Since the news about the new upcoming Nokia phones was announced late last month, we haven’t had much focus on two of the most speculated phones unveiled, the Nokia N95 8Gb edition and the Nokia N81.

Nokia N95 (8Gb)

If you are currently using the old Nokia N95 already, it may appeal to you that though this looks like the previous version of Nokia N95, this new 8Gb edition has had some slight alterations to its design to give it a more trendy look.

As you can see in the pics below, the new 8Gb N95 has a larger screen, 2.8 inch to be precise, as a result you may feel that the keys at the bottom of the screen have become squashed abit, however this hasn’t yet raised any major issues. Being a slider phone just like its previous, the multimedia keys which stand out when the sliding screen is pushed downwards have been redesigned to be more prominent and more accessible, increasing your ease of handling video and music play.

Here’s a reminder of how they compare, the original N95:

Nokia N95 (Original Edition)

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Microsoft Windows Vista UltimateI just stumbled across some very hilarious news from coolest-gadgets.com that users who bought their PCs which came bundled with either Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Ultimate edition are now being offered the option to downgrade back to Windows XP!

So what’s the difference between Vista Business and Ultimate? Well, briefly speaking, “Business includes features, such as simpler troubleshooting and support for domains, which can reduce your costs while increasing your long-term IT growth potential.” Business edition currently costs $299.95 dollars to buy in full and $199.95 to upgrade. While the Ultimate edition is really the most complete edition of Windows Vista available —”with the power, security, and mobility features that you need for work, and all of the entertainment features that you want for fun.” The Ultimate costs $399.95 for the full and $259.95 for the upgrade.

More after the jump…

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Is GMail going offline?

On September 19, 2007, in Leaked and Speculated, by KLS

There have been rumours recently that Gmail may soon be ‘going’ offline! By that… we don’t actually mean Gmail is about to collapse, why should it?

Google Mail which currently offers their users up to 2.9 Gb of mail space has indeed been one of the most popular emerging webmail services. In order to boost its popularity to the next level, Gmail is now exploring the possibility of allowing users to check their email without being connected to the internet. Precisely how this will work is still uncertain and much of this news is just being spred round. However, there is info that Google has already developed a software for this new service, therefore users will be able to read messages from their inbox, archive, etc…and manage their account completely ‘offline’!?

[via Gadgetell]

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November the 9th is most certainly a day to mark into your schedule! That’s right, it’s finally confirmed, you may have been reading some of this news recently from our previous blog posts or off the news, but O2 has finally confirmed today on its site that they will be the sole carrier for bringing iPhone to the UK.

Apple iPhone to launch in the UK in November!

As well as this, Apple has also announced the same news on their site:

Apple iPhone coming to UK on Apple’s site!

If you would like to know more about the version of iPhone that will be coming to the UK, I would recommend seeing the information provided by the Apple link above. Based on the quick look I had, it seems that the UK will not be the same as that which will be available in Germany by T-Mobile.

From previously leaked German adverts, their iPhone will be 16 Gb with HSDPA, what about ours? Ours will be a quad-band, running on 8 Gb but only with WiFi, EDGE and bluetooth 2.0 (see Apple iPhone specs). If the German rumours are true, then it seems our extra 8 Gb and 3G s’ been pitched…

More on UK pricing and tariffs after the jump…

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Its been sometime since Sony Ericsson’s 5-megapixel camera phone king, the K850i had been announced. Earlier in June, we also wrote a post about the K850i along with some attached videos. Well finally, just last week, we in the UK saw some signs of the K850i’s soon to come arrival off Phones4u’s webpage. However, Phones4u has been reluctant to confirm its launch date in the UK.

 

Sony Ericsson K850i soon coming to the UK

On the other hand, another one of the UK’s largest mobile network retailer, the Carphone Warehouse has provided within its description that the Sony Ericsson K850i will be expected to launch by October this year:

Sony Ericsson K850i soon coming to the UK

Though there is beginning to be more information popping up regarding its launch, both sources have not yet mentioned anything regarding how much the tariffs will cost and which network they will be available to. And what’s more, what will the prices be for pay as you go? (For those not familiar with what that means, it is basically buying the handset from a retailer on the high street without subjecting yourself to a long term contract :] )If you’d like more info on the upcoming Sony Ericsson K850i’s specs and also to see a demo video, click here to visit one of our previous posts.

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Check out this new modern toaster design, by Sasha Tseng, leave messages to your family when they wake up for breakfast. The idea is to inscribe messages onto your toast simply by writing on the writing pad provided. This really brings a new meaning to the catchphrase “Eat my words”.

Click here to visit the designer, Sasha Tseng’s toaster messenger page.

[via Ubergizmo]

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Here’s some news about a soon to arrive video / mp3 player to look out for, SanDisk’s latest version of Sansa View!

SanDisk Sansa View

Following the news about the launch of redesigned new iPods and iPod Touch, SanDisk decided it was also time to tell the world about their newly improved media players. The new Sansa Views has been redesigned with a new 2.4-inch, 320×240 pixels screen, if you can recall the old Sansa View which was abit chubby both in size and thickness, this new one will instead be more comfortable to hold in the palm of your hands.

The new Sansa View will support video formats like MPEG4, WMV and H.264, it will also come bundled with a converter software, allowing you to convert DivX formats for viewing.

As you can see in the pic above, at just 0.35″ thin, it will be a convenient handheld media player / device, along with a battery that SanDisk has claimed to be able to last up to 7 hours of video play and 35 hours of music play.

Additionally, the new Sansa View will be available in 8 Gb and 16 Gb. Although it isn’t available to the UK yet, based on its pricing, what you pay for a 8 Gb Sansa View will only get you a 4 Gb Apple iPod, which is about $149 USD, equivalent to approximately £73 pounds.

SanDisk Sansa View

[via Gizmodo]

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