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Samsung Spain offers free keyboard dock with Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab

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Keyboard accessories seem quite popular with tablets – the iPad has one, the Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab has one too. And if you buy a Galaxy Tab in Spain you can have one too – for free…

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Now official: Windows Phone 7 to get some HTC Sense treatment after all, tethering – not possible

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The good news first – HTC’s CEO Peter Chou confirmed there will be Sense UI into the company’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 devices, it just won’t be the way we are used to. Here is his full statement:

“I don’t think we would do complete Sense UI on Windows Phone 7. However, I will say that we will innovate differently to improve the experience and to get some HTC unique and differentiated experience on Windows Phone 7 in the future.”

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Sony Ericsson says goodbye to Symbian

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Aldo Liguori from Sony Ericsson UK spoke to BusinessWeek and said that the company has no plans of creating any more Symbian-based devices.

It does not sound conclusive, but it seems Nokia is alone for now. Let’s hope Symbian^3 and its successors will have the power to draw back some of its fans.
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The Mozilla Seabird phone concept is a glimpse in the future, and has a nice video demo too

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Mozilla Seabird is a conceptual phone, unfortunately. After watching its video, you will want a time machine for sure.

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Samsung and US carrier MetroPCS launch first 4G LTE enabled phone – the Samsung Craft

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Phone advertisements have been quite liberal with the term “4G”. Most of the time they mean fast HSPA or WiMAX, rather than actual 4G connectivity – which in the case of GSM is non other than LTE. But Samsung and US carrier MetroPCS have joined forces to bring true 4G on a mobile handset.

Meet the multi-mode Samsung SCH-r900 Craft. Read more »

Nokia 5230 gets overclocked to 800MHz, makes Ovi Maps load much faster

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The Nokia 5230 (a.k.a. Nuron in the US) is one of the cheapest ways to get a full-blown SatNav system. It’s got a GPS, free voice-guided navigation with offline maps (that is you don’t need an Internet connection as you go) and you can buy it for about 120 euro (160 USD).

However that 434MHz CPU it’s got under its bonnet, sure takes its time to launch Ovi Maps. But if you overclock it to, say, 800MHz that will make it faster – and someone already made it happen… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab Official Demo video is here to show you what the tablet is all about

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Okay, okay, I know this isn’t as good as trying it in person, but, at least for the next few days, that’s all we get. Samsung just published an official demo video, showing their Android-running tablet performance and cool features.

According to Samsung the purpose of the video is to objectively present the key features of the Galaxy Tab so no “graphic effects” (I’m not sure that’s exactly what they meant) have been applied. Anyway this video should give you an excellent idea of what the Galaxy Tab real-life performance will be like.
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Triple-core 1.5GHz Marvel CPU amazes the smartphone world

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Because even the most powerful hardware currently available on the market can’t hold a candle to what Marvel just announced. So unless you want to start seriously hating your current smartphone I suggest you stop reading now.

No, I’m kidding, of course, read further down for more info.
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Feast your eyes on this full-length HTC Desire HD promo video

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HTC was only unveiled recently. Now we get to see a 7-minute promo video of the new smartphone as an appetizer before you actually get to play with it in the store.

HTC Desire HD

The HTC Desire HD is the GSM version of the US-dwelling HTC Evo 4G. It runs on Android 2.2 with the latest Sense UI and it’s got a 4.3 inches of touchscreen and 8 megapixels worth of a camera that sports 720p video recording.
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Samsung and AVEDA cosmetics launch Galaxy S Femme in pink

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Samsung and the US cosmetic company AVEDA will launch a limited pink version of Galaxy S in Taiwan. Galaxy S Femme will come with AVEDA traveling cosmetic kit, travel kit voucher and 4GB microSD card packed with AVEDA’s cosmetic advises about women’s skin and hair.

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Facebook might be working on a phone (Update: Not really)

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Long story short. Facebook is building something secretly from its employees and only the high-level management is familiar with the project. The secret project is about software development and Joe Hewitt and Matthew Papakipos are working on it. Hewitt previously created the Facebook iPhone app and the Facebook iPhone website plus the popular Firefox extension Firebug. He’s also worked in Netscape during the creation of Firefox. Papakipos on the other side is a former member of the Chrome OS team (HTML5 was his specialty) plus he’s been involved in some hardware projects.

So about that Facebook phone…
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The Sony Ericsson XPERIA family Android update roadmap leaks

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After the video from the other day demonstrating a Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 running Android 2.1 now we get to take a look at the XPERIA family Android update roadmap, which surfaced recently. The bad news is there is no word on Froyo updates headed for the XPERIA family members.

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Xcover 271 (B2710) is Samsung’s most rugged phone to date

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Samsung B2710 Xcover 271 is one tough little phone. It is IP67 certified for shock, dust and water resistance and it can keep its breath for up to 30 minutes submerged into 1 meter deep water. Cool, right? I’d gladly take it for an underwater photography session.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 with the Android 2.1 on board caught on video

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The Android 2.1 update for Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 should be released any moment now but, apparently, some of the X10 smartphone out there have already had their Eclairs. One of them posed for a short video. Wanna see it?

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Nokia E7, C7 and C6-01 8 megapixel cameras are fixed focus only! Are they kidding us?

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Now who saw that one coming? When Nokia announced the C6-01, C7 and E7 everyone was so excited about their HD-capable 8 megapixel shooters that the fact that they lack of autofocus somehow slipped away even from our usual scrutiny.

Bummer! Photography might not be all about macro shots but still a good percentage of all shots are from distances shorter than 1 meter. And as it turns out the C7 will be unable to deliver in those cases. The E7 and C6-01 are quoted to have 50 cm as its closest focus distance but it still doesn’t come anywhere near true autofocus. Read more »