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By October 6, 2008 Read More →

O2 XDA Zest makes appearance

OK so I cant tell you a great deal about this device, not because I have been sworn to secrecy by Asus or O2 but simply because I don’t actually have any information to give you.

o2 xda zest
o2 XDA Zest

The XDA Zest has appeared today on the O2 Coming Soon page saying:

This mobile phone will give you great access to functionality with a large screen, Wi-Fi, AGPS, and 3G. You also get a 5 Megapixel camera with 4GB built-in memory with expandable memory as well as quad band reach.

The only other thing we know for sure is that the device will be Windows Mobile based and that it’s not the rumoured Glaxy7 device.

Manufactured by Asus for o2 as and suggested to be a direct competitor to the Samsung Omnia, the Zest is expected sometime in November with a yet unknown price tag.

 

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By October 6, 2008 Read More →

T-Mobile: “We’re all out of G1’s”

All stock already allocated to pre-orders as reports say 500,000 units could shift by Christmas.
T-Mobile says it has sold through all the Android-powered G1 handsets it has ordered from manufacturer HTC in advance of the October 22nd US launch.

In fact, reports from the Far East suggest that demand for the device is such that T-Mobile is on target to sell between 400,000 and 500,000 G1’s in the US and Europe by Christmas.

T-Mobile is apparently preparing a fresh order from HTC in the region of 1.5 to 2 million units.

In a statement regarding US launch availability T-Mobile said: "Given the great anticipation and the heavy pre-sale demand for the T-Mobile G1 with Google, we nearly tripled the number of phones initially available for delivery on our October 22 launch date, and have sold through them all."

T-Mobile G1
T-Mobile G1

The company says it will continue to accept pre-orders until October 21 for delivery at a later date.

The much-anticipated G1 costs $179 with a two-year voice and data contract.

The HTC-built device will also be available from T-Mobile UK beginning in November, and across Europe in the first quarter of 2009. Countries include Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and the Netherlands.

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By October 6, 2008 Read More →

Samsung Cameras gives NV customers a year of 2 for 1 cinema tickets

So we all like going to the cinema and we all like photo’s, now Samsung have imaginatively put both of these together by doing a 2 for 1 on cinema tickets for a full year when you buy one of their NV range cameras.

Samung 2 for 1 Cinema Poster

Samsung Cameras gives NV customers a year of 2 for 1 cinema tickets

6 October 2008 – Samsung Cameras, leaders in innovation and digital imaging, is giving away a year of 2 for 1 cinema tickets to customers who buy a camera from the award winning Samsung NV series from 13th October until 31st December 2008.

The Samsung Camera NV range is packed with the latest technology, stunning design and user friendly functions. Customers are sure to find the right camera for them in the innovative Samsung NV range such as the award winning NV24HD with a 24mm ultra wide angle lens, the new NV9 with multimedia functionality or the new NV100HD with intuitive touch screen technology. This touch screen technology is the latest version of the award winning Smart Touch User Interface and provides a dramatically different way of organising and viewing your pictures and enables you to change camera settings, all from intuitive touches on the LCD screen.

For customers to claim their free annual cinema pass and access up to 165 cinemas across the UK, customers need to collect a voucher claim form from retail staff when purchasing a Samsung NV Camera. The completed claim form should be returned along with an SAE and a copy of the receipt to the address specified on the form. Alternatively they can download the form online at www.samsungcamera.co.uk/movies.

Customers will be sent their 2 for 1 cinema card and can visit www.myvue.com/2for1 for available films and venues. Customers must present the card at their chosen cinema to receive their 2 for 1 entry. What’s more, cards are transferable so the whole family can take advantage of the card.

This exciting offer is only valid from 13th October until 31st December 2008. For further information on the NV range and full terms and conditions, please visit www.samsungcamera.co.uk/movies.

This seems like a great idea and with the offer lasting until the end of the year it makes it appealing for the christmas market.

The NV range currently has 9 cameras in it and 2 of those are in a very girly pink colour so if you fancy getting your other half a camera and taking her to the cinema for free (not saying your all cheapskates) then why not have a look on the 13th of October?

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By October 3, 2008 Read More →

Devicewire Bundles of Joy

The team over at Devicewire have thrown together 8 new package deals on HTC Devices that we thought you might be interested in. Each bundle has a saving of between £5 and £35 which if you ask me makes it very lucrative.

The have the following bundles on offer:

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  • HTC Touch Diamond Starter Bundle

This bundle includes the HTC Touch Diamond, the Official HTC Touch Diamond Car Kit Upgrade Kit, the Official HTC Touch Diamond Pouch Case and the Official HTC Screen Protector (Pack of 2).

  • HTC Touch Diamond UK Sat Nav Bundle

This bundle includes the HTC Touch Diamond, the Official HTC Touch Diamond Car Kit Upgrade Kit and the CoPilot Live software (Regional Edition).

  • HTC Touch Diamond Europe Sat Nav Bundle

This bundle includes the HTC Touch Diamond, the Official HTC Touch Diamond Car Kit Upgrade Kit and the CoPilot Live software (Europe Edition).

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  • HTC Touch Pro Starter Bundle

This bundle includes the HTC Touch Pro, the Official HTC Touch Pro Car Kit Upgrade Kit, the Kingston 2GB microSD card, the Official HTC Standard Pouch and the Official HTC Screen Protector (Pack of 2).

  • HTC Touch Pro Car Bundle

This bundle includes the HTC Touch Pro and the Official HTC Touch Pro Car Kit Upgrade Kit.

  • HTC Touch Pro Memory Bundle

This bundle includes the HTC Touch Pro and the Kingston 2GB microSD card.

  • HTC Touch Pro (UK & Ireland) Sat Nav Bundle

This bundle includes the HTC Touch Pro, the Official HTC Touch Pro Car Kit Upgrade Kit and CoPilot Live 7 (UK & Ireland).

  • HTC Touch Pro (European) Sat Nav Bundle

This bundle includes the HTC Touch Pro, the Official HTC Touch Pro Car Kit Upgrade Kit and CoPilot Live 7 (European).

 

Pop over to Devicewire now and have a closer look at these amazing deals

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By October 3, 2008 Read More →

Expansys – Windows Mobile Friday

Thanks to our friends over at Expansys we are again able to offer two special Tracy & Matt deals this week.

The first offer is the MWg UBiQUiO 501

MWg UBiQUiO 501

  • Operating System: Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Edition
  • Memory: 128MB ROM, 64MB RAM
  • Dimensions: 122 (L) x 65 (W) x 13.5 (D) mm
  • Weight:135g
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: GSM 900/DCS 1800/PCS 1900, GPRS Class 10
  • Bluetooth: 1.2 wth A2DP
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g
  • Processor: TI OMAP 750 200 MHz
  • Display: 2.5" QVGA Colour TFT
  • Camera: 2 Mega-Pixel
  • Memory Card: Mini SD
  • Connector: mini USB

The second offer we have is on the MWg UBiQUiO 503G

MWg UBiQUiO 503G

  • Operating System – Windows Mobile 6 Professional
  • Memory – 192MB ROM, 96MB RAM
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE – Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, GPRS Class 10
  • WCDMA/UMTS – Tri-band 850/1900/2100 MHz, HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
  • Processor – 520MHz Intel XScale 270 + Qualcomm 6280
  • Bluetooth – 1.2 with A2DP
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11b/g
  • Display – 2.4" QVGA (240×320) Colour TFT
  • Camera(s) – 2MP main camera, secondary 0.3MP camera
  • Memory Card – Micro SD
  • Connector – mini USB
  • Dimensions – 123mm x 65mm x 15.7mm

The deals are only available between 11am and 4pm UK time on Friday the 3rd of October*. Normal pricing will resume at 4pm.

MWg UBiQUiO 501 save £50
Normally £149.99, now only £99.99 inc VAT, save £50
http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=174339&partner=tracyandmatt

MWg UBiQUiO 501 on T-Mobile contract (£30 per month) plus FREE Slingbox Classic
Normally £209, now FREE**, save £209
http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=174239&partner=tracyandmatt

MWg UBiQUiO 503G
Normally £229.99, now only £109.99 inc VAT, save £120
http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=173349&partner=tracyandmatt

MWg UBiQUiO 503G on T-Mobile contract with 3G (£35 per month) plus FREE Celio Redfly
Normally £356, now FREE**, save £356
http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=174244&partner=tracyandmatt

eXpansys are also pleased to announce that they are sponsoring for the second year the PDA Essential Awards 2008. You can vote for Best PDA/Smartphone of 2008 and Best GPS of 2008. Place your vote and two lucky winners could win the best device out of each category.

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By October 2, 2008 Read More →

T-Mobile G1 – Unboxed Photos

The guys over at TMONEWS have managed to get photos up of a G1 box and it’s contents.

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As we can see from the photos the box design has been left simplistic and to be honest rather boring considering HTC are famous now for weird boxes what with the pyramid design and the slide one way pull the other boxes. Understandably this has been a T-Mobile slant on the box and the chances are the the official HTC version will be boxed very differently.

Inside the box, from the pictures, we see that there is the Phone, Wall Charger, Battery, Wired Headset, Data Cable, Carry Pouch and the usual CD’s / Literature.

One thing I will say is not to judge this book by it’s cover as I am sure the device itself will pack a few punches and surprise many of the techy people out there with just some of the things it can do.

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By September 30, 2008 Read More →

Sony Ericsson go Green(Heart) on us

Sony Ericsson announced earlier this week a concept phone named GreenHeart. This project was set to focus on making a phone that will be environmentally sustainable throughout its entire life cycle.

Sony Ericsson GreenHeart Front View

The phone is built entirely from recycled plastic and bio-plastic, and uses a Zero Charger. You might well ask how did they do it? Well, the housings are made out of bio-plastic, the keys of recycled plastic and the manual is an HTML based e-manual, instead of coming in printed form. The packaging is, of course, also environmentally friendly.

There’s also the green Zero Charger, which was developed along with the phone. As we all know, most, if not all, the chargers on the market also consume power if left in the outlet without a phone connected to them. This Zero Charger is an experimental model that has a built-in switch that makes sure that, when you unplug your phone, the charger will go out and will consume only 1% of the electricity that a normal plugged-in phone charger would normally consume when not used. Im sure you will all agree that this is the way forward but surely SE could come up with a a design that more appealed to the mass market than one that, most likely, will only be bought by the more eco friendly folk.

Sony Ericsson GreenHeart Charger

Here is what Sony Ericsson had to say in their Press Release:

Sony Ericsson expands its sustainability credentials with the launch of its environmental warranty and the GreenHeart™ phone

24 September 2008

Lund, Sweden – September 24, 2008 – Today marked the launch of Sony Ericssons environmental warranty, and the concept of Sony Ericsson GreenHeart™ phones, just two initiatives the company is taking to further its commitment to a sustainable future and continually reducing its impact on the environment. 

Environmental warranty

The launch of Sony Ericsson’s environmental warranty means that now, when any Sony Ericsson product is taken to a designated collection point, Sony Ericsson will recycle this product in an environmentally sound way. This warranty is valid globally, regardless of where the product was originally purchased, as Sony Ericsson strives to show its support for ‘individual producer responsibility’ (IPR).

Sony Ericsson has long-since participated in and supported the development of common industry systems that relate to the collection and recycling of old mobile phones and accessories. Launching its own collection points and system means that Sony Ericsson will be able to further strengthen its commitment to taking responsibility for the products it sold to consumers.

This new initiative has now been initiated in India, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Singapore USA and Mexico. To date, more than 500 collection points are already in operation. Sony Ericsson intends to complete this rollout by 2009 in all the countries in which it operates. The company’s solely-owned collection points will be primarily made available in those countries where the current industry-standard system of phone recycling have been judged to be too limited.

Sony Ericsson also plans to develop the way in which it spreads information about this new initiative through its customer help desks and over the internet. The aim is to give consumers easy access to information on their nearest recycling drop off point.

GreenHeart™ phones

As a company that puts environmental sustainability at the heart of its product development, Sony Ericsson wanted to explore new ideas in this area through a concept design study.

The GreenHeart™ is a full concept with all life cycle in mind it includes features such as bio-plastic housings, recycled plastic keypads, zero charger with 3.5mW standby power, HTML based e-manuals, a game style educational application ‘Ecomate’ and environmentally conscious packaging.

This concept has been shared with a few selected partners in the industry, whose response has been extremely positive. Sony Ericsson will therefore take this concept and initiate a two-way conversation with customers on what features they believe should be implemented in future phones and in what priority.

Environmentally, all of Sony Ericsson products live up to the extremely high standards that are expected by the industry. Pursuing policies such as the global phase out of unwanted substances, and being a leader in charger performance, is included in all our current product offerings. This is also recognised by external organisations worldwide, with Greenpeace, for example, naming Sony Ericsson as the ‘greenest electronics company’ for 2008. With the GreenHeart™ concept however, Sony Ericsson is looking to the future, to ensure the full life cycle of a mobile phone can be made more environmentally friendly. Once the technology reaches maturity, new techniques and materials will then be included in the portfolio and a market wide launch. One ‘eco’ product by itself will not make a difference but by learning through this concept study we are ensuring the entire portfolio in future will be more sustainable. 

Sustainability

Sony Ericsson takes its role in creating a sustainable future very seriously. The company continually works to improve people’s lives by following best business practices, conserving resources and protecting the environment.

Mats Pellbäck-Scharp, head of corporate sustainability for Sony Ericsson commented: ‘Building on Sony Ericsson’s existing sustainability efforts, we’re proud to have taken the next step in making our products and process more sustainable.  The global take back scheme and the GreenHeart project bring us closer to our vision of being a leader in sustainability in the mobile phone industry’.

For Sony Ericsson, our approach to sustainability is based on the following principles:

  • Safeguarding future profitability in an environmentally conscious world
  • Improving our influence on the living and working conditions of all those involved in the making of our products
  • Making a positive  impact on those who use our products
  • Improving how our products and activities impact on the environment

Other areas that the company are committed to improve include:

  • Supply chain social responsibility
  • CO2 emissions from transport and other activities
  • Reporting of impact on the environment
  • Projects to improve global social conditions in the developing world by improving communications
  • Community engagement where we operate
  • Employee empowerment and engagement

Sony Ericsson is a top global industry player with sales of over 100 million phones in 2007. Diversity is one of the core strengths of the company, with operations in over 80 countries including manufacturing in China and R&D sites in China, Europe, India, Japan and North America. Sony Ericsson was established as a 50:50 joint venture by Sony and Ericsson in October 2001, with global corporate functions located in London.
Greenpeace’s ‘Greener Electronics Guide’ is aimed to get the electronics industry to address the problem of e-waste and removing harmful chemicals in electronic products.  www.greenpeace.org/international

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By September 29, 2008 Read More →

Samsung M8800 Pixon – Press Photos & Specs

We have finally been able to find photos (courtesy of GSM Arena) for the Samsung M8800 Pixon and have several updates about its impressive specs sheet that you may be interested in.

After we published a Samsung teaser on Friday, today we finally see the Samsung M8800 Pixon in its full glory.

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Official photos of Samsung M8800 Pixon

First of all, the Samsung M8800 Pixon is thin – at 13.8mm. Samsung now have the slimmest 8 megapixel cameraphone but a point to note is that it only beats the LG KC910 Renoir by 0.2mm.

Samsung M8800 Pixon - Lay Down View

The Pixon has not only DivX, but also Xvid video support making it a true multimedia device.

Unlike the initial unofficial reports, the M8800 Pixon won’t be featuring tri-band UMTS support, so 3G is a no-go in the US (Sorry Guys across the pond).

Next there’s the tilt-and-flip photo browser, which allows flipping through your photos by simply tilting your handset. We didn’t pay much attention to that feature when we saw it back in the commercial video, but Samsung seem to be making a great deal of it so we thought it was worth mentioning.

Samsung are currently not commenting the GPS feature, which makes us wonder whether it will be possible to use it for anything else besides photo geo-tagging, guess we will need to wait for the official release to find out more .

The plan at the moment is to start shipping in mid-October starting in France and soon continuing to most other European and Asian countries. The price is estimated at £435 at the moment but knowing Samsung this could change any time.

Samsung M8800 Specifications:

  • Quad-band GSM, HSDPA 2100 7.2 Mbps
  • Dimensions: 107.9 x 54.6 x 13.8 mm
  • Weight: 121 g
  • 3.2" TFT (256k Colours) 200 x 400 pixels with Accelerometer sensor
  • microSD up to 8GB with 200mb Internal Memory
  • GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
  • EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
  • MicroUSB port V2.0
  • WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML Browser
  • 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, video([email protected], [email protected]), flash; secondary videocall camera
  • Built-in GPS receiver
  • A-GPS function
  • Camera – geo-tagging, auto-panorama shot, face, smile and blink detection, advanced shake reduction
  • DivX/XviD/H.263/H.264/WMV/MP4 player
  • MP3/eAAC+/WMA/AMR player
  • SRS (Surround Sound System) Virtual 5.1CH
  • TV out functionality
  • Java MIDP 2.0
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Organizer
  • Office document viewer
  • Built-in handsfree
  • Voice memo/dial

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By September 29, 2008 Read More →

BlackBerry 9000 Bold Review

Introduction

As Matt mentioned earlier RIM released their new baby, the Blackberry 9000 Bold and this seems to be a popular choice among the Blackberry fans. When I was asked to review this handset I jumped at the opportunity, simply because I had never used one before and was resigning myself to being an HTC fan for the rest of my life. Announced by Blackberry “officially” on The 12th of May 2008 there was a desperation by all to get their hands on this device given that it was the first BlackBerry smartphone to support tri-band HSDPA high-speed networks and have integrated GPS with Maps and Wi-Fi at the same time.

 

Blackberry 9000 Bold Review
BlackBerry Bold 9000

This wasn’t the only thing that set this handset apart from it’s predecessors, there was a newly designed full-QWERTY keyboard.

Lets look below before getting my final opinions.

 

The 10 second review:
Device: Blackberry Bold U9000
Cost: SIM free only: £468.83 (Inc VAT) from Clove Technology.

Available from: CLOVE technology (Go and buy one from here)
Summary: Nothing special to look at but treat it like a packet of revels, you’ll be very surprised when you get inside and see whats in there. A wonderful phone with great features..
Best of: resolution, display, OS, packaging

Worst of: Dimensions

 

What’s in the box?

Well we wont go into too much detail about what’s in the box as we have an Unboxing Video already online and this would cover more than my words ever could.

Blackberry 9000 Bold Review Specification

Again Matt has stolen my first real review thunder on this by posting the specs already but as usual, words really don’t do justice where this device is concerned.

General

The Blackberry Bold follows in the same design as most of the other Blackberry handsets out there and whilst not being the most stylish / thinnest handset on the market it does, surprisingly, fit into the palm of your hand snuggly. Weighing in at 133g it is very light when considering the dimensions the handset has.

The front end of the phone could be described as having a very quiet top with the large 480 x 320 pixels screen, a sleek in the middle with the call, menu, trackball, back and call buttons and busy bottom(no puns intended) with the Full QWERTY keyboard which doubles up as the numeric keypad.

Blackberry 9000 Bold angled to the left

The left hand side of the phone is very busy starting at the top with 2 sockets, the top one being the 3.5mm Stereo Jack and the lower being the miniUSB charging / data socket. Just below the miniUSB socket lies a button with 3 protruding spots which acts as the voice command button as default but can be customised. Directly underneath lies the microSD card slot which finishes off that side of the phone.

Blackbery Bold from the left hand side
The Left Hand Side

Moving over to the opposite side we find the rocker volume button at the top and nearer the bottom another customisable button which acts as the camera as default.

Blackbery Bold from the right hand side
The Right Hand Side

The top of the handset has the Standby button which, if I’m being honest, I found a little annoying it it was sunken into the handset and needed a little pressure to get moving.

Blackbery Bold from the top
Top View

At the bottom is the microphone and the release button for the back casing.

Blackbery Bold from the bottom
Bottom View

The back of the phone hosts what I can only describe as a leather look with a plastic feel housing. Whilst this is not something I would normally like I feel that it fist in with the phones unique style perfectly. Sitting at the top of the rear (stop it!) lies the integrated flash and below the 2mp camera lens which has been sunk quite deeply into the housing. The only other thin on the back is the typical blackberry logo etched into the silver plastic that surrounds the camera and flash sections.

Back view of the Blackbery Bold
Back View

Removing the back from the phone allows you access (as normal) to the Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery and simcard area. The first thing I noticed about this was that I was confused as to exactly the battery came out to get into the the simcard slot. There appeared to be a rectangular opening at the bottom which instantly I thought to be the area where the battery released but to my amazement this was not the case. I then looked further up the battery itself and found an etched image of a padlock which suggested to me that there was some kind of locking mechanism to release the battery, again I was wrong. I finally found that the battery could be released by lifting up just underneath the camera lens (Finally!).

Highlights and Lowlights

+ QWERTY Keyboard

+ Trackball Navigation

+ High Speed Processor

+ Screen Resolution

+ Blackberry OS

– Handset Dimensions

– Inability to SMS / MMS using sim memory contacts

 

Review

With a high price tag associated with the phone it’s clearly aimed at the business and techy guys out there.

Having never before used a Blackberry I was surprised as some of the things I found out when using the handset.

The fist thing that drew my attention when taking the phone out the box was the overall size of the device but more importantly the size of the screen on it. Matt had forgotten to power the phone off when sending it to me so instantly I saw an amazing resolution which really threw me.The screen was very bright and looked almost HD quality.

Navigating the device was something I took to right away with the really cool Trackball mouse stuck in the middle of the phone. The menu system was easy to use / navigate but at one point confusing (specifically the options menu). The view of the was almost full screen grid view with icons which not only highlighted when you scrolled through them but lit up as if having a neon behind the graphics. The only downside for me was the amount of menu icons that were there. This seemed to vary depending on the simcard used but on Voda there were 23 individual icons on there to scroll through. Notably these could me moved etc… using the menu button to put them into folders.

I found the QWERTY keyboard really useful when using the Browser and Messaging systems on the phone, I guess I’m just getting to used to the QWERYTY keyboard as a Touch Pro user. Switching between capitals, alt etc… were very easy however I feel that they were lacking a status led to say what was on and what wasn’t as password writing was not the easiest thing to do without this feature.

Keyboard view of Blackbery Bold
Keyboard View

I found the phone fast moving and quick responding but very slow on the Internet to load high graphics based sites.

The sound quality given when listening to music and watching videos was fantastic and I found the ability to listen to FM radio without having to have a stereo headset plugged in an absolute relief (ingenious Blackberry!).

I could talk forever about this handset and the amazing features it has but alas I have to point out some it’s downfalls. The size of the handset is very off putting and its not so much the height or thickness but rather the width. The first thing my wife said when she seen the phone was “it’s massive” which wasn’t far from the truth. It’s not the worst offender for this I’ve ever seen but it’s definitely up there with them.

The Blackbery bold angled right
Blackberry Bold

The next low for me was the inability to message someone using my sim memory contacts. Having the phone for only a few days I didn’t really want to upload my sim contacts to the phone memory but was forced to do this if I wanted to send text messages without knowing the phone number by heart.

Conclusion

I have to admit that my opinion has been changed and I’m now more than willing to look outside the HTC world for a phone. If asked would I like one of these to own I would say yes. The experience I had with this handset is one I never thought I would. I was set to go on the offensive and this really didn’t happen. Not only have I managed to change my opinion but my wife now also really likes it (ok its the games that done it) and said that if they were ever to do a phone with the same OS etc.. and no QWERTY keyboard built on it then she just might like one (maybe, just maybe…. one day).  Overall a very enjoyable review and I look forward to seeing what’s next in the Blackberry range.

If you are interested in this handset then why not pop over to CLOVE technology where you can get this handset for £468.83 (Inc VAT).

Posted by: John

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By September 26, 2008 Read More →

Adobe opens Photoshop.com Mobile Beta for Windows Mobile

Adobe Photoshop.com Mobile with support for Windows Mobile devices and the Beta went online recently. Unfortunately Adobe didn’t put a lot of thought into the name given to this as users could be mislead into thinking that this is a fully mobile version of the much used and loved Photoshop photo editing suite when infact it is nothing like that.

According to their website this service is described as:

Upload, view, and share photos on the go

Adobe® Photoshop.com Mobile is the easiest way to upload, view, and share your photos online from your phone. All you need is a supported Windows Mobile® phone and your Photoshop.com account ID. Photoshop.com Mobile beta will be available as a free download in September.

KEY FEATURES
Upload from the road

Have Photoshop.com Mobile upload photos from your phone to your Photoshop.com account as soon as you take them. You can store up to 2GB of photos there free. (Note: Photoshop.com Plus members get 20GB. Learn more)

Access anywhere

At a party, in a meeting, on the road — view your online photos and albums from your phone, wherever you are.

Share with friends and family

Create a Mobile Share album right from your phone to show the world, or invite friends and family to view your photos online from Photoshop.com.

Photoshop.com Mobile product shots

The support for devices is very limited just not with support on only:

Photoshop.com Mobile devices

Whilst this does not set my pulse racing I do think its a very good idea by Adobe and with there being 2GB worth of FREE space we cant be seen to grumble too much.

Service at the moment will be restricted to US customers only and will go live sometime before the end of September.

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