Archive for Ben Crompton

Pentax Bonnie Pink K-r isn't a sight for sore eyes

Pentax Bonnie Pink K-r isn't a sight for sore eyes

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Pentax, not one to shy away from whacky design mods on its cameras, has recently released a pimped version of its Pentax K-r; called the K-r Bonnie Pink Model. Named after the Japanese pop star, Bonnie Pink, who created the crazy colour scheme, the camera... >>

Sony Ericsson 4G tablet prototype gives us a tasteful glimpse

Sony Ericsson 4G tablet prototype gives us a tasteful glimpse

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Some photos of what could possibly be a Sony Ericsson Android 4G prototype tablet have just emerged, from mobile website NieuweMobiel. This prototype strengthens previous rumours of Sony Ericsson working on an Android 4G tablet, and was spotted at the... >>

White Xperia Play comes exclusively to O2

White Xperia Play comes exclusively to O2

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O2 is just one of many mobile phone carriers which are providing the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, but to our knowledge it's the only one that's come out so far with a white version of the gaming handset. The white Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is an exclusive... >>

Rickshaw rides into the future with electric makeover

Rickshaw rides into the future with electric makeover

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An electric Rickshaw is due to hit the streets of Japan, which looks to move with the times whilst retaining a variety of traditional elements. The eco-friendly, electric-powered rickshaw has been manufactured by the Yodogawa group in Japan and uses a ... >>

Micromega Airstream optimises Apple AirPlay

Micromega Airstream optimises Apple AirPlay

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Launched over a year ago, the AirStream WM-10 from Micromega, looks like it could have an all new appeal to the iPad and iPhone crowd as it apparently works rather well at streaming music from the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch - facilitated by the launch... >>

Rubik's Cube with a brainy twist

Rubik's Cube with a brainy twist

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There are some things in this life that we all have to come to terms with, and one of Pocket-lint's is that we'll never - ever - complete a Rubik's Cube. On the rare occasions that we've tried it usually ends up with tears, bruising and a variety of small,... >>

Speedball 2 Evolution: iOS launch date confirmed

Speedball 2 Evolution: iOS launch date confirmed

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The much anticipated iOS update to the ultra-cool, ultra-playable classic Amiga game, Speedball 2, has been dated for the 24 February - bringing Speedball 2: Evolution to iPad owners everywhere. The original Bitmap brothers' Speedball 2 found massive... >>

LG Optimus 3D priced and available for preorder

LG Optimus 3D priced and available for preorder

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The LG Optimus 3D smartphone has now been priced and is showing as available for preorder at Expansys.co.uk. We've already taken a look at the world's first glasses free 3D mobile and found the the 3D element (in out First Look at least) worked well.... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Gun Bros review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Gun Bros review (iPhone)

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As the sun goes down over another tech-filled 24 hours here at Pocket-lint it's comforting to remember that no matter what news comes out of the depths, App of the Day remains a constant; bringing you all that's best. And this particular app, of the gaming... >>

Toshiba Tecra and Satellite Pro business laptops launch with increased security

Toshiba Tecra and Satellite Pro business laptops launch with increased security

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Toshiba has announced a brand new R-Series collection of lightweight business laptops, including three new models – the Tecra R850, Tecra R840 and the Satellite Pro R850. The new Toshiba R-Series offers business users a choice of laptops designed to... >>

Toshiba Satellite R830 and R850 laptop duo bring power and portablilty

Toshiba Satellite R830 and R850 laptop duo bring power and portablilty

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Toshiba is having a laptop field day at the moment, as not only has it announced the launch of a super-slim portable business machine in the form of the Portege R830, but it has two more ultra portable laptops in its Satellite range - the Satellite R830... >>

Toshiba lets fly skinny Portégé R830 laptop

Toshiba lets fly skinny Portégé R830 laptop

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Toshiba has just announced its all new Portégé R830 laptop, something it's calling its most advanced ultraportable laptop to date. A combination of features means that the Toshiba Portégé R830 should make for a very decent business machine as a full... >>

Alcatel One Touch mobile lineup to make Android easy

Alcatel One Touch mobile lineup to make Android easy

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Alcatel One Touch has just announced a series of mobile phones at Mobile World Congress, with the aim of making Android accessible and easy to use. The lineup consists of five different ranges, which wouldn't perhaps be called an Android skin in their... >>

Google Doodle marks birth of Earnest Shackleton

Google Doodle marks birth of Earnest Shackleton

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A Google Doodle has been produced that marks the birth of British explorer Sir Earnest Shackleton, picturing him in the icy wastes of Antarctica. Dispensing with the usual style of forming the picture out of the letters of the Google logo, the "L" is... >>

iPhone nano to be cloud-only device with no memory?

iPhone nano to be cloud-only device with no memory?

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It seems that Apple iPhone nano leaks are springing forth all over the place, as new info from the Cult of Mac suggest that the rumoured iPhone nano will be going cloud-only - losing it's built-in memory in the process. We brought you news recently of... >>

iPhone mini looking more likely by the minute

iPhone mini looking more likely by the minute

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The iPhone nano is looking more and more likely, as a report has just been posted by the WSJ suggesting that a less-expensive iPhone will launch in an attempt to increase sales of smartphones, due to growing competition. According to "people familiar... >>

Fujtsu gives MeeGo its netbook premiere

Fujtsu gives MeeGo its netbook premiere

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The first ever MeeGo OS-based netbook has been launched by Fujitsu, coming during what has been a pretty unsettled week for the MeeGo operating system, due to Nokia putting its eggs in with the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 basket. The Fujitsu LifeBook MH330... >>

BlackBerry Travel added to App World test center

BlackBerry Travel added to App World test center

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BlackBerry Travel Beta has just been announced on the BlackBerry blog, adding to its BlackBerry smartphone “Super Apps" lineup. So what's so super about it? Well anyone sporting a BlackBerry smartphone can now plan, book and manage their travel plans... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Pawn Store Tycoon review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Pawn Store Tycoon review (iPhone)

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Pocket-lint has always enjoyed a game in which we get to play some kind of Tycoon, ever since the now classic Pizza Tycoon game came to the Amiga we've enjoyed all the virtual wheeling and dealing that the genre has to offer. So when we saw the opportunity... >>

Onkyo TX-NR609 leads the receiver pack in new 2011 lineup

Onkyo TX-NR609 leads the receiver pack in new 2011 lineup

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Onkyo has just announced a set of four fully featured, yet affordable home cinema receivers that should be just the job for anyone who wants to build their perfect home cinema setup. If you don't fancy doing it yourself, you can always take a look at... >>

Onkyo unleashes affordable home cinema system duo

Onkyo unleashes affordable home cinema system duo

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Onkyo is renowned for producing some top drawer audio home cinema equipment, and so Pocket-lint is especially pleased that the company has just unleashed two new home cinema systems. The Onkyo HT-S3305 was short listed as best audio product in the 2010... >>

Firefox 4 Beta 11 ready for download with anti-tracking tech

Firefox 4 Beta 11 ready for download with anti-tracking tech

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In the increasingly competitive world of browsers, where major companies fight it out for a place on your PC, every detail is becoming a battle ground. And with Mozilla's latest announcement of Firefox 4 beta 11 being ready for download, it's also revealed... >>

HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7 notebooks redesigned with high-end features

HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7 notebooks redesigned with high-end features

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HP has announced that it will be bringing a range of new Pavilion notebook PCs to the market which feature some pretty smart tech at what should be a half decent price. There's also an all-in-one PC that's been launched; a touchscreen desktop PC that... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Honk review (iPhone)

APP OF THE DAY: Honk review (iPhone)

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Out of all the damned nuisances that life throws at us, parking tickets must be one of the worst. For us Brits anyway; we can take curt sales staff, the bad weather, the high cost of living - but give us a parking ticket and the red mist will descend.... >>

HTC Desire 2 and Pyramid listed by Vodafone Germany

HTC Desire 2 and Pyramid listed by Vodafone Germany

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The HTC Desire 2 has made an appearance, well it's been mentioned, in Vodafone Germany’s inventory system - leading to more speculation that it could be due an official announcement at Mobile World Congress 2011 (MWC). There have been various blurry... >>