Doro Liberto 820 – How To Call, SMS and MMS

If you’ve picked out the Doro Liberto 820 as your next phone here are a series of videos from Doro that will make your journey with us that little bit smoother.

First up how to make your first call, send your first text message and compose your first MMS or picture message.

Doro have designed the 820 around you, bringing their expertise to the smartphone world and these videos will act as a visual guide to getting the most from your new phone.

If you have any questions on your purchase feel free to get in touch and if you are ready to jump in to the world of samrtphones you can pick up the Doro Liberto 820 by clicking on the blue button below.

We’re always at the end of the phone on 01202 552936 if you would prefer to speak with us.

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Olixar Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Wallet Case now available

Olixar-Note-Edge-Wallet-Case-Black-ClosedThe Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has caused quite a stir in the smartphone world. It is still a Note first and foremost but what sets it apart from a standard Galaxy Note or any other handset is that edge.

The Note Edge display is able to adjust to apps and the rotation of your device. It even takes the camera settings off the main screen and plonks them on the edge, giving you more of your screen to see what you’re about to snap.

It will also be interesting to see what app developers come up with; a news ticker maybe, you could even see your stocks and shares plummet or rise right before your eyes.

The Olixar Wallet Case gives your Note Edge protection against bumps and scrapes, plus it also has slots for bank cards and acts as a stand so you can watch a film, play games or if you have to, get some work done.

We’ve got the Olixar Note Edge Wallet Case available in Black, White or Brown and you can find them by hitting the blue button below.

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KAZAM Tornado 348 now available in Black and White

kazam-tornado-348-hero-3We’re pleased to now be offering the Kazam Tornado 348 in both Black and White. Both are selling for £249 plus postage.

What sets Kazam aside from others in he mobile world is a FREE screen replacement should you accidentally crack or damage it within the first year and if you get stuck you also get remote assistance to get you going again. A good way to get to the bottom of any issues before the handset needs to be sent off.

You’ll also find the Kazam Tornado 348 holds a Guinness World Record for the slimmest smartphone at only  5.1mm thick.Running Android 4.4 (KitKat) you get access to Google Play where you will find apps, games, music and more to keep you entertained.

Specifications include a 1.7 GHz Octa Core processor, 8 megapixel camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash and a 2,050 mAh battery keeping everything ticking over.

You’ll find both the Black and White versions of the Kazam Tornado 348 by clicking the blue button below. The full review was put up a few weeks back.

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Say hello to the Doro Liberto 820 Mini

Doro-820-mini-frontThe Doro Liberto 820 has been a huge success and the next edition to our Doro range is the Doro 820 Liberto Mini.

It comes with all the features Doro users have become used to over the years but just as with the Doro 820, you also get access to apps from Google Play, so you can download various apps from news, weather and sport, plus games.

With Doro phones users get the assistance button; this is used to summon help from friends or family quickly in an emergency. The well known ICE (In Case of Emergency) feature and hearing aid compatibility are included too along with lots more.

With the bundled charging cradle your Doro 820 can also give you a slideshow of your stored pictures taken with the 5 megapixel camera.

Due to arrive towards the end of February and priced at £130, we’re currently taking pre-orders for the Doro Liberto 820 Mini.  You can place yours today or simply register your interest by hitting the blue button below.

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Dress up your Lumia with the Lumia Denim update

Lumia-Denim_feat (1)The Lumia Denim update is rolling out and if you have a Windows phone running Windows Phone 8.1 it should be with you now or over the coming weeks at least.

There are a host of features headed your way and when they do you won’t need to worry about any wires, it will all be done via the airwaves. Below is an overview as to what you can expect.

  • “Hey Cortana” Voice Activation (enabled by SensorCore): Simply say “Hey Cortana” while the Lumia phone is in an idle state and Cortana will be activated. No need to press the microphone button. This feature will be available for Lumia 930, Lumia Icon and Lumia 1520.
  • Live Folders: On your Start screen, organize your most-needed apps into folders (such as “News” and “Games”) so you can access them with one tap.
  • Glance screen: The newly updated Glance Screen will also be able to show fitness and other health-related activity from MSN’s Health and Fitness app.
  • Improved IE: Connect and browse even faster with improved downloading speeds on mobile websites.
  • Consumer VPN: This feature provides enhanced safety and security for your smartphone when connected to public, unprotected Wi-Fi networks.
  • 4K video: For owners of the Lumia 930 you can now take video in amazing 4K
  • Lumia Camera: Owners of the Lumia Icon, Lumia 1520, Lumia 930 and Lumia 830 will also get an updated Lumia Camera, delivering images of the highest quality at the fastest speed with only milliseconds between shots. Lumia Camera also comes with great innovations such as Moment Capture and Rich Capture.

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The update has started to roll out and should be hitting compatible devices now. To see if the update is available for you go to Settings>phone update>check for updates. From there follow the instructions and once installed take a look around and see what you think.

Whilst you’re waiting here’s a video to give you a walk through of all the new features. If you are after a Microsoft Lumia device we sell a wide range to suit all budgets. Hit the blue button to take a look at what we have available. Buy a 930, 830 or a 735 and you’ll also get a free Fitbit Flex.

Get ready for SuperMHL with up to 8K video transfer

Look to the future with 8K video

SuperMHL 1We have all become used to the benefits of MHL connections.  They have made it convenient to connect your portable device to a TV screen, and view your content without hassles, which has liberated all of us.

The fact that you could also potentially charge your mobile device while there was a connection to your TV screen made it the ideal plug and play solution.

Over the last few years the MHL consortium has been gradually evolving the specification, improving its capabilities. Up until recently version 3.0 was the best available with it offering the ability to transfer up to 4K video at 30 fps with high quality audio.  It also provided support for connection of up to 4 displays to a single device.

If you would like to find out a bit more about MHL then see our earlier post What is MHL?

The MHL consortium has however released a new specification which brings with it some major improvements.  The most staggering of these improvements is the ability to transfer 8K video at an incredible 120 fps.  Now that is looking to the future, most of us are still getting our heads around 4K video. But it is exciting technology is moving at such an incredible pace.

So besides the headline 8K video capacities what does SuperMHL offer us?  The answer is a great deal.  Firstly they have introduced support for the USB Type-C connector which is full reversible.  So you will no longer have to worry about orientation of your cable when inserting it.

There is also now 40 Watts of power charging, which is a major improvement on the pervious standard, expanding the possibilities for connecting and powering more equipment within your living room.

Multiply display support is further enhanced with the ability to connect up to 8 displays, when connecting to a single device.  There is also backward compatibility with the previous MHL specifications (MHL 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0).

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Below is a list of all the other features and benefits of SuperMHL

  • Deep colour support, up to 48-bit colour depth
  • Wider colour gamut to view content the way filmmakers intended via BT.2020
  • High-Dynamic Range (HDR) support to strike the perfect balance of bright spectral highlights along with shadow details
  • Enhanced audio for immersive surround sound including Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X™, 3D audio, and an audio-only mode
  • Single remote control for multiple MHL devices (TV, AVR, Blu-ray player, STB)

It will take a little while for this new specification to filter into new products, and of course we do need 8K screens to take full advantage of it.  But it shows the way that technology is moving and what will soon be possible in the living room of the future.

So don’t worry about 4K video, lets all be looking to the future which is 8K (just give it a few years).

BlackBerry Z3 now available


We’ve got another phone for all those looking at getting a smartphone that comes with the best of Blackberry.

The BlackBerry Z3 comes with a 5 inch screen and underneath that you’ll find a 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage that can be expanded with a 32GB microSD card.

All the usual BlackBerry extras are included, BBM and BBM Video chat so you can go face to face with friends. BlackBerry Hub keeps all of your communications in one place, you can even access messages from within any app.

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Kazam Thunder 340W unboxing

The Kazam 340W is going to set you back a mere £74.99 and is the ideal handset for someone who wants to get in on Windows Phone without the initial big outlay.

It comes running Windows Phone 8.1, is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and 512 MB RAM. Yes we know it isn’t as powerful as other handsets but look at the price; it’s cheap as chips and is ideal for those looking at an entry level Windows device.

The Kazam Thunder 340W also has the ability to run two SIM cards plus on top of the 4GB internal storage you can stick a microSD in for pictures and other media.

The perfect phone for a smartphone virgin or even a back up handset, at £74.99 you can’t go wrong. Who else offers a 3 year warranty and a one time free screen replacement?

Hit the blue button below and order yours now.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active languages

We recently reviewed the rugged Samsung Galaxy Tab Active.

Many customers ask what languages are available on products.  So to assist you we have taken screenshots from the Tab Active so that you can see first hand the languages available.

If you have any questions, leave them below.

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High-Resolution Audio

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Is High-Resolution Audio the Future?

We have recently seen a new attempt to improve the sound quality of the music we all enjoy listening to.  This comes under the banner of ‘Hi-Res audio’, which is looking to improve all aspects of music playback.

Sony is the driving force behind this new initiative and branding, but the idea of improving the music we listen to is also being looked into by other big names including LG and Samsung, along with many smaller companies.  In the case of the smaller companies, these tend to be audio specialists who manufacturer high-end audio components.

All of these companies have the common goal of aiming to improve the consumer’s audio experience whether they listening to classical, heavy metal or somewhere in between.

The term for this type of higher quality music is “High-Resolution Audio”.

For more, read on after the break.

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