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Here is the BlackBerry 10 Super Bowl ad showing what the BlackBerry Z10 can’t do

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Power outage or not, all the Super Bowl commercials ran as planned. One of them was about the recently launched BlackBerry 10 OS and its Z10 flagship. Or so it seemed.

Instead of focusing on what the BB10 OS can do, the commercial shows what it can’t do because 30 seconds are just not enough for listing its features. Read more »

Watch the Iron Man 3 ‘Extended’ trailer here

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Walt Disney Studios showcased an ‘extended’ trailer of their upcoming superhero movie, Iron Man 3, during the Super Bowl. Why the word ‘extended’ is in quotes is something you will have to see for yourself when you watch the trailer.

The trailer also shows Iron Man attempting to rescue a whole bunch of people falling from a damaged airplane and cuts just before we see how he manages to save thirteen people when he can just carry four. Read more »

Samsung’s Super Bowl ad looks for the Next Big Thing with Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and LeBron James

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The full Samsung Super Bowl ad is now out and stars Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd (and several Samsung Galaxy gadgets, of course). The two comedy actors are trying to figure out an ad for the “Next Big Thing” – and there’s a surprice cameo from LeBron James too.

While the teaser poked fun at all the copyright-related goings-on, the full ad takes after cliched Super Bolw videos instead. Check out the ad after the break. Read more »

Here’s a teaser of Samsung’s upcoming Super Bowl ad

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Samsung’s marketing push has been getting stronger and stronger recently, so it’s no surprise that the company will air one of its ads during Super Bowl. In fact the company just released a short version of the 2 minute ad, which you can check out below.

We’ve seen anti-Apple ads, ads that focus on every significant (and not so much) feature of the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III, you name it. Last year we saw the Galaxy Note Super Bowl ad. Now a year later the game day video will be dedicated to the successor of the phablet – the Galaxy Note II. Read more »

Does the BlackBerry Z10 look like the Apple iPhone 5?

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The BlackBerry Z10 is finally official and its announcement caused an argument here in the office. Since we couldn’t reach an agreement, we had to turn to you our readers and hope you would be kind enough to settle it for us. Take a look at the picture below.

On the left, we have the newly unveiled BlackBerry Z10 and on the right we have the Apple iPhone 5. The question is simple – does the Z10 look like the iPhone 5? The GSMArena team is split in two on the matter. Read more »

Here is what you can do with your Xperia Z, but you probably won’t

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The upcoming Sony Xperia Z is not only a beautiful phone, but it’s also pretty tough to break down. This has been confirmed by one of those always cool to watch torture videos, which shows the Xperia Z survive various trials to prove that it’s worthy of being your daily driver.

The video contains different scenarios (some of them a pretty ridiculous), and even if it’s a little disgusting, it’s still pretty fun to watch. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z dropped in the name of science, shot on video

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The Sony Xperia Z is one of the hottest smartphones of the season and for a good reason – it’s got a 5″ 1080p screen, quad-core Krait processor, good looking all-glass body and last but not least it is IP57 certified, meaning it’s not afraid of a little dust and water.

Polish blog Komorkomania decided to test out the Xperia Z’s mechanical impact resistance and later dip into water for the sake of being thorough – check it out after the break. Read more »

Here’s the story of the first Android mascot and how the dessert-based naming scheme came to be

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Android’s mascot, affectionately known as Bugdroid, has become instantly recognizable in the mobile world and it has already gone several transformations to match the dessert a given Android version is named after. But Bugdroid wasn’t the first mascot.

These loopy-looking robots were. They were created by Dan Morrill, who worked in developer relations, when he decided that slides for a presentation to Google’s dev team needed eye candy. Read more »

The Google Android team wishes you a Merry Christmas with a cheerful video and holiday cards

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The Christmas cheer is in full swing at the Android HQ in Mountain View, California. So much so, that the Android team has released a series of Android-themed Christmas cards and even a video to celebrate.

Shared through the Nexus Google+ page, the ‘Happy Holiday Cards’, as they are called, are showing a happy Droid with some of its arctic friends. Read more »

S Beam shines in Samsung’s latest ad, Santa takes one for the team

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Samsung USA’s latest ad portrays a typical family holiday scenario. In comes “Santa” down the stairs (yeah, chimneys are overrated) to give the kids some presents.

Long story short he falls while trying to impress the kids and the fail gets caught on camera thanks to an Galaxy S III that was lying around. Read more »

Samsung pokes fun at Apple Maps in Oz

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Samsung is now taking to the streets to mock Apple – this time it’s George Street in Sydney, Australia.

Samsung has put up a poster and a huge 4-by-4 with some camping equipment with a sign reading “Get navigation you can trust”. Read more »

Microsoft’s #DroidRage Twitter campaign backfires in a spectacular manner

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Sometimes things go exactly as planned, other times – as Microsoft found out – things fail with a loud bang. The software giant has been on an offensive against Google lately – the Scroogled campaign and, more recently, the #DroidRage campaign.

Except most of the Twitter missiles that Microsoft though users will fire at Android as part of the campaign were smacked right into Windows Phone. Read more »

Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer finally available

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The official teaser trailer of Star Trek’s sequel – Into Darkness – is finally available. The world premiere is on May 17, 2013.

J.J. Abrams is taking the director’s chair once again, while the screenplay is done by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. Yeah, the whole Fringe and Lost gang is here. Read more »

Microsoft pokes fun at itself while poking fun at those who blindly hate IE

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IE6 sucked. We all know that. But the good thing is so does Microsoft and the company has been doing a lot since the past couple of years to make people switch over to the newer versions, which have been a significant improvement, and trying to repair the tarnished image of the browser in the eyes of the internet users.

But there are people who don’t want to let Microsoft repair that image. IE has become a laughing stock of the internet to the point where it’s now a meme. You will often hear people saying how the browser sucks and how they use it only to download other browsers. And while the browser did suck in the past, the new one does not (not as much anyway). And Microsoft wants you to know that. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 920 taken on rough ride through the desert for the ultimate optical stabilization test

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The Nokia Lumia 920 features optical image stabilization (OIS) for its 8MP camera and while Nokia dropped the ball when it was discovered its promo video was not shot with the 920 at all, fans took it on themselves to reshoot the sample. But riding a bike is too mellow, driving a four by four through the desert puts lot more stress on the OIS and is much cooler too.

UK Mobile Review has a series of posts on how its team did the test, culminating in a 8 minute long video of them driving across sand dunes in the desert near Dubai. Read more »