Tech Week: Apple iPod Touch review and Nokia N8 release

Plus: Best free iPad apps and iOS 4.1 UK launch

Yet another busy week in tech has past us by, here are our highlight from the past seven days, enjoy.

News of the Week
Apple’s new and improved (Nano is a judgement call) range of iPods started shipping this week and we at T3 were keen to get the latest fruity PMPs in our mitts to give the once over. Being the thoughtful folks that we are, however, we didn’t want you our loyal readers to feel left out and so bring you full unboxing pictures of the fourth generation iPod Touch, full unboxing pictures of the sixth generation iPod Nano, and yup, you guessed it, full unboxing pictures of the fourth generation iPod Shuffle. Take a look and drool at the sheer beauty of these latest pocket music devices.

As always HTC is hot on the heels of Apple this week with a spate of new devices rearing their heads and rumours tantalising our eager and curious soles. Whilst we were pleased to see pictures of the handset, we were sad to learn that the HTC Desire white will lose its AMOLED screen for an LCD jobbie. Elsewhere on the HTC front the HTC Desire HD was spotted running the new Windows UI after rumours suggested it is one and the same as the T-Mobile G2 handset released in the US.

Away from the iPods, sort of, Apple this week launched the latest instalment of its mobile operating system as Apple iOS 4.1 launched for free download. Just hours after the launch, however, crafty hackers announced that jailbreaks for the latest iOS had already been achieved. Sorry Apple, maybe next time.

Nokia’s N8 handset, tipped as the company’s saviour has finally been given its UK release date and will be landing on UK shelves with a somewhat weighty pricetag and the all new Symbian 3 OS on… well, why not read the whole article to find out. More Nokia news saw the Finnish company unveil its U concept phone with 4-inch capacitive toucscreen, USB port and various other spec delights. Welcome back Nokia, well, almost.

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Features of the Week
Ok, so you’ve dropped a whole wedge of cash to get yourself a super sexy bit of kit in the Apple iPad but now find yourself a bit strapped for cash and unable to fill it with great content, well fear not, good ol’ uncle T3 is here with the best free iPad apps of 2010. Enjoy dear reader, enjoy.

If you find yourself hitting the shops this weekend looking for a new form of home entertainment to splash out on then be sure to give T3’s guide to the best Blu-ray systems a once over first. We’ve got six of the best critiqued for your buying needs.

Google’s doodles have created quite a stir this week when a number of seemingly random doodles appeared hinting towards announcements to come from its midweek event. Trawling the achieves we have compiled Google’s most memorable doodles. See which ones you remember.

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Reviews of the Week
Apple’s latest fleet of iPod devices dominated the T3 reviews this week. To get your fill of the new range of PMPs from the fruity tech firm click here for the full review of the fourth generation iPod Touch, here for the full review of the sixth generation iPod Nano, or here for the full review of the fourth generation iPod Shuffle.

Away from Apple, the temperamentally tempered T3 reviewers have been getting some time with Eton Soulra outdoor dock for the iPhone putting it rough its wilderness tackling paces. Read on to see what it did right and what it did wrong to get its average three star rating.

iPods weren’t the only things to appear at Apple’s ‘Special Event’ at its Cupertino headquarters last week. Ping, Apple’s music based social network was launched as so we have given it the once over in the Apple Ping review.

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