From the monthly archives:

June 2009

Samsung, in conjunction with Vodafone and Microsoft has unveiled plans to launch the Samsung C6625 states an article on 3g.

The Samsung C6625 incorporates a full QWERTY keypad, push email, and runs Windows Mobile 6.1 platform, and is targeted towards the business user, and delivers email, address book and calendar access to employees.

The Samsung C6625 handset comes bundled with value business plans via Vodafone and Vodafone offers businesses low cost support such as Security, Premium and Device Management support. Samsung Head of Smartphones, Marcus Stone remarked with the C6625, users have everything at their fingertips.

It appears that stock of the iPhone 3GS with O2 has currently sold out according to an Intomobile report. On visiting an O2 store they were told the store had sold 250 iPhone 3GS units over the weekend, restocked the following Monday with a further 250 which sold out during the week.

On checking the O2 website it states O2 has temporarily run out of stock of the iPhone 3GS but most stock will be available by the end of this week. Which of course means O2 has sold all stock and thus is waiting on replenishment.

O2 UK: Apple iPhone 3GS devices all sold out, oops

So one could say the iPhone 3GS is selling like hot cakes, but we don?t get a true picture of the total quantities sold by O2 across the country, which may come soon.

Sonim Land Rover S1 Mobile Phone: £299.99

by Techno Witch on June 29, 2009

Sonim Technologies and Land Rover have teamed up to launch the new S1. A rugged high quality mobile phone designed for those of us who like to work and play in the great outdoors.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes (world?s great explorer) unveiled the new S1 which will be available from Go Mobile stores nationwide, Landrover and gomobile website?s June 2009 priced at £299.99. The S1 is compatible with a wide range of car kits, headsets and comes with charger, belt clip and headset as standard and is impervious to dust, dirt, shocks, drops, is completely waterproof to a depth of one metre for up to 30 minutes and can take up to 400 kgs of pressure.

Specifications for the S1 are: submersible to depth of one metre, survives drops of up to two metres, extra loud speakers, extra long battery life with over 1500 hours of standby, 18 hours of talk time, durable keyboard mechanics with extra wide buttons tested to over 500,000 pushes, IP-67 Rated, operational under temperatures from -20 to 55 C, resistant to extreme pressure up to 400kg, resistant to punctures at 75kg/cm2 of pressure and comes with a three year unconditional guarantee. For more info visit wheels unplugged

All you want to know about 2.4 update

by tomek on June 29, 2009

apple tv 01 All you want to know about 2.4 update

It?s been a few days since Apple released its 2.4 software update. Time to sum all the rumours up! But first, let?s take a look at new features that come to our ATV devices:

Remote app directional control: Control your Apple TV with simple finger gestures via the Remote app. This feature requires Remote 1.3 running on an iPhone or iPod touch with iPhone OS 3.0.

Flickr Search: Search Flickr photo tags to find recently updated photos of interest. Save searches to quickly find new photos or use as a screen saver for Apple TV.

New view options: View movies By Genre, By Movie, or Unwatched. View TV Shows and Podcasts By Date, By Show, or Unwatched.

Updated transport and chapter modes:During video playback, click right or left to fast forward or rewind. Additional clicks increase the speed. Click down to show chapter markers.

Updating Apple TV software is more than easy. Check it out here.

Certainly the most important feature is a support for controlling Apple TV from your iPhone or iPod. You can control audio or video playback by flicking left or right to rewind or fast forward. Flick down to show chapter markers when watching video and then flick left or right to skip. You can also tap the screen to play/pause either video or audio.

24update01 All you want to know about 2.4 update

As TUAW reports, their in-house Apple TV geeks, Megan Lavey and Christina Warren, both installed the updates and gave them a try. ?Megan indicated the gestures were quick and responsive, and coupled with the ability to use the iPhone/iPod keyboard to search for shows, the new versions made it much less tedious to navigate through your shows¨.

This video seems to confirm these observations.

The main question for many ATV users was if boxee will be running on the device after updating? Boxee quickly responded to that kind of doubts, tweeting: ?if you upgraded your Apple TV to 2.4: run patchstick again, update launcher, download latest boxee and you’ll be back boxeeing? (http://twitter.com/boxee). They also reposted a short tutorial ?so how do i get boxee on atv?? on their forum.

On various forums users confirmed the full boxee functionality on ATV.

According to awkwardTV, 2.4 update works fine also with XBMC Media Center 9.04, NitoTV Take 2 0.7.6+ (but isn’t able to install Perian) and LaunchMore. But they also reports some problems:

  • Divx (Perian) has no audio when installed like this or by this article “Install_Perian(it’s maybe related to “fooled” files);
  • SoftwareMenu right from atvusb-creator (mac b10) causes Finder to crash, had to ssh and remove frappliance, then downloaded latest version and it is OK now;
  • ATVFiles (Version 1.2.0 (479)) crashes when browsing files.

We?ll be following all 2.4 update-connected news and will inform you immediately.

With the arrival of the iPhone 3GS game developers are being wooed to the faster platform; however, one shouldn?t expect an influx of mobile games ready to fully take advantage of the Apple iTunes App Store just yet, reports an article on Cnet.

The iPhone 3GS has already sold in excess of 1 million but still remains a niche product when compares to the 40 million of the original iPhone , iPhone 3G and iPod Touch which won?t be able to run games as efficiently as the 3GS.

Basically it is too early to claim the era of the iPhone 3GS games has arrived. This is due to some developers waiting or not developing games for the iPhone 3GS at all. This wait and see approach may not be what some expected but then the iPhone 3GS was basically an update to the iPhone 3G; for the full story follow the link.

The new Samsung i7500 Galaxy is all set to be launched in Germany being the first mobile phone from Samsung to run on Google?s Mobile OS.

The i7500 has quickly been topped to being on the highest-end of the Android device market to date, and will be able to enjoy the top slot for some time or at least until the Hero becomes available. It has been reported by Engadget that it possesses the following features which make it desirable: Offers support for 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 8GB of internal storage, 3.2-inch AMOLED display (which makes viewing images easy), 5MP camera GPS and WiFi.

The price of the Samsung i7500 will arrive at ?69.99 (Which is around $98) with a contract and will be available at the O2 online shop.

Source – Mobiletor

Nokia N97 Survival Test: Videos

by Techno Witch on June 29, 2009

Yes you?ve guessed it, we know how you just love seeing phones go through the torture treatment, and so we have a couple of videos for your viewing pleasure today which can be viewed below.

This time round it?s the Nokia N97 that gets put to the survival tests, the first of which the Nokia N97 decides to go for breakfast, well actually in the breakfast.

The second video is the douse in water test, well of source after dumping your Nokia N97 in a bowl of cereal one would expect to have to wash it clean right?

On Friday, US Markets closed mostly lower as the Dow and S&P 500 marked a 2nd week of losses. However, Nasdaq gained due partly to the strong demand for the Palm Pre; reports finnewsnetwork.

The S&P500 Index fell one point to 919; the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 34 points to 8,438, while NASDAQ rose 9 to end 1,838.

So it does look like the Palm Pre is up on high with shares, but can it still shift as many mobile handset as the iPhone 3GS to make sure Palm does sink?

Pre-order HTC Hero at Amazon UK for £429

by Techno Witch on June 29, 2009

The word is those people in the UK who want the new HTC Hero can now pre-order the HTC Hero for £429 via Amazon.co.uk, who are expecting to begin shipping as of July the 15th.

That is about the right price for an unlocked smartphone like the HTC Hero, however there is word that Orange will be offering the HTC Hero for free on contract.

Pre-order HTC Hero at Amazon UK for £429

So unless you?re quite eager to fork over £429, especially in this economic climate, it may well be worth waiting a tad longer for it to hit Orange UK.

Should Apple with its iPhone dump AT&T?

by Techno Witch on June 29, 2009

Following a disappointing performance at WWDC and the activation issues with the launching of the Apple iPhone last week we are all wondering whether or not Apple should divorce or keep AT&T.

The carrier AT&T have not exactly been getting positive reactions from legions of Twitter-using members and once again is the target of waves of contempt. We found via Adotos.com that Adam Savage of MythBusters who tweets that for a few hours of web surfing in Canada was charged a whopping $11,000.

The company eventually fixed the bill after much discussion but Should iPhone keep AT&T or be a bigimist and have multiple partners what do you reckon?

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