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Microsoft’s Turtle and Pure to be unveiled on 12 April

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Do you happen to remember the phones that Microsoft were said to be developing, Turtle and Pure? Their images surfaced good six months ago but there is still no information on their features. It appears that this is about to change in a few days since both devices are expected to be announced on 12 April.

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Android 2.1 powered LG LU2300 preps for the South Korean market, caught in the wild

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Yet another Android-powered smartphone has been caught in the wild. What appears to be the next LG multimedia powerhouse just posed for a couple of live shots. The rumored LG LU2300 is said to hit the stores in South Korea in April or May.

The slider packs a side-slide 4-row QWERTY keyboard, a D-pad and large 3.5″ capacitive AMOLED touchscreen of WVGA resolution (800 x 480 pixels). It is expected to run on the Android OS v2.1 and to come with a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU on board. Read more »

Design by Community week 4: is mind-control the pinch zoom of the future?

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Another week, another Design by Community challenge – imagine the OS that will bring the crowd-designed phone. The Operating system part of Design by Community was voted most exciting by the users.

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Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica joins the review queue in its Android 2.1 outfit

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Five out of six review articles that we published this month have been of Android devices but if you thought we are about to run out of test subjects you are wrong. We should be ready with the LG GW620 out-and-out review tomorrow but until then let me show you what’s coming after it.

To follow next week is the Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica. The handset just received its official Android 2.1 update and we are pretty eager to give it a try. We have prepared a short video demonstrating the Galaxy Spica in action to give you an idea of what to expect from the review. Read more »

Mobile data usage in 2015 will grow 40 times, over half of that will be mobile video

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The year is 2015 – only five years from now. The Mayans were wrong and the world didn’t end in 2012. The data traffic from mobile phones in the US alone has plummeted to 327 petabytes a month, up from the measly 8 PB/mo way back in 2010.

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The HTC EVO 4G better show us some GSM love

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The HTC EVO 4G (a.k.a. Supersonic) is one uber-smartphone. Slim, sleek, powerful and smart. It’s only that it works over CDMA networks only and we don’t have much of those here in Europe. Instead we stick to GSM networks and that’s one of the reasons our primary website is called The “Arena” thing was chosen with the old gladiator arenas in mind. We like to think that our website is where various GSM phones meet and clash in a battle for your attention. But I digress…

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The Apple iPhone 4G a.k.a. iPhone HD display poses for a video

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As the announcement of the next-gen iPhone (whatever it’s called) gets closer – rumors how it will look like start piling quickly. Now we get a glimpse of what it front will look like. Its display posed for a few pics a couple of months ago and now it even appeared on a video.

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Design by Community week 3: Materials and paint jobs. Hot rod flames FTW!

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Exotic metals and custom paint jobs. What am I talking about? Well, the Design by Community week 3 of course. This week we’re talking materials, now that we’ve picked the display, the size and the form factor in the past weeks…

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 fated to be multi-touchless forever, its hardware is to blame

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There was hope that the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 will get multi-touch support through a future software update but now this hope is gone. The XPERIA X10 hardware is to blame for the lack of multi-touch and no software update can fix that.

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Quick mobile graphics performance comparison

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Desktop graphics isn’t as competitive as it used to be. Most users can buy a $70 card and it will be good enough for everything they do. With mobile phones however, the graphics performance field is heating up, especially with the iPhone eating into Nintendo DS and Sony PSP sales.

Android and Me has put together a quick comparison of the graphics chips of some of the top dogs in the Android world, the iPhone 3GS and I’ll throw in a few other phones as well as well…

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InVisage Technologies announce camera sensors with 4x light sensitivity, cameraphones lovers rejoice

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Technology developer InVisage Technologies has developed an image sensor that can offer four times better light sensitivity than the traditional silicone-based CCD and CMOS sensors. That has become possible through the usage of quantum dots (nanocrystals wrapped in a polymer film) instead of silicon photodiodes.

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The Football – Real Kick: table football the iPhone way

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You’ve gotta see this to believe it! I know that the iPhone lacks lots of features that even times cheaper phones have but how about that: the iPhone brings table football to a new level allowing you to play using only your phone, a tiny Styrofoam ball and the Football – Real Kick app. See how it works.

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Gresso lets customers personalize their own luxury phones

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The Russians from Gresso have just redefined luxury phones. While others would only engrave your name or initials on your future luxury mobile phone, Gresso will also let you mix different materials to make it truly unique.

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Android breathing LG GW620 pays us a visit, demo video inside

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The Android family is getting larger by the day. Just after the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 landed at ours, we have received the LG GW620. It packs handy sliding-out full QWERTY keyboard following the GW-series tradition.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 lands at ours, the demo video awaits you

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 will hit the shelves any moment now and just before that it pays our office a visit. We are pleased to meet again, this time with an almost *retail* sample. I can assure you we will take best care for it and the X10 will be inspected thoroughly.

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