Archive for January, 2012

By January 30, 2012 Read More →

iCrado Neo competition winner is…

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Congratulations to the winner of our iCrado Neo Neo competition that Clove kindly donated to us. The lucky winner is @guitardeejay from the land of Twitter. Please get in touch with us so we can send you the prize.

The cradle is made from metal and is very rigid, and feels solid and well made. The colour finish is too of a high standard and rubber feet on the base of the cradle avoid it slipping on a desktop.

Rubber grips provide a soft and protective resting place for the phone on the stylish cradle and because of the cradles design it means you can dock a phone even if it is in a protective case.how many others offer such a feature? What about docking it in portrait and landscape mode? Not many cradles offer this, the iCrado Neo does. Holes within the cradle itself give it a unique design but also help with cable management, keeping them neat and tidy.

If you fancy picking one up for yourself you can do so here.

You can see a video of me picking the winner below, just to show we are fair.

 

Posted in: Competitions
By January 29, 2012 Read More →

Motorola MotoACTV unboxing video

motoactv_wristband_2If you are into keeping fit and like the idea of tracking your performance, distance calories burned etc then the MotoACTV may be just what you need.

  • Ongoing tracking of fitness performance stats, including pace, distance, calories burned, and map of route covered, with automatic wireless syncing of workout data to MOTOACTV.com
  • 8GB or 16GB of storage for endless playlists
  • Sports a 1.6" full-color touch-screen display that is sweat-proof, rain-resistant and scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass that auto-adjusts for indoor or outdoor lighting
  • Option to sync with the latest Android-powered smartphone to receive incoming calls and texts
  • FM radio capabilities for more song variety
  • Up to five hours of battery life for outdoor workouts, 10 hours indoors, and nearly two weeks on standby
  • Supports both Bluetooth® 4.0 and ANT+ wireless connectivity for your existing fitness sensors and your future ones
  • Size: 46mm x 46mm x 9.6 mm
  • Weight: 35g

You can see our unboxing video below:

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By January 28, 2012 Read More →

BlackBerry PlayBook Rapid Charging Pod – Unboxing video

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The BlackBerry® Rapid Charging Pod may be the most convenient and attractive way to charge your BlackBerry® PlayBook tablet. Offering a rapid charge rate that’s up to two times faster than the standard BlackBerry tablet charger, it keeps it sitting upright on the perfect angle for watching videos, photo slideshows, or browsing the web. Use it where wherever you are-it comes with a convenient six-foot power cable and country-specific adapters, and is BlackBerry® Protect Safety Certified.

.    Optimizing viewing angle
.    Access multimedia or browse web while charging at home or the office
.    Charges the BlackBerry® PlayBook two-times faster than the standard charger

You can see the unboxing video below:

 

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By January 27, 2012 Read More →

Last minute iPhone 4 sale from Three

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Here’s a quickie to round of the end of the working week.

Three has just announced a last minute January sale promotion for the iPhone 4 8GB. Anyone that goes into a Three store before the end of the month will not have to pay the upfront charge for the handset, a saving of £49.

The iPhone 4 8GB is available on £30 price plans, including 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB of data.

Sounds pretty good value of you ask me.

 

Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases
By January 27, 2012 Read More →

Leaked BlackBerry Curve 9220 Specifications

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Following on from BGR’s leaked RIM roadmap the other day further, slides have appeared over on the site detailing the specs of a few devices. As I pointed out then the Curve 9220 was of particular interest to me. You may think that a bit strange as it is an Edge only handset but I shall explain why.

With the BlackBerry Curve 8520 being massively popular here in the UK we have a huge market for a low spec and low cost BlackBerry. The 8520 was announced in mid 2009 so could this new 9220 be a natural upgrade for the 8520? If it can be offered at a similar price then RIM are set to retain their BlackBerry customers that use the 8520.

Of course, at this stage there are no guarantees the Curve 9220 will even be sold in the UK. You must remember that these details are leaked and although more than likely true the specs and exact details of the device may well change.

On a personal note I think Research in Motion would be mad not to launch the 9220 into the UK market. You hear me RIM?

You can see the specs below:

Posted in: Rumours
By January 27, 2012 Read More →

BlackBerry Bold 9790 now available at Vodafone

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The easy to use BlackBerry Bold 9790, featuring a fantastic full QWERTY keypad and crystal clear 2.45 inch touchscreen, is now available to buy from Vodafone.

Running on the latest BlackBerry software – BlackBerry 7 – and powered by a fast 1Ghz processor, the 9790 meets all your essential mobile needs, and provides razor-sharp graphics and a smoother, faster browser. 8GB of on board memory (expandable to 32GB) means there’s plenty of room for all your music, photos and videos.

The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is available free on £31, 24 month price plans, including 600 mins, unlimited texts and 500MB of mobile data.

New and upgrading pay monthly customers will benefit from Vodafone Data Test Drive which lets them use as much data as they like, for whatever they like, for three months so they can fully explore what their brand new BlackBerry Bold 9790 has to offer. They can also get up to £270 for their old phone with Vodafone Buyback.

We know our customers lead busy lives and may not wish to wait for their phone to arrive at their home. They can choose to collect their new BlackBerry Bold 9790 in a store convenient to them – we’ll let them know when it’s there. When they come to collect it, customers can have all the contents of their old mobile transferred to their new BlackBerry Bold 9790 using Vodafone’s innovative RED Box.

For more information on pricing, please visit the Vodafone online shop.

Our full and extensive review will be live in the next few days so keep your eye peeled.

 

Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases
By January 27, 2012 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 153: Better late than never!

Web bannerIt’s Gareth and James this week for an adventure through the world of mobile news. The CEO shuffle at Blackberry is examined by James, Gareth’s reveals his thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Donkey has his say and Nokia raises some interest this week

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By January 26, 2012 Read More →

UK Apple Store offers worst prices in Western Europe

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Idealo.co.uk has used its knowledge within the price comparison shopping industry to compare worldwide prices of the most popular Apple products . The results of the comparative analysis are quite interesting, particularly for British consumers.

Prices  from all 37 online Apple country stores for the Ipad 2, Macbook Air, ipod Touch, MacBook Pro and iMac were compared. Since the prices for some of the online country stores, such as the United States, do not include VAT, we compared the prices for each online country store both with and without VAT, based on each country’s tax rate .  
The cheapest online Apple store in the world is Malaysia. Its prices ranked the lowest when comparing prices both including and excluding VAT.

Apple stores in Brazil, Czech Republic and Thailand ranked as the three most expensive online Apple stores in the world. These online country stores ranked in the top three for most expensive prices both including and excluding VAT. The average prices excluding VAT for these three online country stores was 28 percent higher than the other online country stores.

More info and analysis charts below:

Posted in: News
By January 26, 2012 Read More →

Samsung teams up with X-Factor judge Tulisa

tulisa-contostavlos-makeup Samsung today announces an exclusive collaboration with Tulisa Contostavlos, giving Phones 4u customers the chance to film a music video at an exclusive shoot with the singer. Customers who buy a phone from Samsung’s Galaxy Family (Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Note or Galaxy Nexus) from Phones 4u from Friday 27th January, can enter an exclusive competition and be in with a chance of winning a ticket to the shoot.

Fresh from her stint as the winning judge on last year’s X-Factor, Tulisa will be working outside of N-Dubz whilst releasing solo material this year. Samsung and Phones 4u are offering the chance to be part of it all by inviting one hundred competition winners to attend an exclusive shoot with a friend, where they will use their new Samsung Galaxy phones to film Tulisa performing. The content will then be used to create an alternative music video which will support the promotion and release of Tulisa’s new single.

As well as entry into the competition, Phones 4u customers will also receive exclusive preview content from Tulisa’s upcoming solo career, including video footage, photographs and wallpapers. The promotion will be supported in-store at Phones 4u throughout the country, with Tulisa set to make a personal appearance at the best performing store.

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By January 25, 2012 Read More →

Nokia hits 1.5 billion sales of revolutionary Series 40 mobile phones

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We may not be huge fans of Nokia’s Series 40 operating system here at tracyandmatt but that doesn’t mean it is not a popular OS for many people. With the Smartphone market growing so rapidly this latest press release from Nokia just goes to show that low to mid range devices are still selling by the millions.

Nokia today announced one of the most significant milestones in its history with the sale of its 1.5 billionth Series 40 mobile phone. The device was sold to a female consumer in the Brazilian city of São Paulo and represents a historic moment as Nokia continues its strategy of connecting the next billion.

The 1.5 billionth phone was a Nokia Asha 303, a stunning touch screen handset with QWERTY keypad designed for web browsing, social networking and gaming, that features pre-installed entertainment and applications such as Angry Birds Lite.
The device was purchased from a Magazine Luiza store in São Paulo by Mayara Rodrigues, a 21-year-old who loves staying in touch with friends and family through social networks.

Posted in: Press Releases