Archive for February, 2012

By February 13, 2012 Read More →

Quick Review: GPSpeedOMeter for BlackBerry

I’m a sucker for having a speedometer on whatever device I am using. I have one on my iPhone, Android and even my BlackBerry PlayBook that is dash mounted in the car. Just the other day I realized I didn’t have one on my BlackBerry Smartphone and that just wouldn’t do. What if i needed one in an emergency (snigger).

So I stumbled upon GPSpeedOMeter which has a free version as well as the paid. Free is good with me so I gave it a try and I have to say it is absolutely awesome!

There are many GPS speedometer apps to choose from on every platform. What I liked out this one was the fact that is is way more than just a speedo. There are other cool features that lie beneath the surface.

Read on to see what they are and I bet you go try it for yourself.

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By February 13, 2012 Read More →

ZTE Tania–Price drop just £199

ZTE Tanis

It might not have even started shipping yet, but the price of the ZTE Tania has just been reduced, at Clove by £50, in preparation for the first stock due in next week, commencing 20th Feb.

Now just £199 inclusive of VAT the Tania is without doubt one of the best bargains on the market at the moment.

Key features of the Tania include:

  • Windows Phone 7.5
  • 1GHz processor
  • 4.3 inch display
  • 5 megapixel camera with auto focus & flash
  • 4GB Internal Memory
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n
  • 3G/HSPA

For more information or to order this exceptionally priced handset just CLICK HERE.


Posted by: James

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By February 12, 2012 Read More →

BlackBerry 9700/9780 Case Giveaway


Time for us to give more stuff away! This time we have a couple of cases for the BlackBerry 9700/9780 up for grabs. Thanks to the nice guys over at Clove technology we’ve got TWO Venom cases, these really are top-notch!

Have a little look at the video below to see what the cases are like and then tweet as per the instruction in order to be in with a chance to win. Simples.

Entering is easy. All you have to do is follow tracyandmatt on Twitter and retweet the following tweet: "RT Hey @tracyandmatt please can I win a case for my BlackBerry? Find out more:" You can also click the retweet link below to save you copying and pasting the phrase. Your twitter name will be entered in to the draw. You’ll have to keep following us as we’ll notify winners via DM.


The competition will run until Friday 17th Feb when we will select the one lucky winner. Entries will only be accepted from UK residents due to postage and insurance.


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By February 11, 2012 Read More →

Take business payments with your BlackBerry and eMerit – Video

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See how small businesses can easily use a BlackBerry Smartphone to take chip & pin credit and debit card payments from customers. The solution is simple, secure, easy to use and highly cost effective. The eMerit app will soon be coming to BlackBerry Smartphones and combined with a pin pad the transaction takes just a few seconds.

Fully certified, compliant, and offering more security features than ever before, businesses are allowed true peace of mind with eMerit.

You can see the full features and benefits in the video below:

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By February 10, 2012 Read More →

The Vodafone 155: A phone for the old, complete with SOS options!


The new Vodafone 155 mobile phone is designed with senior mobile users in mind, to make dialling numbers, listening to calls and writing and reading text messages as accessible as possible – and all for just £25 on Pay As You Go price plans. 
With an emergency ‘SOS’ feature, the Vodafone 155 also helps to provide peace of mind for users as well friends and family concerned about their wellbeing. When the ‘SOS’ button on the back is held down for a set number of seconds, the phone emits a loud alert sound, sends out a ‘help’ text message to four designated SOS contacts, and will then automatically try to ring them via hands free.
A large uncluttered display and big buttons makes keying in numbers easy and features such as hearing aid compatibility, high volume ringtones and noise cancellation technology make it ideal for the hard of hearing.
Reliability and practicality are crucial, so the Vodafone 155 has an extraordinary standby time of at least twenty nine days, and a talk time of up to 600 minutes – making it easy to stay in touch should there ever be an emergency. The phone also includes a desktop charger and loudspeaker.
Customers can pick up the Vodafone 155 in store now, where the staff can also help to transfer the contacts and content from their previous phone to their new handset using Vodafone RED Box.

For prices and more information please visit the Vodafone online shop.


Posted by: James

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By February 10, 2012 Read More →

T-Mobile confirms no 1Mb/S data restriction on ‘The Full Monty’ plan


“Our groundbreaking Full Monty plan allows for full enjoyment of data services on the latest smartphones, such as social networking, browsing, music downloading and video streaming.

We continually look at our customers’ data needs and requirements to ensure we’re able to provide a great network experience for everyone.

We can confirm that we do not have a 1Mb/S maximum data download speed in place for The Full Monty plan – nor for any of our other pay monthly or pay as you go price plans – and we are confident that our average data speeds are as good, if not better, than anyone else in the industry.

T-Mobile joined forces with Orange in 2010 giving customers free access to each other’s signal and coverage. Further to this, thanks to the ‘big 3G switch on’ last year, we now offer our customers the UK’s widest 3G coverage. We are constantly developing our network, and recently announced we’re investing a further £1.5billion in network improvements over the next three years.

We apologise for any confusion caused by this matter.”

Posted by: James

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By February 10, 2012 Read More →

New BBM Music Offer Means Free Music for You


The BBM Music team has been very busy over the last few months launching  BBM-connected social music service in eight different countries around the world. RIM are excited that BBM Music is now available for download in Canada, the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Australia – with more regions still to come, so stay tuned! If you haven’t yet tried BBM Music, RIM are even more excited to let you know that in the month of February 2012, you can download BBM Music FREE for up to 4 months in Canada or the US, or FREE for up to 6 months in the UK, Spain & Italy.

Along with the free trials, RIM have added some new features to BBM Music v1.1.

You can see the features below:

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By February 10, 2012 Read More →



Phones 4u is today announcing the national rollout of JUMP (‘Just Upgrade My Phone’) – a new type of contract which enables consumers to upgrade their mobile phone, from a selection of the latest smartphones on the market, as often as every 6 months.

Differing from other flexible offerings on the market, JUMP doesn’t require any upfront fees at the point of upgrade and customers own rather than lease the handset. For the added flexibility of being able to upgrade as often as every six months, customers will only need to initially pay an average added monthly cost of £2.99 – £3.99, dependent on the original JUMP contract chosen.

JUMP has been successfully trialled since May 2011 in 100 stores. The national rollout begins today and the offering is expected to be available in all of Phones 4u’s 586+ stores, via Phones 4u online and via Phones 4u telesales by May 2012. We will also be supporting JUMP as part of a wider multi-million pound ATL Phones 4u campaign this year.

Alistair Firth, Director of Customer Development at Phones 4u said: “Technology is moving fast and innovative handsets are launching all the time on the market but to date there’s been a disconnect between the frequency of smartphone releases and the length of mobile phone contracts on offer.We want to give our customers the freedom to own the very latest smartphones like the iPhone 4S without having to wait 18-24 months for an upgrade. The idea for JUMP was born out of research we conducted that revealed people were frustrated by the inability to upgrade their handsets sooner”.


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By February 10, 2012 Read More →

OtterBox Defender case for BlackBerry PlayBook – Unboxing Video

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Finding the right BlackBerry PlayBook case can be daunting, so OtterBox made it easy for you.
Whether you’re a business professional, a gamer, a socialite or all of the above, you’ll love how the OtterBox Defender Series for BlackBerry PlayBook keeps your new tablet safe. The snap-on shield protects your touch screen display, and this multi-layer case is the perfect defense against heavy drops, bumps, shocks, scratches and dust.

You can order the OtterBox Defender for the BlackBerry PlayBook from Expansys.  Priced at £36.99 it is not the cheapest case but certainly the one to give you the most piece of mind. From previous OtterBox products I can say they have to give the best protection on the market.

You can see the unboxing video below:


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By February 9, 2012 Read More →

BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing now available in the UK

BB Conf

Today Research In Motion (RIM) announced the availability of BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing in the UK. The app simplifies joining and scheduling conference calls from BlackBerry smartphones, is another great example of how BlackBerry smartphones enhance communications and productivity. The app is now available for UK users to download at no cost, from BlackBerry App World.

The app converts audio conferencing details into a single “Join Now” button for you to quickly and easily join a conference call from a BlackBerry smartphone in a single click. It also makes it easy to schedule conference calls from a BlackBerry smartphone in an easy two-step process using the BlackBerry Calendar and your conference call profile, which you can easily set up in the app. Many of the leading audio conferencing systems are supported.

Key features:

  • One-Click Join – Before a conference call starts, a pop-up reminder displays a “Join Now” button that, with a single click, dials the conference bridge and enters the appropriate codes to connect the you to the conference.
  • Reconnect – If the call gets disconnected or you need to drop off, the app will present a “Reconnect” button, which dials you back into the call with one click.                      
  • Easy Conference Scheduling – You can schedule a conference call complete with conference bridge details directly from the BlackBerry Calendar in an easy two-step process.  To enable this capability, you can set your conference call profile once in the BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing app, including dial-in numbers and access codes, then simply adds the profile as part of the calendar invitation. (The moderator code is kept hidden from participants in the calendar invitation.)
  • Optimal Conference Call Number Selection – If multiple dial-in numbers are provided to accommodate participants in different regions, the application can automatically choose an optimal number to use, such as using the local number if you’re within the local calling area rather than a free-free number; or a free- free number if the dial-in number would otherwise be long distance. You can also select or modify a specific dial-in number manually.
  • BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing is now available to BlackBerry users in the UK and can be downloaded from the BlackBerry App World here:


Video Below:

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