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Xperia Tablet Z to become available worldwide this spring

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If you’re after a slim, water resistant LTE tablet, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but live nowhere near Japan, then the wait is finally over.

The Xperia Tablet Z (both LTE and Wi-Fi only) is set to launch globally this quarter but there’s no official word yet on its price or which markets will get it first. Read more »

Enjoy Nokia Lumia 720 and 520 promo videos

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It’s the routine in action – moments after unveiling a product, the manufacturer publishes a set of promo videos, highlighting its strengths.

In the case of Nokia we’re now seeing two videos – one for the Lumia 720 and another one for the Lumia 520. These follow after the break. Read more »

Here goes the Huawei Ascend P2 promo video, enjoy

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Huawei just announced their Ascend P2 with the fastest LTE speed seen on a smartphone. The device sports a 4.7″ 720p screen, quad-core K3V2 processor, 13 MP camera, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and more.

And now Hiawei has uploaded a promo video of the Ascend P2, which focuses on its many traits – you’ll find it after the break. Read more »

We put the Nokia Lumia 620 battery life under inspection, boasts class-leading call times

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We approached the Nokia Lumia 620 battery test with mixed feelings. Windows Phones had hardly topped our charts so far and the meager 1300mAh battery of the Lumia 620 didn’t bode well. Still, we had certain hopes for it as its screen is not that big and the dual-core CPU is clocked only at 1Ghz.

Battery tests are time-consuming affairs and we’ve had several of those piling up. The Lumia 620 review has been published for a while now, but it’s only now that we are able to publish its detailed battery performance test. Jump after the break to get the full account. Read more »

Here goes the Asus Padfone 2 battery score rundown

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The Asus Padfone 2 was announced just prior to the 1080p boom of 2013 but still has qualities everyone loves and yearns for in a smartphone – capacious 720p screen, potent quad-core processor, pixel-rich camera, Android Jelly Bean, etc.

And coupled with a slate it’s a really hard to beat combo, price-wise. But does its battery have the chops to last for more than a day – find out in the breakdown after the break. Read more »

Nikon unveils 24MP D7100 with no low pass filter

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Nikon has just unveiled the successor to its D7000 midrange DSLR. The Nikon D7100 will hit the stores in March 2013 complete with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR kit lens for a suggested price of $1,599/£1,299/€1399 or $1199.95/£1099.99/€1179 for the body only.

The D7100 lacks an optical low pass filter, which should improve resolved detail (though risking moire in certain cases). There’s a new and improved 24.1 MP APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sensor over its predecessor’s 16.2 MP one, the new EXPEED 3 processor (the D7000 uses the EXPEED 2) and a new 51-point autofocus system (with 15 cross type sensors) compared to the 39-point one (with 9 cross type sensors) of the D7000. Read more »

Asus MeMo Pad Smart 10 promo video hits YouTube

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Just like it did for the smaller 7″ MeMo Pad, Asus is now posting a promo video for the 10″ MeMo Pad Smart on YouTube.

The device was unveiled in Thailand earlier this month and is expected to make the rounds on the MWC 2013 floor in Barcelona. Read more »

Google shows Project Glass in new video, gives you a chance to pre-order it

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How does it feel to use Project Glass? That’s the question Google has focused on with its Project Glass promo video showing the various ways you can use the sci-fi-looking frames.

Google has also given you a chance to pre-order the Project Glass, which was previously only available for developers. You can go to Google+ and share what you would do if you had Glass (in 50 words or less) and if chosen you could be rocking it when it goes on sale. Read more »

Nokia blasts Google in new Nokia Maps vs Google Maps video

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Out of the blue Nokia has posted a video comparing its Maps app to Google’s own.

The video focuses on showing how the two solutions manage offline maps in a number of examples and things didn’t look too good on the Android device. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 620 comes back to the office, gets ready to impress us

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The Nokia Lumia 620 is here once again, this time in its final retail form and sporting a more serious black matte finish.

Targeted at users on a budget, the Nokia Lumia 620 aims to bring Windows Phone 8 experience along with Nokia’s excellent software addons like Music and Drive to the masses. Read more »

Apple’s iTunes store hits record 25 billionth downloaded song, lucky guy wins €10k voucher

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Some would say that Apple sprung back to life way before the iPhone came along and the main culprit for that was the iPod. Well it couldn’t have done it without the iTunes music store, which is having a great reason to celebrate today.

Apple just announced that the store has officially reached 25 billion song downloads. Read more »

Samsung’s full Super Bowl ad now on YouTube, video inside

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Now that the Super Bowl is done and over, the companies that aired their ads during the game are releasing them full length on Hulu, YouTube and whatnot.

Samsung didn’t disappoint either, offering the full 4:41 minutes promo of its Galaxy Note II promo on YouTube. Read more »

Cydia servers struggle with staggering traffic in post-jailbreak hours

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Yesterday evasi0n was finally released to free all iOS 6.0/6.1 devices (iPhone 5 and latest iPads included) and it’s being enjoying some serious popularity. In fact so many users have jailbroken their iDevices that Cydia servers are unable to catch up with the demand.

The numbers are insane – Cydia creator Jay Freeman (saurik) has shared on Twitter that he’s seeing 14 thousand hits per second. Read more »

evasi0n jailbreak brings the Weather app out of hiding on some iPad’s

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After the evad3rs team unleashed the first-even untetherered iOS 6 jailbreak come to light yesterday, some iPad users that have already taken advantage of it are reporting that the Weather app has popped back on their springboards.

While some think the jailbreak has installed the app on the iPad’s homescreen, in reality it has always been there only it was hidden so far. Read more »

ASUS shows off MeMO Pad cool features in a promo video

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ASUS debuted its affordable MeMO Pad slate last month and now is showing it off in a promo video on YouTube.

The video concentrates on the affordable tablet’s key selling features like the 5GB free lifetime cloud storage by ASUS, SuperNote Lite note-taking app, the photo-editing ASUS Studio among others. Read more »