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HTC Pure and Tilt 2 launch on AT&T

HTC Pure and Tilt 2 launch on AT&T

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In the States, AT&T has announced the launch of two new HTC devices, the HTC Tilt 2 and the HTC Pure, both new Windows Mobile 6.5 devices. As far as marketing blurb goes, the Pure is said to "deliver a touch screen experience in an alluring, compact form... Read more

HANNspree ST series gets 32-incher

HANNspree ST series gets 32-incher

By Amy-Mae Elliott

HANNspree has announced the availability of a 32-incher into its recently revealed ST series of HDTVs. The new 32-inch ST321 offers a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and HANNspree's proprietary X-Contrast and X-Celerate technologies. The ST321 also gets... Read more

AT and T offers four new web browsin' mobiles

AT and T offers four new web browsin' mobiles

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In the States, AT&T has announced the launch of four new mobiles from Pantech and Samsung that are said to feature full-on web browsers, despite their non-smartphone status. The Pantech Reveal and Impact launch alongside the Samsung Mythic and Flight... Read more

Facebook now available in Latin

Facebook now available in Latin

By Amy-Mae Elliott

As well as upside-down English and pirate, Facebook is now available in the mother of all romance tongues, Latin. In a blog post, the social networking site says: "Most of the time when we stumble upon a Latin phrase, it's etched in stone: carved in the... Read more

Twitter aids weight loss

Twitter aids weight loss

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The latest fad in the world of weight loss is Twitter-based, as an app that's designed to work with the micro-blogging site is making headline news. Tweet What You Eat is an online food diary that integrates with Twitter, broadcasting to all what it is... Read more

Nokia working on wireless charging solutions

Nokia working on wireless charging solutions

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It seems Nokia is looking at new wireless charging technologies as it's been announced the phone manufacturer has joined the Wireless Power Consortium. Members already include Duracell, Olympus, Philips, Samsung and Sanyo who have signed up to the Consortium's... Read more

General Imaging launches waterproof G3WP compact digi-cam

General Imaging launches waterproof G3WP compact digi-cam

By Amy-Mae Elliott

General Imaging has added two new models to its current range of compact digital cameras in the form of the waterproof G3WP and the budget 10-megapixel J1050. The G3WP is a 12-megapixel compact with a 4x optical zoom boasting features such as face, blink... Read more

Unlimited music service Sky Songs hits beta

Unlimited music service Sky Songs hits beta

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It's been well over a year since UK broadcaster Sky officially announced plans to create an unlimited music service, and it's only now just about to go into a limited beta testing phase. Called "Sky Songs", there's a website up and running now with a... Read more

Apple patents advanced multi-touch display

Apple patents advanced multi-touch display

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Apple's much-rumoured iTablet, or iPad as the most recent rumours have dubbed it, could get a highly advanced touchscreen. A new patent application revealed by AppleInsider describes plans for a multi-touch surface that could work with two full hands... Read more

Businesses get TV licence warning

Businesses get TV licence warning

By Amy-Mae Elliott

As more live online television becomes available, employees who use such services at their workplace could be putting their employers at risk of a big fine. The BBC reports that businesses are being warned they could be breaking the law if staff watch... Read more

Brits spend 30 hours a week online

Brits spend 30 hours a week online

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Britons are net addicts, if data from a new survey is to be believed. British web users spend a whopping 30 hours a week online - which works out as over 4 hours a day - according to a survey by comparison website USwitch.com. As far as the office goes,... Read more

Jabra Arrow announced for November

Jabra Arrow announced for November

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Jabra Arrow headset has launched into the company's JX range. The Arrow claims to combine automatic volume control, easy and functional storage and stylish good looks. Jabra says: "When you're at the wheel, the last thing you want is the distraction... Read more

O2 runs out of the iPhone 3GS

O2 runs out of the iPhone 3GS

By Amy-Mae Elliott

O2 has run out of the iPhone 3GS, according to reports. Ahead of the operator losing exclusivity of the high-end smartphone, stock issues have meant there are none to be sold. An O2 spokesperson told the Telegraph: “We continue to see extremely high... Read more

HTC Imagio launches on Verizon

HTC Imagio launches on Verizon

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In the States Verizon Wireless has announced the launch of its first Windows Mobile 6.5 device, the HTC Imagio. Available from 6 October, the Imagio will be among the first of the Windows Mobile 6.5 handsets to market although it will still get HTC's... Read more

Mitsubishi gets world record for largest HD display

Mitsubishi gets world record for largest HD display

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Mitsubishi has entered the Guinness World Records book with the world's largest high definition video display. This display takes the form of the "Diamond Vision" video boards at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Apparently the world's first four-sided, centre-hung,... Read more

Papa John's offers mobile ordering service

Papa John's offers mobile ordering service

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It's not quite as swanky as the Pizza Hut iPhone app in the US, or even as easy as Domino's pizza by text service, but Papa John's has announced a version of its site optimised for mobile phones. With around 10% of online orders coming from mobile phones... Read more

Amazon to make UK Kindle announcement next week

Amazon to make UK Kindle announcement next week

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Kindle's UK launch has been a much talked-up affair, but "authoritative sources" are now backing up previous whispers that the device will debut in October. Those sources, speaking to The Bookseller, suggest the Kindle's arrival to the UK market will... Read more

Five offers iPhone app for live UEFA Europa League matches

Five offers iPhone app for live UEFA Europa League matches

By Amy-Mae Elliott

iPhone owners will be able to watch an season of live football matches for a one-off fee of less than a fiver. The deal is thanks to a new app from Channel Five, that has the broadcast rights to the UEFA Europa League, formerly the UEFA Cup. The app will... Read more

Microsoft announces Windows 7 logo programme

Microsoft announces Windows 7 logo programme

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following the fiasco that was the Windows Vista logo programme, Microsoft has revealed plans for its "Compatible with Windows 7" logo programme. The company says it has made "a number of changes" to both the logo criteria and the process of being granted... Read more

10-year-old attempts to sell gran on eBay

10-year-old attempts to sell gran on eBay

By Amy-Mae Elliott

A 10-year-old schoolgirl's eBay listing for her grandmother has been yanked by the online auction site. Although having attracted 27 bids in excess of £2000, eBay has withdrawn Zoe Pemberton's gran for sale, as eBay "does not allow the listing of any... Read more

Touchscreen LG GD510 launches as the "Pop"

Touchscreen LG GD510 launches as the "Pop"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

LG has announced the launch of the LG GD510, apparently also known as "Pop", presumably carrying on the junk food theme the similarly low-end, 7-million-selling LG KP500, aka the "Cookie", started. Introducing the device as a "touchscreen phone that has... Read more

Nokia, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba team up on mobile HDMI

Nokia, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba team up on mobile HDMI

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Top consumer electronics companies have revealed they are teaming up to effectively create a mobile, or mini, version of the HDMI port for portable devices and phones. Nokia, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba have all announced they are working with Silicon Image... Read more

BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac due 2 October

BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac due 2 October

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The date for the availability of the new, free software for Mac using BlackBerry owners has been confirmed as 2 October. The free download claims to make it easy to sync data between Mac applications and BlackBerry smartphones. The solution will syncs... Read more

Disney Digital Books site launches for kids

Disney Digital Books site launches for kids

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Disney has made a big move into the ebook market in the States with the launch of Disney Digital Books. A new subscription-based website, families can access more than 500 interactive, electronic replicas of Disney books for $79.95 a year, but only on... Read more

Odroid Android gaming device due December

Odroid Android gaming device due December

By Amy-Mae Elliott

We've brought you news of the plans to release an Android-based handheld gaming console previously, but now have more info on a release date and a rough idea of pricing. The Odroid console, from Hardkernal, runs the Android OS 1.5 from a memory card and... Read more

Google makes real-time move with Hot Trends

Google makes real-time move with Hot Trends

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In the States and in Japan, Google users can take advantage of a new Google search feature that the search engine says "will help you stay in touch with the latest trends on the web". Google's "Hot Trends", which lists the fastest rising searches on the... Read more

80% of UK televisions now digital

80% of UK televisions now digital

By Amy-Mae Elliott

People getting secondary TV sets hooked up to Freeview has led to a new high for digital television in the UK, reports Ofcom. The regulator's Digital TV Progress Report reveals that 80% of all televisions in the UK are now digitally-enabled. 23.4 million... Read more

Fresh Apple tablet rumours claim the iPad is due on 19 January

Fresh Apple tablet rumours claim the iPad is due on 19 January

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The most recent Apple tablet rumours to hit pegged the 9.6-inch device at $800 with a February launch. Now iLounge's "reliable" Apple source - that correctly predicted the firth-gen nano and iPhone 3GS - has come up with fresh data. According to iLounge,... Read more

Leaked pic of touchscreen Apple TV remote emerges

Leaked pic of touchscreen Apple TV remote emerges

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Apple could be about to revamp its Apple TV offering with a snazzy new remote control, a fresh leak suggests. From The Boy Genius Report blog comes this image of what looks like a touchscreen remote control for the home cinema product. Very much in the... Read more

iRiver B30 DAB radio and PMP on sale in UK

iRiver B30 DAB radio and PMP on sale in UK

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The iRiver B30 is now on sale in the UK through Digital Audio Distribution, the exclusive distributor of iRiver goodies on our fair isle. The B30 offers DAB radio on the go plus all the features of a portable media player. Boasting "crystal clear digital... Read more

Jabra Cruiser speakerphone announced

Jabra Cruiser speakerphone announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Jabra has announced the Cruiser - a new Bluetooth 2.1 in-car speakerphone system. The Cruiser is the first speakerphone to use "Dual Microphone" tech, that Jabra claims eliminates background noise and cancels out any echo, so users can call regardless... Read more

Shazam launches for O2 customers

Shazam launches for O2 customers

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Shazam has announced that it has done a new deal with a mobile phone operator and teamed up with O2 to offer its music discovery service to O2 customers. The agreement means that anyone on O2 can use the Shazam service by dialing 2580 on their mobile... Read more

Palm webOS updated to 1.2

Palm webOS updated to 1.2

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Palm has updated its webOS to version 1.2, following the 1.1 release earlier in the summer. Promising "lots of new features and enhancements", Palm says it has "beefed up" Palm Synergy to include LinkedIn contact syncing, this will mean LinkedIn info... Read more

Sky: Scheduling clash saw 2 million set Sky+ boxes

Sky: Scheduling clash saw 2 million set Sky+ boxes

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sky has revealed how many reality TV addicts set their Sky+ boxes to record shows this weekend just gone as - gasp - two rival broadcasters scheduled "talent" programmes to clash. Anyone who wanted to watch (and apparently there's millions of you out... Read more

LG Chocolate BL20 dated for UK launch

LG Chocolate BL20 dated for UK launch

By Amy-Mae Elliott

LG has announced its second new Chocolate phone, the BL20, for the UK market. The little brother to the widescreen BL40, the BL20 gets the same kind of styling, but has a keypad instead of being touchscreen-only. LG has now announced that it will be available... Read more

App Store downloads top two billion

App Store downloads top two billion

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Apple has revealed that more than two billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store. This follows on from the 1.5 billion mark hit in July this year, a year on from the App Store's launch. Claiming the service is "the largest applications store... Read more

3 Free Agent programme goes live

3 Free Agent programme goes live

By Amy-Mae Elliott

3 has announced it will be offering consumers the chance to earn cash by promoting free Pay As You Go SIMs to their friends and family using social networks. The "3 Free Agent" programme is said to be the first scheme of this kind available in the UK.... Read more

SanDisk at it again with Nintendo DSi SDHC card

SanDisk at it again with Nintendo DSi SDHC card

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following the earlier debut of its "Netbook" SD card, and the Wii-branded cards it offers, SanDisk has announced the launch of the official memory card for the Nintendo DSi. SanDisk says the SDHC card for Nintendo DSi "provides gamers with the extra storage... Read more

New Twitter funding values company at $1 billion

New Twitter funding values company at $1 billion

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Twitter has revealed it has completed a new round of funding, but it's the amount the funding values the social networking site at that's making headlines. Two anonymous sources have told Bloomberg that the amount Twitter has received is $100 million,... Read more

O2 comments on losing iPhone exclusive

O2 comments on losing iPhone exclusive

By Amy-Mae Elliott

O2 has officially responded to the news that it has lost its exclusivity on the Apple iPhone in the UK. Following the news that later this year Orange will get the iPhone, in a blog post O2 says: "We always knew that iPhone exclusivity was for a limited... Read more

Apple launches "environment" section on site

Apple launches "environment" section on site

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Apple, keen to push its eco credentials after criticism from the likes of Greenpeace in the past, has launched a shiny new section on its site covering all things "environment". Areas covered include energy efficiency, the recycle-abilty of products and... Read more

BBC launches new CBeebies red button bits

BBC launches new CBeebies red button bits

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The BBC is launching a new red button interactive service for CBeebies, following the launch of the CBeebies iPlayer earlier in the year. Pressing the red button on the CBeebies channel will take viewers into a "new and enhanced" interactive area. There... Read more

Nintendo Wii price cut confirmed for the UK

Nintendo Wii price cut confirmed for the UK

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following this week's price cut in the States for Nintendo's Wii console, Pocket-lint can reveal a UK price cut is also imminent. The reduction here in the UK will come a little later - from 2 October - and will also see a new hardware bundle from Nintendo,... Read more

EasyBloom Plant Sensor brings USB gadgetry to gardening

EasyBloom Plant Sensor brings USB gadgetry to gardening

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The EasyBloom Plant Sensor is the first web-based gardening tool that recommends the best plants for any location and provides plant care advice. Although already launched in the States, we've only just heard of the USB gadget and thought we'd bring news... Read more

Samsung Instinct HD launches on Sprint in the US

Samsung Instinct HD launches on Sprint in the US

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Samsung has announced the launch of the Instinct HD, the follow-up to the US-only Samsung Instinct on the Sprint network in the US. Running on EV-DO Rev A, the phone offers a "high-definition" 5-megapixel camera and camcorder and "TV-out HD connection"... Read more

Asus Eee Disney MK90 netbook launches

Asus Eee Disney MK90 netbook launches

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Asus has announced the UK launch of the Asus Eee PC Disney MK90 netbook. The 8.9-inch netbook weighs in at just over 1kg, and is said to be "a dream come true for little Disney Princesses". Little Disney Princes get a blue version, the Princess' model... Read more

TomTom car kit officially RRPed

TomTom car kit officially RRPed

By Amy-Mae Elliott

With that summertime launch timescale slipping away, TomTom has issued an official statement about the price of its coming soon car kit that will work alongside the iPhone app. The iPhone app, currently available through the iTunes App Store, costs £60,... Read more

Vodafone announces 100,000 euro Appstar prize fund

Vodafone announces 100,000 euro Appstar prize fund

By Amy-Mae Elliott

To try and tempt developers to innovate for another mobile platform, Vodafone has announced it is to offer a 100,000 euro prize find to find the best mobile widgets for its new 360 platform. Like similar offerings from rival platforms, the two-phased... Read more

Bookeen Cybook Opus ebook reader announced

Bookeen Cybook Opus ebook reader announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The growing ebook reader market is due to get decidedly crowded if launches continue apace. This latest launch from French company Bookeen brings the Cybook Opus, the company's fourth-gen ebook reader. Weighing a "featherweight" 150 grams (roughly half... Read more

Vodafone 360 services and handsets announced

Vodafone 360 services and handsets announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Vodafone has announced the launch of "Vodafone 360", describing it as "a new suite of innovative internet services for the mobile and PC". To be implemented initially on two new handsets made by Samsung, the phones will offer the LiMo operating system,... Read more