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Inbrics to reveal M1 Android-based MID at MWC

Inbrics to reveal M1 Android-based MID at MWC

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Inbrics has announced it is to launch the Android-based MID M1 at next week's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. The "smartphone-like device" offers a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Specs include Wi-Fi, GPS,... >>

Sony still losing money on the PS3

Sony still losing money on the PS3

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Some clever chaps at the Wall Street Journal have grabbed their calculators and worked out that Sony is still losing money on the PlayStation 3, the first version of which was launched back in 2006. Despite some recent sales success for the high-end console,... >>

Google to offer "Babel Fish" abilities with future Android phones

Google to offer "Babel Fish" abilities with future Android phones

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Language translation abilities could be a selling point for future versions of the Android mobile phone operating system, as it's reported Google is working on a "Babel Fish" phone. Obviously the development would be a software, rather than hardware one,... >>

70% of Brits have heard of the iPad

70% of Brits have heard of the iPad

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A large proportion of Brits are aware of the Apple iPad, but aren't entirely certain about the device's feature set, new YouGov research has revealed. An online survey has revealed that 70% of British adults shown an image and provided with a brief description... >>

Denon Cara Blu-ray beast launches

Denon Cara Blu-ray beast launches

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Denon has announced the launch of a new Blu-ray beast, informally dropping the S-5BD model number for a more manageable name - the Cara. The name might be the only manageable thing about the device - its 7.8 kilogram heft certainly isn't and it comes... >>

Thousands sign up to anti-iPad petition

Thousands sign up to anti-iPad petition

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At least 5000 consumers have added their digital signatures to an anti-iPad campaign that's currently petitioning Apple CEO Steve Jobs to remove digital rights management, or DRM, from the device's content. DefectiveByDesign.org, a campaign of the Free... >>

iTablet launches from UK company

iTablet launches from UK company

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In its own words "hot on the heels of Apple's latest product launch", UK company X2 Computing has launched the "iTablet" range of Windows- or Linux-based tablet PCs. Due to start shipping in April 2010, in wording reminiscent of Apple's marketing speak,... >>

3 to let you tweet for free until the end of March

3 to let you tweet for free until the end of March

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Mobile phone operator 3 is offering free access to Twitter for all its customers through to the end of March. "Whether you're using Twitter's mobile site, or taking advantage of a special integrated mobile app on phones like the INQ Mini 3G, INQ Chat... >>

Symbian goes open source ahead of schedule

Symbian goes open source ahead of schedule

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The Symbian Foundation has announced it has completed the open source release of the source code for the widely-used smartphone platform. This means the 10-year-old Symbian platform, which has been the OS for over 300 million devices around the world,... >>

Sony to be "active player" with iPad rival

Sony to be "active player" with iPad rival

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Despite having shown no interest in the tablet PC market in the past, the launch of Apple's iPad has seemingly inspired the Japanese consumers electronics giant to take a long hard look at its options.  At a Tokyo press conference Sony's chief financial... >>

Spycatcher offers channel changing watch

Spycatcher offers channel changing watch

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Although we're not convinced by the statement that "this really does make a terrific gift for both men and boys alike" we like this watch available now from Spycatcheronline. With retro looks, this digital wrist device not only tells the time but can... >>

Analyst says hybrid BlackBerry due in third quarter

Analyst says hybrid BlackBerry due in third quarter

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It's been a little quiet on the BlackBerry rumour front of late, but a Canadian analyst is about to change all that with renewed talk of the previously rumoured hybrid BlackBerry from RIM, according to a Reuters report. While a previous report of the... >>

O2 says it has sold 2 million iPhones

O2 says it has sold 2 million iPhones

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O2 has revealed some interesting sales stats about the Apple iPhone, which it was the first operator in the UK to offer. The Telefonica-owned company has revealed it has now sold 2 million iPhones in the UK. As the one million milestone mark was reached... >>

Amazon to fight iPad with a "super Kindle"

Amazon to fight iPad with a "super Kindle"

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Amazon is not going to take the Apple iPad challenge lying down, suggests the New York Times, as it's reported the etailing giant is prepping a "super Kindle" to compete. The crux of this suggestion is the rumour that Amazon has snapped up Touchco, a... >>

Twitter intros "hovercards" functionality

Twitter intros "hovercards" functionality

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Twitter, seeming to notice that some people do use the main site ("because many of you use twitter.com to read and write tweets") has added some functions to the site that those using Twitter clients may have already been enjoying for some time with the... >>

YouTube's movie rental experiment earns it $10,000

YouTube's movie rental experiment earns it $10,000

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YouTube's recent foray into movie rentals was not a major money-spinner for the world's biggest video site as results of the experiment have been revealed. The Google-owned company has said the five films, which were available for a period of 10 days,... >>

Virgin Media to offer Eurosport HD

Virgin Media to offer Eurosport HD

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Virgin Media has announced that Eurosport HD will be available to its 3.7 million TV customers. Free to those on Virgin's "XL" TV package, Eurosport HD brings Virgin Media's HD channels to eight. The addition of Eurosport HD signals the "first of several... >>

Poor sales to force Sony to relaunch PSP Go

Poor sales to force Sony to relaunch PSP Go

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Sony is looking to take drastic action after its latest and greatest model in its PlayStation Portable range has not sold well, reports suggest. The Sony PSP Go, which is smaller than the PSP and relies on digital downloads, has not been a hit with consumers... >>

Opera partners with Ford for in-vehicle browsing

Opera partners with Ford for in-vehicle browsing

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Opera is looking at getting its browser onto in-vehicle computer systems with a partnership with Ford to bring in-dash web browsing to Ford trucks and vans to cater to a "growing need for remote access to the office while on-the-road". Ford's solution... >>

Ricoh CX3 announced

Ricoh CX3 announced

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Ricoh has announced a new compact - the CX3 - a new digi-cam that boasts a back-illuminated 10-megapixel CMOS sensor that is said -along with a noise reduction algorithm - to significantly increase shooting performance in low-light scenes. With a 10.7x... >>

New Ovi Maps hits 1.4 million downloads

New Ovi Maps hits 1.4 million downloads

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Following the release of a new version of its Ovi Maps, making the mapping and navigation software and service free on certain phones, Nokia has announced it has hit a milestone. Nokia says over 1.4 million have downloaded the application across the world... >>

Nikon launches touchscreen S4000, 26x zoom P100

Nikon launches touchscreen S4000, 26x zoom P100

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As well as the S8000 and the S3000, Nikon has announced the introduction of new models into its Coolpix compact range with the S4000, P100, L110, L21 and L22 claiming "something for everyone". The P100 "bridge camera" boasts a wide angle 26x zoom NIKKOR... >>

Olympus PEN E-PL1 revealed early

Olympus PEN E-PL1 revealed early

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Olympus' new micro four thirds PEN has been outed in the States ahead of its official launch that was complete with obligatory teaser campaign. As we predicted, the new model enters the PEN range at the consumer end with a $600 price tag and some user-friendly... >>

Arsenal TV Matchday launches for PSP owners at the Emirates Stadium

Arsenal TV Matchday launches for PSP owners at the Emirates Stadium

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Sony has finally announced the launch of Arsenal TV Matchday + for the PSP platform, first reported on by Pocket-lint in 2007 and then talked up again back in January 2009. The new service will be available for download via Arsenal.com in the coming... >>

iPad 2 rumours hit the net

iPad 2 rumours hit the net

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A summary of recent internet suppositions and rumour stories suggests that Apple will offer a more Mac-like iPad 2 and that the first-gen iPad - yet to launch - may well do so with a camera option. Taking the imaging element, Mission:Repair reports, on... >>