Author: Andrew Boxall

Palm Announce the Pixi, Remain Silent on Euro Pre

Today, Palm have announced their second webOS mobile phone, the Pixi, a model we have previously seen and knew under the name of the Eos.  Palm have put the slider design of the Pre aside for the Pixi and revisited the style for which it is best known, the QWERTY candybar and this time it’s a 99 gram, 10mm thick beauty!  Something which you may not immediately notice is the lack of any control method, i.e. a trackball or D-pad, and that’s because the Pixi is still a touchscreen phone and takes advantage of the gesture area below the screen […]

Samsung Omnia II i8000 Ready for Windows Mobile 6.5

You may remember the i8000 being one of the handsets announced at the global Samsung Unpacked event back in June, where it was definately the star of the show.  Now, along with several HTCs, the Windows Mobile 6.1 based Samsung Omnia II i8000 is about to get a boost from the introduction of Windows Mobile 6.5 in early October, so it’s worth us revisiting this already great mobile phone to see just how much of a benefit this will be. First of all, here’s a reminder of the exciting i8000′s features: A 3.7″ AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 480×800. […]

HTC Shows Off Its New Tattoo!

Free from Only £20 a Month       HTC has today unveiled its latest Android powered mobile phone, the Tattoo.  The rumours reached a crescendo last week, after a series of leaked pictures of the handset under the name HTC Click.  Whether you prefer Tattoo or Click is a matter of personal preference, but everyone should agree that it’s another triumph of understated Android design from the Taiwanese manufacturer. The keen eyed will have noticed the absence of Google branding, meaning Android will be enhanced with HTC Sense, which HTC claim will give the user plenty of customisation options to really make the […]

Orange and T-Mobile Merge to Become UK’s No.1 Network

Ever since Deutsche Telekom fell out of love with T-Mobile UK, every other UK network has been rumoured as a potential buyer.  Initially 3 was the favourite, then Vodafone stepped in and finally O2 and Orange appeared to be opening their cheque books at the beginning of July.  Now, after a summer of bidding and negotiation, we have a winner, and it is Orange! The merging of these two networks into one will see the Orange/T-Mobile hybrid become the carrier with the largest market share in the UK, totaling 37%, and knocking leader O2 – with a now piffling 27% […]

LG’s New Chocolate Has a UK Release Date!

It has been the subject of our dreams for several months now, where we’ve been teased with pictures, videos and hints of the specification, before now, when LG has finally given us what we want: chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!  We are of course, talking about the BL40, LG’s latest Black Label Series mobile phone and the second in their range to wear the Chocolate name. Just before the weekend, LG announced the BL40 was ready for launch and Europe would be seeing the phone from mid-September, with a worldwide roll-out continuing after this.  Just in case you haven’t been […]

10 Stunning Camera Phones

It’s hard to believe that 2004 was the year when the first phone to feature a one megapixel camera was launched in the UK, especially as we are now preparing for the onslaught of 12 megapixel models, all with as many features onboard as a normal compact camera.  Discussion about whether the camera phone will ever take pictures of high enough quality to replace a separate camera will rage forever, but whatever anyone says, with the right hardware, a camera phone can take some amazing pictures!  Here’s ten stunning camera phones, including currently available models, some classics and one future […]

Sony Ericsson Satio

By now, everyone should be aware that Sony Ericsson Satio is the offical name for the Idou, a phone which Sony Ericsson proudly showed off during Mobile World Congress back in February. Fast forward seven months and the Satio’s launch is closing in, making it a great time to have a look at this smart new handset. The Satio represents several firsts for Sony Ericsson, namely a 12.1 megapixal camera – the highest count in thier range – and the use of Symbian OS, S60 5th edition, the same as can be found on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and the […]