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HTC Sensation XL gets showcased in a series of videos

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With the HTC Sensation XL just being announced at the company’s live event in London, couple of First look videos have hit phonemaker’s YouTube channel.

Naturally, the first of total four videos goes on to introduce the newly established partnership with Beats Audio by boasting the great audio quality and sensational feel you get when listening with the special Beats headphones. Check it below. Read more »

Sony Ericsson Nozomi and Aoba somewhat confirmed, HD screens and dual-core 1.5GHz CPUs inside

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We already encountered with the Nozomi rumors twice and we are kind of familiar with its awesome specs – a 4.3-inch 720p screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 12 megapixel camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Today another leak sheds more light on the Nozomi, but also reveals another device called Aoba. Read more »

Will the Nokia Ace Windows Phone be called ‘Lumia 800′?

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We just found out that the Nokia Sea Ray, the first Windows Phone handset from the Finnish manufacturer, will supposedly be called ‘Sun’. There are at least a couple of other WP7 Nokia phones in the rumor mill and one of them might be called ‘Lumia’.

Occasional Gamer, who develop games for Windows Phone, have a stats page with a long list of phones. One of them is the Sea Ray, but there’s also the Nokia Lumia 800. Read more »

Will the iPhone 4S rid Apple of the Antennagate woes by launch time?

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For some early adopters of last year’s iPhone 4, one question that undoubtedly needed answering was, will the iPhone 4S suffer from the same Antennagate issues as it predecessor?

no more deathgrip on the new iPhone 4S

Amidst the talk of Siri, the ‘all new’ camera design, and the developments in the iPod market, one small section of yesterdays keynote was devoted to the antennae design on the new iPhone 4S. Read more »

iPhone 4S has Bluetooth 4.0 support but not NFC – what’s the difference?

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Yesterday’s event put an end to the rumors that the next iPhone will have NFC – it doesn’t. The iPhone 4S does have Bluetooth 4.0 however, does that replace it? Well, my guess is no. But it does open up the door for improvement in some categories of wireless gadgets popular with the iPhone crowd.

Bluetooth 4.0 features a Low Energy mode that uses less power, has lower latency and higher range, but doesn’t have the bandwidth for bulk data transfers. Read more »

The iPhone 4S faces its Android rivals – iPhone 4S vs. HTC Sensation XE vs. Samsung Galaxy S II [TABLE]

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Well, with the new iPhone 4S finally revealed it’s time to take a look at how it manages to fight the mighty Droids. We chose to put it against the two most notable beasts in the Android world – the HTC Sensation XE and the Samsung Galaxy S II.

They are mighty indeed, but how do they stack up against the newly announced iPhone 4S? Let’s dive right in.

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Watch the the Apple iPhone 4S announcement right now [VIDEO]

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The Apple keynote speeches have become arguably the most important events in the cell phone industry. The unveiling of the next iPhone has always been closely watched by both Apple lovers and haters, as it tends to shape the smartphone race for months in advance.

This time it was Apple’s newly appointed CEO Tim Cook Jobs that led the show, rather than Steve, but that didn’t take anything away from the spectacle (okay, just a little bit perhaps). You can see about that by watching the whole thing on video, kindly provided to us by Apple. Read more »

iPhone 4 duo compared, how does the new iPhone 4S stack up? [TABLE]

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So, whether you like it or not, the iPhone 4 is a fact and now it’s time to answer the question that everybody is asking themselves. Should I get the new iPhone and why? Well, we’re here to help and we are going to do it by giving you this sweet table comparing the old-gen iPhone 4 against the new-gen iPhone 4S.

So give the table below a quick look and answer us the big one – will you be getting the new iPhone 4S?
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Check out the Apple iPhone 4S and iCloud promo videos

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As usual when Apple announces major addition to its portfolio, the Cupertino-based company released cool promo videos dedicated to each of them. With the Apple iPhone 4S and iCloud being the stars of the show tonight, it was only a matter of time before two videos popped app at the company’s official website.

So here they are for your viewing pleasure. If you haven’t followed the Tim Cook keynote, those videos will do a good job of summing up the best parts of the iPhone 4S and the iCloud service for you. Read more »

This is the iPhone family in the US – prices, capacities and carriers (Sprint’s in)

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Well, there’s no iPhone 5, just the 4S. But what of the older models? In a surprising move, Apple decided not to deprecate the 3GS, which puts the number of iPhone models currently available to three.

First of all, the iPhone 4 was just put in the “old” category and it will remain in the portfolio only in its 8GB version. Read more »

Apple unveils a microUSB adapter for users in Europe

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Apple adds a new accessory to its portfolio – the iPhone microUSB adapter. It does just what it says on the box – allows you to use standard microUSB cables and chargers with your iPhone both for syncing(!) and charging.

The unveiling of such a gadget might not seem so surprising at first look, but it actually represents an end of an era where Apple’s closed eco system relied solely on proprietary hardware and peripherals to run and interconnect. Read more »

Siri for iPhone 4S, the voice-controlled digital assistant, is not as new as you may think

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Siri is now an integral part of the iPhone 4S. It’s supposed to do a lot of stuff for you, among which, answer any question you may come up with. You can ask about anything – the weather, movies, restaurants, news, etc. and providing you have an intelligent question, it should get you a reasonably intelligent answer quickly and in the right context.

But Siri is not just an intelligent voice search system. It can also read your messages, emails, notifications for you. Siri has dictate functionality too – you speak and it writes messages, notes, remainders, etc. Read more »

iPhone 4S launch dates across the world – see when and where

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You couldn’t have missed it – the Internet almost collapsed under the pressure of people who wanted to see the next smartphone from Apple. Well, the announcement is over so here’s a list of countries that will get the iPhone 4S first.

Tim Cook says “This will be the fastest iPhone rollout we’ve ever had”. It will happen in three waves of announced launches. The first starts on October 14th (with pre-orders taking place from the 7th onwards), here are the lucky countries: Read more »

Apple’s stock plummets as the company fails to announce an iPhone 5

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In spite of the never-ending rumors that flooded us like torrential rain in the past weeks, Apple didn’t announce the highly anticipated iPhone 5 with its rumored 4-inch screen and new slimmer body. Unfortunately for Apple, this is having a negative effect on many of their shareholders.

It appears that the newly introduced Apple iPhone 4S isn’t what shareholders were hoping to see at this evening’s Apple event. The shares of the company took quite a plunge after the announcement, currently selling at 5% lower than their opening rate today.

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iPhone 4S camera said to be the fastest, beating even the Nokia N9

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So, Apple has just announced the next iPhone – 4S – with big improvements in the camera department. The iPhone 4S packs an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p camcorder. But that’s just the beginning.

First you get lots of new technology improvements – back-illuminated sensor with 5 elements lens, F/2.4 aperture, hybrid IR filter, etc. So, all this new stuff will get you better colors, better noise performance, more sharpness and better white balance. There is face detection and the HDR feature is present too along with an AE/AF lock.

But the iPhone 4S has lots of (cameraphone) competitors already available, so it needs to do better. According to Apple, the iPhone 4S camera might just be the fastest cameraphone around. We have to see if it is the best for real, but we get some really impressive times for the first photo and shot-to-shot. Read more »