Archive for April 11th, 2012

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BlackBerry of the future?


We have seen a few BlackBerry 10 concept designs but none until now with a hardware keyboard. This concept designed by DigitalHomeBoy is possibly the dream BlackBerry for many, including myself.

It is pretty much certain that the first QNX powered BlackBerry 10 device we will see will be touch screen only. This should be confirmed in the first week of May at BlackBerry Jam which is the developer conference taking place at BlackBerry World in Orlando. However, will Team BlackBerry be happy to ditch their beloved hardware keyboards for a touch screen slab? I’m not convinced so RIM had better take a good look at this concept and make it happen, or as close as they can anyway.

You can see more info on the concept device below. Would you consider a move to BlackBerry if you could have a smartphone like this? Please let us know.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard Review

BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard

The Mini Keyboard for the BlackBerry PlayBook is very much a luxury accessory and being pretty expensive maybe one that most PlayBook users wont pick up. It does however have some benefits that many users will love and come to cherish.

Being such a huge BlackBerry fan as I am, and also a PlayBook user, I was obviously pretty excited to get my hands on the Mini Keyboard. The question I initially was asking myself though was can I justify spending about £80 on an accessory when the on-screen keyboard on the BlackBerry PlayBook is wonderful to type on.

Only one way to find out and that’s to read on.

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Huawei Ascend G 300 hitting Vodafone on Friday

Huawei Accend

Looking for a low cost Android smartphone? You can pick up the new Huawei Ascend at the end of the week from Vodafone.

The Huawei Ascend G 300 offers an exciting and great value-for-money addition, with its large 4″ display to enhance the browsing, app and mobile entertainment experience.
Available exclusively at Vodafone for £100 PAYG when bought with a minimum £10 top-up (or free on £15.50, 24 month plans – including 100 minutes, 500 texts, and 250MB of mobile data), the Huawei Ascend G 300 presents a new standard of pay-as-you-go smartphone.
In addition to its 4″ screen – great for video playback – it also has a fast 1Ghz processor, longer battery life and fast Wi-Fi.
Running on Gingerbread (with an Ice Cream Sandwich update available later this summer), the Huawei Ascend G 300 also packs a 5 MP camera, 2.5GB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB with a removable memory card), and weighs just 130g. The chrome and white finish makes it a great looking phone too!

For further details please visit the Vodafone website:

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Your favorite BlackBerry apps are about to get BBM integration


Over on the BlackBerry Blog they are proud to announce that many of the most popular BlackBerry applications are getting BBM integration.

Updates for BBM, Facebook, Twitter, BBM Music, BlackBerry Travel and BlackBerry App World are due to roll out in the next ten days adding the new feature.

For those who are not aware, BBM connected applications integrate BBM functionality right into the app, so you can do things like invite BBM friends to experience your favorite apps, chat with BBM contacts from inside the BBM connected app, and share and discover new BlackBerry apps and content with friends – without ever leaving the app!

Great news for us on Team BlackBerry.  Head on over to the BlackBerry Blog for further details on new features.


Posted by: James

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Win a Skype HD Webcam and headset

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Those nice people at Skype have kindly agreed that we can give away three of their FREETALK Everyman packs. The packs contain a HD webcam, headset with microphone and all protected by a case.

As you know Skype is one of the leading IM and internet phone call clients, and with this headset and camera and you can take advantage of its video chat function too.

To enter, all you have to do is follow tracyandmatt on Twitter and retweet the following tweet: "RT @tracyandmatt: I want to Win a Skype HD Webcam and Headset – Find out how you can enter too:" 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 the end of the month when we will select the one lucky winner. Entries will be accepted from anywhere in the world.

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NFC powered Nokia Lumia 610 coming to Orange


The below video popped up today on Nokia’s YouTube channel. I’m not entirely sure it was meant to but it is done now. This new Lumia 610 variant will be the first Near Field Communication supported Windows Phone we will get here in the UK.

Contactless payment is far from mainstream but the NFC Lumia 610 will support both Visa and MasterCard payments in due course.

"Orange is committed to rolling out mobile NFC services in all its European territories and as part of this goal we’re very excited to be the first operator to launch the Lumia 610 NFC," said Yves Maitre, Senior VP Mobile Multimedia & Devices at Orange. "The Nokia Lumia smartphones have been very well received by Orange customers. We are now going one step further and adding an NFC-enabled handset to this popular range of devices, enabling people to use contactless services via a single tap. Nokia is a natural fit for us regarding NFC and, like Orange, has shown a very early commitment to the standard."

You can see the video below:

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Toshiba have an exciting new line of tablets

Excite13We have some news from Toshiba this morning. The company officially launched their new Excite line of Android Tablets. Toshiba has taken things to a new level with the Excite, by heavily stepping up the specs, reducing the size and weight, and adding a unique new size category, the monstrous 13-inch tablet! For reference, there are several specs that all of these tablets have in common. Here is a list of all the specs that they all have, prices are only listed in dollars and then below that we have each individual tab with their differences:

  • Fixed Back Covers with an Aluminium Surface and styling
  • Dual Cameras – 2MP for the front and 5MP for the back that can handle 1080p HD video
  • Tegra 3
  • 1GB DDR3 Ram
  • Gorilla Glass
  • Stereo Speakers with SRS Surround
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich – Unskinned & Stock from Google
  • BioManager Utility to improve battery life
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