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By December 23, 2011 Read More →

Blackberry Playbook dirt cheap

ScreenClipIt seems the sales season is starting early! Both Carphone Warehouse and Currys are selling the Blackberry Playbook 16GB for an insane £169.00. In addition to the Sale-O-Rama Currys are giving anyone who picks it up £50 off voucher.

The 64GB version is £329 on the site, so if you were to buy the 16Gb for your granny then you could get a 64GB version for £280 and be a happy Elf.

Posted by: Gareth

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By December 23, 2011 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 149: Rounding out the year

Web bannerGareth, Tracy and Matt are in for the last podcast of the year. This week there are reviews of the HTC Sensation XL and the Huawei S7 Slim. Your hosts also name their favourite phones, tablets, apps and events of the year and give a couple of predictions of what to expect next year. As per usual, listen to Gareth, he’s always right. The others are wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong!

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By December 22, 2011 Read More →

Huawei Ideos S7 Slim review

Huawei Ideos S7Huawei have been making devices for years however their name hasn’t quite hit the big time yet. If you own a 3G dongle then there is a good chance it was made by Huawei. We’ve seen a few of their phones over the years and I have even reviewed one of their tablets before, the predecessor to the Ideos S7 Slim, the S7. The S7 Slim comes to us 10 months after I attended the launch event. Should we even bother looking at this dated tablet. Well, oddly, yes!

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By December 22, 2011 Read More →

Samsungs to get Ice Cream Sandwich

imgresSamsung today announced that they will be updating a slew of Galaxy devices to Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich early next year. The ICS update is scheduled for Q1 of 2012 for the following devices:

  • GALAXY Note
  • GALAXY Tab 10.1
  • GALAXY Tab 8.9
  • GALAXY Tab 7.7
  • GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus

Samsung indicated that the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note will get the update first, then the others will follow at some time within that quarter. They made no specific announcement of which territory will receive the update first. Considering that it is just a software update, you would think they could release them simultaneously, although that could stretch their servers thin.

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By December 21, 2011 Read More →

Happy Holidays from Android




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By December 21, 2011 Read More →

Angry Birds arrives for the BlackBerry PlayBook


This one has been a while coming but good news PlayBook owners. Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio are now all in BlackBerry App World.

Priced at £4.99 each they are not cheap but they do bring hours of fun. I have already downloaded ‘seasons’ and I can say it is as smooth and fluid as on other platforms and feels great playing it on the 7 inch tablet.

This just goes to prove what a wonderful OS QNX really is.

You can see a few more screen shots below.

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By December 21, 2011 Read More →

Samsung brings exclusive Angry Birds festive cheer with new game experiences, levels, competitions and more


Those loveable Angry Birds and the pesky pigs are celebrating the holiday season with fans across the globe, as their new Advent Challenge on Google Chrome launched 25 levels of Winter Wonderland fun.  In the run-up to Christmas each day a new level is unlocked with a special 5th December level created thanks to the Samsung GALAXY Note.

Samsung and Rovio first worked together earlier in the year for the launch of the GALAXY S II and have once again come together to offer fans of Angry Birds even more chances to play. Visiting will take you to a Winter Wonderland in which you can send Angry Birds greetings cards, win amazing prizes including a Samsung GALAXY Note and even play an exclusive Angry Birds puzzle game not seen anywhere else in the world.

“It’s so good to team up with Rovio again. Samsung has a had brilliant year and our Galaxy devices are popular all over the world, so to be able to launch a holiday experience inside the most popular mobile game in world is awesome!" said YH Lee, SVP of Global Marketing at Samsung Mobile Communications Business "To all those Angry Birds fans out there: enjoy yourselves and check out the Galaxy Note for an even better mobile gaming experience!”

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By December 21, 2011 Read More →

Everything Everywhere rolls out its interactive advertising to T-Mobile users

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Everything Everywhere has started the roll out of its interactive SMS/MMS mobile advertising service to selected segments of the T-Mobile customer base for the very first time. The new service which launches on T-Mobile this month, provides a powerful platform for brands to engage and interact with T-Mobile customers and follows the success of Orange Shots which launched last year.

Under the consumer facing name of ‘You Choose’ from T-Mobile, the service will enable brands to deliver fun and creative content specifically tailored to T-Mobile pay as you go and pay monthly customers preferences. The service works by then developing a dialogue with customers to understand more about their interests whilst in return they benefit by only receiving tailored and useful content from great brands that are relevant to them.

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By December 21, 2011 Read More →

Festive BlackBerry bargains

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I just popped over to the UK BlackBerry website where they have links for some pretty good deals on BlackBerry Curves, the 9360 and 9300.

The links are through various retailers/networks but the prices look pretty keen both on contract and on pay as you go.

You can pick up the BlackBerry Curve 9360 on PAYG for only £219 which is the cheapest I have seen it. Or alternatively contract prices start from  £20.50 per month.

Why not head over to the site here and maybe grab yourself a last minute Christmas gift?

You can see a few examples below:

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By December 20, 2011 Read More →

Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook updated to v2.1


The latest update to Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet – version 2.1 – launched today in the BlackBerry App World. It now includes a much-requested feature from #TeamBlackBerry – Facebook Groups.

That’s right, listening to and incorporating your feedback on the application is very important to the Facebook app team at Research In Motion.

If you haven’t already downloaded Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet v2.1, you can do so by going to BlackBerry App World (keep in mind it may take up to 24 hours for the new version to appear for some users although it is showing up here in the UK). Let’s take a look at what’s new in this release, shall we?

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