Archive for July, 2008

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Nokia E66 reviewed at Crunchgear

e66-05-lowres Nokia’s rather attractive slide phone has been reviewed rather favourably by the folks over at Crunchgear. In keeping with the style of the Nokia E71 the E66 looks to be a nice little phone to slip in your pocket at the weekend. Some of the specs are after the break:

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Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile with HSDPA

q1-thumbHere is a look at a beautiful piece of kit. It’s easily more powerful than some folk’s home computer within  the confines of a mobile device.

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By July 31, 2008 Read More →

VITO Technology release new online task manager

VITO Technology have just been in touch to tell us about their new online task management software, Task2Gather. Task2Gather allows you to manage tasks online through any web browser as well as having client software for Windows Mobile and iPhone.

Looks like a pretty neat idea if you have a lot of tasks to manage and it’s currently a free service. However it will become subscription based at a later date.

Check out the full info below:

task2gather screen shot


VITO Technology is proud to present Task2Gather – a brand-new free service for online task management. Task2Gather is one place for all your tasks and projects: family, social, business, and private. Task2Gather lets you put your tasks online and invite family members,  colleagues, or clients to participate and achieve common goals.

Our guiding criteria for developing Task2Gather were simplicity, high performance, sharing, flexibility and mobility. As a result there has been developed a completely unique service applicable for successful collaboration practically in any sphere of life.

  • Simplicity. Task2Gather is so simple you can use it as a shopping list or as a to-do list and enjoy advantages of the online accessibility of this information at the same time. Task2Gather offers you unbelievably easy start as there is no need for training, reading manuals, or other time consuming activities. Sign up takes literally a couple of seconds and after this you see self-explanatory clear interface with useful tips for next steps.
  • Flexibility. Task2Gather can be used literally anywhere. It can equally well serve students, social service, construction teams, small businesses, and housewives. Task2Gather allows you to organize all your tasks & projects exactly the way you like. You can see yourself using Task2Gather for your work when in fact you started to use it for managing your personal tasks.
  • Sharing. Task2Gather is even more useful for collaboration and team-work. To invite somebody to a project you need to type in their email and press invite. After invitees logs in to their Task2Gather account they see not only their own projects & tasks but also the projects & tasks you have shared with them. Now you can assign each other responsible for particular tasks and start achieving your common goal.
  • High performance. Task2Gater for desktop computers is entirely web-based application (like Google Dos)… but you will never notice it. It works very fast and steadily.
  • Mobility. The soon coming Task2Gather clients for iPhone and Windows Mobile will prove that online task management can be as easy as a shopping/to-do list and very efficient at the same time.

Sign up for Task2Gather at Task2Gather is a completely free service available on any computer with Internet access. It will be later available via paid subscription with more advanced features.


Posted by: Matt

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By July 31, 2008 Read More →

Orange release ROM update for HTC TyTN II

Following a bit of a false start last week Orange have at last released their official Windows Mobile 6.1 update for the HTC TyTN II.


If you head over to this page on the Orange Website then select "HTC" as the brand, then "TyTN P4550 II" from the model section. You should then see the screen above where you can click on "Download the latest HTC P4550 software update" to get the ROM update.

A few people have commented that the download link doesn’t work for them so you can bypass the selection screens and simply download the update from HERE.

As with all ROM updates, everything will be wiped from your phone memory so make sure you copy or backup your important data before you start!


Posted by: Matt

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By July 31, 2008 Read More →

Tytn II Orange 6.1 update is here

orange_tytnii_update_thumbTracy and Matt have managed to get the Orange upgrade working for the Tytn II. This taking the phone up to Windows Mobile 6.1 brings a host of updates to the flaky and buggy 6.0 variant. The update is very much worth it and I am very interested to see what Orange have packaged with it.

Update: Just to update you on this, I have been using it for the last 24 hours and I have to say it is a big improvement.

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HTC Touch Pro software and GUI

htc-touch-pro-official-02-sm Continuing their unparalleled coverage of the HTC Touch Pro, The Unwired has posted a video demonstrating the working phone. It seems rather snappy and even takes a quick look at the Touchflo 3D interface in landscape mode. It all looks rather swish and will hopefully not suffer from any of the Diamond’s initial problems.

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What’s that cable?

CablePus Here is a useful resource over at Gizmodo. A load of standard cables explained in a small and un-confusing amount of depth. Mini and Micro USB always get me and to be honest, I don’t think I have seen a micro USB in use before.

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By July 31, 2008 Read More →

Do we need an Zune Phone?

1217452701.usr8 There is an interesting article over at Pocket PC Thoughts regarding the rumoured Zune Phone. Whilst I am far from opposing the idea I think it is something that Mircosoft feel they have to have a stab at given Apple’s success. It would be clever to wait until the folks who have signed up for the iPhone are coming to the ends of their contracts and try to sway them away. Also this would give them a good 12 to 18 months to get it right.

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iPhone 3G Review

imageI have held off jumping into writing a review of the iPhone 3G deliberately because of all the euphoria and hype surrounding it’s launch you can so easily get carried away with it, so now nearly 3 weeks after getting my hands on one it is time to share my thoughts on the good the bad and the ugly sides of this years most anticipated phone.

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By July 30, 2008 Read More →

HP iPAQ 914c unboxed

The iPAQ 914c is another great looking device from HP. The iPAQ 914 is a blackberry-style Windows Mobile device with a fixed full QWERTY keyboard. Typically you would expect a device of this form factor to be a Windows Mobile Standard style Smartphone but in this case HP have included WM 6.1 professional complete with touchscreen.

HP iPAQ 914c

The HP iPAQ 194c


Phillip is putting a review together for us which should be here next week, so until then, here is our unbox video:

HP iPAQ 914 unboxed

HP iPAQ 914 Specification:

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 professional
  • 2.5" transmissive TFT 320 x 240 pixel touch panel display
  • Built-in Assisted GPS
  • Integrated Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Tri Band HSPDA
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth V2.0
  • 416MHz processor
  • 128MB SDRAM/ 256MB ROM
  • 3 Megapixel Camera
  • QWERTY Keyboard
  • MicroSD Slot
  • 1940 mAh Lithium Polymer battery
  • 113 x 64 x 16 mm
  • 146 grams

    Like a trusted business partner, you can depend on the iPAQ 914C Series Business Messenger to keep you connected and productive.

    This is the mobile email experience you’ve wanted. The QWERTY keyboard makes text entry fast and efficient. Scroll elegantly through your emails with the track wheel.

    View and print attachments from a variety of applications. And it’s so much more than wireless email. Make calls and go online in countries around the world via 3G and Quad-band wireless technology, all from the iPAQ 914C!

    EDIT: Phillip’s HP iPAQ 914 review is now live.

    Posted by: Matt

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