Posts Tagged ‘smartphone’

The best novelty alarm clocks and apps

The best novelty alarm clocks and apps

Alarm clocks, whilst we may have a tendency to yell at them, hit them or throw the pillow at them as they exasperatingly ring in our ears reminding us that it is still not Saturday morning, we can’t help but feel a degree of affection towards our infuriating slumber disturbers. The more novel and bizarre the alarm clock, the deeper our fondness befalls, as everybody can’t resist smiling at a…

Nokia World E7, C7 and C6 review roundup

Nokia  World E7, C7 and C6 review roundup

Nokia World – it sounds a bit like a theme park for mobile phone enthusiasts. Which is what it is – just remove the roller-coasters and people selling candy floss, and add in the fun of playing with unreleased mobiles and Nokia representatives touting their wares. At this year’s event, the company unveiled three new mobiles – the E7, C7 and C6. If you’d like to know if these phones…

Blackberry 6 and Blackberry Torch 9800 review roundup

Blackberry 6 and Blackberry Torch 9800 review roundup

While BlackBerrys are still the device of choice for plenty of business users and email fans, it’s long been the opinion of those that make a living out of commentating on such matters that the BlackBerry OS could do with being brought up to speed. So there’s been plenty of interest in the latest OS, called simply Blackberry 6. Released with the new OS is a new device, the BlackBerry…

Acer Stream – just another Android smartphone?

On August 9th Taiwan-based technology giant ACER release the Stream, their newest smartphone, and it looks set to be the firmest indication yet that they are ready to take announce themselves as genuine contenders in this ultra competitive market. The phone itself, like every other Tom, Dick and Evo, uses the Google Android system, which of course means its ultra familiar to most us out there. Although it will be…

Test driving the new ZTE Racer

Test driving the new ZTE Racer

ZTE, whose F930 we looked at here, are back with another medium spec handset, to the delight of budget conscious shoppers everywhere. ZTE invited Latest Gadgets to have a play with their newest attempt to win the hearts and minds of the average mobile phone shopper. The ZTE racer is an Android powered smartphone, that shuns the latest and greatest for “quite good”. Unveiled to an audience of spec hungry…

Solar Sound 2 review: Solar powered portable stereo

With it looking increasingly likely that there will be actual sunshine this summer, more and more people will be heading outdoors for picnics, barbecues and general frolics. Devotec’s Solar Sound is a nifty little gadget for outdoor weather music. In the box you get the unit, a 3.5 mm retractable stereo audio cable, mains plug that also works with USB and a little carry case.The unit itself is a medium-sized…

Parrot’s AR.Drone: Polly wants a quadricopter

Parrot’s AR.Drone: Polly wants a quadricopter

Latest Gadgets were invited to the launch of the Parrot AR.Drone in a swanky Central London location. In case you missed the AR Drones’ debut at CES 2010 the AR Drone is a toy helicopter with a difference. A quadricopter that you can control via Wi-Fi using a smart phone, the AR.Drone screams cool from the rooftops. If you ever watched AirWold as a child and dreamed of being Stringfellow…

Acer’s Liquid E gets a Ferrari paint job

Acer’s Liquid E gets a Ferrari paint job

It’s 60 years since Formula One first began at Silverstone, when the British Grand Prix was the first event in a seven-race season. Then, top of the game was Alfa Romeo. But now, as Lewis Hamilton tucks another win under his belt, the likes of MacLaren, Renault and of course Ferrari (which has just celebrated its 800th race), rule the racing roost. So that gives the green flag to Acer…

Say hello to the Vodafone 845: The first Android Smartphone featuring Vodafone 360

Smartphones are so commonplace now that it’s hard to remember not all of the population use them. Though they may be the best thing since Firefly got cancelled, checking emails, using maps and social networking is not an everyday activity for many Vodafone’s latest foray into the handset market aims to change that as they’re offering their first budget priced branded Android handset loaded up with their social 360 interface….

A bite-sized smartphone – the Blackberry Pearl 3G

A bite-sized smartphone – the Blackberry Pearl 3G

It seems everyone’s in the iPhone camp or the Blackberry camp in these halcyon days of smartphone wizardry, and anyone that resides out of the two camps can expect to be pitied, sniggered at behind closed doors and, ultimately, have sex less often. However, Blackberry’s new swanky new Pearl 3G seems to be their punt at grabbing these poor fools, these on-the-fence’ers and, while Blackberry purists might shrink from it…