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We meet the LG Optimus L9, here are some live shots

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The LG Optimus L9, which was announced at the IFA, is a mid-ranger that aims to bring solid smartphone functionality, good styling and reasonable price tag in one package.

The Optimus L9 fella is home to a 4.7-inch qHD IPS display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 5MP camera and 4GB internal storage. Read more »

We give the HTC Desire X the hands-on treatment, live photos inside

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The HTC Desire X got to spend some quality time in the hands of our IFA 2012 ninjas and we’ve got the pictures here.

The phone is HTC’s latest midrange offering and features a 4″ Super LCD at the front, a 5 MP snapper on the back, Android ICS 4.0.4 with the latest Sense 4.1. Read more »

We go hands-on with Lenovo IdeaTab S2110, A2109 and A2107 Android tablets

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Lenovo is offering several new tablets at this years’ IFA, and we’ve decided to give you the quick lowdown on each of them.

The IdeaTab A2107, IdeaTab A2109, and IdeaTab S2110 are all Android ICS tablets designed for various market segments. Read more »

Purported images of new Kindle and Kindle Fire leak

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The Verge has discovered what are allegedly the images of the upcoming Kindle and Kindle Fire update. Let’s start with the Kindle Fire first.

It is being said that the next generation Kindle Fire will be sold in two sizes, 7-inch and 10-inch and the image you see above could be either one of them. There is another image that shows a different, wide-screen aspect ratio. Read more »

‘Horn’ now available on iOS and Android

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If you watched Google I/O 2012 keynote, you would remember they showcased a game called Horn during the Nexus 7 announcement.

Well, the Android version of the game has now finally been released, just couple of weeks after the iOS version came out. Read more »

Google Play Store gets smarter, provides app recommendations based on what you and your friends use

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Google has added a new feature in the Play Store application on Android that should appear automatically when you launch the app. You will notice there is a new ‘Recommended For You’ section right on the featured page along with other categories.

Clicking this category opens the Recommended Apps section, where you will find a list of a whole bunch of apps selected based on the apps that you have downloaded in the past and the apps that your friends have been +1′ing. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note II gets shown off in an extensive promo video

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Much like just about every new tech product launched these days, the Samsung Galaxy Note II comes with a promo video. However, this time the folks at Samsung have decided to go away from the usual format. Instead, they have opted for a fully blown hands-on treatment of the latest Galaxy powerhouse.

The video is naturally centered around the S Pen talents of the Samsung Galaxy Note II, as well as its raw processing power. Read more »

Google Now updated with public alerts, movie showtimes, real time sport results

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With the IFA going at full swing we almost missed the new update for Google Now. Today, all Jelly Bean got a cool new version of their virtual assistant, packing several cool new features.

Google Now is capable of displaying various public alerts as well as real time sport results. But wait, there is more! Read more »

Acer Liquid Gallant, Cloud Mobile and Iconia Tab A700 hands-on

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Acer announced two new Liquids just days before the IFA kicks in. Also, the company just brough to the market its FullHD LCD-packing Tegra 3-powered Iconia Tab A700 Android tablet, so we just had to stop and see what those are all about.

So here we are, at Acer’s booth trying to get to know the new Acer lineup a little better. Read more »

Archos 101 XS tablet hands-on

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The Archos booth was one of the stops during our tour around the IFA expo grounds and we got to see the newly announced Archos 101 XS slate in person and take a few live shots of the device.

The ICS-powered Archos 101 XS has a 10.1″ 1280 x 800 display and is powered by the TI OMAP 4470 chipest, featuring a dual core CPU and the PowerVR SGX544 GPU. According to the company it should get its Jelly Bean serving by the end of the year. Read more »

Face-to-face meet-up with the Sony Xperia miro

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Sony brought so many new smartphones to IFA that we almost forgot about the Xperia miro. Almost. The handset was announced back in June and is expected to hit the market next month, but it was showcased at the company’s booth.

Specs-wise, the Xperia miro has lots of common internals with the Xperia tipo but offers two major upgrades – a 0.3″ bigger LED-backlit LCD screen and a 5 megapixel snapper. Thanks to the LED-backlit upgrade, the phone is also thinner and lighter. Read more »

New Xperia TX camera samples

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Here at IFA, we managed to swing by the Sony booth to spend some more quality time with the new Xperia devices. While around, we snapped some sample pics with the Sony Xperia TX for your viewing pleasure.

The Xperia TX’s 13 MP shooter features the usual array of camera extras, and it’s capable of shooting 1080p video as well. Read more »

Hands-on with the Sony Xperia T camera

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We managed to secure some quality time over at the IFA 2012 floor with the Sony Xperia T’s camera and snap a few photos.

The Sony Xperia T is easily among the chief contenders for best Android camearaphone with its 13 MP Exmor-R sensor. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Camera hands-on videos are ready, check them out

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The Samsung Galaxy Camera sure attracted a lot of attention, ours included. We got a chance to spend some quality time with the device and we did a couple of videos to give you a better how this new camera looks and feels.

Samsung has based most of the Galaxy Camera software on the Galaxy S III’s, but the camera interface is a bespoke solution. The menus heavily rely on spinners, which make them easy to use with your thumb – good thing since you don’t get any hardware controls on the back, you use the 4.8″ touchscreen for almost everything. Read more »

James Bond will use the Sony Xperia T in the upcoming Skyfall movie

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At yesterday’s pre-IFA press conference, Sony mentioned that its new Android flagship – the Xperia T will be used by no one else, but Mr. James Bond. The sweet-looking Sony smartphone will be featuring in the upcoming Skyfall movie.

Yep, the Xperia T will undoubtedly be armed with all kinds of gizmos and killer software to help Agent 007 get out of tricky situations and teach the bad guys a lesson. Read more »