Archive for August, 2012

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HTC Desire X – First look


HTC Desire X


Posted by: James

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By August 31, 2012 Read More →

Split the cost of an iPad interest free – only with Expansys


Ever wanted to buy an iPad but couldn’t afford the large upfront cost? Now there is a solution. If you pick up the New iPad with a Cygnett stand case from Expansys you can split the cost over six months interest free!

Prices start from just £63 per month which is a lot more attractive than shelling out over £400 in one go. Applying is simple. Just head on over to Expansys and apply for credit at the checkout. Once approved the iPad and case will be on its way to you.

It doesn’t get much easier than that. Why not treat yourself?


Posted by: James

Posted in: Tablets
By August 31, 2012 Read More →

Amazon AppStore arrives in the UK

21632From today Europe now has access to the to the Amazon AppStore. The AppStore has been running successfully in the States for a long time now and Europe has been awaiting it with great anticipation. Bringing with it the free games/apps of the day, the promotional deals and so on. While not all countries will get access right away, a few of will including the U.K., France, Germany, Italy and Spain. This also means that when a game is exclusively released onto Android through the Amazon AppStore for a limited time, you will also be able to access those finally.

It’s nice to see Amazon making the effort to include Europe. You can expect more countries to gain access down the road a bit. As a perk, it looks like Angry Birds (ads-free version) is today’s free game.


Posted by: Gareth

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By August 30, 2012 Read More →

Garmin and INRIX team up


Garmin is teaming with INRIX, leaders in the field of traffic intelligence technology, to provide up-to-the-minute traffic information across the DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast) network. This starts in the UK with the release of Garmin’s DEZL760 device. 

By leveraging the latest breakthroughs in DAB technology:

· INRIX will help Garmin deliver better, more detailed live traffic data, updated more frequently and without an internet connection

· This new generation of “Garmin 3D Traffic Live” will provide Garmin customers access to fully featured live traffic information without any subscription costs

· Garmin is able to offer subscription free live traffic services for life!

· This brand new service will be showcased on the new DEZL760 in their booth throughout IFA

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, is ready to change the impact of traffic for its customers forever by providing its fastest and most accurate 3D traffic services to date.

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By August 30, 2012 Read More →

HTC Desire X full specification

HTC Desire X White 3-4 Left_Front Following HTC’s announcement of the new HTC Desire X I’m pleased to be able to share the full spec sheet with you.

Really excited by this handset, it looks beautiful and has a decent spec sheet to boot!

HTC Desire X specification:

  • SIZE: 118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3 mm
  • WEIGHT: 114 grams with battery
  • DISPLAY: 4-inch touch screen with WVGA 480 x 800 resolution, super LCD screen
  • CPU SPEED:Dual-core 1 GHz (Snapdragon S4)
  • PLATFORM:Android 4.0.4 (ICS) with HTC Sense 4
  • MEMORY: Total storage: 4 GBi
  • RAM: 768 MB
  • Dropbox: 25 GB of free online storage with Dropbox for two years
  • EXPANSION SLOT: Supports micro SD memory card for additional storage (card not included)
  • NETWORKING: 3G (WCDMA): Europe/Asia: 900/2100 MHz, ANZ: 850/2100 MHz
  • 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA 5.76
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • G-Sensor
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 aptX enabled with FTP/OPP for file transfer, A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, and PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
  • Wi-Fi®: 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz)
  • DLNA compliant for wirelessly streaming media from/to a compatible TV, computer or electronic equipment
  • Micro-USB (cable included) (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • CAMERA: 5 megapixel camera, F2.0 aperture, wide angle 28 mm lens, Auto focus and Tap to focus, LED flash with SmartFlash
  • Dedicated HTC ImageChip
  • Face and smile detection
  • Intelligent group shot mode
  • Geo tagging
  • Instant Capture with quick access from lockscreen to activate camera instantaneously
  • Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio built in
  • Enhanced Bluetooth stereo audio quality (APT-X CODEC for BT A2DP)
  • HD voice compliant (subject to network availability)
  • FM radio

Posted by: Matt

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By August 30, 2012 Read More →

Announcing the HTC DESIRE X

HTC Desire X Black 3-4 Left At a small event in London yesterday, HTC gave us a chance to take a look at their latest Android smartphone to bare the Desire name, the HTC Desire X.

It’s been a while since this last Desire handset but this latest one is all about the delivering awesome camera performance and, thanks to Beats Audio, superior sound.

Designed to be an affordable smartphone while still being able to deliver stunning performance with dual-core S4 processor and 768MB ram.

Oh and did we forget to mention it’s a really sexy looking handset too?

Check out the full press release below along with a nice selection of photos.


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By August 29, 2012 Read More →

Samsung announce the Galaxy Note II


Today at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event held at IFA, in Berlin, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note II, a whole new level of innovation for the Galaxy Note category. The new Samsung Galaxy Note II enables unique experiences in personalised and expressive content creation making it the ultimate smartphone for on-the-go creativity.

Simon Stanford, Vice President, Telecommunications and Networks, Samsung UK and Ireland, said: “Last year at IFA, we launched the Galaxy Note, which opened a new category of smart mobile devices. This year, again at IFA, we are delighted to introduce the Galaxy Note II, which will encourage users to ‘unleash their creativity.’ With an unbeatable viewing experience and unique features, our customers can capture their ideas faster, express thoughts freely and manage tasks more efficiently. This device provides creativity for all, with an extraordinary experience.”

Since the first introduction of the Galaxy Note category, Samsung has continued to enhance and expand Galaxy Note product experiences. In May 2012, Samsung introduced ‘Premium Suite’ software upgrade for enhanced user experiences: With the Ice Cream Sandwich OS upgrade, Samsung offered innovative new features such as Shape Match and Formula Match. In mid August, Samsung expanded the category with the Galaxy Note 10.1, which has a 10.1 inch large screen, multiscreen features for ultimate multitasking, and a natural S Pen experience with enhanced features for users’ productivity, creativity and learning ability.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II helps to unleash users’ creative inner spark by letting them discover information faster, capture ideas, and express them more organised and efficiently. This is easily achieved using the new S Pen, which provides a more precise and natural writing experience that feels like writing with a pen and paper. For all people who want to be creative, different and unique, Samsung Galaxy Note II will be the ideal device to carry everywhere.

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By August 29, 2012 Read More →

Sony announce the Xperia T – Good enough for James Bond


Today at IFA in Berlin Sony announced their new flagship phone – the Xperia T which will appear in the next James Bond film. Xperia T combines Sony’s best screen, camera and connectivity to provide consumers with the best HD experience with which to enjoy content on any screen, any time. Xperia T builds on the same design language first introduced by the award-winning* Xperia arc and Xperia arc S – combining a slim form factor with an emphasis on the display for excellent viewing.

Xperia T key features:

  • 4.6″ HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for razor sharp clarity
  • 13MP fast capture camera that goes from sleep mode to snap in just over a second
  • Full 1080p HD video recording capabilities and a 720p HD front camera for the highest quality content
  • Easy connectivity with ‘One-touch’ function enabled by NFC
  • PlayStationT Certified
  • Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics

· Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch. Detailed timing to follow

  • MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a charger
  • Use Xperia TV Dock with MHL to HDMI converter and charging connector to enjoy photos and videos on an HDMI enabled TV
  • In some markets Xperia T will be known as Xperia TX
  • Available in Black, Silver and White colours


Posted by: James

Posted in: Press Releases
By August 29, 2012 Read More →

LG announce the Optimus L9


The LG Optimus L9 will continue the stylish L-Series lineup of smartphones with its global debut. Following the successful launches of the Optimus L3, Optimus L5, and Optimus L7 earlier this year, the Optimus L9 is anticipated to continue in the success of the L-Series emphasizing premium design heritage developed from LG’s design leadership.

Inheriting LG’s premium L-Style design philosophy, the Optimus L9 has a 9.1mm thin body with a slimming metallic streak and modern square style that offers a comfortable grip from its slim and stylish design.

The largest-in-class 4.7-inch IPS display of the Optimus L9 offers clear and true-to-life images with incredible detail for comfortable viewing experience. The high-density 2,150mAh SiO+ battery allows users to enjoy the various new UX features all day long with maximized performance while retaining its incredibly sleek design.

The Optimus L9 was also developed to be a smarter smartphone through LG’s differentiated UX features, such as the QTranslator and My Style Keypad function along with the ever-popular QMemo.

The QTranslator function instantly translates not only words, but also entire sentences and phrases with a simple scan from nearly 44 foreign languages to 64 user languages. Using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, it recognizes letters upon scanning with the camera and utilizes electronic dictionary or online translation engine to translate words, sentences or phrases.

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By August 29, 2012 Read More →

Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 183: Apple Vs Samsung

Web bannerGareth and Matt meet this week to discuss the recent result in the Apple/Samsung case. There is a new tablet from that little French company Gareth likes, seasonally and Matt bids farewell to a reluctant hero.


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