The laughing fox

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BlackBerry Torch 9860 Sim Free Smartphone by BlackBerry
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
One star for a great phone? Harsh, but I think it is a disgrace that Blackberry can lie so blatantly on their published phone specifications about their battery life.
.....They quote 15 days standby time: it's about 15 HOURS
.....They quote 6.5hrs talktime: you might get an hour.
.....Normal use, with screen permanently dimmed, wifi and blutooth switched off, GPS switched off, all apps closed, 50 min talk time, is half a day (longer if you don't actually use it).

Others who are familiar with smartphones probably won't be surprised. I haven't had a smartphone before, I trusted the specifications. I was conned. How can they get away with lying on their spec sheets… Read more
Warlord by James Steel
Warlord by James Steel
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
All the reviewers of all his books agree Steel writes great page-turners. This is another quick, easy and exciting read, so the comments all invariably fall on how satisfying people found the back story and characterisation.

There's a lot of politics in there, and I would personally have loved more depth and subtlety and cleverness to the political story, but this is a speed-thriller not The West Wing, so can't really complain, nevertheless a bit more Robert Baer geopolitical realism next time would be welcomed by this reviewer.

It was shocking to reach the factual epilogue and find that what seemed like outrageous fantasy in the main novel was actually essentially… Read more
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beware the clippings limit!!, 28 Nov 2010
This is a great product. No doubt about it.
I recommend waiting for the 9.7" Kindle DX or buying it in America if you read a lot of pdfs. They are a pain in the *** on a 6" screen, but on the 9.7" screen you can read any pdf without changes or zooming comfortably.

My one miserable gripe is the limit on clippings. If you hit something like 40 clippings for a book, it locks you up, you can't delete any and get more, you can't clip anything any more from that book. Nowhere does it warn you, nowhere does Amazon tell you about this unpleasant and bitter little addition to the software. Sure they want to stop people copying the whole book, but 40 short lines!!! come on! And you… Read more