Archive for August 15th, 2011

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RIM Announces BlackBerry Management Center for Small Business


Research In Motion (RIM) today announced BlackBerry Management Center – a free online service for small businesses to centrally manage company-or employee-owned BlackBerry smartphones in the cloud and protect business-related content stored on the handsets. The service is designed for businesses with up to 100 BlackBerry smartphones that access email services from an Internet service provider (ISP) or web-based email services like Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo!.

“We are pleased to introduce RIM’s latest cloud service designed specifically for small businesses,” said Alan Panezic, Vice President, Enterprise Product Management at Research In Motion. “BlackBerry Management Center is a free service and an effective way to manage and support employees’ BlackBerry smartphones in the cloud.”

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Motorola announce the Defy+

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Our second piece of Motorola news of the day. The company have announced the forthcoming release of the Motorola Defy+, the successor to the Defy, which if you remember is the device you can take in the bath, make sandcastles with and even store in your pocket alongside a bunch of keys and your loose change.

Full press release below:

Live life to the fullest with the latest life proof smartphone from Motorola Mobility, Inc., Motorola DEFY+. Building on the Motorola DEFY’s life proof heritage, Motorola DEFY+ offers exceptional protection from whatever life throws your way with its water resistant, scratch resistant and dust proof design (IP67). In addition, Motorola DEFY+ has a 1GHz processor that runs 25 percent faster and is more fun with the latest version of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) delivering a smarter operating system and better battery life to fully enjoy your experiences. Motorola DEFY+ will be available in Asia, Europe and Latin America starting in early fall.

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Galaxy Tab 8.9 on sale very soon

ScreenClipThe wait seems to be coming to an end. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, the smaller brother of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, was up for pre-order via the Amazon UK site listed at a price of £605.34. The listing shows that the tablet packs a 3G modem inside and has an in-stock date of August 12. This was last week however the pre-order option has since been removed.

With 8.9 inches, Samsung is clearly aiming for not just the right size, but the features to go with. This is something the company failed to do with the original Galaxy Tab.  The device is 8.6 mm thin, 465 grams in weight, and has a 6,000 mAh battery that supports up to 10 hours of video playback, and a platform built specifically for tablets.

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Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility

Google-Logo Given the current situation with everyone suing everyone else in relation to alleged patent infringements it’s perhaps of little surprise that a number of big companies are going on the acquisition trail in order that they may bolster their position.

However the news this afternoon that Google are about to acquire Motorola Mobility is something of a surprise.

You’ll find the full press release below.


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HP Pre 3 coming to Orange

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The HP Pre 3 has been keeping a low profile since its announcement in which seems a lifetime ago. It is however clearly coming to the Orange network as a help and support page has cropped up on the Orange Website.

I’m not totally sure what HP are playing at to be honest. The Pre 3 was first announced back in February and we are still waiting for it. Sure, in the meantime HP released the Veer, which in my opinion is too small for a normal person to use. We then had the TouchPad which seems better but we want the flagship phone soon please HP.

No dates are confirmed when the device will hit the Orange stores but we will be sure to let you know when it does.


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Orange Monte Carlo Unboxing Video


I did a post the other day about the Orange Monte Carlo possibly being bargain of the year and I strongly believe it will be. Orange had the same success last year with The San Francisco and the Monte Carlo like the San Fran is also made by ZTE.

At £150 on PAYG you get fantastic value for money. Sporting a 4.3 inch touch screen and running Android 2.3.4 the Monte Carlo may not be as well specced as the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Sensation but there is a massive difference in price.

The Monte Carlo is actually the ZTE Skate but you can’t buy that yet so if you want a big Android phone that wont break the bank I suggest giving this one some thought.

Matt has unboxed the Monte Carlo over the weekend and you can see the video below along with a reminder of the devices main features.


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