News – Feb 6th

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HTC to offer new sound and camera experience in 2013 In a nice little infographic it created earlier today, HTC is promising to bring "a new sound and camera experience in 2013". All eyes are naturally turning to the upcoming M7 1080p flagship.

This aligns nicely with yesterday's rumors of the M7 featuring a new type of stacked image sensor with what HTC calls ultrapixels…

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Samsung Galaxy S II Plus now available, starts at €315 The Samsung Galaxy S II is soon to be replaced by the recently announced Galaxy S II Plus model. The new mid-range smartphone is based on a different (and as we found out way more efficient) chipset and has a new finish, but offers similar performance and overall experience to its predecessor. The good news is that the Android 4…

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HTC One SV Unboxing

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Aaron takes a first look at the Cricket HTC One SV , a nice little smartphone from the Taiwanese manufacturer.  The One SV packs a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4.3-inch display, 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 1,800 mAh battery, Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.1, and 4G LTE in markets that support it…

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It’s a tie!  After weeks at number two, the Nokia Lumia 920 ended this week in a tie with the Samsung Galaxy S III.  But since the Lumia 920 has been second for weeks, we decided to feature it today and highlight the Samsung Galaxy S III tomorrow.
“After 6 weeks still my primary device” By DIGITALM0NKEYS on January 22, 2013
I work for a digital agency and personally own a Note II, an iPhone 5, a Nexus 4 and have played extensively with the GS III…

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Samsung hasn’t officially announced the Galaxy Discover for Straight Talk or Net10 Wireless, but that apparently hasn’t stopped the company from tossing the device up on its website. A product page for the Galaxy Discover (SGH-730G) has been discovered found on Samsung’s U.S. website, and along with a full list of specs and some photos, the page lists both Net10 and Straight Talk as the carriers that’ll offer the device…

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AT&T 4G LTE expanded in 6 new regions
Today AT&T has expanded its 4G LTE network in 6 new regions.

Starting today customers of the following markets will enjoy faster LTE speeds:

Northwest Georgia (Dalton and Calhoun)
Albany
Cecil County (parts of Elkton and North East, as well as the I-95 and the northeast regional high-speed train corridor)
Bucks County (parts of Bucks County, including Doylestown and Chalfont)
Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Portsmouth
Montgomery County

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Being a long-time Android, I have come to accept that few of the applications are, well … lookers. After years of sifting through Google Play and checking out new applications, my typical “form over function” mentality has gone to the wayside.
With Android, it has practically always been a bit backwards…

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Time for the February Android distribution update! Google just posted some fresh statistics on its Android Developers site, and once again Android 4.1/4.2 Jelly Bean has shown some growth. Both versions combined for a total of 13.6 percent, a figure that’s up from 10.2 percent in January and 6.7 percent in December 2012…

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Today’s Wallpapers 05/02/2013

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Today’s Wallpapers 05/02/2013
Check out today’s featured mobile wallpapers!  You can download these wallpapers for your favourite device in our wallpaper gallery and customize your mobile to suit your unique personality.  We are always updating our wallpaper galleries with the freshest content.  You can find the very latest wallpapers in the sidebar, so make sure to check that out every time you visit us!

Today’s 360×640 Wallpapers
      
You can download today’s 360×640 Wallpapers from our 360×640 Wallpaper gallery…

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BlackBerry Z10 Unboxing

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Since it’s not yet available in the States (and BlackBerry was unable to provide a review unit), Cam Bunton (from Today’s iPhone fame!) makes a cameo on the site with the BlackBerry Z10 , the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone to hit the market.  The Z10 features a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4…

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Your day has finally come, HTC ThunderBolt owners! After revealing the details of the TBolt’s Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update last week, it appears that Verizon has now started pushing the new software to devices in the wild. Several XDA-developers forum members are reporting that they’ve gotten the ICS update, which comes in at a beefy 395…

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Samsung announces Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame Android smartphones
Today Samsung has announced two new low-end Android smartphones, the Galaxy Young and the Galaxy Fame.

The Galaxy Young features a 3.27-inch display with 480 x 320 resolution, 1GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB internal memory expandable via microSD card, 3 megapixel back camera, VGA front-facing camera, Bluetooth 3…

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Samsung announces Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame Samsung has announced two new Android smartphones aimed at the lower end of the smartphone market. Called the Galaxy Young and the Galaxy Fame, neither of these phones are going to set benchmark tests on fire but then again, they aren't meant to.

The Galaxy Young has a 3.27-inch, 480 x 320 resolution LCD, 1GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB internal memory with microSD card slot, 3 megapixel…

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Nokia to bring out a Lumia device with 41-megapixel sensor Nokia's 41-megapixel sensor, which was showcased for the first time at MWC 2012, bought a whole new dimension to the cameraphone game. After its recent success with the 808 PureView, Nokia will be bringing its class-leading 41-megapixel sensor to its Lumia lineup.

New reports from The Guardian back up previous rumors that the 41-megapixel Lumia device will be dubbed EOS, and the smartphone is…

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BlackBerry OS 10 devs can get a special edition red Z10 BlackBerry knows how important a rich app store is and it has been hard at work courting developers to bring their apps to BlackBerry World. The latest treat it offers is a special, limited edition of the BlackBerry Z10 – with a cool red paint job.

The BlackBerry Z10 units for regular users are either Black or White, but if you submit a BlackBerry 10 OS app by the end of this month you can get…

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Last year, Taylor Martin outlined what he thinks HTC can do to make a comeback in 2013 . As he always does, he made some great points, especially when he put the microscope on smartphone memory. Martin pointed out that our phones need more of it, especially when we’re living in an age where the microSD card support isn’t as much of a standard as we’d (probably all) like it to be…

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Oppo Find 5 – Video Review

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Oppo Find 5 – Video Review
The guys over at Phone Arena review the newest Android smartphone by Oppo, the Find 5.
Check the video review after the break.

The Find 5 already hit the shelves in China and is expected to be released soon in the US. The price is excellent, unlocked 16 GB version will cost you $499 while the 32 GB is priced at $569…

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BlackBerry Z10 Full Review – Video
Andrew over at MobileBurn posted his full review of the BlackBerry Z10.
Check the video review after the break.

BlackBerry Z10 specifications:

16GB internal storage, microSD slot up to 32GB
4.2-inch IPS display (1280×768 resolution, 356ppi)
1.5GHz dual-core processor
Bluetooth 4…

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Looks like it’s about time for another T-Mobile Value plan sale. A new document shared by our friends at TmoNews has revealed that T-Mobile is planning to kick off a sale on Samsung smartphones starting tomorrow, Feb. 6. Included in the sale will be the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, Galaxy Relay, Galaxy S II and Galaxy S III…

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We spend the better part of every day of our lives connected to the Internet and, likewise, to everyone we know either in real life or solely online. Many of us never step away for more than a couple hours at a time an just long enough to get some sleep and do it again the next day.
Day in and day out, I open, close and reopen social media tabs on my computer dozens of times every hour…

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