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Nokia takes us down memory lane, makes us all misty-eyed

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Ah, those were the days! When your phone weighed as much as your arm and cost as much as a body part. A time when if something went wrong, you’d probably have to sell your house to pay the mobile phone bill. A time when there weren’t many phones to choose from but most of them came from one manufacturer. One manufacturer that dominated the mobile phone scene like no other. That manufacturer was Nokia.

Nokia put up a post on their Conversations blog recently where they posted pictures of some of their older models, which had me reminiscing. Read more »

Angry Birds Rio Beach Volley update is out for Android

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Angry Birds Rio is the third installment of the popular game by Rovio. iOS users already got an update to Rio with some Beach Volley action, but now it’s Android users turn.

The update is out for Android and it started off with the Amazon app store at first, but has quickly moved on to the stock Android Market. Read more »

Samsung launches the Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9 and Galaxy S II in Russia, surprises us with cool accessories

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Samsung held a press event in Russia recently where they announced a trio of their latest and greatest mobile computing devices: the Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9 and the Galaxy S II. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is similar to the Special Edition we saw a few days back, the only difference being this one isn’t special and by special we mean it doesn’t have a gang of robots printed on its back.

The 8.9 is similar to the 10.1 but as you can guess it has a smaller 8.9-inch display. What captured our attention was a keyboard dock for the 8.9 that was showcased for the first time. Read more »

HP TouchPad to be priced $599 at Walmart, accessories to burn further holes in your wallet

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HP’s upcoming WebOS tablet is still some way from gracing the shelves of your favorite electronics stores but we got a whiff of the kind of price it will be selling for. The guys over at have uncovered the Walmart price of the TouchPad and it is going to be $599 for the 32GB Wi-Fi-only model, same as the similarly specced Apple iPad 2.

If you remember, HP also showcased three accessories for the TouchPad and we have the prices for them as well. Read more »

Take Android Dolphin Browser HD v5.0 Beta for a test drive right now

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The next version of the popular web browser for Android was so far available for to a select lucky individuals for testing. But not any more, the v5.0 Beta1 has now become publicly available for everyone to download and try it out for themselves.

The latest version of the Dolphin Browser HD has some useful new additions to its extensive features list. Here’s the list of all the new changes that you can expect from the updated version.
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Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II thorough battery life test ready

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We are finally ready fellas – the full battery test of the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II is complete. It took a week of extensive testing and comparing, but now we are ready to throw a load of numbers your way and hope they will be enough to quench your thirst.

The Galaxy S II convinced us that it’s a real beast during the review, but are the huge screen and powerful CPU and GPU too taxing on the battery? Well it turns out that they are not. The slightly larger battery (1650 mAh vs 1500 mAh) and the Gingerbread new, more aggressive stance against battery draining apps obviously have some effect and the Galaxy S II has a slightly better endurance than its predecessor, the original Galaxy S.
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The Xperia Play is up for pre-order from Verizon, will ship from 25 May, yours for $199 on contract

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The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play CDMA will hit Verizon e-shops pretty soon as the telecom has issued an online pre-order page. The Play can be yours for $199 on a two year contract or $499 retail.

The phone will hit stores on 26 May, while pre-ordered devices will be shipping a day early, on 25 May. Read more »

Windows Phone 7 to get a new popular game title every week till June ends, Angry Birds, Doodle Jump and PvZ included

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Are you stuck with a WP7 device and have nothing interesting to play? Well, this is going to change soon.

Six popular mobile games will hit the Windows Phone’s Market very soon – Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, Sonic 4, geoDefence, Doodle Jump and Hydro Thunder Go. Read more »

Infinity Blade gets update with survival and multiplayer modes, seasonal helms [VIDEO]

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Infinity Blade, the fastest grossing app on iOS, received a big update today, which features two new play modes, new in-game items, achievements and more. The update to v1.3 brings Arena and Survival modes.

Survival mode is no surprise – it pits you against an endless hoard of Titans and you have to survive as long as you can. Arena mode is the more interesting of the two however. Read more »

First (spy) pictures of Project Cafe Wii 2 surfaced, you can see its controller too

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Nintendo announced the Wii’s successor a month ago, but we got only two pieces of information: its codename – Project Cafe – and its targeted launch in 2012. The Wii 2 is going to be unveiled at the E3 expo next month, but we already have the first real shots.

They were taken by a spy camera at a closed developer event. Read more »

Motorola Defy official Gingerbread ROM leaks

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Good news, Motorola Defy owners, your Gingerbread is on the way. What’s even better is that a leaked image coming straight from the Motorola dev center will allow the most knowledgeable among you to bring their handsets to Android 2.3.3. right now.

Of course, even though it’s an official image, it’s not the final thing (or Motorola would have released it themselves). Read more »

Here comes our new Phone Finder features, go pick your new smartphone

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We are just back from the lab, where our hard-working coders do their magic and we have some good news for you. The Phone Finder section of our website has just been updated and you will, hopefully, find it much more useful now.

We’ve added searching by several new criteria – the ones that are probably most important in picking your next cell phone. You can now filter the nearly 4000 handsets in our database by processor clock speed and number of cores, as well as available RAM and internal storage. Read more »

T-Mobile G2x (a.k.a. LG Optimus 2X) overclocked to 1.5GHz scores 4570 in Quadrant

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I guess overclocking dual-core CPUs in mobile phones to 1.5GHz is normal now – a brave soul pushed the Tegra 2 chipset inside their T-Mobile G2x (a.k.a. LG Optimus 2X) to the breakneck speed, 50% up from the stock frequency.

A week ago we saw a Galaxy S II reach 1.5GHz though the G2x manages to beat its score at some benchmarks. Read more »

We put the Motorola XOOM display through its paces and pit it vs. the iPad 2

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We have the Motorola XOOM in our hands (finally!) and the first thing we got to test is its display. We’re working on a full-blown review too but the screen is such a central component to the tablet experience that it’s one of the first things we started assessing.

We’ll be using iPad 2 as the yard stick for this comparison – it’s just so popular that most of you have probably seen one at some point and will have grounds for comparison. Plus the iPad family is the trend setter in this developing market niche. Read more »

Finally! Motorola DROID X2 is official, online sales start tomorrow

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Today Motorola finally unveiled the DROID X2 for Verizon – a dual-core droid running on Android 2.2 Froyo that leaked more than enough times in the past few months.

The DROID X2 goes on sale online tomorrow, while it will hit the retails stores on 26 May. Read more »