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‘Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots’ coming to Android, available only on the Amazon Appstore

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Developers of the popular game Fruit Ninja have announced that the recently launched spinoff called ‘Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots’ will now be available on Android starting November 28.

However, there is a catch. The game will only be available on the Amazon Appstore, which is great for those in the US but not so much for others. It will be available for free on the first day and for $0.99 thereafter. Read more »

Sony launches Tablet P in the UK, priced at a hefty £499

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The unique-looking Sony Tablet P was announced way back in April along with its bigger brother, the Tablet S. The latter went on sale a while back but those hoping to get their hands on the Tablet P have been put on hold.

Not any more, at least in the UK, where the device has just appeared for pre-order on Sony’s online store for a whopping £499 ($771). Even by UK’s generally high prices that is quite a lot. In fact it is even more than the bigger Tablet S, which costs £349 (and $499.99 in the US). Read more »

Samsung makes ‘Need for Speed Hot Pursuit’ free, available to Galaxy S II users only

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If you visit the Samsung Apps store on your Galaxy device regularly, then you know every now and then you are treated with a freebie from Samsung, which otherwise you’d have to pay for. This week’s special is ‘Need for Speed Hot Pursuit’ racing game from EA.

Usually one would have to fork $6.99 for this game but for a limited time this game is available free of charge to Galaxy S II owners. Read more »

Samsung S5830 Galaxy Ace Hugo Boss edition hands-on [REVIEW]

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Samsung recently announced a tricked out edition of their highly popular mid-range droid – the Galaxy Ace. We got our hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Ace Hugo Boss Edition and you can bet we’ve shot and filmed the whole thing.

Although it’s pretty much the same deal on the inside as the original Galaxy Ace, the Hugo Boss edition has been pimped out and made manlier and sexy than before. Read on for the full scoop. Read more »

HTC Rezound for Verizon Wireless hands-on [REVIEW]

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The HTC Rezound for Verizon Wireless has the richest spec sheet in the entire HTC global lineup – a true flagship from every angle you look at it.

The Rezound is also the first HTC creation in the United States, made in collaboration with the newly acquired Beats Audio. The device arrived fashionably late to the market, compared to its rest of the world, siblings, gone through Dr. Dre’s treatment but, dare we say, the wait was well worth it.

The HTC Rezound is a CDMA device and Read more »

A leaked Samsung Galaxy Nexus ad says it will hit Verizon on November 29, to cost $199.99

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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is one of the hottest devices of the season, so it’s understandable that its arrival to America is hotly anticipated. And thanks to a leaked ad, we know its price and, possibly its exact launch date.

The price bit is more certain as it appears on the ad itself. At $199.99 the LTE-packing Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be $100 cheaper than previously expected, which will probably make it even better of a Christmas present. Read more »

HTC Rezound enters our battery test track, see if it can Beats its way out [TEST]

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As the current flasghip of the company, we were more than interested to put the HTC Rezound battery through its paces. After all, the device packs a monster spec sheet, coupled with some serious multimedia credentials. A battery to match the aforementioned is more than essential – it is simply mandatory.

The Rezound packs a 1620mAh battery – certainly not the largest we’ve seen in an Android device. The battery will have to deal with a dual-core CPU and, most importantly, an HD screen. It surely has a difficult task ahead of it. Read more »

ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 chipset demoed on video, will power Sony Ericsson’s upcoming Nypon smartphone

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The chipset of the upcoming Sony Ericsson LT22i Nypon smartphone made its first public appearance as several demo videos appeared. The ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 chipset comes with a couple of Cortex-A9 cores, clocked at 1GHz and a Mali-400MP GPU.

Unsurprisingly, it was shown to run the latest version of Android – 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Presumably, ICS will be the OS of choice for the Sony Ericsson Nypon, when it comes out next year. Read more »

HTC: We’ll re-evaluate S3 Graphics acquisition in light of the unfavorable ITC ruling

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HTC came up with an official statement about the S3 Graphics acquisition, after the ITC ruling the other day. The Taiwanese were hoping to use S3 Graphics patent portfolio to gain leverage in their ongoing patent battle with Apple, but the US ITC cleared the iPhone manufacturer of infringing any of the S3 Graphics-owned patents.

So with the main reason for the deal gone, HTC is reconsidering going through with it. The company said that it was disappointed at the outcome of the ruling and while S3 Graphics will appeal against it, the acquisition is now hanging in the balance. Read more »

HTC tells its quietly brilliant story, fills your hearts with fond memories [VIDEO]

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Gather around, HTC fans! The Taiwanese company just released a cool video about the smartphone evolution over the past 13 years and it’s really a joy for the geek’s eyes.

The Taiwanese company talks about the important events (in its own view) that lead to the smartphone as we know it today. It’s really amazing to see just how little time it took for stuff like touchscreen, 3G and GPS to go from zero to standard equipment. Read more »

Google promises a fix for the Galaxy Nexus volume control bug, says it will come with a software update

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The other day we reported a curious bug in the UK versions of Galaxy Nexus, which caused the device to change the volume on its own due to interference with radio frequencies on the 900MHz band. Although it is widely believed that the fault lies in the hardware (probably due to poor EMI shielding) Google has now come out and said that they will be issuing a software update for it.

Here is the full statement from Google regarding the matter: Read more »

Unboxing the Motorola RAZR – 7.1mm of Kevlar, Gorilla Glass and Android [VIDEO]

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Be careful not to cut yourself – the new Motorola RAZR XT910 droid is 7.1mm sharp. We got it out of its box gently to rummage around and then played with the RAZR itself. The Kevlar coating on the turned out to be much more pleasant than we thought and the high-res SuperAMOLED screen does look impressive.

But first things first – the box contents are what you would expect (charger, USB cable, etc.). The interesting accessories, like the Lapdock 500 that turns the RAZR into a 14″ Android netbook, are sold separately. Even without those, however, the Motorola RAZR is an impressive piece of kit. Read more »

Asus Transformer Prime now up for pre-order in Canada and the US, costs $499

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Eager to have a piece of the quad-core Tegra 3 tablet action, are we? In that case you’d be glad to know that you can book your Asus Transformer Prime by pre-ordering it through the company’s website right now.

The offer only applies to residents of Canada and US, for now as the pre-orders aren’t recorded by Asus themselves, but by some of their sales partners. Prices start at $499, which buys you a 32GB version of the slate. Read more »

Sony Ericsson’s battle of the thumbs sees celebs control real football teams with the Xperia PLAY [VIDEO]

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Realism in gaming has been a goal of many a game developer for a long time. Advancements in graphics, surround sound and force feedback have all been steps towards better drawing a player into the gaming experience, but as of late we’ve seen some bold new attempts, trying to take this concept to the the next level.

Tom and Darren, marvelling at the power their PLAY's have

Some of you might have caught UK TV series The Gadget Show’s Battlefield 3 simulator, which married a host of different technologies together to try and place the player in the game environment, making it one of the most impressive FPS (first-person shooter) experiences ever. Read more »

Samsung fixes the problems with the Android 3.2 update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, releases it again

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Samsung is ready to have a second go at updating the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to Android 3.2 this time everything should go smoothly. The original update that went out last week left some people without Wi-Fi (pretty bad if you have the Wi-Fi only model) and had other issues too. Installing this through Samsung Kies should fix the problem.

People who still have Internet connectivity should be getting notifications that the Over-The-Air update is available. Read more »