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The slimmest smartphone in the world leaks, heads right off to Japan

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If you have a thing for smartphones as thick as credit cards you might start packing. You see the 7.7mm-measuring Android Froyo-running NEC Medias N-04C has just leaked, but it’s headed for the Japanese market.

The NEC Medias is headed to NTT DoCoMo, the largest carrier in the country of the rising sun, and we suspect its announcement should come soon (after all the promo materials are obviously ready). Read more »

Samsung announces faster DRAM modules for your next smartphone and tablet

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Samsung revealed today that the development of faster 1Gbit mobile DRAM (128MB) modules has started. The new modules with wide Input/Output interface use the 50 nm class process technology and to cut straight to the point – they should be blazingly fast!

The new RAM is designed specifically for smartphones and tablets and to make it less boring, let’s bring some numbers to the table to help you grasp the benefits of the new Samsung mobile DRAM. Read more »

Sony Ericsson LiveView gets a promo video that tries to excite you

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I doubt you are unfamiliar with the Sony Ericsson LiveView device. After all, we’ve detailedly covered it several times and it’d be a crime to not have read about it.

Recently, a new promo video of the cutesy little device popped up and I thought it’d be a great idea to share it with you, because I think the idea behind the device is truly brilliant. Read more »

Imagination Technologies announces Series6 PowerVR graphics – will be at least 20x faster than the current gen

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You may not have heard of Imagination Technologies, but that’s because they don’t sell anything directly to consumers. What you should have heard is their PowerVR series of graphics chips for mobile phones. The iPhone 4 has one of these babies integrated into its custom Apple A4 platform, and so do a long list of other handsets such as the LG Optimus 3D, Google Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Wave, Sony Ericsson Vivaz, iPhone 3GS, Nokia N900, Palm Pre, Motorola Milestone 1 & 2. You can see where this is going, right?

Today Imagination announced it’s releasing its next generation PowerVR graphics, the Series6, which will be 20-to-100 times faster that the previous, well known, Series5. Read more »

MiCoach app from Adidas transforms your Android phone into a personal trainer

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You know that I’ve always been concerned about the health and well-being of you guys, the GSMArena Blog readers. And I am about to prove it to you once again by letting you know about the new MiCoach app from Adidas.

The new MiCoach application acts as your personal coach, guiding you through your daily exercises and fitness routines by speaking to you. Literally. Read more »

Marvell showcases Kinoma Play UI for Android, announces PXA978 chipset with 1.2GHz CPU

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Marvell announced a cool new chip – the Marvell PXA978 is a single chip but combines all the functionality needed for a phone. A fast 1.2GHz application processor, GPU, video decoder/encoder and so on.

The chip also works as a 3G modem and it supports both UMTS (that’s regular 3G), TD-SCDMA (that’s Chinese 3G) and HSPA speeds too… Read more »

ZTE annonces the droids Amigo and Skate at MWC 2011 [UPDATED: Hands-on photos inside]

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ZTE, the Chinese company which sold more devices worldwide than RIM for 2010, announced today at MWC two brand new Android running smartphones – the QWERTY sideways slider Amigo and the Skate.

The ZTE Skate.

Interesting names indeed, but let’s see what kind of devices they are. Read more »

Microsoft Rally Ball will make you wish you had a Kinect-ed Xbox and a WP7 smartphone

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Here’s a video showcasing how your Windows Phone 7 smartphone could be turning into an Xbox 360 controller (Kinect included). It’s a tech demo only and it’s not certain whether the integration between the Windows Phone and the Xbox ecosystem will ever run so deep.

But it’s a cool video nonetheless and it surely deserves your geeky attention. Read more »

Wanna see some 3D? Check out this awesome Optimus 3D video

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Ok, enough teasing and enough CGI-enhanced video ads. This is the real deal. If you ever wanted to see 3D imaging captured with a regular video camera, here it is. No goggles needed.

We’re reporting from the MWC 2011 where LG just showcased the LG Optimus 3D for the first time. And there goes this video we took. Here’s what watching 3D clips on the Optimus 3D is like. Read more »

You could be playing some of those games on the XPERIA Play, exclusive stuff, multiplayer and all [VIDEO]

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The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play is the latest attempt at creating a gaming smartphone and this just might be it. Sony Ericsson have worked hard to ensure that finding and playing games is easy and better still – that there’s a big selection of high-quality games.

Here’s the gist of what the XPERIA Play will offer… Read more »

Here’s what all those gaming keys on the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play do

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The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has a full set of game controls. If you are new to gaming consoles, you might wonder what they all do.

We haven’t spent much time playing games on the XPERIA Play at the MWC, but we have some cursory impressions of how the controls feel… Read more »

Listen to the XPERIA Play product manager talk about the gaming phone of his life

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You can imagine that the man most passionate about the new XPERIA Play, is its very own product manager. You see, the product manager is like a parent – he starts from scratch (or a sketch, for that matter), and carefully carries over his baby along until he sees it out the door as a finished product.

You can bet this Aaron Duke, product manager of Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play, has a lot to say about his own baby…
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LG Optimus 3D P920 featured in a new video commercial, we get a better look at it

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The first ever mobile device with a 3D screen is just two days away from its official revealing at the MWC 2011 and LG is trying to build up the expectation by airing another video ad for the Optimus 3D.

In it, LG points out how the Optimus 3D isn’t just great for watching 3D movies, but how it’s also good for watching 3D education materials to help you grasp new skills, as well. See the commercial in question right below.

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ViewSonic unveils dual-sim V350 phone and dual-boot ViewPad 10Pro

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Just two days before the Mobile World Conference, ViewSonic unveils two new devices that will be showcased at the event in Barcelona, Spain. The first one is an Android 2.2 running dual-sim phone, the V350. The second is a tablet with a dual-boot functionality that allows Windows 7 Professional and Android to work at the same time, at the user’s choice.

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Samsung Orion dual-core mobile CPU now called Exynos, production starts next month

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Samsung just unveiled the official name of their much anticipated dual-core processor line-up. It turns out that what was once known as Orion will be the first processor in the Exynos line, a successor to Samsung’s own Cortex A8 Hummingbird SoC that powers the current Galaxy S.

The new CPU, called Exynos 4210, will be based on two Cortex A9 cores, each clocked at 1 GHz.
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