News – Feb 12th

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Today’s Wallpapers 12/02/2013

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Today’s Wallpapers 12/02/2013
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LG Optimus G Pro to hit Japan shelves in April The LG Optimus G Pro, a successor of the popular Optimus G smartphone might be launched in April, according to a listing from NTT DoCoMo.

The listing also reveals the dimension of the smartphone to be 10x70x139mm and the phablet weighs about 160g. LG Optimus G Pro will be featuring a 1080p LCD Full HD TFT display and sport a 1…

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Let’s say you have a hot device like the Nexus 4 from LG but you don’t want to put it on an expensive postpaid carrier like AT&T or T-Mobile .  Another option is putting it on a prepaid carrier like Straight Talk.  As postpaid carriers increase their prices, prepaid is becoming increasingly popular, so we threw a Straight Talk SIM card into the Nexus 4…

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T-Mobile Nexus 4 and Verizon Droid DNA available for $49.99 The LG-built Google Nexus 4 is one of the current hot sellers and has been in and out of the stocks in the Google Play Store. But, the smartphone is currently available with T-Mobile for just $49.99 on a contract.

The discounted LG Nexus 4 is available with a two year T-Mobile deal and the current offer will be valid until February 18…

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Good news this morning for anyone with an extra $10,000 to spend on a new smartphone, as luxury phone brand Vertu has officially introduced its new Android-powered handset. Dubbed the Vertu Ti, this Android 4.0 device is launching this month with a price tag that starts out at $9,600 for the Titanium Black Leather model…

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Vertu Ti is the company's first Android smartphone The Vertu Ti is the first truly new phone model Vertu has to present after they parted ways with Nokia. It's also their first Android smartphone.

And Vertu has done a nice job in making sure the specs are as up-to-date as possible. There's a dual-core 1.7Ghz CPU, 1GB RAM and 64GB of in-built storage…

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Vertu’s First Android Smartphone: Not so Smart
For those of you wishing Nokia would make an Android device this is as close as you will ever get. Vertu was Nokia’s luxury brand and was sold off in the restructuring that Nokia did, than Vertu almost immediately announced it would use Android as it’s main OS. While no longer owned by Nokia it’s first device running Android is close enough to a Nokia running Android for most…

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Google will pay Apple $1 billion to power search in iOS for 2014 Apple has been pushing hard to scrub all traces of Google from its iOS cash cow (including dropping Google Maps in a controversial move), but it seems that Google is willing to pay big lumps of cash to stay on.

According to analysts at Morgan Stanley, the Mountain View-based company will give Apple $1 billion to stay the default search engine on iOS…

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How does a breakfast consisting of a big cup of coffee and some small chips sound? That’s what Broadcom has given us this morning with the announcement of its BCM21892 4G LTE-Advanced modem, which is says is the smallest LTE-Advanced modem around. The 28nm BCM21892 is said to be around 35 percent smaller than its competition, meaning that manufacturers will have more space for other goodies inside their smartphones and tablets, and it’s also said to save up to 25 percent of the power that’s…

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Nokia Lumia 820 vs. Samsung ATIV Odyssey – Video Comparison
Andrew over at MobileBurn compares two midrange Windows Phone 8 smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 820 and the Samsung ATIV Odyssey. Which one is better? Check the comparison video after the break.

Samsung ATIV Odyssey features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, 1…

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Microsoft’s Surface Windows 8 Pro model finally launched earlier this month in both 64GB and 128GB flavors, but several customers say that they had trouble acquiring a 128GB unit, with fast sellouts reported both at Microsoft’s online store as well as at brick and mortar locations for Best Buy, Microsoft and Staples…

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We’re always coming up with exciting new content series at PhoneDog, and one of those is our Snapshot Review video segment.  If you’re looking for a quick and easy review outside of our normal two-part video review, this is the video for you.  It’s a fun one to produce but I’m struggling with the name, so it’s up to you to help me decide the best name for our bite-sized reviews! 
What do you think we should call them?  I’ve thrown a few names into a poll, but please…

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Real Racing 3 for iOS and Android to be released on February 28th, will be free to play
Electronic Arts has announced that Real Racing 3, one of the most anticipated racing games, will be released for iOS and Android on February 28th for free.

The announcement came from EA’s senior vice president for mobile and social game development Nick Earl (in an interview for Bloomberg) and soon after Firemonkeys (development studio behind the RR3) on their forum shared more info:
Today we announced Real Racing 3 will be free…

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Virtual personal assistant shootout: Talk the talk What can I help you with? Hope your day is going well. It’s a start. But it’ll take time for the likes of Siri and Google Now to live up to the Intelligent Personal Assistant title. Surprisingly, intelligent isn’t too far off for software that’s context and location aware, does speech recognition…

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The challenge is getting closer and closer to ending, but I’m still learning a lot about the HTC One X+ .  I’m on day 22 of the 30 day challenge, and overall, I’m getting used to the phone.  The homescreens are set up and everything is set up to my liking as I wind down.  In this video, I’m recapping some of the features I like and dislike about this flagship HTC smartphone…

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If I had to decide versus Google’s Google Now, or Apple’s Siri, I’m afraid I wouldn’t have to think about it too hard anymore. Despite the fact that Siri has been upgraded quite a bit from its first iteration, I think she’s still pretty limited in her “assistant” functions. And, frankly, the only reason I know she’s limited in her functions is because Google Now exists…

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Nokia Asha 310 announced

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Nokia Asha 310 announced
Nokia today has added another member to its affordable Asha series, the Asha 310.

The Asha 310 is the first Nokia feature phone that offer both dual-SIM and Wi-Fi connectivity. It features a scratch-proof 3-inch WQVGA display, 20MB internal memory, microSD card support (up to 32GB), 2-megapixel camera, WiFi, GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 3…

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Aaron’s rounding up the best smartphones as voted on by YOU in PhoneDog’s Official Smartphone Rankings !  For week 49, the Samsung Galaxy Note II held its first place spot on both the People’s Choice and Expert’s Choice charts with 234 votes.  The Nokia Lumia 920 held onto second place in a TIE with the Samsung Galaxy S III – each with 117 votes…

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If BlackBerry’s time to attract attention in the world’s most important market wasn’t yesterday, it surely isn’t in March either. It’s looking nearly impossible for BlackBerry to steal the spotlight away from any of the big names in mobile over the next few months. As we edge closer to the rumored mid-March release slot of the BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 in the States, I can’t help but think the success of BlackBerry’s reception will be determined by their rival’s announcements…

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It’s another tie!  For a second week in a row, the Samsung Galaxy S III and Nokia Lumia 920 scored the same number of votes to both tie for #2.  So to make things fair, we will feature a Samsung Galaxy S III review on Tuesday this time and the Nokia Lumia 920 will be up tomorrow.
“One of the best Android phones that i ever had…

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