Archive for August 12th, 2011

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The Orange Monte Carlo – Bargain of the year?


A couple of days the Orange Monte Carlo went on sale. If you have not seen this one before it is worth checking out as on pay as you go the device is only £149.99. Sound a lot of money? Well you may change your mind when you know that it has a 4.3 inch capacitive touch screen and is running Android 2.3.4.

The Monte Carlo is actually the ZTE Skate but like last years Orange San Francisco Orange have rebranded the device and if sales are as good as the San Francisco they are onto a winner.

Matt got his hands on the Monte Carlo yesterday so watch out for the unboxing video over the weekend.


Live the high life with the Monte Carlo from Orange. The top of the range 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen will amaze your friends and you can capture some wonderful photos with the 5 megapixel camera. A host of apps are available to enhance your phone via the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and you can stay in touch with everyone via email using the 3G+ data speeds.


You can see the spec below :

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Buy the BlackBerry Bold 9900 from Vodafone now!

9900 Voda

The awesome BlackBerry Bold 9900, featuring a fantastic full QWERTY keypad and crystal clear touchscreen, is available to buy now from Vodafone before anywhere else in the UK.

Available free on £41, 24 month price plans, including 1,200 mins, unlimited texts and 500MB of mobile data, the sleek BlackBerry Bold 9900’s large keypad makes it perfect for keeping in touch, whether you’re emailing, texting, using BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook or Twitter.
Running on the latest BlackBerry software – BlackBerry 7 – and powered by a fast 1.2GHZ processor, makes browsing the web a breeze and full access to BlackBerry AppWorld gives you plenty of opportunities to work, rest and play.
It also packs a 5 megapixel camera so you can record those special moments in pin-sharp high definition video.

Head on over to the Vodafone site to place your order.

If you have not checked out our full review you can do so here.


Posted by: James

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The Samsung Xcover GT-S5690 announced


Samsung Electronics have today announced the Samsung Galaxy Xcover (Model: GT-S5690), a touchscreen smartphone that combines intuitive social networking features all encased in a waterproof design.

Engineered with materials designed to protect it from wear and tear, the Samsung Galaxy  Xcover is the ideal smartphone for active users. Waterproof to a depth of one meter (max 30 minutes), the Galaxy Xcover protects against life’s little accidents while still sporting a beautifully slim and stylish body. The Samsung Galaxy Xcover is powered by Android 2.3 (“Gingerbread”) the newest version of the world’s most popular mobile platform optimised for smartphones.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “We’ve designed the Samsung Galaxy Xcover especially for those consumers who need all the functionalities of a smartphone that can stand up to demanding lifestyles. By combining the best of our social features together with a strong, airtight chassis makes this smartphone resistant to dust and water damage without compromising on the design.”

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover is equipped with Samsung’s Social Hub, allowing users to communicate with whoever they want, however they want, all from one place. Communication history, Instant Messenger status and updates from social networking sites are all brought to a single destination. Users can access message types (push e-mail, text, voicemail and SNS) and respond directly without resorting to individual applications. Galaxy Xcover users have the ultimate inbox that allows immediate access to their friends.

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Asus EEE Pad Transformer review

IMG_2707Of all the Android tablets out at the moment, the Asus Transformer is the most notable. So called for it’s ability to turn into something of an Android netbook with an attachable keyboard. Can it break loose from the mediocrity off Android tablets so far? Could this be the closest thing we have at the moment to an iPad alternative or is it a modestly price clunk-a-tron with an interesting peripheral?


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Documents to Go on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 – Video


In the olden days it was only business people that use a BlackBerry. Those days are now gone but the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 now comes with a fantastic business application that will come in handy for both business users and us normal people.

Documents to Go comes pre-loaded on the BlackBerry Bold 9900. It is designed to allow you to open, edit, save, or create new documents including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on your BlackBerry Smartphone. When you need to make one small change to that report, or a colleague is asking for you to review a presentation, you can make changes quickly and efficiently while on the go. Good eh?

I have recorded a short demo video that you can see below:

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