The Weekly Record: 3 get gobbling, Sony Ericsson launch a phone, and all that’s fit to write

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

After an unfortunately extended hiatus, the Weekly Record returns with some interesting business news and a tale of someone taking to YouTube to sell their house.
Mobile operator Three Ireland has launched new data tariff called ‘All you can eat’ for consumers to eliminate excess data charges for smartphone users. Smartphone customers on Three can add [...]

The Weekly Record: Ireland isn’t spamulicious, Tennis players team up with Sony Ericsson, and Gamestop roll out the giveaways

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

It’s been a busy week with some product launches, news about spam, and plans to make Tennis players better at social media all announced.
We begin with some number crunching this week as IT security firm Sophos has published the latest Dirty Dozen of spam relaying countries, covering the fourth quarter of 2010. The United States [...]

The Weekly Record: Iomega answer Bonnie Tyler’s call and Firefox overtakes IE

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

We’re finally back from an extended Christmas break with news about O2 giving away credit, Sony launching a new phone and a chance for me to reference Footloose.
Mobile operator O2 Ireland will give away over €10 million worth of free credit in the first six months of the year.New prepay customers joining the O2 network [...]

The Weekly Record: Meatloaf gets hacked, phones get launched, and the PwC issue no-one seems to be addressing

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Yes we’re back after frankly far too long an absence. It’s been 7 months but now rejuvenated and ready for battle we are back like a Bat out of Hell with a new weekly round-up of tech news, creatively called The Weekly Record.
Meatloaf’s Facebook page hacked
The man who would do anything for love, except that, [...]

Feature: Sony Ericsson X10 Demo

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Villa81 visited London’s Groucho Club to see four of Sony Ericsson’s new phones in action. We took a look at the X10, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro, and the Vivaz Pro.

All of these devices are due out in the first and second quarters of 2010.

Review: Sony Ericsson T707

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

The Sony Ericsson T707 was put under the microscope over the past few weeks. The device, which comes in three colours, is using its pulsating lights as a key selling point but would that be enough to survive Villa81’s scrutiny?

Verdict: 8 out of 10. It’s more than just a light show, it’s a very good [...]

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Review: Sony Ericsson C510

Monday, June 1st, 2009

After a lengthy delay without posting a review we’ve returned with our first ever review of a Sony Ericsson device. The phone maker’s C510 was given a thorough field test.

Verdict: 5/10. As average as it gets.
The Sony Ericsson C510 is available from all Irish operators. The pre-pay version costs €149. The post-pay option varies depending [...]

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