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X10 Mini Pro Lands On T-Mobile UK

On checking the official T-Mobile UK website today it seems that the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro has now come on board and is available to purchase online and should be in stores next week. The X10 Mini Pro packs an incredible amount of technology into...

A Day Out With The Desire

Mr Gears has kindly allowed me to post not only news on the site, but also posts about using smartphones, and in my case, my shiny HTC Desire (2.1, on 3 network). I would like us to share how useful we find out smartphones day to day - …

T-Mobile G2 / HTC Desire Z – More snaps to drool over

Well, just last night pictures of the T-Mobile G2 were splashed across the interwebs. Now there's more of the phone and the rather trick system for bringing out the QWERTY keyboard. It doesn't actually slide (as we previously thought), instead it lift...

T-Mobile G2 Snapped – The US Desire Z

The HTC Vision got snapped a little while ago and late last night we learned that it'll be sold as the HTC Desire Z here in the UK soon. Engadget have snapped the America version, called the T-Mobile G2 in this case. You know what to expect by …

Android 2.2 Update for Vodafone Desire just days away

We heard some rumours last night that the HTC Desire update had begun rolling out. Frazer sent an email which just read, "Vodafone is kickin' out the 2.2 update!" We had a fish around but there didn't seem to be many other Vodafone Desire owners with ...

Boom! Desire Z and Desire HD get outed

We've seen the HTC Desire HD in photos and videos are we were suspecting that it could be launched next month, but now it looks like there may actually be two devices announced. Mobiles.co.uk have stuck the HTC Desire HD and the HTC Desire Z on their ...

Vodafone to get the Galaxy Tab – More evidence

Gah. I must stop thinking about the cola when this is mentioned. The Samsung Galaxy Tab was rumoured to appear on Vodafone systems fairly soon but now AndroidCentral have managed to grab another shot of it listed on their internal systems. The tablet ...

T-Mobile UK 20% off sale.

Starting in about an hour and a half, T-Mobile will be giving 20% off on Pay As You Go mobiles. Only two phones stand out as being worth a look. There is the tiny T-Mobile Pulse Mini running Android 2.1. Or there is the Blackberry Curve 8520. Or …

G2 Teaser site online for T-Mobile USA customers

T-Mobile have just posted a tweet about their upcoming G2. The new Android handset is set to be the network's first HSPA+ phone and T-Mobile USA state... “Current T-Mobile customers will get exclusive first access to the T-Mobile G2.We love our ...

Get yourself home in one click

Here's an interesting tip from lifehacker. If you don't have a TomTom device and rely on the free Google Navigation system in your Android phone then this little tip is really useful. Just go to your home screen, add a shortcut, choose "Directions and...

Sync with DoubleTwist

I've only just stumbled across this app and I wish I'd found it earlier. It's billed as "iTunes for Android" but, if I'm honest, it's not. Why? Well, it's not slowing down my PC for a start. Everything else though is true, it's a slick PC or Mac-based...

Talking Tom now available for Android

I'm going to blame this news item on the fact that I only had 2 hours sleep last night. If you've seen the Talking Tom application on the iPhone you'll be glad to know that it's available for Android. The app, which now also works on the Wildfire, …

LG Optimus Just £99.99 Unlocked

In the latest brochure from Carphone Warehouse there are many bargains and deals if you know where to look for them, and this is one of the best.  A sim free fully unbranded LG Optimus just £99.99 down from £149.99 when purchased...

X10 mini awarded European Mobile Phone 2010-2011

The European Imaging and Sound Association has just announced the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini as the "European Mobile Phone 2010-2011". The handset, which we recently reviewed, was singled out due to the "compact size and excellent performance with ...

Acer Stream handled. First impressions

The Acer Stream is available unlocked exclusively from expansys for £399.99. We've got one in to review and we're pretty impressed already with the HD video recording. There's a speedy 1GHz CPU, 800x400 AMOLED capacitive 3.7" screen, WiFi, FM radio, ...

Grab A Bargain At T-Mobile With Android

Anyone after a bargain on Android should go to their local T-Mobile retail store before the deal ends or stock becomes end of line.  For just £15 a month you can bag yourself a free Samsung Galaxy Portal or LG In Touch Max (GW620) running A...

Upcoming Android tablets

Lots of device manufacturers have been threatening to release or have released an Android tablet of late. Some are entry level like the Archos 7 home tablet and some are definite iPad competitors like the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Over the next few months w...

Chrome to Phone (and Firefox)

Google have released some software to enable you to send stuff to your phone from their Chrome browser.  The idea is simple - click on a button on Chrome, and that page, map, text or phone number you have selected pops up on your phone. You need ...

mIQ – Backup everything you could ever need

While I take some time off from my App Review show I thought I could do some written ones instead, since they don’t take much time. So here we go with the first. A few weeks ago the powers that be at Best Buy Mobile offered their latest …

Galaxy S – Have you experienced lag ?

A few days back I had a mail from Josh. He told me about some serious lag and black screen hangs on the Galaxy S. Unfortunately our server then decided to explode so I never got around to looking at it. He's written to Samsung and there's a …

HTC Lexikon and HTC Bee specs unearthed

Two HTC device specs have just appeared on the web. The HTC Bee is up first and seems to be a mid-range Android device with 528Mhz CPU, 5 megapixel camera, QVGA (240x320) screen and a 3.2" screen. Next is the HTC Lexikon, which has a huge 3.8" screen …

Oracle sues Google over Java

Oracle are set to sue Google for the use of Java in the Android OS. They state... "In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property. This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies for the...

Pro-Nazi apps appear in the Android Market

This morning I had the misfortune to read this engadget article. It relates to some apps that appear in the Android Market when you do a search for the word "Jewish". Amongst the apps you want are a few Hitler / Nazi apps that you really shouldn't be …

Android growth still pretty amazing

Yes, you're probably all getting tired of hearing about this now, but hey - it's the truth. Android is continuing to grow at a quite alarming rate. New numbers from Gartner show that the OS has grabbed a 17.2% market share - just behind RIM with 18.2%...

The aPad up close

It's certainly been busy these last few days. Our main server decided to go nuts and we've pretty much lost a drive. Hopefully everything is back up and running now but, while we were moving everything, an aPad appeared. We've not had much time with ...

PSP Phone with Android 3.0

According to Engadget, Sony are readying a PSP Phone which will run on Android 3.0  Android currently lags the iPhone for gaming, for various reasons, but Sony are looking to change that dramatically with a dedicated PSP phone. Highlights in...

Vodafone Desire Android 2.2 update is coming

Vodafone's recent update for the HTC Desire got lots of people hot & bothered, when instead of getting the FroYo update people were hoping for, they just got Vodafone 360 apps instead.  Seems that Vodafone have listened, and have confirmed th...

Verizon Roadmap leaked – Windows Phone not mentioned

BGR have managed to get details of upcoming Verizon Wireless devices. The US network is said to be introducing an 7" Android tablet device from Samsung, a 10" Android tablet from Motorola plus phones from Samsung and HTC. Motorola is apparently work...

Android 2.2 FroYo – app to SD card "feature"

One of the new features in Android 2.2 is the ability to move an app from your phone's onboard memory to the SD card.  This sounds like a great feature, removing the shackles of stingy average 512mb onboard storage and giving up to 32gb through y...

HTC Desire HD handled on film

On Saturday we had a little peek of the HTC Desire HD but now things have got a whole lot more detailed thanks to 247Android.com. According to the rumours this will run Android 2.2 and specs include an 8 megapixel camera with flash, 1Ghz Qualcomm CPU,...

HTC Desire HD (Ace) snapped

The HTC Ace was recently spotted as on a Vodafone Germany inventory and there was more news too - it was going to be called the HTC Desire HD. This leaked image has now appeared on uwants.com and it instantly seems similar in looks and specs to the …

Vonage – talk to Facebook friends for free

Although the Facebook app on the iPhone allows you to use Facebook chat to your friends, the Android version doesn't yet (annoyingly). But, there's an app that can help.  Vonage is an app for Android or iPhone, which allows you to chat to or...

Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Review

OK, I'll be honest and up-front. I need to apologise to Sony Ericsson. I've had their X10 Mini for quite some time now, and when I say "me" I actually mean my wife. She loved the handset, especially the size of the thing, although it did mean that …

Acer Android and XP dual-boot netbook coming soon

Android seems to be popping up in various different bits of hardware lately. Now Acer has revealed to Aspire One AOD255. It looks like pretty much every other bargain-basement netbook running XP, but this one can also boot into the Android OS. This is...

200,000 Android phones selling now – Every day

Well, here we are again with another story about the success of Android. According to Google CEO Eric Schmidt there's now around 200,000 Android-based phones selling every single day, which has risen from around 100,000 just two months ago. “It...

Official Android Facebook app updated

The official Facebook app for Android has just been updated to version 1.3. The new version now includes video playback from inside the app, support for events and you can respond to friend requests without leaving the application. There's also a "pic...

HTC Glacier performance stats revealed

The HTC Glacier is a name we've heard some time back and there's rumours that the device, whatever it is, will be coming to T-Mobile as part of "Project Emerald". Things get a bit misty now, as we're not sure if it's a T-Mobile USA thing or a …

HTC Desire on Vodafone gets an update

It looks like Vodafone customers with the HTC Desire have just received an update but, before you get too excited, it's not FroYo (2.2). What it actually does is brand the previously "untouched" handset with lots of lovely Vodafone stuff including 5 a...

HTC Desire on Virgin? You should be getting 2.2 today

We're now hearing that HTC Desire handsets bought through Virgin Mobile are getting the FroYo update, so feel free to go into Settings -> About Phone -> System Software Updates to see if yours is ready to go. Link - Virgin Mobile Credit - Mike Scofield

HTC Sync version 3 available for Wildfire owners

A new version of HTC Sync is now available from the HTC website. Version 3.0 now includes "Media Sync" and will pull your favourite tunes, playlists and pictures into your phone easily. “ "Once you have highlighted Music, you can choose to sync ...