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Samsung Stratosphere for Verizon Wireless hands-on [REVIEW]

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The original Samsung I9000 Galaxy S is almost two years old and, yet, its incarnations keep coming. Today, we have the latest one to visit our office – the slide-out QWERTY equipped, LTE enabled Samsung Stratosphere, exclusive to Verizon Wireless in the US.

The Samsung Stratosphere is powered by the familiar Read more »

[Nokia World 2011] Perhaps Lumia was not the best name for Nokia’s new Windows Phone lineup?

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I must point out that I never thought that I will discuss etymology in this blog but, heck, since it is directly related to Nokia’s freshly announced Windows Phone creations, I figured that it fits the bill.

After a full day of Nokia World coverage from London, we did come quite impressed with the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710. A lot of effort has gone into developing the hardware and software of the smartphone duo. However, the same cannot be said about the selection of the name of the two handsets.

Apparently, the meaning of the word ‘lumia’ in colloquial Spanish is Read more »

Corning announces the environmentally friendly, high performance Lotus Glass

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With Gorilla Glass already the synonym for high performance and durability in mobile displays, Corning Incorporated announced the next great thing in display glass technology called Lotus Glass. Despite not having as tough a name as its predecessor, Lotus Glass offers higher performance, while being easier on the environment.

Developed to support the latest generation Read more »

HTC and Beats Audio will hold an event in NYC on November 3, we’ll be there

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HTC and Beats Audio are (finally) about to spill the beans on a product of their collaboration in the United States. We have just received our invitation for an event, which is going to take place in New York City on November 3rd.

The most likely suspect is Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will hit the shelves on November 13

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In case you liked our hands-on of the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, and wondered when can you get your own, we have an official date for you. The most pocket friendly Android Honeycomb slate from the Samsung family will hit the shelves in the United States on November 13, with prices starting a $399.99.

In case you are extra anxious about getting one, you can pre-order it from Read more »

HTC Amaze 4G is here. As always, we shoot a video first.

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The HTC Amaze 4G was just launched on T-Mobile’s network in the United States. The smartphone shares the Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 chipset with the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II, which we recently reviewed.

In addition to the latest and greatest Snapdragon S3 chipset, the HTC Amaze 4G packs a seriously capable 8MP camera unit. The snapper has plenty of shooting modes, and two dedicated buttons. All in all, the device has more than enough on board to spark our geeky interest.

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Qualcomm showcases Snapdragon’s energy efficiency with the help of…bugs [VIDEO]

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A couple of days ago, we told you about Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon chipsets, designed with strong emphasis on power-efficiency. In order to fortify its commitment to the cause, Qualcomm has released a rather fascinating video for all of us, with bugs (real, not software ones, mind you) as its unusual cast.

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Sharp Q-Pod is one sweet looking Android smartphone

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The close relationship between Google’s Android OS and desserts has been in existence since the former’s genesis a few years back.Terms such as Froyo, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, etc. have become part of tech related conversations almost to a point, where they are used more often than in relation to food.

The folks at Sharp have decided to bring desserts and technology even closer together by creating an Android device which looks like a chocolate bar. In the most literal sense of the word that is.

The Sharp Q-Pod (SH-04D) packs Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile came over. We had the camera waiting [VIDEO]

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The last member of the Samsung Galaxy S II trio of droids is here, people. The T-Mobile version of the smartphone was the last to get its availability announced. It will be available online on October 10, and in T-Mobile stores on October 12.

The T-Mobile Galaxy S II does sport quite a few changes, compared to its GSM siblings, starting with its bigger 4.52 Super AMOLED Plus screen and a different CPU under its cover. Its battery is beefier as well. Now on with our initial impressions.

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Toshiba extends the Thrive lineup with a 7″ Android Honeycomb tablet

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As Android 3.2 Honeycomb with its built-in support for smaller screens got released, there is little surprise that 7″ tablets, with the latest Google OS on board, started rolling out with a rapid pace. Toshiba is the latest manufacturer to offer a 7″ slate with the unveiling of its second Thrive Android Honeycomb tablet.

The 7″ Thrive carries the same styling as Read more »

Watch the AT&T US version of Galaxy S II flip over for the camera [VIDEO]

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Another day, another Samsung Galaxy S II visit in our office, folks. We have just received the AT&T version of the powerful Samsung droid today, and here come our initial impressions for you.

The AT&T Galaxy S II is the closest relative to the I9100 from the U.S. trio. In terms of measures and appearance, it is practically identical to the original Galaxy S II, save for the button arrangement in the front of the device – the AT&T version has received four touch sensitive ones instead of the three button configuration which the rest of the world sibling has.

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Samsung Epic 4G Touch (Galaxy S II) comes by for an interview [VIDEO]

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The first member of the Galaxy S II U.S. trio paid us a visit and we have a whole bunch of initial impressions to share with you. The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch is the CDMA version of the powerful droid, already available exclusively at Sprint Wireless for $199.99 with a two-year contract.

It has grown in size, compared to the Galaxy S II which we (and about 10 million other people) have already grown quite fond of, dropping the 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus for a 4.52″ display of the same kind. WiMax connectivity is also on board, promising some serious network speeds. Sounds enticing, doesn’t it? Let’s see what else this droid has to offer.

The Epic 4G Touch is powered by Read more »

Apple App Store icons get featured in a Samsung store

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It is no secret that the legal battle between Apple and Samsung is one of the hottest news topics in the world of mobile telecommunications. It is truly grand in scale, spreading over markets on just about every continent. Having this in mind, we can qualify the picture, which we stumbled upon, as nothing short of strange.

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Multiple iPhones are coming our way this October, according to Al Gore

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I never thought that one of the most accomplished people in our times will be joining the tipster community but a fact is a fact, folks. Al Gore, the former Vice President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate, and… a member of Apple’s board of directors, mind you, did indeed give us a hint about what’s coming from the Cupertino based behemoth next month.

Here is the quote from Mr. Gore, Read more »

A few quick impressions on Lenovo’s IdeaPad K1, ThinkPad, and IdeaPad A1 Android tablets

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Being already one of the premier PC makers, it was only logical for Lenovo to take a shot at the quickly expanding market for Android tablets. This summer, the Chinese manufacturer released three different models, which include the IdeaPad K1, ThinkPad and IdeaPad A1, in an attempt to offer a droid tablet for every taste and budget. We managed to spend some quality time with the entire lineup of Lenovo slates, running the Google OS at an event in New York, and here are some fresh initial impressions for you.

We will begin with Read more »