Archive for February 20th, 2012

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NetFlix for iPad: Quick Review

NetFlix for iPadYou will have hopefully read James’ review of the LoveFilm Player application for iPad. LoveFilm has long been the movie lovers rental service of choice but now it seems that having the physical disc delivered is a thing of the past. Netflix is a 100% stream only service that has been around for a while over in Americaland and has now arrived in the UK, to make the competition a little more interesting.

For the purpose of this review I decided to enroll on Netflix’s 1 month trial to give it a thorough testing, I hadn’t tried streaming a film on any platform before so I was quite interested to see what the quality would be like on an average broadband connection. After the 1 month trial it will cost you just £6 P/M which for the quality of video that you will receive is awesome value! Also the app is FREE!! My favourite word!

I have to say that I have been really surprised in a very good way that the quality of streaming is super! I have an average internet connection of 5 mb which is below the UK average but for my area is pretty good, however I wasn’t expecting the high quality that Netflix has offered me. I have to note to you guys that this is a review of not only the iPad version but of the iPhone version too, however they are exactly the same app just smaller on the iPhone, so I will be just using iPad screenshots for the review.

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Motorola MOTOLUXE now in stock at Clove


Clove just dropped us a line to let us know that the Motorola MOTOLUXE is now available to order and a day earlier than expected.

The Motorola MOTOLUXE XT615 is an elegantly designed smartphone running the Moto Switch 2.0 user interface on the Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread operating system.

Moto Switch features Social Graph, giving you quick access to the people that you contact most frequently. A feature called Activity Graph also gives easy access to the apps that you use most, while a music discovery tool called Music Now helps you to find new songs and albums.

Powered by an 800MHz Qualcomm processor, the 4″ edge-to-edge display of the MOTOLUXE is housed within a brushed metal outer frame. Just below the screen is a lanyard groove, which rather uniquely also doubles up as a notification light for alerts.

One of the most noticeable features of the MOTOLUXE is its 8MP camera, which features autofocus and LED flash. It’s also accompanied by a 0.3MP front-facing camera, meaning that video calling is a possibility should you wish to chat face to face with friends and family.

In terms of connectivity, the MOTOLUXE XT615 has a range of options, which include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DLNA and 3G. There’s also a microSD card slot expandable up to 32GB, plus a 3.5mm connection for headphones or a hands-free kit.

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ZTE to announce two new LTE handsets at Mobile World Congress


ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, is planning to launch two new LTE handsets running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with 1.2GHz and 1.5GHz chipsets at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress telecoms industry show in Barcelona.

The PF200 smartphone will have a 4.3 inch QHD capacitive touch screen, with an 8MP camera and 1080p front facing camera for video calling. The handset will work across all the main LTE, UMTS and GSM spectrums, and will come with Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, WiFi, A-GPS, digital living network alliance (DLNA) compatibility, mobile high-definition link (MHL) for connecting to home audio and video devices, and near field communications (NFC) capability.

The N910 handset will work across LTE FDD, CDMA and EVDO spectrums. It has a WVGA (800 x 480) capacitive touch screen, with 5MP autofocus and flash camera with a 1080p front facing camera for video calling. Features will include GPOS, WiFi, Bluetooth and DLNA capability.

“These LTE devices are the fore-runners of a wide range of LTE devices ZTE will bring to the market in the coming months, as more and more LTE networks come on stream,” said Mr. He Shiyou, Executive Vice President and Head of the Terminal Division of ZTE. “They will be feature products – among a very wide range of devices on display at the ZTE stand at Mobile World Congress 2012.”

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Nokia Asha 201 Unboxing Video


Available from Vodafone the new Nokia Asha 201 may be a low end Smartphone but it is also has a very low cost. You can pick this one up from Vodafone for only £37.50  on pay as you go. (Please note that at the time of recording the video the device was priced at £45)

The Nokia Asha 201 comes with Facebook and Twitter built in, so you can start networking with your friends straight away. Get your social media messages sent straight to your homescreen, and reply to them quickly using the large QWERTY keypad.

Just pop a compatible microSD card into the Nokia Asha 201, and you can store up to 32GB of music. You can even use the space to record your favourite radio show – so journeys never need to be boring again. And with the ringtone tuner, you can turn your own music into a ringtone.
The Nokia Asha 201 also comes with a stereo headset, and compatible memory cards are available to buy from us.

Available in a range of colours this low cost handset boasts a beautiful QWERTY keyboard, perfect for you youngsters that are constantly messaging your friends etc.

You can see the unboxing video below where you may notice I am not very familiar with the Nokia operating system!

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