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Samsung Galaxy Note II gets shown off in an extensive promo video

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Much like just about every new tech product launched these days, the Samsung Galaxy Note II comes with a promo video. However, this time the folks at Samsung have decided to go away from the usual format. Instead, they have opted for a fully blown hands-on treatment of the latest Galaxy powerhouse.

The video is naturally centered around the S Pen talents of the Samsung Galaxy Note II, as well as its raw processing power. Read more »

Samsung Ativ Tab flies into our office straight from the IFA floor, puts us in the Windows 8 RT driver’s seat

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Samsung has been keen to point out its commitment to the Windows 8 platform recently and the freshly-announced Ativ Tab is the proof that it wasn’t just PR talk. What’s more, based on our first impressions of the slate, the company might become a major player in the Windows tablet game.

The Ativ Tab is built around a 10.1″ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and 400-nits of brightness. It’s powered by a Snapdragon S4 APQ8060a chipset, featuring a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait CPU and 2GB of RAM. Read more »

Sony VAIO Duo 11 hands-on

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We managed to get our hands on yet another hot device at the IFA floor. The newly announced Sony VAIO Duo 11 was the latest hybrid ultrabook to stand in front of our camera.

Join us as we take a look at the latest attempt to merge laptop and tablet by Sony. Read more »

Google Now updated with public alerts, movie showtimes, real time sport results

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With the IFA going at full swing we almost missed the new update for Google Now. Today, all Jelly Bean got a cool new version of their virtual assistant, packing several cool new features.

Google Now is capable of displaying various public alerts as well as real time sport results. But wait, there is more! Read more »

Acer Liquid Gallant, Cloud Mobile and Iconia Tab A700 hands-on

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Acer announced two new Liquids just days before the IFA kicks in. Also, the company just brough to the market its FullHD LCD-packing Tegra 3-powered Iconia Tab A700 Android tablet, so we just had to stop and see what those are all about.

So here we are, at Acer’s booth trying to get to know the new Acer lineup a little better. Read more »

Archos 101 XS tablet hands-on

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The Archos booth was one of the stops during our tour around the IFA expo grounds and we got to see the newly announced Archos 101 XS slate in person and take a few live shots of the device.

The ICS-powered Archos 101 XS has a 10.1″ 1280 x 800 display and is powered by the TI OMAP 4470 chipest, featuring a dual core CPU and the PowerVR SGX544 GPU. According to the company it should get its Jelly Bean serving by the end of the year. Read more »

Sony announces the Sony NEX-5R mirrorless camera, we’ve got live photos

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Sony’s latest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera has just been unveiled – the successor to the NEX-5N, the Sony NEX-5R.

The 16.1MP APS-C sensor on the Sony NEX-5R can do 10 fps continuous shooting and 1080p video at 60fps. Read more »

Face-to-face meet-up with the Sony Xperia miro

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Sony brought so many new smartphones to IFA that we almost forgot about the Xperia miro. Almost. The handset was announced back in June and is expected to hit the market next month, but it was showcased at the company’s booth.

Specs-wise, the Xperia miro has lots of common internals with the Xperia tipo but offers two major upgrades – a 0.3″ bigger LED-backlit LCD screen and a 5 megapixel snapper. Thanks to the LED-backlit upgrade, the phone is also thinner and lighter. Read more »

New Xperia TX camera samples

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Here at IFA, we managed to swing by the Sony booth to spend some more quality time with the new Xperia devices. While around, we snapped some sample pics with the Sony Xperia TX for your viewing pleasure.

The Xperia TX’s 13 MP shooter features the usual array of camera extras, and it’s capable of shooting 1080p video as well. Read more »

Hands-on with the Sony Xperia T camera

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We managed to secure some quality time over at the IFA 2012 floor with the Sony Xperia T’s camera and snap a few photos.

The Sony Xperia T is easily among the chief contenders for best Android camearaphone with its 13 MP Exmor-R sensor. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Camera hands-on videos are ready, check them out

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The Samsung Galaxy Camera sure attracted a lot of attention, ours included. We got a chance to spend some quality time with the device and we did a couple of videos to give you a better how this new camera looks and feels.

Samsung has based most of the Galaxy Camera software on the Galaxy S III’s, but the camera interface is a bespoke solution. The menus heavily rely on spinners, which make them easy to use with your thumb – good thing since you don’t get any hardware controls on the back, you use the 4.8″ touchscreen for almost everything. Read more »

James Bond will use the Sony Xperia T in the upcoming Skyfall movie

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At yesterday’s pre-IFA press conference, Sony mentioned that its new Android flagship – the Xperia T will be used by no one else, but Mr. James Bond. The sweet-looking Sony smartphone will be featuring in the upcoming Skyfall movie.

Yep, the Xperia T will undoubtedly be armed with all kinds of gizmos and killer software to help Agent 007 get out of tricky situations and teach the bad guys a lesson. Read more »

The Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on video is here

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The Samsung Galaxy Note II promises to be the champion that resurrects the stylus – the second-gen phablet is way more powerful than its predecessor and has learned some cool new tricks. We shot a hands-on video of the Galaxy Note II to give you a sneak peek at some of the improvements.

We start off with a look at the S Note app and test the pressure sensitivity of the new Note II. It can distinguish between 1024 pressure levels, four times as many as the old one, and it shows. Read more »

Toshiba unveils Windows 8 Satellite U920T ultrabook, we take it for a spin

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Toshiba announced a new ultrabook on IFA – the Windows 8 Pro running Satellite U920T. It is a convertible with sliding keyboard, which can easily transform from a tablet to a laptop.

The device features a 12.5-inch IPS touch display (up to 5 fingers) with 1366×768 resolution and you can choose between Intel Core i3 or i5 internals. Read more »

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 »