Archive for September, 2012

By September 16, 2012 Read More →

Huawei E355 3G+ WiFi Modem & Router unboxing video

huawei-e355-3g-hspa wifi-usb-internet-modem-unlocked Huawei have a great track record when it comes to 3G dongles and WiFi devices. This latest E355 model is among the smallest on the market.

The Huawei E355 is a 3G dongle plus Wi-Fi modem and router, giving you your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot. Just pop a SIM card into the E355 and connect it to a USB power source and your away. Up to five devices can connect to it simultaneously and there is no connection manager or complex start up procedure. This means you don’t need a PC or laptop to use it, just slot it into a USB power adapter to plug it into a wall socket for when you’re at home or in the office. You can even attach a microSD card (up to 32GB) into the E355 to use it as a USB stick. It’s very portable too, shorter than a packet of sweets (9cm) and weighs 40g.

Check out the quick unbox below to see what it looks like and if you want to pick one up, head over to eXpansys, they’re on offer at just £69.99 at the moment!

 

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By September 14, 2012 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 184: Apple My Hero

Web bannerGareth and James talk iPhone 5 and Blackberry 10. The lauch of the iPhone 5 has brought with it both over and underwhelming additions to Apple’s premiere platform. James also shares as much has he can about the Blackberry 10 operating system due to rock the new year!

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By September 13, 2012 Read More →

iPhone 5 specs and design

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Unless you were asleep yesterday you will be aware that Apple announced the iPhone 5. If you are planning to get one, and i’m sure one or two of you may here’s the run down of the full specs.

On a personal note – I wasn’t particually excited with the resuluts. Yes, it is bigger but it is still an iPhone. I shall be holding off getting one in anticipation for BlackBerry 10 in Q1 2013. Matt will get the iPhone though so expect his full review in the coming weeks.

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Posted in: News
By September 13, 2012 Read More →

The 22-inch Viewsonic Android Tablet

ViewSonic-VSD220We have mentioned on the podcast before the oddity of a 22-inch Viewsonic Android Tablet. Obviously, the idea of a giant Android tablet was both ridiculously cool and ridiculously impractical. As it turns out, the concept device didn’t actually end up as a tablet. ViewSonic wizened up and ditched the internal battery of the device. Now it is simply the ViewSonic 22-inch Android VSD220 Smart Display, and will be hitting US retail stores in October at a price of $399.99.

This thing is basically just an Android powered monitor, which really takes on a whole different dimension if you think about it. Some future evolution of this beast could basically replace the desktop computer completely. In fact, for some users, this specific device itself could do that already. Here’s a spec/feature breakdown followed by a press release:

  • 1,920 x 1080 full HD screen that is touch-enabled
  • Dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP 4428 processor
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • A micro HDMI port
  • Three USB ports
  • A microSD card slot
  • Ethernet
  • A 1.2MP webcam with integrated microphone
Posted in: Desktop Computing
By September 13, 2012 Read More →

HTC One X going cheap at Expansys

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Looking for a top end Android smartphone? Expansys may have the answer. They are currently selling the HTC One X for only £399.99 sim free with free shipping, which is quite a bit cheaper than some other sources. The device is the EU variant but comes with a UK power adaptor.

If you missed our hands on video and testing you can catch up here.

The One X is in stock right now so why not grab yourself a bargain.

 

Posted by: James

Posted in: Phones
By September 12, 2012 Read More →

EE 4G LTE Speed Test

Yesterday saw the launch of EE’s 4G LTE roll out and at the press event in London I got to go hands on with a few of the 4G supported handsets. Just in case you were wondering how fast LTE can be watch this video. Pretty awesome!

4G LTE from EE

 

 

Posted by: James

Posted in: News
By September 11, 2012 Read More →

Fighting fire with fire Samsung Vs Apple

apple-vs-samsung1According to a late breaking story from last night, Samsung isn’t messing around with their counter-attack on Apple. Insider sources are claiming, Samsung will sue Apple for violating its LTE patents with the iPhone 5 just as the phone is announced tomorrow. Here’s the quote,

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"It’s true that Samsung Electronics has decided to take immediate legal action against the Cupertino-based Apple. Countries in Europe and even the United States ? Apple’s home-turf ? are our primary targets,” said an industry source.

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By September 11, 2012 Read More →

4G and Fiber Broadband from EE

 

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Posted by: James

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Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By September 11, 2012 Read More →

Everything Everywhere re-brands as EE – 4G LTE incoming!

ee-logo-smallEverything Everywhere today announced the launch of EE – the UK’s most advanced digital communications company.
EE will become the new name of the Everything Everywhere business and its network.EE will also be launched as a new superfast customer brand in the coming weeks. It is a brand born in the digital age, designed to serve both consumers and businesses, offering the UK’s only 4G mobile service and complemented by fixed-line fibre broadband.
The new EE brand will stand alongside Orange and T-Mobile. Together they will provide mobile services to 27 million people, now served by the UK’s biggest and best network.

We will have some speed test videos to bring you later – and they are fast!

Olaf Swantee, CEO of EE said: “Today we launch a new company, a new network and a new brand for Britain.
“Our plans to revolutionise the UK communications market with a faster network and an exciting new brand for the digital age are built on solid investment and a simple belief that customers deserve better.
“We look forward to connecting the country with superfast mobile speeds in the coming weeks, months and years.
“And it starts today, with the announcement of our new business, our new brand and a new digital infrastructure that our company, our customers and the country can be proud of.”

Posted in: Press Releases
By September 10, 2012 Read More →

Will Everything Everywhere announce a date for the LTE roll out tomorrow?

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I’m off to a meeting tomorrow morning to hook up with some of the Everything Everywhere team. The question is what will they tell us. Chances are it will be regarding the 4G LTE roll out but with the iPhone 5 launching very soon could the network be up and running in time for the new iPhone. If so I suspect it would give iPhone sales a little boost not to mention the fact that Orange and T-Mobile will pick up a load of new customers.

So tune back in tomorrow when hopefully we will be allowed to let you know the latest news.

 

Posted by: James

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