By June 17, 2010 Read More →

BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 Review

BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 Review-mainThe BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 is one of a few new BlackBerry smart phones we should see this year. The 9105 is pretty unique though. As far as I am aware this is the first BlackBerry with a traditional style keypad. Yes, three letters on each key.

It is however a spin off of the 9100 which also has just been released overseas but this one has two letters per key like we have seen before on BlackBerry Pearls.

It is only the 9105 we will see here in the UK and this is clearly to offer people using a feature phone the opportunity to upgrade to a BlackBerry without them having to use a full Qwerty keyboard which does put some people off.

Is the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105 a worthy contender up against all the other dozens of devices out there with a standard keyboard?

Read on to find out.

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By June 15, 2010 Read More →

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro review

VivazPro-main The Vivaz Pro is the second of four phones Sony Ericsson announced back in February at MWC. It is very similar to the Vivaz spec-wise, although with a few notable differences such as the sliding 4-row keyboard. Despite this addition, there is a minimal increase in size, just 2mm thicker, which is no mean feat. It may have a ‘downgrade’ in the camera megapixel count, but it still keeps the 720p video recording of the original Vivaz.

The camera and keyboard makes this phone an ideal contender for messaging and media types, but is the Vivaz Pro good enough to compete with smartphones from like the likes of Nokia and Sony Ericsson themselves?


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By June 12, 2010 Read More →

South Africa on BlackBerry review


You may have heard that there is a football tournament that has just started in South Africa. It’s the one you football fans have been waiting for – the World Cup.

If you happen to be a BlackBerry user, and I know there are millions of you that are, you really should check out South Africa on BlackBerry.

I am not a football fan but after downloading the app from BlackBerry App World (for free) I am pretty amazed at how cool a football app can be.

The purpose of the app is to give you up to date access to the latest World Cup news and in typical BlackBerry fashion this application will notify you of certain events, goals etc.

Diving straight into the app you are immediately shown the matches that will be happening today. As you can see you have various tabs at the top of the app.

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Berrysnooper review


BerrySnooper is one of those applications that you will never want to use but if you lose your BlackBerry it could be a life saver.

BerrySnooper lets you find and recover your ‘berry in a jiffy! Using GPS and SMS technology, it’s always ready to receive messages from you and responds with its current location.

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BlackBerry 9700 USB Sync and 2nd Battery Desktop Charger Review

DSCF0178 are an American company who kindly got in touch with us and asked if we could do a short review for them, so the BlackBerry 9700 Desk Charger headed over the Atlantic.

Although RIM do make an official desktop charger for the BlackBerry 9700 they do not make one which allows for syncing the BlackBerry and charging a spare battery.

Synchronize and recharge your BlackBerry Bold 9700 with the USB Sync and 2nd Battery Charge Cradle. The USB Docking Cradle holds your BlackBerry Bold 9700 at a comfortable reading angle and provides convenient access on your desk. With this device, you can charge your second battery and your phone at the same time. Charge and synchronize data simultaneously when connected to your PC. You can either use the included Mini-USB cable or the AC adapter connected to the cradle to sync and charge your BlackBerry Bold 9700.

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Samsung GT-i5700 Galaxy Portal Review

Samsung GT-i5700 Galaxy Portal Review

The Samsung Galaxy Portal has been around for some time now, however we have only just managed to get out hands on one running Android 2.1. We didn’t feel it would do it justice reviewing the original 1.5 version we had and unboxed.

The Galaxy Portal is clearly a follow on from the Galaxy that I reviewed last year. That one was not great in my opinion so it will be interesting to see if the Portal is an improvement.

Read on to discover the verdict.


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By May 26, 2010 Read More →

Acer neoTouch P300 review

P300-main For Acer, making itself a known brand in the mobile industry will be difficult task, as with any brand that’s new to the market. Acer already have a small portfolio of both Windows Mobile and Android smartphones available, but none have really been able to capture the media spotlight and secure carrier promotions and subsidies as well as phones from manufacturers more established in the mobile market.

However, their lack of brand image in the phone space doesn’t mean they can’t produce decent phones, so when I received the Acer neoTouch P300 for review, I was eager to see whether their new Windows Mobile powered smartphone can challenge its rivals from the likes of HTC and Samsung.

Read on to find out more…

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Sony Ericsson Elm Review

Elm-mainAs usual Sony Ericcson are concentrating on the low end devices as well as the top end ones. The new Sony Ericsson Elm is placed mid way in my opinion. Its a basic phone but with some reasonable specs.

The Elm comes from Sony Ericssons ‘Green Heart’ range meaning the device is eco friendly. I would imagine that most people would probably not consider this as an option when buying a new phone but who knows, I could be wrong (again!)

Read on to find out if the Elm would be a worthy choice for a new phone.


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By May 24, 2010 Read More →

HTC Smart review

HTC Smart HTC have been releasing new devices with an impressive regularity and this HTC Smart is the fourth device to be launched since all of the major announcements at MWC this year.

The HTC Smart is HTC’s first ‘feature phone’ and their first device to have an OS other than Windows or Android and based instead upon Qualcomm’s BREW platform. BREW is one of those emerging operating systems that is beginning to see greater exposure.

Many have been pointing out that the name ‘Smart’ is a little ironic as it can be argued that this is in reality something of a dumb phone. I’m not sure that’s a fair assessment though, many features of the HTC Smart are on par with the ‘smartphones’ out there and where do you draw the line between ‘dumb’ and ‘smart’?

You’ll have to read on to find out exactly what I think of the HTC Smart!

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By May 19, 2010 Read More →

Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 Review

Dell Inspiron Mini 1012The Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 or ‘New Mini 10’ as it’s also known on the Dell website is another Atom based netbook, and as the name suggests it has a 10 inch screen (10.1 actually) – the difference here is that it’s a higher resolution than the standard 1024×600 we’re used to seeing.

The Mini 1012 is running a fairly standard 32bit Windows 7 Starter for Small Notebook PCs on a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 Single Core CPU, paired with 1GB of RAM and an Intel 3150 Graphics Media Accelerator.

This particular unit has the 6-cell battery giving a claimed 9.5 hours of battery life – and the case is styled to keep this larger battery nice and sleek – no ‘lumpy’ batteries here.

So let’s take it for a spin.


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