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Sony Xperia Z LTE version’s system dump surfaces, ringtones and wallpapers extracted

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Sony Xperia Z’s system dumps were inevitable to appear once the smartphone went on sale, but it actually surfaced ahead of the wide availability of the handset. A system image of the LTE version of the Xperia Z, has been made available for download courtesy of hush66 from XDA developers.

According to the author the image is from the C6603 version of the smartphone, running on Android 4.1.2 and having a build number 10.1.A.1.350. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z makes it to our headquarters, we film the first encounter

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It’s finally here, folks. The retail unit of Sony Xperia Z has just landed in our office and we are ready to give you our traditional unboxing and UI demo video.

The Xperia Z was announced at CES in Las Vegas last month and was undoubtedly the most interesting device at the event. It features a 5-inch 1080p display enhanced with Sony Mobile BRAVIA 2 engine. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z, HTC Butterfly and Oppo Find 5: 1080p droids gather at HQ, star in a mouth-watering photo session

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If you are following our Facebook page (and if you aren’t you totally should), you already know that two exciting new smartphones landed at our office today. The HTC Butterfly and the Sony Xperia Z are the among the several 5″ 1080p 2013 flagships that promise to change your definition of sharpness forever.

And while our review squad has already been dispatched to take the two beasts through their paces, we thought we might give you a few shots in advance to feast your eyes on. The Xperia Z and the Butterfly are joined by the Oppo Find 5, which has a screen of the same size and resolution as them. Read more »

BlackBerry Z10 torn apart, internal hardware found to resemble that of US Galaxy S III

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The recently launched BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, which runs on the latest BB 10 OS has been taken apart by the folks at UBM TechInsights, who have exposed all of its secrets.

As expected, the internal configuration consists on Snapdragon S4 Plus and three other Qualcomm modules. Astonishingly, the device also uses Samsung made RAM and storage and packs many of the components featured earlier in the Galaxy devices. Read more »

LG launches a portable charger PMC-510 for smartphones

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As smartphones start to pay more and more important part of our lives it gets more important than ever that their batteries don’t give up on us in critical moment. That’s why the portable chargers have been selling pretty well lately and understandably major manufacturers want to be a part of that business. LG has unveiled a portable charged named PMC-510 that should give you that extra autonomy when you are on the go.

LG’s PMC-510 portable charger is pretty compact and boosts a 5,200mAH lithium-ion battery. The on-the-go charging solution weighs about 152g and fits easily in your pockets. Read more »

Marshall Major Pitch Black headphones review

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There’s hardly any doubt that Marshall audio products have achieved cult status after decades of being the sound equipment of choice for legendary music artists of all genres. The company has also made an entry into the highly lucrative market for audio headphones with the Minor line of earbuds and the Major on-ear collection. Given Marshall’s reputation for quality, I barely hesitated when I got a chance to spend time with a pair of its on-ear creations.

The Marshall Major Pitch Black headphones are fairly affordable for the brand cachet they carry – a lot of major retailers sell them for under $100. Now, let’s find out if they are worth your hard-earned money. Read more »

Real Racing 3 will be free when it lands on Android and iOS at the end of this month

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This particular news surely caught me by surprise, folks! Firemonkey’s highly anticipated Real Racing 3 video game will be available for free when it launches on Android and iOS on February 28. The word was delivered by Nick Earl – Electronic Arts’ senior vice president for mobile and social game development.

Offering the third installment of the Real Racing franchise for free is a massive departure from the norm for Electronic Arts. Read more »

Wireless charger for Nexus 4 hits the shelves of the Google Play Store

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The Nexus 4 bumper case just got itself a shelf companion in the Google Play store. The long-anticipated wireless charger for Google’s latest smartphone is now available for purchase in the United States.

The cool-looking, Qi-enabled charging dock will set you back $59.99. Read more »

Watch the first Microsoft Surface Pro TV ad

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Microsoft launched the Surface Pro slate just two days ago and its 128GB edition is already out of stock. However, this hasn’t stopped Microsoft’s ad campaign for the tablet and we just got to see its first TV commercial.

The video won’t show you many of the Surface Pro features, but it’s still pretty cool and worth your time. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z video camera’s low-light performance compared to the Galaxy Note 2 and Nexus 4

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The hotly anticipated flagship device from Sony has been the spotlight for all the good reasons lately. First it was the Sony Xperia Z’s camera burst mode that impressed and now, the smartphone’s video recording has been compared to that of Galaxy Note 2 and Nexus 4 in a video.

In a video taken in the dark hours, Sony Xperia Z’s camera tends to consistently resolve more detail than the Galaxy Note 2 and the Nexus 4. Read more »

Pinterest for Android updated with improved group boards handling

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Pinterest, the photo sharing website has updated its Android application with improved group board support. The latest version of the app brings few handy new features and enhancements to the overall experience.

Pinterest now allows you to check out if any other contributor is pinning to the same board, letting you to spot those with similar interest. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z first battery test comes out pretty decent

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The Sony Xperia Z, which has just been made available in Japan, has undergone a quick battery test in the hands of the Russian Hi-Tech Mail news portal and the results from it aren’t all that bad.

The battery of Sony’s Android flagship has been put through its paces using the AnTuTu Tester app and has outperformed the likes of the HTC Incredible S and the Samsung Galaxy S II. That’s a good start. Read more »

New Nexus 4 ad shows off the Google Now feature

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Google has been releasing some great ads for its products in the past couple of years. The ads for the Nexus devices in particular have been very good.

The latest in these series of great ads is this new one for the Nexus 4 that was aired during the Grammys. Although the ad is for the phone, it focuses solely on the Google Now functionality on the device. Read more »

‘Shapes & Sound: The Shape Shooter’ for Android game review

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It’s not often that we come across exclusive game titles for Android. The only other Android exclusive title we have reviewed so far was Puddle THD, which is in fact so exclusive that it only runs on NVIDIA Tegra devices.

Today we have for you the review of Shapes & Sound: The Shape Shooter, a new 2D action game available only on Android. The game looks interesting and seems to be getting a lot of positive feedback. So let’s see how good it really is. Read more »

Microsoft 128 GB Surface Pro runs out of stock within few hours of its availability

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Microsoft Surface Pro tablets went on sale in the United States and Canada as per its schedule. Surprisingly, the 128 GB model of the much criticized tablet ran out of stock with in few hours of its availability in the Microsoft’s online store.

Many retailers including Staples and Best Buy were also running out of stock of that particular version. Read more »