Archive for August 9th, 2011

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VEVO for BlackBerry PlayBook


Vevo’s PlayBook app went live yesterday and what a bobby dazzler it is too! If you like watching music videos then this free app is a must. With over 30,000 videos to choose from you are sure to find your favorite artists on there. With the added bonus of HDMI out on the PlayBook you have the ability to hook the BlackBerry PlayBook up to your TV and watch full screen.

Great app. I love it!

  • Free access to VEVO’s library of over 30,000 music videos
  • Watch exclusive interviews and performances only available on VEVO
  • 720p HD streaming, the highest quality picture of any tablet
  • TV-out feature
  • Multitask on the PlayBookT while streaming videos from the VEVO app
  • Manage your VEVO playlists with PlayBook’s innovative swipe-down menu

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Motorola rolling out Android 3.1 for the XOOM


Motorola has announced the availability of Android 3.1 for Motorola XOOM in the UK – the over the air update is now rolling out. The update provides exciting enhancements to enable users to get more from their Motorola XOOM and makes it even easier to create a PC-like environment for business users.

Together with the 3.1 update, Motorola is activating the SD card slot.  This gives users more flexibility in managing storage and the ability to expand the memory of their Motorola XOOM up to 64GB with the addition of a 32GB SD card. 

Key highlights for Android 3.1 include:

· Improved multi-tasking providing instant visual access to a larger number of applications

· Resizable home screen widgets which can be expanded horizontally and/or vertically to include more content,

· Both keyboard and mouse support, which allows simultaneous input for devices over USB and/or Bluetooth® (in any combination)

· Picture transfer directly from camera, so users can connect their cameras over USB and import their pictures to the Gallery with a single touch

· Support for most PC joysticks and gamepads that connect over USB or Bluetooth

· New high-performance Wi-Fi lock lets applications maintain high-performance Wi-Fi connections even when the device screen is off

· Preloaded Adobe® Flash® Player, as well as File Manager.


Posted by: James

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ZTE ships 35 millions phones in first half of 2011


ZTE announced it has shipped 60 million terminal products including 35 million handsets in the first half of 2011. This represents a 30% increase year-on-year in handsets shipped and saw ZTE witness a 400% increase in smartphone sales.

In Europe, ZTE has partnered with over 65 operators on smartphones, with its handset sales increasing over 30%. Market analyst IDC’s ‘World Mobile Phone Tracker’ July 2011 report states that ZTE became the fifth-largest mobile phone vendor in the world based on shipment numbers for the first two quarters of the year.

You can see the full press release below:

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HTC EVO 3D demo video

Evo-Main We got a chance to play with an HTC EVO 3D a few weeks ago at a launch event that HTC held in London and now we’ve managed to get hold of one for review.

The EVO 3D has been on sale in the US for a few weeks and is due to go on sale here in the UK soon too. It goes up against the LG Optimus 3D in the 3D smartphone sector (of Just two handsets!).

I have to say that when I first heard about and saw these new 3D phones I thought it was nothing but a gimmick. I suppose that may well be the case but with the ability to record 720p video in 3D as well as capturing 3D photos the EVO 3D is an interesting prospect.

Spec-wise it’s similar to the HTC Sensation and has the same CPU, screen res, OS etc. So performance should be comparable.

Our full review will be up soon but as always we’re starting with a video.


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