Archive for May 8th, 2012

BlackBerry Curve 9320 goes official

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Over on the BlackBerry Blog they are officially introducing us to the new Curve 9320. If you are interested in a low cost but wonderful new BlackBerry you may want to check back here tomorrow. Wink, wink!
The following text comes from Donny who is the new Blog manager over at RIM.
Style meets practicality

The first thing I noticed was just how well the BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone fit in my hand, and how good it looks at the same time. If you’re someone who’s really into messaging and social networking this BlackBerry smartphone is a wise choice. You get the best in class QWERTY keyboard for easy typing, a dedicated button for BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM) – !!! – and it’s available in multiple colors so you can express your personal style. (Note: Please check with your carrier for color availability.)

Next Generation BlackBerry 7.1 OS

After you turn the BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone on and start it up, you’ll notice that it’s running BlackBerry® 7.1 OS. It gives you a smooth and fast BlackBerry smartphone experience, which I noticed most while I was browsing the web. The new OS adds features like Mobile Hotspot (Wi-Fi® sharing), which allows you to connect up to five additional devices. It also has FM radio so you can tune into your favorite local radio stations.

Peace of mind at your fingertips with Parental Controls

For you parents out there considering the purchase of a smartphone to stay in touch, rest assured that your child or teen can safely use their BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone to have fun while giving you peace of minds thanks to new parental controls. With Parental Controls, you have the ability to limit or restrict certain phone numbers, websites, and various social networking apps.

Well, there you have it: three things you should know about the BlackBerry Curve 9320. It’s designed to make messaging and accessing social networks incredibly easy, it’s running the latest BlackBerry OS, and it features handy parental controls for peace of mind. I think this may just be one of the best BlackBerry Curve smartphones for someone who is considering their first smartphone.


Posted by: James

Posted in: News

Samsung unveils latest addition to its award winning notebook category – Notebook Series 5 550P


Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of its new Notebook Series 5 550P with 3rd Generation Intel® Core i7 Processor, designed to give users an immersive multimedia experience.

The Series 5 550P – available in 15″ and 17″ sizes – is designed to meet consumers’ increasing demands for high-quality multimedia content with a range of powerful features. With Intel’s latest 3rd generation Core i7 Processor, dedicated graphics processing, a Blu-ray drive, generous storage capacity and JBL optimised speakers complete with subwoofer, the Series 5 550P delivers an exceptional multimedia experience even while on-the-go.

Posted in: Press Releases
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Samsung Galaxy SIII goes up for Pre-order

71turJO9qULThe newest super phone has appeared on ready for your pre-order and will be winging it’s way at you around about May 30th. At a price of £499.95 this does appear to be a better price than many did speculate. This is for the 16gb version and it comes in those two colours most have been raving about. Here is what you get for your £499.95:

  • With a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display, the GALAXY S III offers a large and vivid viewing experience. Samsung Mobile’s heritage Super AMOLED display even enhances to HD and 16:9 wider viewing angles.
  • With the innovative smart stay feature, Galaxy S III automatically recognises when you are looking at the phone, whether it is to read an e-book or browse the web. The front camera looks deep into your eyes and maintains a bright display for continued viewing pleasure
  • The Galaxy S III’s minimal and organic design is reflected in its smooth and non-linear lines. Its comfortable grip, gentle curves and platinum organic form deliver a natural look and feel
  • In addition to recognising your face and voice, the Galaxy S III understands your motions to offer maximised usability. If you are messaging someone but decide to call them instead, simply lift your phone to your ear and ‘Direct call’ will dial their number
  • Doing things simultaneously on the Galaxy S III is easy and fun. With ‘Pop up Play’ and the powerful Quad-Core processor, you can watch an HD video in another window while sending an email or text simultaneously

Posted by: Gareth


Posted in: Phones

Contact Monkey – Share your details with one click

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Vcards have been around for some time now but it has never been a thing I have personally found an attraction. That was until I discovered Contact Monkey which isn’t a vcard but more of a one click contact solution.

I can’t stand getting an email from a new contact and having to cut and paste all their details into whichever device I am using. Contact Monkey does away with that palaver.

To cut a long story short when you sign up for Contact Monkey you will be given a unique username which you can add to your emails as a kind of signature. When someone clicks the link they will be redirected to your Contact Monkey page where they will see as much information about you as you wish to share such as standard contact info as well as social media links.

Posted in: Reviews

Research In Motion Appoints New Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer


Research In Motion today announced key additions to its executive leadership team with the hiring of Kristian Tear as Chief Operating Officer and Frank Boulben as Chief Marketing Officer.

With deep experience in the mobile computing industry, Mr. Tear and Mr. Boulben will complement RIM’s existing executive team as the company continues to focus on expanding its global customer base and prepares for the launch of its new BlackBerry 10 platform.

“Kristian and Frank bring extensive knowledge of the rapidly changing wireless global market and will help RIM as we sharpen our focus on delivering long-term value to our stakeholders,” said Thorsten Heins, RIM’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Most importantly, both Kristian and Frank possess a keen understanding of the emerging trends in mobile communications and computing.”

Posted in: Press Releases

Jabra SUPREME UC Bluetooth headset – review


I get kind of excited when it comes to reviewing new Bluetooth headsets. I spend a lot of time in my car and having a device which provides near perfect quality and is comfortable to use is paramount. Unfortunately I have not found too many on the market that match my criteria.

From my recent experience the Jabra SUPREME may just be that perfect device I was looking for.

Read on to find out why I have fallen in love with it.

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HTC Sensation XE review (Running Android 4.0)

HTC Sensation XELast year HTC experienced a massive loss in the smartphone market due to poor sales and a lack of brand awareness. This was in part due to the massive success of the Samsung Galaxy S2 which pretty stormed the Android market for 2012. However, one phone that I believe really went under the radar was the HTC Sensation which boasted very similar specs to the Samsung Galaxy S2 and had a more sturdy design, but yet didn’t sell as HTC would have liked. HTC then brought out the XE and XL versions, both with Beats and both with beautiful form factors.

Today I’m going to review the HTC Sensation XE after it’s Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade and show you a phone that was massively underrated last year.

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