Archive for January 23rd, 2012

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Nokia Lumia 900 coming to the UK

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Carphone Warehouse have opened up pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 900, the device that was announced at CES with a U.S exclusivity to AT&T. Carphone Warehouse are showing the device as arriving in June 2012 so we have a little while to wait. Although pricing is not yet confirmed, as are which carriers will sell the handset, it looks to be a top of the range Windows Phone unless another manufacture announces something better.

The Nokia Lumia 900 has an amazing 4.3" screen ideal for videos and pictures, and an 8MP camera with a super wide lens for spectacular wide angle photos. It’s also capable of recording 720p HD video. The wide lens on the forward facing camera enables great video calls and there’s even built-in voice guided navigation and a music player that finds new music you’ll love.
Stylish and smooth iconic looks.
The 4.3" AMOLED screen of the Nokia Lumia 900 will really catch your eye. ClearBlack display technology makes colours vibrant, super clear and cuts out glare. The one piece body is stylish and sturdy and, along with Corning® Gorilla® Glass protection, the Lumia 900 is one hardy smartphone. Don’t worry about battery life either as there’s a giant 1830mAh battery built-in.

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LOVEFiLM Player for iPad – Quick review

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All eyes have been on NetFlix recently who rolled out their service here in the UK. I was tempted to give it a try but as I was already a LOVEFiLM customer I thought I would stick with what I know.

So instead of me now getting DVD’s delivered through the post I use the LOVEFiLM Player for iPad and it has been a real godsend. For £4.99 per month I can stream as many movies as I like, which is pretty good value if you ask me. I was lucky enough to be ill last week and spent five days in bed. Now normally this would have been really bad news but I managed to get through three or four movies a day on the iPad which at least helped the days to go quicker.

If you still prefer to get your movies via the post then the app will allow you to watch trailers and add movies to your delivery list so it is worth a download for sure. And the app is free.

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Meet Thorsten Heins the New President and CEO of Research In Motion

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Source: RIM

Posted by: James

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Research In Motion Names Thorsten Heins President and CEO

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With market share being stripped from them by iOS and Android this latest piece of news has been on the cards for sometime and won’t be a surprise to many.

The Board of Directors of BlackBerry® maker Research In Motion (RIM) today announced that, acting on the recommendation of its Co-Chief Executive Officers to implement the succession plan they previously submitted to the Board, it has unanimously named Thorsten Heins as President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Heins was also appointed to RIM’s Board. The Board acted after conducting its own due diligence. Both appointments are effective immediately.
Mike Lazaridis, former Co-Chair and Co-CEO, has become Vice Chair of RIM’s Board and Chair of the Board’s new Innovation Committee. As Vice Chair, he will work closely with Mr. Heins to offer strategic counsel, provide a smooth transition and continue to promote the BlackBerry brand worldwide. 
Mr. Heins said he looks forward to continuing to work with Mr. Lazaridis, globally recognized as a technology pioneer. He said, “Mike created a whole new way of communicating and I look forward to continuing our close collaboration.”
On the transition to CEO by Mr. Heins, Mr. Lazaridis said, “There comes a time in the growth of every successful company when the founders recognize the need to pass the baton to new leadership. Jim and I went to the Board and told them that we thought that time was now.  With BlackBerry 7 now out, PlayBook 2.0 shipping in February and BlackBerry 10 expected to ship later this year, the company is entering a new phase, and we felt it was time for a new leader to take it through that phase and beyond.  Jim, the Board and I all agreed that leader should be Thorsten Heins.

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