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Want a more Active Lifestyle? Hands On with the Jawbone UP Tracking and Monitoring Wristband

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Mobile Devices

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There is a lot of emphasis these days on living an active, healthy lifestyle and there are a plethora of gadgets and devices to help us achieve that. One of them is the Jawbone UP wristband. It is not only an activity monitor but it also keeps track of your sleep patterns. And for good measure it can monitor your food intake and calculate the calories that you then have to walk off....
But there is a bit more to this wristband so let me "walk" you through it.

Pocketbook Touch: Just Another Ebook Device?

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Mobile Devices

 Read more: Pocketbook Touch: Just Another Ebook Device?

When our favourite distributor AlTech took on a new line of products from Pocketbook and sent me one of the top models, the Touch, I had to wonder where the market for e-book readers is going to take us in the coming years.
With the proliferation of large smartphones and tablets, some of them as cheap as dedicated e-book readers, will there still be a market for the likes of Pocketbook Touch?

Poor Mobile Coverage at Home? The Telstra Cel-Fi Smart Antenna Solution

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Mobile Devices

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I have never considered myself a fringe dweller except when it comes to mobile phone coverage, stuck at the fringes of Telstra's network. There are thousands of people in the same situation who have been relegated to second class citizenship in this 21st century when it comes to mobile connectivity.  For years you've been paying for missed calls, dropped calls not to speak of extremely poor wireless broadband.

You've tried all the solutions: rooftop antennas, blue tick phones, perhaps even looked at the promises made by repeater units....
Is there a real solution, one that is even sanctified by Telstra?

Google Nexus 7 --Reviewed

Written by Kevin Cheng on . Posted in Mobile Devices

Read more: Google Nexus 7 --ReviewedEver since Asus announced their sub-$300 tablet at CES 2012, I have been itching to get my hands on one.  Then it all went quiet for a while until it resurfaced as a Google Nexus device.  I had a standing agreement with my wife that as soon as the Nexus 7 is launched I will be pre-ordering one and now DigitalReviews get to take a spin with it.

Best Tablet? Samsung Galaxy 7” Tablet P1000 – Review

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Mobile Devices

Read more: Best Tablet? Samsung Galaxy 7” Tablet P1000 – ReviewWell, we considered that we picked a good tablet last time, so let’s see how we fare with the Samsung Galaxy GT P1000N 16GB Next G and Wi Fi.

Once again, not Ice Cream Sandwich, but this one is a bit more suited to the “fairer sex” for hand span size. We deliberately went for the 7” because it is slightly narrower against the 7.7”and we believe that these two tablets will cater nicely for male or female alike.

Best Tablet? Samsung Galaxy 7.7” Tablet- Reviewed

Written by Joe Baker on . Posted in Mobile Devices

Read more: Best Tablet? Samsung Galaxy 7.7” Tablet- ReviewedWhilst the operating system was not Ice Cream Sandwich at time of testing, instead being loaded with Honeycomb 3.2, we found it works a treat. We are referring to one of the new Galaxy Tablets from Samsung – at 7.7” it’s easy to hold but sizable enough to make it suitable for those people whose eyesight isn’t quite flash enough to read the telephone book in subdued light.

Our intention with this review is to evaluate the 7.7” Samsung Galaxy tablet from a slightly different perspective than other reviewers.  We intend to try and assist those readers out there who are of differing minds as to what to buy - Size? Purpose? Function? Brand? Price?

So read on and we will tell it how it is! 

(mobile web design)

Samsung Nexus S with Gingerbread Android – a Quick Comparison

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Mobile Devices

Read more: Samsung Nexus S with Gingerbread Android – a Quick ComparisonFrom the very first pocket PCs, like the iPAQs, my personal phone has always been a Windows platform. I like a fully customisable phone like the eminently capable HTC HD2. Could an android-based mobile phone like the Samsung Nexus S change my preferences?

Let's have a quick look at the Nexus S from this perspective: what are the differences with the HD2? Is it time to ditch the Windows operating system on my phone altogether?

First Impressions: Tegatech TEGA v2 Tablet PC- Reviewed

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Mobile Devices

Read more: First Impressions: Tegatech TEGA v2 Tablet PC- ReviewedWe love it when a manufacturer is building on previous successes and launches a new model that addresses some of the issues we had with the previous one.

Such is the case with the Tegatech TEGA which we reviewed here. It scored a solid 7/10 but battery life was one issue we highlighted.

The new model is much more attractive compared to the older one with a capacitive multitouch screen, accelerometers for rotation of the screen and a solid five hours battery life. Couple that with Windows 7 and/or Android and a very svelte body which bodes well for the hands-on testing…. The TEGA tablet also features built-in 3G so connectivity is going to be a cinch.

Let's check a few more of these features.

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