Archive for 2011

By October 20, 2011 Read More →

Presenting the Asus Transformer 2

ScreenClipA teaser video for the up-coming Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 device surfaced today. What is even more exciting about this quad-core tablet (and the timing of this video) is that this will be the first Android Tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich (or at least the first one with a teaser video)! It doesn’t show much, but looks pretty good. Enjoy!

Features shown in the video LED Flash, New Cover? design, thinner, new keyboard design, more rounded Edges

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By October 20, 2011 Read More →

iPhone 4S Unboxing Video

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The iPhone 4S has certainly had more hype than any other phone this year. With Apple keeping so tight lipped it was left up to the rumor squad to predict if we would indeed get an iPhone 4S or the iPhone 5.

Although the iPhone 4S looks just like the iPhone 4 it does have some great new features under the hood. Powered by a 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU, Apple A5 chipset the device is way quicker than its predecessor.

Vodafone have kindly sent us over an iPhone 4S to use for a while. In the unboxing video below I have kept things short and sweet as I thought we had better get a bit more familiar with Siri and some other new features before going into to much detail.

So you can see the video below along with the full specs and we will have another demo video online later in the week.


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By October 19, 2011 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Nexus – UK Pricing Confirmed

Nexus 2

Clove have dropped us a line this afternoon to let us know that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be priced at £514.80 inc. VAT (sim free) here in the UK. This is for the 16GB model. AT this stage is seems that we wont get the 32GB model at all which may be frustrating for some.

First stock is expected in early November. Hands up who is getting one?

Features of Samsung Galaxy Nexus (16GB)
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
1.2GHz Dual-Core Processor
4.65 Super AMOLED Display
5MP Rear, 1.3MP Front facing camera
16GB Internal Storage
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct
Face Unlock, Android Beam & More
3.5mm Audio Jack


Posted by: James

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By October 19, 2011 Read More →

The MOTOACTV – The Ultimate Fusion of Music and Fitness

Scorch more calories, shatter personal records and train even harder with MOTOACTV, the new fitness device from Motorola Mobility.  MOTOACTV is a lightweight, wearable fitness performance tracker and smart music player in one. Sync MOTOACTV with your PC, so you can check out the music you perform to best or track your workouts over extended time periods, set goals and even create workout competitions with your friends via the MOTOACTV Web Portal. And MOTOACTV features a touch-screen display so you can instantly launch a new workout or find that one song you’ve been dying to hear.

“We brought the features you love in your smartphone to the fitness world with a groundbreaking addition, MOTOACTV,” said Sanjay Jha, chairman and chief executive officer, Motorola Mobility. “Workout smarter without using multiple devices or even wires, with the first multi-activity music and fitness tracking device with the brains to push you beyond your limits.”

Stay on Top of Your Stats
We get it. You’re obsessed with your pace, number of calories burned, miles covered, personal records and fitness facts. MOTOACTV uses Motorola AccuSense technology and GPS to ensure measurement accuracy of your performance. Your time, distance, speed, heart rate1 and calories burned are all measured, so you can reach your fitness or weight loss goals faster than ever. Then if you’d like to work in fitness there are also some great online fitness courses that you can take which give you most of the skills that you would need so it’s a brilliant way to learn.

Then, upload your workout to to analyze the performance data tracked by the device and review useful, easy-to-understand charts, tools and programs that help you see your strengths and empower you to overcome challenges. You can also get workout tips and training plans from fitness experts at and on your Android-powered smartphone with our free mobile app available via Android MarketT and pre-installed on DROID RAZR by Motorola.

Run. Ride. Jam.
Heart pumping, thighs burning and five laps to go. You need a serious soundtrack to get you through. MOTOACTV can rock up to 4,000 of your favorite songs while tracking your every move, from the Rockies to the gym. Ultra-portable, you choose the way you want to wear MOTOACTV: strap it on your wrist or arm, clip it to your shirt or mount it on your bike during an outdoor ride2.

Your playlist is more than just workout songs: they’re songs that push you to perform at your best. The smart music player learns what tracks motivate you most by measuring your performance against your music and then uses those songs to create your personal high-performance playlist.

On those days when your automatically generated high-performance playlist isn’t doing the trick, you can switch to FM radio for even more song variety. And if the music is really moving you, go that extra mile – MOTOACTV tracks your outdoor training via GPS.

Keep Connected, Keep Your Pace
Real athletes don’t wear earbuds, they rock sports headphones. Introducing innovative sports headphones with built-in heart rate monitors, durable design and crystal-clear audio, the Motorola SF700 wireless and Motorola SF500 wired headphones deliver exceptional sound quality and real-time audible readouts of your heart rate allowing you to track your performance without the uncomfortable squeeze of a chest strap.

MOTOACTV also gives you the option to stay connected to your Android-powered smartphone, so you can answer calls, receive texts and rock out via your headphones without breaking a stride.

In addition to working with MOTOACTV, the Bluetooth® wireless Motorola SF700 and wired Motorola SF500 sports headphones are compatible with mobile phones, music players and tablets from Motorola and other leading manufacturers.

MOTOACTV will rock your fitness goals with the following features:

Ongoing tracking of fitness performance stats, including pace, distance, calories burned, and map of route covered, with automatic wireless syncing of workout data to
8GB or 16GB of storage for endless playlists
Sports a 1.6″ full-color touch-screen display that is sweat-proof, rain-resistant and scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass that auto-adjusts for indoor or outdoor lighting
Option to sync with the latest Android-powered smartphone to receive incoming calls and texts
FM radio capabilities for more song variety
Up to five hours of battery life for outdoor workouts, 10 hours indoors, and nearly two weeks on standby
Supports both Bluetooth® 4.0 and ANT+ wireless connectivity for your existing fitness sensors and your future ones
Size: 46mm x 46mm x 9.6 mm
Weight: 35 g

Pricing and Availability
Beginning today, consumers can pre-order MOTOACTV at,,, and Starting on November 6, 2011, MOTOACTV will be available for sale at Best Buy®, Eastern Mountain Sports, REI, The Sports Authority and online at, with other retailers following shortly.

The exclusive launch carrier will be Verizon Wireless with availability in November.

The MSRP for MOTOACTV 8G is $249 and $299 for 16G. Motorola SF700 and Motorola SF500 sports headphones are sold separately and will be $149 and $99 MSRP respectively.

MOTOACTV will also be available in Latin America and Europe starting in Q1 2012.

Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases
By October 19, 2011 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Nexus coming to 3 UK

0061-SGN-480x1024The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was just announced a short time ago. It wasn’t specifically mentioned during the event which carriers the device would be coming to, it was clear Samsung and Google will be pushing this out with force. That being said, Three has just announced via press release that they will be stocking the “Pure Google” smartphone and the device will be compatible with their upcoming HSPA+ network coming by year’s end. No specific launch date or pricing was given but we’ll keep you posted.

Don’t know about you, but this phone and their One plan is me for the next long while!

Posted by: Gareth

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By October 19, 2011 Read More →

Announcing BBX – The Next Generation BlackBerry Platform


BlackBerry BBX, the next generation mobile platform for BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, was introduced to developers during the General Session Keynote at BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011. BBX combines the best of the BlackBerry platform and the best of the QNX platform to to connect people, devices, content and services.

Development environments supported by the BBX platform include HTML5 with BlackBerry WebWorks, Adobe AIR, Native C/C++, and the BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps. Apps built today for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will also run on BBX.

Additionally, BBX will include the new BlackBerry Cascades UI Framework for advanced graphics, also demonstrated during the General Session Keynote. BBX will also extend the core BlackBerry DNA of collaboration, communication and immediacy, with familiar “Super App” capabilities such as deep integration between apps, always-on Push services, BlackBerry security, the BBM Social Platform and much, much more.

Specific details regarding BBX products and availability will be provided at a later date, so stay tuned for more information in the future.

Exciting times lay ahead in the BlackBerry camp.


Posted by: James

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By October 19, 2011 Read More →

Samsung and Google announce the Galaxy Nexus

Nexus 3

Samsung Electronics and Google, today announced GALAXY Nexus, the world’s first smartphone running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest Android platform. GALAXY Nexus features a 4.65″ HD Super AMOLED display technology at 720p resolution and a 1.2GHz dual core processor.

Simon Stanford, Head of Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “We’re extremely excited about the GALAXY NexusT and the wide range of features it offers consumers. The collaboration with Google to launch the world’s first smartphone featuring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a 4.65″ HD Super AMOLED display is evidence of Samsung’s continuing passion for innovation within the market”.


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By October 19, 2011 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 141: From Russia with Lust

Web bannerGareth and James interrogate Matt over the HTC Radar before James has a go on the HTC Titan, a couple of new Windows Phone 7 phones. James comments on Vince’s review of the Blackberry Torch 9810 and Defcon 4. or is that DevCon? Gareth gives you a rundown on the best deal for the iPhone 4S.

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By October 18, 2011 Read More →

Motorola Mobility Unveils the New Motorola RAZR


Say hello to the jaw-dropping new Motorola RAZR, brought to you by Motorola Mobility, Inc. Impossibly thin at 7.1 millimeters with sexy curves to boot, this beauty will be available in North America, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa starting this November. Boasting a gorgeous sculpted glass face, diamond-cut aluminum accents and a hyper-vibrant 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display for incredibly vivid images. Motorola RAZR also sports KEVLAR fiber (yes, that KEVLAR) and Corning Gorilla Glass to help the screen stand up to scratches. In fact, every part of Motorola RAZR is protected by a splash-guard coating – even the electrical boards inside. This work of art is a force to be reckoned with.

If that’s not enough, pop the hood and find a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor with an impressive 1GB of RAM, all powered by Android 2.3.5. You’ll fly through tasks up to two times faster than single-core processor phones. Stream or download music and photos from your home or work computer with the easy-to-use MOTOCAST app. Watch movies on a screen that sports a wider range of colors than most LCD HDTVs. And for that inspiring filmmaker in you, use the 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p video capture for crisp, clear, cinematic-quality images.

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By October 18, 2011 Read More →

Pre order the HTC Sensation XL


The HTC Sensation XL is now available to pre order at The SmartPhone Centre. Priced at £479.95 with free UK Delivery this massive Android device is sure to turn heads, although you wont notice as you will be enjoying the wonderful music quality with Beats Audio!

When it comes to doing music justice, you’re way ahead of the crowd with the HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio and its superb, in-box customised Beats headset. Now your audio experience sounds just like the artist intended. You’ll also enjoy the large 4.7 inch screen and 9.9mm sleek premium design. And record amazing HD quality video to complement your audio experience with this incredible superphone. It’s the BEST sound and sight you can get on any mobile device.

You can place your pre order here and a reminder of the spec is below:

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