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[8 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

We’re converted

November might seem an odd month to review a convertible. But having served up one of the dullest summers ever, the good old British weather decided it was time for one of the warmest Octobers on record. As we write, this shows little sign of changing.
So, in celebration of the fact that the official start of winter last Sunday was welcomed in with wall-to-wall sunshine in the UK, (and with apologies to American readers sitting under a blanket of snow) now is actually the perfect time to review Germany’s …

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[8 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Home Cinema

There’s an action sequence in the first Uncharted game where everything suddenly clicks into place, and for a fleeting moment it feels like you’re starring in a Hollywood movie. It may only last about half a minute, but it has come to define the PS3-exclusive series as it stands today. How do we know this? Because there’s a mini-documentary included with the new game that explains exactly how those 30 seconds became the mission goal for subsequent instalments. It was notably achieved with Uncharted 2, a groundbreaking affair that …

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[8 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

The compact system camera of choice?

The new Panasonic Lumix GX1 bridges the gap between the compact Lumix GF3 and the mini DSLR-alike G3 and GH3 models. As such, it sits on the more compact side of the Lumix G series range, but still offers a whole host of controls and features to appease the more creative photographer.
Launching with an aim of hitting stores in time for Christmas 2011, Pocket-lint had the chance to spend a couple of hours with the new camera on a grey Autumnal afternoon. We’ve had the …

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[5 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Say hello to the Tablette

It’s time to reboot the tablet. Right now, the same word applies to everything from 6-inch jumped-up ebook readers to hulking great 10-inch slabs of glass. Pocket-lint is drawing a line in the sand: everything 9-inches and up is a tablet, everything smaller is a tablette – and here’s one of the finest, the 8.9-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, er, 8.9.
Like Samsung’s original (7-inch) Galaxy Tab, the sleek 8.9 screams to be picked up, fondled lightly and tossed into a bag. It’s smart and powerful, with 1.2GHz …

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[5 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Say hello to the Tablette

It’s time to reboot the tablet. Right now, the same word applies to everything from 6-inch jumped-up ebook readers to hulking great 10-inch slabs of glass. Pocket-lint is drawing a line in the sand: everything 9-inches and up is a tablet, everything smaller is a tablette – and here’s one of the finest, the 8.9-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, er, 8.9.
Like Samsung’s original (7-inch) Galaxy Tab, the sleek 8.9 screams to be picked up, fondled lightly and tossed into a bag. It’s smart and powerful, with 1.2GHz …

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[5 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Say hello to the Tablette

It’s time to reboot the tablet. Right now, the same word applies to everything from 6-inch jumped-up ebook readers to hulking great 10-inch slabs of glass. Pocket-lint is drawing a line in the sand: everything 9-inches and up is a tablet, everything smaller is a tablette – and here’s one of the finest, the 8.9-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, er, 8.9.
Like Samsung’s original (7-inch) Galaxy Tab, the sleek 8.9 screams to be picked up, fondled lightly and tossed into a bag. It’s smart and powerful, with 1.2GHz …

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[5 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

The return of Nokia?

Nokia is dead, long live Nokia. Having been written off in the Western world, Nokia is throwing all its eggs in one basket and hoping that its latest phone, the Windows Phone 7 powered Nokia Lumia 800, has what it takes to wow.
We’ve been testing it ahead of the UK launch to find out whether your next phone will be a Nokia.
A brief history
The fact that the Lumia 800 looks like the N9 might not mean much to many people. The N9, the last handset before the …

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[4 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

A phone for girls, or something more?

The launch of the HTC Rhyme saw the Taiwanese manufacturer tiptoeing around its words. With a cleaned-up homescreen, colours that were anything but black and a name that lacked the usual superstar aggression, HTC did everything it could to avoid saying that the Rhyme was a phone designed for girls.
Before we started on our review, we passed it around to of these aforementioned girls to gauge the reaction. The first was that it wasn’t pink. Some still eye the pink LG Chocolate as the …

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[4 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Phone? Tablet? Phablet!

To be completely honest, while we’re entranced by its considerable charms, we’re not overly sure what to make of the Samsung Galaxy Note (or GT-N7000, for the model number fetishists). No matter what anybody tells you, it’s not a phone, even if you can use a normal talktime SIM in it and make calls. Nor is it a tablet. It’s a bit of both, yet neither at the same time. Samsung has, quite simply, devised a new category. And for want of a better word, we’ll call it …

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[2 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Do compacts come more perfect?

The Canon S100 is a compact camera that’s all about providing the utmost user control and top-notch pictures. It’s the highest-end Canon compact on the market (excluding the G12), though it does carry an equally high-end ?429 price point. For the money the S100 is littered with features, but is it worth the cash?
What’s it all about?
Small in size and big on features: As well as a 12.1-megapixel sensor, the S100’s 24-120mm f/2.0-5.9 optically stabilised lens is rangier and wider-angle than its closest rivals. Despite increasing …