Philips archive

  • The most iconic mobile phones in history, celebrating 40 years since the first call
    Phones

    The most iconic mobile phones in history, celebrating 40 years since the first call

    By 3 April 2013

    Forty years ago today, Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first call on a handheld mobile phone to his rival, Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, from a street corner in New York.  "As I walked down the street while talking on the...

  • Philips Fidelio P9 review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Philips Fidelio P9 review

    By 26 March 2013

    There’s no shortage of portable Bluetooth speakers these days, bringing the advantage of portability and universal connectivity so you can get the music off your phone and out to your friends. The emerging premium market sees the entrance from Philips...

  • Philips Original Radio Mini gives you that retro Philetta fix, compact package
    Audio

    Philips Original Radio Mini gives you that retro Philetta fix, compact package

    By 20 March 2013

    A smaller version of the Philips Original Radio has appeared on the Philips UK website. Called the Philips Original Radio Mini, it continues the lovely retro styling of the big brother launched at IFA 2012, in a more compact package. The Philips Original...

  • Philips DesignLine TVs pictures and hands-on
    Televisions

    Philips DesignLine TVs pictures and hands-on

    By 14 March 2013

    Philips might have sold its TV division recently to TP Vision - retaining just a 30 per cent stake in the brand - but it seems none of that has affected the company's will to be known for stylish and performance-orientated screens. The DesignLine is,...

  • Philips 46PFL8007 8000 Series TV review
    Televisions 4.5 out of 5

    Philips 46PFL8007 8000 Series TV review

    By 8 March 2013

    The landscape of TVs has thinned in recent years - and we don't mean the shrinking bezels and ever more slender panels. Pioneer vanished from the fold yonks back and Philips announced in January that it was to stop making its TVs and turn over everything...

  • TP Vision working on 4K resolution 9000 series Philips TV
    Televisions

    TP Vision working on 4K resolution 9000 series Philips TV

    By 27 February 2013

    With 4K televisions becoming all the more common, it seems logical that Philips would want to get in on the action. And, indeed, Pocket-lint has now seen an early prototype of the first 4K TV which will go on sale next year. In case you're not aware,...

  • TP Vision announces huge range of new Philips TVs
    Home Cinema

    TP Vision announces huge range of new Philips TVs

    By 21 February 2013

    TP Vision, the company formed to take over Philips' TV arm, has announced a range of new flatscreen televisions badged with the Philips brand. All dubbed Smart TVs, the range includes the active 3D PFL4508 and PFL8008 series sets, and passive 3D PFL5008,...

  • Philips to stop making headphones, speakers, and DVD players
    Home Cinema

    Philips to stop making headphones, speakers, and DVD players

    By 29 January 2013

    Philips has officially ditched its lifestyle entertainment business, offloading it to Funai in Japan so it can concentrate on its kitchen, lighting and baby products ranges. Although the Philips name will still be on the front of the box, like the company's...

  • Philips Fidelio S2 and S1 bring premium audio to your ears
    Audio

    Philips Fidelio S2 and S1 bring premium audio to your ears

    By 8 January 2013

    Philips has launched the Philips Fidelio S2 and Fidelio in-ear headphones at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, bringing high-quality audio to your ears. Carrying the Fidelio brand, Philips says the sound signature has been refined through research with discerning...

  • Philips Fidelio Soundbar offers detachable speakers for proper 5.1 surround sound
    Home Cinema

    Philips Fidelio Soundbar offers detachable speakers for proper 5.1 surround sound

    By 7 January 2013

    Philips has launched the Philips Fidelio Soundbar HTL9100, which uniquely offers detachable speakers so you can convert it from virtual surround to 5.1 surround sound. This is also the first soundbar that Philips has launched under its Fidelio premium...

  • The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular - Day 4: Win a Philips DJ Dock
    Audio

    The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular - Day 4: Win a Philips DJ Dock

    By 9 December 2012

    Day 4 of the Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular brings you the chance to win a Philips DJ-Dock, letting one lucky reader the chance to get the party started. Being the DJ at the Christmas party no longer needs to be just for the professionals, thanks to the...

  • Philips Lightning docks lets you amplify your iPhone 5
    Audio

    Philips Lightning docks lets you amplify your iPhone 5

    By 7 December 2012

    Philips has announced a bevy of Apple iPhone docks with Lightning connectors for iPhone 5 and new iPad users keen to plug in their phone. The new docks, launched today, includes two docking speakers and a bedroom docking speaker that includes a clock...

  • Philips, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Toshiba and Technicolor fined £1.2 billion for price fixing
    Home Cinema

    Philips, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Toshiba and Technicolor fined £1.2 billion for price fixing

    By 5 December 2012

    A selection of the world's biggest TV manufacturers have been fined a record sum of 1.47 billion euros (£1.2 billion) for fixing prices of cathode-ray tubes between 1996 and 2006. The EU Commission found Philips, Samsung, LG, Toshiba, Panasonic and French...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures
    Gaming

    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 in pictures

    By 30 November 2012

    The 9th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards saw the best and brightest from the world of technology get together for a rip-roaring bash last night in central London. A good time was had by all, winners and losers included.  As is always the case, the Pocket-lint...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 winners announced
    Gaming

    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2012 winners announced

    By 30 November 2012

    This year has been a bumper year for gadgets. In 2012 we've had the launch of the iPad mini, the Nexus 7 and 10, two full-sized iPads, dozens of devices from Asus and Samsung, and the Microsoft Surface and others - and that's just in tablets. When you...

  • Best headphones available today
    Online

    Best headphones available today

    By 26 November 2012

    There is a set of headphones for just about every occasion. Be it running a marathon, sitting at home listening to your stereo or even taking a swim, there are headphones for every need. At Pocket-lint, we want to make sure you buy the best, so we're...

  • Best TV 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
    Televisions

    Best TV 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 15 November 2012

    Plenty of televisual excitement was to be had in 2012: 3D settled down and became a standard on any decent TV set; the plasma returned in glorious form and the LED set continued to blind us with its brightness. There were a few standout moments, however,...

  • Best portable audio 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
    Audio

    Best portable audio 2012: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 14 November 2012

    Headphones just kept on sounding better in 2012. More than once we were amazed at the level of audio quality that could be had from such a small and compact piece of technology. Value also kicked it up a notch, with plenty of kit providing a plush and...

  • Philips Hue review
    Home 5 out of 5

    Philips Hue review

    By 13 November 2012

    Light is a very powerful thing, whether it is turning on your lights to see what you are doing or simply dimming them to create a more romantic or relaxed setting, there is plenty to play with. In steps Philips Hue, a wireless lighting system that lets...

  • Philips 46PFL9707 review
    Televisions 5 out of 5

    Philips 46PFL9707 review

    By 12 November 2012

    Traditionally - and entirely understandably - moths and televisions haven’t had that much in common. Surprisingly, though, the moth and TV worlds suddenly came together in spectacular fashion at the end of 2011 when Philips realised that reproducing...

  • Philips demonstrates and explains its smartphone-controlled hue LED light bulbs (video)
    Online

    Philips demonstrates and explains its smartphone-controlled hue LED light bulbs (video)

    By 30 October 2012

    Yesterday, Philips unveiled its new LED lighting technology that can be controlled by smartphone or tablet. Coming in packs of three light bulbs, Philips hue is even capable of changing colour, to thousands of, well, hues. Pocket-lint has been sent a...

  • Philips hue LED bulb illuminates your home via your smartphone or tablet
    Online

    Philips hue LED bulb illuminates your home via your smartphone or tablet

    By 29 October 2012

    Philips has unveiled a new light bulb that could revolutionise the way in which we illuminate our homes, by enabling you to pick and choose the colour, brightness levels and time they should switch on and off, all through your mobile device. The Philips...

  • Philips Fidelio X1 headphones review
    Audio 5 out of 5

    Philips Fidelio X1 headphones review

    By 4 October 2012

    The biggest sellers in headphones now are earphones, and those Beats-style on-ear jobbies. It makes sense, because most listening happens when you're on the road, and you need something compact and that gives you a bit of isolation from the noise of the...

  • 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...

  • 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...