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By December 12, 2012 Read More →

HTC become the exclusive phone partner for the UEFA champions league and UEFA Europa League

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HTC are stepping up their marketing in a big way starting next year. They today announced a three-year agreement that will see it become the Official Global Phone Supplier partner of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

Kicking off in January 2013, the partnership places HTC at the centre of two of the world’s most elite football competitions and will enable it to deliver new and innovative ways for fans around the world to get closer to the action. Whether in the stadium watching the game, or viewing content on a HTC device, fans will be there to share every moment.

“Football elicits so much passion around the world and we are excited to partner with one of the leading sporting brands in the world,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “We’ll be working closely with UEFA to offer football experiences to all fans in addition to providing a richer overall mobile experience.”

Gianni Infantino, UEFA General Secretary said: “I am pleased to welcome HTC to the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League family. Through this partnership UEFA and HTC will promote European club football to a worldwide audience and bring new opportunities for our fans to engage with the competitions. We value the support and commitment of HTC and anticipate their involvement with these competitions will increase the profile of their brand on a global scale”

This partnership combines HTC’s tradition of working with global leaders in the world of music, imaging, design and sport with the interests and cultural passion points of consumers around the world.

As part of the partnership with the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, HTC will also be the Official Global Smartphone Supplier Partner of the UEFA Super Cup Final in 2013 and 2014, and the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

 

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By December 12, 2012 Read More →

Hands on with the Peli U100 Urban Elite Laptop Backpack

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This isn’t the normal type of product that turns up with us for review but when it was offered I jumped at the chance as it looked so awesome.

The Peli U100 Urban Elite Laptop Backpack is not a cheap option but if you are in the market for a premium product then this thing will knock your socks off. As well as having numerous pockets and compartments, which are all waterproof and dustproof there is also a built in rigid case in the center of the backpack for your laptop which is not only watertight but also crushproof! The case compartment will store up to a 15 inch laptop or a 17 inch MacBook.

The Peli U100 wont be for everyone but if you commute regularly or travel overseas on business this could be a great option for you.

You can check out the video below along with the full specs of the product.

 

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By December 12, 2012 Read More →

Virgin increases the number of London Underground stations with WiFi

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Virgin has recently added a further 20 tube stations to its list of WiFi supported locations with plans to increase to 120 by early next year.

The new stations will coincide with a new pre-pay option. Daily passes are expected to cost £2, weekly passes £5 and monthly passes £15. Virgin signed a deal with Vodafone and EE last month so these charges will be waivered if on either network.

Virgin Media executive director of broadband Jon James said: “WiFi on London Underground has been an incredible success and we’ve rolled out the service to reach even more stations throughout London.

“Our wholesale agreement with EE and Vodafone will keep the majority of Tube users connected for no extra cost and every Londoner and visitor can choose from affordable prepay options with free, up-to-the-minute travel, news and entertainment for everyone.”

Source: mobilenewscwp

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By December 12, 2012 Read More →

HTC One SV coming to the UK

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Announced last month it seems that the HTC One SV will be making an appearance in the UK around the New Year. The mid range LTE Android device is expected in stock at unlocked-mobiles.com ,SIM free, on January 2nd. Priced at £329.98 the device seems to be a reasonable price for what you get.

HTC One SV Specifications

System: GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G/HSPA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

4G/LTE: 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

Battery: 1800 mAh

Dimensions: 128 x 66.9 x 9.2 mm

Display: 4.3 inch Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen – 16 Million colours – Gorilla Glass 2

Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

Memory: 8 GB with 1GB RAM – up to 32 GB with MicroSD

Camera: 5 Megapixel, dial LED Flash, autofocus, video, 1080p – 30fps

Connectivity: Hotspots, Wi-Fi 802.11, Hotspots, Micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE, NFC, DNLA

Platform: Android Ice Cream Sandwich v4.04

You can pre-order the HTC One SV here.

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By December 11, 2012 Read More →

New SkyDrive app for xbox 360

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Today, Microsoft announces a new SkyDrive app for Xbox 360 allowing users to access their content in a few clicks whether using the web, PC, phone, or now, even a TV. The app will be going live later today and users can expect to see it on their Xbox very soon.

The entirely new SkyDrive experience for Xbox 360 spotlights your photos and videos. The app connects the cloud to a user’s Xbox and TV: every photo, video, movie, and other file that’s in SkyDrive from Windows or the web will be available on the user’s Xbox-connected TV. Windows Phone is also now connected to Xbox and every photo can be available on their TV automatically.

Starting today, we’re bringing even more value to SkyDrive and Xbox customers with a new SkyDrive app for Xbox 360. This means your favorite content is now only one click away, whether you are using the web, your PC, your phone, or now, even your big screen TV.

Dan Somrack, one of our newest Program Managers, authored this post. Dan just joined us from Cornell University earlier this year and he drove the final release details of this project.

The app will be going live later today. You can expect to see it on your Xbox after 10AM PST.

– Mike Torres, Group Program Manager, SkyDrive apps

More info can be found on the Windows Blog.

 

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By December 11, 2012 Read More →

Acer Z110 Duo – Dual SIM only £89.99 at Expansys

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If you are after a dual SIM Android device or maybe looking for a Christmas present that won’t break the bank you may want to consider the Acer Z110 Duo.

While it isn’t cutting edge it does offer great value for money and there aren’t many dual SIM devices out there for Android lovers.

The easy-to-use Liquid Z Series maximizes smartphone fun and affordability. Enjoy your pictures in stunning high resolution on the large display. Music-savvy features jazz up your go-anywhere tunes. Text and game easily, and store what you want. Advanced camera features accentuate great moments with friends and family.

The 3.5" display is awesome to behold and the 1 GHz CPU accelerates web browsing and gameplay. Messaging is clear, photography lustrous. Sized for breezy viewing and typing, this easygoing smartphone fits perfectly in your hand. You can even write single-handed texts or emails with Swype.

Order the Acer Z110 Duo in either black or white here.

 

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By December 11, 2012 Read More →

Mobile Fun to expand to 12 additional countries

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We have reviewed one or two accessories from MobileFun.co.uk in the last few years and it is great to see them expanding. The company have said that they intend to start selling in a further 12 countries by the end of this financial year. They have already this year started trading in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland and Switzerland, so in so called recession it’s great that the mobile accessory specialist is doing so well.

Mobile Fun group e-commerce Manager Alex Ashman said: “Following the success of new European websites over the past year, we analysed ecommerce and mobile device penetration to select the new territories.

“The global market is a major growth driver for Mobile Fun, with international sales accounting for over 30 per cent of our total orders. Although our expansion is a bold move for us, we are confident that our new websites will reinforce the fast growth we have enjoyed internationally so far.”

Source:mobilenewscwp

 

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By December 11, 2012 Read More →

Twitter photo filters for iOS and Android

 

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By December 10, 2012 Read More →

How to use BBM Voice

 

BBM Voice Chat

 

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By December 10, 2012 Read More →

BBM 7 now available to download – complete with Voice Chat

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BBM7 came out of beta today and although it brings a few new things to the BlackBerry table, such as some new emoticons it is BBM Voice Chat that is the real big feature.

Voice Chat works over WiFi and allows you to talk to your BBM buddies wherever they are in the world at no charge. I’ve been using it for some weeks now and it works like a dream.

Whist on a voice chat you are still free to do other tasks on your BlackBerry due to multitasking. Where it comes in handy though is you can seamlessly send text and picture messages to the contact while still on the voice call.

It isn’t quite Skype but it the next best thing if you ask me. Another fine feature from RIM keeping us BlackBerry addicts happy.

You can check out a demo video blow:

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