IFA2011 archive

  • Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi media players - 3.6, 4.0 and 5.0
    Audio

    Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi media players - 3.6, 4.0 and 5.0

    By 7 September 2011

    Samsung is big fan of more, and it seems that, now that the Koreans have found a product family that works, it intends to make it a dynasty the to put the Kennedys to shame. We knew about the Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 4.0 and 5.0 when we turned up at IFA...

  • Canon Ixus 1100 HS pictures and hands-on
    Cameras

    Canon Ixus 1100 HS pictures and hands-on

    By 7 September 2011

    The Canon Ixus 1100 HS is the latest evolution of Canon’s touchscreen compact camera. It comes along offering a 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, their DIGIC 4 processor and 12x (28-336mm in 35mm terms) zoom lens. All this is packed into a body that...

  • Canon PowerShot SX150 IS pictures and hands-on
    Cameras

    Canon PowerShot SX150 IS pictures and hands-on

    By 7 September 2011

    Canon’s PowerShot range offers up some surprising models, from the S95 and G12 at the top end, down to larger, more affordable models at the bottom. In the "travel zoom” section you’ll find the great SX220 HS and a cheaper alternative, the SX150...

  • TomTom GO Live 1535 satnav with apps pictures and hands-on
    Online

    TomTom GO Live 1535 satnav with apps pictures and hands-on

    By 7 September 2011

    Everything's got an app in this day and age but, until TomTom walked into IFA 2011, the same couldn't be said for satnavs. Now, the arrival of the top of the line TomTom GO Live 1535 and its 5-inch touchscreen, will shortly be joined by Messrs Yelp, Expedia,...

  • Lenovo IdeaPad K1 pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    Lenovo IdeaPad K1 pictures and hands-on

    By 7 September 2011

    Lenovo surprised us with the IdeaPad U300s, its Ultrabook that guns firmly at consumers. But we were also pleasantly surprised by the IdeaPad K1, its take on the Honeycomb tablet. It's been doing the rounds for the last few months and we managed to catch...

  • Haier mind control TV won’t blow your mind
    Televisions

    Haier mind control TV won’t blow your mind

    By 7 September 2011

    Haier used its stand at IFA to show off some future technologies. It demonstrated gesture control on one device, which looked like something of a pour cousin to Kinect or the original Sony PlayStation Eye Toy. Of more interest, perhaps, was their mind...

  • Acer Liquid Mini Ferrari Edition for the true racing fan
    Phones

    Acer Liquid Mini Ferrari Edition for the true racing fan

    By 6 September 2011

    Ferrari fans sit up, and pay attention. How do you show how much you love your favourite car brand? Why, you buy the Acer Liquid Mini Ferrari edition Android smartphone of course. That’s right lovers of the prancing horse, you are now able to show your...

  • Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer pictures and hands-on
    Home Cinema

    Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer pictures and hands-on

    By 6 September 2011

    We first saw Sony’s head mounted display at CES 2011. Fast forward 8 months at it looks like this crazy device is coming to market. We caught up with it again at IFA 2011 to immerse ourselves in its experience. The design from the exterior is certainly...

  • Owle Bubo: The ultimate video cameraman case for the iPhone 4, we go hands-on
    Phones

    Owle Bubo: The ultimate video cameraman case for the iPhone 4, we go hands-on

    By 6 September 2011

    We've talked about the Owle Bubo before but, despite it sounding like a raptor infected with the plague, we were still thrilled to get our hands on this iPhone 4 videophile accessory when it flew our way at IFA 2011. Made of what feels like solid black...

  • Samsung Galaxy M Pro pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy M Pro pictures and hands-on

    By 5 September 2011

    If you're searching for a phone that's high-performance at an economic price-point and happens to have a full QWERTY keyboard, then according to Samsung, this is the mobile for you. Meet the Samsung Galaxy M Pro; what the promise seems to translate to...

  • Samsung Galaxy W pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy W pictures and hands-on

    By 5 September 2011

    W stands for Wonder if you're talking the Samsung Galaxy talk, and the thing that Pocket-lint wondered, when we spent our hands-on time with it at IFA 2011, is whether people would buy it instead of the R or not at all. A first glance at the spec sheet,...

  • Samsung Galaxy R pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy R pictures and hands-on

    By 5 September 2011

    In Samsung's latest mobile phone nomenclature, R stands for Royal and is second only to the S or Super range. So, to take a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy R - the first R of its kind - when compared to the Samsung Galaxy S II, was a good insight into...

  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover double-hard handset pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy Xcover double-hard handset pictures and hands-on

    By 5 September 2011

    Of the 8 billion Galaxy branded devices that Samsung brought forth into being for IFA 2011, it was refreshing to get our hands on the XCover because it actually looked and felt different to the rest. It's a tough phone, which is one of the things that...

  • White Samsung Galaxy S II pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    White Samsung Galaxy S II pictures and hands-on

    By 5 September 2011

    "If a phone's worth doing properly, it's worth doing in white" is probably as valid a start to this hands-on article as "anything Apple can do Samsung can do too", but we'll leave the EU patent lawyers to work out that one. In case you've been living...

  • Samsung Galaxy Y and Y Pro pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy Y and Y Pro pictures and hands-on

    By 5 September 2011

    Apple didn't bother getting Samsung to remove the Y and Y pro handsets from its IFA stand - it must not think they are as big a deal as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, which was pulled from IFA following a new injunction. And, if we're honest - they're not...

  • Jarre AeroDream One hits iPod dock highs
    Audio

    Jarre AeroDream One hits iPod dock highs

    By 5 September 2011

    If you were alive in the 80s, you almost certainly have a Jean Michel Jarre album lying around your house. Lately, Jean Michel Jarre has turned his musical hands to another domestic certainty: the iPod dock. Of course this being Jean Michel Jarre, things...

  • Samsung Galaxy S II LTE pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy S II LTE pictures and hands-on

    By 5 September 2011

    So, it turns out that there was no misprint on the press release. Samsung Galaxy S II LTE is, in fact, both bigger and better than the plain old Samsung Galaxy S II. Placing our trusty, old, first flush SII next to the newcomer at IFA 2011, it all became...

  • Epson MG-850HD projector wants an Apple a day
    Home Cinema

    Epson MG-850HD projector wants an Apple a day

    By 5 September 2011

    Epson used IFA to introduce the MG-850HD; the first HD-Ready 3LCD home cinema projector featuring an iPod docking station. With vast amounts of personal media being stored on fanboy's iDevices, Epson will be hoping to tempt the Apple masses into going...

  • Android Sony Walkman prototype gets IFA showing
    Audio

    Android Sony Walkman prototype gets IFA showing

    By 5 September 2011

    Sony showed off a Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player on its stand at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. It was quickly pointed out to us that this was a prototype, but we can see where Sony are headed with this one, and that’s straight up...

  • Superslim LG Optimus 3D 2 set for world domination in 2012
    Phones

    Superslim LG Optimus 3D 2 set for world domination in 2012

    By 5 September 2011

    LG is working on an update to its glasses-less 3D smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D, and plans are that it will be superslim. The company also hinted, exclusively to Pocket-lint, that it hopes to have the LG Optimus 3D 2 out sometime in 2012. Speaking to...

  • ViewSonic ViewPad 7e pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    ViewSonic ViewPad 7e pictures and hands-on

    By 5 September 2011

    We knew that ViewSonic was going to pull the covers off another 7-inch tablet at IFA 2011 and that it was going to be a budget device. Markedly different from their slick ViewPad 7x, the 7e is fairly chunky, features a resistive display and runs Gingerbread,...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 pulled from IFA following new injunction
    Tablets

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 pulled from IFA following new injunction

    By 4 September 2011

    The legal dispute between Samsung and Apple has taken another interesting twist, resulting in the newly-announced Galaxy Tab 7.7 being removed from IFA following a second injunction from a Dusseldorf court on 2 September.  The court ruling bans Samsung...

  • Samsung MV800 pictures and hands-on
    Cameras

    Samsung MV800 pictures and hands-on

    By 4 September 2011

    Samsung hasn’t been scared to try different things with their compact camera range, and having rolled out a number of models with forward-facing screens, this is a slightly different proposition.  The MV800 (standing for MultiView) offers a hinged...

  • LG Optimus Sol pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    LG Optimus Sol pictures and hands-on

    By 3 September 2011

    LG's newly announced light-flighting handset, the LG Optimus Sol, made an appearance over in Germany at IFA and Pocket-lint was on hand to get our grubby paws all over it. The handset, which was announced back in August (and will also go by the slightly...

  • Medion Android smartphone and tablet unleashed
    Phones

    Medion Android smartphone and tablet unleashed

    By 3 September 2011

    Medion used IFA 2011 as a platform to announce its new Android tablet and smartphone, packing proper (i.e. not old) versions of Google's OS and looking anything but budget. Pocket-lint took a trip over to the Medion booth to see the new toys in action,...