Archive for Amy-Mae Elliott

  • VIDEO: Symbian^3 revealed

    VIDEO: Symbian^3 revealed

    By 15 February 2010

    The Symbian Foundation has unveiled the first release of "Symbian^3" due to be "code complete" by the end of next month. The video above from Nokia gives an overview of the updated platform, with more advanced usability, faster networking and graphics...

  • Microsoft unveils next-gen Windows Phone 7 Series

    Microsoft unveils next-gen Windows Phone 7 Series

    By 15 February 2010

    Microsoft has revealed the "Windows Phone 7 Series" at Mobile World Congress, the next-gen version of its Windows Mobile platform. CEO Steve Ballmer announced the launch during a press conference which will bring together both Xbox LIVE games and the...

  • Motorola QUENCH with MOTOBLUR announced

    Motorola QUENCH with MOTOBLUR announced

    By 15 February 2010

    Motorola has announced a new Android phone at Mobile World Congress - its eighth such device for the Google mobile platform. The "QUENCH with MOTOBLUR" as Motorola calls the new phone will launch in the States as the CLIQ XT where it will be a T-Mobile...

  • Pentax K-x launches in eight colours

    Pentax K-x launches in eight colours

    By 15 February 2010

    The Pentax K-x, already available in black, pearl white, red and navy blue, is due to be released in eight new colours. From next month shutterbugs will be able to choose from beige, chocolate, metal fuchsia, pink, metal turquoise, metal dark grey, olive...

  • Sagem launches NFC-equipped Cosyphone

    Sagem launches NFC-equipped Cosyphone

    By 15 February 2010

    Sagem has announced the launch of the "Cosyphone", described as a "connected lifestyle device" (otherwise known as a "mobile phone") aimed at the over 50s market. Said to be tailored to the "specific lifestyle needs of an older generation of mobile phone...

  • Vodafone 360 hits Android platform with new app

    Vodafone 360 hits Android platform with new app

    By 15 February 2010

    Revealing it has sold nearly 300,000 Vodafone 360 Samsung H1 and M1 phones, Vodafone has announced the availability of a "Vodafone People" app for Android phones.   Due to be available soon from Google Marketplace, it will see Android users getting in...

  • Vodafone announces sub-$15 mobile for emerging markets

    Vodafone announces sub-$15 mobile for emerging markets

    By 15 February 2010

    Vodafone has announced its most affordable ultra low cost handsets to date, said to be "intended to give millions of people in emerging markets the opportunity to share in the benefits of mobile technology for the first time". Launching in India, Turkey...

  • HP announces Compaq AirLife 100 Android-based touch smartbook

    HP announces Compaq AirLife 100 Android-based touch smartbook

    By 12 February 2010

    HP has announced the launch of the Compaq AirLife 100, a new Android-based smartbook, for want of a better word, that's due to launch via Telefonica (so O2 in the UK) this spring. Looking very much like a proof of concept we saw at CES, with Qualcomm's...

  • VIDEO: Tiger Beer's augmented reality iPhone app for Chinese New Year

    VIDEO: Tiger Beer's augmented reality iPhone app for Chinese New Year

    By 12 February 2010

    With Chinese New Year due to kick off on Sunday 14 February, Tiger Beer is offering a free app to help revelers celebrate. At the start of the Chinese Year of the Tiger, the app points users to the best events, restaurants and bars in eight UK cities...

  • Vodafone angles SIM-only plans to iPhone users

    Vodafone angles SIM-only plans to iPhone users

    By 12 February 2010

    Vodafone has introduced new SIM-only price plans that is says are "great for iPhone customers". Available from £25 a month they offer Vodafone's "unlimited" texts (subject to a fair usage policy), 1GB data and BT Openzone Wi-Fi access. "That means people...

  • sWaP Active mobile phone watch launches in the UK

    sWaP Active mobile phone watch launches in the UK

    By 12 February 2010

    A new mobile phone watch has been announced for the UK that undercuts LG's GD910 (available on Orange) by around £200. The sWaP Active is described as a "stylish, sporty, ultra lightweight, touchscreen watch phone" offered SIM-free for use with all the...

  • Touchscreen Nokia 5230 available from 3

    Touchscreen Nokia 5230 available from 3

    By 12 February 2010

    3 has announced that it is to offer Nokia's chunky new touchscreen phone, the 5230, both on contract and as a pay as you go option. Despite the phone being available in a veritable rainbow of colours, 3 is offering the choice of just black or white. The...

  • BIC lighter iPhone app joins innumerous others on App Store

    BIC lighter iPhone app joins innumerous others on App Store

    By 12 February 2010

    Lighter brand BIC is a little late to the concert with its new iPhone app that joins a whole host of such offerings in the App Store, both branded and not. "A new application from BIC means gig lovers can still show their devotion to a band thanks to...

  • MoGo Talk for iPhone priced and dated for UK release

    MoGo Talk for iPhone priced and dated for UK release

    By 12 February 2010

    It's been confirmed the MoGo Talk for iPhone - which we've brought you news and pics of previously - will go on sale across Europe from Apple, available for UK consumers to buy. Said to be the world's only ultra-thin Bluetooth headset that docks with...

  • Batcam incoming as Batman licencing deal done

    Batcam incoming as Batman licencing deal done

    By 12 February 2010

    Kapow! Bat-fans will soon be able to get their gloved hands on some new Batman-themed accessories thanks to a deal Warner Bros has done with Sakar, the company behind Hello Kitty and SpongeBob SquarePants merchandise, among many others. According to a...

  • Google acquires social search co Aardvark

    Google acquires social search co Aardvark

    By 12 February 2010

    There's been no official announcement from Google yet, but it's been confirmed by the other party involved that Google has bought out social networking start up Aardvark. Aardvark was founded in 2007 by two ex-Googlers and offers a different way to search...

  • Microsoft announces Office for Mac 2011 for "later this year"

    Microsoft announces Office for Mac 2011 for "later this year"

    By 11 February 2010

    Microsoft has chosen Macworld as the venue to announce that Office for Mac 2011 is due to be available later this year. "You, the Mac community, have a voice", says Microsoft, somewhat dramatically, in a press release. "And at the Microsoft Macintosh...

  • iPod gets The Beatles music...

    iPod gets The Beatles music...

    By 11 February 2010

    If you've been dying to hear some Fab Four tunes emanating from your Apple iPod touch or iPhone then there's a workaround for you that's just been launched. While the world waits for The Beatles back catalogue to go officially digital, a Beatles-themed...

  • VIDEO: Google Buzz parody ad brings the satire

    VIDEO: Google Buzz parody ad brings the satire

    By 11 February 2010

    "I bet you think everyone wants to follow you on Google Buzz. Well, you're wrong. It's just you, your mom and her dog that wears a tie"... If you laugh at this great parody video from VacantManifesto ripping it out of Google's new Buzz social sharing...

  • Pet Acoustics offers speaker specially for dogs, cats and horses

    Pet Acoustics offers speaker specially for dogs, cats and horses

    By 11 February 2010

    As it's not 1 April, we're forced to believe a press release just landed in the Pocket-lint in-tray that announces the launch of the world's first sound system for your pets. Apparently all these years you've been subjecting Tiddles, Rover or Dobbin to...

  • Nokia Booklet 3G on sale now

    Nokia Booklet 3G on sale now

    By 11 February 2010

    Nokia's netbook experiment, the Booklet 3G, is now available to consumers in the UK from Nokia's online shop. The pricey ultra-portable offers a 10.1-inch high def glass display, Windows 7 Starter and the claim of up to 12 hours battery life in a tidy,...

  • Belkin offers improved laptop cooling pad

    Belkin offers improved laptop cooling pad

    By 11 February 2010

    Belkin has announced the launch of a new, redesigned laptop cooling pad - apparently a category of product that's grown by over 20% in the last year. Hot thighs will be a thing of the past with the new patent-pending "AirFlow Wing", the pad's repositioned...

  • Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 and M10 announced

    Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 and M10 announced

    By 11 February 2010

    Garmin-Asus has followed up the M20 and G60 with the launch of the Android-based A50 and the Windows Mobile M10, both new smartphones with tons of location gubbins. Only brief specs have been revealed now - with more promised at Mobile World Congress...

  • Gates chimes in with iPad comment

    Gates chimes in with iPad comment

    By 11 February 2010

    Although analysts are projecting strong sales figures, the Apple iPad has drawn some strong criticism since its unveiling in late January with plenty of pundits weighing in on why Apple's got it wrong with its tablet offering. Ex-Microsoft boss Bill Gates...

  • Discovery HD headed to Virgin Media

    Discovery HD headed to Virgin Media

    By 11 February 2010

    Following the news that Eurosport HD is headed to the cable TV provider, Virgin Media has announced its customers will be able to watch Discovery HD "soon". Due to launch in the spring, Discovery HD on Virgin TV will broadcast all day, every day and offer...