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May 12, 2011

HTC Sensation priced up at £500 sim-free

by Darren Allan
Play.com has priced the sim-free HTC Sensation up. And the magic number is £500, with a release date of the end of June. Vodafone has an exclusive on the phone which it's aiming to bring out a week today, so the month long exclusive would ...

April 15, 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play priced up by 3

by Darren Allan
Sony Ericsson's gaming phone has now been priced up on the 3 network, but it doesn't come cheap. You can bag the Xperia Play on a £35 per month two year deal with 500 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB of data. That might not sound too bad, but the kicker is there's ...

April 11, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II due on May 1st

by Darren Allan
There's some better news on the Galaxy S II front, after last week's rather depressing revelation of a pushed-back release date. As we reported last Thursday, the Samsung smartphone sequel was supposed to have arrived by now, but was delayed due to the company wanting to install a 1.2GHz dual-core processor ...

April 7, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II delayed to May

by Darren Allan
The sequel to the popular Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphone was supposed to have arrived by now. The Galaxy S II has clearly been delayed, seeing as there's no sign of it anywhere, and now an article on Product Reviews confirms this delay and clarifies the reasoning behind it. And it's good ...

March 29, 2011

Sony Ericsson to unlock boot loader on forthcoming Xperia phones

by Darren Allan
Sony Ericsson has announced that it intends to unlock the boot loader in certain upcoming models of the Xperia range. According to an article on 3G.co.uk, the Xperia Play, Arc, Neo and Xperia Pro will all come with the keys to the boot, which will allow devs (and modders) to flash ...

March 23, 2011

Play.com sends out second security breach email

by Darren Allan
After yesterday morning's message, Play.com has sent out a second email to its customers who were affected by a security leak, which we received first thing today. This one contains the official statement from the CEO of the company, John Perkins, which apologises further for the breach. It also clarifies that the responsibility lay with Silverpop, who handle marketing ...

March 13, 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play contract deals

by Darren Allan
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is due out at the end of this month. However, the Android powered gaming phone, which comes with a slide-out gamepad, isn't going to be particularly cheap. Admittedly, it does come with six pre-installed games to sweeten the £500 asking price (over £500 at some online retailers), including Tetris, Crash Bandicoot, FIFA 10 and ...

February 25, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II out in March?

by Darren Allan
The Samsung Galaxy S II could be arriving in March, if the dates a pair of online retailers have set are to be believed. Play.com has the 16GB version of the smartphone listed for release on March 31st, at a price of £600 (with a recommended retail of £650). Retailer Clove has also revealed a ...

March 25, 2010

Belkin Surf, Share and Play routers make wireless easy

by Darren Allan
Belkin has updated its range of wireless routers by unveiling four new models which are designed to take the pain out of wireless configuration. The Belkin Surf, Share, Play and Play Max routers are specifically named so customers will know exactly what they're for at a glance. Just want to surf the web? Then you'll obviously plump for the Belkin ...

February 8, 2010

Pricey Nexus One now available for pre-order at Play.com

by Darren Allan
Google's big move into the smartphone market, the Nexus One, is now up for pre-order on the Play.com website. It's marked with a 16th February release date, just a week tomorrow, but before you get too excited there's the small matter of the price. And Play says it's £600 to you, guv'nor, because they like ...

October 27, 2009

Nintendo Wii price drop with black edition

by Darren Allan
The limited edition black version of the Nintendo Wii is available for pre-order online at the reduced price of £164.99. That's a reduction of £15 on the recommended retail, a nice little saving for those planning to bag the black edition when it comes out on November 6th. Many of the major online retailers, including ...

October 6, 2009

UK retailers quick to cut PSP Go price

by Darren Allan
Sony's freshly launched PSP Go has been met with somewhat mixed reactions for a number of reasons. Slow download times and fiddly controls for example, although one of the more simple major sticking points for some has been the rather top-heavy price of the portable. And it seems that price tag is something ...