Author Archive: Gareth

Seasoned tech blogger. Host of the Tech Addicts podcast.

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By May 31, 2008 Read More →

PDA’s and Smartphones banned from Alton Towers

image Alton Towers Resort will be piloting a "PDA Free Zone" during May Half Term to encourage parents to disconnect from the office and reconnect fully with their families. PDA police will be onsite to enforce the ban and any adult caught using a PDA whilst at the Resort will be asked to report to one of five "PDA Drop Off Zones" where they can safely leave their PDA’s for the day. If the scheme is successful, it will be introduced full time.

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By May 31, 2008 Read More →

StyleTap’s Palm OS emulator officially coming to iPhone and iPod touch

image StyleTap Inc. today announced plans to bring to market a version of StyleTap® CrossPlatform for the iPhone and the iPod® touch, which will instantly allow over 20,000 mobile applications to run on these popular devices. Further information about the product, including how it will be marketed and sold, will be made available in early July 2008.

In addition, the company announced that StyleTap personnel will be at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, CA from June 9-13, 2008, and will be available to meet with mobile application developers interested in learning more about StyleTap CrossPlatform for the Apple devices. Interested parties should contact StyleTap via email at sales at styletap.com, or through the contact form on the StyleTap website.

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By May 30, 2008 Read More →

Anyone sick of hearing about the HTC Diamond

A group of bloggers locked a HTC representative in a room and forced him to put the device through some awkward situations. You have to watch this to understand that this device is made differently than other HTC devices on the market today. Click on to see the video.

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By May 30, 2008 Read More →

Broadcom Secures 3G iPhone GPS Contract?

image Depending which iPhone rumor you believe, the 3G version of iPhone has either been delayed or already landed on U.S. shores and is on its way to being announced at Apple’s WWDC in San Francisco next month. The interest in the 3G version of the iPhone has been building since AT&T executives “accidentally” talked about it at various events.

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By May 30, 2008 Read More →

Opera extends Gears support

image Opera Software announced today it will support Gears in its desktop and mobile browsers. The inclusion of Gears in Opera’s main browsing products supports Opera’s vision of transforming the browser into a full platform for applications, regardless of device.

“Opera will have full support for Gears on mobile when they launch this year,” said Charles Wiles, Product Manager for mobile web apps at Google. “Opera Mobile 9.5 will be a great example of a high-quality browser on a mobile platform that supports Gears. This marks the coming of age of the browser as the platform for application development on mobile devices.”

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By May 30, 2008 Read More →

Gigabytecm Launch GSmart Windows Mobile GPS PDA phones with Smart Touch UI!

image This comes straight from Gigabytecm’s site so please excuse the questionable flow of the text translation.

GSmart announce the availability in the UK today, GSmart GPS PDA series: MW700 & MS800, both installed GSmart developed user interface – Smart Touch, via its local partner Styte, UK is able to experience GSmart’s favorable slim and stylish GPS phone with brand new UI!

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By May 30, 2008 Read More →

Vodafone Announce New Business Pricing Model

image On 2 June 2008, Vodafone UK will introduce Vodafone Total Business its best ever pricing for smaller to medium businesses. Available to new and existing business customers, it will include a landmark range of data packs, which can be added for specific users, which will address the growing demand for mobile email, mobile internet and other mobile company applications.

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By May 30, 2008 Read More →

Android to offer iPhone-like App Store

image Google will offer an iPhone-like app store for Android, giving developers a central means of distributing applications on its soon-to-be-open-source mobile platform. At least, it looks that way.

Speaking at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Android project leader Andy Rubin didn’t officially announce an Android app store, but he pretty much guaranteed it’s on the way.

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By May 30, 2008 Read More →

Mobile Phone Helpdesk meet the MDA Vario IV (HTC Raphael)

image The Mobile Phone Helpdesk have managed to get some hands on time with the new T-Mobile MDA Vario IV which is the latest HTC handset the HTC Raphael. This phone has the same feature set as the imminent HTC Diamond with the addition of a slide out QWERTY keyboard and expandable memory.

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By May 28, 2008 Read More →

Review 3 mobile broadband pay as you go

Part 1

image So I drove into Newcastle this morning and decided to call into Starbucks to test out the new Three USB mobile broadband modem. I plugged it in and have to say I was impressed, the drivers and launcher software are already stored within the modem and installed themselves without any need for me to do anything.

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