Archive | June, 2010

How To: Simple Waterproof Bag for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, or any Capacitive Screen Device [Video]

Posted on 30 June 2010

If you’ve ever wished you could check your RSS feeds in the shower or read an eBook in the bath without fear of dropping your device, this could be the super low-cost solution for you! Use at your own risk! Just pick up a box of watertight zipper bags and double bag your capacitive device inside. The screen works perfectly through the plastic and the bags will keep your device […]

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Deutsche Bahn Nachtzug, German Night Train Sleeper Cabin Review.

Posted on 30 June 2010

I took the train down to Munich today to meet up, or rather, Tweet-up, with Intel. It was a great evening and there’s more to that part of the story but it’s the night train back that I want to tell you about now. I have 6 hours until I arrive at Bonn so let me tell you a little bit about a single cabin on the night train from […]

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Viliv N5 Launch Event, Pricing, Availability at Dynamism

Posted on 29 June 2010

Just as we expected, the Dynamism pricing details for the Viliv N5 that we did our Open Review on last night are now available. Dynamism have sent the details over and as with previous Viliv launches, are including a special offer. If you order between July 6th and July 15th you get a free battery worth $50. That’s worth having because the N5 battery is tiny and yet appears to […]

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Viliv N5 Open Review Videos

Posted on 29 June 2010

We did a good 2.5hrs of testing on the Viliv N5 with hundreds of visitors via the live session over Ustream this evening. It was a live unboxing for me so my first impressions will come later this week but in the meantime, here are the live recordings we produced.

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Super Phone Cameras – My Choices and Tips

Posted on 28 June 2010

I’ve been searching for a smartphone/cameraphone for a long time now. I’ve tested and analysed, reported and posted. I’ve also created a tip-list, This post goes over some of my recent cameraphone thoughts and lists the tips that might help you choose your next cameraphone. It’s not just about the megapixels.

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Viliv N5 Review + Open Video Review.

Posted on 28 June 2010

First things first, Pocketables have a full review of the Viliv N5 up. They seem to be very happy with the device although there’s confirmation that there’s no video-out port. It’s been blanked-off. Click-through for the full review. After you’ve read the review, don’t forget that despite the high possibility that my N5 won’t turn up in time, JKKMobile is getting his and we’re planning a live session. This will […]

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New site for Dell Streak Fans

Posted on 26 June 2010

Jenn of Pocketables.net is obviously working at full-steam now. A long time friend and co-op partner with UMPCPortal and Carrypad, she’s not only got a baby to look after, she’s got two new baby web sites too! Having run a couple of device-specific sites myself, I know how much fun it is. You get a great community, learn a lot about the devices and quickly become a must-visit for anyone […]

Want to Test FaceTime on Your New iPhone 4? Call Apple

Posted on 26 June 2010

With all the pre-order and launch day issues that have been going down with the recent iPhone 4 [Portal page] release, it’s quite possible that you may have managed to pick up an iPhone 4, while many of your friends could not, potentially leaving you without anyone to try the new FaceTime feature with. Fortunately, you can just give Apple a buzz and they’ll be happy to chat with you […]

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Huawei S7 Android Tablet Ordered. Expected Here Soon.

Posted on 26 June 2010

Following a slight set-back on a UMPC product that was due to turn up today I’ve decided to order something else to take my mind off the pain. It’s the Huawei S7 Android tablet.

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German Customs / FedEx Holds Up Viliv N5 – For ‘2-3 weeks’ Update: It’s free!

Posted on 25 June 2010

Update: Thanks to Timelock’s comment below, it looks like we’ve managed to shake the N5 free of customs although the timing was strange. It cleared customs before I sent a copy of my customs-number form. Maybe all the calls, faxes and emails helped in the end. The N5 should be with me for the live session tonight. Thanks to everyone for the thoughts and tips. Update: I have the N5 […]

Interested in the iPhone 4?

Posted on 25 June 2010

If the iPhone 4 piques your interest, you should head on over to our consumer-focused sister site, Carrypad.com. We’ve got the new iPhone 4 and are already putting it through the paces. If you need to get caught up to speed, check out the iPhone 4 tracking page in our product database: iPhone 4 – specs, news, links, and more Or you can alternatively click this link for a full […]

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iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 3GS Camera Test, Video and Photos

Posted on 25 June 2010

In the keynote that announced the iPhone 4 [Portal page], Steve Jobs told the world that the iPhone 4 features a 5MP camera. A decent bump from the previous iPhone 3GS’s 3.2MP camera, but still a far cry from some of the latest phones out there which are rocking 8MP cameras (see: HTC Incredible). Jobs was quick to also say that the iPhone 4 uses something called a back-illuminated sensor […]

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