Archive for September, 2011

By September 12, 2011 Read More →

Pinbook for BlackBerry: Quick Look

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If you like to meet new people via BlackBerry Messenger then I have just the application for you. Pinbook is a social networking app for BlackBerry where you can search for other BlackBerry users that have registered with Pinbook.

Pinbook is currently is in private beta but will be going public soon.

The Pinbook is a brand new BlackBerry application designed to find new BBM friends. Get in touch with 50 million BBM users all over the world and share your thoughts & interests.

Not sure about the person at the other side of the line? Thanks to the built-in chat feature you can introduce yourself without adding a new contact.

Keep an eye on for updates.

More details and screenshots below:

Posted in: News
By September 12, 2011 Read More →

Evernote for BlackBerry PlayBook review


Evernote is the notes application that the Blackberry PlayBook has been waiting for. The notes application that is free, has the ability to add media to notes, has a double-paned layout, has the ability to sync notes to a cloud and most importantly a well known name behind it.

I shall begin with the layout of the Evernote application for the Blackberry PlayBook. Evernote initially requests that you sign in with an account, but if you don’t have one, it lets you sign up. After this process is finished, you are greeted with a rather simple display of greens, blacks and whites. You have two main panes, the left pane is your list of notes in date order and the right pane shows the note that you have selected. In the top left you have the option to create a new note and a button that brings down the option to either look at all notes, select a different Notebook or to look at tags. Also you have a search button if you have a lot of notes and wish to search for a specific one. Finally, on the right of the application main screen, you have a delete button, an edit button (for the current note you have selected) and a refresh button. Also you are given the option to see the note in a bigger preview without having to edit it by clicking on the top arrows just on the top left of the note preview. I like the layout as it is simple to use and the scrolling through the note is very smooth, however, the scrolling through the note titles is not so smooth.

Posted in: Reviews
By September 12, 2011 Read More →

Mystery BlackBerry caught on video


Various sites have posted pictures over the last week of a BlackBerry that is unknown it is real or a knock off. Rumors have been going around that it is a specially designed device by Porsche but it could well just be a home made shell.

The handset has now been caught on video and as you will see it is clearly based on the Bold 9900 but with a very different keyboard and back cover.

To be honest i think it looks disgusting. It doesn’t even have an optical track pad. Clearly running BlackBerry 7 I don’t think we will see this one in the shops. Thank god!

You can see the video below.

Posted in: Rumours
By September 11, 2011 Read More →

ZTE Skate demo video

zte-skate-1 The ZTE Skate was announced way back in February and has been on sale for a short time as the Monte Carlo on Orange here in the UK and it’s proven to be really popular.

The ZTE Skate is the SIM-free version of the same handset and goes on sale shortly. Our review model is pre-retails and unboxed but we think we have the final hardware and final ROM, albeit that ours seems to be Portuguese.

There has been some confusion over the CPU speed of the Skate though. At ZTE’s press event at the Ice Bar in London some weeks ago a ZTE representative stated that the SIM-free version would have a 1GHz CPU where the Orange Monte Carlo has 800MHz. However upon closer inspection of our review model reveals the same 800MHz CPU. Not sure if this is going to be updated of if that was just duff information!


Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By September 10, 2011 Read More →

Win a case for your BlackBerry Bold 9900


A while ago we did a short video showing you some of the accessories Clove are now stocking for the BlackBerry Bold 9900. They have kindly said we can give away the Soft Shell and the Case-Mate Barley There Aluminum.

So how do you win one you may ask. Simple. All you need to do is be following both Clove and tracyandmatt on Twitter and retweet this post. It doesn’t get much easier than that. 

We will pick two random winners in 48 hours and tweet the lucky winners names.

Entries are restricted to the UK due to postage posts.

Good luck.


Posted by: James

Posted in: Phones
By September 10, 2011 Read More →

Quick Review: TweetBook application for the Blackberry PlayBook


I have recently become an avid Twitter fan because I was originally a Facebook fan. What I liked about Facebook was the ‘posting a status’ feature, however posting too many status’ was seen as socially wrong, whereas, on Twitter, you can post as many ‘Status’ or ‘Tweets’ as you like.

If you had not guessed from the opening rant, TweetBook is a Twitter app for the Blackberry PlayBook; and what a brilliant one it is. TweetBook has nearly all the features you’ll need from Twitter, the ability to view profiles, the ability to search tweets, the ability to view personal lists and the ability to follow and unfollow people within the application.

TweetBook is designed very similarly to the Mobile Twitter website that you find on tablets with the multiple panels and the options along the top bar. On the left panel you have your Tweets that you can scroll down through; scrolling is very smooth and reactive.

Posted in: Reviews
By September 9, 2011 Read More →

RBS and NatWest customers now have a BlackBerry App


From today, the millions of people in the UK who own a BlackBerry Smartphone can download the RBS & NatWest banking app. Customers with the brand new app will be able to check their balance, see their last 6 transactions and even transfer funds between accounts.
It’s clear that customers are increasingly turning to their mobiles to help keep tabs on their banking. This new app means they can transfer money when short of cash, check their account balance, and even pinpoint the closest ATM if ever short of a few pounds. Essentially it provides RBS and NatWest customers with a simpler way to manage their money – all from their BlackBerry smartphone.
Today’s exciting announcement also means customers with BlackBerry smartphones will be able to :
*             See all accounts they hold with either NatWest or RBS, and check balances
*             View their last 6 transactions
*             Manage and receive SMS text message alerts
*             Top up their pre-paid mobile account.
This new app joins the banks phenomenally successful iPhone and iPad banking app. RBS and NatWest have already seen hundreds of thousands of customers regularly using these banking apps since they launched earlier in the year.

Satyendra Chelvendra, Managing Director, Consumer Distribution commented:
“We know that our apps are making everyday banking that little bit more helpful and convenient. We’ve been working hard to provide the most advanced banking apps for our customers, so we’re thrilled that we can the lead the way once more as we launch one of the first mobile banking apps for the BlackBerry.”

Being a NatWest customer myself I am clearly overjoyed with this new app. Once downloaded, registration takes just a couple of minutes and then it is a case of waiting for authorization which can take up to 24 hours. I am now waiting.


Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases
By September 9, 2011 Read More →

Classic games to play on the latest handheld devices

games If the intense competition surrounding the development and production of online games has proved they are something worth creating, then the popularity of the most-played games and the financial rewards that come with them will inspire many software writers and programmers.
Currently, much of the focus is on games for the small screen. First came the Nintendo DS and Sony’s PSP. Both however, were rapidly put into the shade with the development, in particular, of the iPhone and the rise of the app.

What’s more, the depth of the online gaming and downloadable app market means there’s something for everyone. With that in mind, here’s a small sample of the best games available for the three biggest online gaming demographics:

Posted in: Editorial
By September 8, 2011 Read More →

Evernote comes to the BlackBerry PlayBook


One of my favorite applications Evernote is now available for the BlackBerry PlayBook. This multi platform application will allow you to take notes on a device and the information will then be synced with any other devices, including PC/Mac enabling you to view your notes on whatever device you happen to be using at the time.

Although the notes feature is the only one I use Evernote is capable of several other features. To find out more you can visit their webpage here.

Head on over to App World from your PlayBook and grab the download. It’s free!


Posted by: James

Posted in: News
By September 8, 2011 Read More →

App Review – Aliens Invasion for Android


After searching the Android Market for hours, I found it, Hooray! A cool looking game, and it was Free!
Then a quick download and WOW!
What a game it is.

The game I’m talking about is of course Aliens Invasion by iTreeGamer

After giving it a quick shot, over an hour has passed and I saw the magic of the game. Aliens Invasion is an arcade style game. Basically you are a Cowboy who runs around and shoots aliens in an old western-like world, overall the game is very easy to pick up and play for a very long time.

Posted in: Reviews