IFA2011 archive

  • YouTube 3D exclusive to Samsung TVs
    Home Cinema

    YouTube 3D exclusive to Samsung TVs

    By 1 September 2011

    Samsung has announced that it is to host YouTube’s first 3D content service on its Smart TV and Smart Hub platform. The new stereoscopic video streaming channel will be available via a new app, which will initially be completely exclusive to the South...

  • Samsung MultiView MV800 camera flips out
    Cameras

    Samsung MultiView MV800 camera flips out

    By 1 September 2011

    Samsung is calling its new MultiView MV800 camera innovative, and this may well be the case, however it's also a little bonkers as it offers up a 180-degree flip-style, MultiView Touch display. Well bonkers may be being harsh, but fun is certainly the...

  • Samsung NX200: The 20.3 megapixel mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens
    Cameras

    Samsung NX200: The 20.3 megapixel mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens

    By 1 September 2011

    Samsung has announced the launch of the NX200, a new compact camera system that plans to take on the Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras of this world; it offers users an alternative to bulky DSLRs from the likes of Canon and Nikon.  Announced...

  • Sony Reader Wi-Fi pictures and hands-on
    Online

    Sony Reader Wi-Fi pictures and hands-on

    By 1 September 2011

    In the world of all-singing, all-dancing tablets, it’s easy to overlook the somewhat humble ebook reader. It’s no surprise, then, that Sony has thrown a lot at its Reader Wi-Fi, or PRS-T1, bringing with it a couple of innovative twists. The biggest...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note brings a pen to the smartphone tablet space
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy Note brings a pen to the smartphone tablet space

    By 1 September 2011

    Aside from the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 launched at IFA on Thursday in Berlin, Samsung has used its Unpacked event to launch the Samsung Note, an electronic notepad complete with stylus for those that want to write. "The artistic freedom of a paper notebook...

  • TomTom for iPad: satnav goes big screen
    Apps

    TomTom for iPad: satnav goes big screen

    By 1 September 2011

    TomTom has announced that it’s launching an iPad version of its TomTom navigation software at this year’s IFA in Berlin, Germany. The app, which has been reworked to fit the larger screen of the Apple tablet, will offer the same functionality as...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 sports AMOLED screen and metal case
    Tablets

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 sports AMOLED screen and metal case

    By 1 September 2011

    Samsung will announce a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 at IFA, in Berlin, on Thursday 1 September, as it continues its tablet push along with updating the original Galaxy Tab at the same time. The new model will feature a Super AMOLED screen, come with a 1.4GHz...

  • Fujifilm X10 zooms in
    Cameras

    Fujifilm X10 zooms in

    By 1 September 2011

    Pointing and shooting just got a little bit more serious over in Berlin, where the Fujifilm X10 has just been officially announced at IFA 2011. With the likes of the Canon PowerShot G12 firmly in its sights, the little brother to the Fujifilm X100 packs...

  • Sony NEX-7 pictures and hands-on
    Cameras

    Sony NEX-7 pictures and hands-on

    By 1 September 2011

    Recently announced, but previously unfondled, the Sony NEX-7 has made an appearance at IFA 2011, along with the latest and greatest Sony cameras. Never one to pass up a chance to fondle a new model, we got our hands on the range-topping compact system...

  • Sony Tablet S pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    Sony Tablet S pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2011

    They may be arriving at the Honeycomb tablet game a little late, but you can never underestimate a company like Sony. Howard Stringer, Sony president and CEO, took to the stage at IFA 2011 to kick off a run of new product launches saying that it’s “not...

  • Sony goes on and in-ear with new noise cancelling headphones
    Audio

    Sony goes on and in-ear with new noise cancelling headphones

    By 31 August 2011

    It's been a busy day for Sony over in Germany at IFA with tablets, Blu-ray players, speakers and 3D goggles all getting official releases but the Japanese giant hasn't forgotten its personal audio arm. And whilst there were no new Walkman devices announced,...

  • Sony Vaio L series wants your PS3 3D action
    Online

    Sony Vaio L series wants your PS3 3D action

    By 31 August 2011

    Sony has revamped both the Vaio L series all-in-one machine, as well as the S series notebooks - two ranges that Pocket-lint originally got hands-on with back in February. The big news with the L series AIO is that it brings 3D action into the equation,...

  • Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) announced at IFA, Harry Potter edition promised
    Online

    Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) announced at IFA, Harry Potter edition promised

    By 31 August 2011

    Sony has announced the Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) at this year’s IFA in Berlin; following a leak earlier in the week, this release has been expected. Hoping that the lure of Harry Potter can do wonders for business, a limited edition version of the...

  • Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray player and SMP-N200 3D network player stream in
    Home Cinema

    Sony BDP-S185 Blu-ray player and SMP-N200 3D network player stream in

    By 31 August 2011

    Sony has detailed a couple of new shiny black boxes over at IFA that it wants to see in your living room - the BDP-S185 Blu-ray player and SMP-N200 3D network player. Starting with the Blu-ray and Sony is describing it as "an affordable way to enjoy the...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S announced at IFA, coming October
    Phones

    Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S announced at IFA, coming October

    By 31 August 2011

    Sony Ericsson has announced it is refreshing its Xperia arc handset just 8 months after it first announced the original model, adding an S in while it’s at it.  The new Xperia arc S will now come with a 1.4 GHz processor giving it a boost of around...

  • Sony Tablet S and Tablet P release dates confirmed
    Tablets

    Sony Tablet S and Tablet P release dates confirmed

    By 31 August 2011

    Sony's tablets have been doing the rounds for a while now, first hitting the rumour mill back in February and then getting official recognition from Sony in April. Curiously though, they are not hitting the shops with the monikers that you may be familair...

  • Sony 'Death Star' speaker promises perfect sound from the dark side
    Audio

    Sony 'Death Star' speaker promises perfect sound from the dark side

    By 31 August 2011

    Sony has launched two new speakers for iPhone and Smartphone users that are in the shape of a ball - or, perhaps, the Death Star if you’re looking for a more sinister angle.  The two new models: the Sony RDP-V20iP and the SRS-BTV25, will offer the...

  • Panasonic Lumix twin-lens 3D digital camera on show at IFA
    Cameras

    Panasonic Lumix twin-lens 3D digital camera on show at IFA

    By 31 August 2011

    There's nothing quite like showing off a nice concept, making people go "ooh" and "aah", in order to kick off a massive trade show - and that's exactly what Panasonic has done over in Berlin at IFA where it has detailed its first twin-lens 3D digital...

  • Samsung Slate PC Series 7 Windows hybrid tab unleashed
    Tablets

    Samsung Slate PC Series 7 Windows hybrid tab unleashed

    By 31 August 2011

    If you agreed with us that the Samsung Series 7 700Z premium notebook looks magical then prepare for your second Samsung Series 7 related gasp of the day as, over at IFA in Berlin, Sammy has unleashed a tablet with a twist - the Samsung Slate PC Series...

  • Live from IFA 2011: Pocket-lint touches down in Germany
    Phones

    Live from IFA 2011: Pocket-lint touches down in Germany

    By 31 August 2011

    Each year 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 the thing they call IFA. Pronounced ee-fa by most who know her, the acronym stands for Internationale...

  • Toshiba Thrive makes its way to the UK
    Tablets

    Toshiba Thrive makes its way to the UK

    By 31 August 2011

    Toshiba has announced that the tablet known as the Thrive in the US will be available in UK shops on 1 September, labelled simply as the Toshiba AT100. The Toshiba Tablet, as it was once known, has fallen into Pocket-lint paws a couple of times in the...

  • Sony 3D head-mounted visor going on sale in November
    Home Cinema

    Sony 3D head-mounted visor going on sale in November

    By 31 August 2011

    We first saw the Sony 3D head-mounted display at CES at the beginning of the year in prototype stage, and now nearly 9 months later the company has announced that it will go on sale in Japan in November.  The headset, which looks like some sort of fat...

  • LG LW980T Cinema 3D TV comes with Nano Full LED tech and super-thin body
    Home Cinema

    LG LW980T Cinema 3D TV comes with Nano Full LED tech and super-thin body

    By 31 August 2011

    LG has used IFA, the consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, to launch its latest 3D television range: the LG LW980T series.  The new telly, which will come in 47- or 55-inch screen sizes, offers the company’s passive 3D tech - Cinema 3D - as well...

  • Samsung Series 7 700Z premium notebook looks magical
    Laptops

    Samsung Series 7 700Z premium notebook looks magical

    By 31 August 2011

    Samsung has announced a new Series 7 notebook, the 700Z, also being called the Chronos. The 700Z is a premium laptop designed for those interested in portability without sacrificing performance. A wonderful brushed metallic chassis houses the 700Z in...

  • Samsung Series 7 700Z pictures and hands-on
    Laptops

    Samsung Series 7 700Z pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2011

    By now we all know about the Samsung Series 9, the thin and light model that looks to challenge the Apple MacBook Air in the high-end stakes. By the same logic the new Series 7 700Z takes on the MacBook Pro. Of course, we’ve seen the Series 7 previously...