The Blitz - UPC’s Ronan Gallagher

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Ronan Gallagher, Strategy & Planning manager at UPC Ireland, was the first subject of The Blitz. This new series on Villa81 sees interviewees receiving a grilling and they have just 5 minutes to answer all the questions put to them.
A full explanation of the format can be found here but suffice to say there was [...]

Review: Palm Pre

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The Palm Pre promises plenty but does the smart-phone live up to expectations? I tested out the device to see well it fared.

Verdict: 4 out of 10. The potential is there but is left unfulfilled.
The Palm Pre is available on O2 from €419 for pre-pay customers. Some bill-pay customers can get the phone for free [...]

Review: INQ Mini 3G

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

The second phone in INQ family has hit the streets and I brought it around the country to see how the device fared.

Verdict: 6 out of 10. It’s good but by no means great.
The INQ Mini 3G is available on the 3 network from €99 for pre-pay customers and free for bill-pay users.

Feature: A thorough look at Windows 7

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Rather than just judge Windows 7 straight out of the box, I opted to actually use the operating system before deciding what I thought of it. Over the course of a month from the launch date onwards, Microsoft’s replacement for Vista was given a thorough examination.