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15-inch MacBook Air coming in Q1 2012, a 17-inch version to follow

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Some juicy rumors from the realm of Mac just surfaced online. According to the often reliable DigiTimes, Apple will be launching a 15″ MacBook Air at the start of 2012.

The 15″ MacBook Air will come to support the 11.6″ and 13″ versions in their fight against the Ultrabook army, which is quickly growing in numbers. Read more »

ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 chipset demoed on video, will power Sony Ericsson’s upcoming Nypon smartphone

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The chipset of the upcoming Sony Ericsson LT22i Nypon smartphone made its first public appearance as several demo videos appeared. The ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 chipset comes with a couple of Cortex-A9 cores, clocked at 1GHz and a Mali-400MP GPU.

Unsurprisingly, it was shown to run the latest version of Android – 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Presumably, ICS will be the OS of choice for the Sony Ericsson Nypon, when it comes out next year. Read more »

Tegra 3-powered Acer Iconia Tab A701 and A700 leak, carry FullHD displays

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We just got word on what might be the next big thing in the tablet world. Or rather things, as the leak involves two Android-running slates. Acer Iconia Tab A701 and Iconia Tab A700 are a couple of monster devices running on the Tegra 3 chipset, featuring a quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU.

Yet we feel that the displays of the two slates will be what proves to be their key selling point. We are talking 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution here. That’s FullHD in 16:10 aspect, which is unprecedented in the tablet world. Read more »

HTC Android tablet rocking Tegra 3 should make an appearance at MWC ’12

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It’s not exactly shocking, but Chinese newspaper Commercial Times has published a report saying that HTC will announce its first Tegra 3 powered tablet at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next year.

According to the paper, at MWC in February, the Taiwanese-based manufacturer will not only announce an Android tablet, but two Android smartphones too. Could one of them be the recently leaked HTC Edge? Read more »

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD in the works, 720p screen and 1080p video recording on board

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We got an interesting tip from one of our readers, about the upcoming Sony Ericsson flagship. The handset, which he refers to as Sony Ericsson Arc HD (though the final name will probably be different) is said to come with a 720p screen (that’s 1280 x 720 pixels) and support FullHD video recording.

A pretty cool feature of the Sony Ericsson (or just Sony, if the deal goes through before the announcement) Xperia Arc HD will be the option to capture full-res still shots while recording video. That would allow you to capture the most interesting moments of your videos in full resolution without interrupting the videos themselves. Read more »

LG Optimus U1 to be the company’s first Android ICS smartphone?

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We just got wind of some photos of an upcoming LG smartphone, which is yet to be announced. The device will reportedly be called LG Optimus U1 and will be the company’s first handset to run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

Our anonymous tipster didn’t give us any more details and we cannot confirm the authenticity of the image, but we couldn’t find anything wrong with it so we’re giving it the benefit of doubt. Plus, this one looks like a Korea-bound smartphone, judging by its design and it would make perfect sense for LG to release a handset called Optimus U1 there. Read more »

Samsung allegedly chosen to supply the next-gen Apple A6 CPU, regardless of legal quarrels

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An insider source has apparently disclosed to The Korea Times that Apple is indeed counting on Samsung to produce its quad-core custom A6 processor that should be showcased in the next iPhone and iPad incarnations – whether 5 and 3 or something involving the letter “S” and so forth.

A supposed exec from an Apple parts supplier has said that Apple is in talks with Samsung over the shipments of its A6 processor and that Apple still views Samsung as a “critical business partner”. Read more »

The Ice Cream Sandwich statue settles into the Google’s backyard, shot with a Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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As all Android fans should be familiar by now, every Android release is marked with a beautiful mascot in the Google headquarters’ backyard. The Ice Cream Sandwich is also nearing its release (October 19, anyone?), so it makes sense we see its statue already standing among its siblings.

Following the tradition, Google has released a 30s. video dedicated to setting up the Ice Cream Sandwich statue. Here it is: Read more »

LG Doubleplay for T-Mobile press images surface, show two screens and 4G connectivity

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A press image of the yet unannounced LG Doubleplay for T-Mobile US (which we first saw under the assumed name ‘Flip II’) just appeared online and gave us a clearer view of what the upcoming droid will look like. The peculiar QWERTY slider will pack a couple of screens – a HVGA main one and a secondary display of unknown resolution on the QWERTY.

Other specs of the T-Mobile Doubleplay that we know include a 5 MP camera, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. That logo on the screen also shows that there’s 4G connectivity, which in T-Mobile’s case couldn’t be anything but HSPA+. Read more »

Motorola & Verizon hint at something Faster, Thinner, Smarter and Stronger coming October 18th

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It would appear that something special will be coming out of Verizon and Motorola’s goodie bag later this month as they hint at a ‘big innovation’ to be unveiled at 12pm on October 18th.

As the invite suggests, the device in question will be faster, thinner, smarter and stronger than assumedly, whatever its predecessor was. Read more »

Nexus Prime boot animation caught on a Droid Bionic [VIDEO]

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OK, so this may not make up for the delay to the Samsung/Google ‘Unpacked’ event that we had been expecting, but chief of staff at, P3Droid has another piece of Nexus Prime/Ice Cream Sandwich goodness to add to the pile.

tweaked image of ics boot animation on droid bionic

The above screenshot and the video to follow show the very cool looking boot animation taken from P3Droid’s Motorola Droid Bionic, which he has running a leaked ROM of ICS destined for the Nexus Prime. Take a look.

Update, October 10: Samsung Galaxy S II does the boot animation too.
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Sony Ericsson Nozomi and Aoba somewhat confirmed, HD screens and dual-core 1.5GHz CPUs inside

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We already encountered with the Nozomi rumors twice and we are kind of familiar with its awesome specs – a 4.3-inch 720p screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 12 megapixel camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Today another leak sheds more light on the Nozomi, but also reveals another device called Aoba. Read more »

Nokia Meltemi Episode 3: It’s a Linux-based S40 replacement after all

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OK, I admit the Meltemi case has become awkward. First it was the good news about Nokia working on a Linux-based project called Meltemi to replace the S40 platform. Then all of a sudden we found out The Register has already revealed months ago that the Meltemi is actually the codename for Nokia’s Windows Phone project.

Yesterday, The Register controverted its April news and confirmed that Meltemi is indeed a Linux-based replacement for the S40 platform. Read more »

Will the Nokia Ace Windows Phone be called ‘Lumia 800′?

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We just found out that the Nokia Sea Ray, the first Windows Phone handset from the Finnish manufacturer, will supposedly be called ‘Sun’. There are at least a couple of other WP7 Nokia phones in the rumor mill and one of them might be called ‘Lumia’.

Occasional Gamer, who develop games for Windows Phone, have a stats page with a long list of phones. One of them is the Sea Ray, but there’s also the Nokia Lumia 800. Read more »

Will the iPhone 4S rid Apple of the Antennagate woes by launch time?

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For some early adopters of last year’s iPhone 4, one question that undoubtedly needed answering was, will the iPhone 4S suffer from the same Antennagate issues as it predecessor?

no more deathgrip on the new iPhone 4S

Amidst the talk of Siri, the ‘all new’ camera design, and the developments in the iPod market, one small section of yesterdays keynote was devoted to the antennae design on the new iPhone 4S. Read more »