Archive for June 4th, 2013

HTC One X+ gets a discount at Expansys

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If you are in the market for a new SIM free Android device you may well want to consider the HTC One X+. Expansys have knocked £50 of the price meaning you can pick one up for just £349.99.

What you get for your money:

  • Increased performance, longer battery life and expanded internal storage
  • 1.7 GHz quad-core NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 AP37 processor
  • 64GB of internal storage
  • 2100 mAh battery, giving you up to 50% (6 hours) more talk time

Sounds like a bargain to me. Head on over to Expansys for more info.


Posted by: James

Posted in: News

Sony announce the Xperia M

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Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces Xperia M featuring Sony’s innovative one-touch functions for effortless connectivity, and signature premium design.

Xperia M is designed to bring Sony experiences to a new market and price point; NFC connectivity for one-touch functions, stunning design and a range of technologies including: a high quality screen for sharp viewing; smart camera functionality for impressive pictures and videos; Battery STAMINA Mode for outstanding battery life; and Sony’s signature media apps for enjoying photos, music, movies and games on the go, integrating Sony Entertainment Network services directly in the apps.

“Consumers looking for their first steps into the world of Xperia smartphones, would be well-advised to look at Xperia M or Xperia Mdual,” said Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications. “Both models benefit from Sony’s proven innovation and engineering expertise, and are perfect for those who want the premium technology and experiences often only associated with high-end models.”

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Asus announce a slew of new devices


We have an exciting list of new devices Asus today. Computex 2013 kicked off this morning and Asus came to the party intending to make an impact. Lets get right to it, the first here is the new MeMo Pad FHD 10. This one Asus decided to outfit this one with an Intel processor. Here’s the rest of the specs:

  • 10-inch full HD resolution display
  • Intel’s dual-core 1.6GHz ATOM chipset from the Clover Trail+ family
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Android 4.2 to start
  • Available in both 16GB and 32GB configurations
  • Also will come in either black or white
  • WiFi N, Bluetooth 3.0, and GPS
  • 5 megapixel camera on the rear
  • 1.2 megapixel camera on the front
  • Stereo speakers and more


The second Asus announcement today is the MeMo Pad HD 7. With this one Asus is taking things to a whole new competitive level with pricing. The device has decent specs and a killer price of just $129.99. There are some rumours floating that Asus designed this to replace the Nexus 7 in their line-up, but we will wait to see more info before passing judgement on that. Here’s a breakdown of specs:

  • 7-inch 1,280 x 800 screen
  • 5-megapixel and 1.2-megapixel cameras
  • SonicMaster audio
  • ARM Cortex A7 quad-core CPU
  • A microSD slot and a micro-USB socket
  • Android 4.0
  • 8GB version for $129 & 16GB version for $149

Next there is a hybrid, the Asus Transformer Book Trio and it is basically a notebook/tablet device that runs both Android and Windows 8. This baby doesn’t skimp on power either. Here’s a spec breakdown,

  • Intel’s Core i7 chipset inside the notebook for the Windows side of things
  • A 2GHz Intel ATOM-based Z2580 chipset for the Android tablet part
  • 11.6 inch 1080p display
  • 64GB of flash storage in the tablet portion
  • 1TB hard drive inside the dock/notebook
  • The dock/notebook includes its own bigger battery separate from the one in the tablet


Next, who’s up for a new Transformer Pad Infinity? The new version of the device will likely be the most powerful new Android tablet to hit the market later this year. It will be coming with a 1.9GHz Tegra 4 quad-core chipset. It will also come sporting a phenomenal 10.1-inch "Retina Level Display." Here’s the full spec breakdown:

  • 10.1-inch 2,560 x 1,600 display
  • NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 4 chipset clocked at 1.9GHz
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5 megapixel rear camera
  • 1.2 megapixel front camera
  • 32Gb of internal storage
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • USB 3.0, an SD card slot (probably part of the dock)
  • HDMI-out with support for 4K video



Asus is also launching the 6-inch FonePad Note. Here’s a full breakdown,

  • 6-inch 1080p resolution
  • Android 4.x
  • Stylus Included
  • Radios for data and voice
  • Intel’s 1.6GHz Z2560 Clover Trail+ processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • Two-Front facing stereo speakers

As you can see, this device will be a huge competitor in the phablet market (and we mean that literally and figuratively). Again Asus didn’t share specifics on dates or prices for this one, but we will let you know after more details emerge.



Posted by: Gareth

Posted in: Phones