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Burn: Motorola targets the Galaxy S III in its latest RAZR HD ad

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Motorola seems eager to beef with Samsung’s top dog Galaxy S III.

Moto went to its website and Facebook page to promote its DROID RAZR HD and mention in what ways it makes the Galaxy S III seem like a thing from the past. Read more »

Nexus 4 works on LTE in some US cities

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The Nexus 4 does not officially support LTE, at least according to specs provided by Google, but it does include a deactivated LTE antenna that operates on a 1700MHz band.

Sure enough, some of the clever hackers over at xda-developers have figured out how to turn it on and get LTE capabilities on some networks. Read more »

Samsung releases second video showing off the Galaxy S III Premium Suite

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Samsung recently released the first video demonstrating the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy S III that brings with it Samsung’s Premium Suite of applications, which are basically features that were previously exclusive to the Galaxy Note II.

Now they have released the second and what seems like the last video in the series, that showcases a few more features in this rather feature packed update. Read more »

Oppo’s English language website goes live ahead of the Find 5 formal announcement

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With the official announcement of the full HD display sporting, ultra slim Oppo Find 5 smartphone imminent, the Chinese manufacturer has launched a dedicated English language website. This occurrence should hardly catch anyone by surprise given Oppo’s already confirmed ambitions for international success.

The website offers an email sign-up sheet for an Oppo newsletter, as well as dedicated products, press, and forums links. Read more »

Samsung releases two official hands-on videos for the Ativ S

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The Windows Phone 8-running Ativ S is yet to be released, but Samsung is already starting to warm up for the launch.

The Ativ S should go on sale some time this month, but Samsung is yet to confirm the first countries to get its WP8 smartphone. That probably won’t take long as the company has already started its marketing campaign on the device. Two newly uploaded videos demonstrate pretty much everything the Ativ S can tempt you with. Read more »

HTC Butterfly ad spends 2 minutes subtly implying that the phone is awesome

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HTC’s Butterfly, the droid with the 5″ 1080p screen, started off in Japan, moved to the US and has now finally gone international. It keeps the same cool specs as the country-specific versions, including the high-res S-LCD3 and the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset.

But instead of telling you about it, it’s easier to show it with this video ad for the HTC Butterfly. Read more »

Samsung showcases Galaxy S III Premium Suite upgrade in a video

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We reported a few days ago about the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy S III, which brings with it Samsung’s Premium Suite features, features that are basically borrowed from the bigger Galaxy Note II.

Now Samsung has released a video that showcases some of the features in this Premium Suite upgrade. It’s a multi-part series of videos and the first of the lot has been uploaded on YouTube. Read more »

It’s Jelly Beans for dinner – the Google Nexus 4 comes to our office

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The Google Nexus 4 is a much sought after phone, but we finally managed to secure a review unit. As usual, we’re going to take it for a quick spin in front of our camera before we get to writing our review.

While the quad-core Krait processor and the 4.7″ WXGA screen are great, we have to admit we spent quite a while just playing with the back. Read more »

One of a kind Samsung Mobile Store opens in Paris

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Samsung opened its first Samsung Mobile Store in Paris, France on December 1. It’s dedicated to mobile devices only and offers a similar experience and support as the Apple’s Retail Stores.

The store spreads to 170 square meters and you can find and try every one of the latest Samsung’s smartphones, players, slates, portable cameras and notebooks. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 620 promo video shows the Lumia-exclusive features and many color options

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Nokia just unveiled a third member of its Windows Phone 8 lineup, the Nokia Lumia 620. It’s a budget offering that will take on the HTC Windows Phone 8S. Anyway, the first promo video for Nokia’s new phone is out and it offers a glimpse at the looks of the phone and its many colors (7 in total).

The video also goes over the exclusive features that the 620 is getting for being a part of the Lumia range. Read more »

The Sony Xperia E and Xperia E Dual video ads go live in FullHD

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Hot on the heels of just announced Xperia E and Xperie E Dual we now have their first video ads.

We’re not talking high-end devices here, but rather simple smartphones that won’t break the bank. Read more »

Microsoft kicks off #DroidRage again, asks for your Android malware horror stories

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Last year in December we reported about the #DroidRage trend that Microsoft started on Twitter, asking Android users their horror stories about using their phones and the people with the best stories would get a free Windows Phone 7 device.

This year, they are back again with the same hashtag, asking Android users for their best/worst Android malware horror stories. They haven’t exactly mentioned what prize the winners will be getting, only referring to it as a ‘get well present’ but it’s likely that it will be a Windows Phone again this year. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 920 goes through our battery tests, here’s how it did

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The Nokia Lumia 920 brings big innovations in mobile tech with its PureMotion HD+ display and optically stabilized Carl Zeiss camera lens, but what about the battery? It’s a 2000mAh unit – more or less on the same level as the Android flagships and the biggest Nokia has put in a smartphone.

But is it enough? How does it compare with the Lumia 820? Armed with a watch, a calculator and patience we set off to find out. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note II gets a 6400mAh battery, takes a shot at immortality

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The 3100mAh battery unit of the Samsung Galaxy Note II already propelled it to an impressive endurance rating in our battery test. I do however, reckon that there might be some users out there who would appreciate some extra juice at their disposal – just in case they need to jump start their car in a cold winter morning. Mugen Power’s humongous 6400mAh battery is aiming at those Galaxy Note II owners.

The laptop worthy battery unit is scheduled to ship on December 21, priced at a hair less than $100. Read more »

Voice-over-LTE tests show it uses double the power of regular 2G CDMA voice calls

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Everyone is talking about how fast the 4G LTE data speeds are but most people seem to have forgotten that 4G was supposed to bring a new VoIP-based calling to replace the old circuit-switched 2G and 3G systems. So, why isn’t Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) here yet? The answer seems to be battery life.

In the US, one carrier does support VoLTE and Spirent-Metrico ran tests comparing it to good ol’ CDMA. Read more »