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We take the Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9981 for a test drive

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RIM have teamed up with Porsche Design Studios to create the BlackBerry P’9981, a mix of hard edges and precise angles unlike any other BlackBerry we’ve seen before.

The PorscheBerry and its box

The P’9981 enters the market as the elite BlackBerry, demanding an exclusive price tag for an exclusive device. We spent some exploring how the Porsche Design treatment changes a product like the P’9981. Read more »

Asus teases the Padfone ahead of MWC, reveals its inspiration

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Asus joined the teaser game ahead of the MWC and released a short video of Matroshka dolls through its official YouTube channel. Titled “Divided We Stand. Together We Rock”, the video says does the math and concludes that “1+1+1″ gives you endless possibilities.

You know, just like a phone, which can power a tablet and take a keyboard dock would. The Asus Padfone was already confirmed by the company, but there were very few details given. Read more »

SonyEricsson.com is now SonyMobile.com

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Not really a surprise but it’s worth noting that just like the brand Sony Ericsson, its website www.sonyericsson.com is no longer in existence. Entering that URL now directs you to a brand new website: www.sonymobile.com.

Sony has completely revamped the site and it looks nothing like the old one. Along with a new design and navigation you would also notice that the number of products on display has vastly been reduced. Read more »

Sony Xperia S gets in front of our camera

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We met it at CES this year, but now the Sony Xperia S is on our home turf. It’s a huge leap forward compared to Sony Ericsson phones – it’s all dual-core processors, 12MP still shots and FullHD videos.

We had a bit of free time, so dragged the Xperia S right in our studio for a quick hands-on video. Read more »

Ubuntu for Android bridges the gap between smartphone and PC

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Canonical, the developers of the popular Linux-based platform Ubuntu, have been hard at work at developing a hybrid platform which transforms Android into a fully-fledged desktop operating system when you dock your phone.

Could the reality of carrying your home/work PC in your pocket be closer than you think? Read more »

BLU Studio 5.3 in white makes a point out of not being your typical budget smartphone

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Let’s face it: the BLU Studio 5.3, which is on our hands today, looks like anything but a budget minded Android smartphone. It is very big and very white. And yes: it also packs two SIM card slots and two (!) homescreen buttons.

Without a closer look at its hardware and specs, the BLU Studio 5.3 can easily pass for a direct competitor to the mighty Samsung Galaxy Note. But it is not. It costs less than half the Korean royalty, and doesn’t have the ambition to go head to head with it Read more »

The Samsung Galaxy mini 2 is here just hours after being announced – scoop and video after the break

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The Samsung Galaxy mini 2 is the heir to a very popular Android device on the cheap.

It had leaked earlier but today it became official and (surprise!) we have it right here in our headquarters. We’ll be bringing you a full coverage in due time but for now we’ve prepared some pictures and a video. Read more »

Here is the breakdown of the Samsung Galaxy Note I717 performance in our battery test

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We were really curious to see how will the LTE rocking Samsung Galaxy Note I717 perform in our battery test. As you probably know already, the AT&T exclusive device sports a different, slightly less powerful CPU and chipset than the Exynos of the mighty N7000. With the rest of the hardware being identical in both devices (including the 2500 mAh battery), we are now going to find out which chipset has the upper hand in energy efficiency.

As always, we are going to kick things off with the talk time performance. Read more »

iPad 3 leaks continue: 8 megapixel camera and A5X chipset spotted

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At this point, you’ve probably heard so many rumors about the iPad 3 that you don’t know what to believe anymore. Well here we have a couple of photos, which might be a bit more trustworthy.

The photographs are reportedly depicting the new 8 megapixel camera that the latest Apple slate has and its A5X chipset. Read more »

LG’s Miracle Windows Phone performs for the camera [VIDEO]

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In the run up to Mobile World Congress, device leaks are inevitable. This time around its the Koreans taking to the stage as we get a glimpse of what appears to be the upcoming LG Miracle on film.

The supposed LG Miracle

A unique Windows Phone to the family, the Miracle’s specs include a 4″ NOVA display and for the first time on a Windows Phone, NFC capability. Read more »

See Mozilla’s Boot2Gecko mobile OS in action, partners to be revealed at MWC

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A year ago Mozilla announced its plans for a mobile OS based on web standards called Boot2Gecko (B2G). Then, in November last year the company showed us simple drawings of its prototype mobile OS and now it has come to this – Boot2Gecko is out for everyone to taste.

Not only that, but according to company’s CTO Brenden Eich, at this year’s Mobile Web Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla will announce some of its hardware manufacturing partners interested in building B2G running products. Read more »

New Samsung Galaxy S II ICS ROM surfaces, we benchmark it

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Yet another Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 ICS ROM escaped the Samsung R&D center and walked right into the hand of indie developers and smartphone enthusiasts. Carrying the version number I9100XXLPH, the new ROM has a build date of February 9 and, as you can expect, it is the most stable and functional ICS ROM for the Galaxy S II to date.

The LPH release is only a short step away from feeling like a polished final ROM. It’s smooth enough, it supports all of the phone’s hardware and it gets rid of the nagging “set up update” notification from previous beta releases. Read more »

Skype 2.7 with improved calling experience lands on Android

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The Android version of the popular Skype application just got an update. The messenger had its version number pumped up to 2.7.0.907 and received a few nice features to go with that.

First and foremost, the calling interface is updated and the quality of the calls is improved. The video-call support is now extended to the Samsung Epic 4G Touch and there are a few minor issues with the app resolved. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note ICS ROM leaks, we take it for a spin

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At this point we shouldn’t be more than a month and a half away from the Samsung Galaxy Note official Android 4.0 ICS update, but how about getting a little preview of what’s to come? The first ICS 4.0.3 ROM for the phoneblet just leaked and we even managed to install in on a Note we had lying around and test it.

As you will see in a bit, the ROM is really stable and snappy and seems good enough for everyday use. All the hardware is supported, including the S Pen. Read more »

RIM to unveil PlayBook OS 2.0 at the MWC later this month?

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While this release was supposedly scheduled for tomorrow, it seems like RIM will be waiting an extra 10 or so days to release the much-anticipated update at the Mobile World Congress.

The new PlayBook OS will add many new features to RIM’s proprietary OS, such as a calendar, contacts, email, as well as an Android emulator. Read more »