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Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX review

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The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX looks so familiar, you can easily mistake it for its slimmer brother from certain angles. Aside its massive built-in battery and a change in the internal memory capacity, the newcomer in Verizon’s LTE lineup is identical to the DROID RAZR, which broke cover in November last year.

Quite frankly, I never thought that battery capacity will be the star feature in a high end Android smartphone, but, given my experience with a number of top notch devices from the past year, it makes perfect sense. After all, I witnessed several Android top dogs with massive spec sheets display battery performance, which puts their daily usability in question, thus forcing me to walk around with a charger in my pocket. The DROID RAZR MAXX is clearly aimed at this painful issue. Read more »

Blackberry OS 7.1 leaked for the Bold 9790

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The most recent version of BlackBerry OS is now unofficially available for the BlackBerry Bold 9790.

The update, released early last month by Research in Motion, is officially available only to a limited number of BlackBerry devices. Read more »

Chrome for Android will likely remain Flash-less forever

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Limited availability aside, the Chrome beta launch went as smooth as Google could have possibly hoped. Everyone who got a chance to take the new Android browser for a spin loved it and for a good reason. The Chrome beta is smooth, offers a cool UI and plenty of eye-candy and seemed to have the stock browser in its pocket.

And then you notice that it’s lacking Flash support. But hey, the stock ICS browser also missed Flash at launch and got it later, right? As it turns out, Chrome for Android won’t be as lucky and it will most likely remain without Flash support forever. Read more »

HP releases an official TouchPad Android kernel

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HP’s TouchPad made quite a stir with its wild firesale back in the summer of last year. However, some of the lucky buyers ended up with special versions of the tablet with Android running on it, suggesting HP are at work on an official Android port for it.

Since those special units weren’t supposed to end up in consumers’ hands and were shipped out by mistake, HP wasn’t obligated to make the kernel’s source code open source. Now, though, they did, giving the kernel source to the open public and specifically to the CyanogenMod 9 team. Read more »

Vodafone UK to sell PlayStation Vita starting February 22

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Vodafone UK will be offering Sony’s next-gen portable console, the PlayStation Vita, starting February 22 (the same date as the US launch). The console packs impressive hardware for a portable device – 5.5″ AMOLED screen, quad-core Cortex-A9 processor and PowerVR SGX543MP4+.

It comes with 3G connectivity too – for a £5 top-up you can get 250MB data (that you have to use within 30 days). An extra perk is that you’ll get a free game too, WipEout 2048 along with the data. Read more »

CyanogenMod 9 coming to a wider range of devices

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For all of us eager for some news about the highly anticipated release of the latest CyanogenMod, Mr. Cyanogen himself, Steve Kondik, updated the official CyanogenMod site with news on how the most recent build is coming along.

Much of the functionality of the current CM7 release is being redone for the upcoming build, due to the fact that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (the build which CM9 is based on) is such an extensive overhaul of the Android platform. Read more »

Microsoft releases OneNote Mobile for Android

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The OneNote Mobile app has been available for some time now on Windows Phone and iOS but it has now finally arrived on Android as well. Functionality-wise it is identical to the iOS version. You log in to your Windows Live account and the app will sync all your OneNote items automatically. You can then also access these notes while the phone is offline.

The OneNote Mobile app for Android is free but like the iOS version you will only have access to all the features till the first 500 notes. After that you can only view, delete and sync your notes, unless you pay $4.99 to be able to create and edit notes again.

The OneNote Mobile app is now available worldwide for device running Android 2.3 and higher and can be downloaded from here.

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Olympus announces new OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera, along with two point-and-shooters

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Olympus has announced the first model in its new OM-D series of Micro Four Thirds camera, the Olympus OM-D E-M5. It features a delightfully retro design, similar to the other Micro Four Third cameras from Olympus. Olympus claims that the E-M5 is the world’s first camera to feature 5-axis image stabilization and has the world’s fastest autofocusing system.

The EM-5 features a 16.1 megapixel, Live MOS sensor, built-in 120fps refresh rate, high resolution electronic viewfinder, dustproof and splashproof magnesium allow body, tilting, 3.0-inch OLED touchscreen, RAW image capture and 1080p60 video recording. Read more »

Samsung’s Bada and Android users get free apps for Valentine’s Day

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We may still have a week to buy the flowers, chocolates and cards, but Samsung are giving their Valentine’s gifts out early.

Happy Valentine's from Samsung

Ahead of Valentine’s Day (February 14th), Samsung Bada and Android users are entitled to a number of paid apps, for free! Read more »

Google launches Chrome for Android beta – the browser you have all been looking for

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Google just unveiled the Android-ready version of its Chrome web browser and made this a huge day for the Chrome users, who have a smartphone of the droid variety. The app is still in beta, but it already looks like one of the best browsers on the platform (and as you know there’s no shortage of quality web browsers on Android).

With great performance and simplified user interface, the Chrome browser for Android [Check our review] still has plenty of eye-candy to offer. It lets you sync just about anything between your desktop browser and your smartphone/tablet – from bookmarks to current browsing session, so you can continue on your smart device exactly where you left off on your computer. Read more »

We update Nokia N8 to Belle and take it for a quick spin [VIDEO]

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Belle was a huge jump forward in usability for the OS formerly known as Symbian. Now, older models that launched with the tired Symbian^3 and spent some time with Anna can finally join their newer brethren.

We have a freshly updated Nokia N8 and we took it for a quick spin on video. There’s not much we haven’t covered in our Belle review, but it’s interesting to see how the latest version handles on the old hardware. Read more »

Xbox 360 is now the top selling console worldwide

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After a few years of domination, the Nintendo Wii has finally yielded upon the Xbox 360. The Microsoft’s console sold 8.2 million units throughout the holiday quarter – 2.6 million more than the Wii sales.

It is also the best-selling console for the whole 2011 with 14.9 million Xboxes sold. The PlayStation 3 comes second with 14.1 million and the Wii is last with 10.33 million units sold. Read more »

‘World’s thinnest’ tablet, the Toshiba AT200, is available at Carphone Warehouse UK

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Toshiba and Carphone Warehouse are bringing “the world’s thinnest tablet” – the Toshiba AT200, or as users stateside know it, the Excite X10. It measures just 7.7mm thick and weighs 535g.

We first saw the AT200 last September at IFA when it beat the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (another tablet to debut at IFA) by 0.2mm in terms of thickness, despite having a larger 10.1″ 1280×800 screen. Read more »

Siri sure knows how to keep you from selling your iPhone 4S [VIDEO]

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Now this probably shouldn’t worry you right now as hardly anyone plans to sell their iPhone just a few months after acquiring it, but it’s one to keep in mind for the future. Siri might go crazy if she hears you consider selling its home.

Okay, maybe the filmmakers Andrew and Nathan McMurry added a dash of imagination to the whole deal, but the result is really worth checking out. 4 minutes and 25 seconds of pure awesomeness follow. Read more »

Adobe Creative Cloud bundles Creative Suite 6 with awesome services for $50 a month

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Adobe Creative Cloud isn’t something terribly new. We told you about it last year, but now Adobe has revealed some juicy details about it. Like for example what it bundles. Just take a look at the quick run-down.

Does the Creative Cloud have “awesome” written all over it or what? In addition to the Touch Apps, Adobe includes the whole Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection.

And if that wasn’t enough, Adobe also throws in apps like Typekit (for embedding fonts on the web), its Digital Publishing Suite, Business Catalyst for website hosting and 20GB of storage with Sync software for your PC and mobile device. Read more »