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Here’s a video of TouchWiz 4.0 running on the original Galaxy S

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If you hate your Galaxy S now that the latest flagship is hitting the markets there may still be a consolidation prize out there for you. The latest version of the home-brewed custom UI – TouchWiz 4 has been successfully ported to the original Galaxy S.

According to the developer it works fine with almost no hiccups or force closes. In case any problems appear, he advises users to restart. Read more »

Nokia showcasing phone NFC capabilities at WIMA 2011

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One of the latest additions to a smartphone’s arsenal seems to be the implementation of NFC (Near Field Communication). NFC is a short-range wireless communication technology that enables the exchange of data between devices over about a 10 cm distance. It’s an evolution of RFID and manufactures have been keen to see its use in phones with example like the Google Nexus already sporting an NFC chip.

Nokia C7's at Wima 2011

Demos have already been seen using NFC enabled handsets to make payments or as digital ‘tickets’, but at WIMA 2011 Nokia have brought a slew of new uses to the table (including unlocking secret Angry Birds levels…).

Mark Selby, (VP Sales and Industry Collaboration) fronts the video below showcasing the interesting new ways in which Nokia want to use NFC. Read more »

Casio G’zOne Commando is the rugged Android phone you’ve been dreaming of

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Verizon Wireless has been keeping busy these days. The company announced the sales launch of yet another Android phone today – the tough Casio G’zOne Commando.

As you can notice from the picture, the phone is not your plain vanilla Android device – it is designed to meet military spec MIL-STD-810G toughness standards. Read more »

SugarSync will auto transfer your camera snaps to your computer for free

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SugarSync has now released an app for Android devices to introduce its services to the platform. It will let you sync data between your smartphone or tablet and your computer. And it’s free.

SugarSync is already available (and very successful) on iOS devices. It lets users sync files between their portable device and their computers (yes, more than one) seamlessly and for free. Read more »

Motorola Droid X2 press shots leak

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True, there have been blurry shots of this one before. Now, the upcoming Motorola Droid X2 appears even closer to an official release with this next leak including official press shots.

The device, logically, sports Verizon Wireless logo on its back along with the familiar Droid graphic on the screen. Read more »

Samsung continues its marketing invasion for Galaxy S2 with a new ad

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I already love the Samsung Galaxy S2. It is definitely looking like the Android phone to have when it launches. And Samsung is making serious efforts to make it known to everyone with the release of yet another ad for its flagship.

This time, the phone feature in focus is its slim waistline. At only 8.49 mm the phone is currently without analog in its class. Check out the commercial below:
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Samsung DROID Charge to hit the shelves at Verizon Wireless

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Verizon Wireless expanded their 4G LTE portfolio with the announcement of Samsung Droid Charge.

The Droid Charge will be running on Android 2.2 Froyo (Gingerbread will be available as an upgrade in the near future) Read more »

New Samsung Galaxy S II video ad brags about Voice Talk feature, again

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The “Before – After” scenario seems to be working for Samsung as a new ad for the Galaxy S II proves. It flaunts the Voice Talk feature of the phone, which can aid you (particularly in this case) in sending a text while driving, without the need to, you know, create havoc on the road.

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Amazon slashes HTC Thunderbolt price for the Easter weekend, now only $130

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Amazon US has cut the Verizon’s HTC Thunderbolt price with 50% for the Easter weekend. You can get it for $130 on a two-year contract until 25 April.

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Apple is giving new A5-powered iPhone 4S test units to selected developers

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Apple has started sending new test iPhone 4 units to some game developers letting them prepare their products for the next generation iPhone. The test units are no different than the iPhone 4 on the outside, but on the inside, there is a spanking new Apple A5 dual-core chip.

This doesn’t mean they have the iPhone 5 in their hands, but tells us that the next iPhone will definitely pack the dual-core A5 chip the iPad 2 has. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Pro B7510 released, and it’s now whiter than white

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The Samsung Galaxy Pro B7510 has just been released on the market and we were more than surprised to see it get this snow white color version. It looks even cooler than in gray.

White Samsung Galaxy Pro

Hot on the heels of the iPhone 4′s eventual appearance in a new white suit, Samsung have similarly coated one of their latest portrait QWERTY’s in a slick coat of paint. The Samsung Pro now appears officially on an official Samsung site in a classy new white number. Great news for the fashion conscious text-a-holics, or the business man or woman after a different, whiter, brighter look among you. Read more »

Unboxing the Galaxy S II: the EXTREME version(s)

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The Samsung Galaxy S2 is just around the corner and it has already more than proven itself as the next-gen smartphone. How about seeing it get unboxed in a bunch of extreme situations? Yup, it’s the greatest thing to be captured on film since extreme ironing (yes, that’s real too).

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We got our hands on the dual-screen Kyocera Echo droid, check it out

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Smartphones just don’t get any more extravagant than the Sprint-bound Kyocera Echo these days. We got to spend some quality time with the dual-screened Android smartphone at a New York event and we thought you might be interested to know what our first impressions are.

With the dual-screen concept so extravagant, we too were pretty curious if there’s a niche for such devices. In theory the two 3.5” WVGA screens that form a common 4.7 UI pane with a resolution of 800 x 960 sounds pretty exciting. The second-gen Snapdragon inside also feels quite nice, though it doesn’t sound as groundbreaking as the display. Naturally we feel a dual-core CPU would have suited the dual screen UI better, but things aren’t looking too bad now either. Read more »

The HTC Sensation 4G is coming on 8 June Stateside

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Finally, the HTC Sensation 4G (that’s the US version of the European Sensation) just got a specific launch date – 8 June.

The HTC Sensation 4G for T-Mobile US had a rather broad launch window (“summer”) but a Google AdWord pinpoints 8 June as the exact launch date. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S II launching on 27 April in UK, says phones4u

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The launch date for the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II got moved around quite a bit but, for the UK at least, it has finally settled to 27 April from Phones 4u. If you pre-order sooner, you can score a free 8GB microSD card too.

It was set for an UK launch in May but Phones 4u are quite eager and will be releasing it on 27 April. Read more »