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Galaxy Note helps solving crimes in this fan-made short movie

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Samsung does a great of job of constantly flooding the internet with as many Galaxy Note ads as possible. This not only raises awareness of their product, but also, it seems, inspires creatives around the world to do their own short movies highlighting the Note’s features.

And that’s exactly what this couple has done. They’ve shot a short Galaxy Note piece, which is not only clever, but really well made and put together. Dare I say it’s even better than some of Samsung’s own ads? Check it out and decide for yourselves.

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Dual-SIM Android coming to town – Gigabyte GSmart G1355 gets in front of our camera

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Android is solidifying itself as the most versatile smartphone OS of all times. It ships into all sorts of form factors, display sizes, price ranges and as of lately, there’s even a dual-SIM variety.

We give you the Gigabyte GSmart G1355 – a dual-SIM smartphone with the very attracting $285 price tag contract-free. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note stop-motion ad might be cooler than the phoneblet itself

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Hey yo dawg, Samsung heard you like stop motion, so it put stop motion in your stop motion! Jokes aside, the latest Samsung Galaxy Note ad is one of the most creative bits of advertising we have seen recently and we believe you may do a whole lot worse with a minute of your life than spending it to watch it.

Even though it didn’t quite have the budget that some of the other Samsung ads had, this video of just over a minute obviously took a substantial effort to create. Read more »

Native panorama app for Lumia 800 just around the corner

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The Nokia Lumia 800 has one of the most solid cameras in the Windows Phone realm (or at least until the HTC Titan II comes out). However, this doesn’t mean Nokia is done improving it or has already moved on – in fact, the company just confirmed that there’s a cool new feature coming up for it.

The news came from the personal Twitter account of Damian Dinning – the head of the Nokia camera division. Apparently, the native panorama app is already on its way and we can probably count on it coming with the next software update. Read more »

HTC One S, One X rooted before release

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The HTC One S has joined the One X in the elite ranks of devices which have been rooted before actually being available for purchase on the market!

Both devices can be rooted fairly easily, save for one little caveat: they require an unlocked bootloader to do so. Read more »

Blizzard officially announces the release date for Diablo 3, mark your calendars for May 15

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So that’s that, then. Goodbye social life, goodbye hygiene and hello fizzy drinks, fast food and sleepless nights! For Diablo 3 will soon be in my possession.

After years and years of waiting Blizzard finally announced the release date of the long awaited game. Diablo 3 will become available exactly two months from now, on May 15. Read more »

Toshiba unveils 95MB/s EXCERIA SD cards, claims “fastest in the world” title

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Toshiba’s latest EXCERIA SD cards are not just growing in extra capacity. Toshiba just introduced its new lineup of SD cards and is promising to deliver some blazing fast performance. The new EXCERIA cards come in three different flavors – Type 1, Type 2 and Type HD.

The Toshiba EXCERIA Type 1 SD cards will offer a capacity of 8GB, 16GB or 32GB, read speeds of up to 95MB/s and write speeds of up to 90MB/s. On paper, that makes them the fastest SD cards we have seen so far, but you’d need an UHS-I supporting host to get them to fulfill their potential. Read more »

Sony Xperia sola official video ad demonstrates the hover touch

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Yesterday Sony unveiled the Xperia sola – one of the most interesting mid-range droids that we have seen for a long time. Featuring the new hover touch technology (we only saw that on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, previously) and a cool distinctive design, the Xperia sola has arguably the best potential of all smartphones in the company lineup.

We are now giving you the official Sony promo video for the Xperia sola, which takes a closer look at the hover touch and a few of the other highlights of the smartphone. Read more »

HTC shows how the One S unibody is created on video, makes you want the smartphone even more

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Ever since we got our hands on the HTC One S we noticed that its aluminum unibody felt somewhat different and much nicer to touch. That special feel is because of something called Micro Arc Oxidation, which looks about a gazillion times cooler than it sounds.

So HTC decided to give us a sneak peak of how the process works and why is it better than standard aluminum used in most of their old devices. Read more »

Super High Aperture: the technology that made the iPad retina display possible

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Addicted to that ultra-high res screen of the new iPad, aren’t you? Well here’s a bit more information about the underlying technology that enabled Apple to quadruple the resolution of its slate.

You see the main problem with high pixel densities is that when things get cramped up, signals can get crossed, which leads to degradation in image quality – most notably in terms of color accuracy and sharpness. So you actually turn out with a poorer screen. So how did Apple went about solving this engineering challenge? Read more »

Nokia releases even more camera samples from the 808 PureView

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Ever since the big announcement at the MWC last month Nokia has steadily (and sneakily) released additional camera samples from the Nokia 808 PureView than what they showed at the event. We have covered some of those before but today we have some more to share with you.

For these bunch of photos, Nokia has moved from the rocky mountains to a sandy beach. As before these images are in bright sunlight so you cannot assess low light performance but it does give you a look at some of the other abilities of the camera. Read more »

Asus Padfone to cost 700 pounds in the UK, keyboard dock and tablet included

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Back at CES, Asus unveiled its $250 quad-core Memo tablet and got everyone quite excited by the possibility to have a powerful tablet with a proper OS on the cheap. Then came the cold shower and the news that the Memo won’t be available in the UK, as Asus believes the Padfone will be better suited to that market.

Those led some of us to believe that the Asus Padfone price will be at least close to what the Memo will be going for, but here comes another disappointment. According to reports, based on insider information, the Padfone will hit British stores costing £699.98. Read more »

Want a piece of history? Buy this Sony Ericsson Julie Windows Phone!

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A Sony Ericsson codenamed Julie Windows Phone device is now for sale on eBay. If you want a piece of the mobile history, this is a great specimen for sure.

We already met this QWERTY WP7 device twice – back in January this year and then again, in March 2011. Read more »

LG Rumor Reflex featurephone with QWERTY keyboard for Sprint and Boost Mobile unveiled

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We were almost convinced that the featurephone messenger class of devices is now gone for good, but here comes LG to prove us wrong. The company just announced its Rumor Reflex side-slider for Sprint and Boost Mobile, carrying the modest price tag of $79.99 off contract.

The LG Rumor Reflex is built around a 3″ WQVGA LCD and packs GPS connectivity, a 2 megapixel camera and a microSD card slot for expanding the (unknown) internal memory. It will go on sale in two days in the titanium grey color you see in the picture above. Read more »

Samsung Rugby Smart finished our battery test, here go the results

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As a proper rugged device, the battery life of the AT&T exclusive Samsung Rugby Smart is among its most important features. After all, finding a charging spot when outdoors is not necessarily the easiest thing to do, right?

The smartphone features a 1650mAh battery, which is the same as the unit found in the Samsung Galaxy S II. In the case of the Rugby Smart however, the spec sheet is significantly more modest, so we did expect a commendable performance. Read more »