Last week Facebook released their new app which is essentially a launcher for Android to the general public. If you wanted to participate in the downloading of the app, first you’d have to meet the criteria, have one of a handful of the supported phones and be a resident of the US. If you don’t meet any of the criteria Paul O’Brien of MoDaCo has a work around for you.
Head to the source link for installation instructions
There’s a multitude of sat nav apps for iOS and Android but as usual Blackberry handsets get left out. Now anyone wanting turn-by-turn navigation on their Blackberry have got an app from one of the big names in navigation at it comes from Telmap. Telmap Navigator has all the options you’d come to expect from a fully featured sat nav application, Points of Interest, nearest restaurants and local hospitals. It also has Facebook and Twitter integration so you can let all your friends and sometimes complete strangers know where you are. Best of all the app is free but sadly its only for the UK.
Via : CrackBerry
What can only be described as a deal “too good to be true” Argos.co.uk listed the relatively new, high end, sim free Windows Phone 7 handset, the Nokia Lumia 800 for only £119.99 ($186). This was a truly amazing price and you would struggle to find a budget Android phone for the same price, even Amazon have got the same phone priced at £399.99. Keen eyed buyers excitement was short lived though as Argos reveled that the price was incorrect despite being called by The Verge to verify the price and being told it was correct. Argos took to Facebook and said that all orders placed at the £119.99 price will be canceled.
Via: The Verge
After a couple of recent minor updates to the Transformer Prime, ASUS have confirmed the date of Android 4.0 update, the one everyone wants to see. On their Facebook page ASUS announced that Ice Cream Sandwich will begin to roll out on January 12th through an over the air update. They also addressed users concerns over GPS connection problems and gave their reasons for locking the bootloader.
Source: ASUS Facebook page
It comes as no surprise that Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 has racked up sales of $1 billion (£642m), but just how quickly it managed that feat is, it only took Activision’s newest shooter 16 days to accumulate those figures which makes it the fastest entertainment release to reach $1 billion. Modern warfare 3 beat the previous record by one day which was held by James Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar and set a new 24 hour sales record making $400 million in its first day. Although the game is a sales phenomenon many think it could be better but the highly addictive nature of the game keeps gamers coming back, I like to call it the Facebook of the gaming world, not everyone loves it but everyone is on it.
Waiting to hear news on what HTC handsets will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update. HTC have listed which of their phones will be getting Android 4.0, the list of phones is only 8 deep at the moment but include the HTC Vivid, HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XL, HTC Sensation XE, HTC Rezound, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Evo Design 4G and HTC Amaze 4G. HTC say these will be the first wave of phones that will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich and to expect the update to arrive early 2012
Facebook power users have forever been waiting for the official Facebook app and now it’s finally here. We saw way back in July that the iPhone version of the app had the iPad version hidden inside it in the form of code. This freshly released version is very similar to the leaked version which isn’t bad cause it is by far the best Facebook app around. The app is available for all from the app store.
Apples ‘let’s talk iphone’ event kicks off in a couple of hours and I want to know what you think apple will be announcing. Chances are they will be realising two phones the iPhone 5 and an upgrade iPhone 4 likely to be called iPhone 4s. We’ve heard capacity for the new iPhone may grow to 64gb this year and should be shipping with apples newest firmware iOS 5. Maybe a facebook for iPad announcement aswel? Let’s wait and see
Update 1. The apple store is down
Update 2. iOS 5 release date October 12 (source techradar)
Update 3. Family and friends app (location sharing) (source techradar)
Update 4. iCloud also launching October 12 (source engadget)
Update 5. iPhone 4s announced with dual core A5 processor (source phonedog)
Update 8. Pricing 16gb $199, 32gb $299 and 64gb $399 (source engadget)
Update 9. 8gb iPhone 4 (source techradar)