Archive for September 14th, 2011

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Get a discount on the ZTE Skate from The Smartphone Centre

ZTE Skate

With the ZTE Skate launching from September 23rd SIM free, The Smartphone Centre are kindly offering a further discount on this already bargain device.

Not only are they offering the UK’s lowest SIM Free price of £214.95 including VAT, they are also including free standard UK delivery.

With a 5MB Camera, a 4.3" screen, Adobe Flash Support and powered by Android 2.3, this smartphone enables a rich multimedia experience. Combing the ZTE Skate with the Android Market Place you can install a selection of games and applications from over 300,00 listed.

As a special added bonus if you follow The Smartphone Centre on Twitter and like them on Facebook you will get an additional £5 off discount code bringing the price of the ZTE Skate to just £209.95.

An amazing price for a 4.3 inch new Android device!

Click here for more info on the ZTE Skate.


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Pre order the HTC Sensation XE from Clove


We told you earlier today about HTC’s new Sensation XE featuring Beats Audio. The chaps at Clove have let us know that they expect to have the new device in stock on Friday 7th October.

If you head on over to Clove you will be able to pre order the device. Priced at £492.00 including V.A.T this beast of a phone will be a must have for you music loving Android fans.

HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio comes inbox with custom made Beats headsets, engineered to deliver extraordinary sound. The specially tuned software and user interface delivers the ultimate mobile audio experience we know you’ll appreciate. Featuring an aluminum unibody construction and designed with touches of red, the phone feels premium and looks beautiful inside and out.

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Parrot announce the MINIKIT+


We reviewed the last Parrot MINIKIT and it was a great hands free solution. The MINKIT+ has now been announced with some nice added features.

Parrot MINIKIT+ is a portable hands-free kit capable of simultaneously managing two Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, due to Parrot “Dual Mode” multipoint technology.

The driver chooses one main telephone out of the two connected and the Parrot MINIKIT+ associates different ring tones to each.

Parrot MINIKIT+ automatically synchronizes its phonebook with the connected mobile phones, and can store up to 2,000 contacts.

As with all Parrot hands-free systems, Parrot MINIKIT+ is compatible with all brands of Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones and Smartphone on the market.

Note: up to 10 mobile phones can be paired to the Parrot MINIKIT+ (20,000 contacts in total).

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Adobe Flash coming to iOS?


The word on the street is that Adobe may have a workaround that will bring flash to our iPhones and iPads! It is all to do with Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 and Flash Access 3.0.

In layman’s term, Flash content is processed through Flash Media Server, as opposed to the device itself, and is then delivered to the user.

The idea is not unlike that of the OnLive gaming service that also circumvents the limitations of iOS by having the information handled server-side.
As a result of the workaround, this method of streaming media does not require Apple’s stamp of approval, thus securing the world of Flash content to help distract you from real life responsibilities.

If this is true it could bring joy and happiness to millions of iOS users. Fingers crossed.


Source: IGN

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Archos 80 G9 available for pre order

061a11-d5f9_archos-80-g9bquilleThe Archos G9 has gone up for pre-order over at HMV. This is the 8″ tablet, obviously sans 3G as there is a plugin dongle to achieve this. There is nothing in the way of specs, since there are two particularly different storage options it would be nice to know which this is. Also it doesn’t list the amount of RAM that has been debated since the launch event. The price is a rather attractive £229.99.

One concern is the US pricing:

8GB 1Ghz: $299
16GB 1.5Ghz: $329
250GB 1.5Ghz: $369

It this turns out to be the 8GB at the same price point as our US buddies without conversion then Archos might not sell as many as they originally expected.

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Introducing the HTC Sensation XE – With Beats Audio


HTC Corporation has today unveiled the new HTC Sensation XE – the first in a new line of HTC smartphones to feature Beats Audio technology to deliver studio quality audio. Taking HTC’s flagship handset to a new level of high fidelity audio, the HTC Sensation XE offers consumers the ultimate multimedia experience, setting a new standard for audio quality in the mobile market. In addition, the HTC Sensation XE boosts performance and battery life even further with the addition of a blazing fast 1.5GHz dual core processor and an extended battery that enables you to listen, watch, speak and browse for even longer.

“Audio is a crucial part of any consumer’s mobile experience and we are continually pushing the audio boundaries to encompass not only improved voice but music, movies and games,” said Jason Mackenzie, president of global sales and marketing, HTC Corporation. “The HTC Sensation XE offers a truly incredible experience that demonstrates our commitment to place consumers at the center of their mobile worlds.”


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