News – Mar 12th

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Google recently showed off the UI for its Glass headwear with a video titled “How It Feels,” demonstrating how users can take photos, get directions and search for information using the headwear. Today we got another look at Glass during a panel at the South By Southwest Interactive conference, but as noted by Engadget, this time Google gave us a peek at some third-party apps for the device…

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AT&T offers refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note II for $0.99 Samsung Galaxy Note II is still one of the most powerful droids and is one of the hot sellers in the market. The second generation phablet currently carries a price tag of $239.99 from Amazon, but a new deal on refurbished devices lets you have it for far less.

If you are planning to lay your hands on the Galaxy Note II and if you feel that the price tag is quite expensive, then AT&T is…

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I’m on day 26 with the LG Nexus 4 – also known as the Google Nexus 4 – and much like the other challenge videos, I’m coming up with a few additional things I like and don’t like about this device.  I’m still going strong with the device, though I still think there’s a value play in Sense and TouchWiz…

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Samsung’s already teased the Galaxy S IV in a couple of videos ahead of its big March 14 event , and now the device maker has decided to start doing its teasing in still image form as well. The official Samsung Mobile U.S. Twitter account just shared the image you see above , which shows a device with rounded corners, an edge that looks to be a different color than the front of the phone and what’s likely a volume rocker on the side…

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LG Optimus L5 II hits Brazil, global rollout to follow LG has just announced the LG Optimus L5 II has started shipping. Brazil will be the first country to get the smartphone with the dual-SIM version debuting first.

Soon after the Brazilian launch, both single and dual-SIM versions of the LG Optimus L5 II will roll out in South and Central America, Europe, Asia, Russia, the Middle East and Africa…

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Good news, Motorola DROID 4 owners, because you no longer have a reason to be jealous of your DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX-owning buddies. According to a report from Droid-Life, Motorola is getting ready to kick off a soak test for an upcoming DROID 4 update, with several users reporting that they were recently invited by the company to try an “early preview of a new software release…

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Samsung Ativ Odyssey review: Pocket journey The Samsung Ativ Odyssey for Verizon Wireless is the manufacturer’s only Windows Phone 8 handset on offer in the United States – not exactly an all-out effort by any standard. The Korean giant decided not to bring the Galaxy S III resembling Samsung Ativ S…

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It may be Monday, but it’s going down in style with an epic Android dogfight battle!  Aaron puts the Google Nexus 4 up against the Sony Xperia Z to see which offers the best blend of features, performance, and price.  The Nexus 4 is Google’s flagship stock Android smartphone and it offers a 1…

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WOW!  After an amazing turnout of voters during the Official Smartphone Rankings one year anniversary week, the Samsung Galaxy Note II skyrocketed back into the #1 position.  With 1600 votes the Note II crushed the rest of the competition.  
“Samsung Galaxy Note 2 FTW!!”   by MAURICE PAOLINO JR…

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Get over that case of the Mondays with a dogfight battle!  Aaron throws the Google Nexus 4 and Sony Xperia Z into the ring to see which one offers the best blend of features, performance, and all around awesomeness.  The Nexus 4 is one of the few stock Android smartphones on the market and it offers a 1…

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BlackBerry Z10 pricing and availability for AT&T announced AT&T has just announced the pricing and the availability of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone on its network. The handset that is expected to start the BlackBerry fightback is going to hit the shelves of the carrier's stores on March 22.

AT&T starts taking pre-orders tomorrow, March 12. Both regular and corporate customers will be able to pre-order the Z10…

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There’s some good news today for you Sprint subscribers that want to try BlackBerry 10 but have decided to shun physical keyboard from your lives, as a new report from AllThingsD claims that Sprint is planning to launch a full-touch BlackBerry 10 smartphone in the second half of 2013. The site’s sources say that this won’t be the BlackBerry Z10 that will be soon arriving on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, but rather a follow-up model to the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone…

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One of the hottest topics in mobile right now is 4G LTE, as all four major U.S. carriers are in the process of rolling out LTE networks. To see just how each carrier’s data service stack up against one another, RootMetrics visited 77 of the top U.S. markets in the latter half of 2012 to see how the high-speed networks of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon compare…

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Samsung teases the Galaxy S IV with another video Today, Samsung released another teaser for the Galaxy S IV, which continues the story of Jeremy Maxwell, the "secret messenger" of the unpacked event. Check it out:

There's a promise of at least one more clip at the end, which will likely be released before the unpacked event on Thursday – in case you haven't had your fair share of bad acting…

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When I was first using a BlackBerry device, way back when BlackBerry was Research In Motion and there was a trackwheel, I wasn’t blown away by BlackBerry Messenger. BBM has been one of the major mainstays for the company, and considering it’s still a standalone application and not baked into the standard text messaging app in BlackBerry 10, it’s obvious that isn’t changing…

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