking of picking the device up. If you are not in the market for a new contract, which is the only way you can get it at the moment, the device will be available to purchase sim free very soon.

Although I have not used the device myself it does look a real beauty and for the first time with Android I feel pretty excited about Ice Cream Sandwich.

You can check out the devices full specs below along with some rather nice images of what may well be one of the best selling phones in the world over the next six months.

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Orange officially announce the San Francisco II

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We mentioned rumors of the Orange San Francisco II just last week. The network has today confirmed the ZTE made device will be hitting the shops towards the end of the month.

Orange had massive success last year with the original San Francisco and I don’t see any reason why things should be different this time around. The device is fantastic value for money and will set you back only £99.00 plus a £10.00 top up or from free with a contract.

The device is running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, has a 5-megapixel camera, 3.5-inch WVGA screen and an 800MHz processor. The Orange HD voice service and Signal Boost are also supported.

You can see more in the video below that Orange have released.

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Galaxy Nexus goes on sale

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Phones 4U have today started selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first device to run the latest version of the Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. You can pick up the device from free with a £36 per month contract (24 month).

  • Android Platform: The new Android platform has a redesigned user interface, allowing for better multitasking and more attractive visuals. New functionality includes Android Beam, a unique way to share and send content and Face Unlock, allowing you to access your phone with your face.
  • 4.65-inch HD Super Amoled Touchscreen: The buttonless design features software navigation buttons, boosted by a resolution of 720p giving you ultimate viewing clarity. The large vivid display means you can play games or watch videos in swanky high definition.
  • Dual-Core 1.2GHz CPU: The dual-core processor makes the handset powerful and super-speedy. It also works with HSPA+ to deliver high speed web browsing and it also ensures that video playback and game play is without lag.
  • 5 Megapixel Camera: The 5 Megapixel low light optimised camera on the back of the phone lets you capture beautiful landscapes using the panoramic mode, records video at 1080p and introduces a new time lapse video mode. The Galaxy Nexus also features a front facing 1.3 Megapixel camera allowing you to video chat with friends wherever you are.

 

If you manage to pick one up please let us know your thoughts.

 

Posted by: James

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Samsung Galaxy Note unboxing video

IMG_2929I’m sure that most of you know that drill by now, we get a new product in to review and the first thing we do is record an unboxing video of the things and go through a short demo of a couple of key areas.

But “wait!” I head you cry, “You’ve already reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Note on the site.”. True enough we did review the Note about a week or so ago and we’re only now getting to the unboxing video. The reason for this is that our review unit came from Samsung in a simple envelope without any or the retail packaging.

Fortunately it’s Clove to the rescue with a fully boxed model for us now so it’s time for the unboxing.

As we said in the review the Note has a truly awesome screen the definitely sets it apart from other small tablets out there. Despite having only a 5.3″ screen it crams in 1280×800 pixels!

So you can check out the unboxing video below for a little more on this bad-boy and then head back to the full review after.

 

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