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By November 28, 2011 Read More →

HTC Titan Review

HTC Titan ReviewThe Titan is one half of the newest phones released by HTC with the latest version of Windows Phone 7 but this is the most interesting device. Mainly because of the gargantuan 4.7 inch screen, a fast 1.5 GHz processor and Windows Phone 7.5. There is no doubt that it certainly impressive on paper but how does it perform in real life? Has HTC been too ambitious with the screen size? Should you choose the Titan over anything else? Read on to find out!

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By November 7, 2011 Read More →

Motorola Defy+ Review

Motorola Defy+ ReviewThe Motorola Defy returns with a with a + stuck on the end but that is not the only new thing about it as it now features Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the brand new version of Motoblur and a 1 GHz Ti OMAP processor yet it is still comes to IP67 standards: the benchmark of all phones that claim to be tough.

The “tough phone” market may be a small one but for those who need a phone that they can “accidentally” drop into a cup of tea, use in a sandstorm or survive when it falls out of your pocket along with having all of the expected traits of a smartphone, the Defy+ might be perfect.

So is this a worthy successor to the Defy? Are the improvements good enough to make you want upgrade? Or would you just wish it wasn’t water-resistant so you could break it? Read on to find out!

 

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By September 5, 2011 Read More →

HTC EVO 3D Review

evo-main_2The HTC EVO 3D is the slightly bigger, slightly uglier and slightly faster brother of the HTC Sensation but as the name would suggest, the EVO 3D has one trick up it’s sleeve: the ability to view and create 3D content. This handset is the second 3D capable phone to arrive in the United Kingdom and the first of the EVO line to come over from America under the same moniker.

It has all of the latest specs: dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, two 5 MP cameras, 540 x 960 qHD screen and Sense UI 3.0 but does it work like a charm? Should you choose this over the HTC Sensation? Should you delve into the three-dimensions with the EVO 3D or should you go with the Optimus 3D?

Well, you should read on to find out!

 

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By August 18, 2011 Read More →

ZTE Tureis Review

ZTE Tureis ReviewNot released yet to the public of the United Kingdom, the ZTE Tureis is the first phone from the Chinese manufacturer that sports a front facing QWERTY keyboard. Running Android 2.2 with a 800 MHz Qualcomm processor, a 3.2 MP camera and a 2.6″ 320 x 240 screen makes the budget handset look appealing for anyone who misses the Blackberry form factor but likes Android.

ZTE has been famed before for making great budget handsets which sell by the millions but is the Tureis a worthy addition to the company’s line of phones? Does the form factor work well enough with Android or is it dead on arrival? Well, read on to find out!

 

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By August 2, 2011 Read More →

Alienware M17x R3 Review

Alienware M17x R3The Alienware M17x is now in it’s third-generation and it is one of the most powerful laptops in the world: Available with SSDs, a 3D 1080p screen, quad-core Intel I7 processors, up to 16 GB of RAM and top end NVIDIA graphics cards.

The M17x is definitely a top-shelf gaming notebook on paper but is that the case in practise? Read on to find out!

 

 

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By July 28, 2011 Read More →

LG Optimus 3D Review

Optimus3D-main Announced a few months ago at MWC 2011, it is finally here on British shores, the Optimus 3D from LG is the first 3D phone available on the market and that is not the only thing it has to show off. The Optimus 3D also boasts a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM and 2, yes count them, 2 cameras for taking 3D photos!

But is this the phone to rule them all? Is this better than the rest? Should you embark your journey into the visual third dimension astride the Optimus 3D? Well, read on to find out!

 

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By July 25, 2011 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Mini (GT-S5570) Review

samsung galaxy mini gt-s5570The Samsung Galaxy Mini is yet another phone that falls under the successful Galaxy brand that started in 2010 with the Galaxy S by the Korean super giant. The Galaxy Mini is aimed at those who are new to venturing into the complicated world of smartphones and it comes armed with a 3.14″ capacitive touchscreen, a 600MHz, 3 MP camera and Android 2.2 Froyo.  Not scary at all for the new to the world of the smarter phone.

So should you newcomers plonk down the cash for the handset or should you take your hard earned money else where? Is it worthy to use the Galaxy moniker? It may be called mini but is it also mighty? Read on to find out!

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By June 22, 2011 Read More →

Motorola Atrix Review

Motorola-Atrix-big The Motorola Atrix is said to be the most powerful smartphone and on paper it seems to be so: 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 1GB RAM, qHD screen, 8MP camera and 720p video recording are all impressive but for some Motoblur’s inclusion may be the deciding factor for making a purchase or not.

Specs are not the only cool things on paper going for the Atrix as it can be docked into a laptop dock so you can carry your entire office around with you, all being powered by the Atrix!

So does the claim live up to fact in reality? Is Motoblur bad enough to hinder a purchase? Should this be your next smartphone? Read on to find out!

 

 

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By June 7, 2011 Read More →

HTC ChaCha Gets a Quiet CPU Boost

HTC-ChaCha34 The sneaky people over at HTC have quietly updated the ChaCha’s processor by 33% from 600MHz to a nice and solid 800Mhz one and by my remedial calculations, this increase should equal an improved user experience. The ChaCha is one of two handsets from HTC that sport a dedicated Facebook button but it is the only one in their fleet of Android devices that have a portrait QWERTY keyboard.

You can pre-order the ChaCha from clove.co.uk for £252 including VAT and they expect first stock on June 9th, so it will be not long to wait if you wish to have this handset in your possession.

 

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By June 6, 2011 Read More →

Apple’s WWDC 2011 Keynote – Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 & iCloud!

aad5a0db-65ac-4843-ab05-b38644fe43f1_400-11Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference has kicked off with a keynote presentation and what a keynote it was! We saw Mac OS X Lion, all the brand new features that will be in iOS 5 when it comes out later this year and we saw the full details of Apple’s iCloud that has been rumoured since time began (well almost).

Read on for everything announced by Steve Jobs and the team over at Apple!

 

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