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By June 20, 2012 Read More →

Samsung to use NFC wristbands at Red Hot Chilli Peppers gig


Gone are the days of a normal wristband. Samsung are to use NFC enabled ones for the first time next month when the Red Hot Chilli Peppers play Knebworth in Hertfordshire.

Fans will be able to use their wristbands to enter competitions at the event as well as check in on Facebook at the Samsung stand: groovy.

Samsung UK and Ireland vice president of telecommunications and networks Simon Stanford said: “We’re delighted to announce our involvement in the first rollout of ticketless technology this country has seen.

“In future, everyone will be able to use their mobile phone as their ticket, whether they are music fans going to a gig, or a commuters travelling to work. So we’re excited to be aligning ourselves with that technology and to be bringing a new experience to both our customers and to music fans across the country.”

Nice to see NFC being used for something useful at last. It is one of those features that many of us now have on our smartphones but don’t really get the opportunity to utilize.

Source: mobilenewscwp


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By April 18, 2012 Read More →

Huawei Ascend P1 announced for a May release

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Huawei have today announced that the Huawei Ascend P1 will be available in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia through operators and retailers by May 2012, in Latin America from June 2012 and in Europe from summer, with availability in other markets to follow.

"The global availability of the Ascend P1, which combines smart features and a sexy design, represents a significant milestone for Huawei Device.  We are sending strong signals of our intention to transform into a consumer-facing brand and extend our market leadership globally by strengthening our range of flagship products. We are also expanding our sales and distribution channels to move beyond a focus on operators," said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device.

The Ascend P1 is beauty meets brains – proof that technology and good looks can go hand-in-hand. It features a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor and measures 7.69mm thin and 64.8 mm long, providing a very comfortable grip. With a 4.3-inch super AMOLED 960 x 540 touch screen with Corning® Gorilla® Glass, an 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera and Dolby Mobile 3.0 + 5.1 surround sound technology, the Ascend P1 provides a home theatre experience in the palm of your hands.

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By April 3, 2012 Read More →

Magnum Pleasure Hunt 2: Play across the globe!

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Got some time to kill? Fancy playing a game? Try Magnum Pleasure Hunt 2 from your browser. It is like nothing I have seen before.

Prepare yourself Pleasure Hunters! Hot on the heels of Magnum Pleasure Hunt Across the Internet, Magnum today launched the sequel, Magnum Pleasure Hunt 2 Across the Globe, a high-paced, interactive game that follows a beautiful, young pleasure seeker as she runs through the world’s hot spots in a bid to seek out the ultimate pleasure – new Magnum Infinity.

Following the successful launch of Magnum Pleasure Hunt Across the Internet in April 2011, which attracted more than 7 million players worldwide who spent an average of 5 minutes in the pursuit to achieve their highest score, Magnum is delighted to unveil the sequel. Magnum Pleasure Hunt 2 Across the Globe is a fun-packed, fully interactive adventure that sees the main character run through the bustling streets of New York, float over the romantic skyline of Paris and surf the waves of Rio de Janeiro within Bing maps Streetside view interface.

Collecting chocolate bonbons and cocoa nibs on the hunt for the ultimate pleasure – new Magnum Infinity – the heroine of the game runs, somersaults and jumps past famous brands such as luxury Italian jeweller Bvlgari, on-trend surf manufacturer Quiksilver, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and the exclusive Hotel Fasano in Rio de Janeiro, giving the game a sense of reality. From street lamps to road signs, each and every backdrop featured within the game was built to perfection from a staggering 6,500 photographs and 3D recreation, ensuring the game boasts an astoundingly life-like look and feel.

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By February 27, 2012 Read More →

Nokia 808 Pure View announced with a 41MP Camera Sensor!

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The Nokia 808 Pure View has been announced at MWC this morning and packs an amazing 41 mega pixel camera sensor!

Due for release in Q2 here in Europe the 808 Pure View will pack a price tag of 450 Euros.

Running Symbian Belle the 808 is powered by a 1.3 GHz single core processor and comes with a 4 inch 360 x 640 screen. The Carl Zeiss camera will also record video in full HD and it looks like this one will be the camera phone of all camera phones.

Full press release and specs when we have it.


Posted by: James

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By February 20, 2012 Read More →

NetFlix for iPad: Quick Review

NetFlix for iPadYou will have hopefully read James’ review of the LoveFilm Player application for iPad. LoveFilm has long been the movie lovers rental service of choice but now it seems that having the physical disc delivered is a thing of the past. Netflix is a 100% stream only service that has been around for a while over in Americaland and has now arrived in the UK, to make the competition a little more interesting.

For the purpose of this review I decided to enroll on Netflix’s 1 month trial to give it a thorough testing, I hadn’t tried streaming a film on any platform before so I was quite interested to see what the quality would be like on an average broadband connection. After the 1 month trial it will cost you just £6 P/M which for the quality of video that you will receive is awesome value! Also the app is FREE!! My favourite word!

I have to say that I have been really surprised in a very good way that the quality of streaming is super! I have an average internet connection of 5 mb which is below the UK average but for my area is pretty good, however I wasn’t expecting the high quality that Netflix has offered me. I have to note to you guys that this is a review of not only the iPad version but of the iPhone version too, however they are exactly the same app just smaller on the iPhone, so I will be just using iPad screenshots for the review.

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By January 31, 2012 Read More →

£1.00 Apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook

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Both Gameloft and Union are doing £1.00 ‘Welcome to PlayBook’ promotion on some of their existing top games titles!

The PlayBook really does have some superb games available now and the following ones are the perfect excuse for you to give them a try while discounted.

Head on over to App World from your BlackBerry PlayBook and see what bargains you can pick up.

You can see some examples below:

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By December 9, 2011 Read More →

Tegra 3 Shadowgun amazes

b_500_274_16777215_0___images_stories_reviews_shadowgun_shadowgun-android-game-reviewThe Tegra 3 version of Shadowfun seems to be making waves. The difference in detail and how the water looked alone was impressive. nVidia has released a new preview via Twitter showing more of what to expect. As you will see in the video is the Tegra 3 revamped version, the graphics and detail are incredible and have been improved upon on just about every facet when it comes to the game itself. Aside from the improvements, it’s a pretty bad ass trailer to watch anyways.

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By December 9, 2011 Read More →

Polarbit extend Google’s celebration

ScreenClipPolarbit has dropped the prices of all their paid games. The most expensive ones they had are now only £1.27 while the rest of their catalog of titles are only 63p. From the sounds of it they plan to keep this sale going for all ten days that Google plans to do their sale. If you’ve been wanting some of Polarbit’s other titles, now is a great time to nab a couple for dirt cheap.

You can see all their games that they have on sale in their developer listing located here. Of course they also have a bunch of free games you can play and free versions of their paid ones to try out but for the discount they are giving right now, might as well grab the full versions right? Enjoy!

Posted by: Gareth

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By March 21, 2011 Read More →

Twitter for BlackBerry


Five years ago today on the 21st March 2006, a man named Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet. Today Twitter is growing at an incredible pace, with an incredible 140 million tweets sent per day.

I have been informed that BlackBerry is the number one Smartphone for Twitter. There have been in excess of 6 million BlackBerry Twitter downloads to date, revolutionising the way people share and interact. The Twitter for BlackBerry app can help make tweeting easier and more intuitive – so you can literally tell the whole world what is on your mind.

A fully featured and fully integrated Twitter app for BlackBerry Smartphones which ticks all the boxes. The app notifies you with new direct messages, tweets or mentions and works alongside your BlackBerry Browser and camera, so it only takes a moment to post a link or upload a picture. Plus, you can follow friends, search for a topic of interest, edit re-tweets, and find users quickly by typing @usernames.

Twitter for BlackBerry is available to download for FREE from BlackBerry App World


Posted by: James

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By February 6, 2011 Read More →

BlackBerry music apps – Something for the weekend?

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With the weekend here I thought I might just mention a few music apps that you may find handy if you are a BlackBerry user.

Now we all know that media was never the strong point on a BlackBerry before BlackBerry 6 but since the OS update things have improved immensely.

There are a great selection of music apps within App World from podcasts, to radio, to creating music on a BlackBerry. Have a look at the few I have selected after the break or head on over to App World from your BlackBerry and see what you fancy.


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