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Samsung Galaxy W I8150 falls in our unboxing trap, can’t escape our first impressions writeup [VIDEO]

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Another letter of the Galaxy alphabet has come to visit us today – the Galaxy W a.k.a. I8150. It sits in the middle (size-wise) between the entry level Galaxy Y and the high-end Galaxy S.

The Samsung Galaxy W I8150 is in the middle in terms of performance too – the Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon chipset packs one 1.4GHz core and Adreno 205 graphics that offer pretty good performance. Read more »

Samsung I8350 Omnia W walks in our office, we take it for a spin [VIDEO]

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The Samsung Omnia W is our guest these days and we thought we’d bring you a video of our encounter with it.

It’s been a long time since the Omnia 7 walked in an introduced Super AMOLED to Windows Phone – a year actually. The Omnia W brings some big improvements over its predecessor and some not quite as big. Read more »

LG Nitro HD completed our battery trial, here are the results [TEST]

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The LG Nitro HD for AT&T Wireless is the second smartphone with an HD screen to take a run on our battery test track. The HTC Rezound was the first device we tested with this type of screen and its achievement did not impress. We were thus curious to see how another competitor with similar spec sheet will fare in the same conditions.

At a first glance, the 1830mAh Li-Ion battery of the LG Nitro HD looks Read more »

Huawei U8850 Vision lands at ours, sprays some SPB UI magic around [VIDEO]

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Yet another Android smartphone joined our review queue and here we are, rushing to give you some quick first impressions of it to give you an idea of what to expect. The Huawei U8850 Vision is a mid-range Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread smartphone that comes with surprisingly sophisticated design for its price.

You probably noticed that the back of the Huawei U8850 Vision is really reminiscent of some HTC smartphones, but you may be surprised to know that Huawei also matched their Taiwanese rivals for build quality and feel of the materials used. Read more »

LG Nitro HD blasts into our office, right in front of the camera [VIDEO]

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It’s been a while since we got a taste of an LG flagship, so we were more than curious to spend some quality time with the company’s freshly launched Nitro HD for AT&T Wireless. As the highlight of its top of the line spec sheet, the LTE rocking smartphone boasts an award winning, 4.5″ AH-IPS LCD screen with HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution – more than enough to spark our interest.

Now on with the specs. Along with its state of the art display, the LG Nitro HD packs a Read more »

Samsung S8600 Wave 3 storms our land, we hold it captive for the camera [VIDEO]

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Samsung S8600 Wave 3 is the first device to come with the latest 2.0 version of the Bada OS. It’s a worthy successor of the first ever released Wave – the S8500. The third generation comes with a bigger SuperAMOLED screen, a faster processor, a nice aluminium shell and a familiar design.

The key feature of the new Wave 3 is the Bada 2.0 ticking inside, which is quite different from the previous versions of the still young Samsung’s smart OS. But let’s take a look at the Wave 3 first. Read more »

Huawei U8860 Honor comes by the office, the hands-on awaits you [VIDEO]

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The Huawei U8860 Honor is probably the biggest mystery of all the smartphones that have come to our office. Not only is Huawei still to make a proper name for itself as a smartphone manufacturer, but the Honor also comes with a custom UI that we saw for the first time.

As it turns out, the interface is pretty nice and the Honor has enough power to run it smoothly. It’s not perfect, but perfect doesn’t really live in this price range. And as you’ll see from the video in a bit, the Honor is not only a solid smartphone, but it also has plenty of tricks up its sleeve. Read more »

The Samsung Focus S completed our battery trial, see the results [TEST]

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As the current Windows Phone flagship for Samsung, we were more than curious to put the battery of the Focus S through its paces. The fact that the device has quite a lot in common with the I9100 Galaxy S II made us twice as curious.

The Samsung Focus S is powered by Read more »

Unboxing the Nokia Lumia 800 and taking a short walk down Nokia’s new path [VIDEO]

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The Nokia N9 is rolling out the welcome mat for its half cousin that just arrived in our office – the Nokia Lumia 800. The two can almost be siblings, but that lasts only until you turn the screen on. The 800 is Nokia’s first foray into the land of Windows Phone and we’re excited to take it for a test drive.

Let’s open up the box and see if the differences start from the packaging or if it’s just the phone housed inside the box that’s different. Read more »

Nokia’s Lumia Live event coverage featuring DJ Deadmau5 is out [VIDEO]

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We made ourselves comfortable yesterday on the balcony of a hotel overlooking the crowds, the Thames and Millbank Tower in London to watch Nokia’s Lumia Live event, featuring famed DJ Deadmau5.

DJ Deadmau5 wearing some Swiss cheese headgear

Nokia certainly did promote the Lumia 800 in style last night and it’s purely a case now of seeing whether its sales figures reflect the hype. Deadmau5 played an excellent set and despite his rise to international DJ fame, he remains very humble when he’s away from the DJ booth. Read more »

Samsung Captivate Glide takes the rounds of our battery test, here are the results [TEST]

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We have another Android device with a slide-out QWERTY complete our battery test. Unlike the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro however, the Samsung Captivate Glide for AT&T packs an extra CPU core and an energy efficient, 4″ Super AMOLED screen.

The Captivate Glide is powered by the same 1650mAh battery as the Galaxy S II which we recently tested. With a screen from an older generation and a different CPU (the Captivate Glide packs an NVIDIA Tegra II), we were quite curious to put the droid through its paces. Read more »

Samsung Focus S is here, looks strangely familiar [VIDEO]

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A Windows Phone flagship from Korea is on our hands. The Samsung Focus S for AT&T Wireless is closely related to the original Galaxy S II – the two top dogs share design and quite a few internal parts.

The Samsung Focus S packs a 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 »

BlackBerry Curve 9360 stops by, makes a trick for the camera [VIDEO]

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RIM has refreshed the Curve series with two new types of Curves – the QWERTY 9360 and the QWERTY-less touch-based 9380. Today we have the QWERTY fella at our office.

As usual we spent some times taking a few quick shots, unboxing and user interface demo video. Read more »