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BlackBerry Bold 9700/9780 Screen Protector, MediaDevil Magicscreen Matte Clear (Anti-Glare) Edition - (2 x Protectors)
BlackBerry Bold 9700/9780 Screen Protector, MediaDevil Magicscreen Matte Clear (Anti-Glare) Edition - (2 x Protectors)
Offered by MediaDevil
Price: £11.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Screen Protector, 8 Jun. 2011
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This matt-effect anti-glare screen protector from Phone Devil is excellent. It is easy to apply without air bubbles and stays there. Great service from Phone Devil too. Highly recommended.


No Full Stops in India
No Full Stops in India
by Mark Tully
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Outdated, 2 Sept. 2010
This review is from: No Full Stops in India (Paperback)
If I had read this book around the time it was published (the early nineties), I may have agreed with certain opinions expressed in this book but overall would have felt that this was not significantly different from others' efforts at capturing a snapshot of India's usual suspects of problems and stereotyped 'contrasts and contradictions'. Quite unsettling is Mr. Tully's view that India should maintain some links to its caste system and blind religious belief and superstition as the proverbial "opium for the masses" who have no other hope.

Time and hindsight have rendered his essays quite outdated and obsolete. This book was written just before the liberalisation of the Indian economy. Although progress has been sporadic, the few steps that India has taken forward have all been through the embrace of modern technology and globalisation. Yes, there will be critics of this approach just as Mr. Tully opposes favouring English; India still has huge infrastructure and human resource developmnet issues to be sorted out, but things have certainly changed for the better, away from the legendary "Hindu rate of growth".


BlackBerry Bold 9700 Sim Free Smartphone - Black
BlackBerry Bold 9700 Sim Free Smartphone - Black

5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic, 17 Aug. 2010
Am new to the smartphone hoo-haa. I don't really like touch-screen so went for the Blackberry Bold 9700 and have absolutely no regrets. Email is quick and reliable. The qwerty keyboard is user friendly and the same goes for the trackpad. The handset is very well-designed and has a classy feel, especially the keyboard.

It is not the best phone for webbrowsing or apps and if you like touch-screens, then you probably should go for "the one".

However, if battery life is a priority, then the Blackberry slaughters the iPhone.


OtterBox Commuter Series Two-Layer Protection Case Cover with Screen Protector for BlackBerry Bold 9700/9780 - Black
OtterBox Commuter Series Two-Layer Protection Case Cover with Screen Protector for BlackBerry Bold 9700/9780 - Black
Offered by Modern-Tech
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Near-Perfect, 17 Aug. 2010
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As others have testified, this is one solid and classy case that actually improves the form and functionality of the Bold 9700. It makes the phone feel secure in grip and the finish is top class. The only weak link is the screen protector which was hard to apply without bubbles and started peeling at the corners in a few days (has since been replaced by the excellent and durable anti-reflection protector by Folix; would definitely recommend) but that does not take anything away from an overall five-star product.


Amsterdam (AA Spiral Guides)
Amsterdam (AA Spiral Guides)
by Simon Calder
Edition: Spiral-bound

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent as always, 17 Aug. 2010
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As I mentioned in the Paris AA spiral Guide review, the best. You can't go wrong with Spiral Guide.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Not upto expectations, 17 Aug. 2010
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This is good as acombined charger cum FM transmitter. As for sound quality, distortion is not much of an issue but it is not really a patch on a car stereo. Getting a free frequency is not easy either but that is no fault of the device. Maybe my expectations were too high.


atFoliX Screen Protection Blackberry 9700 Bold - FX-Antireflex anti-reflective
atFoliX Screen Protection Blackberry 9700 Bold - FX-Antireflex anti-reflective
Price: £13.33

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product, 17 Aug. 2010
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This is the best screen protectpr. Quality item. The matt finish ensures great visbility. It does not collect finger prints or smudges and is easy to clean. Plus it is much easier to fix to the screen without bubbles. And great service from Folix. Highly recoomended.


The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity
The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity
by Amartya Sen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A readable mish-mash, 24 Dec. 2009
This book, being a collection of essays from speeches Mr. Sen gave, is really linked by the titular theme. To compensate for that, he reminds us on nearly every page that Indians loved to talk, discuss, argue, debate, shout and then debate some more. Then there is the nod/homage to his fellow Bengali intellectuals Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray....looks out of place and forced upon. If you take these away, you can see the book as a series of articles about Indian history, culture and philosophy....does show his breadth of knowledge and the fairness of his mind.


Outliers: The Story of Success
Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stating the Obvious, 24 Dec. 2009
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Had high expectations about this book given its reviews and mention of how it would change one's life and make you feel clever. Unfortunately, none of that happened. "Outliers" should probable be best seen as a collection of anecdotes and observations...some interesting, some bland, many unrelated.

The stated theme of finding out the 'cause of success' doesnt really get fleshed out. What is essentially being paraded is the idea that success is multi-factorial, depends not just on genius/talent but on luck, timing, circumstance, perseverence.Totally radical! This is repeated often and in sometimes monotonous detail.

The bits about the Ice-Hockey Team and Air Safety are the most interesting ones. But again there is no unifying link. The former looks at a sort of self-fulfilling prophecy in sport selection while the latter is simply assessing performance issues among professionals that would find a better place in a book about management or communications. All in all, a bit disjointed.


Sony Ericsson W880i Sim Free Mobile Phone
Sony Ericsson W880i Sim Free Mobile Phone

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unreliable and fiddly, 13 April 2008
Does have a sleek and compact look but difficult to handle because of the fiddly buttons. More importantly, it switches itself off randomly (happened about 8 times in 2weeks). To cap it all, it changed its own settings and lost a few wallpapers just for fun. Cant comment much on the music player and camera as I'm not a big user. In short, avoid.


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