Archive for 2012

By March 20, 2012 Read More →

Apple sell Three million new iPads in its first week


Apple have announced it has sold three million of its incredible new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video, and still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life while remaining amazingly thin and light. iPad Wi-Fi + 4G supports ultrafast 4G LTE networks in the US and Canada, and fast networks around the world including those based on HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA.**

“The new iPad is a blockbuster with three million sold?the strongest iPad launch yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers are loving the incredible new features of iPad, including the stunning Retina display, and we can’t wait to get it into the hands of even more customers around the world this Friday.”

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By March 20, 2012 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy SIII image leaked

sgsiii-maybeA friend of a Samsung employee has posted a possible image of the proposed Samsung Galaxy SIII. They have also provided a few details about the phone. Believe it or not, this is still a few rumour. 
It has a 4.7 inch screen that nearly takes up the whole phone, but some bezel space was needed for the camera, speakers, microphone and so cases would fit on it. He said it WILL be HD and have a ceramic “micro arc oxidation” back. The screen is Super Amoled Plus with HD. The camera is a 12 megapixel with flash, 2gb of ram and it is exactly 8 millimetres thick. No bump this time around, just “smooth”. 2250 mAh battery, but no wireless charging.

Looks too good to be true. If it is then there will be a few happy people out there.

Posted by: Gareth

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By March 19, 2012 Read More →

Sony brand launches in smartphone market with global advertising campaign


This week sees the launch of a global advertising campaign to introduce consumers to the first Xperia smartphones from Sony. The expansive brand advertising campaign from Sony Mobile Communications marks Sony’s return to the smartphone market and emphasizes Sony’s connected entertainment experiences brought to life by Xperia smartphones. 

The campaign – ‘Made of Imagination’ – kicks off on Saturday night with a 60-second commercial, directed by Academy Award® nominee, Wes Anderson. This is the first phase of the Made of Imagination campaign, which will be deployed across TV, print, digital, out-of-home and retail, and will roll out over the course of 2012.

Steve Walker, chief marketing officer at Sony Mobile Communications said, “Xperia smartphones are a cornerstone of Sony’s entertainment experience and we wanted to create a campaign that is true to Sony, one that is unique, memorable and sparks consumers’ curiosity and imagination. The Made of Imagination campaign demonstrates that Xperia smartphones are made of more than microprocessors and memory chips – they are designed to let consumers use their creativity and imagination to drive connected experiences that interest and excite them.”

You can find out more and see a teaser video below:

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By March 19, 2012 Read More →

Talk Talk Announce Superfast Broadband On BT Network

Are you ready to say ‘yes’ to much faster broadband speeds? At Talk Talk’s price you might soon be. You could enjoy video conferencing and other data-heavy activities at a much cheaper price thanks to the best broadband deals. Talk Talk are planning to use BT’s existing 40 Mbps network to offer a much faster 80 Mbps service. Those interested in receiving the new FTTC (‘fibre to the cabinet’ ). The new service will come at a cost of £15 extra per month.

Fibre To The Cabinet can still work on the same connections as the majority of older ADSL lines, however, because it runs on fibre for a longer length of its journey to your home router, it’s much much faster than the older broadband connections.

BT Openreach are happy to “almost double” the download and upload speeds on offer. BT’s upgraded ‘fibre footprint’ is expected to benefit the homes and businesses within the area. The service will also include a boosted 20 Mbps upload speed.

This is perhaps the start of a new trend amongst broadband providers for 80 Mbps packages. Some in the industry have described the new pricing plan as “disruptive” as very fast broadband is generally perceived to be available only at a much higher price point. It seems as if Talk Talk are trying to come out with a game-changer.

The government is supporting local councils in upgrading the whole of the UK’s broadband infrastructure throughout 2012-2013. The extra millions of pounds of funding are hoped to bring the UK’s broadband up to speed with the high speeds commonly found in mainland European countries. You should be able to check if you’re in an FTTC enabled area on the company’s website. The new package doesn’t begin to roll out until April but you can register your interest starting now.


Posted by: Matt

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By March 19, 2012 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy S II and Note achieve product carbon footprint certification

Samsung LogoSamsung Electronics UK today announced it has received carbon footprint certification for two of its hero Android devices, the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Note. The Carbon Trust has certified the carbon footprints of both products having verified that they successfully met the requirements of PAS 2050, a global standard for product carbon footprinting.

The data for the certification was generated using Footprint Expert 3.3 software which accurately calculated the carbon footprint of the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II. Footprint ExpertT 3.3 tool is able to efficiently produce robust and certifiable product carbon footprint assessments in accordance with PAS 2050. Carbon Trust Certification verified the carbon footprints of both devices, with the scope of the certification encompassing the whole lifecycle of each product, in conformity with PAS 2050.

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By March 18, 2012 Read More →

Third-generation Apple TV unboxing video

step1-appletv-hero Apple’s big March announcement was very much dominated by all things iPad but there was a short section of the presentation dedicated to a tiny little black-box product called the Apple TV. At the event we were introduced to the third-generation of the Apple TV which, from the outside, looks just like the 2nd gen predecessor.

However, there are a lot of changes inside that little box the result of which is the ability to playback full HD footage, 1080P at up to 60Hz.

The redesigned user interface also makes and appearance here and this not only makes third-party add-ons easier to use but also gives the interface a more modern feel and aligns it with what we see on iOS devices.

Here’s a quick unboxing video of this little wonder.


Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By March 17, 2012 Read More →

New iPad (3rd gen) unboxing video


Yesterday my new 3rd generation iPad (aka iPad 3) turned up via UPS. Of course the first thing I did with my new iPad is record an unboxing video for you all to look at!

In the video below you can see a quick tour around the hardware, a look at the smart covers and a quick look at the new retina display.

I have to say that the new retina display is absolutely awesome! Everything is so much clearer, fonts are sharper and the colour gamut seems to be wider. I am surprised though that, despite twice the resolution of the iPad 2 (2048 x 1536 pixels) everything is drawn on screen at the same size so rather than visit a web page and get twice the amount on the screen you see the same page and layout, just smoother!

Check out the video below:


Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By March 16, 2012 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus goes on sale


Following the global announcement in the New Year, Samsung has today revealed that the Galaxy Ace Plus, an enhanced and higher-specced version of the Galaxy Ace, will be available in the UK from this Saturday 17th March.

Simon Stanford, Vice President, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division said: “We’ve had a positive response to the Galaxy Ace Plus since announcing it earlier this year and are looking forward to offering fans of the much loved Galaxy Ace an alternative device. As with all smartphones in our Galaxy range, the Galaxy Ace Plus is stylishly designed and packed full of features making it a great mid-range phone for our customers.”

Thanks to its impressive 1GHz processor, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps connectivity and WiFi 802.11 functionality, the Galaxy Ace Plus allows quick and easy web browsing, downloading of content and streaming of videos. Owners of the device benefit from up to 2GB of storage for multimedia content and 1GB of direct storage for applications – more than any mid-range smartphone currently available.

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By March 16, 2012 Read More →

New iPad on sale today


Unless you have been living in a cave you cant fail to have noticed that the New iPad does indeed go on sale today. Those that pre-ordered for delivery should start receiving theirs anytime now while those queuing outside Apple stores world-wide will have a few more hours to wait.

So any of you guys out there waiting for yours? Thoughts?

Tracy and I are expecting a nice UPS delivery (subject to them being bothered to show up) later today and I shall, of course, have a unboxing video for you all to enjoy as soon as I get it.


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Editorial
By March 16, 2012 Read More →

PDair leather case for BlackBerry PlayBook – Unboxing Video


With PlayBook sales on the up since the updated software was released you may well want to consider protecting your device (unlike me who managed to chip a corner out of mine!) kindly sent us the PDair leather case for the BlackBerry PlayBook to have a look at. As well as looking and feeling good this product also has a kick stand which is perfect for setting your PlayBook on a flat surface to watch videos etc. also have a wide range of mobile accessories, iPad cases and BlackBerry cases so why not head on over and see what they have to offer?

You can see the unboxing video below:


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