Philips archive

  • Philips reports Q1 losses
    Online

    Philips reports Q1 losses

    By 14 April 2009

    Following the 1.4 billion euro loss the company reported back in January for the last quarter of 2008 that resulted in 6000 job cuts, Philips has revealed more bad news for investors. For the first quarter of 2009, the Dutch firm has announced a 17% decline...

  • Greenpeace slams HP, Lenovo, and Dell in 11th Guide to Greener Electronics
    Gaming

    Greenpeace slams HP, Lenovo, and Dell in 11th Guide to Greener Electronics

    By 1 April 2009

    Greenpeace has slammed HP, Lenovo and Dell in its latest Guide to Greener Electronics chart after it claims the companies broke promises about phasing-out toxic chemicals in their products. The companies join Microsoft and Nintendo for being some of the...

  • Philips retro mini camera launched
    Cameras

    Philips retro mini camera launched

    By 25 March 2009

    Philips has unveiled this rather cute retro-inspired mini digital camera, weighing just 35 grams. The downside is the camera will only take QVGA resolution photos, so it's hardly going to replace your current compact. However it can record AVI videos...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Philips LivingColors lamp
    Gadgets

    Daily Tech Deal: Philips LivingColors lamp

    By 24 March 2009

    Today's tech deal could be the answer to all your household lighting woes. It takes the form of the Philips LivingColors LED lamp range, available from Drinkstuff.com for £79.99 reduced from its £100 original price. In a nutshell these gadgets have...

  • Philips Essence 42PES0001D television review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Philips Essence 42PES0001D television review

    By 17 March 2009

    It’s not often we at Pocket-lint can slide a 42-inch flatscreen TV from its box and into our test room using without breaking into a sweat, but the mere 16kg of Philips’ svelte screen still managed to make us perspire. OK, so its slim 38mm depth makes...

  • Philips GoGear Spark SA2940 MP3 player review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Philips GoGear Spark SA2940 MP3 player review

    By 12 March 2009

    Philips seem to have taken note of some of the criticisms levelled at the previous range of diddy GoGear players. We now find the range refreshed and given a name: Spark. But will these new players light up your music collection? Staying in the same form...

  • Robot Dreamy Tina USB flash drive launched
    Gadgets

    Robot Dreamy Tina USB flash drive launched

    By 11 March 2009

    The Robot Dreamy Tina USB flash drive is the latest addition to the Philips Active Crystals range, which claims to combine "high-function Philips technology and high-fashion Swarovski styling". Covered in Swarovski crystals, this little lady joins fellow...

  • Philips flogs its final stake in LG Display
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    Philips flogs its final stake in LG Display

    By 11 March 2009

    Philips has announced it has sold its remaining stake in LG Display Co Ltd to investors in a capital markets transaction. The sale will provide Philips with net proceeds of around 630 million euros, with Philips expecting to see a non-taxable gain of...

  • TomTom shows off HD Traffic on Philips NetTV
    Home Cinema

    TomTom shows off HD Traffic on Philips NetTV

    By 10 March 2009

    TomTom has shown off its new TV based TomTom HD Traffic app that promises to let users accurately check the state of the traffic before leaving the home. The new service will be available to owners of the new Philips NetTV that was launched in February...

  • Philips GoGear Spark MP3 players launch
    Audio

    Philips GoGear Spark MP3 players launch

    By 5 March 2009

    Philips has announced the launch of its Go Gear "Spark" range of digital audio players, describing them as "compact in size but big on style and sound quality". The Sparks get a "smooth and square" design with all six models measuring a small scale 41...

  • Blu-ray licensing to see big changes
    Home Cinema

    Blu-ray licensing to see big changes

    By 2 March 2009

    The companies behind the Blu-ray disc format are trying to change the way the licensing of the technology is handled, a move that could potentially see cheaper prices. Panasonic, Philips, and Sony have revealed they are working with Blu-ray patent holders...

  • Philips boasts 25% "green products" in 2008
    Online

    Philips boasts 25% "green products" in 2008

    By 25 February 2009

    Philips has announced it is "on track" to deliver on the targets set out in its EcoVision4 scheme, the agenda it unveiled in 2007 focusing on improving the energy efficiency of its products and operations. The company reported that "green products" sales...

  • Philips iPhone dock unveiled
    Audio

    Philips iPhone dock unveiled

    By 23 February 2009

    Philips has taken a step back from its range of MP3 players and PMPs to develop a docking station for the Apple iPhone. The Philips DC350 allows iPhone users to dock their iPhone at the same time as charging and playing back music tracks, it will also...

  • Philips Prestigo SRT9320 remote control announced
    Home Cinema

    Philips Prestigo SRT9320 remote control announced

    By 23 February 2009

    Philips has expanded its range of Prestigo universal remote controls with the new Prestigo STR9320. Featuring a 2.8-inch touch sensitive full colour screen, the STR9320 will allow users to to control up to 20 devices from one handset. There are 300,000...

  • Philips Cinema 21:9 home theatre system unveiled
    Audio

    Philips Cinema 21:9 home theatre system unveiled

    By 23 February 2009

    Philips has introduced the home theatre system designed to support its rather impressive Cinema 21:9 TV, with an aim to deliver sound in the same "exceptional quality" as the video images. This new cinema package includes the advanced Philips HD AV receiver...

  • Philips launches new 9000 LCD TVs
    Home Cinema

    Philips launches new 9000 LCD TVs

    By 23 February 2009

    Philips has introduced new additions to its 9000 series TVs, with two new models for the 9600 series and the new 9700 series announced for release in summer 2009. The TVs boast full HD displays, Philips' Ambilight technology on three sides, and aluminium...

  • Philips launches GoGear Opus
    Audio

    Philips launches GoGear Opus

    By 19 February 2009

    Philips unveiled its new top-of-the range GoGear personal media player at its press event in Lisbon today, called the GoGear Opus. Packing an impressive 2.8-inch QVGA screen, the Opus adds on some extra functionality to the also-announced Ariaz. To begin...

  • Philips unveils GoGear Ariaz media player
    Audio

    Philips unveils GoGear Ariaz media player

    By 19 February 2009

    Philips has unveiled its new GoGear Ariaz personal media player, bringing what it describes as a "significant jump in sound quality" to mid-range PMPs. The Ariaz adopts the Philips patented FullSound technology, which enhances the dynamics, bass, treble...

  • Philips announces Net TV
    Online

    Philips announces Net TV

    By 19 February 2009

    Philips has announced Net TV, a new addition to a number of its high-end television ranges that will see you getting internet access through your TV screen. Net TV will be available on Philips 8000 and 9000 series TVs, as well as the recently announced...

  • Philips launches Tapster bluetooth headset
    Phones

    Philips launches Tapster bluetooth headset

    By 19 February 2009

    Philips has announced the Tapster, the first Bluetooth stereo headset with gesture controls. Worn in both ears like headphones, the Tapster is designed for both music and phone calls, and has seemingly been given its name due to its patented touch and...

  • Philips ID555 telephone review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    Philips ID555 telephone review

    By 3 February 2009

    Landline phones are still very much part of the domestic scene, refusing to roll over and let the mobile dominate. So can the ID555, winner of an iF Product Design Award in 2008, impress? The ID555 follows the fairly standard cordless phone practise of...

  • Five great movies to watch in widescreen
    Home Cinema

    Five great movies to watch in widescreen

    By 29 January 2009

    With the announcement of Philips' new widescreen ratio television, what are going to be some of the greatest movies to watch on it if you plump for the 21:9 ratio 56-inch LCD television? Here are the ones we can't wait to watch when we get it in for review:...

  • Philips SCE2110 Emergency Phone Charger review
    Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Philips SCE2110 Emergency Phone Charger review

    By 29 January 2009

    If you’ve ever been caught in that situation when you run out of battery on your mobile phone, you’ll know how irritating and inconvenient it can be. You might be on the train back from a busy meeting and need to tell the wife that you are late, or...

  • Philips goes super wide with Cinema 21:9 ratio TV
    Home Cinema

    Philips goes super wide with Cinema 21:9 ratio TV

    By 29 January 2009

    Philips has officially unveiled its super wide widescreen TV in the UK on Thursday as it attempts to offer something different to consumers aside from just another thin TV set. The new model, called Cinema 21:9, will for the time being only come as a...

  • Philips reports over billion euro loss, will cut jobs
    Online

    Philips reports over billion euro loss, will cut jobs

    By 26 January 2009

    Like many other electronics companies announcing poor results, Philips has revealed a £1.4 billion loss for the fourth quarter of 2008. It's the Dutch company's first reported loss for over 5 years and has prompted 6000 job cuts across Philip's global...