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This new Playstation 3 ad is truly an awesome watch

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You know that here on the GSMArena Blog we like throwing cool video your way every now and then and this Playstation 3 ad is just that.

It promotes Sony’s gaming console in a rather extraordinary way by gathering all the iconic PS3 game characters like Snake from the Metal Gear Solid series and Kratos from God of War. The list goes on and on, but you should really get this video playing by now. Read more »

The iPhone 4S faces its Android rivals – iPhone 4S vs. HTC Sensation XE vs. Samsung Galaxy S II [TABLE]

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Well, with the new iPhone 4S finally revealed it’s time to take a look at how it manages to fight the mighty Droids. We chose to put it against the two most notable beasts in the Android world – the HTC Sensation XE and the Samsung Galaxy S II.

They are mighty indeed, but how do they stack up against the newly announced iPhone 4S? Let’s dive right in.

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iPhone 4 duo compared, how does the new iPhone 4S stack up? [TABLE]

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So, whether you like it or not, the iPhone 4 is a fact and now it’s time to answer the question that everybody is asking themselves. Should I get the new iPhone and why? Well, we’re here to help and we are going to do it by giving you this sweet table comparing the old-gen iPhone 4 against the new-gen iPhone 4S.

So give the table below a quick look and answer us the big one – will you be getting the new iPhone 4S?
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Apple’s stock plummets as the company fails to announce an iPhone 5

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In spite of the never-ending rumors that flooded us like torrential rain in the past weeks, Apple didn’t announce the highly anticipated iPhone 5 with its rumored 4-inch screen and new slimmer body. Unfortunately for Apple, this is having a negative effect on many of their shareholders.

It appears that the newly introduced Apple iPhone 4S isn’t what shareholders were hoping to see at this evening’s Apple event. The shares of the company took quite a plunge after the announcement, currently selling at 5% lower than their opening rate today.

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Adobe’s having an apps-plosion, announces Photoshop Touch and five other apps for tablets at Adobe Max 2011

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Yesterday, at its Adobe Max 2011 keynote, Adobe unveiled a whole family of Touch Apps designed to help creative minds throughout their design processes when they are on the go. Leaded by Photoshop Touch, the Adobe Touch Apps are going to be available for Android tablets as well as iPads alike.

The full Touch Apps family includes: Photoshop Touch, Debut, Proto, Collage, Ideas and Kuler. Let’s break them down and see what each of them is good for. Read more »

Next-gen iPhone rumor roundup

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In about 24 hours the recently appointed Apple CEO Tim Cook is going to hit the stage at Apple’s Campus in Cupertino and, as the invitation for the event suggests, he is going to talk iPhone.

Over the last couple of weeks the Internet has been overflowing with rumors about how many iPhones will the company actually announce. Although the invitation that Apple sent out suggested that only one phone will be revealed, there are is compelling evidence that we should expect two separate devices coming later in the fall.

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Samsung brings out special Pink Ribbon editions of the Galaxy S Plus and Ch@t 335

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Probably not many of you are aware of this, but October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month both in the Europe and in the US and in order to show its commitment to the issue, Samsung Netherlands in cooperation with KPN telecom starts selling special Pink Ribbon editions of the Galaxy S Plus and Ch@t 335.

Both handsets will feature white back panels with the special Pink Ribbon logo, showing support to patients with Breast Cancer and hopefully increasing the awareness of the disease, which is not fatal if caught on time. Read more »

Skype 2.0 for Android released, brings two-way video calling, SMS and a new UI

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The latest version of Skype is finally out for Android and it brings the long-awaited two-way video calling. You can now make video calls to anyone who is on Skype whether they are on a PC, iPhone or a Mac.

Unfortunately, currently only four handsets are officially supported for video calling and the lucky ones are the Samsung Nexus S, HTC Desire S and Sony Ericsson’s Xperia pro and Xperia neo. Read more »

Battle of the sub-9-inch tablets: Archos 80 G9 vs. LG Optimus Pad vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 fight [TABLE]

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The newly announced Archos ninth generation tablets made quite a significant impact on the Android world. For one the smaller of them immediately heated up the sub-9-incher battle as it offers an impressive specs sheet at a really attractive price point. To make it easier for you to make up your mind we are putting what we consider to be the three best slates “sweet spot” sales out there and see what’s what.

So we pitted the freshly announced 8-inch Archos 80 G9 against the 3D-shooting 8.9-inch LG Optimus Pad and the slim Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. The Archos 80 G9 has some interesting tricks up its sleeve like a 1.5GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor and an optional 250GB HDD. The LG Optimus Pad on the other hand can shoot 3D videos and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 boasts seriously good looks and a gorgeous screen. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S II will attempt to fly back to its space home, lifts off July 15

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Samsung Galaxy S II is about to enjoy a very special promotion treatment in Japan. On July 15 it’s going to lift off into the stratosphere, the second layer of Earth’s atmosphere, about 30 kilometers (98,000 feet) in the air.

While the Galaxy S II won’t go outside our own Milky Way galaxy, it’s going to join another astronaut member of the Samsung family, the Nexus S, which flew at the same height last Christmas. Read more »

Angry Birds Magic unlocks new game content for specific locations and venues

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No, it’s not what it sounds like. Rovio, the developer of Angry Birds, isn’t using some sort of Apple PR talk to make it’s top selling game more interesting. Angry Birds Magic, if you remembered, is an NFC-based addition to Angry Birds which allows you to unlock special levels by tapping two NFC-enabled phones together.

Now Rovio is taking Magic one step further with special location-aware integration in Angry Birds. When you go to your favorite cafeteria, for example, you might be offered to unlock some cool stuff. Read more »

Could this be the best iPhone 4 replica to date? And it runs Android! [VIDEO]

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If you’ve been hesitating between buying an Apple iPhone 4, but you’ve always admired and preferred the freedom Android provides, you can now find some peace and get the GooApple 3G (whew!). This unholy creature combines the body and looks of an iPhone 4 with the “soul”, as Steve Jobs likes to call the software, of Android.

The GooApple 3G comes from the great copyland of China and is replicated to such a degree that even screen protectors and cases designed for the iPhone 4 will match perfectly. When you turn it on, you might get fooled that it’s running iOS 4, but you’d be wrong. This thing runs Android 2.2 Froyo and is so deeply skinned to look like the real deal that it fills you with amazement. Read more »

Impressive gameplay trailer for SHADOWGUN surfaces, Android and iOS to get it in September, can’t wait

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We told you about the Android-exclusive third-person shooter game SHADOWGUN last month, but then we could only admire the screenshots. Now, however, the developer Madfinger Games has released a three-minute trailer, which honestly will make you wonder how could this possibly be played on Android.

The answer to this is NVIDIA’s upcoming quad-core Tegra Kal-El chipset, which gets a lot of attention lately and for a reason. SHADOWGUN takes full advantage of the advanced graphic capabilities of the Kal-El chipset and as you can see from the trailer below runs more than well utilizing the four cores like it should. To the max. Read more »

The BlackBerry Playbook hitting a dozen international markets this month

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The 7-inch BlackBerry Playbook may be old news by now in the United States, but for the rest of the world it’s still an unexplored device for most tech enthusiasts.

BlackBerry Playbook

If you don’t live in the States and don’t have the patience to wait for the 10-inch version of the Playbook, then you should take a look if your country is amongst the new 16 to get the Playbook. Read more »

Star Wars: The Old Republic cinematic game trailer makes you wish it was a movie

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The E3 game expo is now over, sadly, but come on, it continue for month. However, now it’s time to replace the tears of sadness with tears of joy.

A cinematic trailer of the Star Wars: The Old Republic has been released and it looks spectacular. The game is planned to launch sometime this year and according to various analysts costs its developers at BioWare $80 million. Read more »