Archive for August, 2011

By August 28, 2011 Read More →

BlackBerry Torch 9810 – Hands On Video


The BlackBerry Torch 9810 is the successor to the 9800 which has done pretty well in terms of sales. This newer version is so much better though. To look at it you may think that the only change is the fact that the battery door is now silver. How wrong you would be.

Like the Bold 9900 and Torch 9860, the Torch 9810 is powered by a 1.2Ghz processor and is running BlackBerry 7, the newest version of the the operating system. What this means is that gone are the days of your BlackBerry being laggy. This thing flies!

With the added bonus of a big screen plus the slide out hardware keyboard the Torch 9810 is suited to both media lovers as well as hard core messengers.

You can see how hands on video below:

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By August 27, 2011 Read More →

Rise of Glory for WP7 – Video

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I am not a big gamer but every so often I find a game I cant stop playing. Rise of Glory for Windows Phone 7 is one of them. It has been around for ages however I only discovered it a week ago and that is when the addiction began.

If you like to fly planes and shoot stuff then this one is a must. A free trial is available and after that the full purchase will cost you £2.29, but is money well spent.

An amazing First World War flight simulator with arcade accents. Fly your favorite plane in the single player campaign or play skirmish user defined missions. Amazing graphics, realistic aircraft behavior, challenging AI, incredible game experience.

This app uses your phone’s:

  • data services
  • movement and directional sensor
  • music and video library
  • Xbox LIVE

You can see the demo video below:


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By August 27, 2011 Read More →

BlackBerry Torch 9860 Hands-on video


The BlackBerry Torch 9860 has arrived with us and although early days I am pretty impressed. The Torch 9860 is currently the Blackberry with the biggest screen so if media is a main use of your phone then this one may be right up your street.

Running BlackBerry 7 with a 3.7 inch display and powered by a 1.2Ghz processor the Torch 9860 will certainly appeal to those of you that do a lot of web browsing but still want the added features that you get with a BlackBerry such as BBM.

If you are looking to upgrade your Smartphone and you favor this form factor then the BlackBerry Torch 9860 is sure worth thinking about.

You can see the hands on video below along with the devices spec:


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By August 26, 2011 Read More →

BlackBerry Torch 9860 available from Vodafone


The BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone hit Vodafone stores this morning and will be available online this weekend. 

The BlackBerry Torch 9860 offers the fast, fluid BlackBerry 7 experience in a stylish new all-touch design, powered by a 1.2GHz processor – available for free on £36, 24 month price plans including 1,200 minutes, unlimited texts and 500 MB of mobile data.
With a spectacular new 3.7″ display – the largest ever on a BlackBerry smartphone – the device is optimised for viewing and sharing photos, videos and powerful gaming experiences without compromising the essential tools unique to BlackBerry devices.
Like the Bold 9900 the Torch 9860 runs on BlackBerry 7 OS, providing new apps and technologies, as well as access to BlackBerry App World which gives you all you need to get the very most out of your smartphone.
Please check the Vodafone website for updates.

Our hands on video will be live in the morning. Please pop back and have a look.


Posted by: James

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By August 26, 2011 Read More →

Essential accessories for your BlackBerry Bold 9900 – video

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The chaps at Clove have been good enough to send through some BlackBerry Bold 9900 accessories for us to test out and use. As well as the charging dock we have three cases which all are of top quality. We all know we can pick up cheap ones on sites such as eBay, but if you have a £500 Smartphone i would suggest buying a decent branded accessory for the ultimate protection.

You can see the video below and if you fancy checking out the featured items on the Clove site the links are as follows.

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By August 25, 2011 Read More →

Samsung improves bada


Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, today announced the launch of bada 2.0 SDK (Software Development Kit), an application development tool for Samsung’s mobile platform which is expected to expand the global distribution of bada smartphones. Three new Wave smartphones, powered by bada 2.0, will follow later this year, ranging from premium models with enhanced performance to entry-level devices that focus on affordability.

The expansion of the bada platform follows the success of the seven existing Samsung Wave devices, which have seen significant global sales. They have proved extremely popular in Europe, China and Southeast Asia thanks to their affordability and functionality, whilst the user-experience and touch interface have helped introduce existing Samsung feature phone users to smartphone services and application experiences.

bada 2.0 includes a number of new features, including multi-tasking, Wi-Fi Direct, Near Field Communication (NFC) and voice recognition. It enables owners of smartphone devices to experience advanced services such as mobile payment, transport pass-card recharge and file sharing without Internet networking. Improved support for web applications such as Flash and HTML5, means users can enjoy enhanced web capabilities, and anyone with a smartphone based on bada 2.0 will be able to run any web application developed with Flash or HTML.

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By August 25, 2011 Read More →

Sony Ericsson boosts 2011 Xperia family with new experiences and new software

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Listen up Xperia owners! Sony Ericsson today announced new functionality and features to its 2011 Xperia smartphone range with a comprehensive software upgrade from October 2011. Consumers with 2011 Xperia smartphones will benefit from improvements to Sony Ericsson’s unique Facebook inside Xperia offering and 3D camera functionality from Sony. The upgrade also allows consumers to enjoy the full benefits of the Android Gingerbread platform including Google Talk with Video Chat .
Sony Ericsson’s unique social experience provided by Facebook inside Xperia has been super-charged enabling Xperia users to like, share and discover on Facebook in a faster, easier and more intuitive way. The new functionality aims to make entertainment more social by giving users the ability to share and discover apps and games with friends through Facebook.
The latest camera enhancements from Sony introduce 3D sweep panorama technology so that images can be captured and then viewed in 3D by connecting the phone to a 3D TV using the HDMI output. 

“With this software upgrade, we are bringing a wealth of new and really entertaining experiences to all our 2011 XperiaT  smartphones, including those already in consumers’ hands today,”said Nikolaus Scheurer, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson. “Our users will get to enjoy new features from Google, an even richer Facebook integration, and enhanced camera functionality from Sony.”

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By August 25, 2011 Read More →

RIM announce BBM Music

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Research In Motion (RIM) have announced BBM Music, a new BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) service for socially connected music fans.

BBM Music is an easy-to-use cloud-based service that enables social and viral music discovery by allowing users to build an evolving, community-based music library that is shared amongst their BBM Music friends. The size of the music library continues to grow as new friends join the community and each user can select music from a catalog with millions of songs from leading music companies – Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI.

“More than 45 million customers already love the social communication benefits delivered through BBM and we are thrilled to be extending the experience into a uniquely social and interactive music service,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. “We have partnered with leading music companies to provide a ‘full track’ music sharing and discovery experience that will provide users with quality music on demand and allow them to connect with friends on a whole new level.”

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By August 25, 2011 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy W coming to Three – Video


We mentioned yesterday about the four new Galaxy phones that Samsung announced. Three were quick of the mark to let us know that they will be stocking the Galaxy W soon.

Running on a 1.4GHz processor, the smartphone is one of the fastest devices in our portfolio.  It’s great at navigation, web browsing and using lots of apps at the same time.

The Galaxy W has a cool design and a 5MP camera which is great for those wanting to take loads of photos on an ultra-portable phone.  There is also Social Hub, a service provided by Samsung, which gathers all your messages, from Facebook, your work email, Twitter, LinkedIn, and puts them onto one page.  For those of you who haven’t already tried this, Samsung’s Social Hub works great on the new Galaxy W.

You can see a short video about the Samsung Galaxy below courtesy of the Three Blog.

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By August 24, 2011 Read More →

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO


Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.

“Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple’s Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”

“The Board has complete confidence that Tim is the right person to be our next CEO,” added Levinson. “Tim’s 13 years of service to Apple have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does.”

Jobs submitted his resignation to the Board today and strongly recommended that the Board implement its succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO.

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