T-Mobile http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile/news en-GB Fully Charged: Amazon’s Fire Phone isn’t wearable-friendly at launch, PS4 pre-orders can be pre-loaded, and T-Mobile US is loaning out the iPhone 5s http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-amazon-s-fire-phone-isn-t-wearable-friendly-launch-ps4-pre-orders-can-be-pre-lo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our morning roundup of the most notable news from around the tech industry </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="778" title="Amazon Fire Phone" alt="Amazon Fire Phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/firephone-launch.png?1403231435" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon’s Fire Phone lacks Bluetooth 4.0 LE at launch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One curious detail that emerged late last night after the debut of Amazon&rsquo;s Fire Phone is the fact that it only supports Bluetooth 3.0&mdash;that means that the device won&rsquo;t ship with compatibility with the Bluetooth 4.0 LE (low energy) standard that makes wearables work well with phones.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s an odd omission, but not a critical one, apparently. Amazon tells Mashable that the functionality will be patched into the device via a software update after launch. Still, considering all of the neat little features built into the device, it&rsquo;s certainly a strange oversight.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/06/18/amazon-fire-phone-bluetooth/">Mashable</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-fire-phone-8-things-you-need-know-about-retailer-s-3d-smartphone/news">Amazon Fire Phone &mdash; 8 things you need to know about the mega retailer&rsquo;s 3D smartphone</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PlayStation 4 digital pre-orders can now be pre-loaded </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the big benefits of buying digital versions of big AAA console video games on the release date is that you don&rsquo;t have to wait for daylight hours to hit the store and grab a copy&mdash;but when there&rsquo;s a 30GB download staring you in the face, you might be better off just going to bed anyway.</p> <p>Luckily, that&rsquo;s about to change with PlayStation 4 games, or at least the most notable ones to start. Sony announced yesterday that digitally pre-ordered games can be downloaded to your console days before the release date, so they&rsquo;ll be there and ready to unlock right at midnight upon launch.</p> <p>Massive upcoming releases like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Battlefield Hardline, and Uncharted 4: A Thief&rsquo;s End are all on the list, and next week&rsquo;s film tie-in Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark will be the first to kick off the initiative. If it&rsquo;s like most movie games, however, that might be one to hold off on pre-ordering before the reviews drop.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/06/18/pre-order-pre-load-upcoming-ps4-games/">PlayStation.Blog</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/e3-2014-six-things-sony-s-ps4-event-you-need-see/feature">PlayStation at E3 2014: Six things from Sony&rsquo;s PS4 event that you need to see</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="583" title="Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark" alt="Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/transformers-game.png?1403231435" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> T-Mobile US loaning out iPhone 5s, killing data fees for streaming music </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>T-Mobile may have <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-amazon-phone-already-stirring-carrier-spats-youtube-s-about-block-bunch-music-v">missed out</a> on the Fire Phone, but it made its own interesting splash on Wednesday. Continuing its &ldquo;Un-carrier&rdquo; initiative, T-Mobile US announced that it will allow prospective customers to borrow an iPhone 5s handset for a full week to test out the service&rsquo;s LTE connectivity.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our network kicks ass, and now people can experience for themselves what a data-strong network can do with T-Mobile Test Drive,&rdquo; says outspoken CEO John Legere. T-Mobile expects more than a million people to try out the Test Drive within the first year, and Apple will provide the carrier the (likely refurbished) units needed for the initiative.</p> <p>Additionally, T-Mobile unveiled a Music Freedom program that allows certain mobile music streaming services&mdash;Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, and Slacker&mdash;to function without counting against users&rsquo; data plans. It&rsquo;s unclear whether either of these big changes will extend beyond the States, though perhaps competing carriers will follow their lead.</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://recode.net/2014/06/18/t-mobile-offers-music-streaming-free-of-data-charges/">Recode</a>, <a href="http://newsroom.t-mobile.com">T-Mobile</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review">iPhone 5s review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="883" title="T-Mobile Test Drive" alt="T-Mobile Test Drive" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tmobile-testdrive.png?1403159581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-amazon-s-fire-phone-isn-t-wearable-friendly-launch-ps4-pre-orders-can-be-pre-lo#comments Amazon Fire Phone Gaming iPhone 5S PlayStation 4 T-Mobile Thu, 19 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1439537 at http://www.stuff.tv T-Mobile Vivacity brings Android on a budget http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile/t-mobile-vivacity-brings-android-budget/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get some Android action on the cheap or fill a smartphone first-timer&#039;s stocking with Gingerbread </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="310" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/rsz_vivacity_black_sc_large_first_0.jpg?1364401000" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1954.jpg?1364401000" /> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p class="p2"> </p> <p class="p1">T-Mobile has just put the Vivacity handset on its shelves. Made by ZTE and running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) it could make the perfect budget phone or Christmas gift for the smartphone first-timer.</p> <p class="p1">Up front is a 3.5in display, running on a passable 600MHz processor with 512MB of storage, expandable to 32GB via MicroSD card. Elsewhere there's a 5MP camera and of course 3G and WiFi skills.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/t-mobile-vivacity-brings-android-on-a-budget </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile/t-mobile-vivacity-brings-android-budget/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile/t-mobile-vivacity-brings-android-budget/news#comments T-Mobile Fri, 25 Nov 2011 12:33:22 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 418942 at http://www.stuff.tv T-Mobile G1 http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile-g1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The world’s first Android-powered phone has hit the UK. Does it leave us Google-eyed or searching for our iPhone? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="3552" height="2835" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/das_t_mobile_g1.jpg?1364299802" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>T-Mobile’s G1 is a fresh slice of mobile phone history. While its outer crust has been baked by experienced smartphone chef HTC, it’s the exciting new filling – Google’s open source Android OS – that has got us salivating.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-660515342001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="660515342001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A dream to use and a solid first Android mobile, but better Google phones await </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/t-mobile-g1 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile-g1/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile-g1/review#comments G1 Smartphones T-Mobile Mon, 03 Nov 2008 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11163 at http://www.stuff.tv T-Mobile Sidekick Slide http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile/t-mobile-sidekick-slide/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Sidekick remains the BlackBerry messaging device for the cooler mySpace brigade. But can the new Slide model still keep it real with the young’uns? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="804" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sidekick1_0.jpg?1364300150" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Sidekick may be hotter than Paris Hilton wearing a skimpy Sailor’s uniform in the States but over here in Blighty it remains a cult ‘young persons’ mobile push emailer device. </p> <p>Gossip page hellraisers like Mizz Hilton and that foxy Cheerleader from TV series Heroes have done their best to raise its profile but now a slick new model called the Slide is here to break the UK. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The social networking generation are on easy messaging street with the new stylish Slide. Even a half-baked feature set can’t detract from this Sidekick being a superb mobile email device for the young at heart. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/t-mobile-sidekick-slide </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile/t-mobile-sidekick-slide/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile/t-mobile-sidekick-slide/review#comments Sidekick Slide Smartphones T-Mobile Wed, 31 Oct 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 7967 at http://www.stuff.tv T-Mobile Sidekick 3 http://www.stuff.tv/sidekick-3/t-mobile-sidekick-3/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cooler than a Blackberry, but not as geeky as an MDA Vario, the latest Sidekick looks to cement its place as the most fun portable emailer in the world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="418" height="336" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sklx2009_orchid_open_phone_0_0.jpg?1364300664" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The world of portable email used to be so simple. Suits had Blackberrys, geeks used sub-notebook powerhouses, and everyone else bought a Sidekick. While the others could be complex beasts, T-Mobile’s gizmo was so simple even Paris Hilton could use it. </p> <p>Then the Blackberry discovered its fun side with the Pearl, and its stuffy image was no more. With its place in student rucksacks and A-list handbags under threat, the Sidekick has returned. And this time it’s gone multimedia.&nbsp; </p> <p>A familiar face</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Sidekick retains its title as portable emailing’s cult hero. Half-hearted multimedia extras don’t add much, but on-the-fly messaging has never been easier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/t-mobile-sidekick-3-0 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sidekick-3/t-mobile-sidekick-3/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sidekick-3/t-mobile-sidekick-3/review#comments Sidekick 3 Smartphones T-Mobile Tue, 06 Feb 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 4869 at http://www.stuff.tv T-Mobile MDA Vario http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile/t-mobile-mda-vario/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If the MDA Pro is too big and feature filled for you, this is a decent alternative </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="539" height="510" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/2590-2_0.jpg?1364300808" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The MDA Vario was designed to be a younger sibling to the MDA Pro, with a few less features including 3G functionality and a massive reduction in processor speed. </p> <p>It's a lot smaller than its big brother, though, which helps with portability. The smaller, slide-out keyboard works, even if it's more of a double-thumber than the proper touch-typer you get with the Pro. Thumb-typing also saves the frantic tapping on the little touchscreen.</p> <p>This can't follow in its brother's footsteps</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A portable, feature-packed, pocket sized smartphone that is frustrating to use and lacks 3G </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/t-mobile-mda-vario </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile/t-mobile-mda-vario/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile/t-mobile-mda-vario/review#comments MDA Vario Smartphones T-Mobile Wed, 04 Oct 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 2139 at http://www.stuff.tv T-Mobile MDA Pro http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile/t-mobile-mda-pro/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forget about other smartphones. If you want the complete package, it&#039;s here </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="496" height="510" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/t_mobile_mda_pro_0.jpg?1364300808" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>T-Mobile’s MDA Pro is still most hardcore smartphone available. Boasting every wireless connection imaginable, a huge VGA touchscreen, and a giddying 520MHz processor. </p> <p>The list of features is epic, but the Psion-esque clamshell flicks our switch, particularly as the screen can be folded back on itself to transform it into a pseudo-Tablet PC.</p> <p>It's big, bold, and some would say beautiful</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The last word in smartphone power but the old-dog is showing some middle-aged-spread </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/t-mobile-mda-pro </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile/t-mobile-mda-pro/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/t-mobile/t-mobile-mda-pro/review#comments MDA Pro Smartphones T-Mobile Wed, 04 Oct 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 2134 at http://www.stuff.tv T-Mobile Sidekick 3 http://www.stuff.tv/sidekick-3/t-mobile-sidekick-3/review-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cooler than a Blackberry, but not as geeky as an MDA Vario, the latest Sidekick looks to cement its place as the most fun portable emailer in the world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="539" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sklx2009_orchid_open_phone_1.jpg?1364300960" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The world of portable email used to be so simple. Suits had Blackberrys, geeks used sub-notebook powerhouses, and everyone else bought a Sidekick. While the others could be complex beasts, T-Mobile’s gizmo was so simple even Paris Hilton could use it. </p> <p>Then the Blackberry discovered its fun side with the Pearl, and its stuffy image was no more. With its place in student rucksacks and A-list handbags under threat, the Sidekick has returned. And this time it’s gone multimedia.&nbsp; </p> <p>A familiar face</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Sidekick retains its title as portable emailing’s cult hero. Half-hearted multimedia extras don’t add much, but on-the-fly messaging has never been easier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/t-mobile-sidekick-3 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sidekick-3/t-mobile-sidekick-3/review-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sidekick-3/t-mobile-sidekick-3/review-0#comments Sidekick 3 Smartphones T-Mobile Sun, 10 Sep 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 2183 at http://www.stuff.tv