Archive for August 16th, 2011

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HP Pre 3 Stock Arriving Tomorrow


We mentioned earlier in the week that the HP Pre 3 had appeared on the support section of the Orange website. If this one is your cup of tea then you can buy it sim free from Clove tomorrow.

At £360 inc. VAT the Pre 3 looks to offer pretty good value for money.

In 2010, HP took over Palm to become HP Palm, launching the HP Palm Pre 2. However, a new range of devices is now lead by the Pre 3, under the name of HP. Of course, the HP Pre 3 features the webOS platform that powered the Palm Pre and HP Palm Pre 2, but with a few improvements.

The HP Pre 3 is designed perfectly to help you cope with the fast pace of life that is created by a busy social and business schedule. Packed into the slim design of the HP Pre 3 is a 1.4GHz processor, email engine, slide out QWERTY keyboard and a robust battery.

With webOS, true multitasking is made easy. Keep multiple apps open once and flip between them using simple gestures. Once you have several apps open, they are arranged in stacks as if part of a deck of cards. Watch a video half way through composing an email, play a game in between texting, or check Facebook while on a call.

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Xperia Play gets FIFA 12 exclusive


Sony Ericsson today announced a limited time exclusive agreement with EA Mobile, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) the world’s leading mobile games publisher, to deliver the much anticipated EA SPORTS FIFA 12 on Android. Optimized for the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone Xperia PLAY, the No. 1 sports franchise on the planet, will be available for the device worldwide in the holiday season.

With improved gameplay depth, authentic commentaries, updated teams from the world’s top leagues and all new replay systems, FIFA 12 on Xperia PLAY is the ultimate football experience for Android. The dedicated graphical processing unit, optimized memory bandwidth and 60fps rendering of Xperia PLAY enhance the football gameplay experience. Audio is also improved with enhanced commentary and crowd chants.

FIFA 12 will undoubtedly be one of this year’s most popular games and Xperia PLAY consumers will be able to master it before any other Android users,” said, Dominic Neil-Dwyer, Head of Market Development for Sony Ericsson. “Adding to a portfolio of quality games for Xperia PLAY, FIFA 12 adapts perfectly to the device and delivers the best football experience on Android.”

I think I may have to download this one. I feel a demo video coming on.


Posted by: James

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HTC Evo 3D available now from Clove


If you have been waiting to get your hands on the HTC Evo 3D then it’s your lucky day. Clove now have the device in stock, sim free, so get your orders in quick.

Priced at £534 including VAT the Evo 3D isn’t cheap but it is one hell of a handset.

If you missed our demo video of the Evo 3D you can watch it here.

Click here to place your order.

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Minecraft Pocket Edition arrives exclusively on Xperia PLAY


Attention gamers! Sony Ericsson today announces that PC gaming sensation Minecraft will be arriving on 16th August exclusively to the Xperia  PLAY, Sony Ericsson’s flagship smartphone gaming device.

The Pocket Edition of the game has been fully optimized for the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone, allowing gamers to take control using the slide out gaming pad and ecosystem.

Indie developer Mojang has set the industry alight with Minecraft, as the most downloaded paid-for independent PC game of all time. Winning critics and fans over with its clever and addictive gameplay, the title boasts more than 11 million registered users and more than 50,000 new players joining every day. Minecraft is one of the fastest growing game franchises in history, boasting such popularity while still only offered in Beta with constant updates and feature additions.

The Pocket Edition of Minecraft will also be updated regularly with new features. Mojang have stated it is treating game development as a service; ensuring players always have the best possible gaming experience.

Capturing the core features and gameplay of the PC version in Beta, the highly anticipated Minecraft Android OS gaming app is focused on creativity and building, allowing players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. Optimized for Xperia PLAY, the app provides a truly immersive experience for players enabling them to navigate the game using the Xperia PLAY’s gamepad featuring the iconic PlayStation® keys and buttons.

The price on launch of Minecraft Pocket Edition on 16th August will be £4.26


Posted by: James

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Android 4.0 coming in October?

ice_cream_sandwich_logoWith the iPhone 5 strongly rumoured to drop in either September or October, it seems as though Google has loaded up their cannons to return fire at Apple with their highly anticipated Android 4.0 update, dubbed “Ice Cream Sandwich.” First announced at Google I/O 2011, there is still a great deal of mystery surrounding the next version of Android, but thanks to reports from multiple sources, we have learned that it should be showing up on devices in October. We say devices, rather than phones, because Ice Cream Sandwich will not be a phone-exclusive platform; we’ll be seeing Ice Cream Sandwich on phones, tablets, computers. who knows where else.

Redmond Pie reported on a source who, according to them, has knowledge of Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich plans. The source states that the first device, which may be either a smart phone or a tablet, will be released in October (earlier than planned) to compete with Apple’s next-generation iPhone which is strongly expected to release either in September or October.

Here are some of the features we DO know about Ice Cream Sandwich:

USB Hosting
It is understood that Android 4.0 will bring about USB Hosting which will allow you to use practically any device with the tablet ranging from an Xbox controller for games to a keyboard/mouse for surfing and other things. You will also have the ability to integrate a USB device to work specifically with an app. So a heart monitor used with a fitness app, for example.

Tracks Your Face
Android 4.0 wil have the ability to track your face so instead of you trying to move around to get into the camera, the camera will auto-focus on to you instead. It will also be handy in video conferencing because the camera will move to you when you begin speaking and then move to whoever speaks so you don’t waste time trying to move your phone or tablet every time the you want to focus it on someone in particular.

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