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[Poll] Will Google's Android Nexus 7 Tablet Dethrone the iPad?

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It's sleek. It's functional. It's running the newest unadulterated version of Android. And it's priced to sell. The Google Nexus 7 tablet could have all the ingredients it takes to make a great consumer device. That doesn't necessarily mean it will take off in the mass market. Will the Nexus...
[Poll] Will Google's Android Nexus 7 Tablet Dethrone the iPad?

Hands-on with Huawei's new Android flagship: the Ascend P2

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At one of the first keynotes of Mobile World Congress, Huawei today announced the launch of the successor to its popular Ascend P1 Android smartphone – the Ascend P2. The Ascend P2 has a 4.7-inch (1280 x 720) display, 1.5 GHz K3V2 quad-core processor (which Huawei says is the fastest processor on...
Hands-on with Huawei's new Android flagship: the Ascend P2

Sony Xperia ZL coming to a swath of Canadian carriers in April

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It's not quite a US launch, but it's close: Sony is bringing the more compact of its two 5-inch smartphones, the Xperia ZL, to Canada in April. While that's already good news for locals who like their Xperias extra-large, the real perk will be a change in Sony's tendency...
Sony Xperia ZL coming to a swath of Canadian carriers in April

CBS brings full episode streaming in HD to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

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Welcome to the 21st century, CBS. Following in the footsteps of NBC, TBS, TNT, ABC and a smattering of others, CBS has launched a new iOS app that enables iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners to stream full-length, HD-quality episodes of CBS programming right on their mobile device. The...
CBS brings full episode streaming in HD to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

ST-Ericsson to lose 1,600 jobs

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Mobile chip venture owned by Ericsson and STMicroelectronics to shed jobs in Sweden, Germany, India and ChinaA total of 1,600 jobs will be lost in Sweden, Germany, India and China by the closure of mobile chip joint venture ST-Ericsson, crushed by competition from Asian chipmakers and the collapse of Finnish...
ST-Ericsson to lose 1,600 jobs

Gionee ELIFE E6 smarphone leaks with 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core SoC and 13MP cam

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It looks like the battle for affordable smartphone flagships is heating up. Hot on the heels of TCL / Alcatel's tasty $280 Idol X comes word of Gionee's ELIFE E6, also boasting a 5-inch 1080p display, 1.5GHz quad-core processor (MediaTek MT6589T) with 2GB RAM and 13-megapixel BSI camera with...
Gionee ELIFE E6 smarphone leaks with 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core SoC and 13MP cam

Sony posts its first AOSP build for the Xperia Z (video)

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Sony is quickly developing a reputation as the tinkerer's phone maker of choice: it took on responsibility for maintaining AOSP on the Xperia S even when Google couldn't. Today, it's proving that commitment to open software by releasing an Android 4.2.2-based AOSP build for one of its 2013 flagships,...
Sony posts its first AOSP build for the Xperia Z (video)

Best Buy offering pre-orders for Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X for $149.99 and $99.99 under contract

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Nokia and HTC's upcoming Windows Phone 8 flagships are still on the standard release path: announcement, federal approval and now, pre-order. Keeping device availability tucked firmly under its hat, Best Buy is now offering Nokia's Lumia 920 and the HTC 8X for pre-sale, priced at $149.99 and $99.99, respectively....
Best Buy offering pre-orders for Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X for $149.99 and $99.99 under contract

Huawei A199 outed with 5-inch 720p display, 1.5GHz CPU, 2GB RAM

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Huawei kicked off the year by introducing its 5-inch Ascend D2 and 6.1-inch Ascend Mate flagships, and after a few months of catering for smaller hands, it's revisiting larger screens with the A199. The new handset shares a handful of specs with the Ascend D2, and although it's not...
Huawei A199 outed with 5-inch 720p display, 1.5GHz CPU, 2GB RAM

Apple has Apple Stores, Samsung has... this!

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You know those heady dreams of a new Samsung product launch today? Well consider them punctured. There's no new gadgets to announce, but instead a teaming-up with UK retailer Phones 4u, offering a dedicated space for Samsung to dip its toes into retail waters. Located on London's Oxford Street...
Apple has Apple Stores, Samsung has... this!
First Impression: HTC Has A Winner With The One

Vendors brace for iPhone 5S, ready new flagships of their own as battle draws near

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Vendors brace for iPhone 5S, ready new flagships of their own as battle draws near

LG unveils the Optimus 4X HD, with 4.7-inch, quad-core Tegra 3 and Ice Cream Sandwich

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With Mobile World Congress just days away and a number of new smartphone launches already under its belt, Korean electronics giant LG has today announced its new flagship quad-core Android smartphone, the Optimus 4X HD, in an attempt to lure consumers away from rival Android device makers. The Optimus 4X...
LG unveils the Optimus 4X HD, with 4.7-inch, quad-core Tegra 3 and Ice Cream Sandwich

Engadget Mobile Podcast 136 - 05.07.2012

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We're back, and we have opinions. Strong ones. Veer into the rim of our ga1aXy for a glimpse of what's now and what's next in mobile. Hosts: Myriam Joire (tnkgrl), Brad Molen, Joseph Volpe Guest: Mat Smith Producer: Trent Wolbe Music: Tycho - Coastal Brake (Ghostly International) 00:02:15 -...
Engadget Mobile Podcast 136 - 05.07.2012

Android metrics show Jelly Bean adoption overtaking Ice Cream Sandwich

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Google's big shake-up of Android version metrics has already given us a better understanding of where the platform's active users truly stand. Now that we're a month into the new methodology, we have a good sense of where those users are going -- and they're moving to Jelly Bean...
Android metrics show Jelly Bean adoption overtaking Ice Cream Sandwich

Nokia Launches WP8 Flagships In India: Lumia 920, 820 On Sale From Tomorrow; Lumia 620 Coming In Early February

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We still don’t know how many Windows Phone 8-powered smartphones Nokia has sold since it started selling WP8-powered Lumias in the U.S. and Europe, back in November, but the once Mighty Finn is continuing to expand availability of the range — launching the 920T into China at the end of last...
Nokia Launches WP8 Flagships In India: Lumia 920, 820 On Sale From Tomorrow; Lumia 620 Coming In Early February

The Ubuntu smartphone cometh -- to the Galaxy Nexus, specifically

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Linux diehards, rejoice! The Ubuntu smartphone is coming, and it’ll be here in about eight months. Ubuntu for smartphones will use all four corners of the screen, giving us what Ubuntu maker Canonical calls “a more immersive experience” than the smartphone interfaces we’re already used to. Perhaps most interestingly,...
The Ubuntu smartphone cometh -- to the Galaxy Nexus, specifically
Android Version Market Share numbers come out, over 60% still on Gingerbread, 4.x hits 16%

ZTE Aims For Apple, Samsung With Lofty 2012 Smartphone Sales Goal

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ZTE isn’t a name we hear a lot over in the States, but the company plans to change all that. But head of mobile strategy Ryu Chienhao claims that ZTE plans on selling 35 million smartphones this year, with hopes to become the number 3 smartphone and mobile phone vendor...
ZTE Aims For Apple, Samsung With Lofty 2012 Smartphone Sales Goal
Sony Xperia Z tapped as a likely "Google Experience" phone. Whither Nexus?
iPhone Brand Outshines Samsung's Galaxy As iPhone 5 Becomes Best-Selling Smartphone Globally In Q4, iPhone 4S 2nd -- Analyst

ZTE Grand Memo and Grand S on sale now in China

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Two of ZTE's Android flagships have just gone on sale in China: the Grand Memo and Grand S. If you'll remember, the Chinese OEM introduced the devices earlier this year, unveiling the 5-inch 1080p Grand S at CES and the stylus-less, 5.7-inch Note competitor, the Grand Memo, at MWC....
ZTE Grand Memo and Grand S on sale now in China

Best Buy prices Nokia Lumia 920 at $149.99 and HTC 8X at $99, as AT&T opens preorders

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 launch event is just over a week away and already Best Buy and AT&T have begun releasing pricing for the Nokia and HTC flagships, pricing the Lumia 920 and HTC 8X at $149.99 and $99 respectively. WPCentral reports (via The Verge) that Best Buy placed a new advertisement earlier today,...
Best Buy prices Nokia Lumia 920 at $149.99 and HTC 8X at $99, as AT&T opens preorders

Synaptics launches a pair of mobile touchscreens at MWC 2013

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If Synaptics has a favorite song, we'd assume it'd be Touch Me, after all, the touchscreen maker does want customers to get handsy with its products. The company is launching a pair of mobile touchscreens here at MWC that we can expect to see laminated to some Gorilla Glass...
Synaptics launches a pair of mobile touchscreens at MWC 2013

Sony Xperia SP review: lights, camera, performance

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Sony's Xperia Z took the company into the big leagues this year: the company finally has a handset that turns heads and can compete with the established Galaxy and One brands. The Z and its plainer ZL variant weren't the only bullets in the Xperia revolver for 2013, though....
Sony Xperia SP review: lights, camera, performance

Xperia Z goes on sale at the US Sony Store for $630, Xperia ZL gets a price cut

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Americans wanting one of 2013's Sony flagships have had access to the Xperia ZL for awhile, but they've had to chase down an importer if they wanted the glass-backed chic of the Xperia Z. Sony has quietly put that dilemma to rest by offering the Xperia Z through the...
Xperia Z goes on sale at the US Sony Store for $630, Xperia ZL gets a price cut

Samsung F8500 plasma wins Value Electronics' shootout

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The Samsung F8500 plasma has been selected as the winner of the annual Value Electronic's Flat Panel Shootout in a closely-fought battle with two Panasonic flagships. [Read more]...
Samsung F8500 plasma wins Value Electronics' shootout

Samsung ATIV S review (Bell Canada): the Galaxy S III, repackaged for Windows Phone 8

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Samsung was one of the first to join the Windows Phone parade with the Focus, and was quick to follow up with devices like the Focus S. It's been unusually conservative with Windows Phone 8, however: the ATIV S ($100 on contract) is the last of the big three...
Samsung ATIV S review (Bell Canada): the Galaxy S III, repackaged for Windows Phone 8

HTC 8X review: Windows Phone 8's compact flagship

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More Info Windows Phone 8X by HTC: 4.3-inch 720p display, LTE, dual-core S4, available this November Windows Phone 8X by HTC hands-on: Microsoft's modern mobile OS personified in polycarbonate Windows Phone 8 review It feels like forever since Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8 back in June, but the mobile...
HTC 8X review: Windows Phone 8's compact flagship

Sony pumps $994 million into building stacked CMOS that lets smartphones record HDR Video

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Sony is pumping 80 billion yen ($994 million) into its Nagasaki Technology Center, the home of its innovative stacked CMOS. Unlike traditional versions, the image sensor and circuit are mounted on top of one another, rather than side-by-side across a supporting substrate. The tweak means it shaves valuable millimeters...
Sony pumps $994 million into building stacked CMOS that lets smartphones record HDR Video
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