Archive for 2011

By December 16, 2011 Read More →

No BlackBerry 10 smartphones until late 2012


Bad news if you are waiting out for a QNX powered BlackBerry. At yesterdays earnings call RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis reported that the BlackBerry 10 devices would not be manufactured until mid 2012, meaning availability would be later in the year.

The reason for this is a particular chipset that RIM are waiting to use in the new handsets. RIM believe that in order to release devices that stand up against the competition and still have great battery life it is worth the wait.

On a personal level I am quite disappointed with the news. However, what would be more disappointing would be to get a new BlackBerry 10 device that didn’t perform as well as it could. At least we have the sturdy Bold 9900 to see us through next year.  

If you are a BlackBerry fan how do you feel about waiting up to a year for a BlackBerry Super Phone?


Posted by: James

Posted in: News
By December 15, 2011 Read More →

50% discount on BlackBerry DevCon Europe tickets


The countdown is on to BlackBerry DevCon Europe 2012! The inaugural BlackBerry DevCon Europe 2012 takes place on February 7th and 8th in Amsterdam. RIM are kindly offering our readers a 50% discount. Whether you’re new to developing for the BlackBerry platform, or you’re an experienced app master, take up this offer and you’ll be able to attend at half the cost to learn all there is to know about developing for 70 million-strong BlackBerry community.

By attending BlackBerry DevCon Europe 2012, you’ll also receive a free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

To get your 50% discount, visit online registration now, using this unique code before December 24th: DBRM02

To find out more about the event sessions, and how you could help shape the future of BlackBerry apps, visit


Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases
By December 15, 2011 Read More →

First (leaked) Official Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich ROM appears

galaxys2icsThe latest major Android refresh was only released on the Galaxy Nexus a short time ago, but Samsung have been busy updating their current devices to Ice Cream Sandwich. A beta release, leaked by a Samsung insider, shows their progress on the Samsung Galaxy SII. Most of the basic functions are working, but with many force-closing apps and random reboots, it’s an unstable release which isn’t recommend to anyone just yet. While it has only showed up so far on the GSII, there will be other devices updated, with the final builds arriving early 2012.I hope. Perhaps unsurprisingly, TouchWiz has made the jump over to Android 4.0 too, and while many are passionate about the stock ‘vanilla’ look, it’s understandable given that many consumers out there are already accustomed to TouchWiz – updating to a completely new look and feel may be somewhat of a shock to some!

See a video of the GSII with ICS in action after the break.

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By December 15, 2011 Read More →

Xperia and Box give the gift of online storage this festive season


box_logo-large Sony Ericsson today announced details of a new promotion that will give every Xperia owner 50GB of free file sharing and storage in partnership with Box.  By simply logging into their Box account through the Box for Android application in the Android Marketplace, Xperia owners globally will be able to enjoy free cloud storage and file sharing for life.

· 50GB free online storage for digital content such as photos, music and video for all Xperia users with Box for Android

· Log into Box for Android just once to access for lifetime of account

· Year-long promotion runs from today until end of 2012

The Box promotion begins on 15 December 2011 through until December 31, 2012, and is available to all consumers worldwide who own any Xperia smartphone including and released after Xperia X10.

Posted in: Press Releases
By December 15, 2011 Read More →

Win a Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S

arc s

We’ve teamed up with Sony Ericsson to give one lucky reader the chance to win this striking Smartphone. The Xperia arc S is a beautiful, high end Android handset packing a speedy 1.4GHz processor and a glorious 4.2 inch screen.

Indulge in unlimited entertainment wherever you are this festive season. Enjoy your favourite TV show, quickly download a new track or capture amusing family moments with the Xperia arc S.

This amazing handset is packed with a large 4.2" Reality Display with BRAVIA® engine, 8.1 megapixel camera with Exmor R technology for low light photography, HD video record and a 3D panorama feature to show off your content on a 3D TV using the HDMI output. Want to share it? Simple. Facebook Inside Xperia lets you easily upload all your Christmas pictures and video.

Entering is easy. All you have to do is follow tracyandmatt on Twitter and retweet the following tweet: "RT @tracyandmatt I’m hoping to Win a Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S – Find out how you can enter too:" You can also click the retweet link below to save you copying and pasting the phrase. Your twitter name will be entered in to the draw. You’ll have to keep following us as we’ll notify winners via DM.


The competition will run until Monday 19th December when we will select the one lucky winner. Entries will only be accepted from UK residents due to postage and insurance.

If lady luck is not on your side for this competition, Sony Ericsson is offering a £25 Christmas Cash Back deal if you buy an Xperia arc S before 24th December. For more details visit:


Posted by: James

Posted in: Competitions
By December 15, 2011 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 148: Xperia Pro

Web bannerIt’s Gareth and James this week looking at the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro. The Orange San Francisco II gets unboxed by Matt, HP are making webOS open source and O2 announce plans to lease phones!

Posted in: Podcast
By December 14, 2011 Read More →

LG announce the Prada 3.0


With a heritage of producing handsets that combine the best in style and substance, PRADA and LG today unveiled the partnership’s latest must-have smartphone, the PRADA phone by LG 3.0. This highly anticipated handset is the third phone to come from the collaboration and represents a key design venture for both companies.
The PRADA phone by LG 3.0 combines PRADA’s distinctive style with LG’s innovative technology, including one of the biggest and brightest screens in the world with 4.3inch and 800-nit screen.
Styled with PRADA’s clean and sharp design philosophy, the handset features a full glossy touchscreen to the front and PRADA’s signature Saffiano pattern to the back, all finished in classic black. With every detail designed for chic simplicity, this handset also boasts LG’s signature Floating Mass Technology, optically enhancing the thinness of its already impressive 8.5mm depth, with minimal hard keys completing the sleek simple finish.
As effective as it is striking, the PRADA phone by LG 3.0 boasts a 1.0GHz Dual-Core/Dual-Channel architecture for high-speed performance, and dual-band Wi-Fi for high-speed surfing on the go.
The smartphone’s sleek design is also reflected once switched on. The PRADA phone by LG 3.0 offers a specially created user interface featuring a unique black, grey and white menu and icons. Through this interface users can enjoy all the latest benefits of Android’s Gingerbread OS, with a future scheduled upgrade to Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich.

Posted in: Press Releases
By December 13, 2011 Read More →

Kasabian to stream live on YouTube thanks to O2


O2 have announced that they are opening up access to their exclusive NYE:Rewired event at The O2 this New Year’s Eve, by live streaming it on YouTube. The event will also be supported by a major through the line advertising campaign.
The NYE event will be streamed live to a dedicated O2 and NYE:Rewired branded YouTube Channel at The live stream will also be available on YouTube’s homepage, in the masthead area. This is the first time in the UK that a live musical act has been streamed to the YouTube homepage masthead.
The complete performance will remain available for 48 hours after the event and then for a following two weeks as individual, on demand tracks giving a great opportunity for those at the gig to relive the experience afterwards, and for those that missed out to catch up on what is guaranteed to be a fantastic night.

Posted in: Press Releases
By December 13, 2011 Read More →

Kodak Launches Document Cloud Printing App for ANDROID Devices

Kodak App

Continuing to make printing from smartphones and tablets easy and accessible, Kodak today launched its free Kodak Document Print App for ANDROID OS Devices. Consumers can now send documents from their ANDROID OS device directly to their KODAK All-in-One Printer using Google Cloud Print.

Supported files include web pages, MICROSOFT OFFICE documents including MICROSOFT WORD, POWERPOINT and EXCEL, PDF and text files, as well as image files. In addition to printing files that are located locally on an ANDROID OS device, files can be accessed on Google Docs, DROPBOX and EVERNOTE Sites. Web pages can be accessed using the KODAK Document Print App’s built-in browser.

“In today’s mobile society, it’s important that we provide solutions that enable people to print what they want, when they want to, from wherever they are in the world,” said ,” said Bob Ohlweiler, Director and Vice President of Consumer Inkjet EAMER
Region at Eastman Kodak Company. “The launch of the KODAK Document Print App is one more way we are making mobile custom label printing simple and accessible, while also offering high quality output at an affordable price.”

The KODAK Document Print App is available now in the ANDROID Market.

Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases, Printers
By December 13, 2011 Read More →

Microsoft updates OneNote for iPhone and introduces iPad version


Today, Microsoft announced the release of an update to OneNote Mobile for iPhone (to version 1.3) and a version of this app tailored for iPad. The Lync 2010 for Windows Phone app is also available today, and Lync 2010 clients for iPhone, iPad, Android and Nokia Symbian have been submitted to their respective mobile app marketplaces and will be available as soon as they have been approved. 

Updated features in OneNote Mobile for iPhone v 1.3 include easier navigation, table viewing, and improved reliability and performance. The new Lync mobile clients deliver features such as instant messaging, calling features and audio conferencing using your Lync ID.

Are you a OneNote user on iOS? Let us know your thoughts please.


Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases