Archive for January, 2013

By January 17, 2013 Read More →

Temple Run 2 now available to download for iOS

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If you use an iPhone chances are you have played, or been addicted to, the smash hit game Temple Run. The sequel was released last night and is now available to download from the App Store.

  • Beautiful new graphics
  • Gorgeous new organic environments
  • New obstacles
  • More powerups
  • More achievements
  • Special powers for each character
  • Bigger monkey!!!

 

Grab Temple Run 2 here (UK)

 

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By January 15, 2013 Read More →

Expansys to stock the white Motorola RAZR i on February 4th

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If you have been looking forward to picking up the Motorola RAZR i SIM free in white then you now don’t have long to wait. Expansys are expecting stock in on February 4th and the device will cost a reasonable £329.99.

  • Stunning edge-to-edge display -4.3" HD screen
  • High precision design and premium materials – Corning Gorilla Glass, splash proof screen
  • Speedy performance – Intel Inside chip (2GHz) power’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Google in your hand – Google Play, Maps & Navigation, Google+, YouTube, Voice Actions
  • Long battery life – efficient power management, 2,000 mAh battery (iPhone 5 has a 1,440mAh battery)

4.3 inches of gorgeous edge-to-edge, AMOLED HD screen means you can be absorbed into your media like never before on the Motorola Razr I. Constructed from high quality materials, it’s as amazing to hold as it is to look at. It has an air-craft grade aluminium frame, tough Corning Gorilla Glass to protect the display from knocks and a splash-proof layering. It’s very light (126g) and the 8.9mm thickness justifies the Razr name.

Intel power growls underneath the striking exterior. Despite it being a single core processor Intel has managed to defy possibilities by squeezing dual core power from its 2GHz chip. This breezes through the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system – Jelly Bean available in due course. In terms of connectivity and memory, the Razr I has 8GB of memory built in, this can be expanded though thanks to the 32GB memory card slot. NFC is built in too.

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By January 14, 2013 Read More →

4 Quick Tips for Navigating BlackBerry 10

 

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By January 14, 2013 Read More →

Huawei Ascend P1 Review

Huawei Ascend P1 I would say that by now a lot of you guys reading this review would have heard of Huawei as a smartphone manufacturer as we at tracyandmatt.co.uk have looked at and reviewed many devices in the past. So with that in mind I would also imagine that you will have heard whisperings of the Huawei Ascend P1, the company’s’ flagship smartphone? If you haven’t heard of this phone then you will have by the conclusion to this review. Huawei have certainly got some stiff competition from the likes of HTC, Samsung and now Apple with the recent announcement of the iPhone 5 (I shall reserve judgement).

So I bet you’re all wondering what is this phone all about? And also maybe how well it will stack up against the mountain of competition?

Well if you do indeed wish to find out the ins and outs then I recommend reading on… after you’ve watched Matt’s unboxing and hands on video first of course.

 

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By January 11, 2013 Read More →

Coming soon to Three – Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 620

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Today Three announces that the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 620 will be coming soon to the network.

Great for budding photographers, the Nokia Lumia 920 has PureView camera technology with a built-in Optical Image Stabilizer and Carl Zeiss optics that capture blur-free, crisp pictures every time even in low light. This sleek and durable phone also comes with free voice guided navigation with Nokia Drive* and additional SkyDrive storage for all your file storage needs.

The affordable and innovative Nokia Lumia 620 comes with LiveTiles which provide personalised updates direct to the homescreen and interchangeable covers so people can completely customise their smartphone. Both of these new Windows phones are preloaded with exclusive Nokia apps such as Cinemagraph for animating still images, Transport for travel advice and Citylens which combines the camera and viewfinder for a brilliant augmented reality experience.

Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three said, “It’s a great start to 2013 to announce these two new smartphones coming soon to Three. With thousands of apps available from the Windows Store and some clever new features, you’ll really get the most out of the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 620 and enjoy the mobile internet on Three”.

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By January 11, 2013 Read More →

Red Nokia Lumia 920 now in stock at Expansys

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If you like a colourful smartphone and want to go down the SIM free route you may want to consider the red Nokia Lumia 920 from Expansys. The popular LTE Windows Phone 8 handset is now available and can be yours for £574.99.

Featuring Windows Phone 8 OS and the latest advances in Nokia’s imaging, the 4.5-inch Lumia 920 will not only deliver an amazing OS experience, a beautiful PureMotion HD screen and dual-core power, but will also enable you to take spectacular photos in low light conditions, thanks to its ability to take in five times more light than other competing Smartphones.
With the Lumia’s 920 incredibly fast 8 MP camera you will be able to take clear, bright pictures and videos indoors at night without having to endure blurry or dark photos, so often found on other mobile devices.
And if you’re concerned as to how this amazing camera and beautiful screen will fare on the Lumia’s 920 battery life, there’s no need to worry as this flagship device packs on Nokia’s largest ever 2000 mAh battery with built-in wireless charging that ensures you get the very most out of your Smartphone on a daily basis.

Order here from Expansys.

 

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By January 10, 2013 Read More →

Grab a 4G EE data SIM from Expansys and get the first month free of charge

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Sounds rather generous doesn’t it? There isn’t a catch either. Just order either a nano or micro SIM card from Expansys before the 28th of February, use the code ‘FREE4G’ and test out EE’s 4G speeds free for a month.

If you feel like staying with the UK’s first LTE network you can do so for £15.99 which will get you 5GB worth of data on a 30 day rolling contract. Whilst the deal may be slightly more expensive than some 3G alternatives you must remember that the data speeds can get a lot faster than 3G. I suppose it all depends what you use your smartphone for most.

Features You’ll Love
  • 5GB of data for just £15.99 a month
  • Compatible with 3G and 4G enabled devices
  • 30 day rolling contract
  • free access to any of the 4.5 Million BT Wi-Fi hot spots across the UK

Order a nano or Micro 4G SIIM card here.

 

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By January 10, 2013 Read More →

BlackBerry 10 Hub: Managing all Your Conversations in a Single Place

With the official launch event for BlackBerry 10 just 20 days away RIM have released the below video where they give a brief demo of the BlackBerry Hub. As you will see, the Hub is more than just the traditional unified inbox that us BlackBerry users are used to using and for consumers that rely a lot on email, instant messaging and social networks the BlackBerry Hub looks to be the most efficient feature on any mobile OS for getting things done. Roll on the 30th.

BlackBerry Hub

 

 

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By January 9, 2013 Read More →

Xperia Z – Intelligent battery life management

 

Xperia Z

 

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By January 9, 2013 Read More →

The Phones 4U Christmas boom

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The retailing division of Phones 4u Finance plc, Phones 4u, one of the UK’s leading mobile phone retailers, today publishes a trading update for the month of December 2012. Total sales for the period were £121.6m, up 23.3% compared with December 2011, with like-for-like sales up 15.8%. For the full year total sales were up 20.7% with full-year like-for-like sales up 11.9%.  Online sales continue to grow strongly with revenue up 47.3% in December year-on-year and up 73.2% for the full year.

The strong growth is primarily driven by contract volumes which were up 34.8% year-on-year in December and up 26.8% for the full year.

Tim Whiting Group Chief Executive said:
“Phones 4u is focused on giving customers excellent choice and value, and we continue to trade well in challenging market conditions.  Our impressive Christmas numbers are reflective of consistently strong performance throughout 2012 as we continue to grow market share, especially amongst customers looking for the latest high-end smartphones purchased on contracts.

“It is the knowledge and experience of our 6,000 staff and their commitment to give outstanding service that has delivered these results.  At a time of continued economic uncertainty, it is more important than ever that we give our customers clear advice on the next generation of smartphones and technology.”

Nice to see business is so good in the mobile space.

 

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