News – Feb 21st

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NVIDIA officially took the wraps off of its new quad-core Tegra 4 processor at CES last month, but unfortunately for anyone interested in trying out the company’s new silicon, the announcement didn’t include any details about when we might see some Tegra 4-powered smartphones come to market. ZTE has remedied that situation tonight, as it’s revealed that it’s teaming up with NVIDIA to launch the first “super phones” powered by Tegra 4…

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And so it begins. The comparisons. The ” I want it , and I want it now” arguments. The importance of hardware and design in justifying a handset’s $800 price tag, at the sacrifice of durability. It’s a double-edged sword, this industry.
Yet, this is shaping up to be the most exciting yea r in mobile tech that I can recall…

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Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview released for Nexus smartphones and tablets
As promised, Canonical just released its Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview images for Nexus smartphones and tablets.

This early preview build is available for Samsung Galaxy Nexus, LG Nexus 4, ASUS Nexus 7 and Samsung Nexus 10. After flashing your device you will have access to the following apps: Gallery, Phone (Dialer, SMS and Address Book), Camera, Web Browser, Media Player and Notepad…

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Remember those LG Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 handsets that leaked earlier this morning? Less than 24 hours later, they’ve made the jump from Rumorville to Official Town. LG tonight officially announced its new Optimus F Series, which consists of the 4G LTE-capable Optimus F5 and Optimus L7. The folks at LG say that their goal with the Optimus F lineup is to bring together a “premium user experience” with LTE connectivity and to offer that combo to a large audience…

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LG unveils LTE-enabled Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 droids When LG announced its Q4 2012 results, the company announced that it will be focusing on LTE-enabled phones, which included the launch of the new F series. After a bit of teasing, the F series is now official with the LG Optimus F5 and Optimus F7.

“With adoption of LTE expected to explode in 2013, we are sending a clear message to con-sumers with the Optimus F Series that LTE isn’t just for…

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After Flashing us late last year, it looks like Sprint is now ready to show us its Force. A product page sent to Engadget has revealed a new smartphone known as the Sprint Force, a ZTE-made device that’ll come to market with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in tow. According to the leaked image, the Force will be launching on March 1 with a price of $49…

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BlackBerry Sales Forecast Cut From 1.75 Million to Only 300 Thousand
Everyone had high hopes for the BlackBerry Z10 including the Analysts. Now it seems those analysts are doing more harm than good. Many had predicted that BlackBerry would sell 1.75 million in Q1 on the two new devices which was simply an over the top predication and now that the actual sales figures are coming in they have predicted only 300,000 to sell…

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Despite the large smartphones out there, there’s still room for smaller high-end Android phones, and US Cellular’s Motorola Electrify M is aiming to target that market.  Sporting a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, the Electrify M’s claim to fame is a colorful 4.3-inch AMOLED display that makes it easy to hold in one hand…

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HTC One gets priced for Germany, can be had for €661 Looking to avoid poor market availability issues of the past, HTC is wasting no time in getting its new One flagship into as many peoples' hands as quickly as possible.

Following several UK vendors' prices popping up online, the HTC One will be available from O2 in Germany for either €661 up front, or for €25…

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Plants vs. Zombies Free for iOS Devices
This is more of a Public Service Announcement than a post to our readers who use an iOS device. However I wanted to share that the mega blockbuster games Plants vs. Zombies is now free for iOS devices.
 

I don’t know how long it will stay free or even how long it’s been free but I do know if you have an iDevice and you even have a passing interest in Plants Vs…

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Though the market would tell you otherwise, there’s still room for smaller high-end Android smartphones, and US Cellular’s Motorola Electrify M is aiming to hit that crowd.  Featuring a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, the Electrify M’s claim to fame is a nice little 4.3-inch AMOLED display that makes it easy to hold in one hand…

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Remember that recent change to the Digital Millenium Copyright Act that removed the exception that allowed consumers to unlock their cellphones without carrier consent? The move didn’t sit well with a lot of folks, and in response, someone created a White House petition asking that the decision be reversed or that a bill be created to permanently make unlocking legal…

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LTE enabled Optimus F5 and F7 announced by LG
Earlier this week LG unveiled its 2013 flagship device, the Optimus G Pro and today has announced two new LTE ready Android smartphones, the Optimus F5 and Optimus F7.

Optimus F5 specifications:

Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core
Display: 4.3-inch IPS (256 ppi)
Size: 126…

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Samsung Galaxy Express review: Jelly Bean Express The Samsung Galaxy Express represents an interesting mix of features. The latest Jelly Bean flavor, the impressively fast processor, the LTE connectivity, the spectacular 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, and the Galaxy S III looks…

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Right on schedule, Canonical has released the Touch Developer Preview version of Ubuntu for phones and tablets. The software is now available to download and is compatible with four different Nexus products: the Nexus 4 (“mako”), Nexus 7 (“grouper”), Nexus 10 (“manta”) and Galaxy Nexus (“maguro”). Unfortunately for owners of a CDMA-flavored Nexus, since only the GSM “maguro” Galaxy Nexus is listed as being compatible with the Touch Developer Preview, Sprint and Verizon Galaxy Nexus users will…

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Sprint Force LTE leaks, to be released on March 1st
It looks like Sprint will add another ZTE LTE ready handset (after ZTE Flash) to its portfolio, a mid-range Android device, the Force.

According to a leaked Sprint product page, the Force will feature a 4-inch display reinforced with Gorilla Glass, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB internal memory, 5-megapixel back camera, 1-megapixel front-facing camera, 1,730mAh battery and will run Android 4…

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Sony Xperia Z launches in Europe today, already sold out in France More than 140,000 Xperia Z units were sold during the launch week of the smartphone in Japan. The Xperia Z hit the shelves in the country of the rising sun exclusively via NTT DoCoMo on February 9.

The Sony Xperia Z is one of the six newly released high-end smartphones by NTT DoCoMo, along with Panasonic Eluga X, Sharp Aquos EX, LG Optimus G Pro, Huawei Ascend D2, Fujitsu Arrows X and NEC…

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Android has come a long way. There isn’t a person on this planet that could sit across from you and, with a straight face and in a serious tone, tell you that Android 4.2 isn’t drastically different compared to Android 1.0. Those changes have been sweeping, and over the years even more welcomed. We have watched as Android not only caught up to Apple’s iOS, but in some people’s eyes actually surpassed it in a lot of ways…

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