Archive for October, 2010

By October 25, 2010 Read More →

iPhone outsells BlackBerry in Q3


For the first time ever Apple have sold more iPhones in Q3 than RIM has sold BlackBerry smartphones, according to Strategy Analytics. In fact 20% more which is quite a jump.

Nokia are clearly still number one worldwide but could Apple make the gap even smaller? With rumors rife that Verizon Wireless will release a CDMA iPhone sometime soon Apples sales will only grow and grow.

Come on RIM. We need something special from you and I’m not talking about a tablet with a funny name. We need a super BlackBerry, please.


Posted by: James

Posted in: News
By October 24, 2010 Read More →

Trick or Tweet – Angry Birds goes Halloween

angry As if to wipe the smug grin off of all those Android owners with their free copies of the world’s premier avian demolition game, Rovio have released Angry Birds Halloween.  It’s still only 59p and even better, the HD version is only £1.19 for us fans of giant iPods (you know, iPads).  The plot remains the same – pigs inexplicably steal eggs, eggs parents become feathered suicidal sling ammo – but the graphics and sounds have all been given a Halloween makeover, including the requisite pumpkins, werewolf howling and green pigs in ghostly sheets.  Even the jolly Angry Birds polka ditty has been giving a spooky makeover, rounding off a very good addition to an already excellent game.  Sling yourselves over here to take a look.

Source: iTunes App Store

Posted by: Ian

Posted in: News
By October 24, 2010 Read More →

Nokia N8 unboxing video

Nokia-N8 Nokia recently announced a new wave of handsets and among those announced was the Nokia N8. We’ve finally managed to get our hands on a new N8 to review and I’m starting here, as we always do, with the unboxing video.

The Nokia N8 is the first Symbian3 handset that we’ve looked at so I am looking forward to trying it out, comparing it to earlier versions of Symbian (I’m still using my C6) and also to other handsets that we have in reviewing at the moment. I think this must also be the first Nokia handset to have a built-in, non-user replacable battery. I guess it works for the iPhone but I wonder if this will be a point of contention for Nokia.

The N8 has a fab 12-megapixel camera with a proper xenon flash which is a real boon. Couple that with the capacitive AMOLED touchscreen this could be a winner.

Full review coming up over the next week or two but for now here’s the unbox and a brief demo.

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By October 23, 2010 Read More →

Garmin Asus nuvifone M10 unboxing video

M10 The Garmin name is synonymous with GPS and satellite navigation and this new nuvifone M10 couples Asus’s phone expertise with Garmin’s proven GPS navigation technology. It should make for a formidable integrated navigation device.

Asus have crammed in a 3.5″ WVGA touchscreen which is ideal for displaying the detailed 3D maps, all of which comes pre-installed as part of the package. There’s 4GB of internal memory as well as a MicroSDHC memory card slot. The nuvifone M10 is also the first fully converged Location Based Services (LBS) smartphone with integrated GPS.

You get everything you need to use this device in-car too, a cradle and windscreen mount and car charger.

It seems a little odd to have another Windows Mobile 6.5.3 handset on the market though, especially with WP7 hitting the market this week. So to find out whether or not that all matters you’ll have to wait a week or two for the full review. For now you can check out the unboxing video below.

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By October 23, 2010 Read More →

Gingerbread is Almost Out of the Oven

thumb_550_gingerbread--google Now we know the latest version of Android  is almost here, and how do I know. Well a giant gingerbread man has just arrived at Google’s headquarters is how. Google still hasn’t said a word about the new version of Android, codenamed Gingerbread, but the rumours floating around the internet are saying that Gingerbread will have better media support, speed improvements and a nicer UI. And I presume the arrival of the gingerbread man suggests that we will probably see an announcement of Android 3.0 within the next couple of weeks.

The giant gingerbread model is taking it’s place alongside the éclair, the cupcake, and cone of frozen yogurt. Check the video of the Gingerbread arriving below.

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By October 22, 2010 Read More →

Get the HTC Desire HD today sim free


Devicewire have the HTC Desire HD in stock today and are awaiting your order. If you are after the Desire HD and are prepared to part with your money for the sim free version head on over to Devicewire and get your order in quick. I think this one may be popular today.


Need a spec reminder? See them after the break.


Posted in: News
By October 22, 2010 Read More →

BlackBerry Torch 9800 offer from Expansys


This doesn’t sound a bad offer if you are looking to get the BlackBerry Torch 9800 sim free.

Exclusive offer for Tracy & Matt readers: Get the new BlackBerry 9800 Torch with a free 16GB microSD memory card and screen protector.

Head on over to expansys where you can order this great deal for only £499.99 including V.A.T

If you need a reminder of the Torch you can see our full review here.


Posted by: James

Posted in: Phones
By October 21, 2010 Read More →

HTC 7 Mozart demo video


I am sure you saw our HTC 7 Mozart unboxing video earlier this week. In the video you would of heard me say that I was going to record a further demo video once I had become a little more familiar with the device and customized it a wee bit.

Well, I have done that now and the video is below. I am still no expert with Windows Phone 7 so please don’t call me a silly sausage but I hope this gives you a slightly better insight into the operating system.

See the video after the break:

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By October 20, 2010 Read More →

Win an HP 620 Laptop with

hp620comp Our friends over at have just announced their latest competition where you could win a fab HP 620 Laptop worth over £500!

Entry is dead easy, simply head on over to’s competition page, answer a simple question and sign up to their email promotions to be in with a chance of winning.

Simples! 🙂


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Competitions
By October 20, 2010 Read More →

Palm Pre 2 officially announced

Palm Roadrunner

HP have today announced the Palm Pre 2 and as we suspected the specs include a 1GHz processor, 5MP camera, 512MB of RAM and webOS 2.0.

Here is the official word from HP:

HP Introduces webOS 2.0, the Next Generation of Mobile Innovation Coming first on new Palm Pre 2 in France, the United States and Canada

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 19, 2010 – HP today announced HP webOS 2.0, the most significant update to the platform since its launch in 2009 and a substantial step in HP’s vision to transform how people think, feel and connect.

Posted in: Press Releases