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The LG Optimus Black, finally comes to US shores, with a few cosmetic tweaks

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On this side of the Atlantic, LG fans have been able to enjoy the benefits of the LG Optimus Black for sometime, but until now, US fans have been kept in the dark.

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It would appear that this is about to change however, as the LG Optimus Black will be coming to Sprint in the US, not quite as we know it though. Read more »

Philips Xenium x525 goes official, provides up to 1.5 months worth of stand-by time

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Power to the people is a somewhat apt term for this phone, as it’d be hard, nigh impossible for users to complain about battery life on the Philips Xenium x525.

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The x525 offers around 50 days worth of standby time or approximately 1200 hours in all. Oh and did I mention, this is a dual-SIM phone too. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S II’s first US video ad is a nice break from the Euro video shorts

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The Samsung Galaxy S II is just about to hit US shores and we just got its first video ad. It’s quite different in style to the ads released in Europe, going for the more serious tone this time.

Now we are not sure anyone needs convincing about purchasing the Galaxy S II at this point. The handset took its sweet time crossing the Atlantic, so most users have probably made up their mind already. But some publicity never hurt anyone’s market prospects so we can see Samsung’s point. Read more »

Make the Apple logo on your iPhone backside glow with this awesome hardware mod

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As far as hardware mods for the Apple iPhone 4 go, this is one of the coolest we have seen. And the considerable boost in the exterior is achieved by modifying just the apple logo at the back.

Thanks to the UK-based company iPatch, you will be able to make that logo glow, just like it does on the MacBook lineup. And you won’t be sacrificing anything in terms of thickness or usability. Read more »

Intel adding Android support to its Atom E6xx processor in January

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Intel’s Atom E6xx series of processors will have Android Gingerbread support and that’s coming in January, 2012. This was uncovered in a video by the world’s largest semiconductor maker, detailing the Atom processor. This means that we may see Android 2.3 ported on all kinds of Atom-based devices like netbooks, tablets and more.

Intel is a high-class player in the CPU business but smartphones are a closed ARM gang and competition will be steep. Not to mention that the timing isn’t exactly perfect as Ice Cream Sandwich is coming in the October/November period Gingerbread will hardly be hot stuff in January 2012. ICS is rumored to bring the best of Android for handhelds and tablets into one awesome OS and it makes more sense for it to be supported instead of Gingerbread. Read more »

Sprint Wireless will offer iPhone 5 with all you can eat data, according to rumors

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Sprint Wireless has been trying to slowly reverse its fortunes for a couple of years now. According to the latest rumors, the wireless operator might get even closer to being a serious contender in the highly profitable U.S. market this Fall.

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BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 comes round for a review, we’ve already got a video to show you

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The BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 is the latest in a line of all-you-can-eat business-minded berry flagships and, certainly among the best-looking messengers to date.

The Bold Touch 9900 is trying to stay smart by adding a capacitive multi-touch display to its recognizable full-QWERTY and trackpad. The new BlackBerry Bold tries to win some fans among the younger audience, while making sure to retain its corporate focus along the way. Read more »

Sprint giving away a new Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch, make sure you have a Twitter account

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Sprint will be the first in the US to have a variant of the Galaxy S II among all the carriers, with the official launch for the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch being slated for September 16.

Sprint is now giving you a chance to get to be one of the first to get your hands on the device, that too for free. All you have to do is enter a contest and you stand to win a Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. Read more »

Nokia C2-03 slides in our office, dual-SIM makes it twice the phone that the C2-02 is

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In movies, someone’s twin usually has a mustache so you can tell them apart. In the case of the Nokia C2-02 and the C2-03, it’s an extra SIM card slot – it makes them different in one aspect, but exactly alike in all others.

We’ve already reviewed the C2-02 and now it’s C2-03′s turn – it’s a dual-SIM, dual-standby phone with Nokia’s touch-enabled Series 40 software. Read more »

Verizon DROID Bionic now on sale, will set you back by $299

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After many months of waiting, Verizon has finally started selling the DROID Bionic. The handset is now available throughout the carrier’s retail network and will set you back by $299 on a 2-year contract.

The DROID Bionic has a 4.3-inch qHD display, TI OMAP4430 SoC with 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and PowerVR SGX540 GPU, 1GB RAM, 32GB storage space (16GB internal + 16GB microSD card), expandable up to 48GB, 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, 1080p video recording, HDMI out and Android 2.3.4. It will be powered by a 1,735mAh battery. Read more »

Has this photo been taken with the next-gen iPhone?

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The next iPhone is maybe only days away from an official launch (here’s hoping) and the hype levels are through the roof. That’s why even minor news, concerning the upcoming Apple smartphone are greeted with quite a lot of excitement. Like this one – you might be a few seconds away from seeing the first photo captured with the iPhone 5.

The photo EXIF says that it has been created with an iPhone 4, but its resolution is 2235×2291 (around 5.12 megapixels), which is more than the iPhone 4 can capture. Plus the rectangular aspect suggests that the image has been cropped, possibly from a 3264×2448 pixels original -8 megapixels. The other clue is the lens specs, which are listed in the EXIF file as 4.3mm f/2.4, which is not even close to the current iPhone’s 3.85mm f/2.8. Read more »

Sony Ericsson Nozomi leaks again, dual-core processor and 720p display confirmed

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The Sony Ericsson Nozomi is still happily living in rumorland, but we keep getting more information about it. The latest bit of online gossip has it that the future Sony Ericsson flagship will feature a dual-core processor -and one that’s clocked at 1.5GHz. Previous rumors suggested otherwise, but the new CPU seems more worthy of a flagship device.

The rest of the Nozomi specs include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4.3″ 1280×720 resolution display with the amazing 342 ppi (pixels per inch), which is more than the one on the Retina display, 12 MP camera, 1 gig or RAM, a 1750 mAh battery and a microSIM slot. Read more »

Pre-orders for the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G Touch begin at $150, ships September 16

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If you’ve been waiting for the Sprint version of the Galaxy S II, the one with the painfully long name, your wait will soon be over. Sprint has now started accepting pre-orders for the device on their website.

Sprint is offering the Samsung Epic 4G Touch for $199.99 on pre-order. However, you can save some money and choose to get it from Wirefly instead, who are offering it for $149.99. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S II LTE arriving in Europe in 2012, Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE this December

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Samsung has announced an LTE version of their popular Galaxy S II smartphone as well as the Galaxy Tab 8.9. The Galaxy S II LTE will feature an updated hardware, where the CPU clock speed will be bumped to 1.5GHz from the 1.2GHz on the current model and the display will be taken to 4.5-inch from the 4.3-inch on the standard Galaxy S II.

The LTE model will be launched in Europe in the second quarter of 2012 on T-Mobile’s network. The delay is due to the fact that T-Mobile’s LTE network is currently not equipped to handle voice calls. Also, the device itself is not ready to go on sale at the moment. Read more »

HTC Titan and Radar prices revealed, seems quite high

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HTC Titan and Radar were officially announced yesterday at a public event that we covered live for you. And while that did give us most pieces of the puzzle, one of the most important ones was missing – we knew nothing about the pricing of either WP7 smartphone.

Now we hear that an HTC representative went on record saying that the HTC Titan will cost €609 ($868), while HTC radar will go for €399 ($569). Granted, those are European prices (German, to be specific), and they include 19% VAT, but they still seem a bit too high to us. Read more »