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HTC releases two promo videos for the Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S, check them out

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HTC’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphones are officially out and HTC has released two YouTube videos dedicated to their highlight features and the story behind the design of the duo.

The videos are 50s and 2m long, respectively, and waiting for your after the break. Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 bill of materials estimated at $199, still promises immense profits for Apple

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Just like it did with the iPhone 4S, iSuppli has put up an preliminary estimate of the iPhone 5′s Bill of Materials (BOM).

According to the preliminary report, the iPhone 5 carries a BOM of just $199, while the manufacturing costs additional $8. This makes it just $11 more expensive than the iPhone 4S. Read more »

Cube U9GT5 is a retina display Android Tablet that will allegedly cost $200

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Chinese manufacturer, Cube, has prepped an Android tablet with a display sporting the “Retina” resolution of the iPad 3, namely 2048 x 1536.

The Cube U9GT5 will allegedly cost just $200 (or less than half an iPad 3) and will probably be launched in China first at an unspecified date. Read more »

Nokia Lumia 920 image sensor pictured, sized up against the 808 PureView

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A reporter of Hungarian tech site MobilPort was able to obtain a Nokia Lumia 920 camera module while over at the Carl Zeiss booth at Photokina 2012.

It turns out that there were some other interesting pieces of imaging tech and able at the booth and we got some photos of the Lumia 920 camera next to the monstrous sensor inside the Nokia 808 PureView and theN93 one. Read more »

LG Optimus G official hands-on video goes over the highlights of the new flagship, makes you want it even more

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The Optimus G E973 is LG’s new flagship and the South Korean company has made sure that both the hardware and the software give you plenty to be excited about. There’s the laser-cut plastic for enhanced precision, the laminated Zerogap display, the 13MP camera with Time catch shot, the wireless dual-screen functionality (not just mirroring) and more.

Seeing things in action is usually the best way to describe which feature does what. Take the Time catch shot – it lets you take a shot and then gives you several shots taken even before you pressed the shutter. It certainly sounds a little confusing, so check out the video, which will make everything clear: Read more »

The iPhone 5 and its A6 processor crush the competition at JavaScript performance

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We already know that Apple spent quite a lot of time building the ARM-based A6 processor that powers the iPhone 5. It turns out the Cupertino-based company did a great job and its smartphone did pretty in GeekBenchmark, and now we learn that it absolutely smoked the competition when it comes to JavaScript benchmarking.

AnandTech has managed to run the SunSpider benchmark on the iPhone 5 and the results, is the best we have seen from a mobile browser so far. Read more »

Acer officially announces Iconia Tab A110

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Acer has finally announced the 7-inch Iconia Tab A110 that we have seen multiple times in the past. There is not much new here that we don’t already know about. It has a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 resolution display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and Android 4.1, Jelly Bean.

The display resolution seems like a letdown compared to the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD but the Iconia Tab A110 does come with a microSD card slot as well as micro HDMI out that the other two lack. Read more »

Twitter releases new iPad app, updates iPhone and Android apps

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Twitter has released a brand new application for the iPad, which does away completely with the sliding pane design of the previous application, designed by Loren Brichter, creator of the original Tweetie app (now Twitter for iPhone).

The new application now places a single list of tweets on the screen, regardless of whether you hold the iPad in landscape or portrait. It does come across as a terrible waste of screen space, especially in landscape mode and the developers could definitely have put more effort in utilizing all that display area. Read more »

Sony announces new slimmer and lighter PlayStation 3

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Sony has announced yet another redesign to their popular PlayStation 3 console. Just like the last one that came out three years ago, this one cuts down on the size and weight by being 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the previous model.

Internally, the new console seems to be pretty much identical to the old one, with no new announced changes. Only difference is that you now have 250GB and 500GB models, selling for $269.99 and $299.99 respectively. Read more »

Sony Xperia T comes for a visit, will stay for a review

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The Sony Xperia T, fresh from the IFA floor, has made its way into our studio.

The new global flagship from Sony has plenty to offer, starting with its 4.5 inch 720p display and its 13 MP camera capable of 1080p video recording. Join us after the break for some studio shots and our unboxing and UI demo video. Read more »

Dropbox update brings Facebook and Twitter file sharing to iOS users

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The latest update to the Dropbox app for iOS enables users to share files to Facebook and Twitter. You can post pictures to the popular social services and attach files to Facebook messages.

The update also allows support for AirPrint, meaning you can now print Dropbox pictures or docs via Wi-Fi. Read more »

We run Geekbench 2 on the LG Optimus G, compare it to the iPhone 5 and high-end droids

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We’ve already ran several benchmarks to test the LG Optimus G and its Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. But we thought of one more – Geekbench 2, which you might remember from the recently leaked iPhone 5 scores.

So, how does LG’s new superphone stack up against Apple’s latest handset? Find out after the jump. Read more »

Microsoft confirms Office 2013 and 365 pricing

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Microsoft has confirmed the costs of its Office 2013 suite as well as the Office 365 Home Premium and Small Business Premium services.

The subscription-based Office 365 Home Premium will give 5 people access to the full Office 365 features ( Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, and Publisher) via their individual accounts. For the privilege they will have to fork out $99.99 a year. Read more »

We benchmark the Motorola RAZR i and its Intel Atom chipset, here are the results

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Motorola just showcased its first Intel-powered smartphone – the Motorola RAZR i. It is powered by an Atom processor clocked at the impressive 2GHz, a first for a mobile device. But has Intel gotten itself into another gigahertz race without seeing much benefit?

We ran a few benchmarks on the RAZR i after the presentation, here’s what we found out. Read more »

Samsung starts mass production of 128GB memory and 2GB LPDDR3 mobile RAM

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Samsung announced today that its 128GB eMMC memory chips and 2GB LPDDR3 RAM for mobile devices have entered mass production.

At the Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum 2012 in Taiwan today, Sammy spilled some interesting details about its upcoming memory chips. Read more »