Browse Month: August 2011

Apple iPhone 4S & iPhone 5 Pre-Order Release Date

With an overwhelming number of rumours surrounding the release date for the new iPhone 5 you are probably more confused than informed. Now, we hear that the Apple iPhone 5 will be available for pre-order on the 30th of September. It is said to be officially launched on the 7th of October. This is all according to anonymous sources from 9to5Mac.

This new report may possibly be accurate. We have heard countless rumours suggesting the iPhone 5 will be launched either in September or October. According to 9to5Mac’s sources, the Cupertino based company was initially undecided whether to launch their next generation iOS smartphone on the 7th or 14th of October. However, since everything in the supply chain seems to be going smoothly, it looks like an October 7 launch date is more likely. Of course, you should still take this piece of information with a pinch of salt.

Apple iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S ?
Apple iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S ?

Why do a lot of people feel that September is most likely to be the date when the phone is announced?

Traditionally, the Apple has held events in the month of September. However, this was usually the time of year that we would see an iPod refresh. Normally, next generation iPhones are released in June. Since the iOS 5 software update was introduced instead, it makes sense for Apple to reserve its usual September event for the release of the much anticipated Apple iPhone 5. Furthermore, since the iOS 5 was introduced in place of the handset, it makes sense to feature Apple’s latest OS in an all new smartphone models.

We cannot say for sure what Apple is planning. A number of analysts have claimed that there will actually be two phone releases this coming September or October instead of one. They say that the Apple iPhone 5 will be accompanied by a cheaper version of their 4th generation smartphone possibly named the iPhone 4S.

When specifications come to mind, this new flagship phone will come with specs that are up to par with today’s standards. It is said to come with the dual-core A5 chip. This is currently being used by the iPad 2. Other specs include a 4 inch touch screen (although just today we hear that this may now not be the case! See image above.) and a rumored 8 megapixel camera.

Of course, there is no way for us to confirm these reports about the iPhone 5. We will know once and for all if the rumours are true in the coming weeks.

iPhone 5 deals

White iPhone 5


Nokia C2-02 Now Available on Orange & T-Mobile Deals

The new Nokia C2-02 mobile phone is the perfect solution for people who enjoy touch and type. With its 2.6 Inch touchscreen and slick slide out keypad the Nokia C2-02 caters for those who like the idea of a touch screen but don’t want to drop the functionality of a standard keypad.

Nokia C2-02 Main Features:

Find your way through the phones features with either touch or type
Never be out of touch with the built in push email
Store all your favourite music and videos with up to 32Gb expandable memory
Snap up those special moments with the 2.0 megapixel camera
Tune in to your favourite shows when out and about with the FM radio
Play it loud and proud with the C2-02’s phone speaker and MP3 player

Nokia C2-02
Nokia C2-02

The Nokia C2-02 is a simplistic handset which offers affordable functions and features including social networking integration and multimedia playing capabilities, all of which are contained within a phone which is only 103 mm x 51 mm wide whilst being 17 mm thick. The handset is also a lightweight unit which weighs just 115 g in weight.

This new phone from Nokia incorporates a 2.6 inch TFT resistive display screen which provides effective touch screen functionality, allowing simplistic access to the various functions and features, whilst also offering impressive image display capabilities, by virtue of the 65,000 colours it is able to display within a pixel screen resolution is quoted at 240 x 320 pixels. The screen also offers handwriting recognition, which is an alternative means of data entry.

The Nokia C2-02 comes with a ring and vibration alert options with the capability of utilising MP3 and WAV ringtones, whilst also offering the user a loudspeaker and 3.5 mm jack. Its phone book is able to retain upto 1000 entries, whilst also providing photo call capability, in conjunction with a call records feature which retains information regarding calls that have been made, dialled and missed.

Connectivity is provided by class 12 versions of EDGE and GPRS, whilst blue tooth and micro-USB connectivity are also provided as standard. The unit also comes with a useful micro-SD card slot which enables enhancement of the memory capacity of the phone, up to 32 GB, by utilising relevant cards.

The C2-02 comes with a 2.0 megapixel snapshot style camera which operates at 1600 x 1200 pixels and also records video at QCIF quality and at 15 frames per second. In addition and FM radio is included as well as a variety of games, an MP4/MP3 multimedia player, organiser, voice memo facility as well as predictive text input. One of the key features of the unit is the social networking integration feature which offers easy access to Facebook, twitter and Flickr.

Nokia C2-02 deals


Getting Ready for the Release of iPhone 5 Deals

It’s summer, and for many Apple and gadget fans the world over, that means one thing; the release of the latest incarnation of the wildly popular Apple iPhone franchise. The 5th generation of the device is on the verge of being released, and as expected, there are numerous rumours surrounding the specs we can expect to see on the new iPhone 5.

Whilst the exact specs will not be available until the device is officially unveiled, commonsense would dictate some of the main features we could expect to see. Hardware wise, we can probably expect to see an improvement in the specs in nearly every category.

For example, the iPhone 4 sports a 5 megapixel camera, so logic would suggest that an 8 megapixel unit to better will grace the spec sheet of the iPhone 5. Additionally, improving upon the 720p video capture of the previous version, it is more than likely that Apple will up the video resolution to full 1080p HD, if they want to keep up with the competition, that is.

In terms of processing power, I would be very surprised if anything less than a dual-core unit was found under the hood. Nearly every major smartphone manufacturer is now including this next generation technology in their handsets, and if Apple has any chance of competing, they would need to include a dual-core processor of at least 1 GHz, or more than likely 1.2 GHz or greater.


Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5

In terms of the operating system, anything less than a complete overhaul of the latest version iOS 5 would be a surprise to many. The release of a new iPhone generally means a new operating system alongside it. Whilst we can expect many changes, the general formula and ease of use we have got accustomed to is sure to remain in place, that is a major reason for its success, after all.

Naturally, we can also expect seamless integration into Apple’s multimedia ecosystem. iTunes, iPod and AppStore access are all guaranteed to be included, but we can probably expect improved integration within all three, taking advantage of the improved hardware on offer.

Since the release of the iPhone 4, we have not seen a better screen resolution hit the market. Whilst the same resolution is sure to be used, it is possible that it may be on a larger screen. The majority of new smartphones are sporting a screen of 4 inches or bigger, so it it entirely possible that the 3.5 inch screen we have got used to on the iPhone range may be abandoned for a larger unit.

These are just some of the improvements we can expect, although nothing discussed in this article is set in stone. Logic would dictate though, that many of these changes are more than likely to be utilised. Apple has its work cut out if it wants to compete with the likes of HTC and Samsung. That said, Apple has left it rather late in the year to release the iPhone 5, some time after the new flagship handsets of many manufacturers have hit stores. This may have given Apple the advantage of being able to see what others have used, and then matched or improved upon this with the iPhone 5.

Whether any or all of the iPhone 5 rumours out there have any substance, one thing is for sure; sales of this device will boom and we can expect to see the massive queues at Apple stores worldwide upon its upcoming release.

iPhone 5 deals


The New Blackberry Torch – Touch Screen Blackberry Torch 9860

Riding high on the success of the existing Blackberry Torch 9800, its manufacturer RIM has now announced a new and upgraded model known as the Blackberry Torch 9810 as well as the first, all touch screen edition that is the Blackberry Torch 9860.

The Blackberry 9860 Torch offers outstanding performance by virtue of the fact that it utilises a 1.2 GHz processor as its main central processing unit, which is combined with the Blackberry operating system, version 7. This new Blackberry Torch phone has an unusual styling, but still manages to retain the usual elements that made the brand so popular. The handset measures 120 mm x 62 mm wide whilst being 11 mm thick and weighing 135 g in weight.

Blackberry Torch 9860
Blackberry Torch 9860

The Blackberry Torch 9860 offers a 3.7 inch TFT capacitive display screen, which offers outstanding quality imagery, as well as touch screen functionality. The screen itself is able to display up to 16 million colours within a 480 x 800 pixel screen resolution, and also comes with an optical track pad as means of navigation. In addition the phone comes with accelerometer and proximity sensors which automate a variety of tasks. This new Blackberry Torch model provides the usual elements of ring and vibration alert options, with the ability to utilise MP3 ringtones, whilst also providing a loudspeaker, 3.5 mm jack as well as phone book and call records features.

Connectivity is provided by GPRS, EDGE connections in conjunction with micro-USB and Bluetooth connectivity, whilst a micro-SD card slot is provided which enables the user to enhance the available memory capacity within the unit from its internal 4 GB, up to a more substantial 32 GB. Internet access is ably provided by virtue of either the Wi Fi or its own 3G connectivity which provides the means to access the net speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps.

The Blackberry Torch 9860 comes with a 5.0 megapixel camera which operates at 2592 x 1944 pixels and includes auto focus, image stabilisation as well as face detection and geo-tagging as standard, whilst also providing the means to record video at 720 pixels. In addition the handset comes with satellite navigation, NFC support, a selection of games, an MP4/MP3 multimedia player as well as a digital compass, organiser, voice memo facility and document viewer.

The Blackberry 9860 Torch offers the usual Blackberry sophistication and style, combined with an impressive array of functionality packed into its new, slimmer body with the largest touch screen to date.

Blackberry Torch 9860 deals


Talk Mobile 12 Months Deals Launched for the HTC EVO 3D

The CPW Group of websites that includes the likes of e2save and onestopphoneshop have now released the new 3D screen toting EVO 3D from HTC on the full range of Talk Mobile pay monthly tariffs.

Talk Mobile is owned and operated by Carphone Warehouse and is one of very few networks to offer 12 month contract deals, running over the top of the Vodafone network for great coverage consumers can now pick up the HTC EVO 3D on Talk Mobile’s Smart £30 per month 12 months package for £149.99 equating to an overall contract cost of £509.99 and there’s even a free in car phone holder available with all pay monthly deals from e2save using the code: FREECAR at checkout.


In comparison with the best selling 24 month deals for the HTC EVO 3D this 12 month offer beats Vodafone’s own 12 month deal at £36 per month and a massive £259.99 for the phone, O2’s 24 months at £32 with a free phone which equates to £768 contract cost, Orange £35 24 month deal with a free EVO 3D costing £840 and T-Mobile £30.64 x 24 equally £735.36.

A SIM Free edition of the HTC EVO 3D is now also available with a price tag of £514 which is still more expensive than Talk Mobile’s deal and obviously does not include any minutes text or data which for your overall cost of £509.99 you get 400 minutes, 1000 text messages and a good 1GB of internet usage every month!

HTC EVO 3D deals


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