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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

iDon't and Droiddoes

I read this in the news a few days ago about iDon't and about Droiddoes. The video below shows a teaser for Droiddoes - an Android phone from Motorola to be launched by Verizon Wireless in the US. It takes a swipe at all the flaws of the iphone. Enough said.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Get 20% off Bodyguardz by following them on twitter

Got this in the email today about Bodyguardz. Follow them on twitter and get clues to discount codes.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

HTC Touch Pro 2 on Telecom NZ

HTC Touch Pro 2 on Telecom New Zealand

I was browsing the HTC site to see if there is any upgrades on my Touch Pro today. It was the NZ site and it only shows a few models in it - Touch Pro, Snap, Tytn II, Magic. I then clicked on Where to buy and lo & behold, the 'Find a Telecom shop' site opened in a new window.

Interesting I think, so head on over to and saw the Touch Pro 2 for sale at $1499 with price plans extra. To me the price is expensive if you buy it parallel imported. Also, with Telecom, I think it will be locked to the network. But I guess a lot of users would prefer local support from the Telecom.

Browsing further, Telecom also has the HTC Snap at $699. My estate agent is currently using this at the moment. I did wonder where he got it from.

HTC Touch Pro 2 on Telecom NZ

HTC Snap/s523 on Telecom NZ

I'm sorry if the pictures don't load, it because of this.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Windows Phone promotional video

I saw this video on's blog. This video is the promotional video of Windows Phone and shows the key features and benefits of Windows Phones and Windows Mobile 6.5.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bandwidth exceeded....

Seems that I'm getting a lot of hits for this blog and my other blogs and I've maxed out my free Photobucket account for this month, hence the Photobucket bandwidth exceeded in place of my images.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

HTC Announce the HTC HD2

HTC HD2 or Leo

Wow! HTC are continuing to make very impressive devices. The HTC HD2 or Leo is the successor for the Touch HD.

HTC have this afternoon officially announced the release of the HD2, AKA the HTC Leo. The HD2 (Not the Touch HD2), is the successor to the highly popular HTC Touch HD and is set for a November release.

Following on from the success of the Touch HD, the HD2 will maintain the features that made its predecessor so successful, whilst bringing some great new additions to the market.

The stand out features of the HD2 are Windows Mobile 6.5 Operating System, a 1GHz processor, a massive 4.3” display and an incredibly thickness of just 11mm. The Touch HD was regarded by many as HTC’s most popular device last year, so they’ve taken some of its best features and built on them. The screen has been made half an inch bigger, the talktime/standby time improved significantly and the processor speed doubled. New features such as a G-Sensor, Digital Compass and Footprints have also been added, so there’s no doubt that the HD2 won’t disappoint.

HTC HD2 or Leo

Here’s the key specs that the HD2 will feature:

  • Windows Mobile 6.5

  • 1GHz Processor

  • 4.3-inch VGA display

  • GPS

  • WiFi

  • Bluetooth

  • 5 Megapixel Camera

  • 3.5mm Audio Jack

  • See that? A 3.5mm jack. And the 1GHz processor and 5MP camera? Wow! Expect a November release.

    You can get it at

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    Microsoft My Phone - Simplify your life. Connect your phone to the web.

    Microsoft My Phone

    Microsoft has a new service called My Phone. It is essentially an online Windows Mobile (Windows Phone as it's called now) back up or syncing service. I installed it recently while it was in beta and worked ok.

    Since October 6th, the official launch date of Windows Mobile 6.5, it has gone out of beta and becomes an official release. The software on my Touch Pro has been upgraded as well.

    With My Phone you can:

        * Back up your phone automatically
        * Share photos on your favorite social networking sites
        * Access your contacts, text messages and more online for free
        * Locate your lost phone

    It gives you 200mb of data space to save all your contacts, appointments, messages/email and even your media files like music & photos. It can also locate your lost phone! It's free to use but obviously you need some sort of data plan as well. You would also need a Windows Live ID

    When I used the locate your phone service, it had the correct country and city, but it was not accurate. It was off by a few kilometers! It showed a location near Grey Street but I'm near the Hospital. This is still beta so hopefully improvements will still occur. To use this feature, you need to sync your PDA with My Phone

    There are also Premium features on free trial, however NZ is not in the free trial offer. :( With this, you can lock your phone, erase your data and also it can ring your phone.

    Another new feature not present in the beta version is the social networking sharing feature - you can share photos on facebook, MySpace, flickr and naturally Windows Live

    Microsoft have done a good job with My Phone. If you have a Windows Mobile Phone do install this application and sync your data online.

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    Thursday, October 8, 2009

    WIndows Mobile 6.5 is here!

    Windows® Mobile 6.5 Begins Shipping Today!

    Today marks the release of the all new Windows Phone Operating System, Windows Mobile 6.5.

    An update to the popular Windows® Mobile, 6.5 extends the innovation to bring you new and improved features to make your mobile experience that little bit better.With a Windows® Phone, your business doesn't have to stop running when you're on the road. With a Windows® phone you can remain connectected and productive wherever you are. Whether you need to manage email, juggle your calendar, draft client proposals, or update sales spreadsheets, you'll have access to the information you need by using an all-in-one Windows® phone. Thanks to the familiar applications, you can keep working with the features you already know, so you can focus on the task at hand.

    Hopefully all the bugs are sorted! If you don't know, xda-developers have some 6.5 ROMs to try out.

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    Thursday, October 1, 2009

    Google Sync: Now with push Gmail support

    Google's Gmail now supports Push
    It is likely that you have, even if you don’t use regularly a Gmail email account.
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    You have always been able to connect to the account via a mobile device using the traditional pull mechanism, that pulls new emails down to your handset, thus enabling you to read and respond to your email whilst away from the PC.

    A technology that has long been available is ‘push’ email which results in any email that hits your inbox being directly sent to your mobile device, as opposed to the pull mechanism where emails were only received on the mobile device when you asked it to.

    Push technology solutions only work if your mobile device has the technology and your email provider offers push services.

    Windows Mobile devices have long supported such technology, but your email provider may have not provided the push facility. Very few online/ISP email services do unless you pay a premium.

    To offer push services there needs to be an exchange server, which can be configured to push emails to users mobile devices as and when emails arrive.  This setup is common for businesses and ISP’s have always had exchange servers, but very few offered push email services.

    The most demanding user will have subscribed to a service provider (usually having paid a reasonable fee) to get such.  This way any mails sent to that users email address got directly sent to their mobile device that they had configured to connect to it, the moment the email arrived.

    The majority of email users will not have subscribed to such or even contemplated the need to have the email, the moment it arrives, often waiting an hour or more to check their mail.

    However you can now get ‘push’ email services for FREE from Google’s Gmail service.
    Announced yesterday the online giant has enabled this service for all users of Gmail.  If you have a Windows Mobile, iPhone or iPod Touch device you can take advantage of this service and get your emails even quicker than before.

    This sync solution works with your phone’s native email application so there’s no additional software needed. Only interested in syncing your Gmail, but not your Calendar? Google Sync allows you to sync just your Contacts, Calendar, or Gmail, or any combination of the three.

    To try Google Sync, visit from your computer.

    To set up you mobile device, find out how to HERE

    Important! Google Sync uses the Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® protocol. When setting up a new Exchange ActiveSync account on your Windows Mobile device, existing data may be removed from your phone. Please make sure to back up before you set up Google Sync.

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