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Dell abandons Australian Streak Owners! No Accessories!

Ok I have owned my Dell Streak for almost 8 months (or so) and could not find any accessories - Chargers, Cables, Cases sold in Australia. Thats right you currently can not buy anything related to the Dell Streak (other than the Streak itself) here in Australia. If you want to get anything for your Streak have only a few options available to you...

My New setup.... iPad + Keyboard Dock + Bluetooth Mouse

After getting a bonus at work I thought great I might be able to afford a new notebook as my wife keeps highjacking mine, but no just wasn't in the budget, but not to worry here is my stop gap until we can afford it....

Rumour: Dell Streak to get GingerBread 2.3? Or will it?

It seems that Dell might release GingerBread for the Dell Streak, this from Amy Bivin from Dell responding to @Arc28 via twitter. If they are releasing 2.3 I hope they don’t draw it out like they did with 2.2. NOTE: Dell released 2.2.2 in May of 2011 whats next 2.3?

Speck Blackwing Black CandyShell Case for iPad

I received my Speck Blackwing Black CandyShell Case for my iPad, it was straight on my iPad and it looks great, my darling wife has already informed me that she is stealing it for her iPad that I am getting her over the next week or so...

[My Thoughts] My New Device...

Well I have finally come back to the land of WinMo, as I now have bought the HTC HD2. This mammoth power house of a device sports a 4.3 inch screen with power to boot - 1GHz processor.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

[Review] Boxwave Armor case

I decided to repost this review I did for both Tech@Play and here on my Blog...

For those people that need a little more protection for their devices wether it is on a belt clip or in your pocket then maybe the Armor Case is for you. This review is on the 'Open Front' Case.

I am not new to Boxwave's Armor style cases, as I have bought one for my Motorola Q9h Smartphone a few years back and as you can see my Armor Case on the Moto Q9h has taken a bit of punishment on the plastic screen but is still going strong.

0. Boxwave Armor Case on my HTC HD2 & my Motorola Q9h Smartphone..

Armor Case Features:
* Form-fitting case designed to perfectly fit your HTC HD2 (EU and Asia Pacific version)
* Made of anodized aluminum that is strong yet lightweight
* Interior is padded with a thin layer of foam that holds your device securely in place
* Secure side closure design
* Cut-out design for the touchscreen so that you can keep the same tactile feel as using the HTC HD2 (EU and Asia Pacific version) without a case
* Accessible openings provides quick access to control buttons and camera
* Includes a high quality, simple-to-use, and detachable belt clip (uses Swivel Belt Clip - Model D)
* Available in black or metallic silver color


1. Boxwave Armor Case packaging...
2. The pack contains the Armor case, Belt Stud and Clip...
As per my last review (Boxwave CorsaModa Leather Case) I will be using the same review key indicators on how the Armor case stacks up.

* Style - How does the case fit in with its look
* Protection - Does it protect my HD2
* Functionality - Does it meet my every day needs
* Design - How well has the case been designed and made
* Price - Does the price reflect the product.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

[Review] Boxwave CorsaModa Leather Case

I posted a review of Boxwave's - CorsaModa Leather Case for the HTC HD2 (EU and Asia Pacific version) at Tech@Play and expanded on a thread posted on, so I thought I would post my full review here on my Blog as well. From the first day I bought my HTC HD2 I have been looking for a leather case, do you think it was easy No!, well the guys at Boxwave think they have a winner, so I took the challenge and was sent the CorsaModa Leather case to see how it would handle every day use. I received my Review case and I can tell you it was worth the wait.

1. Christmas has arrived early for me, can't wait to see what the case looks like, box contains the CorsaModa case (of course) and the Belt clip & stud.

For this review I will be looking at the following key indicators and how the CorsaModa case stacks up.

* Style - How does the case fit in with it's look
* Protection - Does it protect my HD2
* Functionality - Does it meet my every day needs
* Design - How well has the case been designed and made
* Price - Does the price reflect the product.

[Review] Laurentius26 WWE HD2 ROM

 Here is a nother mini-review I did at Tech@Play and also over at

Since I have had my HD2 I have tried both Stock ROM (1.66, 1.72) and Cooked ROMS (Dutty, NRG, Miri) and still haven't found a ROM that meets all my needs from Stability, Speed, Looks and overall use... Until now.

I found Laurentius26 GoldEdition V2.1 Default/Spike™ WWE 23568 based on 2.13 for both HD2 US/EU devices.

Here are some pics of my HD2 with Laurentius26 ROM, I am using the following Mods and apps.

* Co0kies Home Tab v1.80 [Link]
* CHTEditor v1.80 [Link]
* Spike's Co0kie Icon Fix [Link]
* DINIK Anastasia - Start Icon v1.0 [Link]

I have found the main icons that Laurentis used is Coquette Icons set (8 in Total) there are 50 icons in each set, they come in the following sizes: 16x16px, 24x24px, 32x32px, 48x48px, 64x64px and 128x128px, I used 128x128.

Coquette Part 1 Icons | Coquette Part 2 Icons | Coquette Part 3 Icons | Coquette Part 4 Icons
Coquette Part 5 Icons | Coquette Part 6 Icons | Coquette Part 7 Icons | Coquette Part 8 Icons.

On my Home tab I have the standard Sense with Co0kie's Home Tab mod which in my view is a must have app, it give's you so much choices and additional screens and views.

Home Screen (Today Tab)

[APP] HomeScreenJump

I posted this at Tech@Play and so again wanted to added to my blog...

I was checking out XDA-Developers a few weeks ago and found a nice little App by dotcompt which is based on an app form the HTC Wildfire. It has now been updated to 2.0.

Originally Posted by dotcompt
"I was watching a Youtube video showing up the new HTC Wildfire with an awesome feature, pressing an hardware key you have access to an homescreen from where you can run the widget you desire.

So I´ve decided to create a small app for our Rhodium:

Name: HomeScreenJump for TouchPro 2
Version: 2.0
Author: dotcompt
Requirements: .NET CF 3.5

Description: HomeScreen from where you can jump to the Manila Tab you want.
Tabs available: Home, People, Messages, Mail, Weather, Twitter, Music, Photos&Videos, Call History, eReader, Documents, GPS Tracker, Settings, Calendar, Internet, Manila TV, Stocks, Footprints, Facebook and Programs Tabs."
HomeScreenJump - pic taken from my HD2 via Pocket Controller - Pro.

Here is the change log from his XDA-Developer thread.
Change Log 12-06-2010:

* One Cab Installer.
* Fullscreen view (no more WM6.5 buttons).
* Visual enhancements and animations.
* Favorite wallpaper crash fixed.
* Readme file added to install folder

Change Log 07-06-2010:

* 3x3 grid with 9 Tab links
* 20 Manila Tabs available now
* Wallpaper changer easy to skin
* Favorite wallpaper - you need to copy your favorite wallpaper to \Program Files\HomeScreenJump\Wallpapers with the name "favorite.jpg"
* Option to choose which tabs to show

I have tested this on my HD2 and works great, I had it connected to my end key with a long press. If you want to give this great little app a try click here

[Head-To-Head] HTC HD2 vs. Apple iPhone 3G

First published by me over at Tech@Play and also added to the HD2 thread over at - re-published here on my Blog also...

"I decided to have a look at both my old iPhone 3G and my new HTC HD2 and compare some of the functions that they have and give my personal view on what I like. The iPhone is running OS 3.1.3 and is not Jail broken, the HD2 is running Sense 2.5 on stock rom 1.66 (WWE) it has only one tweak Co0kies Home Tab.

Background: For all of 2009 I was using the iPhone 3G, the last time I used a WinMo touch screen device was my old Dell Axim X51v (Non-Phone) and my Apache (PPC-6700) in 2008. Now this is my PERSONAL view so take it as it is... enjoy.

Lock Sceen

As you can see the lock screens have similar information like the – Time, Date, Battery Indicator, Network, and unlock system. Now the HD2 has three very important differences that I love (^)

HTC HD2 (16GB microSD)
1. Time, Date, Battery Indicator, Network, and unlock system
2. Calendar info on lock screen^
3. Slider moves left and right giving better one handed operation ^
4. Notification alerts via unlock button – tap shows alert – swipe left or right opens application.^

iPhone 3G 16GB Black
1. Time, Date, Battery Indicator, Network, and unlock system
2. No Calendar info
3. Slider only moves left to right
4. Notification pop-up, once unlocked have to navigate to application manually

For me the HD2 wins this round, just with the Calender info and the ability to go straight to application via notification is a big one for me.

HTC HD2: 1
iPhone 3G: 0

Read more after the break...


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