Archive for February, 2012

Global Mobile Awards 2012: Samsung Galaxy S II, Angry Birds

February 29, 2012

Every year at Mobile World Congress, a panel of judges selects the top performers in the mobile industry from the previous year. It’s a bit backwards, considering we’re typically interested in MWC for future products, but it’s certainly nice to honor and award companies who out-shined their competitors in the recent past. Last year,...
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Toshiba Excite 10 LE to Release March 6 for $530

February 29, 2012

Announced at CES 2012 as the Excite X10, Toshiba has decided to rename the tablet to Excite 10 LE and will release it to select U.S. retailers starting March 6 for $530 and $600 for the 16GB and 32GB models, respectively. Toshiba calls the Excite 10 LE the “world’s thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet,”...
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Google Android Voice Actions vs Siri on iPhone 4S (video)

February 29, 2012

Motorola put out a video pitting Siri on the iPhone 4S against Google Voice Actions on the Motorola Atrix 2. The first thing that came to mind while watching the video was, “how many hands does this woman have?” Then, we realized Motorola conveniently left out some useful scenarios that would have made the...
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Best Buy to Expand Return Period to 30 Days for All Items

February 29, 2012

There’s some Good news for tablet enthusiasts who shop at Best Buy. Currently, Best Buy’s return period for Android tablets and the iPad (also computers, monitors, projectors, camcorders, radar detectors and digital cameras) is set at just 14 days. However, starting March 4th, that window will be pushed to a full 30 days for...
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Will Google Partner with HTC to Launch Nexus One X with Android 5.0 Jelly Bean?

February 29, 2012

Earlier in the week, we reported on LG possibly being selected as the next manufacturer to release a Nexus device. The news came straight from Ramchan Woo, head of LG’s smartphone division, who said the two parties are in heavy discussions. While the idea of an Optimus Nexus device being developed is intriguing, HTC...
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“Verizon Guy” Confronts Snowboarder in Prank (Video)

February 28, 2012

Paul Marcarelli, an American actor known primarily as the “Can you hear me now?” guy for Verizon Wireless, has been called upon to perform a prank for the largest wireless network in the U.S. Like in the commercials, the “Test Man” appears with a group of Big Red employees representing “the network.” They surprise...
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Google Executive Hints Android 5.0 Jelly Bean in Fall 2012

February 28, 2012

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been out for a short while now, and although it’s more consumer-friendly than Gingerbread/Honeycomb and considered the best build yet, many are already talking about the next iteration of the mobile OS. We know the next major release of Android will be called Jelly Bean, but when will...
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Apple iPad 3 Will Be Unveiled March 7 in San Francisco

February 28, 2012

We typically stay clear of unsubstantiated rumors for Apple products because they can get a bit out of hand, especially since successors to their tablet and phone lines only get released once a year. Well, we can now squash some of those iPad 3 rumors, as Apple finally started sending out invites to a...
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Verizon: Shared Data Plans Coming Mid-2012

February 28, 2012

Verizon Wireless Communications CFO, Fran Shammo, apparently confirmed at an investors conference that shared family data plans will likely be offered around mid-2012. Shammo commented, it’s “a very complex equation because we have to make sure that it’s good for Verizon and it’s also good for the customer.” He then elaborated by saying, “it’s...
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Upcoming Tegra 3 Android Games Previewed: Sonic 4 Episode II, Golden Arrow, Dark Kingdom and More (Video)

February 27, 2012

Nvidia is showing off the next batch of high-end games for Tegra 3 4-PLUS-1 quad-core devices at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona this week. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, Golden Arrow THD, Dark Kingdom THD, Eden to GREEEEN THD and Hamilton’s Great Adventure THD are the titles being showcased. For those who...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Specs: 1.5GHz Quad-Core Processor, 4.8-inch 1080p Screen, Ceramic Shell and Android ICS

February 27, 2012

Warning: what you’re about to read is classified as a rumor and should be treated as such. Basically, take everything below with a grain of salt. The folks at BGR claim to have all the details on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. Some of the information is old, some new, but alas,...
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Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD Quad-Core Android Tablet (Specs)

February 27, 2012

After revealing the quad-core powered Ascend D Quad smartphone yesterday, Huawei unveiled the quad-core MediaPad 10 FHD Android tablet at Mobile World Congress 2012 today. The MediaPad 10 FHD delivers on features with a 1.5GHz K3 quad-core processor, 10-inch FHD (1920X1200) IPS display, 2GB of RAM (!), Dolby surround sound technology, an 8 megapixel...
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Panasonic Eluga Power: 5-inch 720p Screen, Snapdragon S4

February 27, 2012

Panasonic announced the oddly named Eluga Android smartphone prior to Mobile World Congress 2012, but today they’ve announced its big brother. The Eluga Power runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and rocks a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor, massive 5-inch 1280×720 display, 8GB of internal storage, an 8 megapixel rear camera with 1080p...
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Google Teases Android Jelly Bean at MWC 2012

February 27, 2012

Of all tasty treats to put out for the press at Mobile World Congress 2012, Google decided to nonchalantly serve up a big bowl of Jelly Beans at a private meeting area near their Android booth. Of course, this is not an accident or a coincidence, as the code-name Jelly Bean has been rumored...
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ZTE Orbit Windows Phone to Battle Nokia Lumia 610

February 27, 2012

While ZTE announced a variety of new Android smartphones, just one Windows Phone was added to their portfolio at MWC 2012. Unfortunately, the ZTE Orbit is an entry-level model, like the Nokia Lumia 610, so the focus is mainly on affordability. The Orbit features a 4-inch WVGA display, 1GHz single-core Qualcomm processor, 512MB of...
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