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BlackBerry Classic officially launches to 'upgrade' the Bold experience

BlackBerry Classic officially launches to 'upgrade' the Bold experience

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BlackBerry has officially launched the BlackBerry Classic. Having been teased through most of 2015 - and available for pre-order for the past few weeks - the final details of this device have now been revealed. The BlackBerry Classic is a return to form... >>

Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Sweet sweet Android refinement
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Android 5.0 Lollipop review: Sweet sweet Android refinement

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Android 5.0 Lollipop made its debut on the Nexus 9, Google's new tablet, and the Nexus 6, its latest smartphone. With Android 5.0 comes a range of changes that feel like a repositioning of Android, rather than a huge bump in forward-facing features. We've... >>

Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful
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Nexus 6 review: Highly accomplished, but a bit of a handful

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There's a certain mystique surrounding Nexus devices, a certain je ne sais quoi that often sees the Nexus elevated to the status of the Android Supreme Being. Previous generations of Nexus smartphones and tablets have always brought bang for your buck:... >>

Should I buy a Nexus 6?

Should I buy a Nexus 6?

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Should I buy a Nexus 6? That's the question a lot of people will be asking as they try to decide where to focus their smartphone attentions for the next year. We've been living with the Nexus 6 and will shortly be publishing out full review. There may... >>

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review: Powerful, portable, pricey
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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact review: Powerful, portable, pricey

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Sony's appetite for smartphone releases isn't quite matched by its schedule for tablets, the latest of which sees Sony trying to crack the smaller tablet segment.  The name Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact reminds us of slightly cumbersome German compound... >>

EE TV review: A revelation for screens big and small
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EE TV review: A revelation for screens big and small

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EE, the mobile network operator and internet provider, has always included entertainment as part of its offering, from movies to cinema tickets. With EE TV, the company makes a bigger play for home entertainment, offering a greater incentive to opt for... >>

Nexus 6 now available on O2, continuing its checkered UK launch

Nexus 6 now available on O2, continuing its checkered UK launch

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The Nexus 6 is now available from O2, continuing a rather stuttered launch in the UK. There's been no official word on when the Nexus 6 will be available directly through Google Play, with it simply listed as out of stock in the UK. We've seen Carphone... >>

Waiting for Lollipop? Here's how to give your phone an Android 5.0 makeover right now

Waiting for Lollipop? Here's how to give your phone an Android 5.0 makeover right now

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If you're waiting for Lollipop to arrive on your device, here's a really quick way to give your smartphone an Android 5.0 Lollipop makeover. Android 5.0 Lollipop is slowly making its way to smartphones the world over. If you're not the owner of a Nexus... >>

Quikkly will banish QR codes, making Facebook Likes, Twitter follows, Spotify plays more simple

Quikkly will banish QR codes, making Facebook Likes, Twitter follows, Spotify plays more simple

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The QR code thrust its way into our lives, appearing on posters, magazines, and as stickers on new products. The optical tags are everywhere, but their time is limited thanks to a much more dynamic system from Quikkly. Quikkly wants to replace the QR... >>

Audi S1 review: Super supermini
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Audi S1 review: Super supermini

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The Audi S1 is the baby of the German manufacturer's S family of sports models, but beefed-up to make it a super supermini. It takes this small hatchback from an appealing £14,000 to eyebrow-raising £24,000 and skywards, sailing over £30k for the model... >>

Nokia Lumia 735 review: Just don't call it a selfie phone
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Nokia Lumia 735 review: Just don't call it a selfie phone

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Nokia Lumia. Say goodbye to that phrase, as this is the last Lumia device that we'll review carrying the Nokia name. With the move of Nokia Lumia devices to Microsoft Devices, the Nokia Lumia 735 the last in its line. Pitched as a selfie phone during... >>

Apple Mac mini (Late 2014) review: Updated, if not upgraded
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Apple Mac mini (Late 2014) review: Updated, if not upgraded

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The Mac mini is perhaps the least celebrated of the Apple Mac family. The iMac cuts its desktop swathe with luscious design and, recently, that 5K resolution panel has made it the all-in-one to beat. On the portable front, the MacBook Air remains one... >>

HTC Desire Eye review: A real eye-opener
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HTC Desire Eye review: A real eye-opener

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The HTC Desire Eye is an odd device. Its headline feature is the 13-megapixel front-facing camera, which - let's get straight to it - is a little extreme. That's paired with a dual-tone front-facing flash too, so on paper it out-specs rival handsets easily.... >>

Nexus 6 pre-orders open at Carphone Warehouse, 1 December UK availability confirmed

Nexus 6 pre-orders open at Carphone Warehouse, 1 December UK availability confirmed

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Those jealously watching the roll-out of the Nexus 6 in the US, fear not: pre-orders are now open at Carphone Warehouse for the Android Lollipop phablet.  The Nexus 6 has been widely praised in reviews across the pond, yet details about its availability... >>

Audi deploys Samsung Gear VR headsets to add virtual reality to Audi TT launch

Audi deploys Samsung Gear VR headsets to add virtual reality to Audi TT launch

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Audi has teamed up with Samsung to bring virtual reality to Audi showrooms for the launch of the new Audi TT. The new TT will be on display - and available to buy - from Saturday 15 November across the UK, and you'll be able to get a taste of the driving... >>

Nexus 6: Google's pure Android phablet (hands-on)

Nexus 6: Google's pure Android phablet (hands-on)

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The Nexus 6 has been an elusive beast in the UK. Although it's not uncommon for Nexus devices to be a little behind the US, the lack of Nexus 6 chatter so far has been almost disquieting. Coming to you courtesy of Carphone Warehouse - who showed off the... >>

LG G3 S review: Moderate mid-ranger
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LG G3 S review: Moderate mid-ranger

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LG has enjoyed plenty of success with its flagship smartphones of late, and the LG G3 S wants to capitalise on this, offering a mini take on flagship design. In doing so you get a device that, like the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini or the HTC One mini 2, mimics... >>

Vote now in the ZenFone Photography Challenge and you could win a ZenFone 5!

Vote now in the ZenFone Photography Challenge and you could win a ZenFone 5!

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Pocket-lint has teamed up with the Asus and the London College of Communication for the ZenFone Photography Challenge, and we've got some handsets to give away. Over 80 students on the BA (Hon) Photography course at the London college were given the Asus... >>

Great Scott! LG confirms Android 5.0 Lollipop update for LG G3 starting this week

Great Scott! LG confirms Android 5.0 Lollipop update for LG G3 starting this week

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LG has confirmed that the LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update will be starting this week, making it the fastest manufacturer to offer the update. The rollout will start in Poland. It comes as quite a surprise, as we're yet to see the global rollout of updates... >>

Pure Voca review: Boom for your buck
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Pure Voca review: Boom for your buck

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There has been a lot of action in the Bluetooth speakers market, with a recent drive towards improving performance and offering a better quality of device. There's been a veritable explosion at the top-end, with reputable audio companies embracing wireless... >>

Rockar Hyundai revolutionises car buying: Online, in-store, no car salespeople

Rockar Hyundai revolutionises car buying: Online, in-store, no car salespeople

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Hyundai wants to revolutionise the way we buy cars, with an alterative approach to the traditional car showroom and salesperson. Partnering with Rockar.com - founded by Simon Dixon of jamjar.com fame - Rockar Hyundai wants to offer a car buying experience... >>

Nexus 6 available from 1 December in UK, pre-orders from 18 November

Nexus 6 available from 1 December in UK, pre-orders from 18 November

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With a lack of concrete information about when the Nexus 6 will be available, UK-based online retailer Mobiles.co.uk has today announced the the Nexus 6 will be available from 1 December. It also goes on to confirm that it will be offering pre-orders... >>

Nexus 9 review: The cutting edge of Android tablets
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Nexus 9 review: The cutting edge of Android tablets

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The Nexus 9 is Google's new tablet, launching with a new version of Android - Lollipop - and bringing 64-bit hardware and software with it. It pushes the aged Nexus 10 aside and also sees the departure of the Nexus 7, sitting between the two and partnering... >>

LG 55UB950V 4K TV review: webOS meets ultra-high definition
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LG 55UB950V 4K TV review: webOS meets ultra-high definition

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The LG UB950V brings a double dose of excitement, offering ultra-high definition (UHD) resolution, otherwise known as 4K, in addition to LG's webOS user interface. The large resolution is matched by large screen sizes, as the UB950V is available in 65-... >>

Arcam Solo Bar is an audiophile soundbar, fully loaded with connections (hands-on)

Arcam Solo Bar is an audiophile soundbar, fully loaded with connections (hands-on)

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Arcam has poured its audio expertise into the Solo Bar, which the Cambridge-based company is claiming to be a soundbar fit for audiophiles.  It's designed not just to bring audio enhancements to your TV, but to do much of the work that an AV receiver... >>