Archive for November, 2011

By November 10, 2011 Read More →

White BlackBerry Bold 9900 now available at Vodafone

White 9900

The all new white version joins its black counterpart, a firm favourite amongst Vodafone customers. Featuring a fantastic full QWERTY keypad and crystal clear touchscreen, the white BlackBerry Bold 9900 is powered by a fast 1.2GHZ processor, which makes browsing the web a breeze.

Full access to BlackBerry App World gives you plenty of opportunities to work, rest and play, and it also packs a 5 megapixel camera so you can record those special moments in pin-sharp high definition video.

Available now free, on £39, 24 month price plans, including 1000 minutes, unlimited texts and 750MB of mobile data. New and upgrading pay monthly customers will benefit from Vodafone Data Test Drive which lets them use as much data as they like, for whatever they like, for three months so they can fully explore what their brand new white BlackBerry Bold 9900 has to offer. They can also get up to £270 for their old phone with Vodafone Buyback.
Our customers lead busy lives and may not wish to wait for their phone to arrive at their home. They can choose to collect their new white BlackBerry Bold 9900 in a store convenient to them – we’ll let them know when it’s there. When they come to collect it, customers can have all the contents of their old mobile transferred to their new white BlackBerry Bold 9900 using Vodafone’s innovative RED Box.

For more information please visit the Vodafone online shop.


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By November 10, 2011 Read More →

Three taking pre orders of the Nokia Lumia 800

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If you are thinking of getting the Nokia Lumia 800 with a contract then you should really give Three some consideration. The device is available free from £30 per month on a 24 month contract, however if you are prepared to pay £37 per month you will be able to take advantage of the One Plan with unlimited date, 2000 minutes and 5000 texts, more than enough for even hardcore users. Deliveries of the Lumia 800 are expected around the 18th November.

The Nokia Lumia 800 is a Windows Phone unlike any other. It’s good-looking with a slick, scratch-resistant casing and the curved 3.7" AMOLED display makes colours really rich and vivid – perfect for internet and apps. The mega-fast 1.4GHz processor makes gaming, browsing and streaming a smooth experience and there’s a whopping 16GB internal memory, giving you loads of space for all your music, pictures and videos. On top of this, the Lumia 800 has a fantastic 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera with a wide-angle lens and flash which is ideal for taking photos and uploading them instantly to your free 25GB SkyDrive. And with Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 7.5 software (known as Mango) you get everything built in – from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, to a brand new multi-tasking tool that lets you do everything at once and quickly switch between apps and webpages. You also get Nokia Drive for unbeatable turn-by-turn navigation, Nokia Music with Mix Radio – which let’s you stream music radio stations for free – and access to all the Windows Phone apps in Marketplace.

Order your Nokia Lumia 800 here.


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By November 9, 2011 Read More →

BlackBerry 5.0 sounds available to download

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If you have upgraded from a BlackBerry 5.0 device to 6 or 7, one of the things you may have noticed is that the notification tones are different and there is a smaller range to choose from. Now although the 5.0 sounds could be installed onto your BlackBerry 6 or 7 device’s microSD card it was not common knowledge and non geeks probably wouldn’t know where to find them.

The 5.0 sounds are now available to download from BlackBerry App World so everyone can enjoy the notification sounds they were used to in the good old days.

Do a search in App World and enjoy.


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By November 9, 2011 Read More →

Packard Bell unveils slimmest ever all-in-one PC


Packard Bell today announced the arrival of the revamped PB oneTwo, all-in-one PC. Available from November, the new PB oneTwo retains the features that made it such a success, with a stunning new streamlined design that will look great in any home.

Now 65% slimmer, the PB oneTwo‘s cool design looks great wherever you place it. Light enough to carry from room to room, you can adjust the tilt – so you get perfect viewing whether it’s mounted on the wall or placed on a desk.

The new PB oneTwo is a cinema, digital TV, sound system, photo gallery, meeting point, monitor, DVD player/recorder (including Blu-Ray playback) and more, in just one, super-sleek design.

The PB oneTwo is the new interactive hub for the home and the window to your digital world – a place to have fun, play games, listen to music, watch TV, share experiences, video chat and so much more. 2nd Generation Intel® Core processor supplies all the power you need for fast, seamless performance. Stunning graphics from nVIDIA, AMD or Intel® support the amazing Full HD 16:9 display (1920×1080 resolution); vivid 5.1 Creative® THX® TruStudio PC with two 2.5 W speakers immerse you in the surround sound experience.

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By November 9, 2011 Read More →

Sky News app released for BlackBerry

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I have been waiting for this one for so long. Great news as the Sky News app appeared recently in BlackBerry App World and much like on other platforms you not only have the ability to read news articles but also watch video too.

The app is free to download and one of the features I love is that you can set the application to auto refresh and the news feeds will be integrated into your message inbox. BBM integration is also supported!

You can see more details below along with a selection of pictures of the main features.

If you own a BlackBerry downloading this app is a must.

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By November 9, 2011 Read More →

Motorola Pro+ unboxing video

Motorola Pro+ Motorola launched the original Motorola Pro in February of this year. It wasn’t hugely successful. Specs were not great, the screen was simply HVGA and the keyboard lacked the finesse of it’s Blackberry rivals.

Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that Motorola should come up with the successor to the Pro, the Pro+, so quickly after the release of it’s predecessor. The Pro+ has a similar form factor but a more refined design that the Pro, sleeker lines and more curves. The CPU clocks at 1Ghz and it benchmarks favourably against other handsets with the same CPU. The screen size has increased and fortunately so has the resolution which is now up to 480×640 or portrait VGA.

Check out the video I have for you below, it’s covers the hardware as well as some of the key parts of the OS. I’ll have a full review for you over the next week or so.


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By November 8, 2011 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 143: Take 2

Web bannerJames gets a decent internet connection this week for a wickedly exciting tech fest. This week is review central with the boys looking at the Motorola Defy+, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro. That should make up for last week!

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By November 8, 2011 Read More →

Orange PAYG customers to get free premium headphones


From 7 November to 24 December 2011, Orange is rewarding new and upgrading Pay As You Go customers who purchase a new phone for £30 or over with a free Christmas gift box. Filled with free festive treats, the offer is available to customers who buy directly with Orange in-store, online or via telesales.

The Christmas gift box offers customers a selection of seasonal goodies including stylish Angle & Curve headphones (RRP £60). Offering superior sound quality and sophisticated design, these new headphones are perfect for listening to music or playing games on a new Christmas handset – all with crystal clear sound.

The box also includes some fun festive treats:

· A headphone splitter to share the Christmas entertainment with friends and family

· An Orange piggy bank to keep your Christmas shopping kitty in check

· A screen cloth to keep your phone screen pristine while sharing Yuletide photos and videos


Pippa Dunn, Chief Marketing Officer, Consumer, at Orange UK said: “This year’s Christmas gift box is our best yet – offering Orange Pay As You Go customers a top quality pair of Angle & Curve headphones, as well as some other brilliant added extras, all of which will no doubt add to the excitement of the festive season”.


Pay As You Go devices available to customers include the Orange RIO, Orange San Francisco, Orange Stockholm and Samsung Galaxy Mini.


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giffgaff to support BlackBerry


As from the 24th November giffgaff will offer Blackberry services, which have not been possible on the MVNO previously.  These include Blackberry Messenger, Blackberry (push) e-mails and Blackberry Internet.

So you will soon all be able to purchase a Blackberry Add on when purchasing a goodybag.

As giffgaff aim to provide fantastic value for money the BlackBerry add on will only cost £3 (in addition to the cost of the goodybag).

In the same way as current goodybags, the Blackberry add on will last for a month.  As the goodybag and Blackberry add will have to be bought at the same time, they will expire on the same date as well.

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By November 8, 2011 Read More →

Nokia Lumia 800 delayed sim free


Bad news I am afraid if you were waiting to pick up the Nokia Lumia 800 sim free. Clove have today confirmed that the device will now be available in January and not November 16th as expected.

I’m pretty sure this news will not affect new contracts that you may take out from the high street stores. It is however bitterly disappointing if you were holding out for the Lumia 800 sim free.

Roll on the New Year.


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