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Sony Vaio E Series notebooks announced

Sony Vaio E Series notebooks announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sony's new E Series of Vaios has been announced and replaces the NW Series in its consumer notebook line-up. Said to be compact, the claim for the E Series is that it offers multimedia features you'd expect to find on bigger, bulkier options. Spec for... Read more

Fujifilm reveals spring collection of compact cameras

Fujifilm reveals spring collection of compact cameras

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Fujifilm has announced its "spring collection" of compact digital cameras across three ranges offering more budget choices for consumers than its feature offerings. New to the S Series, the FinePix S1600, S1800 and S2500HD are described as compact and... Read more

Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR launches with "Pet Detection" mode

Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR launches with "Pet Detection" mode

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Based on Fujifilm's Super CCD EXR tech, as seen in the F70EXR, the camera co has announced the launch of two new EXR models - the FinePix F80EXR and the FinePix Z700EXR. The F80EXR offers a 12-megapixel sensor, 10x optical zoom (equivalent to 27mm-270mm),... Read more

Fujifilm FinePix Z70 fashion cam launches for social networkers

Fujifilm FinePix Z70 fashion cam launches for social networkers

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Fujifilm has updated the FinePix Z35 with the announcement of the coming soon FinePix Z70 that offers what's claimed to be easy web uploads. Aimed at the "fashion conscious" after a bit of "modern day functionality" the Z70 lets users "mark" a picture... Read more

Fujifilm intros FinePix XP10 "stunt man" digi-cam

Fujifilm intros FinePix XP10 "stunt man" digi-cam

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Fujifilm has joined the ranks of camera manufacturers offering rugged options with the announcement of the FinePix XP10. A "born survivor", the XP10 offers a 12-megapixel resolution, 5x Fujinon lens, 720p HD video capture and a 2.7-inch LCD display. The... Read more

Big zoom Fujifilm FinePix HS10 bridge camera announced

Big zoom Fujifilm FinePix HS10 bridge camera announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Fujifilm has joined Olympus in offering a compact camera with a 30x zoom lens (equivalent to 24-720mm on a 35mm SLR) with the new HS10 bridge camera that claims to offer SLR-like handling. The HS10 offers a 10-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 3-inch tilting LCD... Read more

Olympus announces 8010 and 6020 Toughs

Olympus announces 8010 and 6020 Toughs

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Olympus has launched two new cameras into its "Mju Tough" range with the introduction of the 8010 and the 6020, compacts you can soak, drop and freeze, should you so desire. Both 14-megapixel options, the new Toughs offer 5x optical zoom, HD movie recording... Read more

Sony Ericsson Aspen launches into GreenHeart range

Sony Ericsson Aspen launches into GreenHeart range

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sony Ericsson has added a new phone into its eco "GreenHeart" range with a Windows Mobile option described as "the business mobile phone with green credentials at its core". The 3G Sony Ericsson Aspen offers Windows Mobile 6.5 with Microsoft's MyPhone... Read more

Chinese clone co threatens to sue Apple over iPad

Chinese clone co threatens to sue Apple over iPad

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Apple is facing a legal threat from more than just Fujitsu over its new iPad as news comes in that a Chinese company is considering a lawsuit. Rather than the name being the issue, as it is in the Fujitsu case, it's the iPad's design that is causing controversy.... Read more

Sky's first 3D football match in pics and quotes

Sky's first 3D football match in pics and quotes

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sky's 3D TV debut for the general public took place on 31 January, with a premier league football match shown off on special 3D TVs in nine pubs across the UK. While the location of the pubs were a closely guarded secret, those that did manage to blag... Read more

Adobe blushes over Flash porn post

Adobe blushes over Flash porn post

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Adobe has elicited an apology from an employee that posted an anti-Apple, pro-porn message on its corporate blog over the weekend.In protest against the iPad not offering Flash support, Lee Brimelow a "platform evangelist" for Flash, posted screengrabs... Read more

Apple iPad gets recreated in LEGO

Apple iPad gets recreated in LEGO

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Flickr user and LEGO genius jmenomeno has recreated the Apple iPad in colourful building bricks. "I saw the presentation, and after a day or so, I was really curious about its size. So I went to the Apple site and found the dimensions, and decided to... Read more

Canon announces four PIXMA printers for March launch

Canon announces four PIXMA printers for March launch

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Canon has introduced new printers with the launch of one "stylish and easy-to-use" home printer and three new all-in-ones for the small office slash home office. With a compact design, the PIXMA iP2702 is angled at the home user and offers document and... Read more

Virgin Media to offer free calls to Virgin mobiles

Virgin Media to offer free calls to Virgin mobiles

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Virgin Media has announced it is to become the first phone provider in the UK to offer new and existing customers free home phone to mobile calls. Due to start from 1 April (but presumably no joke) Virgin says the move will give "families and frequent... Read more

Brits send 96 billion texts in 2009

Brits send 96 billion texts in 2009

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The UK's love of text messaging is continuing to grow, recent figures from the Mobile Data Association show, despite the rise of "social messaging" via services like Twitter. The just released stats take into account both text messages and picture and... Read more

Which UK operators will offer micro SIMs for the Apple iPad?

Which UK operators will offer micro SIMs for the Apple iPad?

By Amy-Mae Elliott

That the iPad is to offer its 3G connectivity via a "micro SIM" card isn't some necessary hardware requirement - the device is plenty big enough to boast a full-size SIM - it's Apple's way of throwing a bone to mobile phone operators after announcing... Read more

Apple iPad funnies, parodies and spoofs in video and pics

Apple iPad funnies, parodies and spoofs in video and pics

By Amy-Mae Elliott

If you thought the Apple fanboys were busy with Photoshop before the iPad launch, it's nothing compared to what the detractors have been up to since.It seems the choice of name from Apple has opened up a wealth of comedic possibilities, as has the fact... Read more

Motorola working with Google on "direct to consumer device"

Motorola working with Google on "direct to consumer device"

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Google Nexus Two could well be made by Motorola, as the phone manufacturer has confirmed it is working with the online giant on a device. During a conference call with analysts, Moto's co-CEO Sanjay Jha said one of 20 new smartphones planned for 2010... Read more

Amazon talks up Kindle "millions" in wake of iPad launch

Amazon talks up Kindle "millions" in wake of iPad launch

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In the wake of the Apple iPad announcement, Amazon has seen fit to offer its closest ever insight to how many Kindles it has shifted, something it has always kept a closely guarded secret. Good news for those that are taking Amazon up on its Kindle Development... Read more

Nokia fights back with growth in market share

Nokia fights back with growth in market share

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Nokia's recently announced financial results for the last quarter of 2009 show that the Finnish phone maker is clawing its way back in to the market. With net sales up, Nokia saw a 38% growth in smartphone shipments over the past year, selling over 20... Read more

Microsoft reveals 60 million Windows 7 sales

Microsoft reveals 60 million Windows 7 sales

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Microsoft's second quarter financial results have revealed just how many copies of Windows 7 the software giant has shifted since it went on sale in October 2009. While announcing record revenue, sales figures of 60 million Windows 7 licenses from Microsoft... Read more

iWork software for the Apple iPad detailed

iWork software for the Apple iPad detailed

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Perhaps in order to try and make the cost of the iPad justifiable, Apple has announced specially created versions of its iWork productivity software that will launch alongside the device. As with the Mac OS versions, and rather than just relying on Notes... Read more

Microsoft offers AutoRoute 2010 for £45

Microsoft offers AutoRoute 2010 for £45

By Amy-Mae Elliott

As if there weren't tons of online options offering pretty much the same thing for free, including its own Bing maps product that offers route planning, smartphones that offer free navigation and a plethora of in-car options, Microsoft has launched the... Read more

Google announces Nexus One Desktop Dock

Google announces Nexus One Desktop Dock

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Google has announced that the Nexus One Desktop Dock is now available for purchase from the Google online store. Said to be custom-designed for the Nexus One, Google says the dock offers a convenient place to charge your phone, on your desk or nightstand.... Read more

Is the Apple iPad right for you?

Is the Apple iPad right for you?

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Here at Pocket-lint we've been inundated by friends, family and readers asking us if they want an iPad, so to help with the decision we've created a simple tick list that offers a basic way of showing what the device can and can't do in order to help... Read more

Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD box

Sky launches 1TB Sky+HD box

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sky has announced the launch of a new Sky+HD box which can store up to 240 hours of high definition television with its 1TB capacity. The new Sky+HD 1TB goes on sale from today at a price of £249 and as well as the larger capacity offers access to Sky's... Read more

Apple iPad - a love/hate thing?

Apple iPad - a love/hate thing?

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Apple iPad revelation has got people talking with most coming down on one side or the other as far as loving or hating the look of the new tablet, so we thought a quick look at this hot tech topic from the Pocket-lint team might be of interest. Have... Read more

Apple takes on Amazon with iBook store

Apple takes on Amazon with iBook store

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Apple has announced that it will be taking on primarily Amazon, but also the likes of Barnes & Noble, with the launch of its own "iBook" store. The new offering, which will allow users to buy and read books from a number of different publishers will go... Read more

World's most expensive camera up for auction

World's most expensive camera up for auction

By Amy-Mae Elliott

What's being described as the first commercially produced camera is due to go under the hammer at an Austrian auction house in May of this year. Expected to sell for between 500,000 and 700,000 euros it's one pricey snapper with that cost converting to... Read more

3 boasts better 3G coverage

3 boasts better 3G coverage

By Amy-Mae Elliott

3 has announced it has activated its 10,000th 3G site this week as a site in Shooters Hill, South East London, went online bringing better 3G coverage and more capacity to the area. The site was added to the network as part of an expansion drive that... Read more

Samsung starts mass producing 3D TVs

Samsung starts mass producing 3D TVs

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Samsung has issued a press release claiming it has become the first company to commence mass production of panels for 3D LED TVs and 3D LCD TVs. We guess the devil maybe in the details as far as wording goes for that claim, as other manufacturers are... Read more

New Pioneer car stereo swaps CDs for SDs

New Pioneer car stereo swaps CDs for SDs

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Pioneer pins the development of its new in-car digital media receivers, the MVH-8200 and MVH-8200BT, on consumers' demand for "digital connectivity, integrated communication and an improved in-car listening experience". The new car stereos dump the CD... Read more

Panasonic launches GPS-enabled Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic launches GPS-enabled Lumix DMC-ZS7

By Amy-Mae Elliott

As well as a new rugged option, Panasonic has introduced the Lumix DMC-ZS7, the Lumix DMC-ZS5 and the Lumix DMC-ZR3 digital compact cameras. The new ZS7 (known as the TZ10 outside the US) gets a 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica lens, 12x optical zoom, 12.1... Read more

Panasonic Lumix TS2 rugged digi-cam announced

Panasonic Lumix TS2 rugged digi-cam announced

By Amy-Mae Elliott

In the States Panasonic has announced the launch of the new Lumix DMC-TS2, the next-gen model of the TS1, said to be "designed for active outdoor use". Featuring AVCHD Lite format video recording, the 14.1-megapixel TS2 is said to "strengthen its toughness"... Read more

Sony acquires PlayStationArc.com

Sony acquires PlayStationArc.com

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It seems as if previous reports we brought you that suggested Sony's coming-soon motion controller for the PS3 could be called the "Arc" might well have been on the right track. While gaming site VG247 previously cited a "concrete source" speaking to... Read more

LG goes retro with cool new CRT TV

LG goes retro with cool new CRT TV

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Rather than debut a super-thin LED backlit effort, or a giant plasma, LG has launched an amazingly retro television set in its home market of Korea with the introduction of the Serie 1 CRT television.The 14-inch TV set comes complete with a bunny-ears... Read more

Vodafone claims most paying music subscribers in Europe

Vodafone claims most paying music subscribers in Europe

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It seems Vodafone's DRM-free music is going down well with consumers as it has announced that nearly 450,000 Vodafone customers have signed up to its music subscription services since 2009. Vodafone is claiming this customer base gives it the largest... Read more

Vodafone: A week left on N900 exclusive

Vodafone: A week left on N900 exclusive

By Amy-Mae Elliott

"The Nokia N900 is available exclusively for one more week to its UK customers", says Vodafone, as it states its exclusive on the handset runs through until 1 February. The Maemo-toting handset offers multi-tasking on a 3.5-inch high-resolution touchscreen,... Read more

Nearly half of Brits would only spend £250 on Apple iTablet

Nearly half of Brits would only spend £250 on Apple iTablet

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It seems Apple might have difficulty in shifting a high-priced tablet device in any great numbers if consumer polls carried out in both the UK and US, revealed on the eve of what's expected to be the iTablet unveiling, are anything to go by.Here in the... Read more

MagicBox announces Nocturne XP-2

MagicBox announces Nocturne XP-2

By Amy-Mae Elliott

MagicBox has updated the Nocturne XP-1 with the launch of the new XP-2 adding Wi-Fi internet radio to the music system. Offering the ability to listen to thousands of radio stations from around the world via the Internet, the Nocturne XP-2 will also play... Read more

Motorola Motosplit revealed in spy-shot

Motorola Motosplit revealed in spy-shot

By Amy-Mae Elliott

It's only a blurry screenshot at this stage of the game, but as that's how news of some gadgets break cover, we thought we'd bring you news of the Motorola MOTOSPLIT.Thought to be an Android handset "in the vein of the Droid", or Milestone as it's known... Read more

The Internet in 2009 broken down into numbers

The Internet in 2009 broken down into numbers

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Uptime monitoring service Pingdom has posted a fascinating insight into the Internet in 2009, breaking a year in the online world down into a plethora of statistics. "Prepare for information overload, but in a good way", Pingdom says in a blog post about... Read more

Sonic the Hedgehog rollercoaster to open at Alton Towers

Sonic the Hedgehog rollercoaster to open at Alton Towers

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sonic the Hedgehog fans have a new destination to head to in the UK as Alton Towers has revealed it is to open a Sonic-themed rollercoaster and hotel room. A new 3-year partnership deal kicks off the first time a video game character has had a "Ride and... Read more

New ebook reader BeBook Neo due mid-Feb

New ebook reader BeBook Neo due mid-Feb

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Another ebook reader is due to hit the UK market as Endless Ideas announces the launch of the BeBook Neo following on from the UK availability of the BeBook Mini.Prepped for a second half of Feb launch, the BeBook Neo boasts Wi-Fi, and appears to get... Read more

Samsung Galaxy i5700 drops "Spica" for UK debut

Samsung Galaxy i5700 drops "Spica" for UK debut

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The Android-based Samsung i5700 Galaxy Spica (the i7500's little brother model) has been rebranded the "Galaxy Portal" for its UK launch where it will be a T-Mobile exclusive for a month, while the black version will be a T-Mo exclusive for 3 months from... Read more

Asus reveals ebook reader in Flickr pics

Asus reveals ebook reader in Flickr pics

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Asus has revealed pictorial proof of its entrance to the ebook reader market via a tweet and images posted to its Flickr account. Asus UK's tweet on the topic reads only: "Shhh...ASUS E-reader breaks cover in our office!"The Flickr pics are labelled "DR-950?"... Read more

"Hunk" painting car pink with nail varnish live on Web

"Hunk" painting car pink with nail varnish live on Web

By Amy-Mae Elliott

You might well ask why, as indeed I am, but a Welshman is attempting to paint a Fiat 500 pink, live online, using tiny pots of nail varnish to try and get a Guinness World Record, as well, of course, as gaining some publicity for Fiat's new, limited edition,... Read more

BBC to get back into games

BBC to get back into games

By Amy-Mae Elliott

The BBC's commercial arm is to make a return to the world of games "in a big way" following the closure of its multimedia division in 2005, reports industry news source MCV. BBC Worldwide is looking for publishers and developers who can turn suitable... Read more

Twitter gets easier for newbies

Twitter gets easier for newbies

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Perhaps with an eye on its poor retention rates, Twitter has announced new tools that are aimed to make it easier for Twitter virgins to get started on the micro-blogging site. Twitter says it's making "the first of many changes here to help people ease... Read more

iSlate iPhone app casts doubt on Apple tablet name

iSlate iPhone app casts doubt on Apple tablet name

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Further to our recent speculation over what Apple will call its rumoured, but almost certainly incoming tablet device, it's been revealed there's an iPhone app called "iSlate" bringing into doubt one of the potential monikers.Spotted by Mobile Entertainment,... Read more