Archive for October 11th, 2010

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HPalm Pre 2 leaked?!

The image on the right, courtesy of Engadget, is a screen grab of the supposed next generation ‘Pre 2’. The French operator SFR have written on their blog about the new Pre 2. It’s unclear what exactly is happening, that SFR have announced it too early, or that it’s not the new Pre altogether, just a mix up (I hope not!) Regardless of what happened, they have mentioned some tasty specs, including an unspecified 1GHz processor coupled with 512MB of RAM running the new webOS 2.0 show. One of main complaints with the original Pre was the sometimes sluggish (and short-lived) performance and the build quality. Hopefully the new silicon inside will solve the first issue, and the grunt of HP will solve the second. The image seems very similar or even identical in terms of looks and form factor to the first Pre, but whether that’s a good thing or not is debatable.

Keep in mind that this is unconfirmed (they have only made a very general and vague announcement) and could all vanish into the land of vaporware.let’s hope not!


Posted by: Vince

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Samsung Omnia 7 pops early

Samsung Omnia 7

Looks like someone at Samsung in Russia has followed LG and leaked the Omnia 7 early! The 4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA smartphone runs the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 processor with 8GB of onboard storage and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera.

There’s also WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and A-GPS, along with USB 2.0 and triband UMTS/HSPA (900/1900/2100).  AS well as a built in FM radio the Omnia 7 is capable of recording video in 720P HD. Battery life is tipped at up to 520 minutes talktime or 390 hours standby from the 1,500mAh Li-Ion pack. 

Full specs can be seen in the picture below.


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The HTC Windows Phone 7 collection

HTC WP7 Family A

As I am sure you are aware, today sees the official announcement of Windows Phone 7 from Microsoft. As this post goes live I will be at the event to get the low down and see what’s what.

However last week I was lucky enough to get a preview of the HTC devices and have a quick hands on and I must say they all seemed jolly nice.

On to the juicy bits. Below you will find the details of them all and some photos. I am told that the HTC HD7 Pro will not be launched here in the UK straight away but will be here shortly and open to all carriers. The HTC 7 Surround will be a AT&T exclusive in the USA and the other three will be UK carrier exclusives.


HTC Mozart:

Posted in: Press Releases
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Orange & Windows Phone 7


Orange to exclusively range the HTC 7 Mozart, as well as offer the Samsung Omnia 7 across all its retail channels  from 21st October
Orange Windows Phone 7 customers have quick-link access to Orange services via their handsets along with industry leading Microsoft Windows Phone 7 customer support
All Orange customers now also benefit from having the broadest network coverage in Britain meaning they can call and text in more places

11th October 2010, London: Orange today took its place as the number one destination for Smartphones, announcing the delivery of two new handsets based on Microsoft’s latest mobile operating platform, Windows Phone 7.

As Microsoft’s key UK partner, the move builds on the long-standing relationship between the two companies and sees Orange exclusively offer UK customers the flagship HTC 7 Mozart, as well as range the stylish Samsung Omnia 7 device across all its retail channels later this month.

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LG a bit over keen with Windows Phone 7

LG Optimus 1

With the launch of Windows Phone 7 not until later this afternoon someone at LG decided to publish the details of their offering a little early! The Optimus 7 appeared on their blog but has since been removed. Chris from Slashgear spotted it though and the info is below. Naughty LG!

Today LG Electronics announced the UK launch of its first Windows Phone 7 handset, the LG Optimus 7. Utilising Microsoft’s brand new operating system, the LG Optimus 7 heralds a new era for smartphones and consumers.

The LG Optimus 7 represents the product of close work between LG and Microsoft to create a user-friendly handset that combined the glance and go experience of the Windows Phone 7 combined with the best features that are exclusive to LG devices. These include the DLNA-based Play To, augmented reality and Voice-to-Text, which can all be added as Live Tiles on the Windows Phone 7 to personalise your device and can be accessed via integrated “Hubs”.

The Optimus 7 was developed to fit at the heart of our digital lives. The Play-To feature was exclusively developed for the Optimus 7 to allow DLNA based multimedia-sharing. This allows users to access their multimedia including pictures, video and music via any DLNA compatible device meaning you can listen to the music on your phone through your favourite speakers or view you pictures on your TV.

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Virgin Mobile VM800 Review

Virgin Media VM800 Here we have one of Alcatel’s latest mobile handsets, the VM800 now this one is the virgin media version but there are sim free versions that go by the name OT-800. As there are so many mobile phones manufacturers producing entry level handsets these days how will this with its full QWERTY keypad cope?

Intrigued? Read on to find out more.


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