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Mobiado Classic 712 Stealth is a pleasure to your eyes, burning pain to your wallet

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Mobiado has just announced the latest addition to their lineup of luxury phones – the Classic 712 Stealth. Inspired by military stealth aircrafts, the Mobiado Classic 712 Stealth is hand-crafted from exquisite materials like aircraft aluminum and sapphire crystal.

On the feature side the 712 Stealth offers a 2.2” QVGA display, which Mobiado curiously refers to as “large”, a 5 megapixel camera with flash, 3G and integrated GPS. Read more »

Original white iPhone 4 panels on sale, you better hurry up before the seller goes to jail

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An inventive USA teenager has found a way to import to the US lots of original white iPhone 4 panels from Foxconn. He is now selling the complete white conversion kit for 280 US dollars. It’s not cheap, but that’s because it comes with the Retina display included (glued to the front panel) plus you will be one of the very few showing off with original white iPhone 4 – that’s worth something on its own, right?. Just don’t hesitate too long, the guy may soon end up in jail.

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These are the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X7 and X7 mini, or are they?

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Some leaked slides bring us two new members of Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA lineup – and they are both running Windows Phone 7. The two new phones are called XPERIA X7 and XPERIA X7 mini and they offer specs that should make current-gen WP7 devices shiver (if the specs turn out to be the real deal)…

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X7 and XPERIA X7 mini

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Windows Phone 7 kills memory cards on the Samsung Focus

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As you may know Samsung Focus is the only Windows Phone 7-powered phone that officially supports user-exchangeable microSD cards. It’s the exception of the Microsoft’s basic requirements, which strictly forbid any kind of expandable storage.

It seems Microsoft did this for a reason, because the microSD slot on the Samsung Focus may become its big disadvantage instead of a key selling factor.

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Nokia N8 gets Swype, still no split-screen

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Nokia delivered on its promise to extend Swype availability to all Symbian^3 devices. Nokia N8 just joined the C7 in the list of supported handsets and owners of the Finnish flagship can now get the app from the Ovi store.

As before, Swype comes for free, but there is still no support for portrait mode or split screen input. Read more »

Whip out the Sunday barbecue, it’s time to grill us some smartphonies

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The best way to spend the weekend is with some friends and a barbeque. But to make it even more fun use a 10 US dollars BBQ and 1900 US dollars stakes – T-Mobile G2, iPhone 4 and HTC Surround. The result – empty credit cards, questionable Surround winner and angry internet users.

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Microsoft KIN One and Two could be coming back from the dead, to arrive at Verizon in Q4

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The Microsoft KIN phones may have become zombies as they are apparently back from the dead – and into a leaked Verizon roadmap for Q4. The zombified KIN One and Two have lost their pricey data plan – maybe now they’ll be more competitive. Mind you, you’d be still buying a canceled product…

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AT&T giving away Samsung Captivate, HTC Surround and LG Quantum among others for a penny this weekend

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You know what’s better than a high-end smartphone with powerful hardware, running a cool new platform? A high-end smartphone with powerful hardware, running a cool new platform that costs a mere penny, of course.

A deal like that could only be valid if you are willing to sign a two year contract, but unless you are working for Microsoft and are getting one of those babies for free, it still sounds like a no-brainer. Read more »

Bootlace 2.1 can install Android Froyo on your jailbroken iPhone 2G or 3G, no computer needed

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Some developers have snuck in and created Steve Jobs’ worst nightmare – Android 2.2 Froyo port for the iPhone. If you have a jailbroken iPhone 2G or 3G you can install Bootlace 2.1 and run Froyo way earlier than some actual Android smartphones. You don’t need a computer to do it either…

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SuperAMOLED Samsung Galaxy Tab makes a first public appearance, a 4.5-inch SWVGA display brought along

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Samsung know they have something going with that SuperAMOLED technology of theirs and they are not hesitant to use it to their advantage. It appears that the next device to get a taste of those deep blacks and excellent sunlight legibility is the Galaxy Tab tablet. Samsung even showcased a working AMOLED Tab unit at the FPD International event.

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HTC Mozart microSD slot revealed, there’s an 8GB Class 4 card inside

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Another Windows Phone 7 running device is proven guilty of using hidden microSD slot with embedded card instead of integrated flash memory. HTC Mozart’s storage turns out to be an 8GB microSD SanDisk Class 4 card.

In case you want to upgrade it, you’ll first need to tear down the whole phone and then do some software tricks to make it work.

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Samsung Continuum for Verizon announced, Nexus Two still rests in rumorland

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Yesterday’s Samsung Android event in USA was about Verizon’s exclusive Samsung Continuum. Lots of people were rooting for a Nexus Two announcement, but it seems this won’t happen in a while.

Samsung Continuum is the dual-screen Galaxy S we’ve already met in October and is a Verizon exclusive. It packs a 3.4-inch Super AMOLED screen plus 1.8-inch Super AMOLED ticker status display with four capacitive buttons between them. All this occupies the front.

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LG L-03C half-camera, half-phone hybrid has a 12MP snapper with 3x zoom, is for Japan only

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Sometimes I think Japan has all the fun – take this new LG phone for example. The LG L-03C packs a 12MP camera (not that uncommon nowadays), with 3x optical zoom (still very uncommon) – but unless you are a NTT DoCoMo user, you’ll probably never enjoy making a call on an LG point-and-shoot camera…

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Windows Phone 7 ported to HTC HD2, in the dev community we trust

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Ever since the announcement of Windows Phone 7 OS, there was always that nagging question – will the recent (back then!) HTC HD2 will be able to upgrade and run it. Official position was that the HD2 won’t be upgraded to the new OS but it seems the dev community has not been slacking.

The good guys from over the XDA Developers camp already ported Android OS to the HD2 and now, here comes Windows Phone 7. Welcome!

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HTC Desire HD is in our office too, we take it for a quick spin

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From one Desire on to the next. As the Desire Z review is nearing completion, we got a visit from this guy – the HTC Desire HD. In short, it’s a GSM version of the HTC EVO 4G (sans the WiMAX connectivity). Anyway, here’s what we found inside the box…

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