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The smallest of the bunch is here – meet the Samsung Galaxy Pocket

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The Samsung Galaxy Pocket has come for a visit so we got out the camera and filmed the whole thing. It’s among the smallest Android handsets around and is evidence of Samsung’s determination to conquer Android from the low through the mid and finally the high range.

Everything about the Galaxy Pocket screams compromise, the specs sheet that can fit on a napkin, the retail package that is as modest as they come but all of this promises a price not too many smartphones can compete against. Read more »

CyanogenMod 9 changelog website goes live

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The popular CyanogenMod ROM for Android now has a dedicated site for all the latest updates.

If you have a Cyanogen-running device, this is an excellent way to track whether the build for it has been updated. Read more »

John Malkovich joins the club of Siri endorsing Hollywood celebrities

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Apparently, Appleā€™s iPhone 4S marketing blitz, involving Hollywood celebrities has the intended effect. The company just released two new ads starring another movie legend. This time, the person chatting with Siri is no other, but John Malkovich.

Malkovich takes the stage in two new TV spots, holding a white iPhone 4S. Read more »

Samsung releases source code for the Galaxy Note ICS kernel

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Samsung has once again released the source code for the Galaxy Note. The difference between this release and the last one, however, is that the latest one includes the source code for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich kernel.

This should be great news for all the developers and modders who like to work on custom ROMs for this phone and the fact that it is based on ICS makes it even better. Read more »

Sony Xperia P struts its aluminum unibody in front of our camera, enchants with its WhiteMagic screen

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It’s an Xperia party in our office we welcome Mr. P on stage – a sharp-witted, aluminum clad gentleman. He’s a bit of a magician too, promising to show us WhiteMagic if we look at its screen closely enough.

The Sony Xperia P has an aluminum unibody design styled after the NXT series design with an illuminated transparent strip. The other thing on the outside – the 4″ qHD Reality display – also makes it unique among Sony’s current offerings as it contains a fourth white subpixel. Read more »

Apple retains position as world’s top brand

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The annual BrandZ study by market research agency Millward Brown has named Apple the top global brand for a second straight year.

The BrandZ report lists Apple’s brand value for 2012 at just under $183 billion, representing a 19% year-over-year increase. Read more »

HTC Evo 4G LTE battery test is over, the results are impressive

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In our review of the HTC Evo 4G LTE, we noted that the Sprint Wireless exclusive smartphone one ups its AT&T relative – the HTC One X, on a couple of instances. The bigger, 2000 mAh battery is one of the Evo features, which is certain to make the owners of its polycarbonate bodied relative jealous.

We already put the HTC One X for AT&T through its paces in our battery test, and came quite impressed with what we saw. Naturally, the expectations towards the Evo ran even higher, given its larger battery. Hit the break to find out how it did. Read more »

Control a computer with the wave of your hand, Minority Report style

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Ten years ago sci-fi movie Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise, showed a mesmerizing new way of controlling software interfaces – by waving your hands and making gestures in the air in front of the monitor (a giant monitor wall in the case of the movie). Well, we’ve all seen Kinect and what it has done to home gaming but we are yet to witness the next revolution – commanding your run-of-the mill Windows or Mac OS computer with similar hand gestures in the air.

Well, meet this tiny USB gizmo, made by a company called Leap Motion, that promises to enable just that – and it’s just $70. They’ve got a great video to prove their point. Let’s hope that the real product delivers on the promises. Read more »

ST-Ericsson, Samsung confirm that I8530 Galaxy Beam and Galaxy Ace 2 use NovaThor chipsets

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ST-Ericsson and Samsung officially unveiled what many already suspected – Samsung is using NovaThor chipsets for more than the Galaxy S Advance. The other two phones that make use of the platform are the pico-projector packing I8530 Galaxy Beam and the mid-range dual-core droid, the Galaxy Ace 2 (which just went on sale in the UK and Germany, by the way).

The Samsung I8530 Galaxy Beam packs a NovaThor U8500 with its two Cortex-A9 cores clocked at 1GHz and a Mali-400 GPU. Read more »

HTC One S gets gutted

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If you’ve been eyeing the recently released HTC One series, then you might be interested to see how they look on the inside.

This HTC One S teardown video lets you take a peak at whats behind that gorgeous 4.3″ Super AMOLED. Read more »

Samsung signs David Beckham to promote the Galaxy Note

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Samsung, the official partner for the 2012 Summer Olympics, has gotten famous football player David Beckham to promote their Galaxy Note.

In the new video that they released, we see Beckham kicking footballs at drums to the tune of Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’. Read more »

Nokia talks about the 808 PureView camera in detail on a video shot entirely on it

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We have seen Nokia talk about the 808 PureView camera before. We have also seen a sample video shot on the 808 PureView. Now we have a video shot entirely on the 808 PureView, where Nokia’s team of engineers who worked on the phone talk about their experience.

While most of what we see in the video is something we have already read before, the important thing here is that video has been shot on the phone itself. As you can expect, the video quality is really good for a phone. So good, in fact, that after a certain point you completely forget that the video has been shot on a phone and only pay attention to what the people in the video are saying. Read more »

HTC One X for AT&T battery test is over, see if it outperforms its quad-core sibling

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As most of you probably know by now, the HTC One X for AT&T packs a different chipset than its NVIDIA Tegra 3 rocking, global sibling. A Qualcomm made, Snapdragon S4 chipset with two CPU cores is the reason for the US available HTC One X’s LTE connectivity.

This means that testing out the battery life of the two HTC One X versions is the perfect showdown of the battery efficiency, which the latest and greatest Qualcomm and NVIDIA chipsets offer. Read on to find out which one came on top. Read more »

Samsung selling Galaxy Note Olympic Edition in UK [UPDATED]

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You must be aware by now that Samsung is the official sponsor of the 2012 Summer Olympics to be held later this year in July in London. Now we have come across a picture of this rather attractive special edition Galaxy Note being sold in the UK.

Called the Galaxy Note Olympic Edition, the phone comes with a special back cover. The one pictured here is the Great Britain version that comes with a glossy black cover with the Union Flag on it. Read more »

The Nokia Lumia 900 display takes hits with a hammer and a nail, lives to tell the story

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After the Nokia Lumia 800 survived a mini ice age, we get to see if the Lumia 900 is going to pass the nail-to-the screen test.

Granted, this is not an industry standard test, but the guys over at TechCraver decided to give it a whirl anyways to see how much the Lumia 900′s screen can handle. And by the looks of it, it can take a lot of punishment. Read more »