Archive for Paul Lamkin

  • Android 'Smoked by Windows Phone'

    Android 'Smoked by Windows Phone'

    By 24 February 2012

    How quick is Windows Phone 7 exactly? Much quicker than the fastest Android handsets apparently. That's according to Microsoft, which has turned its "Smoked by Windows Phone" stunt from CES into a fully blown ad campaign. The premise is that fandroids...

  • Virgin Media 4G trials hint at new UK network

    Virgin Media 4G trials hint at new UK network

    By 23 February 2012

    Well, well, well, what have we here then? Could it be a new mobile phone network gearing up in time for the UK's 4G revolution? Maybe so, as RegHardware has reported that Virgin Media is planning trials of 4G telephony in several UK cities. The cable...

  • Google Docs for Android now offers real-time collaboration

    Google Docs for Android now offers real-time collaboration

    By 23 February 2012

    Google Docs for Android has had its second major revamp in the space of a few weeks - this time with the addition of the collaborative experience from Google Docs on the desktop on your Android device. This means, no matter where you are, as long as you've...

  • Asus Eee Pad Transformer Ice Cream Sandwich update arrives

    Asus Eee Pad Transformer Ice Cream Sandwich update arrives

    By 23 February 2012

    Asus has confirmed via its Facebook page that owners of its original hybrid tablet, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, are in line for some Ice Cream Sandwich action. Launched as a Honeycomb device in May 2011, the Transformer earned the coveted Pocket-lint...

  • Spotify update adds gapless playback

    Spotify update adds gapless playback

    By 23 February 2012

    The prayers of millions of Spotify users have finally been answered. No, Stefan Dennis' s1989 hit Don't It Make You Feel Good hasn't landed on the platform but gapless playback has finally been introduced. This means, when streaming a live album, classical...

  • Harrods Apple Store opening its doors for iPad 3 launch?

    Harrods Apple Store opening its doors for iPad 3 launch?

    By 23 February 2012

    The rumoured Harrods Apple Store in central London could open its doors in time for the iPad 3 launch, that's according to a report from 9to5mac. Its says Harrods and Apple plan to open the new store in mid-March and - with the iPad 3 touted for an official...

  • Samsung Galaxy S II hits the 20 million sold mark

    Samsung Galaxy S II hits the 20 million sold mark

    By 23 February 2012

    Samsung has announced that, since launching in April 2011, the various guises of its flagship Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone have been sold more than 20 million times worldwide. The S II hit the 20 million target seven months faster than the original...

  • ZTE to unleash quad-core flagship smartphone at MWC

    ZTE to unleash quad-core flagship smartphone at MWC

    By 23 February 2012

    ZTE is hoping to make some big waves over in Barcelona next week at Mobile World Congress. The Chinese company has already come clean with three of the handsets that it will be showing off at the Spanish expo and has now indicated that there will be eight...

  • Everything Everywhere launching Orange and T-Mobile 4G network in 2012

    Everything Everywhere launching Orange and T-Mobile 4G network in 2012

    By 23 February 2012

    It may cause your TV picture to go fuzzy, but Everything Everywhere - the umbrella brand of Orange and T-Mobile in the UK - has announced that it plans to begin the roll-out of its 4G service before the end of the year. Olaf Swantee, CEO at Everything...

  • UK 4G network to cause Freeview fuzziness

    UK 4G network to cause Freeview fuzziness

    By 22 February 2012

    The UK's 4G launch has hit another bump in the road, with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) telling the BBC that up to 900,000 homes could need filters installed to prevent Freeview TV interference from LTE mobile signals. Culture Minister...

  • Android powered Google AR glasses to land this year

    Android powered Google AR glasses to land this year

    By 22 February 2012

    According to a report by the New York Times tech section Bits, we could be seeing the much-speculated Android-powered Google AR glasses landing before 2012 is up. We first got wind of the project at the end of last year when 9to5Google ran a story claiming...

  • The Beatles ringtones dial-in on iTunes

    The Beatles ringtones dial-in on iTunes

    By 22 February 2012

    Do you like ring dings? Want to re-live 2002 all over again? If so, iTunes has the answer for you as it secured the rights to the first official ringtones from The Beatles. Yes, ringtones. You read that right. The Fab Four are taking on the likes of The...

  • Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G hits T-Mobile Stateside

    Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G hits T-Mobile Stateside

    By 22 February 2012

    Following on from the budget friendly Samsung Exhibit II 4G that went live in the US in October, Sammy and T-Mobile have teamed up again for another bash at the maturing LTE market - the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, apart...

  • GREE teams up with Gameloft and Ubisoft for European social gaming assault

    GREE teams up with Gameloft and Ubisoft for European social gaming assault

    By 21 February 2012

    You may not be familiar with the name GREE but if Yoshikazu Tanaka - company founder, CEO, and Asia's youngest self-made billionaire - has his way you soon will be. And that's because the world's largest mobile social gaming platform is coming to Europe....

  • ZTE Android Ice Cream Sandwich duo set for MWC launch

    ZTE Android Ice Cream Sandwich duo set for MWC launch

    By 20 February 2012

    The MWC launch news is certainly heating up as we get closer and closer to the big Barcelona expo. We recently saw LG playing its opening hand by going official with the Optimus Vu and the Optimus LTE Tag and now ZTE has got in early with a duo of its...

  • iPad 3 to come packing A5X chip and Retina display

    iPad 3 to come packing A5X chip and Retina display

    By 20 February 2012

    It's been at least two days since the last iPad 3 rumour did the web-rounds and we were starting to get withdrawal symptoms. Luckily for us then, Chinese site WeiPhone has managed to nab an image of the next-gen iPad's innards showing off an Apple A5X...

  • LG Optimus LTE Tag lands with NFC action aplenty

    LG Optimus LTE Tag lands with NFC action aplenty

    By 20 February 2012

    Not content with bothering our tight pockets with the 5-inch phablet that is the Optimus Vu, LG has also unleashed the LG Optimus LTE Tag - an Android smartphone all geared up for some NFC loving. The Tag part of the moniker comes as a result of this...

  • LG Optimus Vu arrives to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note

    LG Optimus Vu arrives to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note

    By 20 February 2012

    We're just days away from the biggest show of the year in the mobile world - MWC 2012 - and as such, some of the big players are getting official with their key devices. And, in the case of LG and the LG Optimus Vu, it's a key player getting big with...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Top10 review (Spotify)

    APP OF THE DAY: Top10 review (Spotify)

    By 17 February 2012

    At the end of 2011, Spotify jumped aboard the app revolution, taking to the stage in New York to announce that apps would now be part of the Spotify platform. Daniel Ek, Spotify founder and CEO, announced the HTML5 powered app platform and described...

  • Acer Iconia Tab Android Ice Cream Sandwich update rolls-in

    Acer Iconia Tab Android Ice Cream Sandwich update rolls-in

    By 17 February 2012

    Got yourself one of the three Acer Iconia Tabs that have hit the market so far? If so, you're probably craving some Ice Cream Sandwich fun. Luckily, the Android 4.0 update has started rolling out. Over in the US, the Acer Iconia Tab A200 has started to...

  • Philips HMP2000 brings Netflix to your dumb TV

    Philips HMP2000 brings Netflix to your dumb TV

    By 17 February 2012

    It may look like a door-wedge but the Philips HMP2000 has the skills to make even the oldest TV smart. Well, the oldest TV packing a HDMI port at least.... Taking the Apple route of going diddy for a streaming solution, the HMP2000 measures just 90 x...

  • Bing Vision lands on UK Windows Phone 7 smartphones

    Bing Vision lands on UK Windows Phone 7 smartphones

    By 17 February 2012

    Announced at the end of January, Microsoft's Bing Vision service for Windows Phone has now arrived on UK handsets. A Google Goggles rival, Bing Vision was built-in to the Windows Phone 7 Mango update and lets Lumia (other WP7 handsets are available) users...

  • Facebook hits African 2G phones thanks to Orange

    Facebook hits African 2G phones thanks to Orange

    By 17 February 2012

    Orange is bringing Facebook to a potential African mobile phone audience of 70 million people, even for those sporting only a 2G handset. Using unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) technology, the move will mean people can access a scaled-down,...

  • Sony Ericsson officially no-more as buyout finalised

    Sony Ericsson officially no-more as buyout finalised

    By 17 February 2012

    We knew the marriage couldn't last much longer. Sony first announced that it planned to buy out the Ericsson half of the partnership back in October and now the £871 million deal is complete. "Sony Corporation today announced that the transaction to...

  • Google guilty of tricking iPhone and Mac Safari surfers

    Google guilty of tricking iPhone and Mac Safari surfers

    By 17 February 2012

    Tut, tut, tut; Google has been caught doing something it shouldn't - bypassing the privacy settings of fanboys worldwide using Safari on their iPhones or Macs. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Mountain View search giant, along with other...


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