HTC Desire will NOT be getting Gingerbread update
HTC has dropped a bombshell on Desire owners who had been hoping to upgrade their software to Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread). Despite announcing 2 months ago that the Gingerbread update would be coming to the Desire range (including the original Desire), HTC have confirmed via their official Facebook page that the update won’t be coming to […]
10-inch Amazon tablet to bring free streaming movies?
Amazon look set to continue the success of its Kindle eReader by launching a full colour tablet – if rumour is to be believed – in the near future, with further word slipping out that the gadget will now support streaming movies. A consumer research company has made this latest claim, suggesting Amazon’s own free […]
Swype keyboard app now available on Android Honeycomb Tablets
If you’re an avid fan of the Android mobile operating system then you may have already heard of Swype, the alternative (and pretty fun) keyboard app. The makers of Swype have announced version 3.0 of the app, making it compatible with the latest version of Android, Honeycomb (3.0). Owners of tablet devices such as the […]
Comparison table for Android, iOS, Blackberry OS and Windows Phone 7?
Well this settles an age old question… What mobile phone operating system should I get? Or simply people want to argue out the differences between Android, iOS, Blackberry OS and Windows Phone 7? We at the Gadget Helpline get asked this question all the time and quite frankly it’s a matter of personal choice, but […]
Orange due to release own-branded Barcelona phone with Android 2.2 in UK
Orange UK has announced a brand new budget Android phone coming exclusively to their network, the Orange Barcelona. Following on from the successful full touchscreen Orange San Francisco phone, the network has decided to release a touchscreen and QWERTY mashup phone in the form of the Barcelona. Manufactured by Chinese firm Huawei, the Barcelona features […]
Blackberry Playbook to get Adobe Flash update
The new BlackBerry Playbook tablet hasn’t even been released in the UK yet, yet it has had a few software setbacks and today RIM has announced that yet another firmware update is on its way to solve a new security issue with Flash. We are sure that Apple’s Steve Jobs is having a giggle at […]
Parrot AR Drone comes to Android
Gotta love Parrot’s neat little AR UAV drone, with its internet-based controls, augmented reality games and nifty little camera too. Its uses include spy missions, general lollery, checking out people getting changed through 4th story windows (this blog is not responsible for naughty teenagers getting their eyes scratched out by displeased bachelorettes) and also some […]
HTC: no death grip on Sensation
HTC has came out fighting claiming that its new duel-core handset does not suffer the death grip issue that plagued Iphone 4. There have been repports the smart looking aluminium body of the phone will interfere with wireless communications such as signal, Bluetooth and WIFI, when the device is held in a certain way. There […]
Vodafone to supply thinner Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 in the UK
The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is coming to Vodafone network in the UK. Having previously told us they’d be stocking stocky 10.1v model the Vodafone website is updated and is now showing new slimmed down 10.1 model will be up for sale “coming soon”. In February it was announced that Vodafone would be first to […]
Sony Ericsson announce Xperia PLAY Experience Pack
So we all know that E3 expo is currently underway, therefore it’s an ideal time for Sony Ericsson to announce their new Experience Pack bundle for the Xperia PLAY. The Experience Pack bundle is only compatible with the Sony Ericsson PLAY and includes the previously announced DK300 Multimedia Dock, a portable short-length USB cable, 3.5mm […]
HTC Doubles Profits Over 12 Months
HTC are still breaking ahead in terms of profit/loss balance. The Smartphone manufacturer and developer has, for a second year running, blown away previous figures into the positive. The success of HTC can most likely be attributed to their innovative and readily available Android Smartphone range and their high-profile tackling of other corporations dominating the […]
E3 2011: The Sims on Facebook – the end of real-life?
Say it ain’t so! – Two of the most annoying forces in the history of social-technology are set to unite – when life-experience simulator “The Sims” launches on social-experience simulator Facebook this summer. Is this the end of real-life? The Sims Social will invade the Social Network on both desktop PC and mobile when the add-on […]