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Apple iPhone 5 promo video is now up, watch it here

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Apple’s event is now over and the company’s website is finally back up to normal operation. It gave us various specs of the new iPhone 5 and also the video that Apple showed during its presentation, so now you can watch it too.

Check out the video, presented by Jony Ive himself along with other famous Apple employees like Scott Forstall and Bob Mansfield. Read more »

Sony Xperia V to feature sensor-on-lens display technology

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Sony has confirmed that the upcoming Xperia V will feature a special sensor-on-lens technology.

This will allow for a decrease in display thickness, as well as for a more direct touch experience with whatever is being displayed. Read more »

Battery test for the Sony Xperia acro S is complete, here are the results

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The Sony Xperia acro S is a rugged dual-core droid with an IP57 certification, but how tough is its battery? It has a capacity of 1910mAh, which is certainly not bad for a phone with a 4.3″ screen.

With the extra durability the acro S offers, you might be tempted to take it outside the safe confines of the city and go hiking in the woods. Will the battery last you long enough to call for help if anything goes wrong? Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 spotted sitting next to a $3,000 metal case

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Apple’s iPhone 5 event is tomorrow, but this doesn’t stop luxurious gadget Gresso from issuing a newsletter advertising its future premium iPhone 5 case today. The iPhone 5 can be seen lying nonchalantly on the photo next to the case.

Dubbed Gresso Revolution, the case is made of solid titanium, which has been selected for its lightness and rigidity. It’s also scratch- and water-resistant thanks to the PVD coating. Read more »

The latest LG Optimus G video ad dabbles in its camera capabilities

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One of the things that get me excited is camera tech and with high-end smartphones such as the LG Optimus G there’s always something to drool about. This latest video by the LG marketing tells us a bit more about the camera technology behind the 13MP snapper on the LG Optimus G.

In similar fashion to the previous set of LG Optimus G videos, this new spot makes rather bold claims about the the Optimus G capabilities, touting it as having “the world’s best camera module technology”. And if that ain’t something… Read more »

This userland iPhone 5 video is as close to the real deal as we’ll see before Wednesday

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By now even my grandma knows the new iPhone will be announced on Wednesday (and it took me a good half an hour on the phone to explain what’s an iPhone). My point is one of the hottest industry events is just around the corner and the rumor soup has already reached a boiling point. Things get frantic and for the casual reader it gets pretty hard to follow all the rumored leads and suggested features.

It’s exactly cases like this, when there’s nothing better than a nice, fake iPhone 5 ad to get us through the latest rumors in a quick and informative way. And kudos to the author, as this is one nicely done video. Read more »

Galaxy Note 10.1 and Tab 2 7.0 get a Jelly Bean OTA ROM leak

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Android 4.1.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is now available via a leak of an pre-release OTA update of the new Jelly Bean build.

Before you jump aboard, however, you need to make sure you have a specific firmware version for either tablet. Read more »

New photos of Apple’s alleged new 8-pin USB jack compare it to microUSB

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New leaked photos of Apple’s new USB interface jack show it’s about the same size as microUSB jacks. So far we’ve seen a lot of iPhone 5 leaks showing reference designs distributed among Chinese sources, and all of them suggest Apple is switching to a smaller size jack for the next iPhone (reportedly for the iPad mini too).

So hot on the heels of these leaks, come these photos of Apple USB cables, showing in detail the new connector plug Apple would use.

Of course, before we see the thing announced for real next week on September 12, we’ll never know for sure, but these shots seem quite believable on their own. Read more »

LG flaunts its headlining Optimus G in a series of short videos

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The LG Optimus G will be LG’s top smartphone this holiday season and as we’re getting closer to its market launch (reportedly, later this month), the company is eager to keep its device in the headlines.

The company has published a nice set of short video ads this week, meant to show you more about the phone. As a quick specs recap, the LG Optimus G runs on the latest quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 processor with a top-of-the-line Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM.

Other important features include a 4.7-inch, 720p True HD IPS display, a 13 megapixel camera, a 2,100mAh battery and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Read more »

Here’s what the Nokia Lumia 920 PureMotion HD+ display tech is all about

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Yesterday, we talked in length about the new variation of the PureView technology found on the new Nokia Lumia 920. But that’s not the only new feature that Nokia introduced with the phone.

Nokia also announced a display related feature that they like to call PureMotion technology. We are about to find out what it is and how it will help you in real life. Read more »

Motorola DROID RAZR M dropped by right after its announcement, here’s the hands-on

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Announced at yesterday’s glitzy event, the Verizon Wireless exclusive Motorola DROID RAZR M is the first of the trio of announced devices to become commercially available. The LTE sporting handset is the baby in the new DROID RAZR family, but don’t be deceived – it is just as powerful as its bigger brothers.

The Motorola DROID RAZR M is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, featuring two Krait CPU cores, clocked at 1.5GHz. Read more »

The amazing science behind the Nokia Lumia 920 camera – the second phase of PureView

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The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with an immense amount of camera innovation. It’s the first time we see a cameraphone with real optical image stabilization system in place and surprise, surprise… it doesn’t come with a huge hump on its back. While only having 8MP of maximum image resolution, the Nokia Lumia 920 also wows with the high-quality Carl Zeiss optics, a last-gen backlit image sensor, multi-aspect shooting, the extra wide viewing angle (up to 26mm in 16:9 mode), a new type of high power/short pulse LED flash and finally, the extra bright F2.0 aperture.

As you see, with the Nokia Lumia 920, PureView development has zoomed on low light performance rather than class leading sharpness and dynamic range. But the results we get should be as impressive as ever. It’s just that this time Nokia’s R&D team is focusing in another direction. Read more »

A Nokia VP explains why Lumia 920 lacks a microSD slot

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Nokia’s yesterday announcement shook the mobile world for sure, one way or another. The new flagship, Lumia 920, managed both to impress and get involved in a PR scandal.

Then you learn that the Lumia 920’s PureView camera lacks the monstrous sensor the 808 PureView has, instead it relies on other kind of magic. And finally, the smartphone lacks memory expansion slot. You probably wonder why that is. After all Windows Phone 8 introduced support for microSD slots. Read more »

Synaptics tech is behind Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 amazing super sensitive touch

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For the nerds among us, finding how stuff works has been a never-ending adventure. The demos of the Super Sensitive Touch technology on the newly announced Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 were really impressive in their own right. Operating touchscreens with a nail or even with a glove on seems amazing. But it’s even more interesting to see how they made that possible.

The secret behind it is Synaptics new ClearPad capacitive touchscreen sensing technology. It’s actually the latest development in the Synaptics ClearPad Series 3 portfolio, which has been around for quite some time now. In fact, ClearPad Series 3 touch technology has already been implemented in top smartphones such as the HTC One X or the Sony Xperia P.

But the Lumias use an even more advanced version – the Synaptics ClearPad 3250. As the latest in the ClearPad Series 3 portfolio, this innovative product allows the new Lumias’ screens to automatically recognize bare skin, gloves or fingernails and the controller optimizes the touch configuration accordingly on the fly. Read more »

The original Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 gets new goodies thanks to a software update

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The original Samsung Galaxy Note was not left in the cold now that the sequel has been announced. The new Ice Cream Sandwich ROM N7000XXLRQ with a timestamp of 28.08.2012 is reportedly available to users in Germany via KIES or OTA and also as a direct download to everyone by the XDA community.

The novelties include an updated user interface – much like the one you may have seen on the Galaxy S III – and S-Cloud integration. Also the gallery has received the sidebar look that we saw first on the recently announced Note II. Read more »