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HTC Titan features in a bunch of ads, makes you want it even more

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Just like the HTC Radar earlier today, the HTC Titan just got to star in a bunch of ads published on its manufacturer’s website. The WP7 Mango smartphone with a 4.7″ screen is unsurprisingly looking pretty hot in the four videos that you are about to see.

Actually those videos cover pretty much the same bases as the HTC Radar ads, but for one exception. The Taiwanese company obviously thinks that the Titan will be more skilled at multitasking than its smaller-screen’d sibling and with a 1.5GHz CPU we can see where this is coming from. Read more »

Gresso unveils the luxurious ArtPhone Lady Noir – an iPhone 4 with Diamonds or Swarovski crystals

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The luxurious phone manufacturer Gresso just announced yet another customized version of the Apple iPhone 4. Dubbed ArtPhone Lady Noir, this version of the iPhone 4 comes with either black diamonds or Swarovski crystals ornaments.

For your $30,000 (diamond version) or $7,000 (crystal one) you are also getting diamond-coated mineral glass to replace the regular iPhone 4 glass panels. There are also three hand-assembled clocks at the back that offer Swiss precision. Read more »

HTC Radar video ads surface, check them out

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The HTC PR team just released the first batch of video ads for the HTC Radar WP7 smartphone, which was announced yesterday. So grab the popcorn, make yourselves comfortable and get ready to be treated to a few doses of Mango goodness.

HTC has identified four key selling points of the Radar and has dedicated a video to each of them. According to the Taiwanese company the main reasons to go for the Radar are its cool looks, its great camera, its spotless connectivity and sharing options and the great entertainment option it provides. Read more »

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman comes by for a photo session, we don’t hesitate

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With all the fuss around the pre-IFA announcements today we almost forgot to introduce you to a dear guests we had at our office. The Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman Android smartphone came by and while it refused to stick around for a preview, it at least posed for a bunch of live shots.

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman

Not that a preview of the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman is so vital. The hour or so we spent with it almost entirely convinced us that this is simply a Sony Ericsson Xperia mini with a slightly larger screen and a Walkman button. Read more »

[IFA 2011]Samsung Galaxy Note promo videos pop up, enjoy

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Samsung has released two videos of the Galaxy Note smartphonlet. The first one is your typical music-accompanied promo video while the second one features YH Lee, Senior Vice President of Samsung Mobile Communications Business, Global Marketing.

Here goes the promo video below. It highlights the SuperAMOLED “HD” 5.3-incher, the minimum scrolling and screen transition features, the 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos processor, the S pen drawing functionality and more. Read more »

Symbian Anna-running Nokia 500 lands in our office, pictures and video inside

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Today we are meeting with Nokia 500 – a small Symbian Anna-based smartphone and the first one in Nokia’s portfolio with a 1GHz processor.

The 500 fella packs a 3.2-inch nHD capacitive screen, a 5 megapixel camera, decent connectivity package and comes with exchangeable battery covers. Read more »

Samsung releases a 2000 mAh extended battery for the Galaxy S II, gives you all the juice you need

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We’ve got some great news for those the Samsung Galaxy S II owners (or at least for those that find its battery life not quite satisfactory). The Korean company has just announced an official extended battery for its top dog smartphone that has 2000 mAh worth of juice.

The price that needs to be paid for the extra endurance is an increase in thickness of 1.5mm over the original 1650 mAh battery. Naturally, the new thicker battery doesn’t fit under the old battery cover, so Samsung is shipping the new battery with a replacement back panel. Read more »

Nokia 701 display is the most luminous mobile screen yet, flaunts 1,000 nits of brightness

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Yesterday, we played with the Nokia 701 and we focused mainly on its Symbian Belle software. It turns out that the display is worthy of our attention too – Nokia just tweeted that it offers some good 1,000 nits of brightness.

That means it takes the title of Brightest display off the NOVA display on the LG Optimus Black., which clocked it at “only” 700 nits. Read more »

Is this Samsung’s next flagship? [SPYSHOT]

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I must warn you: take this rumor with a serious pinch of salt. We received this picture today from a tipster in Warsaw, Poland, of an unknown Samsung device, sporting a humongous screen, and decided to share it with you.

According to the anonymous sender, Read more »

HTC September 1st event rumor roundup – four droids, four WP7 smartphones and a tablet in the mix

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With this year’s HTC big summer event coming up we thought you might enjoy a quick rumor roundup, so you’d know what to expect. Last year the event saw the announcement of the HTC Desire HD and the HTC Desire Z, which were some of the best Android devices we had seen at the time.

Yet this year the Taiwanese company is almost certainly going to out do itself and make it an even more glamorous event. A good thing too as it will be competing with the other Android top dog for a spot in the limelight – Samsung will be having one of their unpacked events on the exact same day.

No less than six unannounced HTC devices are doing the rounds on the web and we suspect the Taiwanese will be officially unveiling some of them in London. There are three Android smartphones, a couple of WP7 handsets and a tablet. Here’s what they are about: Read more »

Nokia 701 comes to ours, shows off its Belle tricks on video

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It’s Symbian day at our office today as we say hello to another of Nokia’s recently announced smartphones. The Nokia 701 will be one of the flagships of the new Belle edition of Symbian so its role in the company’s future plans is certainly big.

Bringing the new notification area, the customizable widgets and the flat menu, the Belle update certainly brings Symbian a step closer to the competition. In fact, the Nokia 701 felt quite intuitive to use, unlike the early Symbian^3 devices, which were still unable to shake off their non-touch heritage. Read more »

Eco-friendly Nokia 700 visits our office, makes a bid for world’s smallest smartphone title

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We’ve seen spy shots of the Nokia 700 in red and white but today we got a friendly visit by the real deal. The 700 is part of the incoming Symbian Belle trio and Nokia touts it as its most eco-friendly and smallest smartphone to date. Actually, they say it’s the world’s smallest smartphone.

At a mere 50cc, the Nokia 700 has a high concentration of features – from a ClearBlack AMOLED display, through 1GHz CPU, eco materials and some NFC magic for super easy Bluetooth pairing. Read more »

DROID BIONIC is coming on September 8, says Motorola

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Well, finally. Motorola’s DROID BIONIC is coming to Verizon US on September 8th. This comes from the official DROID BIONIC Twitter account, so it’s as legit as it gets.

It’s been almost 8 months since we first heard about the Motorola DROID BIONIC and after countless leaks, it’s finally closing to release. Read more »

Check out this DIY iPhone camera lens system

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There’s no denying the iPhone 4 has an excellent camera and it turns out, it could get even better with just a little extra effort and the right DIY mindset. Over at Instructables.com we stumbled upon this guy’s DIY camera lens system, designed for the iPhone 4 and we were pretty amazed at how easy it is to create one of your own.

With some tweaks, this simple system would allow you to use lenses with different focal ranges (i.e. different zoom levels) with your iPhone and add cool filters (like a polarizer, for example). And the best part is, you don’t need to lug along this setup all the time. The setup is not fixed to the iPhone itself so you can only take it with you when you know you will be shooting something that’s worth it. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy W I8150 shows its secret white dress

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Despite Samsung failing to mention anything about a white version of the Galaxy W announcement, it seems a white fella is in the works.

We guess the white version will be showcased alongside the black one at IFA in a few days. We hope more details about the phone will be cleared out by then. Read more »