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By January 13, 2012 Read More →

Black Sony Xperia S available to pre order from Clove

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The guys at Clove have just given us a shout to let us know that the Black version of the Sony Xperia S is ready for pre order. Stock is due the week commencing March 5th and the device will be priced at £467.99 sim free. The white variant will initially be an exclusive to Phones 4U.

Click here to register your interest at Clove. The also have a selection of Smart accessories for the device.

Features of Sony Xperia S
  • 4.3" Reality Display with HD Resolution (1280 x 720)
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread (4.0 ICS Upgrade Q2 2012)
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor & 1GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • 12MP Camera with Sony Exmore R
  • NFC for use with Xperia Smart Tags
  • DLNA, Wi-FI, Bluetooth and HDMI connectivity
  • Compatible with Smart Watch and Smart Wireless Headset
  • GPS GLONASS for navigation

 

Posted by: James

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By January 13, 2012 Read More →

New Mediapad from Huawei

threes-mediapadsAccording to their press release, Huawei is sticking to a fast Android OS upgrade special for their MediaPad Android tablets. They indicate that starting toward the end of the first quarter all new MediaPads will come pre-loaded with Ice Cream Sandwich, and all older ones will receive the ICS update not long after that, still during the first quarter. They also added that their new line of MediaPad tablets will add shadow black, classic brown, and passion pink to their current colour scheme. Here’s the full press release below:

 

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By January 12, 2012 Read More →

A Gaming tablet for the extremists

ScreenClipRazer have shown off a concept at CES that will easily excite a few PC gaming fanatics out there. Call Project Fiona, this is the first gaming tablet. Despite the fact that Project Fiona is a concept, Razer does plan to release the product. Reports suggest that it is targeting a Q4 2012 launch, priced under $1,000 (£650). Razer said that other gaming tablets are suitable for casual titles, but the limited navigation and control capabilities make them "impossible for hardcore PC gaming".

"Adapted from a full featured PC gamepad, Project Fiona’s integrated dual controllers coupled with its advanced multi-touch screen are designed to make complex game navigation ergonomic and intuitive without compromising on the portability of the tablet," said the firm on its website.

"You’ll be able to carry out headshots and command troops in-game with ease. This first-of-its-kind PC gaming tablet with integrated dual controllers is definitely not for playing casual games about unhappy birds or zombie-killing flora."

Check out the videos below:

Posted in: Tablets
By January 12, 2012 Read More →

Cut The Rope HD available for BlackBerry PlayBook – Video

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This game has been huge on the iPhone (it even won a BAFTA!) and we are now lucky enough to get it for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Cut The Rope is one of those addictive games that sucks you in, a bit like Angry Birds. This one requires a little more mental agility though. Maybe that is why I am not very good at it!

The little monster Om Nom is hungry and the only thing standing between him and a full belly is you – that is your help cutting the ropes that hold the candy he wants.

If you own the BlackBerry PlayBook then I think this app is a must. Perfect for those commutes to work or playing in bed. I must warn you though that a quick game may turn out to be not so quick!

You can see a brief demo video below.

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By January 12, 2012 Read More →

QNX Porsche concept car at CES

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Us tech geeks all know that QNX is what powers the BlackBerry PlayBook and that QNX itself is already used in many industries, including the motor trade.

Jacob from The Verge has been playing around in the QNX Porsche that is being shown off at CES in Las Vegas this week and it really goes to show the power, and advancements in technology that high end cars are going to be using in the future.

Essentially the Porsche concept car has a BlackBerry PlayBook mounted in its dashboard. However, it is not the ordinary PlayBook OS on board. Porsche have tweaked it to do some amazing things and many functions in conjunction with a BlackBerry Smartphone.

You can see the video below. It is awesome!

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By January 12, 2012 Read More →

Samsung adds Netflix to its Smart TV Apps store

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Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd, the UK’s number one TV brand with the most awarded TV range, today announces Netflix, the global internet subscription service for films and TV programmes, as the latest partner for its Smart TV App store, Samsung Apps.  People who log on to the Netflix website (www.netflix.com) today can start a free, one month trial of Netflix to instantly watch unlimited films and TV programmes streamed over the Internet to their Samsung Smart TV, PC or mobile devices.

The Netflix App, which is currently available on Samsung’s D7000 and D8000 Smart TV series (and in the coming months on 2012 Smart TV and Blu-ray players), will give viewers instant and unlimited access to tens of thousands of great films and TV programmes including recent big screen hits like The Expendables, popular US series such as 24 and 90210, previous full seasons of UK favourites including The Only Way is Essex, Top Gear and The Inbetweeners plus a wide-range of documentaries, art house films and film classics ranging from The Princess Bride to The 39 Steps.

More films and TV programmes will be added regularly, where Samsung Smart TV users can instantly select and play films and TV programmes for the monthly price of just £5.99 without any contracts or commitments.

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By January 12, 2012 Read More →

HTC Explorer unboxing video

HTC Explorer The HTC Explorer is the newest Android smartphone from HTC. HTC state that the Explorer is their most affordable smartphone coming in at the £150 mark it’s currently their least expensive (current) model.

The explorer is certainly small, a few millimetres shorter than the Wildfire and a little thinner than the Wildfire S whilst retaining the same 3.2″ HVGA screen size. Not surprisingly, the HTC Explorer doesn’t have the same aluminium construction as its more expensive counterparts, but instead has a rubberised back and edges that looks like an additional case around it.

There is a price to pay for the reduced cost of the HTC Explorer, the CPU is a somewhat limited 600MHz and available storage is just 90MB so you’ll be reaching for a MicroSD card pretty quickly. That said, as you can see in the benchmark in the video below, the Explorer seems to run at a reasonable pace and benefits from HTC Sense 3.5

Full review coming soon but for now here’s the unboxing and demo video.

 

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By January 11, 2012 Read More →

Asus reveals Tranformer Prime TF700T

Tranformer-Prime-tf700t-mockupAsus certainly isn’t slowing down with their Android tablets. Not only have they been hard at work to bring ICS to their line-up, they are also going to be adding more to their line-up. They just revealed at CES that they will offer a higher-end version of the new Transformer Prime, called the Tranformer Prime TF700T. (The illustration picture is simply the regular Transformer Prime since Asus has not provide any different pics for this new version.) Many of the specs are similar, but their are some notable exceptions detailed below:

  • A higher resolution (1920×1200) display
  • An improved front facing camera (2MP)
  • A new back panel design
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By January 11, 2012 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 151: The case of the Playbook update

Web bannerGareth and Tracy share in James’ excitement as he reveals the details of the latest update for the Blackberry Playbook OS. A new tablet from Orange raised some concerns and ZTE’s first Windows Phone 7 phone makes it’s debut.

Posted in: Podcast
By January 10, 2012 Read More →

Sony Xperia S – Video

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We told you earlier today about the new Xperia S that Sony had announced. They now have a short promo video on their YouTube channel which I thought was worth sharing with you as the device looks a right ‘Bobby Dazzler!’ For non UK residents click here if confused!

  • 4.3 inch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • HD resolution screen (1280 × 720)
  • Front (720p) and back (1080p) cameras for HD recording
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 32GB flash storage
  • 12MP back camera
  • Sony Exmor RT for mobile
  • Fastest Capture to take shots in just 1.5 seconds directly from standby mode
  • NFC (Near Field Communications) enabled to access growing range of NFC applications and services as well as Xperia SmartTags
  • With HD sharing through DLNA, HDMI and using BRAVIA Sync for controlling your Xperia S with your TV remote control when connected to the TV

You can see the video below:

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings