Sony’s PlayStation Vita

7 Jun 2011  2 Comments

Yesterday during Sony’s E3 conference. The PS Vita (formally known as the NGP) was given a price and release date. It will be available this holiday season (November/December) for and the 3G version will be The 3G version will be exclusively available to AT&T in the US, so not sure how will that workout.

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More Samsung Galaxy S II’s

1 Jun 2011  5 Comments

Just got more of those great Samsung Galaxy S II’s. Friends and family members just keep ordering them. It is back in stock now on Expansys. So if you still fancy getting one, I suggest you follow the link.

Multi-Color Email Notifier

22 May 2011  7 Comments


GOt this USB powered, multi color email/IM notifier. Colors can be set either for different email accounts or for the number of unread email you have. Also, I have no idea why I got this.

Cost: KD2.000

I Think I Found My Blackberry Replacement

18 May 2011  7 Comments

I posted a couple of weeks back that I tried the Motorola Flipout as a replacement for my Blackberry Curve. It didn’t work out mainly because it didn’t read arabic text.

Thats not the case with the Samsung Galaxy Pro. Its the phone I was looking for. I didn’t expect it to be released in the middle east but thank god it did, as I didn’t want to own another Blackberry.

The device reads and writes arabic on it 2.8″ touch screen. It has a more than adequate 800Mhz processor, a 3MP rear camera, 512MB of ROM. All that for KD75.

I got the Galaxy Pro last night so I didn’t have enough time to fully check it out.

Henge Docks: A Macbook/Macbook Pro Docking Station

11 May 2011  5 Comments

For me, its almost 10 times more comfortable to work on a desktop than any other size laptop. So most of my time I’m in front of at least a 22″ screen. Working with that much screen real-estate is so productive. And because of that, When I am ever at home I always use my PC and never even think of using my MBP.

Enter Henge Docks. A docking solution for the Macbook and the Macbook Pro that is stylish, elegant, reasonably priced and also comes with all the extension wires you would need. Its very easy to setup and is very convenient .

I got 2 of those for my 15″ MBP and I have been using them for more than 6 months now. And I absolutely love them. I have one setup at home and one setup at work. That means my home desktop experience is with me at work and I don’t need to be stuck with the tiny 15″ screen. All I needed to get was a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, a Mini Displayport-to DVI and a DVI cable, and I was all set.

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The Samsung Galaxy SII – First Impression

10 May 2011  6 Comments

If you follow me on twitter, you would already know that my Samsung Galaxy SII already cleared customs and was delivered yesterday. I was super excited to get it and immediately started to play around with it.

First off, the device is not that much bigger than the iphone/Nexus one. Even though it has a 4.3″ screen. And because its slightly larger it feels super thin. Its also really light you can definitely feel the deference as soon as you pick it up.

The device is very snappy with no lag whatsoever. And I’m not talking about a clean device here. As soon as I turned it on I filled it with apps and widgets from my Amazon and Market accounts and it still ran smoothly.

The screen is great also and its much easier to use the on-screen keyboard on a screen that size. Its also very much viewable in the sun but will test it out more when I do a proper review.

The battery is something I haven’t fully tried out yet because I just got the device and also the device must go through a few cycles before the battery reaches its full potential. So will wright about that more in the review.

The device doesn’t support arabic 100%, it shows broken arabic letters. I managed to root it and enable full arabic support across the whole device. will do a step by step in a later post.

Waiting For The Samsung Galaxy S II

8 May 2011  8 Comments

I placed an order for the Samsung Galaxy S II last week and it shipped last Tuesday. It reached Kuwait last Thursday morning and its still held in customs.

So I guess one more day?

Dell Streak: Hands-On

30 Apr 2011  1 Comment

The Dell Streak is an android device that got released last year, June of 2010 to be exact. A friend just got one and I managed to play around with it.

The device seems well built with a nice 480×800 5″ screen that I think is a bit too large for my taste.

The device is also pretty slim, as you can see in the photos compared to an iPhone 4.

But as for the internals there isn’t anything special, it might have been a year ago but now with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S II being released next week in the UK.

The Dell Streak is being sold in X-Cite for KD196.

Complete specs:

  • A 5-inch capacitive multi-touch WVGA (800×480) display.
  • Fast 1GHz Snapdragon ARM-based mobile processor from Qualcomm.
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash.
  • VGA front-facing camera.
  • A user-removable (and replaceable) battery.
  • Integrated 3G + Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + Bluetooth 2.1
  • UMTS / GPRS / EDGE class 12 GSM radio with link speeds of HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / HSUPA.
  • A user-accessible Micro SD slot expandable up to 32GB.

And I Thought Picking My Next Phone Will Be Easy

12 Apr 2011  5 Comments

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HTC revealed their next super phone today. The Sensation 4G will be released mid May in the UK and June for the rest of Europe. The Sensation 4G will have the new dual-core 1.2Ghz Snapdragon processor along with a beautiful  960 x 540 4.3” display and a 8MP camera camera in the back that is capable of taking 30fps 1080p video.

I was already fixated on Samsung’s upcoming monster, the successor to the Galaxy S. Cleverly named the Galaxy SII that should also be released either end of April or beginning of May with similar specs. Now I have to wait for some benchmarks or even play with the devices my self before purchasing. Darn.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: Hands-On

6 Apr 2011  11 Comments

SE Xperia Play

Yesterday, I got my hands on the new Xperia Play(thanks to my brother) and managed to play around with it for a little while. The build quality of the is great, it feels really solid and the sliding mechanism is great . The 4” screen looks wonderful and bright. Also the 1ghz processor was ran smoothly and handled the games and SonyEricsson’s custom UI without a hitch.

The device came loaded with 5 games The Sims 3, Star Battalion Tetris, FIFA 2010, Crash Bandicoot and Bruce Lee Dragon Warriors.

The ability to use buttons is a godsend to  every gamer.I just hope that Sony plays this right by releasing more games and getting more publishers.

Xperia Play 1

Xperia Play Fifa 10

Xperia Play Fifa Controls

Xperia Play Crash Bandicoot

Xperia Play Home Screen

Now I’m really thinking of getting me an Xperia Play instead of waiting for Samsung’s Galaxy S II.

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