Archive for September, 2011

By September 17, 2011 Read More →

Drawrace 2 for iOS – Video


I’m a sucker for racing games on my iPhone. I recently downloaded Drawrace 2 without reading what it was about and when I played it for the first time I was initially disappointed. I felt this way as it wasn’t what i expected. I love to be behind the wheel of the car and Drawrace 2 is certainly not that.

However, once I actually stared playing I realised that the game is absolutely excellent. The idea is to draw the line you wish the car to take around the track. Yes, i know the title kind of says that but I get a bit over excited.

Anyway, the best way to show you is on video so below you will find a short demo of the game.

If you like it why not head over to iTunes where you can pick up Drawrace 2 for sixty nine pence.


Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By September 16, 2011 Read More →

Premium Samsung Apps Store for Android quick look

samsung appsNearly every manufacturer with Android smartphones in their stable have their own cultivated application store, or at least their own section of the official App Market. While Samsung’s application store isn’t new (Samsung Apps comes preinstalled on many Galaxy and Wave devices) it now offers paid apps as well as the free ones it used to offer. The UK is one of the first countries to gain access to this new store, with the main attractions being that there’s no pesky sign up process and, in the future, the ability to pay with credit cards or through your phone bill.

So, with Google’s own App Market already dominant offering thousands of apps, is there any reason to use Samsung Apps? Read on for an overview and some first impressions.



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By September 16, 2011 Read More →

Otterbox Defender Series for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 – Unboxing Video

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If you are a BlackBerry user you will either love or hate using a case for your device. If you are a lover and want the maximum protection for your BlackBerry then you wont find a better solution than the Otterbox Defender.

The OtterBox Defender Series offers an exclusive three-layer design that keeps information and investments safe. No other case can withstand this degree of rough treatment. The Defender Series provides superior protection for a smartphone allowing complete interaction through the case. The three layers of protection add up to one seriously protective case. This case provides unrivaled toughness protection.

The Otterbox Defender series also comes with a removable belt clip holster which allows you to attach your BlackBerry Bold 9900 to your belt. The holster is designed so that it fits the Bold whilst its in the Defender series case, so you don’t need to keep removing your phone from the case when you want to carry it around with you.

This one was sent to us from MobileFun who have a nice selection of Blackberry 9900 covers so please have a look at the site. They have Otterbox cases for most smartphones.

You can see the unboxing video below.


Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By September 15, 2011 Read More →

ViewSonic launches new low power, ultra portable LED Projector at Tech Expo Ascot 21st Sept 2011


ViewSonic is launching a new projector aimed at users who need a smart, highly mobile projector that delivers superb image quality.

Delivering a high contrast, high quality 500 lumens display in full WXGA (1200×800) resolution, the PLED-W500 is perfect for meetings, training sessions or the travelling executive.

LED illumination technology from ViewSonic offers a 50% power consumption advantage over traditional projector technology, but has the added benefit of increased lamp life, 500% more than traditional lamps.   LED illumination technology means longer product life, less heat, no cool down procedures and a greater resilience to everyday use.

With a host of connectivity options you would come to expect from a ViewSonic projector the PLED-W500 offers a lot of choice.  As well as the traditional analogue connections and latest digital HDMI port, the PLED-W500 also incorporates the innovative USB Display function, where the unit can display video via the USB port from any compatible source. 

The PLED-W500 even includes an integrated media player and Microsoft Office document viewer, which when used with the built in memory card reader or USB port means you don’t even need to take a laptop to make a presentation. This reduction in cables, devices, power consumption, weight and ambient noise makes the PLED500 the perfect travelling companion.

“The PLED-W500 has a greater contrast ratio which enhances the 500 lumens putting it on par with higher lumen traditional lamp technology. We have taken our time to develop LED illumination technology so that it meets the standards our customers expect of a ViewSonic projector” says Trevor Holt, European Product Manager for Projectors.

The PLED-W500 comes as standard with a comprehensive 3 years European warranty, as do all the ViewSonic projector range.


Posted by: James

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

Sony Ericsson introduces Xperia Unseen through the eyes of Xperia ray


Sony Ericsson today unveils Xperia Unseen, a series of short films to celebrate the launch of the new stylish,HD smartphone, the Xperia ray. In partnership with VICE, Sony Ericsson enlists the help of style icon, Daisy Lowe, and cult celebrity photographer, Ben Rayner, to provide consumers with a privileged insight into the daily life of a celebrity.

The series is the first of its kind to give consumers a glimpse of celebrity life through the lens of a mobile phone and is targeted at the mainstream user with a particular appreciation for visual brilliance and style.

Xperia Unseen will run in three segments over the course of one month. The first episode of the series will premiere on 14th September on Sony Ericsson’s Facebook page and, with part two following on 28th September and part three on 12th October.

You can see part one below:

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By September 15, 2011 Read More →

Two Gits about to hit

Git-Surge-ProWhat is a Git? Well, at first you might think it is a defamatory remark about someone. However, There are some who might also think about Git Media, who have announced their two new Android Honeycomb tablets. Git Media will be selling two tablets that are identical except that they each utilise a different processor. One uses the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core chip, and the other uses the Samsung Exynos dual-core chip. Other than that they are specced as such:

  • 10.1-inch displays
  • Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 250GB internal storage
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • USB and Mini USB ports, Micro SD
  • Wi-FI, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G (optional)

Right off the bat, you may notice that both devices come with a whopping 250GB Hard Drive, instead of the paltry 16GB and 32GB variety in most current Android tablets. Of course, it’s important to note that this HD is probably not an SSD like the current crop, which could add to the weight and size of the tablet itself. Still, for those users that are data hoarders, this could be the tablet of choice.
The second thing that Git Media is doing to have a competitive edge in the crowded tablet market, is an aggressive pricing strategy, and a limited time pre-order special sale. Both the The Git Surge and Git Pro will sell for only $479.99 each. There is no word on UK pricing so we will have to guess, probably about two aardvarks. Also, Git Media will soon begin pre-selling these tablets on their website. Furthermore, if you pre-order online, you will get a complementary gift of your choice which is either a leather case and wireless Bluetooth keyboard, or a 3-year extended warranty. Both of these complimentary add-ons are valued at $100.

Posted by Gareth

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By September 15, 2011 Read More →

Samsung launches premium Android UK app store

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Samsung have today announced the launch of a new Premium Samsung Apps Store for Android. The UK is one of the first countries to introduce premium Android applications through Samsung Apps for Android devices, giving British customers first access to a variety of premium applications and games.
The Samsung Apps Store for Android offers a raft of premium mobile apps that can be purchased in addition to the current Samsung free apps download option. Among the premium apps available, favourites include Zenonia (the real time combat and exploration quest), The Sims 3 HD, Need for Speed Shift HD and 9mm. With no sign up process required, Samsung’s new Premium Apps Store is an easy way for Android customers to access and purchase the latest high quality apps for their mobile devices.
The current payment method is simply through credit card billing, however in the near future the purchased premium app will simply be added to the customer’s phone bill or deducted from a SIM card balance, making it even easier to get hold of the latest must-have apps in just two clicks.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “Anyone that signs up to Samsung Apps Store for Android today, will find a multitude of free and premium apps already available. In the spirit of providing Android users with the best possible mobile experience, it is our intention to continue to develop this premium service to ensure our customers have access to all the latest great content on Android.”

Premium apps are available from the Samsung Apps Store for Android from today. Application prices vary amongst apps and will be clearly stated on the website.

We will test this new store out and share our thoughts with you.


Posted by: James

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By September 15, 2011 Read More →

Orange Monte Carlo Review

Orange-Monte-Carlo-420x315 Last year orange in conjunction with ZTE released what in the end became a huge success, the San Francisco. Now judging by the success of that device it is no surprise that this year the companies have brought out another Orange branded device, which is called the Monte Carlo a massive beast of a phone with a 4.3 inch display.

So the obvious question really is can the Monte Carlo build on the huge success of the San Francisco and make a name for itself?


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By September 14, 2011 Read More →

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.


Posted by: James

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By September 14, 2011 Read More →

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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