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See the Sony Xperia Z getting assembled in under 5 minutes [VIDEO]

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Sony has posted a video of three guys assembling a Cyber-shot RX1 point and shoot, Handycam camcorder and the Xperia Z flagship smartphone in about 5 minutes time.

The video isn’t in fast-motion and looks to be completely credible. If you always wondered how hard it is to put those devices together, just take a comfortable place and enjoy the show. Read more »

Amazon lets iOS users buy MP3s directly from Safari

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Apple is notorious for not letting competing ecosystems expand their services on its turf by demanding 30% of in-app sales and generally making those services jump through hoops to even get to be on iOS.

But Amazon found a loop hole in Cupertino’s tight defences and has now brought its MP3 store to iOS users via the Safari browser. Read more »

Viber 2.3 for BlackBerry brings stickers and emoticons, VoIP calling coming this April

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Viber is among the most popular apps for connecting with your contacts over a data connection and allowing you to offload a few bucks off your mobile bill.

The app’s latest update (v 2.3) for BlackBerry might be a little behind the curve (iOS and Android have been enjoying it for a while now) but in it users get stickers and emoticons as well as a revamped UI. Read more »

Temple Run 2 goes live for iOS, New Zealand gets it first

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Imangi Studios and Fuzzycube Software have released the sequel to their popular Temple Run game.

The app is only released on iOS for now and is available for New Zealand users first with the rest of the world to follow later tonight. Read more »

Nibbio Full-HD runs Android 4.0 and Ubuntu 12.04 in FullHD glory

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Coming from Italy, courtesy of DaVinci Mobile Technology, is the Nibbio (meaning Kite) Full-HD, which can run Android ICS 4.0 and Ubuntu 12.04 for €373.

The Nibbio Full-HD has a WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) screen, a quad-core Exynos 4412 chipset complete with 2 gigs of RAM (making it Note II-worthy), 32 GB of internal storage and two cameras on each side (2 MP on the back and a VGA front-facing one). Read more »

Sony Xperia Z dropped in the name of science, shot on video

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The Sony Xperia Z is one of the hottest smartphones of the season and for a good reason – it’s got a 5″ 1080p screen, quad-core Krait processor, good looking all-glass body and last but not least it is IP57 certified, meaning it’s not afraid of a little dust and water.

Polish blog Komorkomania decided to test out the Xperia Z’s mechanical impact resistance and later dip into water for the sake of being thorough – check it out after the break. Read more »

Archos introduces Titanium 70, 80, 97 and 101 extremely affordable Android 4.1 tablets

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Archos is well known for offering affordable tablets but for the first time ever the manufacturer comes out with so good-looking ones.

Over at the now fading away CES 2013 show the France-based company showed off the Titanium line of tablets (70, 80, 101 and 97) – all running Android 4.1, all using IPS screens with dual-core processors and quad-core graphics (that’s 1080p capable), all having sleek aluminum design and all costing under $250. Read more »

We run our hands all over the durable Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1 Android tablet

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Panasonic is all business and no play at CES this year. The company made a splash with a Windows 8 Pro slate and an ICS-powered 7″ tablet that goes by the name Toughbook JT-B1.

Being mobile-loving as we are we decided to have a closer look at the JT-B1 and we’ve got the hands-on below. Read more »

Panasonic showcases Windows 8 Toughpad FZ-G1 and Android JT-B1 rugged tablets

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Tablets are once again making headlines at CES with Panasonic being the latest to show off new offerings.

The company unveiled the Windows 8 Pro-running Toughpad FZ-G1 with the Android 4.0 ICS JT-B1. Both are extra durable and coming later this year. Read more »

Polaroid unveils 7″ and 10″ Android 4.1 tablets on a budget

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Polaroid, better known for its photography and eyewear products, wants to play a part in the tablet game as well.

The company unveiled two tablets over at the CES 2013 floor – the 10″ M10 and 7″ M7, both running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and featuring expandable storage and below-$250 price tags. Read more »

Sony releases the first Xperia ZL promo video, brags about its build quality

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Sony has dubbed its new Xperia ZL handset the precision Full HD smartphone and made a video bragging about its build quality and attention to detail.

From the compact design of the 5″ freshly-announced device to the tempered protective glass the Xperia ZL is a looker. Read more »

Intel’s fourth-gen Intel Core processors promise all day battery life

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At the press day before CES 2013 officially kicks off Intel unveiled its fourth-generation Intel Core processor, which will reportedly be able to extend the battery life of latest mobile PCs to 9 hours.

Formerly known as Haswell the new chipset is made with ultrabooks-slash-tablets in mind and could reach 13 hours of battery when docked to a keyboard. Read more »

Kingston brings 1 TB USB 3.0 into a flash drive dubbed DataTraveler HyperX Predator

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Kingston is readying a 1 TB USB flash drive that’s no bigger than your thumb.

The DataTraveler HyperX Predator uses USB 3.0 tech and will do 240 MB/s read and 160 MB/s write speeds when it goes on sale later this quarter. Read more »

LG teases its CES 2013 announcements with video trailer

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“Stay tuned for LG’s moment to shine” is what LG has to say about its soon to come appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas in a week.

LG released a short trailer, hinting at what’s to come without saying (or showing) much of it. LG’s conference at CES tips off January 7. Read more »

Samsung releases Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 to the UK Galaxy Camera, new Gallery in tow

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Samsung is seeding the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to its digital camera slash Android smartphone starting with the United Kingdom.

The firmware can be installed through Samsung KIES and over the air directly on the device. Read more »