Archive for Paul Lamkin

  • Nokia Prodigy and AC/DC to rock-out Windows Phone 8

    Nokia Prodigy and AC/DC to rock-out Windows Phone 8

    By 6 March 2012

    Nokia could be on the highway to hell and be about to start a few fires with its Windows Phone 8 handsets. That's the word according to The Verge anyway, which is reporting that Nokia is  preparing two new Windows Phone phones for AT&T: The Nokia Prodigy...

  • Nokia Lumia 800 update arrives to triple battery life

    Nokia Lumia 800 update arrives to triple battery life

    By 6 March 2012

    A third update for the Nokia Lumia 800 has begun rolling out in Singapore - one that is said to triple the battery life. That claim is by WPCentral, which says the 12070 update had the life-expanding effect since a forced-upgrading from the 11401 software....

  • Facebook Messenger for Windows drops beta tag

    Facebook Messenger for Windows drops beta tag

    By 6 March 2012

    Three months after the beta testing period went live, Facebook Messenger for Windows has now entered officialdom, giving IT staff across the land another program that they need to blacklist from their employees' workstations. "Millions of people log into...

  • DARPA Cheetah sets robot running record (video)

    DARPA Cheetah sets robot running record (video)

    By 6 March 2012

    Last time we reported on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) here on Pocket-lint it was busy losing a $300 million aircraft at sea (probably). But, rather than sit about crying over spilt milk, the clever bods at the US agency responsible...

  • Android app size limit boosted to 4GB

    Android app size limit boosted to 4GB

    By 6 March 2012

    Apps in the Android Market are no longer limited to a paltry 50MB as an extra 4GB is now afforded to developers of the platform. APK files still have a 50MB limit but there is now an allowance for an app to have two expansion files, each one up to 2GB,...

  • Orange dials in mobile minutes to broadband bundle

    Orange dials in mobile minutes to broadband bundle

    By 6 March 2012

    Orange has announced the introduction of a funky little broadband and calls bundle with minutes to landlines, international numbers and mobiles all thrown in. Claiming the package as a UK first, the deal offers unlimited broadband and landline calls to...

  • iPad HD and iPad mini rumours heat up

    iPad HD and iPad mini rumours heat up

    By 6 March 2012

    In case you've been living down a hole for the past few days you're no doubt fully aware that Apple is all set to take the covers off of its next-generation iPad 3 this week, with a 7 March event in San Francisco. But we may not be seeing the iPad 3 at...

  • Assassin’s Creed III first trailer hits the web (video)

    Assassin’s Creed III first trailer hits the web (video)

    By 5 March 2012

    Last week Ubisoft revealed the official title of Assassin's Creed III (or Assassin's Creed 3, as the company also writes it) and now we have the first action from the game, courtesy of its first trailer. Set during the time of the American Revolution...

  • iPad mini coming to take on the Kindle Fire, claims Samsung

    iPad mini coming to take on the Kindle Fire, claims Samsung

    By 5 March 2012

    Could Samsung have just spilled the beans on the 4th iteration of the Apple iPad? Quite possibly, if a Samsung Securities document that has been uncovered by website OLED Display is anything to go by. And not just any old iPad, but a 7-inch model referred...

  • Android Enjoy TV Nano2 ATV500 pictures and hands-on

    Android Enjoy TV Nano2 ATV500 pictures and hands-on

    By 5 March 2012

    Over in Barcelona last week at MWC, Pocket-lint got its first chance to get up close and personal with Geniatech's Apple TV rival for the fandroid community - the confusingly named Android Enjoy TV Nano2 ATV500. Don't be put of by the long name though,...

  • Apple hits 25 billion App Store downloads

    Apple hits 25 billion App Store downloads

    By 5 March 2012

    It took Apple two and a half years to hit 10 billion App Store downloads, then less than six months to take this total to up to 15 billion and now, only another eight months to add 10 billion more downloads with the 25 billion total being smashed. That...

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update landing 15 March

    Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update landing 15 March

    By 5 March 2012

    While the world waits with bated breath for the arrival of the next shining knight of the Samsung Galaxy by way of the S III, let's not forget that Sammy's current flagship - the Samsung Galaxy S II - is still a massively popular handset that recently...

  • European Commission VP slams Android security

    European Commission VP slams Android security

    By 5 March 2012

    Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, has slammed Google's Android OS after a Channel 4 News report found that many of the top free apps in the Android Market were mining personal data of users of and passing it on to advertisers....

  • Humax Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver tunes in

    Humax Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver tunes in

    By 5 March 2012

    Set top box specialist Humax has announced that it is bringing the Tivizen DVB-T Wi-Fi receiver to the UK. The Tivizen, in case you're not familair, is a small device that  can fit in your pocket, or slip into your bag, and has a flexible antenna that...

  • No Samsung Galaxy S III launch for April

    No Samsung Galaxy S III launch for April

    By 5 March 2012

    Samsung has denied reports that the launch for its much anticipated next flagship smartphone - the Samsung Galaxy S III - will take place in April. Rumours had been circulating on the web after a report from ZDNet Korea touting an April arrival, but Samsung...

  • iPad 3 to be thicker than iPad 2

    iPad 3 to be thicker than iPad 2

    By 5 March 2012

    Just because we're only double-digit hours away from the official launch, you didn't think the iPad 3 rumour mill would stop spinning did you? Of course not - if anything the hype levels have been turned up a notch or two. A lot of the attention in web...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Temple Run review (iPad)

    APP OF THE DAY: Temple Run review (iPad)

    By 2 March 2012

    It's Wayne Rooney's favourite game, apparently, and if his high score boasts on Twitter are anything to go by, then he's really bloomin' good at it. Maybe even better than he is at football. His high score, which he posted on Twitter to mock his England...

  • Hands-on: SpareOne emergency phone review

    Hands-on: SpareOne emergency phone review

    By 2 March 2012

    Some ideas are so simple and effective that you wonder why they haven't been thought of before. One such example is the SpareOne phone that Pocket-lint got up close and personal with in Barcelona at MWC. Xpal Power (the company behind Energizer and PowerSkin)...

  • Firefox only has eyes for Android

    Firefox only has eyes for Android

    By 2 March 2012

    There are still no plans to bring Firefox to the iPhone or iPad and Jay Sullivan, Mozilla's VP of Products, has also told Pocket-lint that we can also forget about the browser landing on the BlackBerry PlayBook as a native app anytime soon. "We haven't...

  • ARM: Intel playing catch-up in mobile market

    ARM: Intel playing catch-up in mobile market

    By 2 March 2012

    It's a funny old time in the crazy world of chip architecture. Not only are companies like Nvidia, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments looking to jump head first into the Windows 8 revolution caused by Microsoft's new baby including support for ARM-based processors,...

  • Coolpad 7990 pictures and hands-on

    Coolpad 7990 pictures and hands-on

    By 2 March 2012

    Over on the vainglorious Android booth at MWC there was an absolute plethora of Google-based devices to play with, including all of the big launches from the show. But it wasn't the usual suspects that caught Pocket-lint's eye. We couldn't help but notice...

  • Mozilla Boot to Gecko pictures and hands-on

    Mozilla Boot to Gecko pictures and hands-on

    By 2 March 2012

    Boot to Gecko, the mobile OS that isn't really an OS, officially launched over in Barcelona at MWC after the idea was touted by Mozilla back in July last year. Unlike the theory back then though, when Mozilla's Andreas Gal stated that the platform would...

  • ZTE PF100 quad-core tablet pictures and hands-on

    ZTE PF100 quad-core tablet pictures and hands-on

    By 2 March 2012

    Okay, let's start with the obvious. The ZTE PF100 is a fugly tablet. There, we've said it. Its faux-metallic edges look more rusty than sharp and the back panel makes it look like a 1980s' calculator. The build quality is pretty cheap looking and feeling...

  • LG WCD-800 wireless charger announced at MWC, we go hands-on

    LG WCD-800 wireless charger announced at MWC, we go hands-on

    By 1 March 2012

    Over in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, LG has announced the LG WCD-800 wireless charging cradle. The device - which works along the same lines as Palm's Touchstone technology by eliminating the need to plug a wire in to your smartphone to juice it...

  • ZTE Skate Kis pictures and hands-on

    ZTE Skate Kis pictures and hands-on

    By 29 February 2012

    Over in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, Chinese manufacturer ZTE unleashed a barrage of new smartphones and tablets; a signal of its clear intention to take its business model global. The company - which grew by 50 per cent in 2011 and achieved a...


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