Tag: smartphones

Book train tickets from your phone with Raileasy

I've made quite a few trips down to London over these past few weeks and booked a number of trains. Usually I find a computer, check the timetables, find the best fare and then book online. However, Raileasy have now made things mobile with the additi...

HTC win big in T3 Gadget Awards for 2010

The T3 Awards have been announced and, after more than three quarters of a million reader votes, plus expert judges, HTC have emerged as winners in a number of categories. They bagged "Phone of the year" with the HTC Desire. "Tech brand of the year" a...

Android still on the up – Microsoft and Apple slide

The comScore report is out today and shows how things are shaping up in the US. Last year we saw Apple overtake Microsoft and now, just nine months later, Android has too. Google have experienced a 5% jump in smartphone market share between April and ...

The Windroid – Get the best of both worlds?

Android or Windows Mobile? Well, if you don't mind having a dabble on a Chinese import site, this may solve your problem. For £153.78 you can get the Windroid Phone, which has a 624MHz CPU, 3.2" 240x400 pixel screen, GPS, WiFi, microSD and woah.. a...

HTCSense.com and stuff we heard today

HTC announced their new user website today too. I'm going to call it a "phone control portal" because that's pretty much what it is. Log in and, if you lose your phone, you can locatr it, send a message which will appear on the lock screen, wipe it …

HTC Evening event expands

The rather large HTC event kicks off tomorrow morning but, if you're in town there's also a party in the evening which isn't just for press. Now, due to my globe-trotting lifestyle (pah!) I'll not be in London that long but there seems to be quite a n...

T-Mobile/Orange Roaming From 5th October

The new joint venture company combining Orange and T-Mobile UK, Everything Everywhere today announced the launch date of the combined network roaming agreement which will allow customers of both groups roam on each other's network. From the 5th Octobe...

HTC F8181 – Brew-based handset on the way to AT&T

Whilst we're not really "into" the Qualcomm Brew-based phones, they're helping to bring Smartphone-like functionality top more people with the help of a bargain-basement price. The HTC Smart was rolled onto o2 here in the UK after a big announcement a...

Boot time compared – see the results

Here's an interesting test, and one which becomes even more interesting when you consider that the Windows Phone 7 device shown here isn't using final software. Pocketnow turn on four phones - an iPhone, Nexus One (Android), HTC HD2 (Windows Mobile 6....

App store or Android Market – which path to riches?

There is an interesting article on the BBC News site today on the growth of the Android Market, and more specifically the growth of pay for apps and people making a living from them.  Apple have the headstart, but now Android phones are outsellin...

Empty that cupboard and get yourself some cash

It was a very dark and wet day on Saturday so I went through "the cupboard". Many of you will have a special cupboard where stuff gets dumped. In my case, it's full of cables and old phones. These mobiles can sometimes fetch a few quid on eBay …

Come see what HTC has dreamt up

When we get an invite from HTC it's usually about something pretty special. The HTC Hero event was a big deal, as was the HTC Legend launch. Today this invite appeared in our inbox, which says.. "Come see what HTC has dreamt up. 15 September in London...

Microsoft push slate devices as part of mobile line-up

With Android tablets appearing pretty much everywhere and the iPad dominating it's good to see Microsoft finally entering the arena. Steve Ballmer has promised that getting slate devices out there was "terribly important" and that they will "push forw...

Android continues to rise in latest US stats

The rise and rise of Android shows no sign of slowing, with new ComScore numbers showing a 4% increase in US market share. The details show that every other OS has declined, although these stats were calculated before the iPhone 4 was released. Micros...

Leaked release roadmap reveals HTC Gold in November

A range of devices have just fell out of the Omnio website with the HTC Vision (spotted earlier this week) and the HTC Ace. The rumours behind the HTC Ace are bordering on the insane, with a dual-core CPU, Android 3, 4.3" AMOLED, 8 megapixel camera an...

Nokia responds – No Android Nokia, but we will do better

New Nokia head of Mobile Solutions, Anssi Vanjoki, has responded today to the loss of support in the community. He's responding to the closure of the symbian-guru website yesterday, specifically mentioning Ricky - one of the webmasters of the site. He...

Stock low on AMOLED screens, HTC adding SLCD

The HTC Desire has been in high demand. People here in the UK are having to wait for stock to arrive and, when it does, there's even more customers waiting. It seems that the AMOLED screens have become a little harder to get hold of recently, with Sam...

Nexus One vs the iPhone

With the iPhone 4 becoming available today I just couldn't help myself. I'll admit it, I went into town and came back with... a HTC Desire. ;) Which is better? Well, CNET have done a comparison between the Nexus One (which isn't a Desire I know, but i...

Apple blow to Windows Mobile 7?

It's iPhone 4 launch day, but something has occurred to us. Apple seem to have dealt a bit of a blow to Windows Mobile 7, purely through releasing SOMETHING this summer. With all the buzz an Apple product launch generates, all the networks now do...