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By March 7, 2012 Read More →

Apple (iPad) event later today

apple_event Today’s press event being held by Apple is just hours away and there’s a hell of a lot of speculation around it. However, one thing seems to be pretty universally accepted; it’s going to be a very important event!

Important, perhaps, in many ways. It will be the first major announcement by Apple since Steve Jobs passed away last year. The host later today is expected to be Tim Cook but I’d imagine we’ll see a variety of Apple execs take the stage for various portions of the presentation.

So we think we are going to see the latest coming of the iPad today. Will it be called the iPad 3? That would be my guess but many others think it could be called the iPad HD because of the expected hi-res or retina display. The new quad-core A6 CPU is also high on the list of guesses along with larger amounts of memory, up to 128GB perhaps.

iOS 6 could well be on the cards. That seems to be coming up in logfiles from various popular websites so it could be that Apple have been testing the OS internally.

How about a mini-iPad? That too has been mentioned on more than one occasion. Personally I think it less likely but not impossible.

The event starts at 6pm UK time and I’ll be covering the highlights live on the site and twitter so be sure to stick check back in on us later.

 

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By March 5, 2012 Read More →

RIM hold a Twinterview from the House of Commons

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Research in Motion are holding a #BBEMEAChat that takes place tomorrow, Tuesday 6th March. Follow the conversation with MP Rob Halfon (@halfon4harlowmp) from 9.30am when he’ll be giving an insight into what goes on inside the House of Commons and how his BlackBerry helps him balance his work and personal life.  

Rob Halfon is the current Member of Parliament for Harlow and was elected at the 2010 general election. He is a big advocate of using social media to keep in touch with his constituents and is a self-proclaimed lover of mobile technology.

You can get involved by asking a question using the hashtag: #BBEMEAChat and follow @BBEMEABusiness.

 

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By March 3, 2012 Read More →

Asus might be building the Nexus tablet

AsusEeePadTransformer-550x475So fresh off of the press is a new rumour which Android and Me are reporting on regarding the rumoured Google’s 7-inch Nexus Tablet that would be selling for $199 when it is released, if it actually exists. According to two reliable sources that Android and Me spoke with at MWC 2012, Asus will be the company building the device.

Asus has seen quite the success with the Transformer and Transformer Prime line-up of tablets. We really are not surprised if the rumour is true regarding Asus being the company that will build this Nexus Tablet. Other information about this tablet, which is also rumoured to be coming Q2 2012, is that it will sport a Tegra 3 quad-core chipset which is not really surprising at all. Nexus devices have always been the flagship of Android so stuffing as much good hardware into one is essential.

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By March 1, 2012 Read More →

BlackBerry PlayBook TV commercials

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Now that the latest version of the PlayBook software has been with us for a couple of weeks RIM have put together a couple of videos which I presume are aimed for the television at some point.

As you will see below the videos really highlight the capabilities of the BlackBerry PlayBook and focus on the social integration that works so well.

Whether you are a BlackBerry fan or not I urge you to have a go of the PlayBook if you have the opportunity in store. You may well be pleasantly surprised!

You can see the videos below:

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By February 28, 2012 Read More →

Pre order the LG Optimus 4X HD

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Clove have dropped us a line today to let us know that the LG Optimus 4X HD is now available to pre order. At £456 including VAT it isnt cheap but you do get a lot for your money. Clove are listing the 4X HD to arrive in June.

The Optimus 4X HD is LG’s first quad-core smartphone, following on from the manufacturer’s introduction of the first ever dual-core smartphone just 12 months ago. Combining NVIDIA’s latest 1.5GHz Tegra 3 with True HD IPS display, the LG Optimus 4X HD delivers PC-like performance in the palm of one’s hand.

It’s not just the power of a quad-core handset that the 4X HD offers, but an HD multimedia experience. The NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor is the world`s only 4-PLUS-1T Quad-Core mobile processor designed for high-level multimedia performance but utilizes a fifth battery-saver core to handle less demanding tasks such as active standby and music playback. When running at full speed, the 12-core graphics processing unit (GPU) in Tegra 3 delivers a visually rich experience and console-quality game playability.

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By February 28, 2012 Read More →

TAT show off some BlackBerry PlayBook funkiness

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TAT (The Astonishing Tribe) have been showing off what they do best at MWC this week. The Swedish UI design company were purchased by Research in Motion a while ago and at MWC they have been demonstrating why.

In the following video you can see several BlackBerry Playbook’s integrating with one another in a way I have not seen with any device before. It is truly remarkable.

Whether you are a BlackBerry fan or not you have to see this. It is the cleverest thing I have seen in a long time. I can certainly see why RIM made the acquisition.

You can see the video below:

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By February 28, 2012 Read More →

Rovio and Samsung collaborate with Angry Birds Space

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Samsung Electronics and Rovio today announced a collaboration for the upcoming Angry Birds Space game launch.

The leader in smart mobile devices and the leader in mobile gaming have partnered to launch the latest title in the world’s most successful mobile game franchise. As a part of their strategic partnership, Samsung and Rovio will cooperate to promote Samsung’s smart mobile devices and Rovio’s upcoming new game.

The Angry Birds are preparing a rescue mission to boldly go where no bird has gone before, with low gravity environments and brand-new never-before-seen worlds. Working with Samsung and its internationally renowned range of Galaxy smartphones and tablets, Rovio is bringing exclusive content and a fantastic new adventure to fans.

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By February 28, 2012 Read More →

A mysterious new Toshiba tablet appears at MWC 2012

toshiba-quad-core-77-1For some reason, Toshiba decided to sneak out a new quad-core screamer of a tablet at Mobile World Congress this year. It’s a 7.7-inch device with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor powering it. The device is called the AT270, and is ultra-thin and blazingly fast! In fact, the guys from SlashGear said it was the thinnest at the show and left them thoroughly impressed. Here’s a list of its specs:

  • Tegra 3 quad-core
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16-64GB of internal storage.
  • Rear facing camera and micro-SD slots
  • Barely thicker than the 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 1280 x 800 AMOLED HD 7.7? screen – extremely vivid and crisp images

Right now, this one is just a prototype, but looks to be something Toshiba plans to bring to market at some point… hopefully soon.

Posted by: Gareth

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By February 27, 2012 Read More →

QNX powered Porsche 911 at Mobile World Congress 2012

 

porscheqnx_1 If you missed seeing the QNX powered Porsche 911 at CES last month we now have another opportunity as the car is being showcased at MWC.

The Porsche supports NFC so one touch from the BlackBerry Smartphone will tell the car you are in it and then activate the car options. With the BlackBerry PlayBook mounted on the dashboard you will see that the PlayBook can control media in the car, phone calls and voice recognition for satellite navigation.

If you have not seen the QNX powered Porsche before I suggest you take a peek at the below video as it just goes to show us the power of the operating system and how well it can be integrated into cars.

Now I wonder if RIM will send me one to review?

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By February 27, 2012 Read More →

BlackBerry demo social sharing with NFC

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NFC is one of those features that more and more smartphones are coming with. However, at this moment in time it is not a feature that we can use in everyday life.

At the BlackBerry stand at Mobile World Congress RIM have set up some ‘Like Stations’ which enable visitors with NFC enabled phones to share information via Facebook or Twitter.

This goes to show how easy and quick using NFC can be and it is only a matter of time until we see NFC smart tags appearing more frequently.

You can see a brief demo below courtesy of RIM.

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