Author: Andrew Boxall

Femtocells Coming in July From Vodafone

This will be music to the ears of anyone who struggles with mobile phone reception at home!  From the 1st July, Vodafone will be offering Access Gateway, a service where customers will be supplied with a signal boosting box, called a Femtocell, enabling up to four 3G calls to be placed at one time over a broadband connection. Femtocells, the name given to small cellular base stations designed for home or small business use, have been tested all over the world, with several network providers already offering them to customers in the US.  Vodafone have been testing theirs for six […]

The HTC Hero is Born!

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s HTC Firestone leak, comes the official announcement of the HTC Hero!  The world got its first proper look at the Hero during today’s HTC event in London, proving June 2009 to be one of the most interesting and launch-filled months we can remember!  The Hero is the third Google Android powered mobile phone from HTC, leaving all the other manufacturers with quite a bit of catching up to do, espeically as the Hero introduces ‘Sense’,  their own user interface along the lines of TouchFLO 3D. Before we take a look at Sense, let’s see […]

8 Megapixel HTC Firestone Pictured?

This is one of the juiciest rumours we’ve seen in a while, a possible leaked picture of a future HTC handset, said to feature the company’s first 8 megapixel camera!  The picture bears a strong resemblance to the HTC Touch Diamond, so we will have to reserve judgement on its authenticity, however the design is similar to a previous rendering leaked at the beginning of the year. The HTC Firestone, whatever it ends up looking like, should run Windows Mobile 6.5 and be powered by a 600Mhz Qualcomm processor and 512MB ROM, plus have a 3.6″ touchscreen, Wi-Fi, 3G and […]

Samsung Pixon12 Review and Pictures

Very soon, a 12 megapixel camera phone will be the topping the list of every major manufacturer’s release schedule, but for now, if you want the bragging rights of having the most megapixels in your camera, put your order in for the Samsung Pixon 12 M8910.  Due for release between now and August, the Pixon12 is set to beat the Sony Ericsson Idou – the only other 12 megapixel model officially announced -  to the honour of being the first 12 megapixel camera phone on the market. Pixon12 Feature Highlights: An autofocus, 28mm, 12 megapixel camera lens with both Power […]

Top Ten Mobile Phone News Stories of the Week – 19th June

June continues to be an exiting mobile phone month, with plenty of Android news, a new touchscreen Nokia or two and of course, iPhone news aplenty! 1.   Apple iPhone 3G S Out Today… The latest iPhone is out today in the US and the UK and as with previous launches of the phone, the chance of queues outside stores was likely.  Phone Arena have a couple of candid shots outside the New York Apple Store, where a few potential buyers have gathered, but the Regent Street store shows a different story over at Engadget Mobile! 2.   …How Will […]

Huawei to Enter European Smartphone Market.

Hua-who?  Although the name may not be familiar to all, chances are if you’ve used a mobile HSDPA USB dongle, then you’ve used a piece of Huawei kit.  They have released various mobile phones in Asia, but their latest handsets will be making the journey to Europe and have been announced at the CommuniAsia 2009 show this week. There are two smartphones ready to do battle in the already crowded European market, the first being the U8320.  This shiny and attractive phone runs Google’s Android OS displayed on a 3.5″ touchscreen, with a 3.2 megapixel camera on the rear of […]

Three More Samsung Phones Announced.

The Samsung Unpacked event, which unveiled the S8000 Jet in London, also took place in Singapore and Dubai, where three other new mobile phones were shown off.  Here’s what’s new: We guessed we’d see the Samsung I8000 Omnia 2 a few days before Unpacked, but it’s good to see it official and to get the full lowdown on its specification.  Like the i900 Omnia, it’s powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, but this time with version 2.0 of the TouchWiz UI over the top.  The I8000 has a 3.7″ WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, a 5 megapixel camera, HDSPA and HSUPA, Wi-Fi, […]