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EXCLUSIVE: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus hands-on

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We got to spend some time with a pre-release unit of the just announced Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Honeycomb tablet and we are rushing to share our impressions with you. The compact, but powerful slate looks pretty promising and we bet many of you will be eagerly waiting for it to hit the shelves.

Unfortunately, the unit we had didn’t even power on so we’d just be focusing on the hardware, but we doubt there’s much about the Honeycomb 3.2 plus TouchWiz combo that still needs explaining anyway. 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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The Samsung Galaxy Note phoneblet takes on our benchmark course

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So, it’s here – it because we’re still not quite sure what to call the Samsung Galaxy Note. It’s too big to be a phone, a 5.3″ is quite a bit bigger than even the 4.65/4.7 inch screens we’ve been seeing lately.

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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.

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We go hands-on with the HTC Rhyme, the cool accessories are here, too [HANDS-ON]

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Another week, another HTC party – we didn’t even make it through the door when we were greeted by a lavender-colored Android miniature keychain. From then on, it was an easy guess that the HTC Rhyme is the guest of honor.

The Rhyme is designed with an emphasis on style and boasts a ton of accessories. 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.

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Another RIM player comes by, say hi to the BlackBerry Torch 9810

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The QWERTY slider BlackBerry Torch 9810 is our guest of honor today, that’s the third BlackBerry in a week! Just like its siblings – the Bold 9900 and Torch 9860, this Torch 9810 is running on the latest BlackBerry OS 7.

It’s a hybrid between the Bold 9900 and Torch 9860, combining both the hardware QWERTY keyboard and the big WVGA touchscreen. Read more »

BlackBerry Torch 9860 storms our office, we do unboxing

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Just a week after we had the pleasure to do unboxing of the latest BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900, today we have another RIM guest – the Torch 9860. It’s in a completely different category though – with that 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen it somehow suggests multimedia prowess rather than business.

Of course, RIM would never cheat on its traditions and it has left nothing out of the business and messaging departments. Read more »

LG Marquee quick hands on

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It was only yesterday when the LG Marquee got announced for Sprint Wireless in the United States and, yet, we managed to squeeze a few moments with the droid at an event in New York.

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Leaving Anna for Belle – see what’s next [REVIEW]

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We had our first encounter with Symbian Belle when we previewed Nokia 701, but this one was major enough to deserve its own review. So, we decided to take some time and look at Belle all by itself – after all, it would power all of Nokia’s smartphones sooner or later (including the previous-gen N8, E7, C7, C6-01).

We’ll try to cover the changes in the general user interface and the changes to Symbian’s native apps, but also take a spare a moment to talk about what is still lacking in Belle. Read more »

BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 comes round for a review, we’ve already got a video to show you

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The BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 is the latest in a line of all-you-can-eat business-minded berry flagships and, certainly among the best-looking messengers to date.

The Bold Touch 9900 is trying to stay smart by adding a capacitive multi-touch display to its recognizable full-QWERTY and trackpad. The new BlackBerry Bold tries to win some fans among the younger audience, while making sure to retain its corporate focus along the way. Read more »

Nokia C2-03 slides in our office, dual-SIM makes it twice the phone that the C2-02 is

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In movies, someone’s twin usually has a mustache so you can tell them apart. In the case of the Nokia C2-02 and the C2-03, it’s an extra SIM card slot – it makes them different in one aspect, but exactly alike in all others.

We’ve already reviewed the C2-02 and now it’s C2-03′s turn – it’s a dual-SIM, dual-standby phone with Nokia’s touch-enabled Series 40 software. Read more »

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman comes by for a photo session, we don’t hesitate

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With all the fuss around the pre-IFA announcements today we almost forgot to introduce you to a dear guests we had at our office. The Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman Android smartphone came by and while it refused to stick around for a preview, it at least posed for a bunch of live shots.

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman

Not that a preview of the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is so vital. The hour or so we spent with it almost entirely convinced us that this is simply a Sony Ericsson Xperia mini with a slightly larger screen and a Walkman button. Read more »

Symbian Anna-running Nokia 500 lands in our office, pictures and video inside

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Today we are meeting with Nokia 500 – a small Symbian Anna-based smartphone and the first one in Nokia’s portfolio with a 1GHz processor.

The 500 fella packs a 3.2-inch nHD capacitive screen, a 5 megapixel camera, decent connectivity package and comes with exchangeable battery covers. Read more »

Is this Samsung’s next flagship? [SPYSHOT]

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I must warn you: take this rumor with a serious pinch of salt. We received this picture today from a tipster in Warsaw, Poland, of an unknown Samsung device, sporting a humongous screen, and decided to share it with you.

According to the anonymous sender, Read more »