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Android 'Smoked by Windows Phone'

Android 'Smoked by Windows Phone'

By Paul Lamkin

How quick is Windows Phone 7 exactly? Much quicker than the fastest Android handsets apparently. That's according to Microsoft, which has turned its "Smoked by Windows Phone" stunt from CES into a fully blown ad campaign.The premise is that fandroids... Read more

Virgin Media 4G trials hint at new UK network

Virgin Media 4G trials hint at new UK network

By Paul Lamkin

Well, well, well, what have we here then? Could it be a new mobile phone network gearing up in time for the UK's 4G revolution? Maybe so, as RegHardware has reported that Virgin Media is planning trials of 4G telephony in several UK cities.The cable giant... Read more

Google Docs for Android now offers real-time collaboration

Google Docs for Android now offers real-time collaboration

By Paul Lamkin

Google Docs for Android has had its second major revamp in the space of a few weeks - this time with the addition of the collaborative experience from Google Docs on the desktop on your Android device.This means, no matter where you are, as long as you've... Read more

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Ice Cream Sandwich update arrives

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Ice Cream Sandwich update arrives

By Paul Lamkin

Asus has confirmed via its Facebook page that owners of its original hybrid tablet, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, are in line for some Ice Cream Sandwich action.Launched as a Honeycomb device in May 2011, the Transformer earned the coveted Pocket-lint... Read more

Spotify update adds gapless playback

Spotify update adds gapless playback

By Paul Lamkin

The prayers of millions of Spotify users have finally been answered. No, Stefan Dennis' s1989 hit Don't It Make You Feel Good hasn't landed on the platform but gapless playback has finally been introduced.This means, when streaming a live album, classical... Read more

Harrods Apple Store opening its doors for iPad 3 launch?

Harrods Apple Store opening its doors for iPad 3 launch?

By Paul Lamkin

The rumoured Harrods Apple Store in central London could open its doors in time for the iPad 3 launch, that's according to a report from 9to5mac.Its says Harrods and Apple plan to open the new store in mid-March and - with the iPad 3 touted for an official... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S II hits the 20 million sold mark

Samsung Galaxy S II hits the 20 million sold mark

By Paul Lamkin

Samsung has announced that, since launching in April 2011, the various guises of its flagship Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone have been sold more than 20 million times worldwide.The S II hit the 20 million target seven months faster than the original Galaxy... Read more

ZTE to unleash quad-core flagship smartphone at MWC

ZTE to unleash quad-core flagship smartphone at MWC

By Paul Lamkin

ZTE is hoping to make some big waves over in Barcelona next week at Mobile World Congress. The Chinese company has already come clean with three of the handsets that it will be showing off at the Spanish expo and has now indicated that there will be eight... Read more

Everything Everywhere launching Orange and T-Mobile 4G network in 2012

Everything Everywhere launching Orange and T-Mobile 4G network in 2012

By Paul Lamkin

It may cause your TV picture to go fuzzy, but Everything Everywhere - the umbrella brand of Orange and T-Mobile in the UK - has announced that it plans to begin the roll-out of its 4G service before the end of the year.Olaf Swantee, CEO at Everything... Read more

UK 4G network to cause Freeview fuzziness

UK 4G network to cause Freeview fuzziness

By Paul Lamkin

The UK's 4G launch has hit another bump in the road, with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) telling the BBC that up to 900,000 homes could need filters installed to prevent Freeview TV interference from LTE mobile signals.Culture Minister... Read more

Android powered Google AR glasses to land this year

Android powered Google AR glasses to land this year

By Paul Lamkin

According to a report by the New York Times tech section Bits, we could be seeing the much-speculated Android-powered Google AR glasses landing before 2012 is up.We first got wind of the project at the end of last year when 9to5Google ran a story claiming... Read more

The Beatles ringtones dial-in on iTunes

The Beatles ringtones dial-in on iTunes

By Paul Lamkin

Do you like ring dings? Want to re-live 2002 all over again? If so, iTunes has the answer for you as it secured the rights to the first official ringtones from The Beatles.Yes, ringtones. You read that right. The Fab Four are taking on the likes of The... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G hits T-Mobile Stateside

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G hits T-Mobile Stateside

By Paul Lamkin

Following on from the budget friendly Samsung Exhibit II 4G that went live in the US in October, Sammy and T-Mobile have teamed up again for another bash at the maturing LTE market - the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G.The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G, apart from... Read more

GREE teams up with Gameloft and Ubisoft for European social gaming assault

GREE teams up with Gameloft and Ubisoft for European social gaming assault

By Paul Lamkin

You may not be familiar with the name GREE but if Yoshikazu Tanaka - company founder, CEO, and Asia's youngest self-made billionaire - has his way you soon will be.And that's because the world's largest mobile social gaming platform is coming to Europe.... Read more

ZTE Android Ice Cream Sandwich duo set for MWC launch

ZTE Android Ice Cream Sandwich duo set for MWC launch

By Paul Lamkin

The MWC launch news is certainly heating up as we get closer and closer to the big Barcelona expo. We recently saw LG playing its opening hand by going official with the Optimus Vu and the Optimus LTE Tag and now ZTE has got in early with a duo of its... Read more

iPad 3 to come packing A5X chip and Retina display

iPad 3 to come packing A5X chip and Retina display

By Paul Lamkin

It's been at least two days since the last iPad 3 rumour did the web-rounds and we were starting to get withdrawal symptoms. Luckily for us then, Chinese site WeiPhone has managed to nab an image of the next-gen iPad's innards showing off an Apple A5X... Read more

LG Optimus LTE Tag lands with NFC action aplenty

LG Optimus LTE Tag lands with NFC action aplenty

By Paul Lamkin

Not content with bothering our tight pockets with the 5-inch phablet that is the Optimus Vu, LG has also unleashed the LG Optimus LTE Tag - an Android smartphone all geared up for some NFC loving.The Tag part of the moniker comes as a result of this being... Read more

LG Optimus Vu arrives to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note

LG Optimus Vu arrives to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note

By Paul Lamkin

We're just days away from the biggest show of the year in the mobile world - MWC 2012 - and as such, some of the big players are getting official with their key devices. And, in the case of LG and the LG Optimus Vu, it's a key player getting big with... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Top10 review (Spotify)

APP OF THE DAY: Top10 review (Spotify)

By Paul Lamkin

At the end of 2011, Spotify jumped aboard the app revolution, taking to the stage in New York to announce that apps would now be part of the Spotify platform.Daniel Ek, Spotify founder and CEO, announced the HTML5 powered app platform and described it... Read more

Acer Iconia Tab Android Ice Cream Sandwich update rolls-in

Acer Iconia Tab Android Ice Cream Sandwich update rolls-in

By Paul Lamkin

Got yourself one of the three Acer Iconia Tabs that have hit the market so far? If so, you're probably craving some Ice Cream Sandwich fun. Luckily, the Android 4.0 update has started rolling out.Over in the US, the Acer Iconia Tab A200 has started to... Read more

Philips HMP2000 brings Netflix to your dumb TV

Philips HMP2000 brings Netflix to your dumb TV

By Paul Lamkin

It may look like a door-wedge but the Philips HMP2000 has the skills to make even the oldest TV smart. Well, the oldest TV packing a HDMI port at least....Taking the Apple route of going diddy for a streaming solution, the HMP2000 measures just 90 x 50... Read more

Bing Vision lands on UK Windows Phone 7 smartphones

Bing Vision lands on UK Windows Phone 7 smartphones

By Paul Lamkin

Announced at the end of January, Microsoft's Bing Vision service for Windows Phone has now arrived on UK handsets.A Google Goggles rival, Bing Vision was built-in to the Windows Phone 7 Mango update and lets Lumia (other WP7 handsets are available) users... Read more

Facebook hits African 2G phones thanks to Orange

Facebook hits African 2G phones thanks to Orange

By Paul Lamkin

Orange is bringing Facebook to a potential African mobile phone audience of 70 million people, even for those sporting only a 2G handset.Using unstructured supplementary service data (USSD) technology, the move will mean people can access a scaled-down,... Read more

Sony Ericsson officially no-more as buyout finalised

Sony Ericsson officially no-more as buyout finalised

By Paul Lamkin

We knew the marriage couldn't last much longer. Sony first announced that it planned to buy out the Ericsson half of the partnership back in October and now the £871 million deal is complete."Sony Corporation today announced that the transaction to acquire... Read more

Google guilty of tricking iPhone and Mac Safari surfers

Google guilty of tricking iPhone and Mac Safari surfers

By Paul Lamkin

Tut, tut, tut; Google has been caught doing something it shouldn't - bypassing the privacy settings of fanboys worldwide using Safari on their iPhones or Macs.The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Mountain View search giant, along with other advertising... Read more

Dual-view gaming with Philips 2012 TV line-up

Dual-view gaming with Philips 2012 TV line-up

By Paul Lamkin

Philips has gone TV launch crazy this week, detailing its brand spanking new 2012 range in one go. The pick of the bunch are the Philips 6000 and 7000 series (PFL6007 and PFL7007) that pack - among a wealth of other tech - dual-view, full-screen, two-player... Read more

TalkTalk ordered to block pirate site Newzbin 2

TalkTalk ordered to block pirate site Newzbin 2

By Paul Lamkin

Back in July BT was ordered by a High Court Judge to block the piracy website Newzbin 2 following legal action from the Motion Picture Association. Then, in November, the MPA reportedly approached Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk to seek a block without... Read more

London 2012 Olympics in 3D thanks to the BBC

London 2012 Olympics in 3D thanks to the BBC

By Paul Lamkin

The BBC is to enter the third dimension once again, after the successful 3D trial that took place during the Wimbledon tennis Championships back in June, and will broadcast some of the London 2012 Olympic Games in 3D.And the good news is that, as long... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 officially noted

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 officially noted

By Paul Lamkin

Samsung may have just dropped a clanger on its official blog and could have given us all the details on its big MWC plans by listing the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 as being part of a developers showcase.Or, it could just be employing a writer who is prone... Read more

Samsung connectivity commitment hints at Android compact cameras

Samsung connectivity commitment hints at Android compact cameras

By Paul Lamkin

Over in Vegas at CES last month, Samsung unveiled a raft of new connected compact cameras, including the WB150F, that boast Wi-Fi connectivity making it easy to email photos or share them on social networks such as Facebook and Picasa, or to post videos... Read more

Samsung DA-E750 AirPlay dock pictures and hands-on

Samsung DA-E750 AirPlay dock pictures and hands-on

By Paul Lamkin

Samsung and Apple aren't always squabbling in the courts you know, sometimes the tech giants can play nicely.Take the Samsung DA-E750 Audio Dock for example. This AirPlay-enabled speaker setup was officially announced in Vegas at CES last month and we... Read more

Android grabs half of the smartphone market

Android grabs half of the smartphone market

By Paul Lamkin

The numbers are in (sales rather than shipments this time) and it looks as if the Android charge is still in full flow as Google's mobile OS reached a market share of more than 50 per cent in the last quarter of 2011.With 75.9 million Android devices... Read more

Forget the iPad 3, we want a MacPad

Forget the iPad 3, we want a MacPad

By Paul Lamkin

Mr Cook and the gang can keep the iPad 3 under wraps: all we want now is the MacPad.Looking a bit the like the dual-screen Acer Iconia tablets, the MacPad is a gorgeous hybrid MacBook / iPad device that designer Jules Moretti says would be thinner and... Read more

HTC Spotify rival rumoured

HTC Spotify rival rumoured

By Paul Lamkin

Since HTC coughed up a cool $300 million for a majority stake in the digital sound company Beats, we've had plenty of souped-up audio action on handsets such as the HTC Sensation XE, but nothing to get too excited over....yet.But all that could be set... Read more

Samsung not worried by Apple iTV threat

Samsung not worried by Apple iTV threat

By Paul Lamkin

They've done battle in the smartphone ring, they've gone toe-to-toe in the tablet arena and, if the much anticipated and rumoured Apple iTV system turns out to be the real deal, they are about to face off once again in the fight for living room supremacy.But... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) pictures and hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) pictures and hands-on

By Paul Lamkin

Well, we have to admit that we didn't see this one coming. After more size alterations than a bride-to-be with an eating disorder, the official sequel to the Samsung Galaxy Tab is here - the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0).Unveiled by the Korean company over... Read more

LG Miracle picture and details leak

LG Miracle picture and details leak

By Paul Lamkin

LG may just have the answer to Fragma's prayers, as the Windows Phone 7 touting LG Miracle has been leaked all over the internet.The Miracle isn't likely to take on the likes of the HTC Titan or Nokia's top end Lumia smartphones - the spec sheet suggests... Read more

Acer CloudMobile Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone set for MWC launch

Acer CloudMobile Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone set for MWC launch

By Paul Lamkin

Pocket-lint has just had word from Acer that the Acer CloudMobile smartphone has received the iF design award 2012, in recognition of outstanding achievement in design.Bravo indeed.Except, we're not sure that we've ever heard of the Acer CloudMobile.... Read more

New HTC Ice Cream Sandwich device pictures leak

New HTC Ice Cream Sandwich device pictures leak

By Paul Lamkin

With just over two weeks to go before all the smartphone makers play their early 2012 hands over in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, a mystery HTC device has popped up online.Like an orphaned puppy at Battersea Dogs Home, the handset has no name, but... Read more

Netflix for Android update pokes your Facebook friends

Netflix for Android update pokes your Facebook friends

By Paul Lamkin

Netflix has updated its Android app - bringing in Facebook fun for its new UK audience.Version 1.7 of the app has landed in the Android market and brings Facebook integration (a luxury already afforded to Canadians and Latin Americans) so as you can see... Read more

Tesla Model X SUV goes back to the future

Tesla Model X SUV goes back to the future

By Paul Lamkin

Over in sunny LA, Tesla has taken the covers off of its third car model - the Tesla Model X.Following the original electric vehicle from the Silicon Valley startup - the Tesla Roadster - and the Model S, the Model X is an SUV that is designed to give... Read more

Roku tunes in BBC iPlayer for UK streamers

Roku tunes in BBC iPlayer for UK streamers

By Paul Lamkin

The BBC iPlayer is landing on Roku boxes, just in time for the UK launch.Back in January, Roku - the leading streaming platform in the US - announced that it was launching on this side of the pond, courtesy of two models: the Roku 2 XS and the Roku LT.When... Read more

Phones 4u JUMP launched for phone addicts

Phones 4u JUMP launched for phone addicts

By Paul Lamkin

If you're the type of person that gets bored of your phone easily and always wants a latest model in your pocket then Phones 4u may have the solution with its JUMP contract.JUMP stands for Just Update My Phone and, although still tying you in to a two-year... Read more

Windows 8 on ARM officially detailed by Microsoft

Windows 8 on ARM officially detailed by Microsoft

By Paul Lamkin

We all knew that Windows 8 would be ARM compatible but up until now the details of exactly what the move might entail have been sketchy.Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky has now come clean with all the official details, solving a few mysteries and confirming... Read more

BBM Music now available free for six months

BBM Music now available free for six months

By Paul Lamkin

It hasn't exactly set the music-streaming world alight, so it should come as no surprise that Research in Motion is trying to push BBM Music by offering up to six months free access.The service, first announced in August, allows BBM users to get access... Read more

Kodak kills its digital camera business

Kodak kills its digital camera business

By Paul Lamkin

Kodak is to stop making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames as its parent company attempts to cut costs after a turbulent few months financially.In January, Eastman Kodak Company filed voluntary petitions for chapter 11 business... Read more

iPad 3 launch event first week of March

iPad 3 launch event first week of March

By Paul Lamkin

Not only have we been treated to the the first images of (parts) of the iPad 3 (probably...maybe) but now we've a launch date for the next-gen Apple tablet - the first week of March.That's when AllThingsD's sources are saying an Apple event to announce... Read more

Pink Samsung Galaxy S II arrives in time for Valentine's Day

Pink Samsung Galaxy S II arrives in time for Valentine's Day

By Paul Lamkin

It's been a white phone crazy 2012 so far with pale handsets falling from all angles like heavy (and expensive) snow. But what good is a white handset when it comes to showing your love? No good at all we say, pink is what the ladies like.So it's great... Read more

Nokia 803 to be last throw of the Symbian dice?

Nokia 803 to be last throw of the Symbian dice?

By Paul Lamkin

All the clues are pointing towards Nokia giving the Symbian OS one last high-profile outing; with the N8's successor likely to be the much leaked Nokia 803.We first got wind of the supposed Nokia Belle handset back in December when a user manual turned... Read more

Google Chrome 17 guesses your desires

Google Chrome 17 guesses your desires

By Paul Lamkin

Not content with unleashing the Android version of its popular browser, Google has also found time this week to reveal the 17th stable iteration of Google Chrome for your desktop.Yep, Google Chrome 17 is here - about three and a half years since the first... Read more