Archive for February, 2012

By February 5, 2012 Read More →

HTC Refocusing? You bet.

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HTC, the super Taiwanese High Tech Computer company is claiming it’s lost direction last year slightly and are pulling it back in to “refocus”.

According to UK boss Phil Robertson they “ended last year with more products then they started with and tried to do too much”.

They are going to get back to making amazing hardware and adopt the “hero” approach. If this means more products similar to the iconic Hero that was loved and followed then that’s a good move.

I must admit that being a fan of HTC I found it hard to keep up last year with the large number of handsets being released, it was like the design team were on high energy drinks!. The danger of this is that the market place waits to see what your doing next and you quite often miss out to a competitor. One thing many bloggers noted is that they have moved away from is the “one piece” aluminum shells they were gaining a good name for, the last few handsets have gone down the traditional pull off back system.

So what for the future?, well as they now have the majority share in Beats Technology I am sure we can expect some more high end “music” focused handsets along with new smarter version of Sense.

I am sure HTC as a brand has a long life span and will produce many more awesome handsets, they have certainly made their mark in the last three years since own branding.


Posted by: Paul

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By February 5, 2012 Read More →

No Samsung Galaxy S III for MWC

Galaxy-S-IIITechRadar received an official statement from Samsung that the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung’s successor to the Galaxy S II that turns one year this month, won’t be announced at this month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The official statement says that  "Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012. The successor to the Galaxy S2 smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product". At this point the real reasons for the announcement-shift are unclear.

Rumours have circled the internet of just what to expect from the Galaxy S III’s load out. More recently we have hear it’s going to launch with ICS, the camera is going to be upgraded and 12MP and it will run with a 1.5GHz-1.6GHz quad-core processor. It all sounds like a dream phone but lets not forget The SII rumours were pretty much spot on.

Posted by: Gareth

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By February 4, 2012 Read More →

BlackBerry 7 devices: which one to choose – Video


If you are in the market for a new Blackberry you may or may not be aware that there are now many options when it comes to BlackBerry 7 handsets.

So I thought I would do a short video showing you the differences and highlighting the pros and cons. There isn’t really many cons but price will certainly be a factor.

Bearing in mind that the BlackBerry has now been the best selling Smartphone in the UK in both 2010 and 2011 I cant see that changing over the next twelve months.

So below you will see the Bold 9900, 9790, Torch 9810, 9860, Curve 9360 and even the Porsche Designed P9981!

Which to choose? Well, I’m hoping the video helps.

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By February 4, 2012 Read More →

KISS Angry Birds?


According to a recent interview with Rovio, Gene Simmons has allegedly been talking about some sort of KISS-Angry Birds partnership.

You may or not be familiar with Gene Simmons but if not you may recall he is one of the front men of Rock group KISS that have been rocking the world since 1973. As well as being one of the richest men in rock n roll he is a superb business man and the KISS franchise is in every country worldwide.

Now I could talk about this for hours as KISS are my favorite band but I won’t bore you with the details.

Just to say that a KISS/Angry Birds could be so awesome!

Lets celebrate this rumor with a KISS video below:

Posted in: Rumours
By February 4, 2012 Read More →

T-Mobile’s Full Monty data capped!

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We told you earlier this week about T-Mobiles ‘Full Monty’ plan which gives you 2000 Minutes, Unlimited Texts and Unlimited data for £36 per month . Well it would appear that things are not all they seem. Dan at dropped me a message with some rather interesting information that will not go down well with T-Mobile customers.

Data will be capped at 1Mb/s. That is like a snails pace in this day and age.

I suggest hope T-Mobile revise this or ‘The full Monty” may turn out to be "’The Full Flop!’

UPDATED: T-Mobile have today said that there Full Monty speeds will not be capped at 1Mb/s but will ensure the best speeds possible.


Posted by: James

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By February 3, 2012 Read More →

Skype now available for Nokia Belle


Great news if you use a Nokia Belle handset, Skype is now available to download.

With all the benefits of Skype on your phone you can save money and stay in touch when you’re on the move.
. Make free Skype-to-Skype calls and IM on 3G or Wi-Fi.
. Save money on calls and texts (SMS) to phones abroad.
. Share pictures, videos and other files from your phone.
It’s free to use Skype in a Wi-Fi zone. If you use Skype with a mobile data connection, operator charges may apply, so we recommend an unlimited data plan. Large File, use Wi-Fi to Download

Download from you device here.


Posted by: James

Posted in: News
By February 3, 2012 Read More →

A white HTC Sensation incoming?

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Rumor has it the super fast and highly popular (in black) HTC Sensation is getting a paint job in awesome white (matching with the Sensation XL). It is apparently coming to the UK in March and comes ready packed with the latest Google offering of namely Ice Cream Sandwich. A list of carriers is not yet confirmed but I’m thinking white is the new black for HTC.

HTC has sent out a press release that some of its higher end phones have a potential security issue over Wi-Fi passwords, the fix for most handsets comes in the form of an OTA but some will have to manually done.

HTC said, "HTC has developed a fix for a small Wi-Fi issue affecting some HTC phones. Most phones have received this fix already through regular updates and upgrades. However, some phones will need to have the fix manually loaded. Please check back next week for more information about this fix and a manual download if you need to update your phone."

Affected devices include the Desire HD, Glacier, Droid Incredible, Thunderbolt 4G, Sensation, Sensation 4G, Desire S, Evo 3D and Evo 4D. Keen eyed HTC fans will note that some of these handsets are US only models.


Posted by: Paul

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By February 2, 2012 Read More →

ViewSonic 23” LED Monitor VX2336s-LED


ViewSonic, a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communication solutions introduces a new generation of LED monitor, the VX2336s-LED. Featured with full ergonomic adjustability, the light and thin LED monitor has a seductively curved frame with piano-black mirrored surface which complements the fantastic viewing experience.

Using ViewSonic’s exclusive SuperClear IPS technology, both vertical and horizontal view angles of VX2336s-LED can reach as wide as 178 degrees. You’ll experience brilliant image quality and accurate colour performance whether looking at the screen from above, below, the front or the side. ViewSonic’s new SuperClear IPS technology also effectively enhances grey levels when displaying dark colours, resulting in a high contrast ratio capable of displaying “true black” and distinct colour depth. SuperClear IPS is the perfect solution for graphic designers, print professionals, video editors and more. ViewSonic VX2336s-LED features Full HD 1080p resolution for incredible, pixel-by-pixel image performance. You’ll experience amazing clarity and detail whether working, gaming or enjoying the latest movie entertainment.

Posted in: Press Releases
By February 2, 2012 Read More →

BlackBerry 9790 Now available on Vodafone Business tariffs


The easy to use BlackBerry Bold 9790, featuring an email-friendly ergonomic QWERTY keyboard, speedy push notifications and a crystal clear 2.45 inch touchscreen is now available to buy from Vodafone UK.
Running on the latest BlackBerry software – BlackBerry 7 – and powered by a fast 1Ghz processor, the 9790 meets all your essential mobile business needs, and provides razor-sharp graphics and a smoother, faster browser.
The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is available on Vodafone Business tariffs with the innovative One Net Express, which gives small businesses a virtual landline number that goes straight through to their mobile.  There’s no installation and the service comes with 3,000 free UK landline minutes and additional features not available on a landline – such as a single voicemail inbox for all mobile and landline calls, free call forwarding and hunt groups,
so someone in your business always answers.

One Net Express adds a whole extra layer of features that will make work-life simpler, slicker and more efficient.
For more information on pricing, please visit

Posted in: Press Releases
By February 2, 2012 Read More →

Samsung brings a touch of the High St to Smart TV

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Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd, the UK’s number one TV brand with the most awarded TV range, today announces British retailer, Marks & Spencer (M&S), as the first UK retail partner to create an App for Samsung Smart TVs.
The new App which is available to download from Samsung’s Smart TV App store, Samsung Apps today and developed in collaboration with the multichannel video agency Adjust Your Set, will give viewers access to the latest in high street trends as well as tips on lifestyle, food, fashion and technology all from the comfort of their living room.
Viewers interested in fashion and home trends, advice on selecting the perfect wine, beauty tips or recipes, will be able to switch straight to the M&S Smart TV App on the biggest and brightest screen in the house.
Guy Kinnell, Marketing Director for TV, Samsung UK comments:  “The development of the M&S Smart TV App highlights the popularity of Smart TV as the most immersive and interactive format for consumers.

Posted in: TV & Home Cinema