IFA2010 archive

  • Sharp goes 3D with Aquos Quattron LE925 LED TV
    Home Cinema

    Sharp goes 3D with Aquos Quattron LE925 LED TV

    By 2 September 2010

    At IFA 2009, it was just a single extra yellow pixel that Sharp tried to wow the world with. Now, at IFA 2010, the company has plonked itself firmly on the 3DTV bandwagon with the Sharp Aquos LE925 Quattron LED TV. Quite a mouthful. Fortunately, the company...

  • Packard Bell EasyNote LX6 high end notebook unleashed
    Laptops

    Packard Bell EasyNote LX6 high end notebook unleashed

    By 2 September 2010

    Packard Bell, often thought of as the cheap alternative to the Acer family, has used IFA to announce a pretty impressive sounding notebook - the EasyNote LX86. The LX86 (the LX stands for luxury, apparently) has a silver finish and has a full-size keyboard...

  • EXCLUSIVE: TomTom looking at social network location features
    Online

    EXCLUSIVE: TomTom looking at social network location features

    By 2 September 2010

    TomTom has told Pocket-lint that it is, "Definitely looking at" the massive boom in location based social networking services like Facebook Places, Foursquare and Twitter. In an exclusive one to one interview with TomTom's GPS product manager, TomTom...

  • Samsung underlines 3D vision at IFA with new home cinema kit
    Home Cinema

    Samsung underlines 3D vision at IFA with new home cinema kit

    By 2 September 2010

    Not content with unleashing the world's biggest LED HD 3D TV at IFA (and not to mention the world's biggest smartphone), Samsung has re-affirmed its commitment to all things 3D with a barrage of new home cinema equipment, with 3D compatibility a consistent...

  • TomTom Via range and Go Live 1005 drive onto the scene
    Online

    TomTom Via range and Go Live 1005 drive onto the scene

    By 2 September 2010

    TomTom has announced the launch of a new model and a whole new range at IFA, on Thursday. The new model will be the TomTom Go Live 1005, while the new range will go under the moniker of the TomTom Via. The TomTom Go 1005 will be virtually identical to...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab to launch with Vodafone in the UK
    Tablets

    Samsung Galaxy Tab to launch with Vodafone in the UK

    By 2 September 2010

    Vodafone has revealed that it will be launching the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the UK in partnership with the Korean giant. "Vodafone's aim is to offer all customers new and attractive ways to enjoy mobile data, on the move, across a variety of devices", said...

  • Samsung confirms Galaxy Tab 2...and 3 and 4....
    Tablets

    Samsung confirms Galaxy Tab 2...and 3 and 4....

    By 2 September 2010

    Samsung has revealed, during a Galaxy Tab question and answer session at IFA in Berlin, that it will be releasing more tablets in 2011, and that there will be a whole range of different models: "Based on our market research, people have different desires,...

  • Samsung unveils HMX-T10 full HD camcorder
    Cameras

    Samsung unveils HMX-T10 full HD camcorder

    By 2 September 2010

    Samsung's new HMX-T10 full HD camcorder boasts an innovative 20-degree slanted lens that's been designed to make shooting videos more comfortable, so you can say goodbye to aching arms and wrists. Part of the manufacturer's new line-up of compact digital...

  • Samsung shows off world's largest HD 3D LED TV
    Home Cinema

    Samsung shows off world's largest HD 3D LED TV

    By 2 September 2010

    If you thought that Samsung's 7-inch effort at IFA was going to be the show stealer then think again, because there's a 65-inch monster in town that's seeking the crown. The Samsung LED C8000 is the world's largest full HD, LED, 3D television. The Korean...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Sharp's new 3D touting shooting phone camera says hello to IFA
    Phones

    EXCLUSIVE: Sharp's new 3D touting shooting phone camera says hello to IFA

    By 2 September 2010

    Sharp will use the company's IFA press conference to demo a new range of 3D, without glasses, screens in mobile devices ranging from 3 to 10 inches in size. The flagship announcement will be an impressive iPhone 4/Samsung Galaxy S looking prototype that...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Toshiba Folio 100 makes IFA appearance as Toshiba Places debuts
    Tablets

    EXCLUSIVE: Toshiba Folio 100 makes IFA appearance as Toshiba Places debuts

    By 2 September 2010

    Toshiba will launch the Folio 100 at IFA 2010 along with a new music and video download service called Toshiba Places. The tablet, which is already on display on the company's stand, shows the new offering in action and Pocket-lint just happened to be...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab gets grand unveiling
    Tablets

    Samsung Galaxy Tab gets grand unveiling

    By 2 September 2010

    Well, we all knew it was coming, so it's hardly a surprise...but the Samsung Galaxy Tab has gone and got all official over at IFA. The Froyo (Android 2.2) running device has a 7-inch, 1024 x 600, TFT-LCD display and, yes, it is a mahoosive phone. That's...

  • Philips O'Neill headphones for the hip amongst us
    Audio

    Philips O'Neill headphones for the hip amongst us

    By 2 September 2010

    Philips is to take an edgier approach to its headphones offering with the announcement at IFA 2010 that it has teamed up with O'Neill the surfing and boarding company, to launch a range of headphones. The new "premium line" headphones will be joint...

  • Sonos adds Spotify support
    Audio

    Sonos adds Spotify support

    By 2 September 2010

    Sonos has announced that it is adding support for the Spotify music service to its multi-room music system by the end of September. The update for Sonos customers will be via a free software update and will bring Spotify to those customers in the UK,...

  • Sony VPL-VW90ES 3D home projector eyes-on
    Home Cinema

    Sony VPL-VW90ES 3D home projector eyes-on

    By 1 September 2010

    Watching a 3D Blu-ray movie on your 50-inch Bravia TV is one thing, but what if you are serious about your movies and want to create the 3D experience at home? Don't panic, Sony has announced, at its IFA press conference in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday,...

  • Sony 3D laptop prototype shown
    Laptops

    Sony 3D laptop prototype shown

    By 1 September 2010

    Sony has previewed a prototype 3D-Ready laptop that it hopes to release to the general public in the springtime at its keynote speech at IFA in Berlin, Germany. The new laptop, which currently doesn't have a name other than the "Sony 3D laptop prototype"...

  • Sony unveils Xplod with TomTom technology
    Cars

    Sony unveils Xplod with TomTom technology

    By 1 September 2010

    Sony has joined forces with satnav specialist TomTom to introduce the Xplod range of in-car navigation devices. Both the snappily titled XNV-L77BT and the XNV-L66BT will comprise Sony’s AV head unit and TomTom’s navigation module, offering full access...

  • Sony Bloggie Touch: HD shooting and 360-degree panoramas
    Online

    Sony Bloggie Touch: HD shooting and 360-degree panoramas

    By 1 September 2010

    With the absolute mass of HD pocket cams being announced in the last few weeks, we kind of guessed that Sony would be updating its own range. And now, it has done just that, announcing the Sony Bloggie Touch over at IFA. The Bloggie Touch is a compact...

  • Sony Reader Pocket Edition and Sony Reader Touch Edition refreshed
    Gadgets

    Sony Reader Pocket Edition and Sony Reader Touch Edition refreshed

    By 1 September 2010

    Sony has confirmed the launch of new Sony readers in the UK and the US at its keynote speech at IFA in Berlin, Germany. The new Reader Pocket Edition and Reader Touch Edition digital readers will come with a new tweaked design and technology enhancements,...

  • Qriocity: Sony's Cloud based music and video service
    Online

    Qriocity: Sony's Cloud based music and video service

    By 1 September 2010

    Today at the IFA 2010 show in Berlin, Sony announced that “Video On Demand powered by Qriocity”, a premium streaming video service, will be available this autumn in five European countries including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. According...

  • Viewsonic ViewPad 7 hands-on
    Tablets

    Viewsonic ViewPad 7 hands-on

    By 1 September 2010

    We were the first to bring you the official press shots of the new Viewsonic Viewpad 7 last week and now we are one of the first to bring you hands-on of the new 2.2 Android powered tablet that plans to take on Samsung and Apple in the coming months. ...

  • Viewsonic ViewPad 100 hands-on
    Tablets

    Viewsonic ViewPad 100 hands-on

    By 1 September 2010

    Just minutes after landing in Berlin for the IFA tech show, and we've already bagged our first hands-on with the Viewsonic dual boot Windows 7/Android tablet. The next model is the extremely intriguing Intel based 10-inch tablet (no confirmed name yet,...

  • Panasonic targets 3D boom with launches
    Home Cinema

    Panasonic targets 3D boom with launches

    By 1 September 2010

    Panasonic has gone 3D crazy over in Germany. The Japanese electronics giant has announced a whole host of new 3D kit that it will be showing off at the massive Berlin-based expo. First up there are three new 3D plasma TVs - the Viera 42VT20, the Viera...

  • Live from IFA 2010: Pocket-lint touches down in Germany
    Gadgets

    Live from IFA 2010: Pocket-lint touches down in Germany

    By 1 September 2010

    Each year, for the best part of a week, Berlin becomes the focus of the entire consumer electronics industry as the city hosts one of the world’s largest trade shows on the planet. That is this thing they call IFA. Pronounced ee-fa by most who know...

  • LG Smart TV gets IFA unveiling
    Home Cinema

    LG Smart TV gets IFA unveiling

    By 1 September 2010

    LG is showing off its new Smart TV concept over in Berlin at IFA with the promise of making internet-enabled TV viewing "Easy, Fun, More and Better". And to think, it probably paid some lucky marketing-guru a big pile of cash to come up with that slogan....