Archive for Amber Maitland

  • How times have changed ... what's the most important office equipment today?

    How times have changed ... what's the most important office equipment today?

    By 13 February 2007

    The desktop PC and email have been in the top three most important items of office equipment since the 1990s, according to a new survey by YouGov that looks at changing technology in the workspace. In the 1990s, the 56% of those surveyed said the desktop...

  • AA USBCELL technology coming to mobile phone

    AA USBCELL technology coming to mobile phone

    By 13 February 2007

    The company behind the USB AA batteries that charged via a USB port has announced that it is turning its technology to the mobile phone market. The company, Moixa Energy has announced that it working on a range of mobile phone and PDA batteries, that...

  • Parrot demonstrates Boombox Hi-Fi with Bluetooth

    Parrot demonstrates Boombox Hi-Fi with Bluetooth

    By 13 February 2007

    Parrot is launching its Boombox Hi-Fi device at 3GSM this year. A follow-on from the Sound System, launched last March, the Boombox is a compact speaker with Bluetooth technology so you can pair it to mobile devices or your PC. The A2DP device can be...

  • Vodafone and Microsoft to link messenging services

    Vodafone and Microsoft to link messenging services

    By 13 February 2007

    It looks as though Vodafone has stuck its fingers into a lot of pies recently. Today it's released an announcement with Microsoft to say that they're working together to launch a co-branded, seamless Instant Messaging service for PC and mobile. The service...

  • Vodafone and Skype in voice-to-text deals with SpinVox

    Vodafone and Skype in voice-to-text deals with SpinVox

    By 13 February 2007

    Sending text messages is about to get even easier, thanks to a service from a company called SpinVox, the "Voice-to-Screen messaging experts". Thanks to a new deal with Vodafone UK and a working relationship with Skype, its Spin-my-Vmail voice messaging...

  • Alienware to give away ten World of Warcraft edition PCs

    Alienware to give away ten World of Warcraft edition PCs

    By 13 February 2007

    Alienware is marking the second anniversary of the launch of MMORPG World of Warcraft with a bumper giveaway promotion. The PC maker has teamed up with games designer Blizzard to give away 10 top-of-the-line Area-51 7500 special edition systems. The Warcraft...

  • HTC launches HTC Advantage mini computer, S710 and P3350 mobiles

    HTC launches HTC Advantage mini computer, S710 and P3350 mobiles

    By 13 February 2007

    HTC's offering at 3GSM this year includes an unusual hybrid mobile PC/phone as well as two more traditional PDA-type smartphones. The PC notebook, variably called the HTC Advantage, X7500, and T-Mobile Ameo, supports many of the functions of a fully-fledged...

  • ST1 Bluetooth headset from Bluetrek

    ST1 Bluetooth headset from Bluetrek

    By 13 February 2007

    Bluetrek, whose M2 Bluetooth headset we told you about a few months ago, has launched a dual headset for calling and listening to music. The ST1 is an unusual-looking set of headphones, available in white, black or bronze, with rubber arms. The company...

  • Yahoo integrates Messenger into Mail

    Yahoo integrates Messenger into Mail

    By 13 February 2007

    Yahoo has announced changes to two of its services, Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0. The company is inserting Yahoo Messenger into the latest version of Yahoo Mail, which is still in beta. The service is rolling out across its network of users...

  • BlackBerry gets navigation with CoPilot Live

    BlackBerry gets navigation with CoPilot Live

    By 13 February 2007

    The BlackBerry 8800 was arguably the most highly-anticipated of the many devices that are being at 3GSM this week in Barcelona. Manufacturers are scrambling to announce their marketing deals and services for the new device and RIM's line of smartphones....

  • T-Mobile cuts data roaming cost for businesspeople

    T-Mobile cuts data roaming cost for businesspeople

    By 13 February 2007

    O2 isn't the only one adjusting its roaming rates today; T-Mobile have also announced changes, this time to their data rates abroad for business customers. All business customers will have their roaming charges slashed, from £7/MB to £3/MB, from the...

  • British sites are best for UK web users

    British sites are best for UK web users

    By 13 February 2007

    Brits are accustomed to going straight to .co.uk domains when searching for a site, according to a new survey by YouGov. Over 60% of the 2000 or so internet users questioned said that the .co.uk ending will automatically mean that the site they're looking...

  • O2 adds over 30 countries to My Europe roaming plan

    O2 adds over 30 countries to My Europe roaming plan

    By 13 February 2007

    O2 has announced its expanded the number of countries where it's free to receive calls on any network. The My Europe roaming price plan, which boasts a savings of up to 70% on standard roaming rates, is now available for UK customers in 31 European countries....

  • Metadata mistakes with Vista

    Metadata mistakes with Vista

    By 12 February 2007

    Photographers be warned before jumping in with both feet to Microsoft Vista - you might want to reconsider using its metadata editing tools for the time being. The Photo Info tool is designed to make it easy for you to edit the metadata or your image...

  • PNY launches GeForce 8800 GTS PCI Express card

    PNY launches GeForce 8800 GTS PCI Express card

    By 12 February 2007

    PNY has launched a new graphics card, the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB, the third card in its Verto range. Compatible with DirectX10, it promises the best for gamers and those using graphics-hungry applications. "Designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10, this...

  • Belkin adds modem to N1 wireless router, releases print server

    Belkin adds modem to N1 wireless router, releases print server

    By 12 February 2007

    Belkin has made two announcements about its products in the UK. The first concerns its N1 wireless router, which is now available with a modem. The N1 is 802.11n draft compliant, and lets you link your computers together, up to 32 of them, to share data...

  • Navman expands Freedom range based on the F20

    Navman expands Freedom range based on the F20

    By 12 February 2007

    Navman has announced pricing changes to its Freedom range of satnavs, with various bundles now offered. The F20 is a no frills GPS device that includes dedicaed Parking and Petrol buttons to make driving stress-free, and that was initially available for...

  • Navigon 3110 series offers lightweight satnav solutions

    Navigon 3110 series offers lightweight satnav solutions

    By 12 February 2007

    German satnav manufacturer Navigon has added a smaller version of its TS 7000T device to its lineup. The 3100 series is designed for satnav novices, and has all the essentials you need for finding your way. Measuring 11 x 8cm in size, the 3100 provides...

  • Garmin launches mapping service for BlackBerry

    Garmin launches mapping service for BlackBerry

    By 12 February 2007

    Garmin's presence at the 3GSM conference is primarily to show off its mapping systems for mobile phones, including the latest BlackBerry. Garmin Mobile delivers satnav functionality to BlackBerrys, the latest of which, the 8800, incorporates its own GPS...

  • Lionsgate comes to iTunes

    Lionsgate comes to iTunes

    By 12 February 2007

    US iTunes customers will soon have 150 new movie titles to choose from on the iTunes Store, as Apple has announced it's closed a deal with film studio Lionsgate. This means that blockbusters like Terminator 3, Basic Instinct, and Dirty Dancing will soon...

  • Sony to give away Bond Blu-ray to PS Network users

    Sony to give away Bond Blu-ray to PS Network users

    By 12 February 2007

    Sony has announced that it's giving away copies of Casino Royale on Blu-ray to the first 500,000 registrants on the Playstation Network in Europe. It's not as if PS3 owners will need a carrot to join the Network, as it will give them access to games services...

  • Evesham's Sound Stage X1 incorporates speakers into a TV stand

    Evesham's Sound Stage X1 incorporates speakers into a TV stand

    By 12 February 2007

    Evesham has produced a spectacular new TV Stand that doubles as a surround sound system, the Sound Stage X1. The glossy black and glass stand looks innocuous enough until you take the covers off the nine speakers incorporated in its design. The Sound...

  • iPAQ 514 Voice Messenger joins HP's lineup

    iPAQ 514 Voice Messenger joins HP's lineup

    By 12 February 2007

    And here comes another new smartphone to start off the afternoon, this time from HP. HP's latest iPAQ, the 514 Voice Messenger, runs on Windows Mobile 6, features Wi-Fi connectivity, and works over GSM/EDGE networks. To complement its Wi-Fi capabilities,...

  • Motorola drops MOTORIZR Z8, Q range, MOTOSLVR L9, and MOTOKRZR K3

    Motorola drops MOTORIZR Z8, Q range, MOTOSLVR L9, and MOTOKRZR K3

    By 12 February 2007

    In today's feast of shiny new phones, Motorola has presented five new models, more streamlined and elegant than ever. At the top of the list are the HSDPA and GSM devices, the MTO Q q9 and MOTO Q gsm. Running on the Windows Mobile 6 platform, the Moto...

  • RIM launches BlackBerry 8800

    RIM launches BlackBerry 8800

    By 12 February 2007

    RIM's latest BlackBerry, the 8800, will have business users drooling, as its the slimmest and sleekest to date. Disappointingly, however, it seems that it doesn't include Wi-Fi connectivity nor HSDPA support like many of the smartphones that are being...