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Asus announces Fonepad Note phablet with 6″ 1080p screen, stylus and dual-core Atom CPU

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The Asus Fonepad raised a lot of eyebrows when it was announced – a 7″ tablet with phone aspirations, which was too underpowered to gain major traction. Yet the company seems undeterred as it today announced the Asus Fonepad Note, a 6″ phablet.

Just like the original Fonepad, this is an Intel-powered Android device but the specs are a lot more alluring. Read more »

ASUS announces Transformer Pad Infinity, MeMO Pad FHD 10 and MeMO Pad HD7

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ASUS has just announced three new Android tablets at Computex 2013. The first of the trio is an update to last year’s Transformer Pad Infinity. The new one runs on the NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC with 1.9GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU and the 72-core GeForce GPU.

Other features of the Transformer Pad Infinity include a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 resolution IPS display, 2GB RAM, 32GB built-in memory, 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.2 megapixel front camera, both with auto-focus, USB 3.0 port, SD card slot, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi with Miracast support and Bluetooth 3.0+EDR. Read more »

Acer announces Iconia W3, the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet

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We have seen it leak a few times before but now it’s finally official. Acer has taken the wraps off the Iconia W3, the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet.

The Iconia W3 has an 8.1-inch, 1280 x 800 resolution display. It is powered by an Intel Atom Z2760 processor and is available in 32GB and 64GB variants. Other features include 2 megapixel camera on the front and back, micro HDMI out, micro USB port for connecting accessories such as USB drives, keyboards and mice (with an adapter, of course), microSD card slot and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 928 paid us a visit, the unboxing video is inside

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The Nokia Lumia 928 is Verizon’s long awaited top shelf Windows Phone 8 smartphone by the Finnish company. The LTE handset is also the first member of the Nokia Lumia family to feature a xenon flash.

The Nokia Lumia 928 features a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 SoC and a gig of RAM. Read more »

‘Contra: Evolution’ for iOS and Android game review

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You can’t call yourself a gamer if you never played Contra. Released back in 1987 for the NES, Contra went on to become a cult classic and one of the best 2D side-scrolling action adventure games of all time that every gamer has a soft spot for.

Now, after all these years, developer PunchBox Studios has finally decided to remake this popular title for the mobile platform, starting with an iOS version. [Update: An Android version is now available on the Play Store.] Titled Contra: Evolution, the game features updated visuals and some new gameplay elements while keeping the original story and levels intact. But will it be able to recreate the magic of the original? Let’s find out. Read more »

HTC One’s upcoming Android 4.2.2 update with Sense 5.0 gets detailed

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Screenshots and details of the much awaited Android 4.2.2 update with Sense 5.0 for the HTC One have made the rounds. The upcoming OS update is bound to bring a host of welcome UI changes to the Taiwanese flagship.

Leading the way are the extended quick settings and a percentage battery level indicator as seen in the screenshots above. Read more »

BlackBerry Q10 goes through our battery test hoops, promises long texting sessions

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The BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 duo have the tough job of making the company relevant again. As we found out in our BlackBerry Z10 review, it’s very good phone overall, but merely mediocre as far as its battery performance is concerned.

We’ll see how the BlackBerry Q10 matches its brother in our full-blown review, which is coming very soon, but for now, we’ll concentrate on its battery endurance. Read more »

‘Fish Out Of Water!’ for iOS game review

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Fish Out Of Water! is the latest creation from Halfbrick Studios, the people who brought us two simple but highly addictive games – Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride.

In their newest game, you will be flinging fish out of the water and then depending upon how far they go you earn a score. Sounds simple, just like the other two games. But does this game have the same fun factor as well? Let’s find out. Read more »

Huawei Ascend Mate arrives at HQ, poses for our camera

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Huawei Ascend Mate has just made it to out office. It’s the company’s largest smartphone up to date with a 6.1-inch IPS+ 720p display. The Mate is powered by Huawei’s home-brewed K3V2 chip, which has a quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A9 processor, 16-core graphics and 2GB of RAM.

The Ascend Mate runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS skinned with Huawei’s own Emotion UI. The entire skin reminds us a lot of the Meizu MX phones, since it lacks an app drawer and everything goes on your homescreens. Read more »

The Sony Xperia L’s battery test completes, the results are inside

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The Sony Xperia L packs a 1750 mAh Li-Ion battery and, in theory, should be able to power the 4.3-incher at the front and dual-core processor inside quite successfully.

However we’re not really the kind of guys that take anything for granted before checking what’s what ourselves. And so we did, check out the Xperia L battery test details after the jump. Read more »

ASUS unwraps its PQ321 31.5-inch 4K-resolution monitor

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ASUS has announced the PQ321 monitor packing 4K resolution. The professional-grade screen is 31.5 inches in diagonal and can show one billion colors thanks to its 10-bit RGB LED-backlit IGZO panel.

The 4K resolution translates to 3840 x 2160 pixels, which adds up to a pixel density of 140 pixels per inch. Other features of the ASUS PQ321 include 176-degree viewing angle, 350 cd/m2 brightness and 8ms response time. Read more »

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic lands on iPad

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The critically-acclaimed and beloved BioWare classic Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has made its way on to the Apple’s App Store.

The game is compatible only with iPads running on iOS 6 or later and costs £7/€9/$10. Read more »

Purported second-gen Google Nexus 7 tablet makes an appearance in a promo video

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Google certainly loves teasing us – the search giant has featured an yet unknown tablet in a promo Google Maps video. The real kicker is that it doesn’t look anything like the purported second-gen Nexus 7 slate we saw at one of the Google I/O sessions.

In fact, the newly shown slate has more round corners and a two-tone design, unlike the current-gen Nexus 7. Read more »

The price of running pure Android on the HTC One – no Zoe, Beats Audio software IR remote or FM radio

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Holo fans are probably still a little hung over after finding out that the Galaxy S4 Google Edition wasn’t an accident – HTC is doing it too with the One. So, the two arguably best Android phones are getting a pure Android option, but what does that mean in terms of proprietary functionality?

Android Police asked HTC who sent back a detailed reply. Read more »

Samsung to allegedly use Intel processors for its Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 tablet

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Samsung is no stranger to working with a wide range of chip makers for its devices, even though the company fabricates its own chips. The reason for this have often been Samsung’s inability to produce enough chips on its own and thus had to look at other OEMs to supply the processors.

Although Samsung and Intel have worked together in the past on several products, we are yet to see a Samsung Android device running one of Intel’s processors. It seems, though, that it won’t be long before we do. According to the sources at Reuters, Samsung is working with Intel to get the latter’s Clover Trail+ series of x86 mobile processors in at least one variant of its upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 tablet. Read more »