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By October 26, 2011 Read More →

Nokia Lumia 800 full specification

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With Nokia announcing the Lumia 800 Windows Mango Phone today at Nokia World in London I thought we had better get the full specs up on the site for those of you that may consider this to be your next handset.

The stunningly social Nokia Lumia 800 features head-turning design, vivid colors (cyan, magenta and black) and the best social and Internet performance, with one-touch social network access, easy grouping of contacts, integrated communication threads and Internet Explorer 9. It features a 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display blending seamlessly into the reduced body design, and a 1.4 GHz processor with hardware acceleration and a graphics processor. The Nokia Lumia 800 contains an instant-share camera experience based on leading Carl Zeiss optics, HD video playback, 16GB of internal user memory and 25GB of free SkyDrive storage for storing images and music. The estimated retail price for the Nokia Lumia 800 will be approximately 420 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies.

Sounds pretty good doesn’t it? You can see the full specs below:

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By October 26, 2011 Read More →

Nokia Lumia 800 coming soon to Three

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The eagerly awaited Nokia Lumia 800, with Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) is coming soon to Three.

The first device to result from the Nokia Microsoft partnership, this phone features an 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics for crisp high quality photos and HD video, a 3.7” curved OLED display and 16GB of onboard memory, all brought to life by the intuitive Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) operating system.

With the recently released Mango software, the Nokia Lumia 800 fully integrates social features so friends, family and groups are easily accessible through the trademark, and pinnable, live tiles.

The handset itself is crafted out of a single piece of seamless scratch free polymer, framing a vivid screen and giving this smartphone a standout look and feel. Three will be ranging both the black and striking cyan handset colours.

Posted in: Cameras
By October 26, 2011 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 142: Endurance and Performance

Web bannerGareth and James try to compensate for the lack of the Davis’ this week by discussing the new Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro and the Blackberry Torch 9860. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been announced and dates have been revealed alongside a bizarre new Blackberry we will be expecting to see more of in the near future.

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Posted in: Phones
By October 25, 2011 Read More →

TV advert for the Samsung Galaxy Note

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Is it a phone or is it a tablet? That’s not just what I say but even Samsung themselves.

In the below TV advert for the new device Samsung show off some of the cool features that are available on the Note. With its 5.3" HD Super AMOLED screen the Note is monster of a device but I’m wondering if it is too big to actually use as a daily phone and therefore will sales be limited?

I wont have long to find out though. Samsung are holding an event here in London on Thursday evening so I should have the chance to go hands on with the device.

You can see the video below and please let us know your thoughts on device.

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By October 25, 2011 Read More →

Nokia Windows Phone 7 phone

1319114038.usr681Pocketnow has posted some shots of the much touted Nokia Windows Phone 7 phone. With Nokia World approaching, pics of the Nokia 800 have leaked to the internet. Rumoured to be available in three different colours (black, pink, and blue). The pics also reveal a slightly different font, Nokia Music, and Nokia Navigation apps. We should have all the details later in the week. James will be making an appearance at Nokia World. The history books will be written, the Nokia Windows Phone 7 phone, who’d have thought?!?! (Well, me. And gets lambasted for suggesting such a thing 6 months before it’s announced!)

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Posted by: Gareth

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By October 25, 2011 Read More →

RIM Announces BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365

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Research In Motion (RIM) today announced BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 – a new RIM-hosted online service for mid-sized businesses and enterprises that extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry smartphones, and allows organisations to self-manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud. An open beta for the service is launching today in over 30 countries.

“BlackBerry Business Cloud Services is an easy and cost-effective way for businesses and government agencies to extend Microsoft Office 365 to BlackBerry smartphones and manage the deployment in the cloud,” said Alan Panezic, Vice President at Research In Motion. “We have been working together with Microsoft and select customers through an early access program and we are pleased to now launch an open beta for the service.”

“BlackBerry Business Cloud Services will help accelerate how BlackBerry customers can realise the full benefits of the best productivity experience across the PC, browser and phone with Microsoft Office 365,” said Julia White, Senior Director of Microsoft’s Exchange Product Management Group. “This new service delivers valuable enhancements to Office 365 while preserving the cost and business agility benefits the cloud offers to organisations of all sizes.”

 

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By October 25, 2011 Read More →

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Mini Pro Review

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Mini Pro Last year Sony Ericsson embarked on their biggest year in the smartphone industry (in my opinion) as they released their next generation of XPERIA smartphones, there was the Arc, Neo, X10 Mini and finally the most important one regarding this review…the X10 Mini Pro.

Now does anyone really properly remember that handset? I mean let’s face it-it wasn’t brilliant, it was too small and had many software bugs and to be quite honest for a long time also it was way overpriced. Would many people over the age of 15-16 have bought this phone? I’m not so sure.

The reason I’ve mentioned the above is because Sony Ericsson are at it again releasing their 3rd generation of Xperia smartphones, and I have one of them the Xperia Mini Pro. Which is the successor to the X10 Mini Pro of last year.

So is the ‘Upgrade’ worth taking a look at? Or is it just another one of those smartphones that will disappear from the radar?

Well if you want to find out more about this intriguing handset please do read on.

 

By October 25, 2011 Read More →

A Competitive Tablet Marketplace?

gen-tab The emerging tablet market is dominated by Apple to such a degree that some experts have worried about anti-trust legislation as iPad sales far outstrip competitors. Some have sued over patent infringement but the core of the matter is that the Apple iPad 2 is the most well-developed product on the market and also dominates with the number and range of apps available. This has certainly helped the corporate giant make tablets mainstream, yet competition is ultimately good for the consumer. Thankfully, Apple’s dominance may be starting to fade as numbers show that more people are picking up Android tablets. In the third quarter of 2011, 26.9% of tablets shipped ran Android’s OS.  The new Kindle Fire is also aiming to capture some of this market.

Android devices have by no means overtaken Apple, yet it is good news to see that Google is putting up a fight. In the next few quarters we may see competitors such as RIM and Samsung begin to gain steam in this market. This will ultimately spur competition, lower prices and lead to better products. Tablets offer a lot of promise, but they are a fairly new concept and there is still a lot of work to be done.

If we look at the recent iPhone update we can see many examples of ideas pioneered by other companies that Apple have adopted and integrated into their iOS. Hopefully, a similar process will follow with iPads where competitors arise and force the creation of even better iPads, as well as host of alternatives for non-Apple lovers.

Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Editorial
By October 24, 2011 Read More →

White BlackBerry Bold 9900 coming to Vodafone

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The white BlackBerry Bold 9900 is coming soon to Vodafone UK, the only network it will be available to buy from.

The all new white version joins its black counterpart, a firm favourite amongst Vodafone customers since its launch, and will be available on Vodafone Data Test Drive.

Vodafone’s Data Test Drive enables pay monthly smartphone customers to use as much data as they like, for whatever they like, for three months so they can fully explore what their brand new smartphone has to offer. At the end of the three month period we’ll let them know exactly how much data they’ve used and whether the price plan they’ve chosen suits their needs.

If you need a reminder on what we thought of the Bold 9900 you can read our extensive review here.

 

Posted by: James

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By October 24, 2011 Read More →

BlackBerry Torch 9860 review

BlackBerry Torch 9860 reviewThe BlackBerry Torch 9860 is RIM’s first touch only Smartphone with a capacitive screen. Sure, we have had the Storm and Storm 2 but they didn’t use the same screen technology and I’m not sure if RIM are too proud of those devices. Things have moved on now and the Torch 9860 is running BlackBerry 7 and like its brothers, the Torch 9810 and Bold 9900 it is powered by a 1.2Ghz processor.

These new features bring a new experience to a BlackBerry, but is there a market for a BlackBerry without the well known hardware keyboard and is the Torch 9860 a worthy competitor to all the touch screen Android devices and the iPhone?

You will have to read on for my verdict.

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