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Q: new technology/gadgets ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: new technology/gadgets
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: billbryson-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 24 Jun 2002 04:52 PDT
Expires: 01 Jul 2002 04:52 PDT
Question ID: 32284
How can I find the latest digital cameras, mobile phones, laptops and
PDAs etc to be released in the UK in the next couple of months. I'm a
journalist and I need to find kit to review for a tech magazine.
Subject: Re: new technology/gadgets
Answered By: cobrien-ga on 24 Jun 2002 06:31 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello billbryson

While it may seem to be the obvious answer, from personal experience I
find the best way to get details on new products is to contact the
companies through their press offices and get on their mailing lists,
either by e-mail or fax. They will be able to tell you exactly who to
talk to to get review models.

Most major companies will have either a PR agency acting for them in
the UK or a regional office. If they have a PR agency, it is worth
getting on their lists - I have found that many review products come
from the PR agencies rather than the company, especially when it comes
to larger companies.

I couldn’t list every contact here, as I don’t know exactly which
companies you would be interested in. I have included some of the
larger ones below.

Dell has its own press office located in the UK; it can be contacted
on (512) 728-4100. It also has press releases and product facts on its
website in the media section.

IBM's UK head office can be contacted at 023 92 56 1000, or through
its Website Hewlett Packard, which has recently merged
with Compaq and is now known as the new HP, can be contacted on 08705
474747. Compaq and HP also do handhelds.

Nokia's website ( lists the latest phone models,
unfortunately, it doesn't list any UK contact for Nokia's press office
- only US and Finland-based ones.

You can also contact the mobile phone operators for details of the
upcoming models, such as Vodafone, 02, Orange, etc. It is worth
watching out for the new camera phones that O2 plans to introduce in
the coming months for Multimedia Messaging (MMS). The company has also
recently released a phone/PDA called the XDA in the UK recently.

Handspring: The company’s international PR
person is Julie Staska (

Digital cameras:
Nikon: The head of press and PR in the UK, according to is Elaine Swift. The conatct e-mail is

Other publications also list new gadgets, such as:

PC World is a US publication, but it is useful as an indicator to what
products may be available in the coming months.

Search terms used:
"new and gadgets"
"technology and gadgets"

If this isn't quite what you were looking, feel free to request a

Hope this helps! 

billbryson-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Fantastic. Some useful fast!

Subject: Re: new technology/gadgets
From: tan-ga on 24 Jun 2002 06:50 PDT
Techno Scout is one more site that often has things fairly new and innovative:

They also have a catalog and newsletter email.

Subject: Re: new technology/gadgets
From: arimathea-ga on 25 Jun 2002 11:02 PDT
Thanks for contacting Google Answers!

I would keep an eye on Infosync ( and Designtechnica

Good luck.


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