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iPad 2 vs. iPad – a performance test captured on video

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The iPad 2 has finally settled in our office. Since the performance is the key feature on the new iPad we were curious how faster the iPad 2 is. The only way to see that is to put the first and second gen tablets head to head and see what happens.

We preloaded both iPads with absolutely the same content, enabled the multi-touch gestures, closed all active apps from the multi-tasking bar and started tapping some icons.

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Here is what the Apple iPad 2 turned out to be (and also what it did not)

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In an exciting keynote led by Steve Jobs himself, the Apple iPad 2 was announced at the special event in San Francisco minutes ago. Noticeably thinner than the first iPad, it packs some serious power under the hood. Here’s all there is to know about the iPad 2 in a heartbeat.

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Thunderbolt – the new high-speed connection technology that will rule them all.. eventually

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If you thought USB 3.0 was the future of connecting high-speed peripherals to your computer, then think again. Intel’s Thunderbolt I/O technology, formerly known as Light Peak, is now the new kid on the block and it is here to stay.

With the introduction of the newly announced MacBook Pro line-up yesterday, comes the first real-world implementation of the Intel Thunderbolt Technology. Basically, Thunderbolt is a faster and simpler way of plugging different devices to your system. Read more »

Nokia E7 is next up for review, the hands-on video is inside

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The dramatic shift in strategy that Nokia announced before the MWC stole some of the E7 thunder, but it still remains the flagship of the largest cellphone manufacturer in the world.

The QWERTY-packing fella has just arrived to our office and we are already hard at work on its detailed review. There are quite a lot of buttons to push on that one until we are ready to pass a final verdict so we thought we might give you something in advance to make the wait easier to bear. Read more »

Watch the Samsung MWC 2011 press conference in a 2-minute time-lapse flick [VIDEO]

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The HTC press conference might be one of the key events of this year’s MWC but Samsung’s was one of the milestones. The manufacturer did quite a show for their Unpacked event and announced the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

We already showed you the HTC event from the MWC into a short two minutes time-lapse video. Now we are going to do the same with the Samsung’s presentation. Read more »

See what the HTC MWC 2011 press conference was like in only 2 minutes [VIDEO]

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The HTC press conference was one of the key events at this year’s MWC. The Taiwanese company announced five new smartphones and its official entry in the Tablet market with the HTC Flyer.

We recently got back from Barcelona where the MWC 2011 was held and we finally managed to crunch down all the photos we took in a nice time-lapse video, whcih will show you the press conference in only two minutes.

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Staying connected with Bada OS 2.0: new location, social, and push services [VIDEO]

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Samsung is working hard to develop their Bada OS into an even better platform and version 2.0 integrates much of their progress so far. Bada will be doing a strong push into the fields of social networking, location services, providing content and mobile payment.

They demoed three apps that demonstrate the capabilities of the new OS, there’s even a video demo of the updated user interface. Here’s what Bada 2.0 is all about… Read more »

Latest Sony Ericsson XPERIA phones come with ANT+ sensor technology, what the heck is that?

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In the hectic hustle and bustle of our everyday lives there isn’t much time left to spend on our wellness and fitness, which ultimately results in poor health and unneeded suffering. Sony Ericsson will try and change that by enabling a technology called ANT+ in it’s XPERIA X10, X8 and Arc devices.

ANT+ and Sony Ericsson

As we reported couple of days ago, Sony Ericsson released an update to the XPERIA X10 and X8 family of devices. Amongst the announced bug fixes and new features included, the ANT+ capability was mentioned. The Sony Ericsson Arc was said to support ANT+ right out of the box too.

You may not know what ANT+ is, but if you are into sports, this should mean a lot to you. You know Nike+? I bet you do. It uses ANT+ connectivity too. That’s where the + comes from.

So join me as I explore what ANT+ is and what it can do for you.
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Feast your eyes on these 1080p video camera samples by the LG Optimus 2X

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While we’re hard at work to bring you a full review of the LG Optimus 2X, we thought we can at least give you some new 1080p Full HD video samples and a 720p HD sample.

You will notice that the latter is smoother than those 1080p ones but that’s normal given the higher framerate. So here’s the first video. Read more »

Using gestures to control the LG Optimus 2X, now that’s fun

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The next step on our LG Optimus 2X tips and tricks tour is gesture controls. LG has added a choice of various tilts and taps that can make you smartphone do some serious things. It’s a pretty unique feature actually, you won’t see on every other Android smartphone.

Alright now. Let’s play! Read more »

LG Optimus 2X IPS LCD vs Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL SC-LCD vs Samsung I9000 SuperAMOLED shootout

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With both LG and Samsung pretty keen on bragging about their latest LCD display tech, we decided to put their latest devices through their paces and see how good they really are.

We have both the IPS-packing LG Optimus 2X and the Super Clear LCD-rocking Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL at hand so we set off to comparing and contrasting them. We even threw in a SuperAMOLED unit for good measure.

The LG Optimus 2X uses a new IPS LCD panel, which on paper at least, should be superior to other LCD units. Read more »

LG Optimus 2X lands at the office in all its Tegra 2 dual-core might, a hands-on video is here

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The future of smartphones is right in front of you. Dual-core processors have arrived to the smartphone world and will most certainly be the thing to have in 2011. What we have here is their pioneer, the Tegra 2-packing LG Optimus 2X.

We imagine that we won’t be surprising too many of you by saying that the Optimus 2X is blazing fast. Read more »

Sony Ericsson, Samsung and Nokia hustle for your attention with concurrent pre-MWC events on 13 February

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Sony Ericsson was first to announce it will hold a pre-MWC event on the 13 February this year. This is a somewhat strategic move to steal the spotlight before the MWC 2011 is even on. It was to be expected as they’ve been doing such pre-MWC events for at least three years now.

Last year Samsung joined in on the fun and held an event on the exact same date and time. And today, only a couple of weeks before the beginning of MWC 2011, Nokia decided to go the same route.

Yes, the Sunday evening of 13 February will be hot, in a geeky kind of way.

In regards to new product announcements, the Mobile World Congress 2011 is the most important event in the mobile industry, setting the pace for at least six months ahead. This time it takes place between 14-17 February (as usual in Barcelona, Spain) and in a bold move three major manufacturers announced they’ll be holding pre-MWC events at exactly the same date and time.

Now I remember witnessing a similar situation last autumn. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 comes to the office, a hands-on video awaits you inside

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It’s been a while since the last Samsung mid-range Android handset. The company looked too busy with its Galaxy S and we almost lost hope that we’ll see a Galaxy Spica successor. Yet here comes the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 and we are rushing to give you a hands-on video and a few photos.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 front side bears distinct resemblance to the Apple iPhone 4, while its back looks like a mini Galaxy Tab (the one in white). Read more »

Here’s a LG Optimus 2X vs Nokia N8 video shootout, you bring the popcorn

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Nokia N8 is the current best phone camcorder, but it has its title seriously contested by the Optimus 2X, which ups the game at Full HD 1080p. We gave you a sample video captured with the Optimus 2X not long ago, and now we have this mini shootout to show how good it really is. And there’s even a nice surprise for you if you stick with us after the jump.

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