Archive for January, 2012

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Featured BlackBerry App – ClubSPORTS

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ClubSports is the premier team app for your Blackberry device. Available for dozens of teams I have chosen the Arsenal version for this article as I like red!

With ClubSports you will be able to follow your favourite team and see their position in the English Premier League. With clubSports you get an extensive set of features from Live Arsenal scores to Premiership Tables to player profiles to the latest EPL News. ClubSports is offering the most extensive and up-to-date Arsenal information available on Blackberry. Follow the Gunners take on opponents at Emirates Stadium and away.

ClubSports is the best application for all Arsenal fans, the all-in-one tool for the true Arsenal fan. ClubSPORTS Arsenal app provides you with all the information you need about your favorite team including:

. General club information including statistics & records
. Player details including stats, photos & transfers
. Livescores (real-time scores) & standings
. News

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By January 31, 2012 Read More →

Sony Xperia S release date confusion

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There seems to be quite a bit of chatter around the Xperia S release date following Play.com listing it as January.

The official line is that Sony have only ever communicated the first week of March with all customers and distributors.

Clearly this may well change as these things do but if you are waiting out for what looks to be a great Android device you may have a longer wait than expected.

Nice phone though!

 

Posted by: James

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£1.00 Apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook

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Both Gameloft and Union are doing £1.00 ‘Welcome to PlayBook’ promotion on some of their existing top games titles!

The PlayBook really does have some superb games available now and the following ones are the perfect excuse for you to give them a try while discounted.

Head on over to App World from your BlackBerry PlayBook and see what bargains you can pick up.

You can see some examples below:

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IM+ updated for BlackBerry

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If you are a IM+ BlackBerry user then good news as an update has now been made available. The new features include the following:

New features include:
- Arabic localization
- "Disable Beep" option
- Optimization of app launch
- Scrolling history bugfix
- Configurable Inbox integration
- UI improvements
- Some additional bug fixes and performance improvements

If you fancy giving IM+ a try click here.

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Facebook and Twitter for BlackBerry to become BBM connected apps

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The chaps over at crackberry.com have today posted that it looks like both Facebook and Twitter for BlackBerry will soon become BBM connected apps. The number of connected apps has really grown since BlackBerry 7 was introduced and while I personally may not want all my Twitter and Facebook updates to be posted on my BBM status it will certainly be a nice option to have.

Nice work RIM. Now lets get some beta versions out please!

 

Posted by: James

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Demand for paid Android sat-nav app continues to rise despite free navigation tools

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CoPilot Live, the leading sat-nav app has reported an overall 40% year on year rise in sales of its Android app (Q4 2011 vs Q4 2010). With a record 1.2bn app downloads over Christmas, and Google recently announcing over 250 million Android devices have now been activated – the Android app market is clearly booming, and the growing demand for high-quality Android sat-nav apps comes despite the free navigation solution pre-installed on most devices.

I know have CoPilot Live for Android so expect a review in the coming weeks.

David Quin from CoPilot Live says; “With Google maps, many people thought that there wouldn’t be much of a market for paid for sat-nav apps on Android devices. However, we’re seeing monthly app sales volumes continue to grow, illustrating that Android users are increasingly looking for solutions which offer more than the free software they have already. It also shows a growing willingness for Android users to pay for apps with genuinely useful features, despite a previous focus on free apps.”

 

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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 154: Blackberry Domination

Web bannerGareth, James and Donkey meet up to see what’s happening in the mobile tech world on this Monday night podcast. Blackberry dominates with the announcement that they have, for the second year running, come out tops in the smartphone sales list. T-Mobile launch a new unlimited plan and Samsung revamp an old favourite with the Galaxy S Advance. Oh, and Donkey says “hee-haw”

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By January 30, 2012 Read More →

SAMSUNG INTRODUCES THE GALAXY S ADVANCE

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Samsung Electronics today announces the latest addition to its Android powered Galaxy portfolio, the Galaxy S Advance, which features a sleek curved design with dual-core performance. 

The Galaxy S Advance strikes the perfect balance of style and performance. Powered by a dual-core 1.0 GHz processor and HSPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity, the Galaxy S Advance delivers great versatility and a highly responsive interface for easy multitasking – allowing smoother screen transitions, faster image processing, plus enhanced Web download and browsing.

The Galaxy S Advance features a 4.0″ Super AMOLED display which provides the stunning visuals Samsung Galaxy smartphones are renowned for, displaying photos and videos captured with the device’s 5MP camera in unparalleled colour and vivid clarity.

Running on Android Gingerbread and featuring Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, the Galaxy S Advance enables users to stay connected through Samsung’s Hubs range, including Music, Reader and Game Hubs. Samsung’s cross platform communication service, ChatON, is also provided, bringing together into a single community by using phone numbers instead of usernames and passwords, allowing for easy instant messaging, group chatting and sharing content in multiple formats to make messaging simpler and more intuitive than ever.

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BlackBerry is the best selling smartphone in the UK – again!

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We all know that over the last couple of years Blackberry sales have declined in some parts of the world, in particular North America. RIM have been under constant critism but here in the UK things couldn’t be more different.
In 2010 the BlackBerry was the UK’s best selling smartphone and once gain the Canadian company have done it again in 2011.
Nearly every teenager I see out on the street is using a BlackBerry and with the Blackberry Internet Service only costing £5 per month it is obvious why they choose BlackBerry. For your £5 you get unlimited BBM, email and web access. With the Blackberry Curve 8520 available from a little over £100 on PAYG this fits perfectly into the social networking lifestyle that most of us have now adopted and take for granted.
With RIM releasing new devices on a pretty regular basis and now with the choice of Touchscreen handsets, wonderful QWERTY keyboards and a combination of both on the Torch 9800 and 9810 I’m frankly not surprised that the ‘sensible’ UK people have adopted BlackBerry as the platform of choice.

You can see the official press release below:

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By January 30, 2012 Read More →

T-Mobile launches The Full Monty – the UK’s first plan to offer unlimited calls, texts and internet

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T-Mobile today announces the launch of The Full Monty, a ground-breaking new mobile phone plan that offers consumers the freedom to make unlimited calls, send unlimited texts, and use as much mobile internet as they want – with no fair use restrictions. The first of its kind for the UK, The Full Monty plan offers unbeatable value and is available from 1 February through T-Mobile stores, online shop, telesales and in-direct partners.

Customers signing up to The Full Monty 24 month plan will not only have the reassurance that there are no caps on their calls, texts and internet, they will also have access to unlimited WiFi, and can use their mobile internet for whatever they like – including tethering (using a smartphone as an internet connection for a laptop or tablet), streaming and downloading. 

The Full Monty plan offers four simple price brackets, each of which offer a great range of free high-end smartphones:

Posted in: Press Releases
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