Archive for November, 2011

By November 17, 2011 Read More →

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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By November 17, 2011 Read More →

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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By November 16, 2011 Read More →

MOTOROLA RAZR LANDS IN THE UK

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Motorola Mobility announces the availability of the new iconic Motorola RAZR in the UK on contract from £31 per month at Phones4U, in selected Carphone Warehouse stores and at www.carphonewarehouse.com, and Amazon (SIM-free) amongst others. The impossibly thin and lightweight smartphone is loaded with sexy curves and is the most captivating Android-powered smartphone on the scene – get the perfect Christmas gift now!

Motorola RAZR highlights include:

Jaw-dropping design:

  • Ultra thin: 7.1 mm thin, with a design that encompasses sculpted glass and diamond spun cut aluminum accents
  • Sports KEVLAR fiber and Corning Gorilla Glass to help the screen stand up to scratches and scrapes
  • Splash-guard coating nano-coating: every part of the Motorola RAZR is protected which protects the smartphone against spills

Close to home, wherever you go:

  • Rock your playlists while you check your email, breeze through photos-all at the same time, without delay. Comes preloaded with the Motorola MotoCast app which provides the power to stream or download content from a home or work computer straight to the device.
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By November 16, 2011 Read More →

Nokia Lumia 800 available today

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Today may well be the day you have been waiting for. The Nokia Lumia 800 is now available so you had better get in quick. Most UK carriers will be supplying the new Windows Phone although Vodafone sent me a reminder email today so they get the plug here. They have an intro deal for the first 10,000 buyers which you can see below.

The black Nokia Lumia 800 is now available to buy from Vodafone, while the cyan version can also be pre-ordered from today on the same price plans.
The first 10,000 people to buy the Nokia Lumia 800 from Vodafone will receive £60 worth of vouchers to use over the first six months, including a case for their new phone, coffee at Starbucks, music from Zune or to put towards any purchase from Amazon.co.uk.

As the first Nokia handset to feature the Windows Phone operating system, the Nokia Lumia 800 gives users access to some amazing services, including Zune for music, Xbox LIVE for gaming and SkyDrive for online storage, with 25GB of capacity available as standard.

The Nokia Lumia 800 combines easy social networking, fast web browsing and a high-quality camera, as well as some unique Nokia services to further enhance the Windows Phone experience, including Nokia Drive and Nokia Music.

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By November 16, 2011 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 144: Little Donkey

Web bannerIt’s Gareth and James this week as Matt and Tracy are off, well you’ll have to listen to find out why. Covering the biggest and most exciting news of the week the guys actually have a few exciting exclusives from HTC and Orange for you. Prepare yourself!

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By November 15, 2011 Read More →

BBM Music launches in the UK

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It’s been a busy day on the BlackBerry front. As well as announcing two new smartphones RIM also made BBM Music available here in the UK.

BBM Music is a cloud-based social music service which allows users to discover and share songs from the likes of Universal, Sony, Warner and EMI with your BBM contacts. The more friends you are connected to on BBM, the bigger your music library becomes. 

Here are the basics:

1 – Choose your 50 songs from a library of million of tracks. You’ll need the new BBM.

2 – Add new friends and you can add their songs to your collection too. The more friends you have, the more new songs you can discover – and share.

3 – You and your BBM Music Friends can share each other’s 50 songs and chat about them in real-time.

You can find more info within BlackBerry App World.

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By November 15, 2011 Read More →

BlackBerry Curve 9380 Specification

9380 The BlackBerry Curve 9380 was announced today and if the price is right this one could be rather attractive to many. Running BlackBerry 7 the 9380 comes packing a 806 MHz processor, a 3.2 inch capacitive display and a 5PM camera. These specs are pretty low end but that is not a surprise. If you are after the best touch screen BlackBerry experience then you need to look at a Torch. I believe that the Curve 9380 will have a place in the market but I cant see it taking over from the Curves we already have that come with a hardware keyboard.

We will have one of these in the house in the next day so expect a video followed by a full review.

I am looking forward to putting this one through its paces. You can see the specification below along with some additional photos.

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By November 15, 2011 Read More →

BlackBerry Bold 9790 specification

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With this mornings earlier announcement by RIM of the new BlackBerry Bold 9790 I thought we had better get the full specs up on the site. Personally I think this new Bold will be a big hit for RIM and I find it quite nice to think that consumers will soon be able to go into a retail store and have a choice of up to six BlackBerry smartphones running the newest version of the software, BlackBerry 7.

Specs wise the 9790 is not the flagship device but it does come with a 1GHz processor, 2.45 inch capacitive touch screen and the traditional full QWERTY keyboard that us BlackBerry users love.

You can see the full specs below along with some additional photos of the device.

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By November 15, 2011 Read More →

RIM announce the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380 Smartphones

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Research In Motion today announced two new smartphones based on the BlackBerry 7 operating system (OS) – the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380. 
Both smartphones offer enhanced communications, multimedia, productivity and social connectivity features together with slim and stylish designs. The BlackBerry Bold 9790 features an iconic design that seamlessly integrates a highly tactile keyboard, optical trackpad and high resolution touch display. The BlackBerry Curve 9380 is the first-ever BlackBerry Curve smartphone with an all-touch display.

"We are very excited to expand the BlackBerry 7 portfolio with the new BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380,” said Carlo Chiarello, Senior Vice President, Handheld Product Management at Research In Motion. “BlackBerry smartphones offer a uniquely refined mobile communications experience that people love and we think many customers will be thrilled by the faster performance, beautiful touch displays and sleek designs available with these new BlackBerry 7 based models.”

 

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By November 14, 2011 Read More →

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.

Posted by: Gareth

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