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Watch the full Nokia-Microsoft press conference inside

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Nokia actually dropped some pretty heavy bombs today with their WP7 announcement. We didn’t really expect that in spite of the initial rumors yesterday.

I’m not really sure that Windows Phone 7 is what Nokia needs right now. They plan for at least two years of transition period before they fully develop the new ecosystem. Two years is a lot of time and bad things can happen to their financial results and their place on the smartphone market in that time.

Nokia-Microsoft press conference

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We’re not ninjas but we get to unbox the Google Nexus S and play with it too

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Google Phone 2.0 is crashing on our couch for a few days and we thought we should give it the unboxing treatment. What did the Samsung-Google collaboration bring to the hardware? The curved SuperAMOLED screen is certainly a curiosity. And this is our first encounter with an unmodded Android 2.3 Gingerbread, is it better than Froyo and by how much?

Glad you asked, here are some initial impressions… Read more »

Microsoft releasing copy-and-paste feature to developers

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The Copy & paste feature has been made available to developers according to Microsoft’s Director of Developer Relations, Brandon Watson. He also mentioned that the Windows Phone Developer tools are close to reaching the 1 million download mark. Impressive numbers, which point out that new apps for the platform should be rolling out at a great pace.

Copy & Paste for Windows Phone 7

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White iPhone 4 price tags appear in Best Buy and The Source, we couldn’t care less

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Finally after more than 8 months of waiting for the white version of the iPhone 4, some serious indications of its release have emerged.

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Latest Sony Ericsson XPERIA phones come with ANT+ sensor technology, what the heck is that?

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In the hectic hustle and bustle of our everyday lives there isn’t much time left to spend on our wellness and fitness, which ultimately results in poor health and unneeded suffering. Sony Ericsson will try and change that by enabling a technology called ANT+ in it’s XPERIA X10, X8 and Arc devices.

ANT+ and Sony Ericsson

As we reported couple of days ago, Sony Ericsson released an update to the XPERIA X10 and X8 family of devices. Amongst the announced bug fixes and new features included, the ANT+ capability was mentioned. The Sony Ericsson Arc was said to support ANT+ right out of the box too.

You may not know what ANT+ is, but if you are into sports, this should mean a lot to you. You know Nike+? I bet you do. It uses ANT+ connectivity too. That’s where the + comes from.

So join me as I explore what ANT+ is and what it can do for you.
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Unlocked Dell Venue now available in the US for $499, has a 16GB microSD card

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The Dell Venue has just arrived to the US in two versions after it launched globally a couple of months ago.

The Venue is Dell’s high-end Android smartphone. It doesn’t have a QWERTY keyboard, which is its second major difference from the Dell Venue Pro, which does have a QWERTY and runs Windows Phone 7.

The good news is that Dell is offering the Venue with a bonus 16GB microSD card. The smartphone is available for $499 and it’s got tow versions with AT&T US and T-Mobile US 3G bands respectively.
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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play first official video commercial leaks, looks creepy

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has just got its first official ad… via unofficial channels. As everything else about the PSP phone, this video is another leak surfaced quite ahead of the official premiere on 13 February.

If Sony Ericsson is really concerned about keeping its secrets safe, perhaps it should put a bit more effort into keeping these stuff for itself. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not complaining. Everybody likes to have a sneak peek at things ahead of the official announcement.

Enough talking, here’s the video ad: Read more »

Feast your eyes on these 1080p video camera samples by the LG Optimus 2X

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While we’re hard at work to bring you a full review of the LG Optimus 2X, we thought we can at least give you some new 1080p Full HD video samples and a 720p HD sample.

You will notice that the latter is smoother than those 1080p ones but that’s normal given the higher framerate. So here’s the first video. Read more »

Using gestures to control the LG Optimus 2X, now that’s fun

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The next step on our LG Optimus 2X tips and tricks tour is gesture controls. LG has added a choice of various tilts and taps that can make you smartphone do some serious things. It’s a pretty unique feature actually, you won’t see on every other Android smartphone.

Alright now. Let’s play! Read more »

HTC Pyramid has a 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU and 4.3-inch 960×540 screen, headed for T-Mobile USA?

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With all those Tegra 2 headlines becoming the hottest news around we were beginning to wonder when HTC would finally step up and announce a dual-core device of their own. As it just so happens information about such a handset has leaked today and it looks bound for T-Mobile USA for now.

HTC Pyramid

A 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU is big news and the fact that it’s being associated with a line of Snapdragons, announced last summer, you can bet my geek-o-meter hit the roof.

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LG Optimus 2X IPS LCD vs Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL SC-LCD vs Samsung I9000 SuperAMOLED shootout

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With both LG and Samsung pretty keen on bragging about their latest LCD display tech, we decided to put their latest devices through their paces and see how good they really are.

We have both the IPS-packing LG Optimus 2X and the Super Clear LCD-rocking Samsung I9003 Galaxy SL at hand so we set off to comparing and contrasting them. We even threw in a SuperAMOLED unit for good measure.

The LG Optimus 2X uses a new IPS LCD panel, which on paper at least, should be superior to other LCD units. Read more »

Android 3.0 Honeycomb is now official, no smartphone support on the horizon [UPDATED]

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Google just went through their dedicated Andoird event, officially announcing and showcasing Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Android is definitely branching in two directions and Honeycomb won’t be available for smartphones.

Another new thing that came off the press conference was this little cutie – the blue Android bee.
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T-Mobile shows the LG G-Slate 3D tablet and the Galaxy S 4G to the world

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T-Mobile US just introduced officially the Android Honeycomb-ready G-Slate tablet by LG along with full specs and details on their Galaxy S 4G. The focus is without a doubt on the G-slate tablet, which offers a 3D display with 3D stereoscopic video recording, all powered by NVIDIA Tegra2 and the latest Android.

T-Mobile G-Slate and Samsung Galaxy S 4G

The G-Slate is one of the first tablets to pioneer the newest Android 3.0 Honeycomb, which is the first version of Android designed with tablets in mind. The LG tablet has been in the rumor mill for quite some time, but this time it’s the real deal. Read more »

LG Optimus 2X lands at the office in all its Tegra 2 dual-core might, a hands-on video is here

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The future of smartphones is right in front of you. Dual-core processors have arrived to the smartphone world and will most certainly be the thing to have in 2011. What we have here is their pioneer, the Tegra 2-packing LG Optimus 2X.

We imagine that we won’t be surprising too many of you by saying that the Optimus 2X is blazing fast. Read more »

Pink BlackBerry Curve 3G hits the UK, while Amosu crafts a gold Torch 9800

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If you are a RIM fan living in the UK, then we just might have the perfect present for your girlfriend – the pink BlackBerry Curve 3G. The gold Torch 9800 is also worth a look, but it’s surely not your common St. Valentine’s gift.

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