Archive for February 16th, 2012

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BlackBerry Bold 9790 now available on Orange


The BlackBerry Bold 9790 has been on the ‘coming soon’ page of the Orange website for ages now. I just popped over to see if it was still in the same section and at last it wasn’t. You can pick up the 9790 for free with contracts starting at £31.00 per month.

You can see our hands on video with the BlackBerry Bold 9790 here or head on over to the Orange site.

You can see the full spec of the device below:

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Plants vs. Zombies now available for BlackBerry PlayBook


At long last one of the most popular games for iOS and Android has hit BlackBerry App World today. Plants vs. Zombies will set you back a whopping £5.00 but for that money you will get hour upon hour of addicted fun.

Get ready to soil your plants in the hit PopCap game! A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home, and your only defense is an arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants. Use peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and more to slow down, confuse, weaken and mulchify 26 types of zombies before they can reach your front door.

Each zombie has its own special skills, so you’ll need to think fast and plant faster to combat them all. But be careful how you use your limited supply of greens and seeds. as you battle the fun-dead, obstacles like a setting sun, creeping fog and a swimming pool add to the challenge. The fun never dies!

We will have a demo video up on the site in the next day or so.


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Barclays launches first service for sending money by mobile phone number


The Barclays Pingit service will be available to current account customers of all UK banks and building societies, not just those with Barclays current accounts. At launch, only Barclays current account customers will be able to send money via the app, but all current account customers (UK residents and over 18), will be able to register online to receive money. The app will be available to all by early March.

The service, which is free to use, links the user’s current account with their mobile phone number. This enables payments to be sent directly to that account but without the sender needing to know anything more than the recipient’s mobile phone number. Money is sent using the Faster Payments service. To send money, customers can use the free Barclays Pingit app available on iOS, Android and Blackberry, or they can register online to receive payments. Transfers are as safe as any other banking transaction and the app is protected by a five-digit passcode, set by the user.

It is expected that this will prove particularly popular for friends and family sending money to each other. Barclays Pingit can also be used by some small business customers of Barclays and other banks, for example sole traders such as window cleaners or plumbers, meaning customers can pay them quickly, easily and securely.

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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 156: Problems and Outrage

Web bannerThis week Gareth has a chat with a manages of Carphone Warehouse about the rising prices of mobile phones, interviews the Director of Operations at Jampot, Sean Hunter, about The App Builder and encounters problems with a typically broken bit of French engineering. James is on the podcast . He reacts to stuff and farts.

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