First look archive

  • First Look: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5  review
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    First Look: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 review

    By 5 April 2012

    The Lumix GF5, or Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 to use its formal title, is the latest G Series compact system camera from Panasonic. It replaces the Lumix GF3 and the similarity is instantly recognisable from the distinctive design. Pocket-lint had the chance...

  • First Look: Windows 8 Consumer Preview
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    First Look: Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    By 2 March 2012

    The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is here, allowing you to have a play with some to the new features before the final version of Windows 8 arrives later in the year. As with Windows 7, Microsoft has allowed users interested and keen to review the new OS...

  • First Look: Olympus OM-D E-M5  review
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    First Look: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review

    By 17 February 2012

    The Olympus OM-D is a new line of Micro Four Thirds cameras, pitched above the current Pen line. The E-M5 is the first model in this new range, which Olympus is pushing out with the tagline "the beginning of something new". But how new is it? Importantly,...

  • First Look: Acer Aspire S3 3951 review
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    First Look: Acer Aspire S3 3951 review

    By 17 November 2011

    Acer’s first foray into the new “Ultrabook” category is with the Aspire S3, a slim and light notebook that offers you a proper hardware loadout without bloating into what were once typical PC dimensions. We’ve seen a number of moves in the Windows...

  • First Look: Lenovo U300s review
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    First Look: Lenovo U300s review

    By 15 November 2011

    Let's be honest, Lenovo isn't known for consumer laptops, nor is it really known for creating objects of desire. That is not to say that it's laptops aren't brilliant, because they often are. The problem is, unless you work for a business that gives you...

  • First Look: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1   review
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    First Look: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 review

    By 7 November 2011

    The new Panasonic Lumix GX1 bridges the gap between the compact Lumix GF3 and the mini DSLR-alike G3 and GH3 models. As such, it sits on the more compact side of the Lumix G series range, but still offers a whole host of controls and features to appease...

  • First Look: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich  review
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    First Look: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich review

    By 25 October 2011

    Ice Cream Sandwich is the "biggest release" of Android "in terms of code that we wrote", Hugo Barra, product management director at Google told Pocket-lint in our second session with Ice Cream Sandwich on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Barra told us it was...

  • First Look: HTC Sensation XL review
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    First Look: HTC Sensation XL review

    By 6 October 2011

    The HTC Sensation XL pushes out 4.7-inches of glorious display to fill with your Android ambitions. It's the latest flagship phone to launch from HTC, much rumoured and leaked, and now unleashed upon the world. It picks up much of what the HTC Titan set...

  • First Look: Forza Motorsport 4 review
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    First Look: Forza Motorsport 4 review

    By 23 September 2011

    Forza Motorsport 4 launches on 14 October and we were lucky enough to get in some game time prior to launch, as well as sit down for a chat with Dan Greenawalt, Creative Director at Turn 10 Studios. Let’s get something clear from the start: Forza Motorsport...

  • First Look: HTC Radar   review
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    First Look: HTC Radar review

    By 1 September 2011

    HTC released five Windows Phone 7 powered smartphones in 2010, but for 2011 the tactic is going to be different. That’s the theory anyway and to kick off the Windows Phone 7 Mango update it’s launching just two smartphones, the HTC Titan and the...

  • First Look: HTC Titan review
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    First Look: HTC Titan review

    By 1 September 2011

    HTC has announced the launch of the HTC Titan, a Windows Phone 7 smartphone, that sports a mammoth 4.7-inch screen, making it one of the largest smartphones on the market.  Pocket-lint was invited to test out the new phone ahead of the official announcement,...

  • First Look: Rage review
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    First Look: Rage review

    By 23 August 2011

    Coming from a company often accused of recycling its unmatched heritage, Rage is a surprisingly ambitious game - arguably the most ambitious iD has produced since the glory days of Quake. From its open desert landscapes to its dingy, mutant-filled caverns,...

  • First Look: Olympus Pen E-P3  review
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    First Look: Olympus Pen E-P3 review

    By 1 July 2011

    Olympus have only just unveiled their brand new flagship Pen E-P3 camera and we were on hand to take a look. The new Pen is a major step in the right direction for the mirrorless camera, boasting what could be a spec sheet that brings it up to speed with...

  • First Look: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review
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    First Look: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review

    By 13 June 2011

    Panasonic has unveiled its smallest and lightest interchangable lens system camera in the form of the Lumix GF3 and we were invited along for a sneak preview. The brand's existing Micro Four Thirds camera - the GF2 -  was only introduced just over 6...

  • First Look: BlackBerry Bold 9900 review
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    First Look: BlackBerry Bold 9900 review

    By 9 May 2011

    Research in Motion has announced a new touchscreen-enabled BlackBerry Bold, the 9900, at it’s annual BlackBerry World conference in the US and Pocket-lint was on hand to get a fondle with the new smartphone. Should you be excited? Read on to find out....

  • First Look: Samsung Galaxy S II review
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    First Look: Samsung Galaxy S II review

    By 14 April 2011

    The Samsung Galaxy S II could spoil the party for many recent phone launches - the HTC Sensation, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc or the LG Optimus 2X. We saw the SGS2 (as it’s colloquially known) at launch, but we’ve subsequently had the chance to spend...

  • First Look: HTC Sensation   review
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    First Look: HTC Sensation review

    By 12 April 2011

    The HTC Sensation is a phone about numbers: except for sidestepping the “world’s thinnest” competition, it smacks down a heavy spec sheet: 1.2GHz processor, dual-core, 8-megapixel camera, 1080p video recording, 4.3-inches, 960 x 540 pixels. About...

  • First Look: Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR review
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    First Look: Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR review

    By 10 March 2011

    The Fujifilm FinePix HS20: 30x optical zoom, brand new 16MP sensor, EXR processor and more besides. Pocket-lint got hands-on a near-complete Fujifilm HS20 at this year’s Focus On Imaging show. Superzooms: no decent ones for ages and then they come along...

  • First Look: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V   review
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    First Look: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V review

    By 9 March 2011

    Sony’s latest HX100V has a massive 30x optical zoom, GPS technology, and can even snap 3D images. Just how does it stand up against other superzoom models out there? We spent some time with the camera at its launch at Focus on Imaging. The Sony Cyber-shot...

  • First Look: Google Cr-48 review
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    First Look: Google Cr-48 review

    By 23 February 2011

    Chrome operated notebooks aren’t available for purchase yet but Pocket-lint was lucky enough to get our hands on the unbranded Chrome OS test notebook before the real deal hits store shelves in mid-2011. The Cr-48 is Google’s test notebook running...

  • First Look: LG Optimus 3D review
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    First Look: LG Optimus 3D review

    By 14 February 2011

    The LG Optimus 3D is the company's latest offering for the smartphone world, and one that comes with 3D no less, but is the new phone from LG likely to be a hit or is the 3D screen merely a gimmick? Pocket-lint was was given access to the new handset...

  • First Look: INQ Cloud Touch review
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    First Look: INQ Cloud Touch review

    By 9 February 2011

    The INQ Cloud Touch has been subject to rumour and gossip on a scale not normally seen for a small UK-based company with a portfolio – up until today – that only included two devices. Facebook is a big deal though and this is where the attention has...

  • First Look: Sprint Kyocera Echo review
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    First Look: Sprint Kyocera Echo review

    By 8 February 2011

    At an exclusive event in New York City, Sprint and Kyocera announced the first dual-screen smartphone running on Android, the Echo. The Android-powered device is the first smartphone comprised of two 3.5-inch 800x480 touchscreen displays connected by...

  • First Look: Motorola Atrix 4G   review
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    First Look: Motorola Atrix 4G review

    By 14 January 2011

    Motorola is keen to stress that its Atrix 4G handset is not just another smartphone. It is, in fact, an evolutionary step in mobile computing; the first product in an all new category. You see, while it runs on Android 2.2, sports dual-core processing...

  • First Look: LG Optimus 2X review
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    First Look: LG Optimus 2X review

    By 13 January 2011

    The LG Optimus 2X sees a slight change of direction for LG’s Android line and one that we welcome. The Optimus, the Optimus One and the LG InTouch Max (GW620) were all mid-range in their approach, whereas the Optimus 2X is the very definition of high-end....