Rumours

By February 25, 2011 Read More →

Is this the new Facebook for BlackBerry?

BlackBerry-Facebook-2

N4BB.com has given us some new leaked images this week. The pictures you see to the right of our page is said to be version 2.0 of Facebook for BlackBerry.

The new version of the application will bring us BlackBerry users more in line with the likes of Android and iPhone users. I am particularly looking forward to seeing the Facebook Chat feature in use.

Here’s what we can expect:

  • Facebook Chat
  • UI Refresh
  • View friends’ profile info, pages and friends lists
  • Improved core app integration

N4BB has said that the new version of the app is due for release around May 2011 with a beta version as early as March.

Looks good!

 

Posted by: James

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By February 11, 2011 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 up for pre order!

Screen shot 2011-02-11 at 16.59.33

Those cheeky chaps at mobilefun.co.uk have the Samsung Galaxy S2 up for pre order. The Galaxy S2 is one of the devices we believe that Samsung are due to announced on Sunday at Mobile World Congress.

Now, I don’t suppose that Samsung are particularly happy with mobilefun for putting the device on their site so early and I expect they may even open a can of whoopass on them. I would. Cheeky beggers!

Anyway, you can see the specs below that mobilefun are advertising and after speaking with some people who know stuff I think the specs are pretty spot on.

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By February 7, 2011 Read More →

Next HTC Desire 2 flagship smiles for the camera, again

htc desire 2

Only a few days back, we caught wind of a render and a couple of blurry in-the-wild shots of the next Android flagship phone from HTC. The Desire 2, as it’s been called is running on Android 2.2.1 with HTC Sense and a mobile01 user has submitted clear pictures of both the front and back. There’s not much other information that you can’t see from the pictures. It’s evidently got a camera flash and a small hole which looks like it could be a second mic. The unibody design is typical HTC, very Nexus One like. If this doesn’t get announced at MWC this February, I’ll eat my hat.

See the back of the phone after the break.

 

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By February 6, 2011 Read More →

iPad 2 display – thinner, lighter, same resolution?

ipad display9to5mac.com claim that they have the screen that’s intended for the next generation Apple iPad. The new display is said to be over a millimetre thinner (actually more substantial than it sounds) and lighter too with a thinner bezel. This would correspond with earlier rumours that the new iPad would be thinner and have a smaller bezel.

That wasn’t the only rumour – the iPad could supposedly be going in the same direction as the iPhone 4 – a doubling of screen resolution to an insane 1536 x 2048. That would of course require a pretty monumental amount of processing power and ram, but a commenter on 9to5mac may have crushed your dreams already of a super-HD resolution 10 inch display – he used the serial number (P097X02-SLN1) and an unverifiable method to identify it as an LG Phillips 9.7-inch XGA 1024 x 768 H-IPS display.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the iPad’s screen stayed the same and instead get a 3G to 3Gs-like upgrade; but would you still buy one if it did?

 

Posted by: Vince

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By February 3, 2011 Read More →

Is this the HTC Desire 2?

desire_hd_2 renderThe original Desire was a massive hit to say the least (and rightly so) and it’s only natural that HTC want to follow it up with a successor. At the moment, this is pure rumour – nothing has been confirmed by HTC yet but evidence is building and it’s MWC in a few weeks time so who knows?

The picture to the right is what pocketnow.com have unearthed, and it looks mighty similar to the Desire, except it has lost the trackpad. What has replaced it is a chrome-ringed front-facing camera. The buttons tell us that this will run Android and from what it looks like, the screen is roughly what the Desire was (just right) or very slightly larger.

Engadget have in-the-wild shots of the new device being used in Taipei, which match up perfectly to pocketnow’s render. All we need now is an official unveiling, but for now, take a peek at those pictures after the break.

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By January 29, 2011 Read More →

HTC to unveil Facebook phones?

facebookWith Mobile World Congress on the horizon, speculation is building that HTC are to announce two Facebook branded phones in Barcelona in just a few weeks time. Both City A.M. and BGR believe that these phones will features tight Facebook integration such as having status updates and messages pushed to the homescreen, as well as calling and emailing from their Facebook page. Evidence is a bit patchy, with claims that the iPhone app developer is working on it and a focus group was held regarding  a Facebook centric phone.

Facebook have responded by totally dismissing the rumours, saying it’s simply manufacturers tying Facebook deeper into their phones. So although we may not see a Facebook branded phone, the chances are that deep Facebook support will become a headlining feature on new and upcoming devices. WP7 and HTC’s Sense both have heavy Facebook integration already, so wouldn’t a Facebook phone be the next logical step? Considering there are over half a billion active users, a Facebook phone should go down a treat.

 

Posted by: Vince

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By January 29, 2011 Read More →

Motorola Atrix 4G release date leaked?

motorola atrixThe Motorola Atrix was announced in CES and while no release date was specified, Amazon.com had a misplaced page up with a launch date of February 11th. Although it’s on AT&T in the States, it’s also coming to the UK on Orange – perhaps that date is an indicator of when it will arrive here too? Amazon also had an off contract price of $599.99 which is around £380, however it will almost definitely be considerably more over here.

If you didn’t already know, the Atrix is a beast of a phone, with Android 2.2 speeding along on a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of ram and a 4 inch Gorilla glass display. Not only are the specifications one-of-a-kind (at the moment) but it also has a very promising laptop dock accessory, turning it into a netbook with the Atrix as the brains. Check out the press release here.

 

Posted by: Vince

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By January 25, 2011 Read More →

Full specs of HTC Flyer revealed?

HTC Flyer

We just got sent a link to amobil.no, a Norwegian site that appears to have been tipped on the specs of HTC’s forthcoming tablet.

HTC Flyer will be a tablet measuring 7 inches, and the screen resolution will be 1024 x 600 pixels. This is the same size and resolution that we know from Samsung Galaxy Tab.

The processor will be the the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255. Most will know this as the brains in HTC’s current top of the range, the Desire HD.

The new tablet will have HSPA, otherwise known as super-3G. This gives it download speeds of up to 14,4 Mbps, and upload speeds of 5,76 Mbps.

The Flyer will also sport an HDMI-connector (MHL), and it will be DLNA-enabled for wireless streaming of movies and music.

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By January 16, 2011 Read More →

No Home button on iPad 2?

icon_iphonesdk4 If you’ve been following the iPad2 rumours this week you may have also seen that there are rumours to suggest that the iPad 2, and indeed all future iOS devices, will not have the ever-present Home button.

Initially this sounded like a ridiculous notion. iOS devices only have a few hardware buttons and the Home button is used for so many things, not only for switching between an Application and the homescreen but also, more recently, invoking the task list for the multitasking support. So not only does the removal of the Home button sound like a bad idea, it also would seem to be impossible with the current user interface. To me this seemed like one of those made-up daft rumours.

HOWEVER. Just a few days ago Apple released iOS 4.3 Beta 1 to developers. Along with some minor changes including full screen iAd support and new FaceTime and AirPlay support there’s a couple of more significant changes that do lend support to a possible removal of the Home Button:

The iPad 4.3 beta 1 iOS software now has multi-touch gesture technology. This means you can use four or five fingers to:

  • Pinch to the Home Screen.
  • Swipe up to reveal multitasking bar.
  • Swipe left or right between apps.

 

So what do you all think? Personally I like the comfort of a physical home button and, having used the features in iOS 4.3 Beta 1 I have to say I’m not totally convinced. There are bound to be some apps out there that use multitouch that are going to get confused and you’ll end up closing them. At least it can be switched off.

Time will tell.

 

Posted by: Matt

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By January 14, 2011 Read More →

Is this the BlackBerry Storm 3?

storm3BGR have had a goldmine of a scoop lately, leaking the Curve, Bold and Torch models of RIM’s lineup. They’ve rounded it off with images and specs of a third successor to the Storm. The first two iterations brought a quirky, clicky touchscreen which didn’t really take off as much as RIM would have hoped; maybe a name rebranding will help wash away the poor reception of the Storm? Codenamed the Monaco or Monza , it has the same 1.2GHz processor as the leaked Torch 2, and a nice 3.7″ touchscreen.

There’s no information as of yet whether that SurePress screen will stay, but the other specifications are pretty tasty – click through to see them.

 

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