Archive for October, 2012

HauntedBooth 3D Ghost & ZombieBooth Android and iOS Apps (Video Review)

October 31, 2012

This is a video review of MotionPortrait’s HauntedBooth 3D Ghost and ZombieBooth apps for Android and iOS. The apps allow you to alter photos of yourself or your friends by transforming any portrait of a person into a ghost or zombie. In fact, we used images of President Obama and Governor Romney in the...
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NBA Superstar LeBron James in New Samsung Galaxy Note II TV Commercial During Heat vs Celtics Game (Video)

October 30, 2012

LeBron James, NBA superstar and reigning MVP, appeared in a new commercial promoting the Samsung Galaxy Note II Android smartphone during TNT’s broadcast of the Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat basketball game tonight. The lengthy ad, which can be viewed in the embedded video above, shows King James using the popular phablet (phone-tablet hybrid)...
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Rovio Posts Angry Birds Star Wars Gameplay Trailer, Reveals Lightsaber and AT-AT Walker (Video)

October 30, 2012

UPDATE: Released! Check out our Angry Birds Star Wars video review here. Rovio is still planning to release Angry Birds Star Wars for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC and Windows 8 on November 8th, but today the developer teased its fans by posting the first gameplay trailer. The video is short,...
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Verizon LG Spectrum 2 Android Smartphone Now Available for Just $100, Wireless Charging Battery Cover Included

October 30, 2012

If you’ve been waiting for an affordable mid to high-end LG-branded Android smartphone to drop on Verizon Wireless, then you’re in luck as the Spectrum 2, known elsewhere as the Optimus LTE II, is now available to purchase online for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year agreement. The Spectrum...
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Android 4.2 Jelly Bean: New Features (Changelog)

October 29, 2012

Google’s labeling Android 4.2 as the new flavor of Jelly Bean. It’s not the Key Lime Pie update we were hoping for, but there are certainly some cool, new features involved. Notable additions include a 360 degree panorama camera feature called Photo Sphere, Gesture Typing, Quick Settings tied to the notification bar, support for...
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Android 4.2 Jelly Bean’s Photo Sphere Camera Feature Demoed on Google Nexus 4 Smartphone (Video)

October 29, 2012

Google announced Android 4.2 Jelly Bean along with the Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet today. One of the highlighted software features of Android 4.2 is a new camera enhancement called Photo Sphere. Photo Sphere essentially allows you to capture more of the world around you by stitching together multiple pictures taken from...
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T-Mobile to Release LG Nexus 4, HTC Windows Phone 8X and Nokia Lumia 810 Smartphones in mid-November

October 29, 2012

Along with Verizon and AT&T, T-Mobile is planning to release the HTC Windows Phone 8X, though its variant will cost just $149.99 with a two-year agreement. Also, T-Mobile will have a Nokia-branded offering in the form of the Lumia 810 at an even more affordable rate of $99.99, with a two-year contract, of course....
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Verizon to Release Nokia Lumia 822 & HTC Windows Phone 8X in November, Samsung ATIV Odyssey in December

October 29, 2012

Unlike Sprint, Verizon Wireless isn’t sitting still for the launch of Windows Phone 8. After releasing just one Windows Phone 7 device in the past two years, Big Red is planning to launch at least three new Windows Phone 8-powered smartphones this holiday season, including the HTC 8X, Nokia Lumia 822 and Samsung ATIV...
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Google Nexus 7 32GB WiFi Android Tablet Now Available for $249, HSPA+ Model Coming November 13 for $299

October 29, 2012

Today’s product announcements from Google included two new devices, the LG Nexus 4 smartphone and Samsung Nexus 10 tablet; however, two variants of the previously released Nexus 7 tablet were also launched. The Asus-branded Nexus 7 32GB WiFi model is now available to purchase for $249 on the Google Play Store. The 8GB model,...
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New Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Commercials (Videos)

October 29, 2012

Here are Microsoft’s latest advertisements for Windows Phone 8. Steve Ballmer and the Microsoft team want consumers to know that Windows Phone isn’t built for all of us, but for each of us – at least that seems to be the marketing strategy moving forward. If you missed it, be sure to check out...
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Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore Gives Extensive Windows Phone 8 Demo in 19-minute Promotional Video

October 29, 2012

After its successful launch event in NYC today, Microsoft wants the world to meet Windows Phone 8 on a more personal level, so, naturally, Joe Belfiore is on hand to offer his best sales pitch and demonstrations in the lengthy 19-minute video above. The Corporate VP of Windows Phone shows off new Windows Phone...
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Jessica Alba Endorses Windows Phone 8 Over iPhone 5 (Images)

October 29, 2012

American actress Jessica Alba graced the stage during the Windows Phone 8 launch event today to offer her experience with Microsoft’s maturing mobile OS. The beautiful 31-year old celebrity is also a mother of two, so the focus of her appearance was on the new Kid’s Corner feature in Windows Phone 8, which essentially...
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Google Announces LG Nexus 4 Android Smartphone, Coming to T-Mobile November 13 (Specs, Pics, Video)

October 29, 2012

The Samsung Nexus 10 likely has tablet fans excited, but Google also announced the LG Nexus 4 for Android smartphone enthusiasts today, despite the cancellation of its press conference due to Hurricane Sandy. The Nexus 4 features a 4.7-inch WXGA IPS display (1280×768 pixel resolution, 320 ppi), Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 8...
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Google Announces Samsung Nexus 10 Android 4.2 Tablet, Coming November 13 for $399 (Specs, Pics, Video)

October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy’s impending wrath forced Google to cancel its big Android event today, but the company still announced three new devices and an update to the mobile OS as planned. Along with the LG Nexus 4 smartphone and 32GB HSPA+ Nexus 7 tablet, Google also unveiled the Samsung Nexus 10 with Android 4.2 Jelly...
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Watch Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 Launch Event Live Stream Webcast Here (Video)

October 29, 2012

While Google’s big Nexus-themed Android event in NYC has been cancelled, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 launch event will begin shortly and you can watch the live stream webcast right here on Smartkeitai.com via the embedded video above. The press conference is being held in San Francisco, California and will begin...
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