Archive for September, 2009

Motorola CLIQ battery woefully inadequate warns preview

Motorola CLIQ battery woefully inadequate warns preview

We're not cellphone manufacturers, but we can't imagine there's much more disheartening to hear reviewers suggest your latest handset "isn't ready for primetime".  Unfortunately for Motorola, that's just the conclusion the Boy Genius Report have come to in their CLIQ preview, with the handset's power-gobbling ways being the prime suspect for their dissatisfaction.

iPhone 3GS netbook transformer (yeah, we know it’s not real) [Video]

iPhone 3GS netbook transformer (yeah, we know it’s not real) [Video]

Now, before someone feels obligated to tell us that this isn't real and is merely an animation, we do realise that there's no software in the App Store that can actually transform your iPhone 3GS into a dinky netbook.  Still, our love of time-consuming fan renders and Transformer-style videos leaves us honor-bound to mention Manuel Eder's marvellous video of Apple's smartphone doing just that.

Video after the cut

HTC HD2 (aka Leo) benchmarks trounce Touch HD

HTC HD2 (aka Leo) benchmarks trounce Touch HD

Windows Mobile 6.5 may not be provoking all that much interest compared to rival platforms, but one device which is certainly perking up attention is the HTC Leo, aka the HTC HD2.  Tipped to arrive in October, the 4.3-inch flagship smartphone's prize is its 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor; now one beta tester has released some benchmarking for the handset, and it's looking to be a real stormer.  The HD2 ousted HTC's Touch HD in 3D graphics performance by around 300-percent.

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O2 losing iPhone 3GS exclusivity: on Orange UK later in 2009

O2 losing iPhone 3GS exclusivity: on Orange UK later in 2009

UK would-be iPhone users desperate to avoid O2's network can take heart in the fact that rival network Orange have just announced they will be offering the iPhone 3GS later this year.  The Orange iPhone 3GS is yet to be priced, and nor have the company revealed the exact date it will go on sale, but there is a pre-interest page open for registrations.

Update: O2 statement after the cut

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 39 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 39 2009

In case you missed something this week, it's time for another week in review for you to enjoy on a lazy Sunday. Asus quietly let the Eee 1201N Ion netbook slip from the bowels of the netbook kingpin. The machine sports NVIDIA Ion power, it's nice to see more Ion netbooks coming to market. Acer has its line of smartphones coming in Q4 according to reports early this week. The Acer F1 and the HTC Leo will hit in Q4.

eviGroup’s Wallet MID gets first hands-on play [Video]

eviGroup’s Wallet MID gets first hands-on play [Video]

We've been watching the development of eviGroup's Wallet MID with no small amount of interest; after all, while Android-based touchscreen handhelds seem ten a penny lately, it's still quite rare for them to have a release date attached.  Nowhere Else's Stagueve is conveniently in France to stop by the eviGroup offices and have a play with the prototype; check out his hands-on video and some first-impressions after the cut.

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No striaght ripping UMD games to PSPGo

No striaght ripping UMD games to PSPGo

We all know that the PSPGo is coming soon and that the big feature about the portable console is the lack of a feature. Namely, the PSPGo has no UMD drive for video games. That means that all those UMD games players have collected for older PSP versions are no good.

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