Archive for Chris Hall

  • Dell Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro tablets puts Windows power at your fingertips

    Dell Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro tablets puts Windows power at your fingertips

    By 2 October 2013

    Dell has revived the Venue name, officially announcing the Dell Venue 8 Pro and Dell Venue 11 Pro tablets at a press event in New York. The tablets offer high-end specs, delivering a Windows 8.1 package with plenty of power, portability and flexibility....

  • Dell XPS 15, 13, 11 updates bring UltraSharp displays, Haswell power

    Dell XPS 15, 13, 11 updates bring UltraSharp displays, Haswell power

    By 2 October 2013

    Dell has announced refreshes to its XPS line of Ultrabooks, with the XPS 15 is getting a 3600 x 1800 resolution display, hardware updates for the XPS 13 and formal announcement of the XPS 11.  Starting at the top, the Dell XPS 15 is a powerhouse, with...

  • Dell Venue 8 Pro pictures and hands-on: Pocketable Windows 8.1 power

    Dell Venue 8 Pro pictures and hands-on: Pocketable Windows 8.1 power

    By 2 October 2013

    Dell has officially announced the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet, reviving an old family name with the launch of two tablets at 8 and 10.8 inches. The smaller of the two models was first seen at IDF 2013, but we got the chance to play with a pre-production sample...

  • Dell Venue 11 Pro pictures and hands-on: Surface Pro 2 rival

    Dell Venue 11 Pro pictures and hands-on: Surface Pro 2 rival

    By 2 October 2013

    The Dell Venue 11 Pro wants to be the Windows tablet that will do everything you need from a PC. Launched alongside an (almost) pocketable 8-inch version, we suspect that many will be looking at the Venue 11 Pro in the same way they look at the Surface...

  • Dell XPS 15 pictures and eyes-on with the UltraSharp display

    Dell XPS 15 pictures and eyes-on with the UltraSharp display

    By 2 October 2013

    Dell has announced an update to its XPS line, with the XPS 15 benefiting not only from the latest Haswell Intel Core processors, but also an UltraSharp high-resolution display. The Dell XPS 15 stands as an obvious competitor to the 15-inch MacBook Pro...

  • HTC One X gets Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5: What improvements does it bring?

    HTC One X gets Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5: What improvements does it bring?

    By 1 October 2013

    There's good news for HTC One X owners: Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5 have now arrived for your handset. The update brings the 2012 HTC One X closer to the HTC One, the much-lauded handset that's sitting at the top of our Best Smartphones 2013 list, with...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date, price and where to get it

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date, price and where to get it

    By 30 September 2013

    Samsung has announced the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at IFA 2013, promising that the new phablet will be available across Europe from 25 September. The new Galaxy Note 3 comes with a 5.7-inch Full HD display, it's packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 power,...

  • HTC One Max release date: 15 October for HTC phablet

    HTC One Max release date: 15 October for HTC phablet

    By 27 September 2013

    HTC will be announcing the HTC One Max on 15 October, Pocket-lint has learnt, with the Taiwanese company looking to join the phablet race. The information comes from a number of sources familiar with HTC's plans, confirming to Pocket-lint that the new...

  • Beats Electronics buys back remaining HTC stake for $265m, new investors confirmed

    Beats Electronics buys back remaining HTC stake for $265m, new investors confirmed

    By 27 September 2013

    HTC has announced it is selling its remaining stake in Beats back to Beats Electronics, meaning that the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer will no longer own any of the audio company. HTC invested in Beats, adding Beats Audio branding to a run of handsets...

  • BlackBerry 10.2 tips and tricks: New Features examined

    BlackBerry 10.2 tips and tricks: New Features examined

    By 27 September 2013

    BlackBerry 10.2 has landed with the arrival of the BlackBerry Z30, the company's new 5-inch handset. You can expect BB 10.2 to roll out to other BB10 devices in October, bringing a run of new features and tweaks to your BlackBerry user interface. Here...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition price and date confirmed

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition price and date confirmed

    By 26 September 2013

    Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition release date of 10 October, when it will be available in stores, with pre-orders opening on 27 September. Unfortunately, the news applies only to the US at the moment, with Samsung highlighting its...

  • Nokia plans six device announcements at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi

    Nokia plans six device announcements at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi

    By 26 September 2013

    Nokia will be announcing six new devices at Nokia World, being held on 22 October 2013 in Abu Dhabi. Nokia previously teased the date but has now come clean, confirming that the event will be the return of Nokia World, which has previously been held in...

  • Nokia Treasure Tag Bluetooth and NFC accessory leaked ahead of October unveiling

    Nokia Treasure Tag Bluetooth and NFC accessory leaked ahead of October unveiling

    By 26 September 2013

    Nokia looks to be launching new accessories to take advantage of Bluetooth LE support in Windows Phone, with an image of the Nokia Treasure Tag appearing online. As you might expect, the leaked image comes from @evleaks, who is developing a reputation...

  • Wuaki.tv is a one-stop online shop for video: Subscription streaming, rentals and purchases

    Wuaki.tv is a one-stop online shop for video: Subscription streaming, rentals and purchases

    By 26 September 2013

    Wuaki.tv has officially announced its full launch in the UK, emerging from beta, bringing another way to access online films and TV content, through a unique hybrid offering. Backed by parent company Rakuten - of Play.com fame - Wuaki.tv's unique proposition...

  • British Gas announces Hive Active Heating, offering remote control from your smartphone

    British Gas announces Hive Active Heating, offering remote control from your smartphone

    By 25 September 2013

    British Gas has announced that it plans to play a larger role in controlling your home energy, launching a new brand known as Hive. Hive, by British Gas, will be a family of devices and systems designed to drag your energy controls into the modern world....

  • BlackBerry Z30 pictures and hands-on

    BlackBerry Z30 pictures and hands-on

    By 25 September 2013

    The BlackBerry Z30 takes BB10 big in a number of ways, pushing the display out to 5-inches, making this the biggest BlackBerry around, but also pushing the battery up to 2880mAh - the largest of any BlackBerry device. In the hand, it feels like a great...

  • BlackBerry: No new BB10 devices till March

    BlackBerry: No new BB10 devices till March

    By 25 September 2013

    BlackBerry has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will not be launching any more BB10 devices beyond the four that it already has available in its current fiscal year, which ends in March. The confirmation confirms what BlackBerry previously said in a recent...

  • iOS 7 waterproofing spoof fools users, destroyed iPhones result

    iOS 7 waterproofing spoof fools users, destroyed iPhones result

    By 24 September 2013

    It seems that a spoof advert promoting new waterproofing features in iOS 7 has resulted in some gullible iPhone owners testing their devices and coming to a sticky end. The advert looks to have originated form the 4Chan bulletin board, along with an Apple-style...

  • Hyundai i40 Tourer review
    4 out of 5

    Hyundai i40 Tourer review

    By 24 September 2013

    If you're looking for an estate car, then you're spoilt for choice. The Hyundai i40 Tourer joins a growing army of options to consider. Not only are there the large estate models, like the Passat or the A6, but in many cases shorter-wheelbase options,...

  • Tesco Hudl rivals: 7-inch tablets to consider

    Tesco Hudl rivals: 7-inch tablets to consider

    By 23 September 2013

    Tesco has announced its own tablet, the Tesco Hudl, a 7-inch Android device priced at £119, looking to steal some of the action from other slates in this portable yet practical size. The Tesco tablet is one of the most affordable out there, for which...

  • Sony Cyber-shot QX10 review
    4 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot QX10 review

    By 20 September 2013

    Sony's lens-style cameras are going to divide opinion. Some will love the geekiness of being able to strap a lens to your smartphone, others will see it as a waste of money. But we can't help being excited about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10, the 10x optical...

  • Apple iPhone 5S: Release date and where can I get it?

    Apple iPhone 5S: Release date and where can I get it?

    By 20 September 2013

    The Apple iPhone 5S release day is officially here, with the device bringing with it a range of updates but sticking mostly to the iPhone 5 design you know and love. It comes with a more powerful processor, the 64-bit A7, it comes with a TouchID fingerprint...

  • E Ink talks Kindle displays, and a flexible approach to smartwatches

    E Ink talks Kindle displays, and a flexible approach to smartwatches

    By 18 September 2013

    Some may think E Ink is a limited format, a poor cousin of the full-colour, all-singing and all-dancing LCD that graces each glossy tablet launch. But for those in the know, E Ink is a wonderful display technology that brings with it a wide range of benefits...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 review
    4 out of 5

    Sony Xperia Z1 review

    By 17 September 2013

    Sony's twice-yearly flagship cycle has given birth to the Sony Xperia Z1, a super-charged refresh of the Sony Xperia Z offering a super-sized 5-inch HD screen.  The Xperia Z isn't exactly that old, yet Sony has already seen fit to tweak the design and...

  • Camera360 app will support Sony QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras

    Camera360 app will support Sony QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras

    By 13 September 2013

    Camera360 has announced that it is working on bringing support for the new Sony lens-cameras, the QX10 and QX100, claiming it will be the first app to do so. When Sony launched the lens-style cameras at IFA 2013, it also announced that it was making the...