Archive for Paul Lamkin

  • HTC Sensation white edition with Ice Cream Sandwich coming in March

    HTC Sensation white edition with Ice Cream Sandwich coming in March

    By 2 February 2012

    When it launched in the first half of 2011, we at Pocket-lint were so impressed by the HTC Sensation that it was awarded the coveted "Hot Product" tag. So imagine our excitement when we found out that, not only will the Taiwanese company be releasing...

  • Pentax K-01 interchangeable-lens camera now official (video)

    Pentax K-01 interchangeable-lens camera now official (video)

    By 2 February 2012

    More leaky than a Welsh field with paper watering pipes, the Pentax K-01 has entered the realms of officialdom, ending weeks of speculation. Pentax joins the compact system camera game and will take on the likes of the Fujifilm X-Pro1, but has an ace...

  • Google Docs Android app now offers offline editing

    Google Docs Android app now offers offline editing

    By 2 February 2012

    Google Docs on Android just upped its game with the introduction of offline viewing. The new feature means that when you're without Wi-Fi or 3G you'll still be able to fire up your files and work away on them on the move - provided you've marked them...

  • Karotz smart rabbit is now a Facebook friend

    Karotz smart rabbit is now a Facebook friend

    By 2 February 2012

    Karotz, the leporidae artist formerly known as Nabaztag, has friend requested a new feature - Facebook compatibility. Although we think maker Violet's claim that Karotz is "the only Facebook hardware in the world" is a tad bold (what about the ubiquitous...

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Plus all set for MWC unveiling

    Samsung Galaxy S II Plus all set for MWC unveiling

    By 2 February 2012

    While we all get over the disappointment, and recover from the shock, that there will be no Samsung Galaxy S III unveiled at MWC (it still pains us even to write the extra I) it's understandable that we'd clutch at straws for even a glimmer of new Samsung...

  • New iPod nano with camera pictures appear online

    New iPod nano with camera pictures appear online

    By 2 February 2012

    Every September from 2005 until 2010 we were treated to a new generation of iPod nano. But in 2011 - nada. But the long wait for some new nano love could be coming to an end soon, if some leaked pics of a purported seventh-gen iPod nano prove to be the...

  • This isn't just a new Samsung TV app, it's an M&S app

    This isn't just a new Samsung TV app, it's an M&S app

    By 2 February 2012

    Get ready to get posh shopping on your telly boxes Samsung fans, a Marks & Spencer app is landing on Sammy's Smart TV platform. But when we say "get ready" that's all we mean, because there's no shopping option just yet - it's just "a snapshot of how...

  • Ofcom says UK broadband speeds are on the rise

    Ofcom says UK broadband speeds are on the rise

    By 2 February 2012

    An Ofcom report has found that average broadband speeds in the UK have risen by 22 per cent since the end of 2010. The average speed nationally was measured at 6.2Mbps in November/December 2010, but rose to 7.6Mbps in just 12 months. In addition, 58 per...

  • Three Web Cube offers broadband in a box

    Three Web Cube offers broadband in a box

    By 1 February 2012

    Three takes mobile broadband pretty seriously. It recently announced its Three MiFi with added HSPA+, as well as the ZTE MF10 Dongle Adapter - a device which takes a regular USB Wi-Fi dongle and turns it into a mobile hotspot. But it's your home broadband...

  • iPad 3 data hints at quad-core A6 chip and 4G fun

    iPad 3 data hints at quad-core A6 chip and 4G fun

    By 1 February 2012

    It's been a while since we've had any new info thrown at the iPad 3 rumour pile but a report on Boy Genius Report has chucked a couple of new suggestions into the mix; quad-core processing and LTE connectivity. Okay, so these are features that we've heard...

  • Crackle pops more movies onto your Xbox 360

    Crackle pops more movies onto your Xbox 360

    By 1 February 2012

    The Sony Pictures owned video on demand platform Crackle has landed on the Xbox 360. We know, who would have thunk it - Sony and Microsoft playing nicely when it comes to consoles? But they are and, as a result, Xboxers now have access to all of the streaming...

  • Kinect for Windows goes live with new hardware

    Kinect for Windows goes live with new hardware

    By 1 February 2012

    Just as Steve Ballmer promised when he mentioned a 1 February launch at CES, the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) is now officially available, alongside dedicated hardware for the motion gesture platform. The Kinect for Windows sensor...

  • Bamboo ADzero phone shoots in

    Bamboo ADzero phone shoots in

    By 1 February 2012

    A British university student has designed a phone that stands out from the usual array of black, grey or white plastic numbers - by building it out of bamboo. The Bamboo phone is called ADzero and was designed by 23 year-old Middlesex University student...

  • Nokia to embrace NFC for future Lumia smartphones

    Nokia to embrace NFC for future Lumia smartphones

    By 1 February 2012

    Nokia's design chief Marko Ahtisaari has told The Guardian that the mobile giant is working on a Windows Phone handset that uses NFC technology to connect with external accessories, and also hinted at smartphones with wireless charging. It sounds as if...

  • Nikon Coolpix S4300 and S3300 16-megapixel snappers land

    Nikon Coolpix S4300 and S3300 16-megapixel snappers land

    By 1 February 2012

    Nikon has announced a couple of follow-ups to last year's Coolpix S3100: the Nikon Coolpix S4300 and the Nikon Coolpix S3300. These lower end compacts have an emphasis on style, small sizes and simple point-and-shoot operations and, with their sub £150...

  • Marge Simpson and Mr Burns team up for TomTom Simpsons fun

    Marge Simpson and Mr Burns team up for TomTom Simpsons fun

    By 1 February 2012

    Homer isn't the only Simpson character available to guide you home now - Marge and Mr Burns voice packages are hitting TomTom too. A deal between Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division and Locutio Voice Technologies...

  • Nikon Coolpix S30 unleashed for big-button family fun

    Nikon Coolpix S30 unleashed for big-button family fun

    By 1 February 2012

    If you're looking for a family friendly camera that you can chuck in your bag, the Nikon Coolpix S9300 and Coolpix S6300 may be a bit OTT for your needs - you may be better off with the Nikon Coolpix S30. The S30 is designed with novice digital camera...

  • Samsung Galaxy S III MWC no-show confirmed

    Samsung Galaxy S III MWC no-show confirmed

    By 1 February 2012

    It looks as if those rumours regarding a Samsung Galaxy S III no-show at Mobile World Congress were on the money after all. A memo has just popped into the Pocket-lint inbox from Samsung stating: "The successor to the Galaxy S II smartphone will be unveiled...

  • Nikon Coolpix S9300 and Coolpix S6300 zoom in for serious fun

    Nikon Coolpix S9300 and Coolpix S6300 zoom in for serious fun

    By 1 February 2012

    It was only a few months ago that Nikon refreshed the Coolpix S-series but the Japanese camera giant is back with a raft of new snappers for the range, including the new king of the clan - the Nikon Coolpix S9300. The 9300 is a compact camera that blurs...

  • Firefox 10 brings Mozilla browsing to double digits

    Firefox 10 brings Mozilla browsing to double digits

    By 31 January 2012

    It took us almost seven years to get from the first iteration of Firefox to version 4.0, but now we're already up to version 10, taking less than a year to get to double digits from the 4.0 launch thanks to Mozilla's new rapid release plan. As well as...

  • BT Vision signs up Miramax for movies on demand

    BT Vision signs up Miramax for movies on demand

    By 31 January 2012

    It isn't just Netflix and Lovefilm racing around Hollywood trying to sign up all the movie studios (we like to imagine this is literally happening, Wacky Races stylee) - BT has got in on the act by signing up Miramax for its BT Vision platform. The partnership...

  • Microsoft Office 15 technical preview kicks-off

    Microsoft Office 15 technical preview kicks-off

    By 31 January 2012

    Microsoft has unleashed Office 15 into a technical preview; the next generation of its inter-related desktop office solutions. Don't worry, you haven't just emerged from a coma after three years and missed out on all the speadsheet-based fun that Office...

  • Fujifilm X-S1 now available in the UK

    Fujifilm X-S1 now available in the UK

    By 31 January 2012

    The Fujifilm X-S1, which Pocket-lint had a brief fling with over in Vegas at CES, has hit UK shops, priced up at £699. The Fujifilm X-S1 is a bridge camera that features a Fujinon 26x optical zoom lens and the same EXR sensor technology as the brand's...

  • Koobe Mirasol ereader adds colour to Taiwan

    Koobe Mirasol ereader adds colour to Taiwan

    By 31 January 2012

    Mirasol colour ereaders are like buses. You wait around ages for one and then two come along one after the other. Hot on the heels of the Kyobo eReader, we now have another Asian entrant by way of the Koobe Jin Yong Reader, which has been announced over...

  • RIM hopes The Bold Team will come to BlackBerry's rescue

    RIM hopes The Bold Team will come to BlackBerry's rescue

    By 31 January 2012

    If any further proof was needed that Research in Motion is losing its grip on the professional market and aiming its handsets squarely at the "yoofs" then surely the launch of The Bold Team is it. A bunch of cartoon superheroes, The Naff Team, sorry -...