Archive for February, 2013

By February 13, 2013 Read More →

Sony Xperia T review

Sony Xperia T review Sony, formerly known as Sony Ericsson, were already the parent company to Ericsson anyway so last year they decided to buy that company out and simply call the company Sony, but with this change also came a shift in the company’s priorities when it came to smartphones.

The company decided to go full on with smartphone development to catch up with its vast competition and to also ensure that its customers who buy their products were more than happy to use them every day.

So with that strategy they built the latest in a line of ‘Bond’ phones named the Sony Xperia T, it made a very brief appearance in the latest Bond film Skyfall but can still be named the bond phone.

So can the New Bond phone live up to the hype and expectation of smartphone fans around the world?

Read on to find out the answer…But first you must watch Matt’s Xperia T unboxing and demo video to know exactly what you will be reading about.

 

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By February 12, 2013 Read More →

Nokia announce the Asha 310 sporting dual SIM

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While Nokia’s Symbian OS may be losing subscribers worldwide, the Finnish company are still releaseing new hardware as this week sees the annoucement of the Asha 310. With Dual SIM and WiFi support the well priced device may well appeal to many smartphone users who currently have to carry two phones due to single SIM’s.

With Nokia’s built-in Easy Swap Dual SIM technology, consumers can use the external slot on the Nokia Asha 310 to insert a secondary SIM card, while keeping their principal SIM card in place behind the battery. The Nokia Asha 310 puts the user in control, with the ability to shift between SIM cards for personal or work use without turning off the phone. They can also swap SIM cards while on-the-go, to get the best available tariffs when commuting. Nokia Easy Swap Dual SIM makes it possible to assign and store unique profiles for up to five SIM cards. Users can designate SIM cards for text, voice and data and switch between them at their convenience.

The addition of Wi-Fi in the Nokia Asha 310 gives users a fast and easy way to enjoy more online, including streaming videos from YouTube or downloading the 40 free EA Games from Nokia Store. The ability to connect to free Wi-Fi hotspots whether at home or on the go means users aren’t constrained by their data plan.

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By February 12, 2013 Read More →

HTC One SV review

HTC One SV review HTC are continuing the use of their ‘One’ brand with the HTC One SV, following in the footsteps of the older One X, S, and V.

This latest model brings with it 4G connectivity and NFC but in every other respect seems to be pretty much a middle-of-the-road handset with specs that hardly wow it goes up against cheaper 4G capable rivals from Huawei that are otherwise similar in spec but significantly cheaper in price. Can the One SV compete?

It has been quite a while since I have been in the review seat and HTC have made some changes with HTC Sense 4.1 and several other tweaks to their long standing lineup of bundles apps.

I’ve had the HTC One SV with me for a few weeks now and have been using it as a backup phone. So, read one to find out more about it and what I think of it as a daily phone.

 

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By February 11, 2013 Read More →

Motorola RAZR HD now in stock at Expansys

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Looking to pick up a new high end Android smartphone SIM free? You could do a lot worse than thinking about the Motorola RAZR HD which Expansys now have in stock. The SIM free price is a reasonable £419.99 which also includes free shipping.

Designed to keep up with you all day, Motorola RAZRT HD is built for action. With a slim, premium design, beautiful 4.7-inch HD display and the best of Google, Motorola RAZR HD will keep you entertained and connected all day – on a single charge.

Now you can watch everything on-the-go in stunning HD detail. Movies, photos, magazines and websites shine through with vibrant clarity on Motorola RAZR HD’s 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD display. It’s the same display you’d expect from an HDTV – except in a much smaller package.

Motorola RAZR HD has the premium design materials you expect from the Motorola RAZR family, including a Corning® Gorilla® Glass display, DuPont KEVLAR® fiber and splash-guard coating.

Order the RAZR HD here.

 

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By February 11, 2013 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 195: More Blackberry Balls

Web bannerGareth is joined by Dan and James for their opinions on the new revelations from Blackberry. EE gets another blasting, Microsoft’s tablet surprises all as a hit and Gareth plays with some NFC tags (and James won’t let him explain what they are.)

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By February 10, 2013 Read More →

Microsoft Surface Pro launches, sells out

Parallels Picture Microsoft released their Surface Pro 128GB and 64GB and made them available through their online store in the USA. However, within just a few hours the flagship tablet device is already out of stock.

The 128GB version, which costs $999 and does not come with a Touch or Type cover, had sold out before 6:00am PST Saturday morning, according to Microsoft-focused news website WinBeta.

Looking at the Microsoft store again this morning it seems that the 64GB version is now back in stock, presumably someone at MS found another couple of boxes down the back of the sofa.

Call me cynical but isn’t it entirely likely that MS simply chose not to list all of their 128GB inventory purely to create the media attention to selling out which we are now fuelling? Hmm.

One thing that really bothers me about these Surface products is this line regarding the storage in the 64GB model: “64 GB (approximately 29 GB available for user content)” – less than half of the memory is available?!

 

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By February 9, 2013 Read More →

Vodafone: Don’t upgrade your iPhone 4S to iOS 6.1

ios-6-1 Via their online support forum, Vodafone have warned customers with iPhone 4S models not to update to iOS version 6.1. Apparently iOS 6.1 is causing issues with 3G and can also impact the device connecting to the network.

I’ve a number of colleagues that started to report issues with the iPhone’s shortly after the update and, guess what, we too use the Vodafone network.

Furthermore, they are all reporting that the battery life following the update has been dramatically shortened, but this could be part of the issues with the phone struggling to connect to the network.

The statement from Vodafone can be seen below:

Hi everyone,

We’re aware of an issue caused by Apple iPhone 4s handsets that have been upgraded to iOS 6.1 which impacts performance on 3G.

Some customers may occasionally experience difficulty in connecting to the network to make or receive calls or texts or to connect to the Internet. Apple is working on a solution to their software issue. These connection problems are intermittent.

While Apple’s investigations continue, we would recommend that anyone who has not yet installed iOS 6.1 on their iPhone 4s should delay doing so until Apple has confirmed that their problem has been fixed.

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By February 8, 2013 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy S III Ultrafast – available now on Three

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Enjoy the ultimate mobile internet experience with the Samsung Galaxy S III Ultrafast on our Ultrafast network. Now available online at www.three.co.uk and in all Three stores from the 12th February.

Inspired by nature and designed for humans, this beautifully crafted phone has a large 4.8-inch, HD Super AMOLED display which fits more of the content people love on one screen.
It comes in Marble White and Pebble Blue, is loaded with smart features and even knows when you’re looking at it so the screen doesn’t turn off. By vibrating, the Galaxy S III Ultrafast lets you know when you have missed a message or call, and you can call your friends by simply moving the phone towards your ear. A simple voice command is enough to wake the phone from the lock screen.
Boasting a quad-core processor, it comes with a large battery capacity to match so there’s less worry about the device unexpectedly powering down while enjoying HD clips on your commute home. The intuitive smartphone also includes an 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash as well as a 1.9 megapixel front camera for video calls with friends and family.
Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three said, “Following the phenomenal success of the Samsung Galaxy S III last year, we’re pleased to now offer the Ultrafast ready Galaxy S III. Built with the technology to work on our advanced network* you’ll be able to enjoy the ultimate mobile internet experience on Three.
The Samsung Galaxy S III Ultrafast is available for £34 a month with an upfront cost of £29 on the Ultimate Internet 500 plan and for £36 a month with an upfront cost of £29 on The One Plan – both with a guarantee of no surprise out-of-bundle data charges and All-You-Can-Eat data – giving you the latest technology with no price premium.
The device is also available on Pay As You Go for £449.99 plus a top up. All in One 15 costs £15 and gives 30-day access to all-you-can-eat data along with 300 any-network minutes and 3,000 texts. Or All in One 25 costs £25 and offers 500 minutes, 3,000 texts and all-you-can-eat data for a 30-day period.

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By February 8, 2013 Read More →

White Motorola RAZR i now in stock SIM free at Expansys

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Been waiting to buy the Motorola RAZR i in white SIM free? You can now as Expansys have received stock and are waiting to ship you one. In addition you could also win a Virgin Day Experience which sounds pretty neat.

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 February 7, 2013 Read More →

Top Bargains so far in 2013

my_deals 2013 has not only brought a whole host of new gadgets, including the super slim ultrabook and the wide range of new tablets, but it has also brought with it massive savings with some retailers offering great deals with up to 50% off!

Amazon for example have made reductions all in nearly every category, especially their technology department. They have a wide selection of Laptops from just £200 and from January Amazon have had top spec tablet PCs for under £200! Why not protect your new PC with Norton 360 v6 as well! Its only £24.99 when you spend £30 or more using this voucher code – http://www.mydeals.com/uk/amazon/voucher-code/norton-360-v6-for-24-99-when-you-spend-30-or-more-at-amazon-850534/464206

John Lewis also have some great deals at the moment. Why not visit their Electricals department if it’s the slim, sleek ultrabook that you’re seeking. The offer a 2-year guarantee and if that’s not enough they have their acclaimed price match that is second to none.

If it’s a new TV that you’re after, don’t think we’re too far into the New Year to get a good price because you’re wrong. Believe it or not Tesco have some great discounts on a wide range of entertainment, including TV’s of 42 inch and more, so it may be worthwhile to drop by at Tesco as you never know what you might find.

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