IFA 2010

Samsung SF Series laptops & NF Series netbooks revealed

Samsung SF Series laptops & NF Series netbooks revealed

Samsung has outed a pair of new notebooks, the wavy SF Series and NF Series, each using the Korean company's new, unusual design language.  The Samsung SF Series comes with a choice of Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processors, with three screen options - the 13.3” SF310, 14” SF410 and 15.6” SF 510 - and battery life of up to 7.5hrs with the standard 61Wh battery.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab makes official debut: due September 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab makes official debut: due September 2010

We're waiting for Samsung's IFA 2010 press conference to begin, but the company has already outed its much-anticipated Galaxy Tab slate. As we've seen from the teaser, the Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen, Android 2.2 Froyo and integrated 3G. The iPad rival also supports Flash Player 10.1 and runs on Samsung's own 1GHz Hummingbird processor paired with either 16GB or 32GB of flash storage.

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Sony Handicam DCR-SX15E, DCR-SR15E and Bloggie Touch HD camcorders outed

Sony Handicam DCR-SX15E, DCR-SR15E and Bloggie Touch HD camcorders outed

Sony has outed a trio of new consumer-level camcorders, the Handicam DCR-SX15E and DCR-SR15E, and the Bloggie Touch.  The two new Handicams record HD video to Memory Stick or SD card (SX15E) or an 80GB hard-drive (SR15E), while the Bloggie Touch has 8GB of onboard flash.

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Sony’s Qriocity On-Demand Media Streaming Hitting Europe This Fall

Sony’s Qriocity On-Demand Media Streaming Hitting Europe This Fall

Sony is already starting to make some waves at this year's IFA event, over there across the pond. With a few announcements ready to go public today, they've pulled the curtain off their video-on-demand service, which will now forever be known as Qriocity. It's been on the workbench for quite some time now, and it's good to finally see that Sony's unveiling the project for a market release here in just a matter of weeks. Though, if you're not in a few select countries in Europe, you'll have to wait a bit longer to get your hands on the streaming digital content.

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Panasonic HDC-TC750 3D camcorder hands-on

Panasonic HDC-TC750 3D camcorder hands-on

Of all Panasonic's 3D goodies today, the gadget we were most interested in was the HDC-TC750 camcorder with its optional VW-CLT1 3D lens.  We grabbed some time with the camcorder after the company's keynote, to see whether the first 3D HD consumer model really lived up to its top billing.

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Panasonic focus on 3D: Viera GT20 & VT20 3D plasmas, 3D VOD service

Panasonic focus on 3D: Viera GT20 & VT20 3D plasmas, 3D VOD service

Panasonic's IFA 2010 press conference has just finished here in Berlin, and while we knew that the company would be concentrating heavily on 3D it was still surprising that they spent the whole time talking about their 3D home entertainment strategy.  Top billing went to the Panasonic HDC-SDT750 HD camcorder complete with the WV-CLT1 3D adapter lens, but there are also two new Viera 3D plasma HDTV ranges, plus news regarding the company's 3D content plans including games and video-on-demand.

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Panasonic goes 3D at IFA 2010

Panasonic goes 3D at IFA 2010

With IFA 2010 underway over in Germany there is lots of gear being unveiled at the show. Panasonic is focusing on 3D as its theme at the show this year and has been showing off its 3D wares along with some 2D offerings too.

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LG shows off Nano Full LED and other HDTVs at IFA

LG shows off Nano Full LED and other HDTVs at IFA

LG is showing off its new 3D and HDTV sets at IFA 2010 this week. The company is showing people at the show its new Nano Full LED set along with Plasma sets and other gear like Blu-ray players and home theater systems. LG is showing new 3D TVs including the LEX8, which is one of the highest-end TVs from the company.

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Viewsonic Android ViewPad tablet gets pictured

Viewsonic Android ViewPad tablet gets pictured

Viewsonic's announcement that they were bringing an Android tablet to IFA 2010 next week basically added their name to a long list of manufacturers planning the same, but the accompanying image left plenty to be desired.  Happily Pocket-lint has managed to source a couple of better pictures of one of the Viewsonic slates, judging by the scale of the side-mounted headphone and USB ports the 7-inch ViewPad model.

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Acer LumiRead to make IFA debut: €250 pricetag rumored

Acer LumiRead to make IFA debut: €250 pricetag rumored

Acer's LumiRead ereader will make its official debut at IFA 2010 next week, according to Lesen's sources at the company, with a commercial launch - in Germany at least - following on in September.  As with the Amazon Kindle, a second source suggests, the LumiRead will come with free 3G access to download new ebooks, and a sticker price of around €250 ($318).

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Samsung Galaxy Tab gets officially teased [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Tab gets officially teased [Video]

Samsung has kicked off a pre-IFA 2010 teaser campaign for their much-leaked Galaxy Tab Android 2.2 tablet.  The promotion - which currently  consists of the video you can watch after the cut - makes official some of the details we've already heard so far, including the OS version, 7-inch touchscreen and video call functionality, as well as previewing some new abilities.

Video after the cut

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ViewSonic ViewPad Android tablet & dual-booting Android/Microsoft slate tipped for IFA 2010

ViewSonic ViewPad Android tablet & dual-booting Android/Microsoft slate tipped for IFA 2010

ViewSonic has tipped its IFA 2010 hand, with the news that the company plans to bring two new tablets along to the show.  The 7-inch ViewSonic ViewPad will run Android and have dual cameras - one for photography, the other for video calls - together with WiFi and 3G, while a 10-inch model (currently unnamed) will dual-boot between Android and an unspecified Microsoft OS.  That could well be Windows Embedded Compact 7.

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