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Motorola DEFY Plus–Now In Stock at Clove

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Are you after a water proof, scratch proof and dust proof high end Android device? If the answer is yes than you may well want to consider the Motorola Defy Plus which Clove now have in stock.

The lightning-fast 1GHz processor lets you keep up with your social networks and browse the web with ease, even on the go. Android 2.3 gives you the latest Android smartphone experience with Adobe Flash Player.

Motorola Media Link let’s you sync, back up and share your phone’s content. The 5MP camera features a dual LED flash and automatic capture mode adjustment, so you know your pictures and videos will turn out great.

Plus, with a selection of great preloaded apps like Zinio digital magazine reader, 7digital music store and Cardio Trainer, your phone is not only lifeproof, it’s boredom proof, keeping you entertained and informed on the go.

For more information or to order yours at just £205+VAT you can do so HERE.


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By September 29, 2011 Read More →

Amazon is doing an Apple

kindle_fire,jpg Jeff Bezos is smart. He’s no Steve Jobs but who is? However, Amazon’s Kindle strategy has, and continues to, successfully ape what Apple did with its first iPod and iTunes.

Apple decided to focus on selling people on music. Initially their own music on CDs and then ultimately through the iTunes store. They released a low specification but simple way to listen to your music on the go. Nothing more. They iterated and evolved this one basic thing – portable music – into the Apple behemoth we have today.

Amazon are repeating the idea but they started in reverse with their core strength – selling books. They made a basic ebook reader to serve those books and have been iterating on that simple idea ever since.

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By September 29, 2011 Read More →

Jessie J talks BlackBerry

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I’m sure you saw me post last week where I told you about the BlackBerry party I attended in Central London. You know, the one where Jessie J performed.

As a BlackBerry fan Jessie was happy to talk to the guys at RIM on video and detail why she loves her BlackBerry so much.

With the party celebrating the launch of BBM Music as well as the new BlackBerry 7 devices Jessie tells us what her favorite apps are as well as who she would listen to on BBM music.

You can see the video below:

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By September 29, 2011 Read More →

HTC Explorer announced

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HTC have today officially announced the HTC Explorer, their lowest priced Android device to date. The Explorer will not be a contender for you Smartphone geeks however it will provide a perfect platform for consumers to switch to their first Smartphone due to its low price. Although prices will be carrier dependant the Explorer should be around the £100 mark. I got hands on with the device last week and it really is a beauty, although small with a 3.2 inch HCGA screen.

You can see the official press release below:

HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled HTC Explorer, its most affordable Smartphone and the latest addition to its global portfolio of devices. HTC Explorer brings an advanced smartphone experience to first time smartphone customers.  With a curved and compact design, a 3.2″ HVGA touchscreen and 3MP camera, HTC Explorer offers smartphone performance in an attractive and affordable phone.

“HTC Explorer is an easy-to-use smartphone that puts the customer in control, providing quick access to their most important content and information,” said Jason Mackenzie, president of global sales and marketing, HTC Corporation. “HTC Explorer is simply a smarter phone for anyone and it represents another clear demonstration of HTC’s global commitment to expanding the market for advanced smartphones.”

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By September 29, 2011 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 138: Rubbing shoulders with the stars

Web bannerGareth and James are in tonight for some fun with phones. Probably worth mentioning that Matt is on the podcast as well, ahem. James gives us an update on his social life including Blackberry, HTC and snubbing Jessie J. There is a whole bunch of little bits of news to cover this week rather than any big announcements, that’ll be next week.

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By September 28, 2011 Read More →

Online storage to go mainstream with Apple’s iCloud

iCloud Apple’s iCloud is a big deal. A very big deal. As with iTunes before it (which will be tightly integrated with iCloud) where Apple goes the industry usually follows.

That’s not to say Apple invented the online audio business or the online data storage business or even the graphical user interface or portable mp3 players. No, Apple’s iCloud is just the latest example of them taking an existing ‘niche’ technology and bringing it to the masses – one of their core skills just as much as the more often quoted industrial design. You can look at almost all Apple’s most successful products and find many antecedents. What Apple does is simplify and make them better.

Online data storage has been around as long as the web itself and there have been many attempts to bring it to the mainstream. Believe me, I’ve tried all of them including Xdrive, Elephant Drive, Windows Live Mesh, Windows Live Sky Drive and latterly and currently the best of the bunch by a long chalk, Dropbox.

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By September 28, 2011 Read More →

Amazon announce four new Kindles

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Millions of people are already reading on Kindles and Kindle is the bestselling e-reader in the world for four years running. Today, Amazon is excited to introduce an all-new Kindle family: three all-new Kindle e-readers that are smaller, lighter, and more affordable than ever before, and Kindle Firea new class of Kindle that brings the same ease-of-use and deep integration of content that helped Kindle re-invent readingto movies, TV shows, music, magazines, apps, books, games, and more.

“We’ve now reached the magical two-digit price point for Kindletwice: the new Kindle and Kindle Touch are only $79 and $99. Kindle Touch 3G is the new top of the line e-reader with free 3G – no monthly fees or annual contracts – and is only $149,” said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO. “Kindle Fire brings together all of the things we’ve been working on at Amazon for over 15 years into a single, fully-integrated service for customers. With Kindle Fire, you have instant access to all the content, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, the convenience of Amazon Whispersync, our revolutionary cloud-accelerated web browser, the speed and power of a state-of-the-art dual-core processor, a vibrant touch display with 16 million colors in high resolution, and a light 14.6 ounce design that’s easy to hold with one handall for only $199. We’re offering premium products, and we’re doing it at non-premium prices.”

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BlackBerry celebrate 70 million users – Video


Team BlackBerry is still growing worldwide. With 70 million users now RIM have released a video highlighting just a few stories of how BlackBerry users use their Smartphone to stay connected and become more efficient.

“BlackBerry is integral to the way we live and the diversity of our global community is truly outstanding.  We want to celebrate hitting a landmark 70 million subscribers, and thank our customers, by sharing some of their remarkable stories” said Patrick Spence,  Managing Director, Global Sales and Regional Marketing, RIM.

BlackBerry is all about helping proactive people make the most of every moment. We’ve created this video to highlight some of our customers’ successes, including how individuals, businesses, governments, start-ups and charities are all using BlackBerry to work for good in their lives and in their communities around the world.

You can see the video below:

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By September 28, 2011 Read More →

ZTE Skate and Libra in stock at thesmartphonecentre


Are you looking for a decent specced Android device sim free but don’t want to pay a fortune? Well good news as thesmartphonecentre now has both the ZTE Skate and Libra in stock and ready for shipping.

At only £214.95 the ZTE Skate is superb value for money and comes with a massive 4.3 inch touch screen.

Inspired by the skateboard, the ZTE Skate is fashionably thin and lightweight at only 120g, featuring a large 4.3-inch screen to provide an optimal web surfing experience to consumers. It uses the Android 2.3 operating system, an 800MHz processor and the Adreno 200 graphics processing unit (GPU) to support the widescreen, high-definition display. In addition, the ZTE Skate also incorporates a 5MP camera, multimedia Bluetooth extension, A-GPS capability, hardware compass, and G-sensor.

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By September 28, 2011 Read More →

Mango arriving!

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The next release of Windows Phone is here. The UK and rest of the world will now see the update (codenamed Mango) rolling out to all Windows Phone 7 owners, beginning today, with the aim of all users receiving the update by the end of October. Check ‘where’s my update’ for the latest information on the update. Also take a look at our update guide to make sure you are prepared.

The latest release of Windows Phone brings your contacts, messages and pictures together in one place, making it easy to share life with the people you care about most, keeping you in touch and always up to date.

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