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By October 18, 2011 Read More →

BlackBerry Torch 9810 review

BlackBerry Torch 9810 review The original Torch marked a new direction for RIM, a company well known for sticking to its guns and churning out minor variations on what are essentially very similar phones. Going down a new path with the Torch must have been quite tough for RIM as they’re back a year later with a Torch which is basically identical to the original. Despite the 9810 looking just like the old one, it does seem that RIM have listened to reviews and customer feedback; they have rectified the main issues highlighted with the original Torch, namely the low screen resolution and the lag.

Does the new performance boost and OS make the Torch 2 a worthy successor to the 9800, and is it good enough for a seat in your pocket in 2011? Read the full review to see what we thought.

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By October 18, 2011 Read More →

BlackBerry DevCon 2011 starts today – BBX unveiling?

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Today sees the start of BlackBerry DevCon in the USA. Now if you are not a BlackBerry user you more than likely have no interest in this whatsoever. However, it is here that we expect to see the future of BlackBerry Smartphones running QNX. The new OS, called BBX should be demonstrated although as a release is some way away I am guessing there will not be any hands on time but maybe the new OX will be displayed in glass cases like when the PlayBook was released.

Co- CEO Jim Balsillie said in a recent article, "We’ve leapfrogged everyone with what we’re announcing [on Tuesday] and you’re going to see it on display."

Hopefully we should also get some final announcements on version 2.0 of the PlayBook OS as well as an update on Android applications running on the tablet.

Although we cannot be there in person we will be reporting on the news so stay tuned later in the day.


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By October 17, 2011 Read More →

White BlackBerry Curve 9360 coming soon to Orange

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We mentioned just a week or so ago that the BlackBerry Curve 9360 was available on Orange. I have just seen on the ‘coming soon’ page that they also are expecting the white version which looks rather cool.

Available from free on contract and £249.99 on pay as you why not stand out from the crowd and be unique with the white variant?

We will have a full review of the new Curve on the site in the next week or two. In the meantime there is a reminder of the devices specs below:

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By October 17, 2011 Read More →

Research In Motion Offers Free Premium Apps to Customers Following Service Interruptions


Research In Motion (RIM) announced today that a selection of premium apps worth a total value of more than US $100 will be offered free of charge to subscribers as an expression of appreciation for their patience during the recent service disruptions. The apps will be made available to customers over the coming weeks on BlackBerry App World and will continue to be available until December 31, 2011.

“Our global network supports the communications needs of more than 70 million customers,” said RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis. “We truly appreciate and value our relationship with our customers.  We’ve worked hard to earn their trust over the past 12 years, and we’re committed to providing the high standard of reliability they expect, today and in the future.”

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By October 17, 2011 Read More →

HTC Radar unboxing video

htc-radar-ofic-2 Following on from our video of the HTC Titan from a few days ago we now have our hands on the HTC Radar. Smaller than the HTC Titan the Radar is a slightly more pocketable 3.8″ but has the same Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system.

The HTC Radar is similar to the HTC Mozart from last year with a slightly larger screen and updated OS, the other specs are much the same. However, The HTC Radar offers a premium design. Crafted from a single piece of polished metal, the phone just feels great in your hands and is built to last.

Full review coming up soon but you can check out the unboxing video below.


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By October 16, 2011 Read More →

Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus for BlackBerry PlayBook – Video


I will be honest with you and say that I don’t find a great number of games on the BlackBerry PlayBook that I really like. Over the past few weeks though a number of new ones from popular games companies have cropped up so things are looking positive for gaming on QNX.

This week in App World saw the arrival of Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus, which is a game i absolutely love, so I shelled out the £6.99 for it knowing it would keep me occupied for hours and hours. Having played the game previously on the iPhone I knew what fun I would have and I was also interested to see how it performed on the BlackBerry PlayBook.

I wasn’t disappointed. It is fast, looks great and sounds wonderful using the PlayBooks awesome speakers.

You can see a brief video demo below:


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By October 15, 2011 Read More →

HTC Titan Unboxing Video


The HTC Titan is currently the companies flagship Windows Phone running Mango. It’s a real monster with a 4.7 inch screen and powered by a 1.5 GHz processor. The size may be a little large for some people but if you are big into media and web browsing on your Smartphone then you are going to love the Titan.

Capable of shooting video in 720P HD, packing an 8MP camera and with 16GB of internal storage the Titan will be great for you photography types.

We will of course put all of its features to the test in our full review but in the meantime you can see the full specification below along with the unboxing video.


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By October 14, 2011 Read More →

Motorola Mobility Introduces the World’s Most Advanced Wireless Headsets With Bluetooth Technology


Motorola Mobility, Inc. today announced the arrival of two new ground-breaking Bluetooth headsets, Motorola ELITE SLIVER and Motorola ELITE FLIP. The innovative Bluetooth headsets boast unmatched sound quality and features, including Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, HD Audio Plus and three times greater connection range than the leading competitors.

Motorola ELITE SLIVER and Motorola ELITE FLIP feature NFC technology, which allows you to pair either headset with your phone with a quick tap. The inclusion of HD Audio Plus in both headsets increases clarity and provides richer sound for all your conversations with true wideband audio and CrystalTalk dual-microphone noise cancellation technology. With an extended roaming range of up to 300 feet from Class  Bluetooth technology, you can walk away from your phone without disconnecting your conversation.

The Motorola ELITE SLIVER and Motorola ELITE FLIP also work with the My MotoSpeak application to read, dictate and send text messages hands-free. The new My MotoSpeak application adds the capabilities for users to initiate and send text messages without touching or holding their phone.

“Seamless integration of elegant design and new ground-breaking technology make Motorola ELITE SLIVER and Motorola ELITE FLIP, the obvious choices for consumers from the tech savvy to the fashion conscious,” said Yossi Cohen, senior vice president, Companion Products, Motorola Mobility. “In designing these headsets, we built custom software to deliver new user experiences. Multiple technology advancements such as NFC, HD Audio Plus featuring wideband audio and My MotoSpeak provide an additional layer of superior and innovative functionality.”

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By October 14, 2011 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 140: Thanks Steve

Web bannerThe whole team is back together this week to say their bit for Steve Jobs. Blackberry comes under fire as even James was upset by the outage during the week. Matt and Tracy return from a jaunt abroad with tales of high adventure and low trousers.

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By October 13, 2011 Read More →

Grand Theft Auto III on Android

gta3-boxshotIf you are a fan of the gritty sand-box style action game "Grand Theft Auto III" From Rockstar Games, and you have one of the following Android devices listed below, then you are in for a treat very soon. Rockstar Games is reportedly going to port their award-winning and highly successful game to a limited amount of Android devices. It’s pretty amazing to think that one of the most advanced PS2 games is now playable from a device that fits in your pocket. That just gives us a bright vision of the future where we can experience holographic virtual environments projected onto our retinas.

Okay, so that’s probably still a ways off, but you can’t blame me for being forward thinking. I will have no problem with being lost in a virtual "Elder Scrolls 10" on my "Samsung Galaxy Nexus Prime 12 SE" when I am in my 80’s.
Here’s a list of compatible Android devices:

  • Droid X2
  • HTC Evo 2 (Probably the EVO 3D, or is it some unknown future device?)
  • LG Optimus 2X
  • Motorola Atrix
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Acer Iconia
  • Asus Eee Pad
  • Motorola Xoom
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Posted by: Gareth

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