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UK to get White Samsung Galaxy S2 this September
Jul 29th, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Mobile Logo White Galaxy S2

It has just been three months that the Samsung Galaxy S2 has hit the stands and the white version of the handset is already on its way. Don’t keep your mouth open in awe; it is indeed going to be available from 1st September in the UK.

The white Samsung Galaxy S2 has been promised this September by the Korean mobile phone major and the pics on the internet support that.

Clove, an online retailer posted 15th August as the launch date for the ivory edition of Samsung Galaxy S2 but that date will have to be pushed by a few weeks.

Having already clocked up 5 million units in sales even before the US launch, the Galaxy S2 has nothing left to prove; however the white version will have its own speciality and we need to see how it does.

The white version is no different from the black one in terms of software or hardware.

The Galaxy S II is slimmer, lighter and faster. It is a mere 8.49mm thick, weighs only 116g and has a huge 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen.

The device comes pre-loaded with the latest Google operating system – Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Also bungled are a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. And of course adding value is an 8MP camera capable of recording HD 1080p video.

Apple holds out iOS 4.2 from today
Nov 22nd, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Apple iOS 4.2

Thanks to the arrival of iOS 4.2 platform from Apple, its snazzy devices – iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch will sport new features.

Find My iPhone feature is now made available for free and you can thus search for your lost iPhone on a map, remotely set a passcode lock, display a message on its screen, and you can go to the extent of wiping out all your date remotely.

Another new feature is AirPlay which lets you stream digital media in a wireless fashion to your Airplay-enabled speakers and Apple TV from your Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

And with the introduction of folders, life will become all the easier for users as they will be able to organize their home screens and tidy it up.

And to top it all, iPad gets multi-tasking and you can now print photos, web pages, email, documents and what not right from your iPod Touch, iPad or the iPhone. Keep an eye on iTunes as the update to the iOS 4.2 could start anytime around 6pm in the UK.

HTC Desire Z going to be available in UK through Vodafone
Nov 11th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

HTC Desire Z Vodafone logo

The latest addition to HTC’s Desire range, HTC Desire Z is soon going to be available to UK customers through Vodafone network. Though HTC Desire Z is not as glamorous as its predecessor HTC Desire HD, it is still a Smartphone packed of powerful features.

This Android 2.2 based Smartphone will be available with 5 megapixel camera and allows user to stay connected from anywhere and anytime.

HTC Desire Z inherits HTC’s trademark QWERTY keypad, which specially designed for text intensive users and corporate users to type lengthy emails with maximum comfort. Desire Z, has the keypad sliding vertically beneath the touch screen, which claims to much decent slide, when compared to any other sliding keypad models available in market including Dell Venue Pro, Blackberry Torch and Nokia E7.

HTC Desire Z comes with Flash support, which is backed by 800 MHz Snapdragon processor, which makes it not only attractive, but also faster and powerful.

This dynamite of features is expected to start reaching customers before to Christmas to make maximum out of year end and holiday shopping.

UK launch date and price of HTC Desire Z leaked
Sep 18th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

HTC Desire Z Froyo

The Android 2.2 powered Smartphone, HTC Desire Z will be made available from October 11th for £429.99 as per the information published on Amazon.co.uk.

Despite the fact that Taiwanese major HTC unveiled both HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z at its conference in UK this week, there was no clarity about the pricing or the launch dates of the handsets till Amazon site leaked the information.

Amazon has offered to provide the handset for around £499 but claimed that it would cost around £499 in retail. There is no official word yet from the manufacturer about the release date or the price.

The Desire Z will feature a 3.7-inch touchscreen display; however it would not have the boastful AMOLED screen that its super-hit predecessor had because of some manufacturing issues HTC faced earlier.

The hinged display screen of the Desire Z helps to get a full  QWERTY keypad with clearly defined programmable buttons which can act as shortcuts for an array of apps, and menus on the handset.

A 5MP camera with flash equipped with a 720p HD Video capabilities jazz it up on the back. The HTC Desire Z will run on the Froyo OS with the HTC Sense UI powered by an 800MHz Qualcomm processor.

Windows Phone 7: Zune Pass pricing leaked
Sep 4th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Windows7

Thanks to Zune Pass, you can enjoy unlimited downloads of music on Windows Phone 7. The`re is a subscription fee attached to it and more importantly, the UK pricing for the Zune Pass has been leaked. Interested to know more? Read on.

The pricing of the Zune Pass sounds reasonable upfront as it will leave a hole of £8.99 per month or £26.97 for three months in your pocket. The 3-month subscription is no succour Microsoft does not seem to offer any discount. Also, a free trial is available for 14 days.

One weird thing is that Microsoft quotes the price as exclusive of VAT and that leaves most of us puzzled as to why Microsoft left out VAT from its pricing. The Zune Pass seems to be targeted at the individual users and not for business users and in that perspective, it just seems a blip in the leaked information.

Come October, the Zune Pass music service might be available along with the Windows Phone 7 platform. The Zune Pass  lets you get a handle on to millions of songs and it lets you listen to them for an unlimited time provided you keep yourself subscribed.

You also get 10 song credits every month which can be used to download songs. Such downloaded songs are your own forever, irrespective of whether you stay subscribed or not.

Delay in the delivery of iPads in UK
May 14th, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Apple iPad Home Screen

There is a little point of disappointment for the iPad lovers who have placed advance orders to purchase an Apple iPad as the shipment date is likely to get postponed a little.

As per the UK online store of Apple, it may take about a week to ten days for the shipment of the amazing gadget to reach the pre-order customers even after the start of iPad sales. The iPad which was expected to reach the public on May 28th will now be delivered by June 7th.The site says that the iPads initially allocated for online orders in UK have been used up whereas the units assigned to retail outlets by Apple have been left.

The scenario is same even in the US. It will take more than a week for the shipment of iPads after the order is placed as per Apple’s online shop.

As such, this indicates the problem being faced by Apple to meet the demand of iPad sales. The iPad has sold more than a million units so far after its launch a month ago in the US. Even as CNN suggests 120,000 pre-orders for the iPad, we need to watch out for the iPad to actually ship out.

What will the Apple iPad cost in the UK?
Mar 2nd, 2010 by Dipak Sarda

Apple iPad Home Screen

If you want to believe the relatively lesser known tech blog, Geeky Gadgets, Apple’s iPad is set to cost just £389 in the UK but may be delayed until April.

The rumoured £389 price is for the Wi-Fi-only 16GB version of the iPad; while the 32GB version would cost £439 and the 64GB would cost £489, though Apple themselves have not confirmed these prices, as yet.

As per the source, the tablet device which is currently being quoted on Apple’s website for a March release date is expected to hit the UK only around April.

People awaiting the 3G+WiFi version will have to wait for another 30 days in all probability. Prices for the 3G+WiFi iPad are not known, yet but they would be at $130 more than the Wi-Fi counterpart, coming in at $629, $729, and $829 respectively in the US.

There is no confirmation yet from Apple about who eventually gets to provide the 3G network and data access. Prospective major players like Orange, O2 & Vodafone are already holding talks with Apple.  AT&T has got exclusive rights to market the 3G iPad in the US, and it’s possible that O2 may strike a similar deal as the one that was made for the iPhone.

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