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Sony Xperia T comes for a visit, will stay for a review

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The Sony Xperia T, fresh from the IFA floor, has made its way into our studio.

The new global flagship from Sony has plenty to offer, starting with its 4.5 inch 720p display and its 13 MP camera capable of 1080p video recording. Join us after the break for some studio shots and our unboxing and UI demo video. Read more »

We run Geekbench 2 on the LG Optimus G, compare it to the iPhone 5 and high-end droids

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We’ve already ran several benchmarks to test the LG Optimus G and its Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. But we thought of one more – Geekbench 2, which you might remember from the recently leaked iPhone 5 scores.

So, how does LG’s new superphone stack up against Apple’s latest handset? Find out after the jump. Read more »

New Motorola RAZR i promo videos surface

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A few promo ads of the just-announced Motorola RAZR i just showed up on YouTube.

The highlights of the smartphone include a 2GHz Intel Atom mobile processor and “edge-to-edge” display and unsurprisingly that’s what the videos are focusing on. Read more »

Key Nokia Lumia 920 features get mocked in a funny spoof video

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Spoof videos of recently launched products in the mobile space are on the rise lately. The newest one targets the Nokia Lumia 920 and its key features.

In a fake interview, the parody video veterans from This Is Fox, go over the Lumia 920′s camera, wireless charging and City Lens app, but present it in a rather funny way. It’s definitely worth checking out. Read more »

Apple fans strike back at Samsung, Nokia fans chime in

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After all the hype (negative and otherwise) that the Apple iPhone 5 generated recently, it’s only fitting that we hear from the other side of the table.

A response to the Samsung Galaxy S III comparison ad has been made by Apple fans, and Nokia fans also decided to join the party with a smear ad of their own. Read more »

Shedding some light on the Google and Acer Aliyun phone fiasco

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A situation arose yesterday where Acer’s plans to announce a smartphone in China based on Alibaba’s Aliyun operating systems were brought to a screeching halt when Google threatened to basically kick Acer out of the Open Handset Alliance if it chose to go ahead with the Aliyun phone. There seems to be a lot misinformation about this situation so let’s go through it and see what really happened.

First of all, the Open Handset Alliance is a consortium of 84 companies and was started by Google. Together these companies build and develop what we know as Android. Members get to have access to the full Android experience and use it to their liking as long as the final product is still compatible with the Android ecosystem. You don’t need to be a part of this alliance to use Android, it’s open source after all, but if you’re part of the alliance you have to play by its rules. Read more »

FaceTime over cellular confirmed by Verizon for iPhone 5

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As you may or may not recall from the recent iPhone 5 announcement from Apple, the new iPhone was claimed to support FaceTime video calling over cellular networks, although it wasn’t clear for which networks.

Verizon has since confirmed that FaceTime on the iPhone 5 will be available to customers on any of their data plans. Read more »

Here’s what the public had to say about the “new” iPhone 5

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Yesterday, we expressed our slight disappointment over what the iPhone 5 turned out to be, causing quite a discussion in the comments section. Well, perhaps we are a bit too spoilt when it comes to smartphones. At the end of the day, it is up to the regular consumers to determine what the new device is all about.

The popular comedian and TV show host Jimmy Kimmel and his crew have prepared a handy video of what the public thinks of the “new” iPhone 5. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 rumors roundup: what came true and what not

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Naturally, prior to its announcement, the iPhone 5 was surrounded by hundreds of rumors. Somewhat unexpectedly though, this time round most of them turned out correct and we knew almost all there was to know about the latest Apple flagship, long before Tim Cook took the stage.

The amount of leaks of hardware parts and accessories as well as reports of iPhone 5′s features that turned out to be true was staggering. In fact we knew more about the iPhone 5 than we knew about the iPhone 4 and back then a real unit escaped the R&D center. There were still a few persistent rumors that turned out incorrect, so we thought we might do a quick round up and see if we’d actually miss any of them. Read more »

Check out the first iPhone 5 360-degree spin

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A 360-degree spins is the easiest way to check out how a smartphone looks from every possible angle. And as luck would have it the guys from 3D-desk.com already have an animated gif of the Apple iPhone 5 rotating around its axis.

This render should give you a better idea of what the new iPhone 5 looks like from all sides. Read more »

Apple has enough money so it announces nothing in a cool parody video, and one more thing

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What if at yesterday’s event Apple announced nothing? Literally. Check out this hilarious College Humor parody video of that exact thing happening.

College Humor’s Christopher McDonald takes the stage as Apple’s CEO and shocks the audience with his statement that the guys over at Cupertino need a well deserved break, so they announce… nothing. Read more »

Watch yesterday’s Apple keynote right here

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The new iPhone announcement is certainly an exciting industry event. As usual, Apple didn’t allow any live video streaming, so it’s only now that we get to appreciate the whole demo on stage in its original glamor.

I’ve certainly seen better quality clips from past year keynotes, but perhaps it’s just my connection to blame. See for yourselves.

You can watch the Apple iPhone 5 announcement (along with all the other announcements) on Apple’s website RIGHT HERE. Make sure you have Quicktime installed, though. And enough spare time, too, the keynote runs for good 2 hours.

EDITORIAL: Why did the iPhone 5 skimp on true innovation?

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Today’s announcement was one of the most hotly anticipated industry events. I waited and waited, ready to be wowed. But now that it’s over, I have a bad taste in my mouth (and it’s not the Chinese I had for dinner).

These few past months I followed the iPhone leaks as closely as possible and during all this time I just hoped there will be more to the new iPhone than they suggested. Well, unfortunately, that was it. Even Samsung made a better job of keeping their Galaxy S III under wraps before it was ready for announcement. Read more »

Apple against the world: iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 920

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Apple just announced its latest flagship smartphone and everyone is already wondering how it will fare against its high-profile competitors. The best-selling Galaxy S III is the leader of the droid gang, while the newly introduced Nokia Lumia 920 is seemingly the best that the WP8 camp will be able to offer.

Apple certainly managed to squeeze quite a lot of cool hardware under the hood of the super slim iPhone 5, but its competitors haven’t stood idle either. So is the iPhone 5 good enough to face those two behemoths in a fierce specs battle and come out victorious? Join us to find out. Read more »

The mystery behind the Apple A6 chipset

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Apple has just unveiled the new iPhone 5, but it provided very little information about its A6 chipset.

All we got was that the A6 offers a 2x faster processor and 2x faster graphics compared to the A5. That’s it – there was no mention of architecture, clock speed or even core count. And since the floor is open for speculations here are some thoughts on what might be hiding under the iPhone 5 hood. Read more »