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HTC One X for AT&T stopped by for a review, here goes the hands-on

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In order to get along with AT&T’s LTE network the HTC One X has lost two CPU cores, compared to its global sibling. Naturally, we were curious to find out if a change of personality has resulted from this fact.

The AT&T exclusive HTC One X is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset with two Krait CPU cores, clocked at 1.5GHz. Read more »

TP-LINK T882 droid heads to China, runs on vanilla ICS

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If you just looked at your wireless router, you are not alone. This isn’t even TP-LINK’s first attempt at a smartphone, but the previous ones never really gained traction.

The T882 runs on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – the vanilla version. Read more »

Lumia 900 display beats Galaxy S and iPhone 4 displays in visibility tests

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AMOLED displays, although beautiful to look at, have had issues performing under bright sunlight. The first phones to use AMOLED displays were barely usable outdoors. Eventually the technology improved, specifically when Samsung introduced their Super AMOLED displays, which had significantly better outdoor visibility, and these days AMOLED displays are even outperforming LCDs when it comes to visibility under sunlight.

One such AMOLED display belongs to the Nokia Lumia 900, which despite its AMOLED nature performed very well under bright light, thanks to Nokia’s Clear Black Display technology, in a comparison test performed by DisplayMate. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III lands in our office for a hands-on

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The brightest star in the Samsung universe has landed in the office to get our regular hands-on treatment. The Samsung Galaxy S III is currently riding the hype wave as the most anticipated Android phone, and for a good reason.

Inheriting the burden of being one of the best Android phones around from its predecessor, the Galaxy S III has everything it needs to be on top of everything else. Let’s dive right in at what exactly that is. Read more »

Virgin Mobile pushes EVO V 4G, Boost Mobile launches EVO Design 4G

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Both Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile launched their own versions of Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D. They are both contract-free, and come with tempting, affordable 4G plans.

The EVO V 4G and EVO Design 4G are the same as the original HTC EVO 3D for Sprint, but have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 3.6 pre-installed, along with a bundled 8GB microSD card. Read more »

Google launches Play Books in Italy, Italian classic books galore

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Italy is now among the lucky countries to be able to purchase books from the Google Play Books store.

To celebrate the launch, Google is making available a lot of Italian classic books such as Maschere nude: L’uomo, la bestia e la virtù and Cavalleria rusticana. Read more »

Motorola announces the MOTOGO! in Brazil, aims for the QWERTY lovers

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Motorola has announced the launch of the QWERTY candybar MOTOGO! for the Brazilian market. The company advertises the little fella as suitable for “grownups” but it’ll likely appeal to the youngsters who seek a cheap tool for those long chat sessions.

The MOTOGO! may not be as desirable as its like-minded HTC ChaCha as it lacks a dedicated Facebook button, but instead Motorola has given it a dedicated Google Search one, just like the smartphones from the old days. Read more »

Touche technology from Disney could revolutionize touch gestures

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A new touch sensing technology by Disney Research in Pittsburgh could drastically alter the way we interact with our environment, our tools, and our technology.

Touche can be used in a wide variety of applications, from expanded touchscreen interfaces on smartphones, to everyday objects such as doorknobs, and even liquids. Read more »

The Adobe CS6 is now available online

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As of today, the long-awaited Adobe CS6 suite is available for purchase online. The beta versions of some of the products have been around for some time but it’s time for the real thing with all the promised magic tricks. The Adobe Creative Suite 6 is one of the most major releases in recent times.

Photoshop CS6, for instance, brings about 60% more feature changes than CS5. Visually, there are over 1,900 icons that have been replaced, and the engineers have also tweaked alignment, cursors, buttons, layout and even grammar throughout the application. And there’s a lot more. Read more »

Watch the highlights of the Samsung Galaxy S III event in a short video

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Most of you reading this may have already watched the Galaxy S III launch event when it was being streamed live on May 3. Samsung even released the video for those who may have missed it earlier.

But in case you still haven’t watched it or just don’t have time to sit through an hour long streaming video, Samsung has now released a shorter version that features the highlights from the event. Read more »

Check out the Google Sooner, one of the early Android prototypes

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We have seen pictures of a BlackBerry-style phone running Android OS even before the OS was officially announced. Eventually, we got a lot more pictures of how Android looked back in the day. Now, developer Steven Troughton-Smith has managed to get his hands on an early prototype of the device, called the Google Sooner.

The phone was manufactured by HTC and is actually called the HTC EXCA 300. Read more »

HTC One S for T-Mobile hands-on

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The Big Magenta exclusive HTC One S is currently the top dog in the wireless carrier’s smartphone lineup. We did get a chance to spend some quality time with the device, so here go some impressions for you.

Hardware wise, there is practically no difference between the T-Mobile flavored HTC One S and its global version, save for the former’s support for T-Mobile’s superb 42Mbps HSDPA network. Read more »

Motorola Cliq 2 finally gets Android 2.3 Gingerbread update

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Motorola has finally released Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for its year and a half old Cliq 2 smartphone.

All T-Mobile users who are still holding on to their QWERTY-packing Cliq 2 handsets can now enjoy the goodies brought by the belated Gingerbread. Read more »

Samsung releases Galaxy S III announcement event video

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We covered the Samsung Galaxy S III announcement event quite extensively, but if you feel like watching the whole thing all over again, you should know that the video has now be made available for your viewing pleasure.

Going on for some good 1 hour and 18 minutes, the first Samsung Unpacked event for 2012 will tell you everything you need to know about the newly introduced flagship smartphone. So, go get some popcorn and enjoy the presentation. Read more »

Meizu MX quad-core posts amazing benchmark result, beats the Samsung Galaxy S III

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After yesterday’s official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the impressive benchmark results it achieved, you might’ve assumed it is the most powerful Android phone around. However, a new contestant for the title just emerged in the face of Meizu MX quad-core.

Sporting exactly the same Exynos 4 Quad chipset as the new Samsung flagship, the latest Meizu MX scored 12,140 at AnTuTu, beating the Galaxy S III with its 11,878 and thrashing the Tegra 3 version of the HTC One X, which managed to score just 9,989. Read more »