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First Look – HTC Touch Slide (now codename HTC Touch Dual)

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Photo from PhoneDaily

[28 September] The all new HTC Touch II (HT1100, NTT DoCoMo) rumoured to be launched in late October / early November. So far what we know is that it will be a full featured 3G video phone with a sliding keypad. Will update if we hear more.

via PhoneDaily

[Updated: 30 September] Codename HTC Touch Slide, check out this post from Modaco forum. For the time being, let’s look at these pics from the post.

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Photos from Modaco

[Updated: 1 October] Specs on the HTC Touch Slide finally out on MobilitySite

  • Processor : Qualcomm MSM 7200, 400mhz
  • OS : Windows Mobile 6 Pro
  • Memory : 256MB RAM and 238MB ROM
  • Size : 107mm (L) x 55mm (W) x 15.8mm (T) 120grams
  • Display : 2.6″ TFT-LCD Touch-Sensitive Screen
  • Network : DSDPA/UMPS:2100mhz, HSPDA: Up to 384kbps up and 3.6mbps down. UMTS: Up to 384k up and down, GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Tri-band 900,1800. and 1900mhz.
  • Device Control : HTC TouchFLO
  • Keyboard : Slide-Out 16 Key Qwerty
  • Connectivity : Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0
  • Camera : 2 mega-pixel color, 2nd Camera: CIF CMOS
  • Audio : Built in Mic and Speaker
  • Battery: 1120mah
  • Expansion : MicroSD (SD 2.0 Compatible)

With a faster processor and 3G this time around. Size-wise, compatible with the iPhone and HTC TyTN II so not sure how well the new HTC Touch Slide is gonna fare. Still think that if the screen could be expanded to 2.8″, it would be more attractive. Another major bumming factor is that there is NO WiFi on this phone. (HTC, what are you thinking?)

Below, another comparison pic on the HTC Touch and HTC Touch Slide via pocketnow.

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Photo from pocketnow

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October 1, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, HTC, Mobile Phone, PocketPC | , , , | Leave a comment

Unboxing Video – iMac

October 1, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mac, Video | | Leave a comment

Happy Anniversary to Gear Diary

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Happy Anniversary to Judie Lipsett and her crew over at Gear Diary. They are having a contest for the anniversary and the first prize is a brand new HTC TyTN II, so check it out.

October 1, 2007 Posted by | Blogroll, Gadgets n Gizmos, Websites | 1 Comment

Electism – The Flip Side @ Vodka Bar – 6 October

THE FLIP SIDE – VODKA BAR
Eclectism Presents: The Flip Side part 2
A night of Laid back Beats and Uplifting Frequencies  

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DJs will be spinning a mix of Old Skool Hip Hop, Reggae, Downbeat, Electronica and Deep Drum and Bass
Featuring Guest DJ Synertia plus residents

FREE ENTRY
$40 house drinks all night
Sat 6th October,10 till late

V13, the Vodka Bar, 13 Old Bailey St Central

www.myspace.com/hkeclectism

October 1, 2007 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, Beyond Geekiness, Event, Music, Nightlife | Leave a comment

Apple iPhone 1.1.1 Update

DO NOT update if your iPhone is an unlocked one. If not, you’ll probably end up like the next video…..

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Photo from Gizmodo

[Updated: 30 September] “The iPhone 1.1.1 update has a hidden little surprise for y’all: Bluetooth audio streaming is now available off of your iPhone for whatever you darn please, meaning you can finally listen to music from the phone wirelessly. Oddly enough, this “function” has been unleashed by a Visual Voicemail bug that leaves Bluetooth audio on even after you’ve left the Voicemail interface. Of course, it’s only mono audio, and the audio keeps playing out of your built-in speaker — if you plug in headphones to cut off the speaker you’ll lose Bluetooth streaming as well — but it’s nice to see Apple forking over some “should have been there in the first place” functionality accidentally to go along with all that stuff of the same ilk 1.1.1 took away from us.”

via Engadget

[Updated: 1 October] This just in from Gizmodo

“Yesterday we reported how to unbrick an unlocked iPhone. Today we have discovered that you can send and receive calls, SMS and mails too, as well as surf the Web with it. You just have to use a TurboSIM card (like I did) and, according to the iPhone Sim Free people, any restored iPhone with their paid software installed (we have been unable to test this. [Updates to follow after the jump.]

I was too tired to think about trying this yesterday, but today I put my TurboSIM card with the Vodafone SIM and, as you can see in the video, it works great. The iPhone is now exactly in the same state as it was for me before the software update: it can send and receive calls, SMS and mails, as well as surf the Web.

The iPhone Sim Free people, who previously said their paid software unlock will work despite firmware updates, is claiming now that if you downgrade to firmware 1.0.2 your non-AT&T SIM will work just fine. I’ve tried this but couldn’t get it to work. We are talking to them to see what may be happening.

Meanwhile, iPhone Dev Team is working full speed ahead on two things:

• Downgrading the baseband so they can unlock again the iPhones restored to version 1.0.2 from 1.1.1.

• Crating another free unlock that will work for version 1.1.1 of the software. According to them, both may be very near–now testing– and they have asked us to tell Giz readers to “be patient and hold on until we come with a full solution for 1.1.1 firmware.”

October 1, 2007 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, Mobile Phone, Video | | 1 Comment