IFA2012 archive

  • Philips adds YouTube Movie Rentals to Smart TV
    Televisions

    Philips adds YouTube Movie Rentals to Smart TV

    By 4 September 2012

    Philips has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Philips Smart TV owners will soon be able to rent movies from the YouTube Movie Rental store when it launches on its TVs in the UK later this year. Philips Smart TV will be among the first TV platforms to offer...

  • IFA 2012: Pocket-lint's thoughts on the show
    Phones

    IFA 2012: Pocket-lint's thoughts on the show

    By 3 September 2012

    Pocket-lint is back from Berlin with all the coverage of IFA 2012 freshly sewn up and on our pages for all to see. We've perused the press conferences, touched up the touchscreens and caressed the keyboards of every gadget that every manufacturer of every...

  • Philips O'Neill The Crash pictures and hands-on
    Audio

    Philips O'Neill The Crash pictures and hands-on

    By 3 September 2012

    The partnering of Philips and O'Neill has resulted in a new baby. The latest headphones, known simply has The Crash, are the toughest headphones to date. Pitched at those with an active lifestyle, The Crash headphones are designed to withstand pretty...

  • Ford Focus Electric pictures and hands-on
    Cars

    Ford Focus Electric pictures and hands-on

    By 1 September 2012

    The Ford Focus Electric was at IFA - Europe's largest consumer electronics show, in Berlin, Germany - and Pocket-lint had the chance to take a gander at the compay's first all-electric car. In particular it was the MyFord Touch experience, Sync and those...

  • ZTE Grand X IN pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    ZTE Grand X IN pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    Two things are clear in the world of smartphones: ZTE is serious about breaking out of China and Intel is serious about breaking into mobile devices. It's no surprise, then, to see the ZTE Grand X IN. Okay, we admit it's something of a surprise, as this...

  • Philips Fidelio X1 pictures and hands-on
    Audio

    Philips Fidelio X1 pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    If you're in the market for a premium set of headphones then you're veritably spoilt for choice these days, with strong offerings, it seems, from all quarters.  Philips has added to its Fidelio premium audio line with the X1 headphones, topping a range...

  • TDK Boombox, Sound Cube and Weatherproof speakers pictures and hands-on
    Audio

    TDK Boombox, Sound Cube and Weatherproof speakers pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    TDK has announced four new speakers designed to be used with your mobile phone, be it the latest Android offering or the iPhone, at IFA in Berlin,  and we were on hand to check them out. The models - the Wireless Weatherproof Speaker, Wireless Boombox,...

  • Jabra Solemate pictures and hands-on
    Audio

    Jabra Solemate pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    The Jabra Solemate, that's the name of a new Bluetooth speaker from Jabra which, as the name suggests, has taken its design cue from a pair of shoes rather than being a standard box. This device has an integrated subwoofer and dual tweeters to keep you...

  • Philips at IFA 2012: Fidelio speakers, Original Radio, some tellies and a chef
    Online

    Philips at IFA 2012: Fidelio speakers, Original Radio, some tellies and a chef

    By 31 August 2012

    Philips at IFA 2012 was always going to be a slightly odd one, what with the company handing over the keys to its television manufacturing name to TP Vision. Naturally, we did get a few a sets thrown in but the growing focus from the Dutch engineers was...

  • Hottest gadgets at IFA 2012
    Gaming

    Hottest gadgets at IFA 2012

    By 31 August 2012

    IFA 2012 and it's very best gadgets are what we'll be bringing you through the next three days all over Pocket-lint, but this page right here, this page is the very best of them all. It's the best of the best, le meilleur, the ace in the hole, the cream...

  • Withings WS-30 internet scales beam your weight direct to your smartphone
    Apps

    Withings WS-30 internet scales beam your weight direct to your smartphone

    By 31 August 2012

    Withings next-generation bathroom scales have been unveiled at IFA, with the WS-30's beaming information straight to your smartphone or tablet device.  The Withings WS-30 scales work in tandem with the Health Companion app, with your weight sent wirelessly...

  • Acer Liquid Gallant (Duo) pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Acer Liquid Gallant (Duo) pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    We'd already heard the news about Acer's Liquid Gallant mobile phone, and at IFA 2012 Pocket-lint had the opportunity to play with this new phone. There are two phones here, the Liquid Gallant and the Liquid Gallant Duo - the latter has a dual SIM option....

  • Windows 8 hybrid tablets from IFA 2012
    Laptops

    Windows 8 hybrid tablets from IFA 2012

    By 31 August 2012

    If there's one theme that's run throughout IFA 2012 it's that whoever the Gok Wan of the tech world is has decided that it's Windows 8 hybrid tablets that are in vogue. The Metro or Modern UI atop the latest desktop OS from Microsoft is just so touch...

  • Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    Huawei is going pretty big on the smartphone and tablet front, announcing six brand new devices at IFA in Berlin. Of the lot, the Ascend D1 Quad XL is by far the most exciting. Packing an almost vanilla version of Ice Cream Sandwich, a big battery and...

  • LG Optimus L9 pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    LG Optimus L9 pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    The LG Optimus L9 sits atop the L series of Android devices from the Korean manufacturer. We caught up with the new model at IFA 2012 in Berlin for a quick play. The L series handsets from LG were conceived to put well-designed phones into the hands...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #99 - IFA 2012 special, including Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Camera
    Online

    Pocket-lint Podcast #99 - IFA 2012 special, including Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Camera

    By 31 August 2012

    The team report live from the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin as it opens its doors to the public for the first time. Editor Chris speaks to Rik back at home base about his first impressions on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy...

  • LG EA93 21:9 widescreen monitor pictures and hands-on
    Online

    LG EA93 21:9 widescreen monitor pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    LG's been launching lots of products on a grand scale at this year's IFA trade show. But here's one that's a little more unusual than the likes of the 84-inch 4K telly. It's a 29-inch, 21:9 aspect ratio widescreen monitor.  The LG EA93 caters for the...

  • Etymotic Android app adjusts sound levels after listening to your surroundings
    Apps

    Etymotic Android app adjusts sound levels after listening to your surroundings

    By 31 August 2012

    Headphone specialists Etymotic has branched out into the Android app world with its StreetSonics application which listens to your surroundings before enabling you to adjust sound levels accordingly. The smart app becomes aware of the ambience around...

  • Tablets at IFA 2012
    Tablets

    Tablets at IFA 2012

    By 31 August 2012

    IFA 2012 is a tricky beast to keep track of. Last year, we notched up hundreds of stories from Europe's biggest consumer technology show and with so much flying through the Pocket-lint home page, it's easy to miss a few announcements from time to time....

  • HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook pictures and hands-on
    Laptops

    HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    The Windows 8 explosion begins, and even laptops are getting in on the touchscreen action. The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook, which comes loaded with Windows 8, led Pocket-lint to go hands-on - quite literally - to see how this new touch-enabled...

  • Phones at IFA 2012
    Phones

    Phones at IFA 2012

    By 31 August 2012

    IFA 2012 is expected to be quite the opportunity for the mobile phone manufacturers of the world to launch their little darlings into the public realm. While MWC was more commonly used for just that purpose, a more recent biannual smartphone cycle has...

  • HP Envy x2 pictures and hands-on
    Laptops

    HP Envy x2 pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    HP has entered the convertible tablet-cum-notebook arena with the HP Envy x2. With Windows 8 on board, it seems that everyone is eager to get a piece of the "hybrid PC" pie. It was announced at IFA 2012 in Berlin, and we caught up with HP at Showstoppers,...

  • Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL with Emotion UI skin leads new charge
    Phones

    Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL with Emotion UI skin leads new charge

    By 30 August 2012

    Huawei has announced four new Android phones at IFA in Berlin, Germany, covering all the bases. In a move designed to help Huawei stand out against companies such as Samsung and HTC, the company has also announced a new skin that will sit on top of Google's...

  • TomTom HD Traffic 6 will give you even excuse to be late
    Online

    TomTom HD Traffic 6 will give you even excuse to be late

    By 30 August 2012

    TomTom is promising customers will have even fewer excuses to be late after adding several new enhancements and features to its TomTom traffic software on its LIVE-enabled GPS devices. "TomTom HD Traffic 6.0 offers more-precise information about roadworks,...

  • Samsung Galaxy Camera comes with 50GB Dropbox storage
    Cameras

    Samsung Galaxy Camera comes with 50GB Dropbox storage

    By 30 August 2012

    New Samsung Galaxy Camera owners will automatically get 50GB of Dropbox storage, the company has confirmed - just like Samsung Galaxy S3 owners. The move, which puts every other "traditional" camera to shame on the storage front, means that Samsung Galaxy...