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Alcatel One Touch Idol X hands-on impressions

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Hours after it got officially announced, the Alcatel One Touch Idol X made a quick appearance in front of our camera. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphone is Alcatel’s best equipped offering to date.

The Alcatel One Touch Idol X is an elegant-looking device in person. Read more »

Lenovo K900 hands-on impressions and synthetic benchmarks

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At an event in Barcelona, we managed to spend some quality time with Intel Atom sporting Lenovo K900. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphone packs an impressive spec sheet, headed by an 1.8GHz dual-core Clover Trail+ CPU and a 5.5″ 1080p IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 400ppi.

When holding the Lenovo K900, there’s absolutely no room for doubt regarding the handset’s premium aspirations. Read more »

Lenovo unveils the A1000, A3000, and S6000 entry-level Android Tablets

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Today, Lenovo outed a few new lower-midrange Android tablets, including a 10-inch 1.2 GHz quad-core model with a 8.6mm waistline.

The A1000, A3000, and S6000 will all run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and give users access to affordable tablets starting in Q2. Read more »

HP Slate 7 announced, runs Android Jelly Bean at a temptingly low price of $169.99

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HP has launched its first Android-based tablet, the HP Slate 7. The HP Slate 7 will be priced at a very competitive $169.99 and will go on sale in April.

As far as specifications are concerned, the Slate 7 has a 7.0-inch, 1,024 x 600 resolution FFS+ LCD, 1.6GHz, dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory with microSD card slot, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/b, Bluetooth 2.1, 3 megapixel rear camera, VGA front camera, stereo speakers and Beats Audio. The HP Slate 7 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Read more »

Here goes the Huawei Ascend P2 promo video, enjoy

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Huawei just announced their Ascend P2 with the fastest LTE speed seen on a smartphone. The device sports a 4.7″ 720p screen, quad-core K3V2 processor, 13 MP camera, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and more.

And now Hiawei has uploaded a promo video of the Ascend P2, which focuses on its many traits – you’ll find it after the break. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 makes a real-life public appearance at the MWC

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Samsung seems all set to extend its tally of tablets with the Galaxy Note 8.0. A big ad of the 8″ slate was already spotted at the MWC grounds in Barcelona, but the device was now spotted publicly ahead of the announcement.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 was caught on camera near the entrance of the Mobile World Congress venue, while a group of Samsung PR girls were busy showing off the tablet in a photo-shoot. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean test firmware leaks

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Samsung has been going out of its way to keep its Galaxy S III consumer base satisfied. They delivered the original Jelly Bean update in due time and as it seems, they are already working on an Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean update for its third generation Galaxy S smartphone.

The latest I9300XXUFMB3 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean test firmware has been leaked and the official roll out of the final version might just be around the corner. Read more »

Images of next Apple iPad case leaks, suggests slimmer body and thinner bezels

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Apple is already working on its next generation iPad and the design has allegedly already leaked in China. As a result we get these images of a case, which is supposedly a custom fit for the upcoming fifth generation of the iPad. The popular accessory maker MiniSuit claims to have got the specifications and the design from a reliable source.

Judging by the case, the next-generation iPad will have a design, which is very much alike that of the iPad mini.The slate should have a narrower design with thinner bezels on either side of the display. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 spotted at MWC before official announcement

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We are no strangers to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. Although the product is yet to be officially announced, we have heard about it and even seen it a few times in the past.

The tablet was rumored to be unveiled officially at the Mobile World Congress this year. The rumors, it seems, were true, as was noticed by one of the show goers, who managed to snag a picture of the tablet at Samsung’s booth prior to official announcement. Read more »

Facebook for iOS updated, now offers free calls to US and Canada

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Facebook has just issued an update to its iOS application. Facebook for iOS, which is one of the prominent applications in the App Store now comes with several new features and enhanced user experience.

Facebook 5.5 for iOS offers improved buttons to like, comment and share posts. The share button also allows you to re-post stories to your news feed and is available in all languages. Read more »

Latest MWC teaser from ASUS focuses on the calling abilities of a tablet

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ASUS had earlier teased an alien-themed video, which promised “metallic miracle” and “ultimate craftsmanship”. Now, a latest teaser from the Taiwanese manufacturer limelight’s the voice calling ability of the tablets.

In a video, which features the statue of Columbus coming to life and taking a phone call. This could very well be a hint at Asus’s upcoming Fonepad, which is rumored to feature cellular network connectivity and the ability to make voice calls. Read more »

Microsoft might unveil the successor of Xbox 360 in April

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The much awaited next generation gaming console from Microsoft is rumored to be showcased in the month of April. According to a report from Computer and Video Games, Redmond is currently planning to hold a press event in the month of April and the successor of the Xbox 360, which is reportedly named Xbox 720, might be unveiled in the event.

Furthermore, users at NeoGAF have noticed a domain named XboxEvent.com, which has been registered by Eventcore. Read more »

We put the Nokia Lumia 620 battery life under inspection, boasts class-leading call times

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We approached the Nokia Lumia 620 battery test with mixed feelings. Windows Phones had hardly topped our charts so far and the meager 1300mAh battery of the Lumia 620 didn’t bode well. Still, we had certain hopes for it as its screen is not that big and the dual-core CPU is clocked only at 1Ghz.

Battery tests are time-consuming affairs and we’ve had several of those piling up. The Lumia 620 review has been published for a while now, but it’s only now that we are able to publish its detailed battery performance test. Jump after the break to get the full account. Read more »

Here goes the Asus Padfone 2 battery score rundown

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The Asus Padfone 2 was announced just prior to the 1080p boom of 2013 but still has qualities everyone loves and yearns for in a smartphone – capacious 720p screen, potent quad-core processor, pixel-rich camera, Android Jelly Bean, etc.

And coupled with a slate it’s a really hard to beat combo, price-wise. But does its battery have the chops to last for more than a day – find out in the breakdown after the break. Read more »

Next-gen Xenon capacitors are the breakthrough cameraphones needed

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Xenon tubes have been powering the camera flashes for ages now, but with phones getting thinner every year, manufacturers have no choice but replace them with LED lights. What’s more, the performance of the few xenon flashes we’ve seen implemented in smartphones recently is underwhelming because the smaller the flash capacitor, the weaker the light output is.

A Singapore invention however has the potential to allow xenon flashes to reclaim some of the lost turf from LEDs. Researchers from the Nanyang Technological University have developed a revolutionary new type of capacitor, which is significantly smaller than the ones currently in use, while being equally powerful and even faster in recharging. Read more »