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Sony Xperia Tablet S promo video brings Fruit Ninja to life

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Sony is known for its creative, unusual and sometimes downright odd commercials and its ad for the new Sony Xperia Tablet S doesn’t disappoint. If the slate’s 9.4″ screen was a theater stage, this is how things would have looked like.

The company also released another promo video, which is less fun but more informative. Check out both clips right here. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 gets Android 4.0 update in the US

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Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.0.4 update for the Galaxy Tab 8.9 in the US. The update is 313.96MB in size and brings with it a newer version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, along with the usual Android 4.0 features.

To download the update, either connect the device to your computer and download through Kies or just head over to the Settings app and download the update OTA. Read more »

Watch the Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 keynote right here

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Samsung started the IFA with a bang yesterday with a ton of new products. There was the highly anticipated Galaxy Note II announcement, some Windows based ATIV tablets and some surprises in the form of the Android based Galaxy Camera and the world’s first Windows Phone 8 device in the form of the ATIV S.

If somehow you missed the event while it was streaming live yesterday and would love to catch up with it now, we have you covered. Head past the break and catch the entire event in action. Read more »

Samsung announces a trio Windows 8 tablets – meet the ATIV Tab, ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro

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Alongside the Windows Phone 8-running ATIV S smartphone, Samsung also announced three Windows 8-powered slates – the 10.1″ ATIV Tab and the 11.6″ ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro.

The latter duo will be coming with detachable keyboards with touchpads, just like the ASUS Transformer tablet, and S Pen-support. Read more »

Samsung announces Galaxy Camera – a Galaxy S III point-and-shoot camera

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We have to admit that when a tipster contacted us and told us about a Galaxy S III-based point-and-shoot camera, we were a little skeptical. Doubt has been replaced by excitement, however, as Samsung showed just that at its IFA event – meet the Android Jelly Bean-powered Samsung Galaxy Camera.

Our tipster hit the nail on the head on most specs – including the 4.8″ screen of HD resolution. However it turned out that the Galaxy Camera is rocking a Super Clear LCD, instead of a Super AMOLED screen. Read more »

Which is the brightest star in the Samsung Galaxy, Galaxy Note II vs Galaxy S III vs Galaxy Note

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The Samsung Galaxy Note II is arguably the biggest star of the IFA 2012 and many were wondering if the second-gen phoneblet will actually be worth the hype. And what better way to see if the Note II delivers than to compare it to the Galaxy S III best-seller. We’ve also thrown in the original Galaxy Note to give you an idea of the kind of progress Samsung has achieved over the past year.

The Galaxy Note II has undergone a complete redesign, and now looks like a proper bigger brother of the Galaxy S III. But is the bigger screen, the S Pen and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean be enough for the Galaxy Note II to steal the show from the company’s current Android flagship? Read more »

ASUS renames Tablet 600 and 810 to Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT, outs Zenbook U500VZ

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Asus is yet another company to bring joy to the ultrabooks and Windows 8 lovers at this year’s IFA in Berlin.

The company has renamed the Computex-born Tablet 600 and 810 to Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT and announced a 15″ Zenbook with a model name of U500VR. Read more »

Watch the promo videos for the new Xperia phones right here

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Sony announced its new Xperia droids just minutes ago and to get you better acquainted with them, it released three promo videos that highlight each phone’s strengths.

Check out the videos after the break. Read more »

Sony unveils the VAIO Duo 11 hybrid ultrabook and Tap 20 AIP

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We first saw the Sony VAIO Duo 11 hybrid ultrabook yesterday through a few leaked images, but today it already went official.

Sony unveiled the sweet looking VAIO Duo 11 at its pre-IFA press conference, along with the Tap 20 Touch AIO PC. Read more »

Sony Xperia Tablet S unveiled – thinner wedge design, Tegra 3 chipset and Android ICS

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Sony announced its second-generation tablet at its pre-IFA event – meet the new Sony Xperia Tablet S. It features the same 9.4″ screen (1280 x 800) and wedge design as its predecessor, but the has gotten both thinner and more powerful.

Where its predecessor was between 10.1mm and 20.6mm thick, the new one measures 8.8mm-11.9mm. The tablet is made from a Magnesium-Aluminum alloy and weighs 570g. Read more »

Nokia promises “change” with Windows Phone 8 handsets

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Nokia’s official Youtube channel has been updated with a “Things are about to change” video, which hints at some new developments on September 5th.

As you might now this is the date when Nokia is holding a joint event with Microsoft in New York City. And that can only mean one thing: Windows Phone 8 devices are coming. Read more »

Microsoft launches its SkyDrive app for Android, sports Metro UI look and feel

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Microsoft has finally launched a SkyDrive app for Android. Up until now the company’s file sharing service mobile apps were only available on iOS and Windows Phone 7.

This is the second major step forward for the SkyDrive service recently, after the company recently redesigned the its website. Read more »

Archos GamePad combines 7″ Android ICS tablet with hardware gaming controls

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Archos has put Android to use into some unusual devices (e.g. a home phone and an alarm clock), but now it has turned its attention to mobile gaming with the Archos GamePad. The GamePad has a 7″ screen (though details like resolution are missing right now) and a set of hardware controls.

The tablet is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and a quad-core Mali-400 GPU. The OS is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which has built-in support for game controllers, but Archos has also included a technology that automatically maps the game inputs on the hardware controls and claim it supports over a thousand currently available games. Read more »

New 10-inch HTC tablet leaks ahead of IFA

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An as-yet-unnamed 10″ tablet from HTC just leaked, showing off a rather unconventional design.

The new tablet is scheduled to be revealed at IFA in the coming days, when we’ll hopefully find out more about why the camera is below the screen rather than above. Read more »

Samsung-made 64GB UHS-1 SD and microSD cards coming in October

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Samsung has announced two new additions to its lineup of memory cards. The company has confirmed that it will be launching 64GB UHS-1 microSD and SD cards in mid-October, which is just a month and a half away now.

The cards will be part of the Pro family, sporting a maximum read speed of up to 104MB/s. Of course you’ll need an UHS-1-enabled host device to achieve that kind of speed. Read more »