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iPlayer to iphone?
Jan 28th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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The wait seems to come to an end – or so it appears according to the latest reports. With the BBC iPlayer set to land on the Apple iPhone and iPad within a month, the industry is abuzz with excitement.

The apps that were announced little over an year ago, and given a nod by the BBC trust around six months back, are one of the long awaited by the iPad owners; particularly those who cited the promised iPad app as a reason for spending out on Apple’s tablet

Now, according to PaidContentUK, the apps will be available from the App Store by the end of February. This coincides with the date that project head, the Beeb’s Future Media and Technology director Erik Huggers leaves and moves on to his job at Intel. The news will come as a relief to those mobile viewers who have struggled with accessing the content through their Safari browser on Apple devices.

In terms of functionality, most of it is under wraps as of now. The apps are likely to have social networking features integrated largely with an interface similar to the user-friendly offering already provided by the iPlayer website. It still, however, is unknown if it would boast exactly the same line-up and availability of content.

The iPlayer app for iOS devices is likely to only be available to UK viewers. So, be ready for the ride!

Face the book phone!
Jan 28th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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The face of the social networking – facebook has come out to publicly deny that they are developing a “Facebook phone” with the world-renowned South Korean smart phone manufacturer HTC. This has come on the heels of the rumours that have been doing rounds for some months now. The most recent one has also suggested that HTC was developing two high-end smart phones on the Android OS.

However, Dan Rose, Facebook’s head of business development, tried to put to rest the latest speculation. He indicated that HTC were simply utilizing the features of Facebook’s public API’s, and added, “The rumours around there being something more to this HTC device are overblown”

It is everybody’s knowledge that Facebook is trying hard with mobile manufacturers to improve accessibility and usability with Facebook, both normal service and apps. But, there seems to be no official plans for a branded Facebook mobile device, at least for now.

Sceptics point to the case of Google – which remained adamant for years that no Google-branded phone is on the anvil, until shortly before releasing the Nexus. But, the “Facebook phone” is surrounded by too much hype and too little substance.

Facebook still remains on top of the social networking groups. But, as the recent trends have shown, they would be going the wrong path if they do not innovate and keep the user engaged. Will “Facebook phone” be part of this engagement? Watch this space

Vodafone announced availability of Blackberry Torch 9800 white edition
Jan 26th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Now Blackberry also joined bandwagon of manufacturers who wants to release white editions of their mobile handsets. Now Blackberry is planning to release white edition of its most successful Smartphone, Blackberry Torch 9800.

Vodafone has is the first network to announce Blackberry Torch 9800 white edition. Vodafone website shows coming soon message, but that does not confirms any date or any other information. Even in the market also, there is no additional information is available.

Again like all other white edition is just to give classy look to existing Blackberry Torch 9800, except that there is no other changes in features or look. Blackberry Torch 9800 has super responsive capacitive touch screen, under which is hiding sliding Qwerty Keypad. It is equipped with 5 megapixel camera to capture super quality images. The Smartphone runs on Blackberry OS and it is supported by 624 MHz processor, which is fast enough to load the OS. The phone is equipped with all latest connectivity features to allow the users to stay connected anytime anywhere.

Vodafone has announced the availability of Blackberry Torch 9800 white edition under monthly pay contracts. Details of Plan and Pricing are still not known.

HTC set to release handsets with Facebook partnership
Jan 26th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

HTC is all set to reveal its partnership with Social Networking giant, Facebook officially. During Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011, which is about to be conducted in Barcelona next month, HTC is about to announce its Smartphones in partnership Facebook.

HTC is in fact ready with two new Smartphones, which carries Facebook branding and colors. These Social Networking Smartphones are supposed to be built on Google’s Android Mobile Operating System, which are tuned to display and alert Facebook messages and notifications.

These phones are totally customized to Social Networking sites, while some amount of customizations are still left to User imagination, these customizations are something in line with Facebook features. Users can make calls to contacts listed on their Facebook accounts and information stored in their Facebook accounts can be used to send mails and messages to contacts.

Though initial rumors are that, Social Networking Giant Facebook was about to launch Smartphones under its own brand, Facebook kept on denying these rumors and finally HTC has now come up with this partnership officially.

HTC Gratia going to be available in UK by February
Jan 26th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

HTC has recently announced availability of its new mid range phone, HTC Gratia, across UK by this February.

HTC Gratia is positioned to be mid range Smartphone, but yet is a powerful. This Compact Yet Powerful handset from HTC is built based on Android Mobile Operating System. Version of this Android Operating Systems is believed to be Android 2.2. The handset has 3.2 inch touch screen with 480X320 pixel resolution. It is powered with a 600 MHz processor, which is decent enough for a phone of this size. Cherry on the top of this phone is its supportability of Adobe’s Flash, which comes through Android 2.2 Operating System. This Flash supportability enables users to watch Streaming Video. Only point on the other side for this phone is its 600 MHz processor, which does not allow users to enjoy the Flash support of the Android version. It makes the flash based video streaming, considerable slow.

This mid range HTC based phone is crafted with care and it shows up in its Compact and Elegant design. Available in attractive colors, the HTC Gratia also have attractive bright colored interiors, which make the phone even attractive. Its supportability of e-Mail on go through support of Microsoft Exchange is another feather in its cap.

HTC 7 Pro to be released in UK by February
Jan 26th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

HTC has recently announced the release of its first Business Oriented Smartphone built on Window Phone 7 (popularly known as WP7), Windows based Mobile Operating System. Yes we are talking about HTC 7 Pro. It is going to be allowed in UK by February.

HTC 7 Pro is going to be first Business Oriented phone based on Windows Phone 7 (WP7) mobile operating system.  It is interfaced through a 3.6 inches wide screen, which has QWERTY keypad under its slide. It is powered with a 1 GHz processor, which will be fast enough on Windows Phone 7. It is also powered with Microsoft Outlook emailing application and support Microsoft office documents.

Though labeled as Business Oriented Smartphone, it also has multimedia and entertainment capabilities, which any mobile user expects its phone to be supporting. Though the pricing of this mobile handset across UK is still under wraps, it has confirmed the availability by February.

Motorola Atrix – New kid from Motorola
Jan 26th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Motorola Atrix

Recently early this month, Motorola has announced about its new to be launch, Motorola Atrix. Motorola has branded this Smartphone as most powerful Smartphone ever available in market. Full specification of the phone is recently out.

Atrix is interfaced through big 4 inch touch screen, which supports resolution of 540X960p. The phone is equipped with a dual core 1 GHz NVDIA Tegra 2 processor, which LG has already announced to be available with its LG Optimus 2X. This fastest processer will be augmented with sufficient 1 GB of internal RAM, which makes it fastest phone. This 1 GB RAM is augmented with 15 GB internal memory, which can also be extended up to 32 GB memory in form of MicroSD.

Motorola Atrix is also equipped with two cameras, rear facing camera of 5 megapixel camera, which is supported by dual LED flash and front facing camera is of 0.3 megapixel VGA camera, which supports Video calling. Other important features are Bluetooth 2.1, 3.5 mm headphone socket, microUSB ports, DLNA support and HDMI 1.3.

Though market has news about its US launch as March, it does not have any news about its UK launch, but this will be one Handset, which is worth waiting.

Now LG Optimus 2X is also going to be available in White
Jan 26th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

After the announcement regarding the release date of the first dual core Tegra 2 processor powered handset, LG Optimus 2X mobile, LG has announced its plan to make this smartest Smartphone to be available in classy white color soon.

This white colored version of LG Optimus 2X does not make any kind of changes in already available LG Optimus 2X. it is still going to be world’s first ever Smartphone powered by Dual Core processor, which makes it not only faster but also smarter. Black version of this Handset is already available in Korean market.

Features of this Smartest Smartphone are already in news. Interfaced through a 4 inch wide touch screen, it is also equipped with 8 mega pixel rear camera and a front snapper, which allows it to make video calling.

LG Optimus 2X is supposed to be available in UK by February, but now it seems to be delayed by a month. But sources has not confirmed, whether the white version of the phone will be available by that time. Cost of the SIM free version black LG Optimus 2X is supposed to be £500, but it is still not known if the white version of it will be available at the same price or will it be costlier. 

LG Optimus 3D after LG G-Slate
Jan 26th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

LG Optimus 3D

After it has announced its readiness about first 3D Tablet LG G-Slate ahead of Mobile World Congress, LG is also getting geared up to announce first ever Three Dimensional Mobile phone. LG has named this 3D phone as LG Optimus and if everything goes as per planned, LG is going to make this announcement during the same Mobile World Congress.

Few trade analysts have spotted this new 3D phone on the one of the websites of Carphone Warehouse, but it has been removed swiftly before any analysis is made or any inferences are drawn.  Though there is no more information available in the market, some analysis can be done with pictures and limited information available.

Looking at the picture of LG Optimus 3D, it can be inferred that, it is equipped with 3D enable touch screen, which allow users to view 3D movies, experience 3D gaming and will be even fitted with a 3D camera, to capture 3D images. This 3D capable handset will be available on latest version of Android, Android 2.3 (also popularly known as Froyo).

LG Optimus 3D will be built on NVDIA’s Tegra 2 3D processor, which will make this fastest mobile handset as it will be powered with 1.2 GHz processor.

White version of Samsung Nexus S
Jan 26th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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In a move, whose motive is not yet known, Samsung has turned all its cards to manufacture white version of its most hyped Samsung Google Nexus S. Either it may be to create a classy look for this new Smartphone or just to make it a look alike of Apple’s iPhone. The motive of this new makeover is not yet out in the market.

Though shape and curves of this new white version of Samsung Google Nexus reminds Genio range of handsets, which are considered to be cheap range of handsets from Samsung, Samsung has not at all cheapened the quality of Samsung made Smartphone Nexus S.

There is no official confirmation from Samsung or any confirmation on release dates. There is no clue for the reason for this new version, but there is strong news all around in market, that there will be new white version of Nexus S is soon to be released.

Samsung Galaxy mini version Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830
Jan 26th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung has come up with a miniature version of Samsung Galaxy S, as per speculation, which will be known as Samsung Ace or Samsung S mini in UK. With this new clan is Samsung Galaxy family, Samsung is expecting to reach out to the customer base, which senior Galaxy could not do. The mini version of Galaxy, has made its first appearance on Samsung’s Indonesian website.

This mini Galaxy is truly mini in nature. Measuring 112m length and 59mm breadth Samsung Mini will change the perspective of the users, who are addicted to bigger sizes of their Smart Phones.  But sometimes, this small size acts negatively also. 3.5 inches touch screen s not the only small thing in Samsung Mini. Its resolution is also pretty low, which is 320X480 pixels. Such low resolution sometimes makes the content on the screen looks to be considerably small, which makes it hard to read.

Keeping these small things aside, Samsung Mini is a cute mini pack of dynamic features. It is built on the latest version of Android mobile operating system (Android 2.2, which is popularly called as Froyo) and is powered by 800 MHZ processor, which also makes it faster. It is equipped with all required networking capability like 802.11n WiFi and HSDPA. It is also equipped with 5-megapixel camera, which is augmented with an LED photo light.

Though the price or release dates are not yet known, definitely this mini version will definitely be most anticipated release.

Nokia C5-03 – new handset from Nokia in UK
Jan 25th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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A new mid range phone has been announced from Nokia across UK. Nokia C5-03, is getting mixed reactions across the markets for its features.

The main feature, which Nokia is trying to flaunt through Nokia C5-03 is its new 3.2 inch striking resistive touch screen. Though Nokia s trying to campaign more on its resistive touch screen, there are very few, other features to put across as its main attractions.

Nokia C5-03 is built on older version of Symbian, Symbian^1. It is equipped with HSDPA connectivity, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The handset comes with 40MB of default memory, which has an option to extend up to 16GB, in the form of MicroSD, which gives virtually unlimited space for apps and games from Ovi Stores. Nokia C5-03 also comes with 5 megapixel camera, with 4X zoom capability. But this camera is not equipped with flash capability.

Nokia C5-03 not only comes with attractive features, but also comes with very attractive pocket friendly price tag. Majority of networks are expected to announce packages and contracts. But the phone is expected to be available at £189 under SIM free option.

LG to announce release of its 3D capable Tablet across UK
Jan 23rd, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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LG is planning to make an important announcement, release of its 3D capable Tablet across UK, during Mobile World Congress. LG’s this 3D capable tablet is already available in United States of America and was success there.

LG calls this 3D capable tablet as LG G-Slate and this G-Slate is available with really high end technical specifications. It is built over Android 3.0 (which is popularly known as Honeycomb), the only Mobile Operating System built for Tablets. After the operating system, this Tablet is powered by Tegra 2 dual core processor, which makes it intelligent and fast.

G-Slate is interfaced through 8.9 inch screen and more important feature of it is its 3D capability and another feature makes it even special is, this does not need users to 3D glasses to view 3D content.  Cherry over this cake is its 3D camera. The tablet is fitted with a 3D camera, which allows users to take 3D images and videos and view them over its 3D screen.

Other miscellaneous features include 4G connectivity, rear and front cameras of 5 Mega Pixel and 1.3 Mega Pixel each, two ports for HDMI and micro USB and long lasting 6400 mAh battery .

All set to launch Sony Ericsson Xperia Arch
Jan 23rd, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Sony Ericsson bets big on new handset range

Sony Ericsson is planning for biggest ever of its Campaigns to launch its recent intelligent Smartphone Sony Ericsson Xperia Arch and other new products from Sony Ericsson for this year. Sony Ericsson is pinning all its hopes on this launch, which it thinks will set it on to right growth path again.

This event is supposed to be bigger than its “Spark Something” event, which it has organized on 2009 to launch its Satio and Aino handsets. 2009 campaign was very successful and turns out £8 Million revenues to Sony Ericsson.

Xperia Arch is the center of this campaign and it is supposed to be fifth Android phone from Sony Ericsson. Name to this handset comes from its Arch shaped body, which is going to be thinnest mobile phone available phone available in the market, measuring 8.7 mm. Arch is built on latest version of Android mobile operating system, Android 2.3 (which is also popular as Gingerbread). Interfaced through 4.7 inch touch screen, Xperia Arch is equipped with 8.1 mega-pixel camera, which also allows HD recording. It comes with 1 GHz processor, which also makes it faster.

Another feather in its cap is Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA engine, which improves image viewing quality. Coupled to that is Sony’s Exmor R sensor, which improves video and image capturing quality even in dim light.

Packaging all these features, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arch, is definitely going bring back Sony Ericsson’s Success and Glory.

Samsung Galaxy S2 – Successor to Samsung Galaxy S
Jan 23rd, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung is living up to its tagline “Innovation is Fate”. In that direction is its efforts to release the successor to its super successful handset Samsung Galaxy S by next week. If all goes as per the plan, then Samsung Galaxy S successor Samsung Galaxy S2 will be launched on Samsung’s launch event on 13th February.

Samsung Galaxy S2 is codenamed ‘Seine”, which will be the fastest mobile phone ever built till now. Supposed to be packed with a Dual Core 1 GHz ARM Cortex A9 Orion Processor, augmented with 1 GB RAM makes it to be the fastest mobile ever built.

Rumors are that Samsung Galaxy S2 will be Tegra Powered, built on Nvidia Tegra 2 Chipset. The rumor is supported by a huge order of Tegra 2 chipset placed by Samsung recently. Another feather in cap for this Seine is its Mobile Operating System. It is being built on Android 2.3 (also popularly know s Gingerbread).

Coming to external package, S2 is equipped with a powerful 8 mega pixel camera that can capture high definition video with 1080p resolution, which is interfaced through 4.3 inch super AMOLED plus touch screen, which offers WVGA resolution and proprietary technology from Samsung.

This super gadget is supposed to be unveiled in Mobile World Congress, which is going to be held in Barcelona.

T-Mobile confirmed availability of Samsung Wave II
Jan 23rd, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Wave 2

T-Mobile has confirmed the availability of Samsung Wave II over its network and in fact it has stocked up the handset for delivery to customers.

T-Mobile has been offering very lucrative offer on Samsung Wave II. The handset is available under monthly contract deals, which start from £18.62 per month and another version of contract is a 13 month contract for £25.53 per month with a cash back feature. All these versions of contracts offer handset for free, 500 free texts, 1 GB of data and free 500 calling minutes. Similar kinds of deals are available with other network providers like O2, Orange and Vodafone.

All the providers are offering very lucrative offers for this handset, banking on its success. Samsung Wave II is latest handset from Samsung, based on Samsung’s own Bada Mobile Operating System. It has outdone all its siblings and in fact really has very impressive high end specs list. It is one of the fastest mobile available in the market with 1 GHz processer, which is interfaced through its 3.7 inch super clear LCD display.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz2 (Hallon) – Review
Jan 20th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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Sony Ericsson in serious efforts to do a image makeover, has invested a lot of efforts in building successor to its successful Sony Ericsson Vivaz. This new handset is known as Sony Ericsson Viva2, which is also known as Sony Ericsson Hallon. This is definitely one of the skillful devices crafted carefully by Sony Ericsson.

This stunning Smartphone is interfaced through a touch screen, which is slightly heavier than its predecessor, but superior in quality when compared to Samsung Vivaz. This high quality screen comes with as high resolution as 580X854 pixels and built using Sony Bravia engine, Sony’s patented technology, to give super clear clarity.

It is built on latest version of Android mobile operating system, Android 2.3, which is popular as Gingerbread. Instead of MediaScape, Sony Ericsson’s usual music app, this latest handset comes with Android’s default music, video and photo display and sharing applications.

The new kind of Sony Ericsson comes with superior video recording capability up to 720p and is supposed to perform flawlessly. It comes with 8-megapixel camera attached to it with Exmor R sensor, which was successful with Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Inside the handset is 1GHz Qualcomm processor coupled with 512 MB RAM, which makes it really faster gadget available.

Packed with all these features, Samsung Ericsson Hallon, is supposed to be available in UK market by April 2011 with price tag of £300.

Limited number of Samsung Giorgio Armani Galaxy S available in UK
Jan 20th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Giorgio Armani Galaxy S, designer version of Samsung Galaxy S is currently available in UK. But bad news is only limited number of handsets are available across UK.

Samsung has teamed up with Giorgio Armani to come up with exclusive and designer version of Samsung’s one of the most successful handset, Samsung Galaxy S. The new exclusive designer version of this handset is named as Samsung Giorgio Armani Galaxy S.

As per the news, there will be only 800 proud owners of this designer handset, as this is a limited edition and only 800 handsets will be manufactured and these 800 handsets will be available through only 100 stores across UK. These stores started stocking up these handsets from end of last year.

This handset is built on latest version of Android, Android 2.2 (also popularly known as Froyo). The handset is packed in a beautiful padded brand box, which is augmented with gold pop-stud clip, with letters GA is engrossed on it.   The handset is encapsulated in black colored case and back is embossed with waffle like design.

Considering all these, handset will definitely make owners, the proud owners.

Samsung Star II is a perfect successor to Samsung Star
Jan 19th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

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Samsung Star II, is successor to Samsung Star which was released in UK as Tocco Lite, which was very successful. Samsung Star has been sold over 30 million handsets across the world in one year, since its launch in 2009. This was one of few mobiles, which has reached this pretty impressive figure. Samsung has recently upgraded the Samsung Star and has released as Samsung Star II with many upgraded features.

It has pretty impressive upgraded features, when compared to its predecessor. Interfaced through 3 inch WQVGA touch screen with 262 colors and 240X400 pixel resolution.  Along with pretty impressive interface, it also comes up with powerful network capabilities like 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth. It comes with one of the long lasting Li-Ion 1000mAh battery and facility for expandable memory in form of MicroSD card slot. For music lovers its sports 3.5 mm jack to accommodate headphones.

Out of the all these features, most striking is its touch screen interface, as it is built over Samsung’s patented TouchWiz 3.0 UI technology.

Samsung’s sources were pretty positive about the handset and expect it to do more sales than its predecessor.

Three UK announced availability of Samsung Galaxy Tab
Jan 19th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Three UK, has been running fast and working hard to march from so called small time network tag to the league of network providers. It has been putting all the pieces together to move forward in that direction. Recent in that direction is its announcement on availability of Samsung Galaxy Tab over its network.

Only news available at this point about this announcement is the announcement only. Three UK has updated its website with the news about the soon going to be available tablet gadget. Apart from that no other news is out in the market. For further news like pricing of the gadget and other aspects, need to wait for official announcement from Three UK sources.

As we all know, Samsung Galaxy Tab is Sumsung’s response to Apple’s iPad. Built over Android 2.2 Mobile Operating System, sporting its 7 inch tablet screen, it consists all the features that Apple iPad sports.

Three UK has recently made Galaxy Tab’s rival iPad available over its network. Now with new Android based comparable gadget in its store, more likely it will price the new kid also on similar lines to keep it moving.

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