Archive for Amy-Mae Elliott

  • Vodafone to 360 the HTC Legend

    Vodafone to 360 the HTC Legend

    By 17 February 2010

    Following on from T-Mobile and Orange's news that the HTC Desire will be available through those mobile phone networks in the UK, Vodafone has revealed it is to also offer the Desire, as well as the HTC Legend - and the HTC HD mini. "The HTC Legend, the...

  • HP Compaq AirLife 100

    HP Compaq AirLife 100

    By 17 February 2010

    HP's just announced Compaq AirLife 100, a new Android-based smartbook, is being shown off at the Mobile World Congress event and we were on hand to grab some live pics of the new portable device. From the photos you'll see the 92% full size keyboard,...

  • BBC favours iPhone with new Sports and News apps

    BBC favours iPhone with new Sports and News apps

    By 17 February 2010

    Out at the Mobile World Congress event, the BBC has announced it is to offer a new range of free applications that will deliver BBC services to a range of smartphones including iPhones, BlackBerry and Android handsets. BBC director of future media and...

  • BioShock 2 launches into UK number one spot

    BioShock 2 launches into UK number one spot

    By 17 February 2010

    "BioShock 2", the sequel to the popular "BioShock" launched back in 2007, has hit the all-format games charts in the number one slot during its first week of availability. Sales of the new game have been strong enough for GfK Chart-Track to name it the...

  • Online TV streaming service Seesaw goes live for all

    Online TV streaming service Seesaw goes live for all

    By 17 February 2010

    The Seesaw online TV service has now launched into open beta after a successful closed beta has seen testing with around 20,000 users. Like an ad-funded version of the BBC's iPlayer service, Seesaw offers programming from the Beeb, Channel 4 and Five...

  • MySpace search now live on Google

    MySpace search now live on Google

    By 17 February 2010

    MySpace real-time search is now live on Google with the site stating in a blog post that it "couldn't be more excited to be the first social networking platform to light up real-time integration with Google". "When you search for anything on Google, as...

  • Microsoft Office 2010 pricing revealed

    Microsoft Office 2010 pricing revealed

    By 17 February 2010

    Microsoft has revealed more information on pricing for its due-in-June Office 2010 software, with the "Starter" version due to be available for free. Office Starter 2010 replaces Microsoft Works and will offer consumers basic productivity features via...

  • VIDEO: LinkedIn demos Outlook integration

    VIDEO: LinkedIn demos Outlook integration

    By 17 February 2010

    Microsoft's "Outlook Social Connector" for Office has become available as a beta download with professional social networking site LinkedIn the first with an Outlook Connector add-on, while Facebook and Myspace versions are due later in the year. In the...

  • Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition announced for emerging markets

    Windows Phone 6 Starter Edition announced for emerging markets

    By 16 February 2010

    A new version of Windows Mobile is due to be available, and in contrast to the Windows Phone 7 Series just announced for launch towards the end of the year, this version is aimed at emerging markets. Bsquare, a software solutions provider and the global...

  • Verizon smartphones to get Skype services

    Verizon smartphones to get Skype services

    By 16 February 2010

    Verizon Wireless smartphone owners with data plans will soon be able to use the Skype VoIP service directly on their handsets, thanks to a new "strategic relationship" announced at Mobile World Congress. The two companies have created what they call "an...

  • Qualcomm says Snapdragon will breed category of new gaming devices

    Qualcomm says Snapdragon will breed category of new gaming devices

    By 16 February 2010

    A Qualcomm exec has revealed it sees its Snapdragon processor as potentially powering a new breed of handheld games consoles, Mobile-Ent reports. "There will be, by the end of this year, specific game-centric platforms launched around Snapdragon", Mark...

  • Text-only Facebook Zero for phones gets MWC mention

    Text-only Facebook Zero for phones gets MWC mention

    By 16 February 2010

    Low-calorie social networking has been announced at Mobile World Congress as far as your data bill goes as "Facebook Zero" has been mentioned by an FB exec. Although no official release is yet doing the rounds, it seems Facebook Zero - due to go live...

  • T-Mobile Pulse Mini spotted

    T-Mobile Pulse Mini spotted

    By 16 February 2010

    The already-announced T-Mobile Pulse (at its launch the first pay as you go Android-based smartphone) is already at the lower end of the gPhone market with its £179.99 price tag and middling specs, but is to be joined by an even more affordable option...

  • VIDEO: HTC Desire, Legend and HD mini all get promo vids

    VIDEO: HTC Desire, Legend and HD mini all get promo vids

    By 16 February 2010

    We've brought you all the news, hands-on photos and even first look reviews for HTC's Mobile World Congress launches, but for those of you that just can't get enough, we've also got promo vids. If you want to see just how little the HTC HD mini is, or...

  • Microsoft Arc keyboard launches for use around the home

    Microsoft Arc keyboard launches for use around the home

    By 16 February 2010

    Microsoft has rather grandly heralded the "redesign of the keyboard as we know it" as the Arc Keyboard is announced for sale in the UK. The Arc Keyboard, which joins the Arc Mouse in Microsoft's range of higher-end peripherals, is designed to be "small...

  • Freeview offers free iPhone app

    Freeview offers free iPhone app

    By 16 February 2010

    Freeview has announced it is offering iPhone and iPod touch owners a new app to help them plan their TV viewing whilst on the go with instant access to the Freeview programme guide, including HD channels and over 50 Freeview channels.   Features including...

  • T-Mobile to offer HTC Desire in March, Orange from April

    T-Mobile to offer HTC Desire in March, Orange from April

    By 16 February 2010

    Like the look of the new HTC Desire? Then we have news of how you can get your hands on the new 2.1 Android handset here in the UK as T-Mobile has announced it is to offer the handset from 26 March and Orange is set for an April launch. The European version...

  • Sony "pulling the plug" on OLED TVs in Japan

    Sony "pulling the plug" on OLED TVs in Japan

    By 16 February 2010

    Reuters is reporting that Sony has "pulled the plug" on production of OLED televisions in its home market of Japan, with "sluggish demand" said to be the reason. Just 2 years after Sony announced the launch of the XEL-1, the 11-inch OLED television available...

  • VIDEO: Nokia N900 gets 3D games, Firefox demo

    VIDEO: Nokia N900 gets 3D games, Firefox demo

    By 16 February 2010

    Nokia has demoed some coming soon games, and the already-released mobile version of Firefox on its N900 device out at the Mobile World Congress event. The 3D games, shown by Jussi Makinen, marketing manager for Maemo for Nokia, comprise of 3D rollercoaster...

  • Rugged Sonim XP2 Spirit announced

    Rugged Sonim XP2 Spirit announced

    By 16 February 2010

    Tough phone maker Sonim has announced the latest in its Xtreme Performance series, the Sonim XP2 Spirit, its first 3G mobile phone that's due to go on sale in Europe next month. Boasting the "highest level of ruggedness", the XP2 Spirit gets a 3-year...

  • VIDEO: Adobe offers "sneak preview" of Flash on the Dell Mini 5

    VIDEO: Adobe offers "sneak preview" of Flash on the Dell Mini 5

    By 16 February 2010

    Adobe is offering a "sneak preview" of what Flash-based internet video and games will look like on the forthcoming Dell Mini 5 tablet showing how the Beeb's website will appear on the new 5-inch device. Dell's GM of tablet devices Neeraj Choubey says:...

  • HTC plans "portfolio" of Windows Phone 7 Series phones

    HTC plans "portfolio" of Windows Phone 7 Series phones

    By 15 February 2010

    Already revealed in the official Microsoft blurb as official Windows Phone 7 Series partners, HTC and Orange have issued press releases outlining their commitment to the new platform.   HTC has said it will deliver a "portfolio" of Microsoft Windows...

  • MSI Wind Top AE2220 Hi-Fi all-in-one PC launches

    MSI Wind Top AE2220 Hi-Fi all-in-one PC launches

    By 15 February 2010

    MSI has launched the Wind Top AE2220 Hi-Fi all-in-one PC with the "Hi-Fi" bit coming in what MSI calls its "ground-up acoustic concept" with a "special emphasis on strengthening the SRS virtual surround technology, as well as MSI's exclusive Premium Sound...

  • VIDEO: Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Series demo time

    VIDEO: Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Series demo time

    By 15 February 2010

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has unveiled the next generation of its Windows Mobile platform with the announcement of Windows Phone 7 Series out at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. With hardware not due out until "Holiday 2010" as Microsoft...

  • Jabra Clipper announced

    Jabra Clipper announced

    By 15 February 2010

    "Enjoy your favourite tracks in stereo style, without missing a call, using the new Jabra Clipper Bluetooth stereo headset", says GN Netcom as it launches the device at Mobile World Congress. Described as a "tiny clip-on device" the Clipper boasts "minimalistic...


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