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Rumor mill: Will the new iPad have a tactile display?

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Remember Senseg's tactile touchscreen displays? Well, last December the company showed off a screen that used an electrostatic field to simulate friction and textures on the glass. Such technology was a couple of years away from being commercially viable, but there's a tiny glimmer of a chance it might...
Rumor mill: Will the new iPad have a tactile display?

LG: We aren’t abandoning Windows Phone but we’re focusing on Android right now

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Facing reports that it had abandoned development of smartphones powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, LG has today moved to silence rumours by stating it is “still on board with Windows Phone,” also clarifying its handset development plans. An LG spokesperson told Pocket-lint that the whilst the company was still...
LG: We aren’t abandoning Windows Phone but we’re focusing on Android right now

Whoa: iPad 3 might let you “feel” on-screen objects

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Once again, Apple may have tipped off a feature of its next iPad in plain sight. The final words on its press invite for Wednesday’s iPad event say the company has something to see;  ”And touch.” This very well could be the first Apple tablet that touches you back, in...
Whoa: iPad 3 might let you “feel” on-screen objects

HTC phones getting PlayStation Suite certification in 2012?

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Anonymous sources have told Pocket-Lint that Sony will be allowing rival smartphone maker HTC to have PlayStation Certification for its devices. An official announcement is expected at MWC at the end of the month, with devices able to play PSOne games and access to the Android-flavor of the Sony...
HTC phones getting PlayStation Suite certification in 2012?

5 new ways to monetize your content in 2012

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This week’s Pinterest content monetization ‘scandal’ has taught us a lot about the naivety of the modern-day web user. Yes, platforms like Pinterest (and Pocket-Lint and WIWT) use a tool called Skimlinks to generate revenue from subtle referral links. As Skimlinks CEO Alicia Navarro so aptly explained: “It’s not a secret. We do monetize social discovery, and it’s great”. For those...
5 new ways to monetize your content in 2012
Apple’s iPad HD may feature unbelievable new touchscreen tech

Samsung's Music Hub launches in UK, France and Germany, offers 100GB storage, unlimited streaming

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We already knew Samsung was dipping a toe in the music market, and now it's officially landed. Music Hub will launch with the GSIII in the UK, France and Germany. It's fair to say the electronics giant will be trampling on a fair number of toes, with Music Hub...
Samsung's Music Hub launches in UK, France and Germany, offers 100GB storage, unlimited streaming

Samsung's Galaxy Tab(s) 2 delayed by, you guessed it, Ice Cream Sandwich

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Since the calendar clearly says April, we can take it as read that Samsung missed the promised March release window for both the seven and ten-inch versions of the Galaxy Tab 2. The company conceded that it was because both it and Google needed more time to tailor the...
Samsung's Galaxy Tab(s) 2 delayed by, you guessed it, Ice Cream Sandwich

Nokia Lumia 900 arriving in the UK April 27th, dressed in white

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Sure, the US has already had its chance at Nokia's Windows-packing smartphone, but UK-based fans of the Lumia 900 won't have to wait too much longer, if the release date on Phones 4u's site is to be believed. The retailer currently has the handset's delivery date listed as April...
Nokia Lumia 900 arriving in the UK April 27th, dressed in white

LAST-MINUTE RUMOR: The iPad 3 Will Have A Textured Touchscreen (AAPL)

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Here's one final, unconfirmed rumor just ahead of Apple's iPad 3 (or HD) launch this afternoon. Pocket Lint reports that a company called Senseg was commissioned by Apple to bring a special kind of "textured" touchscreen technology to the iPad 3. It uses haptic feedback to make the screen...
LAST-MINUTE RUMOR: The iPad 3 Will Have A Textured Touchscreen (AAPL)

Sky considering launching Sky Sports 3D, one channel too small for three dimensions

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Sky is reportedly considering splitting its stereoscopic programming into separate Sports and Entertainment channels as its content stable swells. Speaking to Pocket-lint, movie bosses Simon Rexworthy and Ian Lewis confirmed that they don't have enough time in the schedules unless sporting coverage is hived off to a distinct "Sky...
Sky considering launching Sky Sports 3D, one channel too small for three dimensions
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Sky adds Bond Channel to its movie offering, will screen entire back catalog in high-definition

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Fresh from his appearance at this year's Olympic opening ceremony, James Bond is getting his own dedicated channel on Sky. The UK broadcaster will start showing all 22 movies in high-definition from October 5th, gearing up to the British spy's latest adventure, Skyfall, which launches a month later. Android,...
Sky adds Bond Channel to its movie offering, will screen entire back catalog in high-definition

HTC tipped to launch PlayStation-certified devices later this year

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HTC could become the first mobile vendor not affiliated with Sony to receive PlayStation certification for its smartphone and tablet devices, launching titles on its platform later this year, Pocket-lint reports. According to the site’s sources, HTC is expected to make the announcement later this year, but may find its...
HTC tipped to launch PlayStation-certified devices later this year

Star Wars 3D getting the Blu-ray treatment for spring?

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Just finished your deliciously digital Blu-ray collection of the Star Wars saga? Thought that was the end of it? C'mon. Following the three-dimensional release of Episode 1 in theaters, Pocket-lint's heard from sources at a recent Panasonic event that the "start" of the saga will be arriving on 3D...
Star Wars 3D getting the Blu-ray treatment for spring?

TomTom's new sat nav: perfect for your van down by the river

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If you're prone to hitting the road in a trailer or camper, you probably know that the road isn't exactly made to accommodate to your less-than-dainty vehicle. In a bid to express its deepest sympathies (and, you know, make money), TomTom is unveiling a device made specifically for caravan...
TomTom's new sat nav: perfect for your van down by the river

Worry About an Apple Television? Don't Make Samsung Laugh.

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Smug complacency. That seems to be the standard TV industry response to rumors of an Apple HDTV. Back in December, Sharp’s Kozo Takahashi dismissed the potential threat Apple might pose to the TV market, saying consumers are far more focused on price, picture quality and size than any advanced technology...
Worry About an Apple Television? Don't Make Samsung Laugh.

UK pins the slow move to LTE on carriers, Australia targets auctions for April 2013

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Aussies and Brits have been waiting awhile for either a truly broad LTE launch or to get any LTE at all. That wait is coming to an end, but not without some grousing. UK Minister for Culture Ed Vaizey has alleged that any slow movement stemmed from carriers that...
UK pins the slow move to LTE on carriers, Australia targets auctions for April 2013

Official Complaints Over '4G' Marketing of New iPad Taking Hold in Europe

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Yesterday, we noted that Australian regulators are targeting Apple over its "misleading" marketing of the new iPad as a "4G" device in the country despite the fact that the device is incompatible with LTE networks being rolled out there. In response, Apple has offered refunds to customers who feel they...
Official Complaints Over '4G' Marketing of New iPad Taking Hold in Europe

HTC PlayStation certification devices coming 2012, time to get your Crash Bandicoot skills up to scratch

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EXCLUSIVE: Game on HTC is to be one of the first companies outside Sony that will be getting PlayStation certification for its mobile devices, sources have confirmed to Pocket-lint. The announcement expected later this year, possibly at the forthcoming trade show Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, will mean that...
HTC PlayStation certification devices coming 2012, time to get your Crash Bandicoot skills up to scratch

Kindle Touch gets April 27th release date in Europe

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Good news for our friends on the other side of the pond waiting to get their fingers on the Kindle Touch's e-ink display: nearly half a year after hitting the States, the e-reader is getting ready for its official European debut. The reading device will be hitting the UK,...
Kindle Touch gets April 27th release date in Europe

Not so fast: LG not ditching Windows Phone 7

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EXCLUSIVE: Focusing on Android for the moment LG is not, as rumoured, ditching Windows Phone 7?in favour of Android it seems with the electronics giant confirming as much to Pocket-lint. "None of it is true. Korea Herald is showing its speculative side again," a spokesman for the company in...
Not so fast: LG not ditching Windows Phone 7

Judge rules against Apple in Samsung UK patent case, claims Galaxy Tabs "are not as cool"

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Last week reports noted Samsung’s attempt to lift Apple’s preliminary injunction placed on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S. was rejected by District Judge Lucy Koh. Today, in Apple’s ongoing patent cases with Samsung in the UK, today Bloomberg reported Judge Colin Birss ruled against Apple claiming the Sammy’s...
Judge rules against Apple in Samsung UK patent case, claims Galaxy Tabs "are not as cool"

Windows Phone OS mod speeds up app load times, knows you'll play Monopoly on your break (video)

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Microsoft Research has revealed some of its latest work into mobile app optimization -- and it's called the contextual solution, Falcon. Fast App Launching with Context aims to improve "key OS services" including memory management, scheduling and security. It does this by using location and sci-fi-sounding "temporal access patterns"...
Windows Phone OS mod speeds up app load times, knows you'll play Monopoly on your break (video)

Samsung Music Hub: Samsung's streaming iTunes service debuts on Galaxy S3, has eyes on your TV and fridge

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Watch out Spotify, Lastfm, and iTunes Samsung's new music service, Music Hub, plans to take on virtually every music service currently available from Sotify to iTunes offering users the chance to listen to music from the latest smartphones to the company's range of fridges. In Samsung's boldest move yet...
Samsung Music Hub: Samsung's streaming iTunes service debuts on Galaxy S3, has eyes on your TV and fridge

RIM: We are not withdrawing from consumer market

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EXCLUSIVE: RIM speaks to Pocket-lint RIM has denied reports that it is pulling out of the consumer market following poor q4 financial results on Thursday. “The claim that RIM has said it will withdraw from the consumer market is wholly inaccurate," Patrick Spence, RIM's managing director of Global Sales...
RIM: We are not withdrawing from consumer market

TAG Heuer's Racer smartphone wants to be as ostentatious and flashy as your supercar (video)

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Previous endeavors in the stratospheric and ultra-high end phone market have resulted in fanciful hardware made out of exotic materials, often marred by perplexingly outdated innards. If you believe TAG Heuer's latest marketing hyperbole, that's set to change with its upcoming Racer smartphone. Just like its bespoke contemporaries, there's...
TAG Heuer's Racer smartphone wants to be as ostentatious and flashy as your supercar (video)

ViewSonic ViewPad G70 with ICS launching at MWC?

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Word on the street is ViewSonic's getting ready to unveil a fresh, ICS-equipped 7-inch tablet at MWC (along with everyone else). The ViewPad G70, which would be a follow-up to that budget-friendly E70 we showed you at CES, is rumored to carry a slightly heavier $350 price tag than...
ViewSonic ViewPad G70 with ICS launching at MWC?

Samsung Galaxy Tab models don't copy Apple's iPad, says UK High Court

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Samsung has bagged itself another courtroom win over Apple after the High Court of England & Wales ruled that three of the Korean company’s Galaxy Tab models were “different” from Apple’s iPad products. Eager to share the ruling, Samsung issued a full statement to Pocket-lint, detailing how the designs of the Galaxy...
Samsung Galaxy Tab models don't copy Apple's iPad, says UK High Court

4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook announced, on sale in Canada 9 August

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Research In Motion has confirmed that it will be launching a 4G version of the BlackBerry Playbook on the 9 August in Canada. The new 4G LTE?BlackBerry PlayBook?tablet will available in Canada on select carriers beginning August 9th that has built-in support for ultra-fast 4G LTE networks however RIM...
4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook announced, on sale in Canada 9 August
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