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HTC Android phone for Verizon packs GSM support, 1.2GHz CPU?

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Well, maybe we won’t be getting dual-core CPU’s on smartphones any time soon, but we may pass the 1GHz barrier next year. New rumors talk about an HTC Android for Verizon with a 1.2GHz CPU and get this – support for CDMA and GSM…

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Android 2.2 a.k.a. Froyo to arrive at Motorola DROID X by early September?

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While the DROID is already tasting Froyo, its bigger bro, the DROID X, will have to wait for another month to finally get the awaited Android 2.2 update.

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HTC Desire with S-LCD screen meets one with AMOLED, they go head to head

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As you might have heard AMOLED screens are in short supply. This has forced some manufacturers to switch to S-LCD even for existing models. HTC Desire is one of the affected phones and a side-by-side of the old AMOLED packing Desire and the new S-LCD one show how the two technologies stack up…

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Sexy Motorola GLAM launched in South Korea

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OK, Motorola might not know when is the perfect time to release a software update, but the company sure knows how to make outstandingly good looking phones (nope, I don’t mean that Grasp thing). Just take a look at the sexy Moto GLAM. It’s coming to South Korea any moment now and, hopefully, to us, in Europe, a tad later.

Now, that my MILESTONE is gone (two weeks after I purchased it, I just couldn’t get over waiting until the end of September to finally see what Froyo is like), there is enough room in my heart for another high-tech device. Would that be the GLAM which was launched the other day in South Korea?

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Benchmark results for HTC Glacier found, dual-core CPU and T-Mobile launch suspected

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An HTC Glacier appeared on a benchmarking site – and despite its name scored some pretty sweet results. We don’t know much about the Glacier though people are already spinning theories of dual-core CPUs and what not, though I don’t think this is the case…

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Want some USB file transfers functionality on your iOS 4 device? Look again, it’s right there!

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The iOS 4 brought many changes and new features to all the compatible devices. We just unearthed a new feature that has so far laid low below our radar. It obviously skipped the official praises by Apple as well and you only get to see it once you install a compatible application from the Apple AppStore.

But without further ado, I present you… drag-and-drop file transfers from any desktop computer to any iOS device (incl. iPad) over a cable USB connection. No syncing needed. How’s that for a start? Read more »

Windows Phone 7 coming to Europe in October, then to the US in November

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It’s been how what, three years since Windows Mobile 6 hit the scene? The wait for version 7 is nearing an end (though they’ve swapped “Mobile” for “Phone”). Microsoft’s COO Kevin Turner spilled the beans that Windows Phone 7 will arrive in the October-November time frame…

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Antennagate continued: Apple removes page with videos of other phones suffering from signal drops

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It’s always nice to see that big, successful companies don’t get into a childish “you suck” anti-campaigns… oh, wait. Feeling the pressure of everyone criticizing the iPhone 4 antenna Apple decided to post a few videos demonstrating that other phones have similar issues too.

Apple antenna engineer locked in a dungeon (I’m kidding, this is Apple’s expensive test chamber)

Other companies responded with “don’t try to drag us into your own mess” type of press releases and some clever puns. Well, now it’s over – Apple have pulled the page with the mud slinging videos… Read more »

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini and X10 mini pro get rooted

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Another couple has just joined the happy family of rooted Android-powered devices. Guys, say Hi to the rooted Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini and its QWERTY-fied twin, the X10 mini pro.

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Sprint will roll out Android 2.2 Froyo update for HTC Evo 4G starting 3 August

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If you’re running an HTC Evo 4G on US Sprint’s network you can get your spoons out and prepare for Froyo dessert. Starting on 3 August (next Tuesday), the Android 2.2 update will begin rolling out bring some tasty new features to the uber-smarphone…

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LG Optimus Z rocks Snapdragon CPU and Froyo, to be found only in South Korea

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LG has launched the LG Optimus Z, which goes for the current high-end Snapdroid formula – a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU running Android 2.1 Eclair. The LG Optimus Z is 11.05mm thin and encased in matte-finish metal and… oh, wait it’s South Korea only. Well, for those of you who live in South Korea, here’s what else the Optimus Z has to offer…

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Chinese HTC Androids come with the Android 2.2 a.k.a. Froyo out of the box

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Up until now HTC devices have been sold across China under the Dopod brand (Dopod being a subsidiary of HTC). However, the Taiwanese company decided that its name, HTC, is already popular enough in China to start selling there HTC-branded devices. And the Android-based among them will feature Android’s latest Froyo right out of the box.

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iPhone’s jailbreaking and unlocking is declared legal in the USA

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Apple lost the battle about its iPhone DRM. Starting today iPhone’s jailbreak and unlock are now part of the DMCA and are considered “fair use” of the device.

If you are an iPhone/iPod Touch user, you should hold your excitement just yet.
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Three different looks for the community designed Nokia U, voting now open

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Design by Community is nearing an end – it’s at the penultimate step, which by the way I find the most interesting. The fictional Nokia U was designed from the ground up by popular vote (including the name) and now as Nokia Conversations always promised they’ve released three sketches to pick the final design – again by voting…

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The second iPhone 4 wave hits this Friday, 17 more countries to join up

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Apple launches iPhone 4 in 17 more countries this Friday. iPhone 4 is currently available in USA, UK, France, Germany and Japan.

Apple will launch the iPhone 4 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland this Friday, 30 July. For now the countries will be getting only the black version. The white one remains with a “when it’s done” status.
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