Archive for March 30th, 2010

Turn your iPhone into a desk phone

Being shown at the China Sourcing Fair in Hong Kong this April, is the Desk Phone Dock for the iPhone.  As you can see from the picture, it’ll no doubt be turning some heads during its debut at the show, as do most iPhone accessories that are being produced at the moment.

The creators of the Desk Phone Dock (Kee Utility) have said that it’s more than capable of being able to replace your old desk or IP telephone in the home or business.  More and more companies are now utilising services such as Wi-Fi in their business, in order to keep their telephone costs down.  So, why not do it with this device?

What they’re also saying is that it will sync and charge your iPhone when it’s docked and you can utilise the on-board speakerphone, which incorporates two stereo speakers for great sound quality, in case you don’t want to lift the receiver.   There’s also a large volume knob on the top of the device, which doubles up as a mute button.

You must admit, it looks intriguing!  And, although there is currently no word on pricing at the moment, we’re guessing it’s not going to be a cheap iPhone add-on…. but we’ll see soon enough!

(Source: Desk Phone Dock)

New LinkedIn Blackberry app arrives – at last!

The LinkedIn Blackberry app is here!  It joins the iPhone app which has been floating around the screens of Apple geeks for some time now.  

Produced in collaboration with RIM, the new app integrates with your handset contacts and email.

The app also gives you full access to your LinkedIn inbox, so, it lets you send and receive invitations and you read all your messages.

As RIM and LinkedIn worked together in order to develop the application, there’s an added option that lets you integrate your LinkedIn connections with your Blackberry address book contacts. 

Invites and messages will show in your Blackberry inbox and you can view LinkedIn profiles from there and from within the Blackberry calendar app.

The LinkedIn Blackberry app is free and is available now via the Blackberry App Store.

To use it will you will need to set up a LinkedIn account and your Blackberry handset needs to run Blackberry OS 4.3 (or later).

We’ll review the app this week, so stay tuned for an update!

HTC Legend available from April 2nd

The HTC Legend now has a release date, recently provided by Vodafone.

The awesome new Android handset, which will only be available from Vodafone initially, will hit stores on Friday 2nd April.  What’s more, it’ll be free if you sign up to a £25 a month contract.

If you pre-order the handset though, expect a short delay since it is the Easter holidays!  So, if you do choose to pre-order, expect your new baby to arrive around the 6th or 7th of April instead.

The Legend will feature a number pre-loaded applications, including Vodafone Music and MyWeb, which allows users to make customizations to their mobile web home page. 

So, if you want to wrap your hands around this rather sexy new piece of Android kit, then get yourself to the Vodafone store and get your pre-order in now!

Be warned though – checking out the contract details with Vodafone and is appears that web access isn’t unlimited.   There is a limit of 500MB of data allowed per month.  Is that enough??  We’re not convinced!

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