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December 17, 2010

Nokia readies multiple Symbian updates for 2011

by Darren Allan
Nokia is set to give its ailing operating system Symbian some considerable attention next year. You might recall that at the beginning of last month, Nokia took back control over the development of Symbian from The Symbian Foundation (which has been relegated to the role of a licensing body). And now the Finnish company has let slip its plans for reviving the ...

December 12, 2010

Nokia E7 coming to 3 in Q1 2011

by Darren Allan
3 has announced that the Nokia E7 will be available in the first quarter of next year. The phone features a full Qwerty keypad, an 8 megapixel camera, social network integration, and a 4 inch AMOLED display with Clear Black. Clear Black is Nokia's technology which ensures a clearer picture that's apparently ideal for visibility when outdoors. Sylvia Chind, Head of Branded Devices ...

December 7, 2010

iPad 2 will ship from Foxconn in February

by Darren Allan
The latest buzz on the iPad sequel is that units are expected to start shipping from manufacturer Foxconn next February. In fact, according to DigiTimes, Foxconn has been given an order to the tune of 500,000 iPad 2s to be readied for shipping before the end of February 2011. This makes the April 2011 launch date more of a ...

November 29, 2010

Gartner revises PC sales forecast down slightly

by Darren Allan
The bean counters at Gartner have been revising their predictions of PC shipments for this year and next. And the movement is a downwards one, but not by all that much, with some decent positive growth still anticipated for this year and 2011. According to Garner, PC shipments will hit a total of 352 million units this year, which is ...

October 27, 2010

White iPhone 4 not due until spring 2011

by Darren Allan
The white iPhone 4 is becoming the stuff of legends. Not because it's so keenly awaited, but more because we're starting to think that rather like the white unicorn, it's a thing of myth. Or we would be, if Stephen Fry hadn't been showing off and waving around his “only white iPhone 4 in Europe” recently. That sight ...

October 6, 2010

Sony PSP2 will be launched Christmas 2011?

by Darren Allan
The sequel to the PSP will be out in time for Christmas next year, according to rumours currently flying around the net. Apparently Sony has been talking extensively to developers about the PSP2, and games are already underway. VG247 states that a UK source “familiar with the matter” claimed: “We’ve been told it’s coming in late 2011.” VG247 actually reported on the ...

July 23, 2010

BBC to go HD in 2011

by David Allen
It looks as if the BBC is planning to go full high definition by April 2011, which is something that has been a long time coming. Originally the BBC was supposed to broadcast a full HD service in early 2010, but that time came and went with no HD in sight. But now the BBC has announced that by ...

July 15, 2010

Zelda: Skyward Sword to be unsheathed start 2011

by Darren Allan
The next instalment of Zelda will be released in early 2011 on the Wii platform. That's according to Eiji Aonuma, the producer on the game, who spilled the date in an interview with the Official Nintendo Magazine. Although he's not too certain sounding, as no release date ever is, so it could well slip into the summer of next year. Zelda: ...

June 16, 2010

Most of London will have fibre by next year

by David Allen
London looks set to benefit from BT’s roll out of next generation fibre technology a lot sooner than first anticipated. BT’s commitment was to cover most of London by the time the Olympics start, however according to BT, it will be adding 114 exchanges to the fibre network, meaning the capital will ...

May 19, 2010

Samsung plans 42″ OLED TV for 2011

by David Allen
 Samsung plans 42
When it come to OLED televisions there is no company more dedicated than Samsung. The company already produces more OLED televisions than any other, as well as the most OLED mobile screens. However, it is the television market in OLED technology that Samsung want to rule and by 2012 the company will have an entire ...

April 20, 2010

Russia trials 3D TV

by David Allen
In line with most European broadcasters, it seems that 3D TV is on the card for viewers in Russia but not until sometime in 2011. It will be the Russian broadcaster Rossiya 2 that will begin experimenting with the new technology, but leaving it until now means that a lot of the ground work has already been done ...

January 13, 2010

Microsoft Windows Mobile 7 delayed until 2011 rumours

by Darren Allan
The long awaited next incarnation of Microsoft's mobile operating system has been put back again. So says BSN (Bright Side of News), which claims that multiple sources have indicated that Windows Mobile 7 won't be out until the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, February 2011. Previously it had been thought that the OS has slipped to the back end of this year ...

November 4, 2009

Mobile broadband could overtake fixed line by 2011

by David Allen
The growth of mobile broadband has been unprecedented, in fact while broadband appears to be struggling under the strain of user demand, it seems that consumers will be demanding even more from the service in years to come. According to a report about to be published by mobileSQUARED, in 2011 mobile broadband connections will overtake fixed line broadband connections ...

October 28, 2009

Government sets 2011 date for file sharing crackdown

by Darren Allan
Lord Mandelson has set out the government's stall regarding plans to deal with illegal file sharers using a 'three-strikes-and-you're-out' policy. The Business Secretary said that legislation would be introduced in April 2010, with measures to disconnect persistent offenders coming into force in July 2011. Unless the level of file sharing in the year up until April 2011 drops by ...

July 3, 2009

UK to get 3DTV within a couple of years

by David Allen
UK TV viewers will be getting 3D TV in their homes within two years, according to Claudio Aspesi from industry analysts Sanford Bernstein. This means that by 2011 the early stages of proper 3D TV could be being fed by satellite into the homes of UK viewers. This will be slow at first, but as with the introduction of ...