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Gavin’s Gadgets 2014 Annual Report

This morning I had an email from WordPress which provided a link to Gavin’s Gadgets 2014 Annual Report.  Below are a few facts from that report.

– The busiest day of the year was 24th September. No surprises here. Lots of new tech and new iPhones.

– Day of the week in which more posts appear than any other day is a Thursday. No idea why Thursday is a more popular day. Do you?

– Most popular post for comments is “Alert – Free 50gb Dropbox Bonus – You’ll be lucky”. Just shows people feel cheated by the small print of the Samsung 50gb Dropbox offer.

– In 2014, Gavin’s Gadgets was viewed by 197 countries. That’s quite amazing really. Top 10 countries are UK, USA, India, Australia, Canada, Germany, Sinapore,  France, Malaysia and Sweden.

– Top 5 commenters were Jah, Mike Patterson, Richard Kelsey, Graham and Jon Love. Many thanks guys. And thanks to everyone else too who took the time to comment. My thanks goes to all the other commenters who voiced their opinions on twitter and Google Plus.

– Viewing stats are off the wall. I started the blog mid December 2012 and achieved a meagre 1,131 views by the end of the year. 2013 exploded exponentially and I honestly didn’t think it would get any better. Current stats for 2014 are just under 7 figures. And that is thanks to you all.

– Viewing stats continued. WordPress noted my posts have staying power. People are still reading posts from 2012 and more so from 2013. The reviews I’ve written covering mobile tech, wearables, Headphones and much much more are the key posts that keep getting read. And if you have missed any of my reviews just use the menu to find them all.

We are soon to reach 2015. 2015 will see more reviews, news and more podcast “recordings of Gav & Dave’s Tech Podcast”. Gavin’s Gadgets is now http://www.gavinsgadgets.com and I hope you will follow my journey throughout next year and beyond.

Enjoy the remainder of 2014!

All the best.

Gavin ☺

27 Smartphones Reviewed – Latest Samsung, Apple, HTC, Sony, Motorola, Nokia and more

Below are all my reviews covering 27 Smartphones.

Tablets

Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 – 9 Part Review

Apple Phones

Apple iPhone 6 Plus – 24 Part Review

BlackBerry Phones

BlackBerry Passport 10 Part Mammoth review

Android Phones

Samsung Note Edge – 14 Part Review

Samsung Note 4 – 17 Part Review

LG G3 review – 31 Part Review

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – 26 Part Review

Samsung Galaxy S5 – 17 Part Review

HTC One M8 – 11 Part review

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

Samsung Note 3 review

LG G Flex

Sony Z Ultra views and Camera Samples

Motorola Moto X review

Motorola Moto G review

Sony Xperia Z1 Review

Huawei Ascend P6 Review

HTC One

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Review

Sony Xperia Z Tablet

Samsung Note 2 review

Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 1520 review

Nokia Lumia 820 review

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

Nokia Lumia 925 review

Nokia Lumia 620

Other

ZTE Open Review – Firefox OS

It’s live – Gav & Dave’s Tech Podcast – Xmas Special 2014 – Please RT

As you know, I co-host a monthly podcast with David from UKMobileTech called Gav & Dave’s Tech Podcast. It is a light hearted tech podcast broadcast.

To subscribe click here for iTunes or copy and paste this link into your favourite podcast app.

Episode 29, Xmas Special 2014 is now live for your listening pleasure. Today we rate our top 3 phones in several categories.

If you have enjoyed the podcast, please leave a 5 star review in iTunes. It helps others find our podcast. Go now and leave a review !

If you have any comments, questions or feedback, please drop a line at feedback@gdtpodcast.com .

BlackBerry Passport – it’s arrived

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My BlackBerry Passport has arrived. I’m not going to write too much until the weekend as I need to get to grips with the operating system and hardware.

I wanted to get one as people are quick to dismiss it or comment negatively and yet haven’t even used or seen one. So to be fair to myself, I am going to be as objective as I can with the new phone.

It really is intriguing. Any questions please let me know and I will try to answer them.

My history with blackberry spans over the last 6 years. My employer provide a Blackberry Curve which is a real workhorse. But it is locked down and limited in functionality. So I am keen to see what it possible with the Passport and the unique 4.5 inch square screen.

Gav & Dave’s Tech Podcast – Episode 24 is now live – Please RT

As you know, I co-host a weekly podcast with David from UKMobileTech called Gav & Dave’s Tech Podcast. It is a light hearted tech podcast broadcast bi-weekly. To subscribe click here for iTunes or copy and paste this link into your favourite podcast app.

Episode 24 is now live for your listening pleasure.

BlackBerry Passport – the killer device

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The BlackBerry Passport has a full HD 4.5-inch square screen, which is said to offer a similar viewing space to a 5-inch phone, but ‘an even better viewing experience’ because of the screen’s width.

It has 1440×1440 pixel resolution display with a pixel density of 453PPI.

Other specifications include a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage plus expandable storage via microSD card up to 128gn.

There is also a 13MP rear camera with OIS and a 2MP front camera.

The touchscreen is accompanied by a physical keyboard, and the Passport runs BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.

This software features BlackBerry Blend, which lets users BlackBerry content to other devices including PCs and Android phones, as well as the Amazon Appstore.

This means that Android apps from the Amazon store can be installed on the BlackBerry device. 

Prices in the various regions are £529 in the UK, $599 in the US, €649 in France and Germany, and $699 in Canada, when bought from ShopBlackBerry.com.

So who is rushing out to buy one. It doesn’t offer more than one day battery life unlike my work BlackBerry Curve that can last 3-4 days. At least if it did have better battery life that would be a plus point.

So how do you feel about this phone ?

BlackBerry announces the new Porsche Design P’9983

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The new Porsche Design P’9983. At its core, we’re looking at a device running BlackBerry 10.3 along with a few Porsche-produced bits like a custom wallpaper and watch face. Combine those looks with a “glass-like” physical QWERTY keyboard, a 3.1-inch touchscreen and 64GB of internal storage plus a price tag of around $2,000!!

Clearly there is still a market for such an expensive keyboard device!

Source -engadget.com

Gav & Dave’s Tech Podcast – podcast update

The next episode of Gav & Dave’s Tech podcast is due out this Sunday.

However, due to the Apple Keynote speech a few days later on the Tuesday, Dave and I have decided to postpone the podcast for a week.

This means we will have all the latest gossip on all the new hotness that has been announced in the last few weeks. And there is a lot of new stuff to cover.