Archive for August, 2011

By August 17, 2011 Read More →

Three launches new high speed MiFi

MiFiToday Three announces a new, high speed Mobile Wi-Fi device – the Huawei E586 MiFi – which will be the first mobile Wi-Fi device in the UK to feature next generation HSPA+ mobile broadband technology.
The new MiFi will allow customers to experience significant speed gains compared to the existing award-winning MiFi. Initially around 40% faster, those figures will increase even further as Three ramps up its upgrade programme and rolls out the HSPA+ 21.1Mbps standard across its high-speed 3G network.*
The features and functionality Three’s customers have come to know and love from the Three MiFi are still there. Fast, secure Wi-Fi for iPads, laptops or handheld games consoles at the touch of a button. An OLED screen displaying key information like the amount of data used, speed of the current connection and length of browsing time, and a new look dashboard for viewing SMS and changing settings. In addition a new feature allows users to see their Wi-Fi user name and password on screen at the touch of a button for fast pairing with new gadgets.

David Kerrigan, head of mobile broadband at Three commented: “As the UK’s biggest 3G mobile broadband network, we’re delighted to introduce our high speed mobile Wi-Fi product. This joins our award winning HSPA+ dongles making us the only operator offering an entirely next generation HSPA+ enabled range of mobile broadband products. Aside from this step up in speed, the new cradle charger, which looks great, will help people get the best performance in the home.”

Posted in: Phones, Press Releases
Tags: ,
By August 17, 2011 Read More →

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro now available from Vodafone

Xperia Pro

If you are looking for a new small Android device coupled with a fantastic keyboard the Xperia Pro could be right up your street.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro is the NEW Android powered smartphone for easy messaging. Its slide out keyboard makes typing simple, and with the Smart Keyboard function that predicts what you want to do before you type, there’s less fuss and fewer mistakes. The Type & Send function also lets you handle all your messages in one place – straight from your home screen.
The new smartphone is available now, free on £25, 24 month price plans including 500 minutes, 250 texts and 500 MB of mobile data
The phone’s Facebook inside Xperia program means you won’t miss another social event again – you only need to sign in to Facebook once during the phone’s start up to receive automatic birthday and event updates in your calendar, and you can comment directly on pictures as they pop up in your phone’s gallery. 
The Xperia Mini Pro also gives you access to all apps on the Android market, so you can download any application you want and customise your handset to make it exclusively yours.
For further information please visit the Vodafone online shop

Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases
By August 17, 2011 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 131: Matt’s Pink Eye

Web bannerWhilst Gareth and James wait patiently for Matt and Tracy to finish there huge bottle of cheap spirits they chat about the Blackberry Bold 9900, The Asus EEE Pad Transformer, the Orange Monte Carlo and the HP Pre 3. Google have been shopping for hardware and are talking up their next Android version, Ice Cream Sandwich

Direct Download
Download the iPhone App
Download the Android App
RSS Feed

Posted in: Podcast
By August 16, 2011 Read More →

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.

Posted in: News
By August 16, 2011 Read More →

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

Posted in: Press Releases
By August 16, 2011 Read More →

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.

Posted in: News
By August 16, 2011 Read More →

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

Posted in: Phones
By August 16, 2011 Read More →

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.

Posted by: Gareth

Posted in: News
By August 15, 2011 Read More →

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.”

Posted in: Press Releases
By August 15, 2011 Read More →

Motorola announce the Defy+

Defy .ashx

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.

Posted in: Press Releases