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Nokia records £800 million loss despite strong start for Lumia range

Nokia records £800 million loss despite strong start for Lumia range

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The account books don't look too good over at Nokia Towers despite its well-received Lumia Windows Phone 7 range. The Finnish company has recorded an operating loss of €954 million, around £800 million, for the last three months of 2011.Net sales were... >>

Designer LG Prada 3.0 hits the high-street at Phones 4u

Designer LG Prada 3.0 hits the high-street at Phones 4u

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Phones 4u has announced it will be unleashing the LG Prada 3.0 onto the UK public on 27 January.The third Prada and LG combo phone to be released packs a customised Android 2.3 UI designed by Prada itself, that features simple black and white icons.Like... >>

Xbox Live landing on iOS and Android

Xbox Live landing on iOS and Android

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Could Microsoft be about to extend the wings of its online gaming platform, Xbox Live? If a quote from a Microsoft bod given to Forbes is anything to go by, then yes.The business site has quoted a spokesperson from the tech company as saying:"While the... >>

Apple doubles iPad shipments but Android gains ground

Apple doubles iPad shipments but Android gains ground

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The Q4 2011 tablet results are in and, despite Apple growing its global iPad shipments - increasing 111 per cent year on year - from 7.3 million to 15.4 million, there will be concern in the Cupertino board room that its market dominance is declining.And... >>

ZTE V9A Light Tab 2 Android fun coming February

ZTE V9A Light Tab 2 Android fun coming February

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Over in Las Vegas at CES we thought that ZTE might have shuffled off the shackles of its "budget brand" tag by showing off the Tegra 3 packing ZTE T98.But a couple of new 7-inch efforts from the Chinese company have indicated that it still has eyes for... >>

Pure Music now live in the UK

Pure Music now live in the UK

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Pure Music, the Spotify-rival from the digital and internet radio specialist, is now live in the UK, with a free month trial available for a limited period.Building on the success of its FlowSongs platform, Pure Music has again teamed up with 7Digital... >>

HP Open webOS set for September launch

HP Open webOS set for September launch

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Back in December HP finally made up its mind on the fate of webOS, stating that it would make the mobile operating system open source in the hope that it will live on by being used by companies looking for an alternative to Android or Windows Phone 7.That... >>

Google privacy streamlined ahead of big EU data changes

Google privacy streamlined ahead of big EU data changes

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Google is combining its 70+ privacy policies into one, hopefully easier to understand, single policy that covers all of its online services (bar a few it has to keep for legal reasons).So whether you're using Google+, Google's mobile search engine, YouTube... >>

Nokia Series 40 passes 1.5 billion mark

Nokia Series 40 passes 1.5 billion mark

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These days it's all about Windows Phone 7 with Nokia. But there was a time when the Finnish company had all of its OS eggs planted firmly with another platform. And now, after 13 years, the 1.5 billionth S40 device has been sold.The handset in question... >>

Bosch Navigation iPhone app takes on the bend

Bosch Navigation iPhone app takes on the bend

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The days of dedicated satnav devices are probably numbered as a result of the smartphone and app booms, but German engineering and electronics company Bosch has clued on to this, bypassing an actual device and entering the satnav game directly with an... >>

London Eye pod packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pictures and hands-on

London Eye pod packing Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pictures and hands-on

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Earlier this week, the EDF Energy London Eye revealed that it would be packing the big-wheel's pods with Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices and Pocket-lint was invited down to test out the new tech.Each capsule boasts six of the Honeycomb tablets mounted... >>

Everything Everywhere 4G trial summer loving

Everything Everywhere 4G trial summer loving

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Ofcom recently revised its plans for dealing with the 4G spectrum, announcing its aims to bring coverage to at least 98 per cent of the population.At the moment though, there's just a handful of people in the country with access to the LTE fun; a 1,000... >>

OnLive and BT kick-off PES 2012 in the cloud

OnLive and BT kick-off PES 2012 in the cloud

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OnLive and BT are celebrating the launch of PES 2012 on the cloud-based gaming platform by offering up a whole host of prizes for fans of the football sim franchise.The latest edition of Konami's FIFA rival costs £29.99 on OnLive but anyone splashing... >>

HTC Evo 3D hits the bargain bucket at Asda

HTC Evo 3D hits the bargain bucket at Asda

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Has the bottom fallen out of the 3D smartphone boom? Supermarket Asda certainly thinks so (or perhaps it doesn't, see update at bottom) as it is offering one of last year's superphones, the HTC Evo 3D, for under £250."It’s a blockbuster phone at an... >>

Orange and Wikipedia offer free knowledge in Africa and the Middle East

Orange and Wikipedia offer free knowledge in Africa and the Middle East

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Orange and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation that operates Wikipedia, have joined forces to offer free learning to mobile browsers in Africa and the Middle East (AMEA).Well, free learning and also free looking up of mundane stuff like... >>

Boxee Box tunes in live HD TV

Boxee Box tunes in live HD TV

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Just as reports suggested it would when an unreleased build of the Boxee 1.5 software update leaked back in November, live TV has arrived on the Boxee Box courtesy of a USB ATSC tuner.And not just any TV, but TV in glorious High-Definition.Sadly, it's... >>

Vimeo revamped and almost ready for launch

Vimeo revamped and almost ready for launch

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YouTube's posher rival, Vimeo, has been "rebuilt from the ground up" and is ready to launch the redesign into a closed testing period, ahead of a full public release.The revamped video on demand website will boast a 2x larger full-width player, more personalisation... >>

Xobni Smartr Contacts lands on iPhone

Xobni Smartr Contacts lands on iPhone

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Fanboys, prepare your contacts list for a spruce-up like never before as Xobni Smartr Contacts for iPhone is hitting the App Store.The announcement follows the launch of Smartr Contacts for Android and Smartr Inbox for Gmail back in 2011 and, apparently,... >>

BigTrak XTR pictures and hands-on

BigTrak XTR pictures and hands-on

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Remember the 1980s toy phenomenon, BigTrack? If not, allow us to fill you in - it was a six-wheeled programmable electric vehicle where you entered codes on its built-in keyboard for a pre-determined movement sequence. It was the toy car for geeks. We... >>

7 days living with....the other computer (Apple Mac OS X)

7 days living with....the other computer (Apple Mac OS X)

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First up, a confession. I don't come into this experiment as a member of the anti-Apple brigade. Not completely.I love my iPhone and, while it's not exactly essential, I have a good relationship with my original iPad too (although I should point out that... >>

YouTube and NBC put Super Bowl commercials in one place

YouTube and NBC put Super Bowl commercials in one place

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Sunday 5 February is a massive day the football calendar. Chelsea and United are set to square off at the Bridge and Lowestoft Town travel to Cray Wanderers for a big match in the Isthmian Premier. Yes indeedy, we're set for a day of sporting brilliance.So,... >>

Evi takes on Siri for your artificial affection

Evi takes on Siri for your artificial affection

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Apple's Siri hasn't exactly taken the world by storm but, until now, there hasn't really been a decent rival to steal its intelligent assistant crown. But, with Evi - created by Cambridge based developers True Knowledge - now available for both iOS and... >>

Sony Walkman alive and well in Japan

Sony Walkman alive and well in Japan

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Despite reports suggesting that the Sony Walkman brand was a dead man walking, the brand continues to crop up - most recently in the electronics giant's homeland of Japan with the launch of the new E-Series PMPs and a couple of speaker docks to boot.Starting... >>

Apple's iBooks 2 sees 350,000 textbook downloads in three days

Apple's iBooks 2 sees 350,000 textbook downloads in three days

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iBooks 2, and Apple's aim of educating the masses, is off to a flying start with a reported 350,000 textbooks downloaded from the new store in just three days.The education initiative was announced by Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing,... >>

Rebel Android Market ready to house naughty apps

Rebel Android Market ready to house naughty apps

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A rebel Android developer, part of the CyanogenMod team and the creator of ClockworkMod, Koushik Dutta, is working on an alternative Android Market; one that will host the types of apps that have been banned from Google’s official portfolio.We're not... >>

Sony Xperia Kumquat leaked picture hits the web

Sony Xperia Kumquat leaked picture hits the web

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This might not be the first leaked image that we've seen of the supposed Sony Xperia Kumquat (or the Sony Ericsson ST25i Kumquat as it is also being called) but it's definitely the clearest.The last image of the not-yet-official Android handset was a... >>

Barack Obama ready to Hangout in Google+ circles

Barack Obama ready to Hangout in Google+ circles

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Ever wanted to hangout with President Obama? It's not likely to happen given his busy schedule and the fact that he's always surrounded by a team of trained assassins. Not a hangout with a lower case h at least, but a Hangout is on the cards.That's right,... >>

APP OF THE DAY: iBooks Author review (Mac OS X)

APP OF THE DAY: iBooks Author review (Mac OS X)

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Over in New York at the Guggenheim Museum, the mystery of Apple's education event was put to bed today with the tech giant unleashing iBooks 2 - "a new textbook experience for iPad."But it was the iBooks Author Mac app part of Phil Schiller's presentation... >>

Apple opens iBooks 2: A new textbook experience for iPad

Apple opens iBooks 2: A new textbook experience for iPad

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Over in New York at the Guggenheim Museum, the mystery of Apple's education event is over; the tech giant has announced iBooks 2 - "a new textbook experience for iPad.""We try to bring the same energy and passion we've put into every product we make into... >>

iOS 5 on your old iPhone or iPod touch...kind of

iOS 5 on your old iPhone or iPod touch...kind of

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If you're still using an old iPhone, or an old iPod touch, and you're jealous of all your fanboy friends revelling in the iOS 5 goodies then help could be at hand.The Whited00r 5.1 mod apparently plays nicely with all generations of the iPod touch and... >>

Motorola Xoom Ice Cream Sandwich update available now

Motorola Xoom Ice Cream Sandwich update available now

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Back in December Motorola stated that it was planning as many Ice Cream Sandwich updates as possible and the first fruits of that promise have been realised with the release of Android 4.0 for the original Motorola Xoom.If you own a Wi-Fi-only version... >>

iPad and Skype come to BBC Cricket Test Match Special's rescue

iPad and Skype come to BBC Cricket Test Match Special's rescue

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England has taken a battering in the first test match against Pakistan over in Dubai. But it isn't just Andrew Strauss and the team who are under pressure, the broadcasting circuits in the media centre at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and a... >>

Google Maps teams up with thetrainline for UK travel info

Google Maps teams up with thetrainline for UK travel info

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Back in July last year Google Maps added public transport directions to its repertoire, meaning Googlers were able to check out what Underground line to jump on and now, in partnership with thetrainline, the travel information has been extended across... >>

Wikipedia hits record numbers following SOPA black-out

Wikipedia hits record numbers following SOPA black-out

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We always want what we can't have. And clearly that was the case on Wednesday when Wikipedia blacked-out for the day in protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), and recorded bigger hits than usual.In... >>

60+ new Facebook apps hitting your Timeline

60+ new Facebook apps hitting your Timeline

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The Facebook Open Graph platform is officially open for business, with more than 60 new Timeline-friendly apps being announced by the social network.Much like the Spotify interactions that we've already seen hitting Zuckerberg's money spinner, the apps... >>

Lovefilm hits LG Smart TV, fights back against Netflix threat

Lovefilm hits LG Smart TV, fights back against Netflix threat

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The Lovefilm vs Netflix battle continues to rumble on and it's the former that has struck the latest blow by announcing that it is hitting LG's Smart TV Platform in streaming form.The Amazon-owned company has stated that it is working with LG to bring... >>

Kodak files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Kodak files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

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As was speculated earlier this month, the Eastman Kodak Company has filed voluntary petitions for chapter 11 business reorganisation with a bankruptcy court in the US.The move, which essentially sees Kodak entering a protected period and taking credit... >>

Clove's Motorola RAZR pre-order is all white

Clove's Motorola RAZR pre-order is all white

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Online phone retailer Clove has detailed the pre-order plans for the white Motorola RAZR. It will be selling the pasty handset for £430.80, contract free, from next month but you can put your order in now. You'll get a pair of folding speakers, worth... >>

11 unknown Sony smartphones coming in 2012

11 unknown Sony smartphones coming in 2012

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If you thought that the Sony Xperia S and the Xperia Ion were going to be the only monster phones released this year from the recently divorced company then think again, because GSM Arena has managed to obtain a list of 11 as-of-yet unconfirmed handsets... >>

Vodafone feels the force with Yoda (video)

Vodafone feels the force with Yoda (video)

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If there's one thing that geeks love it is Star Wars. If there's another, it is mobile phones. There are other things, of course, but those two serve as a legitimate intro into this story, which involves Vodafone recruiting Yoda, the Jedi Master, to front... >>

Samsung not interested in RIM takeover

Samsung not interested in RIM takeover

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Despite reports to the contrary, Samsung is not interested in a buyout of struggling Research in Motion; the Canadian company that makes BlackBerry devices.It was reported earlier this week that the Korean company was interested in a complete takeover... >>

Recon partners with Smith Optics and Scott Sports for gnarly MOD fun

Recon partners with Smith Optics and Scott Sports for gnarly MOD fun

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The Android revolution hit the slopes just in time for the ski-season, with the release of the Recon Instruments MOD Live ski goggles adapter back in November, which Pocket-lint got up close and personal with at the CES Unveiled event in London's Tech... >>

GenevaSound Model XS Bluetooth speaker wants to travel in style

GenevaSound Model XS Bluetooth speaker wants to travel in style

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Geneva Lab thinks it has a stylish enough Bluetooth speaker option to set it apart from the ubiquitous competition by way of the GenevaSound Model XS, which has just been announced by the Swiss company.The suave-looking clamshell style travel speaker... >>

Brian Cox Stargazing Live boosts telescope sales by almost 500 per cent

Brian Cox Stargazing Live boosts telescope sales by almost 500 per cent

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Brian Cox is the cleverest man in the world. It's true. We would say look it up on Wikipedia but it has gone down for the day in protest against Dove, or something like that.And before Brian Cox hit our telly-boxes to tell us all about the solar system... >>

Fujitsu Stylistic Tablet M532 adds to the Tegra 3 pile

Fujitsu Stylistic Tablet M532 adds to the Tegra 3 pile

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We thought that we had seen all that the tech world had to offer by way of Nvidia Tegra 3 devices over in Vegas at CES, but it looks as if we were wrong. Just days after the last roll of the expo's dice, a new Tegra 3 touting tab; the brilliantly named... >>

LG Optimus Pad LTE unleashed sans Ice Cream Sandwich

LG Optimus Pad LTE unleashed sans Ice Cream Sandwich

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LG has announced the follow up to the G-Slate/Optimus Pad tablet that was launched back in February 2011 at MWC - the LG Optimus Pad LTE.As is the fashion with tab and smartphone launches at present, the Korean company has slapped 4G connectivity on its... >>

Google+ looks for epic wins and lols with new meme picture editor

Google+ looks for epic wins and lols with new meme picture editor

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Google has launched a new feature for its social network, Google+, that it hopes will result in epic lols, rofls, lmaos and pmsls.That's right web-meme seekers, you can now turn your own photos into the sorts of images made famous by sites like failblog... >>

Nest learning thermostat pictures and hands-on

Nest learning thermostat pictures and hands-on

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Thermostats are dull aren't they? But they do control half of the money that you fork out every year on energy, so it pays to have a good one. And by good one we, of course, mean one that looks like HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey.Unlike HAL though, the... >>

Samsung Galaxy S III caught on camera?

Samsung Galaxy S III caught on camera?

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Well, well, well... what have we here? If web based speculation (mixed in with a heavy dose of hype, hope and guess-work) is to believed - it's the Samsung Galaxy S III.The unidentified phone turned up during a video that Samsung has published celebrating... >>

Sony débuts Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 flash drive fun

Sony débuts Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 flash drive fun

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Sony has unleashed what it says will be the first of a wave of new flash memory drives with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology: the Sony Micro Vault Mach.This USB 3.0 flash drive packs ultra-fast on-the-go data transfers so would be perfect if you're the type... >>