Archive for September, 2011

By September 5, 2011 Read More →

HTC EVO 3D Review

evo-main_2The HTC EVO 3D is the slightly bigger, slightly uglier and slightly faster brother of the HTC Sensation but as the name would suggest, the EVO 3D has one trick up it’s sleeve: the ability to view and create 3D content. This handset is the second 3D capable phone to arrive in the United Kingdom and the first of the EVO line to come over from America under the same moniker.

It has all of the latest specs: dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, two 5 MP cameras, 540 x 960 qHD screen and Sense UI 3.0 but does it work like a charm? Should you choose this over the HTC Sensation? Should you delve into the three-dimensions with the EVO 3D or should you go with the Optimus 3D?

Well, you should read on to find out!


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By September 4, 2011 Read More →

Dolly Drive review

dolly-drive I can guess, before I even ask the question what the answer will be and it send shivers down my spine.

Do you back up your Mac?

Many years ago, I managed to lose all the data I held on my computer. Never again. Ever since this happened I have always carried out regular backups. Both on external hard drives, partitions and CD/DVD’s. Obsessed? Slightly.

I was over the moon when Apple introduced TimeMachine, a back up solution anyone could use without even knowing it. TimeMachine ran in the background and kept backups of individual files as well as the whole computer. If you lost a file, you could simply restore it. Have a HDD failure, swap it out and restore form TimeMachine. Bliss.

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By September 3, 2011 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 announced

GALAXY-Tab7.7Samsung held their newest large-scale press event over in Berlin at the IFA 2011 conference today, where they officially announced their newest Android Tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.7. Here’s a quick breakdown on the specs:

  • 7.7? Super AMOLED Plus display
  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb
  • 1.4GHz dual-core processor
  • 1080P video playback
  • 5,100 mAh battery
  • Voice call support
  • LTE and HSPA+ connectivity
  • HSPA+ radio
  • Variants with storage sizes from 16GB to 64GB

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By September 3, 2011 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy Note filling that all important gap in the market

samsung_galaxy_note4, 5, 7, 9 and 10. Samsung as it all covered! WAIT! We need a 6" Android tablet, quick Samsung, get it out there. They’ve unveiled yet another new Android powered superphone that has the potential to change the future landscape of mobile phones. Most thought Samsung had outdone themselves earlier this year when they announced the Samsung Galaxy S II, but the new Samsung Galaxy Note pushed the boundaries even further. The new flagship phone from Samsung features a 5.3-inch 1280 x 800 Super AMOLED display, a 1.4 GHz Exynos processor, 8 and 2 megapixel rear and front facing cameras, support for HSPA+ and LTE networks and 2500 mAh battery while only measuring 9.65mm in thickness.

Will probably cost a couple of quid more than most other phones on the market running Android 2.3. But some come with a modified version of TouchWiz called S Pen, which is optimized for use with the included stylus. Sounds a little like the HTC Flyer.


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By September 2, 2011 Read More →

The Smartphone Centre launches

logo As you know, we work with a few UK smartphone retailers and the eagle-eyed among you may have noticed some new banners appear on the site last night.

Whilst the The Smartphone Centre may be new there’s a wealth of experience behind the company. Check out their full press release below then head over to visit their shiny new site.


The Smartphone Centre Ltd are pleased to announce the immediate launch of their brand new website,

The Smartphone Centre Ltd has been developed to address an ever expanding and confusing SIM Free smartphone market place.

The Smartphone market continues to grow at a rapid rate and with almost half of the UK population accessing the web on their smartphone, the choice of handsets can be confusing.

Our approach to providing simple unbiased assistance to customers of any technical know-how has helped us achieve our goal. Combining over 25 years of smartphone knowledge, we believe our approach is unique.

As a web based smartphone store, we are able to pass our savings direct to our customers and we’ve been told our customers like this approach.

The Smartphone Centre Ltd have a strong partnership and work extremely closely with HTC, BlackBerry, Motorola and ZTE to ensure we provide the very latest smartphones and an affordable price.

All of our stock is sourced within the UK and is manufacture unlocked. This enables you to stay with the network of your choice without having to worry about unlocking your smartphone. We are provided with priority stock allocation and access to special offers on new products providing us with an edge over our competitors.

The Smartphone Centre Ltd provide free standard delivery on all in-stock items, many of which arrive the following day.

Our dedicated customer care team can be contacted by calling +44 (0)1945 897 597, weekdays between 9am and 6pm or via email at any time, [email protected]. We are also available on Twitter; @tsctweets

For further information, please visit


Posted by: Matt

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By September 2, 2011 Read More →

Those Exciting Toshiba rumours are true

toshiba-at200-550x385As expected, Toshiba has taken the wraps off of their latest Android tablet offering, the Honeycomb 3.2, 10.1-inch AT200. Measuring in at a mere 7.7mm thick, the Toshiba AT200 comes in as one of the thinnest Honeycomb slates yet, even more so than the Galaxy Tab 10.1. under the hood the tablet has a 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 CPU, 5MP and 2MP cameras, and up to 64GB of on-board storage. The new Toshiba offering is decked out with microUSB, microHDMI, and microSD support.

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By September 1, 2011 Read More →

HTC Titan specification

HTC TITAN - front right - Carbon Grey Following on from my earlier post from HTC’s press event I’m please to be able to bring you details of the new HTC Titan.

The HTC Titan certainly lives up to the Titan name with a 4.7″ display this has to be the largest phone I have ever seen. It’s perhaps a little surprising though that there isn’t a qHD resolution screen here but a 480×800 pixel panel is used instead. Either way this is going to be a nice phone for web browsing and video playback.

Other highlights include the 1.5GHz CPU and 16GB of on-board storage.

You can see the full specification below along with several more photos of the phone in all its glory. We’ll have our hands on videos etc. for you as soon as we can.


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By September 1, 2011 Read More →

HTC Radar specification

HTC Radar - front angle - Metal Grey The HTC Radar is the second of two phones announced by HTC today.

The HTC Radar is another Windows Phone device and is the little brother of the giant HTC Titan. The 3.8″ screen may be a more ‘sensible’ size for the masses.

Once again, we’ll have our hands-on videos and review just as soon as we can.

In the mean time the full specification and some pretty photos follow.


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By September 1, 2011 Read More →

HTC Titan and Radar press release

htc-logo-300x188 Following on from the news today that HTC have announced two new Windows Phone handsets I have pleasure in bringing you the full press release from HTC. As already stated we’ll be doing our best to get our hands on these new bad boys soon and will have videos and reviews asap.

Both devices are going to be available world-wide from October this year!


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By September 1, 2011 Read More →

HTC Announce two new Windows Phone devices

htc-logo-300x188 I’m currently sitting at an HTC press event in London where HTC are just about to announce two new Windows Phone devices, the HTC Titan and the HTC Radar.

It has been a while since we saw any new Windows Phone handsets so it’s great to see a couple of new devices launched today.

At the moment I’m not sure of the launch timing or what networks the phones will be on, if any, but should discover much of this during the event. I’m also hoping for some hands-on time with both phones.

I’ll be reporting more as we get and full details of both phones will follow this post shortly.


Posted by: Matt

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