Archive for April, 2013

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A New Nexus 7 inbound?

google-nexus-7-tablet-android-540x334Rumour has it the next generation of Nexus 7 would still be from Asus and would likely come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor instead of the current NVIDIA Tegra processor. A new report from Reuters confirms a lot of the speculation. According to their sources, the new Nexus 7 will again be made by Asus and will launch in July of this year. Furthermore, the new tablet will be coming with the Qualcomm Snapdragon instead of NVIDIA tech. Here’s a quote with more info,


The latest version will have a higher screen resolution, a thinner bezel design and adopt Qualcomm’s chip in place of Nvidia Corp’s Tegra 3, which was used in the first Nexus 7s released last year, the sources said, declining to be identified because they are not authorized to speak to the media.
In a blow to Nvidia, Google weighed both U.S. chipmakers’ processors but finally decided on Qualcomm’s for power reasons, one of the sources added.

If this report turns out to be accurate, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise. NVIDIA is great at making powerful processors and GPUs but Qualcomm is just flat out better at building a more power efficient product right now. Additionally, there is speculation Google is planning a price drop for the tablet to just £149.99(ish). Right now their pricing plans are in flux and they may stick with their current plan, but if there is a price drop it will likely be an attempt to increase sales of the Nexus 7 to put even more market pressure on Amazon and Apple. Here’s another quote with more of the details:

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By April 4, 2013 Read More →

What? No chargers from O2


O2 will extend its “Chargers out of the Box” environmental initiative to the flagship HTC One mobile handset. This is the first time a network and manufacturer have collaborated to sell a flagship smartphone without the charging unit.

The all new HTC One will be sold with a USB-to-micro-USB cable, which can be used with existing chargers that have a USB input or with a PC USB slot. Any customers who need to buy a standalone charger unit can do so in-store or online at a discounted price.

In October 2012, O2 and HTC created a pilot scheme in which an HTC handset was sold charger-free. Of all customers buying the handset, 82% did so without taking the handset. The success of the pilot has given both businesses the confidence to apply the initiative more widely.

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By April 3, 2013 Read More →

Looking for a bargain SIM free smartphone? Here’s some beauties


The guys over at Expansys dropped me a line today to let us know they have a great selection of bargain SIM free smartphones ranging from just under £200 and all under the £300 mark. If you fancy some phone shopping check out the links below:

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By April 3, 2013 Read More →

A look at the American BlackBerry Z10 launch




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By April 2, 2013 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy S4 UK processor clarified


This one’s just clearing up a wee bit of confusion that may have been surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S4. Just to clarify in case you were not aware the device will have a quad-core processor not an octa-core as originally expected.

Expansys have the SGS4 up for pre-order if you fancy picking up one SIM free – and it looks to be a real monster!

You can catch the full specs of the Samsung Galaxy S4 below.

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By April 1, 2013 Read More →

My Star Wars role

TheShatInTheStarWars Just a few hours ago you may have seen news that Star Trek legend and actor William Shatner will appear with a role in the new Star Wars Episode VII. This is something of a turn around after Shatner went on record calling director JJ Abrams a ‘pig’ for hogging both Star Wars and Star Trek.

I am finally pleased to announce that I too will have a role in the up coming Star Wars movie playing the part of a Astromech Droid called UR-DooDoo.

Sadly it wont be the first time that a Star Wars movie was full of Shat.


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