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Research in Motion: It isn’t all doom and gloom


Unless you are blind I am sure you will have read somewhere about the situation that Research in Motion are currently in. We told you last week that BlackBerry 10 would be delayed until Q1 2013 instead of the planned Q4 2012 scheduled release. Combined with the planned job cuts and the drop in sales the media has been having a field day. As a huge BlackBerry fan I have been taking a back seat and ingesting all the information that has come to light over the past week or so.

The RIM senior management team did various press events yesterday where they stated their reasons for the delay in BB10 and I think this was done to try and reassure the public as well as the media. Now it is my turn to share my thoughts on where RIM are at right now.

Read on to see what I think and where I set a the record straight on one or two things.


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The O2 BlackBerry sale

O2 sale

Need a new BlackBerry? Want so save some cash and get some free stuff too? You need to check out the O2 Facebook page.

Up until July 9th O2 are offering a few incentives for you to choose a BlackBerry with them. As well as getting a discount off the device price they are also throwing in a couple of free album downloads plus O2 Academy vouchers. And if you and a friend (or a few) all do the same you get a better deal. Nice one O2.


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Posted by: James

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Samsung announce the EX2F Smart Camera

EX2F_front side

Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of the EX2F, the latest model in its growing range of Wi-Fi-enabled SMART cameras. Following the success of the EX1 with F1.8 lens, the new model is engineered to deliver even brighter photography thanks to its F1.4 lens, the brightest in any compact camera.

The EX2F comes with the advantage of being able to store and share images remotely using the Wi-Fi functionality. The Full Manual Control is ideal for DSLR-owners looking for more portable equipment to capture images spontaneously on the go and for photographers looking for a step-up from their point-and-shoot.

The camera combines a number of features which deliver incredible picture quality in all conditions. With the advanced F1.4 24mm Lens, the camera delivers clear images and video even in very low light conditions. These are easily controlled using the professional front wheel key and Dual Dials, which enable switching between parameters and modes quickly for greater manual control. The low-light capabilities of the EX2F are also added to by the 1/1.7″ 12 Megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, which delivers clear, blur-free images.

Providing quality and creativity, 1080/30p Full HD Movie Recording with stereo sound allows users to capture video in high enough quality to enjoy on a Full HD TV. The EX2F also allows still 12 Megapixel photos and video to be captured simultaneously using the Dual Capture feature, so that any scene can be shot as both photo and video. 

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The LG Prada gets a price drop at Clove


If you are in the market for a designer smartphone you could do worse than to check out the LG Prada 3.0.

Clove have dropped the price of the Android device and you can now pick it up for (£270) inc V.A.T.

The device is currently running Android 2.3 but LG have promised an update to 4.0.

You can place your order here.

A reminder of the full specs and our unboxing video can be found below:

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The Dark Knight Rises spoof featuring the limited Edition Nokia Lumia 900


The Dark Knight Rises

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Posted in: Videos/Unboxings

Everything Everywhere research how many of us use our smartphones for following sport


With more and more of the population using smartphones it would appear that a high percentage of us are taking advantage of the devices to monitor our favorite sports. That’s according to Everything Everywhere who have been doing a little research.

They have discovered that 46% of us are in fact using our smartphones to follow sports with nearly one in five admitting to watching sport under the radar at work. The study also reveals that only 10% of employees are allowed to view national sporting events during working hours.

With Euro 2012 just ending this past weekend Everything Everywhere state that 42% of men followed the coverage while on the move using their Smartphone.

You can check out the full press release below:

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Project Glass from Google – Demo Video

If you missed the Project Glass demo from Google earlier this week you can catch up here. It is quite amazing.

Project Glass


Posted by: James

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
By June 29, 2012 Read More →

Samsung announce the WB100 camera


Today Samsung announced the WB100, the latest addition to the prestigious WB series, known for delivering superior image quality in compact form. The WB100 is perfect for shooting dynamic images and capturing the smallest detail in stunning 16MP clarity.

The WB100 is the perfect travel companion, ideally designed to capture everything from the up-close detail of inspiring architecture, to impressive landscapes and scenery. The 26x Optical High Zoom lens and 22.3mm ultra wide-angle lens ensure flawless detail, while shaky shots are instantly altered with the Dual Image Stabilisation (OIS + DIS) function. With 720/30pHD video recording, users can enjoy high-quality playback on the latest high-definition displays, whilst 3D photo capture and Live Panorama Mode bring 3D images and panoramic views to life.

Not only does the WB100 deliver superior quality images but it is also easy to use. Its easily-navigated menu screen makes it a versatile camera, designed to capture clear and beautiful photos with ease. Available in Black or Red, it is a stylish camera with a range of creative features including Smart Filter and Magic Frame, designed to enhance image quality along with the shooting experience. The soft hand grip combined with the metallic design gives it a sleek and seamless look. 

Combining high image performance, creative functionality and style, the WB100 is the ideal camera for those looking to capture their world in perfect detail.

Full spec below:

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

Parrot announce the MINIKIT Neo


Here’s something to look forward to. Parrot have today announced the MINIKIT Neo which will be available in September. The company are renowned for creating superb quality hands-free solutions and it looks like they have stepped things up again with the Neo as it comes with some new fantastic features.

For starters it will use voice commands to manage phone calls, e-mails and sms. In addition it comes with its own smartphone application bringing even more features to the table.

You can check out the full press release from parrot below:

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By June 29, 2012 Read More →

BlackBerry 10 delayed until Q1 2013


It isn’t a good day today in the RIM camp. As well as holding an earning call to announce its first quarter of 2012 results Research in Motion announced that BlackBerry 10 would not launch in Q4 as stated but instead in Q1 2013.

Many will be disappointed by this news but RIM need to ensure that they get the new operating system 100% right.

With sales down the company are going through some major restructuring, however CEO Thorsten Heins is confident that BlackBerry 10 will be worth waiting for.

You can see the full press release below:

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