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The trickle of Android handsets fast becoming a firehose

By - March 23, 2010 1 Picture
After a gradual build-up throughout 2009 the roll-out of Android mobile phone handsets is really starting to snowball - and that means more choice for consumers. If the iDEN Motorola i1 and the WiMAX HTC EVO 4G aren't your thing (or your network), you might want to take a look at the multimedia-savvy Samsung Galaxy S, the Dell Aero and the budget-friendly Kyocera Zio. If the waiting game isn't your thing, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the HTC Desire are just about to drop in the UK and will arrive shortly in the US. Read More
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REVIEW: FoxL v2 pocket-sized wireless boombox

By - March 23, 2010 15 Pictures
The Foxl v2 is instantly impressive by its weight, it’s not made of plastic and it delivers impressive bass sounds through technology that combines the unit’s rechargeable Lithium-ion battery with a Flatmagic acoustic bass radiator. The unit's mid and high-range come at you via two patented dual voice coil 25mm (1 inch) Linear Magnetic Drive Twoofers (tweeters that also woof – tuned to 100Hz) and on-board amplification is supplied by four ultra high-efficiency digital amplifiers delivery total power up to 8W at <0.1%THD. Add in Bluetooth capabilities and this unit ticks a lot of boxes. Read More
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Motorola’s i1 – the first push-to-talk Android handset

By - March 22, 2010 3 Pictures
Motorola has announced details of its i1, the world’s first Android-powered smartphone with push-to-talk. Headed for Sprint Nextel’s iDEN network in the U.S. the i1 features a 3.1-inch 320 x 480 HVGA touch screen, 5-megapixel camera and Wi-Fi. It includes the mobile phone equivalent of cursive writing – the Swype on-screen QWERTY keyboard entry system – and boasts a solid body construction that meets military specs for protection against dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain. Read More
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Nokia invites community to phone design party

By - March 22, 2010 1 Picture
Not happy with the design of your mobile phone? Nokia is looking for feedback from phone savvy consumers with its "Design by Community" smartphone project. Over seven weeks visitors to the company’s official blog, Nokia Conversations, will be asked to make a series of choices on the specs of their ideal smartphone. Once the results have been tallied Nokia’s design team will then come up with a series of concept sketches which will go to a public vote. Read More
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PayPal Send Money 2.0 app for iPhone makes cashless transactions easy

By - March 17, 2010 1 Picture
If you have a PayPal account and an iPhone, chances are you’ll never again be caught short of money when you’re out and about. PayPal has released version 2.0 of its Send Money application for iPhone, which means account-holders now have even fewer reasons to carry cold, hard cash around with them. Three nifty features in the free app are Bump, where iPhone users physically bump phones to “magically” transfer money from one account to the next, a Split Check calculator and the Collect Money function, which politely prompts debtors to pay up. Read More
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Smartbook concept: a smartphone, keyboard and a tablet PC in one

By - March 16, 2010 7 Pictures
We humans are such demanding creatures - we want the world and then some. Luckily, there are concept designers out there who are willing to cater to our whims. For those of you wishing tablet PC's had a usable keyboard and the smartphone had a bigger screen feast your eyes on the Smartbook concept. It’s a phone handset that folds out into a QWERTY keyboard that can sync with its personalized PC tablet. Read More
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