Archive for Ben Crompton

  • LG Optimus 3D priced and available for preorder

    LG Optimus 3D priced and available for preorder

    By 18 February 2011

    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)

    By 16 February 2011

    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...

  • Angry Birds birthday cake - a towering success

    Angry Birds birthday cake - a towering success

    By 16 February 2011

    They say you can't have too much of a good thing, and this certainly seems to be the case with Angry Birds cakes as another monumental effort has been created for a lucky boy's birthday - and subsequently our viewing pleasure. Taking the shape of a rather...

  • Android Honeycomb tablets to get Movie Studio

    Android Honeycomb tablets to get Movie Studio

    By 15 February 2011

    Google's Eric Schmidt has just demoed a rival to Apple's iMovie called Movie Studio at MWC 2011, which will be available on Honeycomb tablets. Unveiled at Google's MWC keynote, the app which we think was shown on the Xoom tablet, was built with a focus...

  • Toshiba Tecra and Satellite Pro business laptops launch with increased security

    Toshiba Tecra and Satellite Pro business laptops launch with increased security

    By 15 February 2011

    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

    By 15 February 2011

    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

    By 15 February 2011

    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

    By 15 February 2011

    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

    By 15 February 2011

    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?

    By 15 February 2011

    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

    By 14 February 2011

    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

    By 14 February 2011

    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

    By 14 February 2011

    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)

    By 11 February 2011

    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...

  • Dell Inspiron Duo joins Three in new tablet lineup

    Dell Inspiron Duo joins Three in new tablet lineup

    By 11 February 2011

    Tablets are rapidly growing in popularity, and the news that Three is stocking three new tablets on a contract basis will no doubt strengthen this fast paced adoption. The new Three tablet lineup consists of Commtiva N700, the Dell Inspiron Duo and the...

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

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

    By 10 February 2011

    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

    By 10 February 2011

    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

    By 9 February 2011

    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

    By 9 February 2011

    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...

  • Nintendo 3DS discount at Tesco Entertainment

    Nintendo 3DS discount at Tesco Entertainment

    By 9 February 2011

    Vouchercodes.co.uk is currently offering a voucher that will give you £20 off Nintendo 3DS pre-orders at Tesco Entertainment Seeing as we were all hoping for a sub £200 price tag for the new Nintendo 3D gaming gadget this comes in very handy and might...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Honk review (iPhone)

    APP OF THE DAY: Honk review (iPhone)

    By 7 February 2011

    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

    By 7 February 2011

    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...

  • Android app turns Samsung Tab and Galaxy S phone into TV remote

    Android app turns Samsung Tab and Galaxy S phone into TV remote

    By 7 February 2011

    The age of the dedicated TV remote control could be coming to an end, as Samsung is offering up an Android app to use with your Samsung Galaxy S smartphone and Galaxy Tab in lieu of the traditional TV controller. Well, we doubt that the TV remote is coming...

  • Verizon sells out of iPhone 4s

    Verizon sells out of iPhone 4s

    By 7 February 2011

    Verizon Wireless in the US has revealed that it has ceased online orders of the iPhone 4 to its existing customers, after a record of first day sales on . This new round of demand is due to the CDMA antenna which has been equipped to the Verizon iPhone...

  • Five essential gadgets for going off-piste

    Five essential gadgets for going off-piste

    By 4 February 2011

    Skiiing and snowboarding can be a challenge, and dangerous, at the best of times - just staying upright and not breaking anything, for a lot of beginners, takes up the majority of your time. However a lot of the dangers associated with the sport can increase...