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Sony brings Xperia ZL smartphone to US but it's costly at $719

Engadget Says It’ll Be Named ‘iPhone HD’

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I hadn’t heard anything about a name, but “HD” makes sense given the 960 × 640 display. If they’re going to call it the HD, then perhaps the main camera will shoot HD video, too? I don’t see how a phone named “HD” could have a camera that only shoots standard-def video....
Engadget Says It’ll Be Named ‘iPhone HD’
Samsung announces 8-inch and Intel-powered 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3 tablets arriving this month

Galaxy S 4 Active caught on camera again, reported specs are lower than regular GS4 (video)

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First came the model number mentions, then the pictures, and now Samsung's rumored and rugged Galaxy S 4 Active has been caught on film. In a situation that screams "controlled leak," MobileTechReview appears to have handled exactly the same tethered unit we've seen snaps of, and says the device...
Galaxy S 4 Active caught on camera again, reported specs are lower than regular GS4 (video)
Fujitsu's military-grade Android 4.0 tablet on sale now for $549

Samsung shuns point-and-shoot cameras, switches factory to pricier mirrorless types

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Samsung's main camera plant in China is being converted to produce high-end mirrorless cameras instead of cheaper compacts. That's a steel-and-concrete sign that the manufacturer is trying to boost digital imaging profits by focusing on cameras with higher margins, and it implies a level adaptability that other companies can...
Samsung shuns point-and-shoot cameras, switches factory to pricier mirrorless types

Samsung updates MultiView camera lineup with MV900F point-and-shoot for $350, we go hands-on

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When we were first introduced to Samsung's MultiView series with last year's MV800, we were certainly intrigued by the original design -- the LCD flips up to face directly forward, resting just above the main camera module and enabling front-sided operation, for self-portraits and the like. What the camera...
Samsung updates MultiView camera lineup with MV900F point-and-shoot for $350, we go hands-on

Consumer Reports: T-Mobile Fudged Camera Specs on New Smartphones

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A new report from Consumer Reports says T-Mobile hasn’t presented a clear picture when it comes to taking pictures with the myTouch and myTouch Q. The $50 “budget” smartphones, the latest in T-Mobile’s line of carrier-exclusive devices, hit the market earlier this month and offered some features on par with...
Consumer Reports: T-Mobile Fudged Camera Specs on New Smartphones

Toshiba's Excite Tablet Is The First Device To Get Me Excited About Android [REVIEW] (GOOG)

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I approached Toshiba's 7.7-inch Excite tablet skeptically, but after the first hour of using it, I was impressed. The display is killer, the processor packs a punch, and the device feels great in your hands. Keep reading for my extended thoughts. Click here for pictures > Form factor This thing...
Toshiba's Excite Tablet Is The First Device To Get Me Excited About Android [REVIEW] (GOOG)
Samsung confirms it: The S 4 mini is a mid-sized phone with a mid-range punch

Huawei's D1 Quad now available in China for $425 unsubsidized

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Following the MediaPad 10 FHD quad-core tablet, Huawei's also starting to sell another device powered by its very own HiSilicon K3V2 (Hi3620) chip. Over the weekend, the Ascend D1 Quad (formerly without the "1" in the name) joins the familiar-looking D1 and D1 XL as the third member of...
Huawei's D1 Quad now available in China for $425 unsubsidized

iOS Instagram Gets Update With Facebook Sign-in, New Filter And Album Uploading Option

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Instagram just released an update that features a new filter called Mayfair, Facebook iOS 6 integration and the ability to share photos from any album on your iPhone instead of just the main camera roll, which many users missed after it disappeared from the app’s last update. Users can now...
iOS Instagram Gets Update With Facebook Sign-in, New Filter And Album Uploading Option
Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 8.0 spotted in the wild?

HTC's 603e shows up in Chinese database, ready to step in for One SU

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Another day, another new phone pops up in China's telecom equipment certification database. This time it's an HTC Android 4.1 phone dubbed the 603e, and judging by the specs, it seems to be a follow-up to the One SU with WCDMA radio in China: 4.3-inch 800 x 480 display,...
HTC's 603e shows up in Chinese database, ready to step in for One SU

HTC E1 headlines company's Chinese online store with custom options (video)

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While the Chinese variants of the HTC One won't be formally introduced until April 24th, we've managed to get our hands on its cousin device: the 603e that sports a similar earpiece design as the One, but without the front-facing BoomSound stereo loudspeakers. The retail name of this dual-SIM...
HTC E1 headlines company's Chinese online store with custom options (video)

Sony gives the slider another shot with the VAIO Duo 13: coming June 9th for $1,400

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Thanks to the magic of leaked YouTube videos, we already knew Sony was working on another slider Ultrabook to replace the failed Duo 11. Now it's official: the company just formally announced the Duo 13, and if Sony's to be believed, it addresses many of the original's shortcomings. For...
Sony gives the slider another shot with the VAIO Duo 13: coming June 9th for $1,400
Specs for Google's next-generation Nexus (GT-I9260) leak?

Sprint’s $100 ‘ZTE Optik’ 7-inch Android tablet launches Feb. 5

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Sprint announced today they will be making the budget-friendly, 7-inch ZTE Optik 3G tablet available starting Feb. 5 from Sprint Stores and online for $99.99 on the usual two year agreement. You’ll also be able to grab the Android 3.2-powered tablet without a contract for $350. If you’re not...
Sprint’s $100 ‘ZTE Optik’ 7-inch Android tablet launches Feb. 5

LG Escape specs leak ahead of any form of official debut

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A new handset from LG has been leaked thanks to EVLeaks. The Android 4.0-powered device reportedly uses a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen (that's 960x540) and gets a dual-core, 1.2GHz processor of unspecified origin. It's also said there is a five-megapixel main camera, an NFC chip, and a large-capacity, 2,150mAh battery.......
LG Escape specs leak ahead of any form of official debut
Russian site posts claimed specs of Samsung S4 Zoom and S4 Active
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini specs and images released, screen bigger than the iPhone 5

ZTE Geek unveiled with 2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ and a terrible name (video)

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Oh ZTE you cheeky monkey. Towards the end of day one at IDF in Beijing, we stumbled upon this awkwardly titled Android Jelly Bean phone that is the Geek at ZTE's booth. Needless to say, this is yet another phone powered by an Intel processor -- a 2GHz Clover...
ZTE Geek unveiled with 2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ and a terrible name (video)

Cameras on T-Mobile's myTouch smart phones have less resolution than claimed

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T-Mobile's latest myTouch and myTouch Q smart phones exemplify the trend to "entry level" phones that offer last year's leading-edge technologies at a bargain price—in this case, $50 with a two-year contract. But our tests have found the camera used on both of these phones falls short, including delivering...
Cameras on T-Mobile's myTouch smart phones have less resolution than claimed

Why does the $2.5 billion Curiosity use a 2-megapixel camera?

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It’s not often these days that people get excited about 256×256 images or that anyone considers 2 megapixels to be “high resolution,” but when the imaging device in question is between 34 and 249 million miles away the story changes significantly.The Mars rover Curiosity, despite being one of the more...
Why does the $2.5 billion Curiosity use a 2-megapixel camera?

O2 says calling just fifth most-used task on smartphones, suggests we call them 'best buds' instead

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Virtually anyone who's been a frequent smartphone user for the past few years has already suspected it, but O2 UK has provided some possible evidence in a study: calling is one of the last things we do these days. Although the number hasn't gone down, the 12.1 minutes of...
O2 says calling just fifth most-used task on smartphones, suggests we call them 'best buds' instead

Oppo's 4.7-inch, 6.93mm-thick R809T pays homage to the Finder

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No, this isn't the world's thinnest phone thanks to Alcatel and BBK, but Oppo's recently announced R809T is still a seemingly attractive device judging by the above official image. Measuring at 6.93mm thick (instead of the rumored 6.13mm), we're surprised that Oppo didn't set this to be the follow-up...
Oppo's 4.7-inch, 6.93mm-thick R809T pays homage to the Finder

Report: Samsung planning octa-core Nexus 11 alongside 11-inch Galaxy Tab this year

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Samsung focused blog SamMobile, which has been accurate with details surrounding product launches in the past, today claimed Samsung is set to introduce a number of new devices in 2013 including an 11-inch Nexus-branded tablet. According to the report, Samsung is working with Google on the Nexus 11, a 11-inch...
Report: Samsung planning octa-core Nexus 11 alongside 11-inch Galaxy Tab this year
Samsung officially announces the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3, rolling out globally starting next month
Sony officially unveils its new flagship Xperia Z smartphone

Nubia Z5 unveiled in China with quad-core chip, 5-inch 1080p display and 7.6mm thickness

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Much like many Chinese smartphone brands these days, ZTE sub-brand Nubia had prematurely given away the main selling points of its Z5 ahead of its Beijing launch today, but there were still some surprises. As you probably already know, here's yet another five-inch 1080p Android phone featuring Qualcomm's 1.5GHz...
Nubia Z5 unveiled in China with quad-core chip, 5-inch 1080p display and 7.6mm thickness
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