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Orange reveals 30,000 iPhones sold on first day

Orange reveals 30,000 iPhones sold on first day

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It seems Orange's first day of iPhone sales in the UK has gone well with the company revealing, via a tweet, it's seen sales hitting the 30,000 mark. "Orange UK had sold more than 30k iPhones, smashing what we believe is the previously published first... Read more

Google to provide free Wi-Fi in US airports this Christmas

Google to provide free Wi-Fi in US airports this Christmas

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Google has announced it will offer US airport frequenters one of the most precious gifts of all this holiday season - free Wi-Fi. Bringing joy to all men (and women, and teenagers) Google is working with airports across the country to offer the service... Read more

Free "Kindle for PC" software available now

Free "Kindle for PC" software available now

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Amazon.com has announced that its free software "Kindle for PC" is now available to download for Windows computers with a Mac version said to be "coming soon". The application means Kindle-less readers around the world can pay to download the more than... Read more

Nvidia CEO says "I'm all Apple"

Nvidia CEO says "I'm all Apple"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

During a roundtable discussion whilst on a visit to Dubai, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has pledged his love of all things Apple (an Nvidia customer) at the same time as toting a sizable, mysterious touchscreen tablet device. As part of a wider industry... Read more

3 calls foul over Orange 3G coverage claims on iPhone launch day

3 calls foul over Orange 3G coverage claims on iPhone launch day

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It seems Vodafone is not the only operator to get its claws out in a timely manner as Orange becomes the second operator to offer the iPhone in the UK, as 3 has revealed - on the day of the Orange iPhone launch - it has put in a formal complaint to the... Read more

LG reveals a little more about the Android-based GW620

LG reveals a little more about the Android-based GW620

By Amy-Mae Elliott

LG has announced a few more details of its first Android smartphone, the LG GW620, that launches with a focus on social networking. The GW620 is a QWERTY slider with an HVGA 3-inch LCD. Features include a 5-megapixel AF camera and "high-res" video recorder,... Read more

Vodafone boasts fastest iPhone downloads on Orange's launch day

Vodafone boasts fastest iPhone downloads on Orange's launch day

By Amy-Mae Elliott

As Orange starts to offer the iPhone in the UK, Vodafone has sent out an email to all those who pre-registered interest in the device about its launch of the Apple mobile.The promotional mailer claims that Vodafone is the fastest network for iPhone to... Read more

Sky Mobile TV launches for the iPhone

Sky Mobile TV launches for the iPhone

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sky Mobile TV has launched on the App Store for the iPhone. The dedicated app for the service specifically for iPhone and iPod touch lets users stream live TV via Wi-Fi. The channels available include all Sky Sports channels, Sky Sports News, Sky News,... Read more

Orange iPhone available in the UK now

Orange iPhone available in the UK now

By Amy-Mae Elliott

2 years and a day after the first iPhone went on sale in the UK through O2, another operator is now officially offering Apple's mobile to UK consumers.From today, the iPhone can now be bought on a pay as you go basis, or subsidised on a monthly contract... Read more

Google acquires AdMob for $750 million

Google acquires AdMob for $750 million

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Google has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire AdMob, a mobile display advertising company based in California, in an attempt to cash in on the rapidly growing number of people who access the Internet as well as connected services and widgets... Read more

O2 bundles home broadband with iPhone tethering bolt on

O2 bundles home broadband with iPhone tethering bolt on

By Amy-Mae Elliott

An annoucement from O2 suggests the operator is going to attempt to fight the competition, as well as rivals, for iPhone customers by adding value through bundle packages, rather than any price cuts. O2 has launched the "Total Connectivity" plan for iPhone... Read more

Barnes and Noble Nook pre-orders "surpass expectations"

Barnes and Noble Nook pre-orders "surpass expectations"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Demand for Barnes & Noble's dual screen Nook ebook reader has been so strong that the bookseller has been forced to announce a delay for pre-order deliveries. When launched in October, Barnes & Noble told those pre-ordering the $259 gadget they could... Read more

EA acquires Playfish

EA acquires Playfish

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Electronic Arts has confirmed it is to acquire social games giant Playfish. Playfish will be incorporated into EA Interactive, a division of EA that produces games for the Web and mobile devices. EA will purchase the company that specialises in Facebook... Read more

Murdoch to block Google searches on News Corp content

Murdoch to block Google searches on News Corp content

By Amy-Mae Elliott

News content from The Times and The Sun could soon be noticeably absent in online searches and news aggregators if News Corp's chairman and CEO, Rupert Murdoch, has is way. Murdoch, not shy to speak out about how he feels Google has threatened the newspaper... Read more

O2 to let customers unlock iPhones

O2 to let customers unlock iPhones

By Amy-Mae Elliott

O2 has confirmed it will be allowing customers to unlock their iPhones to work on different networks after they have served their full contract term.On the 2-year anniversary of the iPhone going on sale in the UK, O2 has confirmed the news to Pocket-lint... Read more

Apple to launch worldmode 2.8-inch iPhone nano

Apple to launch worldmode 2.8-inch iPhone nano

By Amy-Mae Elliott

That Apple will launch an iPhone nano, a smaller possibly less-featured version of its popular iPhone is a rumour that has not gone away, but new reports from sources in the Taiwan handset supply chain have recently reignited talk of such a device. In... Read more

Nokia issues charger recall

Nokia issues charger recall

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Nokia has issued a product recall for certain Nokia-branded chargers made by third-party manufacturer BYD, offering free replacements to consumers affected. The charger exchange program encompasses the AC-3E and AC-3U models, manufactured between June... Read more

LinkedIn testing a new site design

LinkedIn testing a new site design

By Amy-Mae Elliott

LinkedIn has announced it is testing a new "site navigation experience" that will show up for certain users. The new design sees a "global navigation bar" at the top of the page that provides what's said to be convenient access to all LinkedIn services... Read more

Shazam launches new paid-for "Encore" iPhone app

Shazam launches new paid-for "Encore" iPhone app

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Shazam has announced the launch of the previously promised "premium" version of its iPhone app called Shazam Encore. A paid-for download, as opposed to the previous free offering, Shazam is promising new functionality including improved speed performance.... Read more

Skype and Joltid settle

Skype and Joltid settle

By Amy-Mae Elliott

eBay's Skype has reached a settlement with Joltid over a breach of license that will now see the sale of the VoIP firm go through without litigation hassles. Joltid Ltd, a Swedish firm owned by Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, had claimed... Read more

Sainsbury's now offering free glasses for Channel 4's 3D week

Sainsbury's now offering free glasses for Channel 4's 3D week

By Amy-Mae Elliott

While here at Pocket-lint we had our very own 3D week a little way back, Channel 4's 3D week is fast approaching on 16 November and the broadcaster's promotional partner Sainsbury's is now in full swing distributing the required glasses.The supermarket... Read more

"Call for Artists" from The Flickr Collection by Getty Images

"Call for Artists" from The Flickr Collection by Getty Images

By Amy-Mae Elliott

As The Flickr Collection by Getty Images has hit over 60,000 images, the site has announced a "formal Call for Artists". This means that any of the 40 million-plus Flickr members can submit their work to be considered for the collection through the Call... Read more

Apple's first store in France opens this weekend

Apple's first store in France opens this weekend

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Apple's first retail store in France - and its 277th across ten countries - will open in the centre of Paris at the Carrousel du Louvre on Saturday 7 November. The two-story shop features an entire floor "dedicated to services that have become the hallmark... Read more

Windows 7 retail sales up 234% on Vista

Windows 7 retail sales up 234% on Vista

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Retail sales of Windows 7 were well over 200% higher than Vista's in the two operating system's first days of being on sale in the States, the NPD Group has revealed. But although Windows 7 software unit sales were 234% higher than Vista's, it seems revenue... Read more

Yamaha Tenori-On Orange announced

Yamaha Tenori-On Orange announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Yamaha has unveiled a more "wallet friendly" addition to the Tenori-On family - the Tenori-On "Orange". The follow up to the original Tenori-On, launched back in 2007, it seems this version loses the expensive magnesium casing of the original, being replaced... Read more

Thrustmaster announces the T-Freestyle NW

Thrustmaster announces the T-Freestyle NW

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In the States Thrustmaster has unveiled the T-Freestyle NW, describing it as the ultimate controller for snowboarding and skateboarding Wii dudes. "Experience the extreme action of boarding this winter from the comfort of your living room", says Thrustmaster... Read more

Play.com guarantees Modern Warfare 2 deliveries

Play.com guarantees Modern Warfare 2 deliveries

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Play.com has announced that, despite the threatened Royal Mail strikes on Friday 6th and Monday 9 November, it will be delivering CoD:MW2 to its customers by an alternative partner on the official release date, 10 November. The online retailer says that... Read more

CoPilot Live for iPhone gets third update in as many months

CoPilot Live for iPhone gets third update in as many months

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The CoPilot Live navigation application for the iPhone has received yet another update.This third update, in as many months, claims to bring a number of improvements, including enhanced GPS performance. The update also allows for iPod controls within... Read more

Nokia announces Rihanna live stream event

Nokia announces Rihanna live stream event

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Rihanna will show off songs from her forthcoming album "Rated R" exclusively to a Nokia audience via a globally streamed live performance on 16 November. Due to be performed live from "a secret London location", fans can sign up to watch the live stream... Read more

The Nokia Foundation award goes to Jimmy Wales

The Nokia Foundation award goes to Jimmy Wales

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Nokia Foundation has announced that it has granted its 10,000 euro 2009 award to Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. Nokia says Wales was awarded "for his contributions to the evolution of the World Wide Web as a participatory and truly democratic... Read more

Navigon Truck Navigation software announced

Navigon Truck Navigation software announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Navigon has launched new navigation software designed specifically for drivers of lorries, motor homes and caravans to help them reach their destinations without getting stuck under a low bridge. With personal profile building including info such as size,... Read more

T-Mobile to offer BlackBerry Bold 9700

T-Mobile to offer BlackBerry Bold 9700

By Amy-Mae Elliott

T-Mobile has announced it will be offering the BlackBerry Bold 9700 online and via telesales from 6 November and in T-Mobile stores across the UK from 10 November. The Bold follow-up is a slimline QWERTY handset with HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, BlackBerry's... Read more

Sony offers 1000 Ringtones for the iPhone

Sony offers 1000 Ringtones for the iPhone

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sony Creative Software has announced the launch of "1000 Ringtones", a DVD containing ringtones designed for the Apple iPhone. As well as music, the ringtones include sound effects and spoken words and users can select tones for incoming calls, emails... Read more

Toshiba launches 320GB 1.8-inch HDD

Toshiba launches 320GB 1.8-inch HDD

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Toshiba has announced the launch of the highest capacity 1.8-inch hard disk drive to date, offering the 320GB dual platter MK3233GSG. The upshot of the announcement means you'll soon see the "latest generation of high-end portable and extremely mobile... Read more

Olympus Pen E-P2 announced

Olympus Pen E-P2 announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Olympus has followed up the June launch of its retro-chic Pen E-P1 with the new E-P2 Micro Four Thirds digital camera. Adding a port for an electronic viewfinder or external microphones, the E-P2 gets two additional "Art Filters" as well as the new i-Enhance... Read more

HTC Droid Eris revealed in unboxing pics

HTC Droid Eris revealed in unboxing pics

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The HTC Droid Eris has been steadily leaked over recent times, but just-revealed unboxing shots from US blog Boy Genius Report propel this effort from the realm of rumours into the big time. We know Verizon is planning an entire family of Droid-branded... Read more

Vodafone 360 H1 to offer Pizza Hut app

Vodafone 360 H1 to offer Pizza Hut app

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Pizza Hut and Vodafone have announced they are to team up for a new app on the new Vodafone 360 H1 from Samsung. The Pizza Hut delivery app is due to launch shortly and will see H1 owners able to order a pizza via their mobile - and charge it to their... Read more

Clever concept sees OS calculators created in real life

Clever concept sees OS calculators created in real life

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Whether you're a Mac or a PC (or a bit of both) this witty concept design has something for all-comers, with the clever design idea to create real-world versions of the calculators found in operating systems. Just a concept at this stage, although we... Read more

AT&T sues Verizon over "there's a map for that" ads

AT&T sues Verizon over "there's a map for that" ads

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It seems Verizon's "there's a map for that" AT&T bashing campaign has not gone down well with the latter's legal department. AT&T is suing Verizon and has filed a motion to get the adverts pulled as it considers them "misleading". As those who've seen... Read more

Pixie Lott to be the "face" of Nokia's Illuvial range

Pixie Lott to be the "face" of Nokia's Illuvial range

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Since we brought you news of the new Nokia Illuvial range it's been announced that Pixie Lott will be "the face" for the new series. A Carphone Warehouse exclusive, the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Illuvial, Nokia 6700 Illuvial and the Nokia 6303 Illuvial are... Read more

Nokia launches five new phones for emerging markets

Nokia launches five new phones for emerging markets

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Nokia has announced the launch of five new mobile phones designed for consumers in emerging markets.   The Nokia 1280, Nokia 1616, Nokia 1800, Nokia 2220 slide and Nokia 2690 - support Nokia Life Tools and boast ease of use and affordability.   Priced... Read more

Sky apes Microsoft with Sky+HD parties promo

Sky apes Microsoft with Sky+HD parties promo

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sky is taking a leaf out of Microsoft's book with the news that the broadcaster is encouraging those with Sky+HD to hold movie-watching parties in order to persuade their guests to sign up for the high def service. Each party host will get one free film... Read more

5000 iPhones sold in China

5000 iPhones sold in China

By Amy-Mae Elliott

A Wi-Fi-less Apple iPhone has gone on sale in China and the first week's figures are described as "slow", thought to be a result of the amount of cheaper, unlocked iPhones available in the region. Apple's official Chinese iPhone partner, China Unicom... Read more

Toshiba offers laptop "Trade-In" scheme

Toshiba offers laptop "Trade-In" scheme

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Toshiba has announced the launch of a new "Trade-In" programme describing it as "an initiative designed to help consumers offset the cost of buying a new laptop whilst ensuring that their old laptop is disposed of in an environmentally sustainable way".... Read more

Robbie Williams' new album gets exclusive Spotify debut

Robbie Williams' new album gets exclusive Spotify debut

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Popular music streaming service Spotify has announced that Robbie Williams' new album will debut exclusively on the service in the UK. From Friday 6 November, the comeback album, "Reality Killed The Video Star", will be available to listen to exclusively... Read more

Phantom town appears on Google Maps

Phantom town appears on Google Maps

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The presence of a mysterious town on Google Maps has stumped locals, the online giant and its mapping data provider.It seems no-one can explain why "Argleton" in Lancashire, a town that does not exist, appears in the L39 postcode area just south of Ormskirk.According... Read more

Creative unveils plans for Zii MediaBook

Creative unveils plans for Zii MediaBook

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Creative has announced it is to enter the e-book reader market with the forthcoming launch of what's dubbed the "MediaBook" which will run on the company's Zii Plaszma platform. It seems the tablet-esque device may fall more into the PMP category but... Read more

Motorola Droid to launch as Milestone in Germany

Motorola Droid to launch as Milestone in Germany

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Suggesting a UK annoucement might not be too far off, it's been revealed the Droid by Motorola, recently jointly announced with Verizon in the US, is to launch in another country soon. O2 Germany is to offer the new Android handset, but under a different... Read more

Orange confirms 10 November for iPhone

Orange confirms 10 November for iPhone

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Orange has now officially confirmed what we've previously reported - it will offer the iPhone in the UK from 10 November. The iPhone 3G and 3GS will be available in Orange stores on Tuesday 10 November from 7am in certain stores with some shops staying... Read more

Nokia to axe N-Gage

Nokia to axe N-Gage

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Nokia has revealed that it is to close the doors on its N-Gage platform next year, in favour of offering all its gaming through its Ovi Store content portal.Nokia's N-Gage launched as hardware back in 2003 with a "taco-shaped" gaming phone, which although... Read more