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    While both the latest Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy devices depend on SoCs (System-on-a-Chip) manufactured under the same roof, their respective parent companies are bitter rivals in a highly competitive market. With any cut-throat competition there is often some form of mudslinging, in an attempt to sway the opinion of the masses, competitors will often spend significant time and money highlighting the flaws of their opposition. Seen on Thanksgiving, daily television, and even during the Super Bowl, the "Samsunged" ads are effectively everywhere. These ads aim specifically to portray ...

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    Each morning the sun rises up over the east side of campus; long shadows reach like spindly fingers spanning building to building. As the morning breaks, tens of thousands of students march onto university grounds with heavy backpacks containing laptops, chargers, textbooks, notebooks, folders and more. Pupils walk briskly between classes, run to hand in homework on time, juggle multiple notebooks, and combat the countdown clock on their laptop battery. One would think technology companies would be itching to release a product capable of simplifying this routine, lightening the load, and ...

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    Since the days of gray scale LCD screens on PDAs, the stylus has been the invaluable tool which allowed you to precisely navigate the small screen. With killer applications like the venerable PhatWare Calligrapher, which converts hand writing to text, you can use the stylus to mimic the analog world of pen and paper. Along, with integration of cell phone technology, the hope of a converged hand held device for your mobile life was starting to become a reality. As cellular data and push email where implemented, the world was starting to be at one's stylus tip. Microsoft along with Palm were ...

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    Corning, creator of Gorilla Glass, and Samsung Mobile Display Co., creator of Super AMOLED technology and producer of nearly 90% of all AMOLED displays worldwide, are certainly no strangers in the smartphone market. Both stand as large names in the game and contribute parts to many other mobile device manufacturers in some way. Their partnership thus far has seen the rise of tougher and more scratch resistant glass, along with brighter and more impressive displays. However it has, up until this point, not seen a direct collaborative product. The two big players have recently signed an ...

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    Many smartphone users tend to rely heavily on SMS backup and restore features; such tools allow them to switch phones, ROMs or just hard reset without so much as a hiccup. On platforms like Windows Mobile this operation was performed very easily through commonly available backup tools; the same can be said currently for Android. Those running the latest Apple product are certainly not left out of this feature group, although often restore functionality, outside of system backup, will require a jailbreak. Up until recently however, Microsoft's latest contribution to the smartphone ecosystem ...

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    For the first time ever, HTC has made a device that just might be targeted towards the female demographic. And while HTC won't admit that the HTC Rhyme is a phone for girls, we wanted to do a bit of our own research to determine whether a plum-colored phone would be more desired by women than men. In this video, I hit the streets of New Orleans to get some real answers on the matter. The results might surprise you.

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    Editor note: Please welcome SassiBob as the latest Contributing Editor for Pocketnow! We're excited to benefit from her unique perspective on mobile gadgets. Don't forget to follow her on Twitter! With a 3.7" WVGA Super LCD screen, plum color and lots of girly accessories, the Verizon HTC Rhyme comes with a soft, black docking station, a set of color-coordinated tangle-free earbuds, and a glowing charm. It's got a VGA camera up front, and a 5MP shooter on the back. It's a 3G EVDO Rev A-capable phone (no LTE) that packs a 1GHz snapdragon processor with 768MB of RAM, all running on Android ...

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    Is Microsoft paying for apps to be converted from iOS to Windows Phone? According to a source, the answer is yes! Microsoft has long been the power-house behind businesses both large and small. In addition to their office applications, they also have server operating systems, enterprise-class database solutions, and let's not forget Exchange. Exchange powers a large percentage of corporate email, calendar and scheduling, and contact management. One would imagine that Microsoft is pretty happy getting a licensing fee from every company that wants to enable syncing with Exchange servers on ...

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    It's almost Halloween and it's time for some scary stuff so I thought it would be a good idea to get some of the scary and nitty, gritty details about Windows Mobile. Corniness aside, the bootloader on any device is something that you shouldn't mess with unless you are making some amazing mod for the rest of the world or you are flashing a custom ROM image to your phone. It's what your device uses to start up all the systems and drivers needed for your device to function properly, similar to BIOS or EFI in your computer. If you mess it up, you're in some deep trouble, especially as the ...

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    There have been quite a few recent leaks of potential BlackBerry Storm 3 handset candidates. Today we seem to have some alleged clarification that the Blackberry Storm 3 will actually be the BlackBerry 9570. A picture supposedly taken of the screen from a Verizon Cellebrite machine clearly shows the model 9570 followed by the words "Storm 3". (A Cellebrite machine is used to swap contacts from an old phone to a new phone in-store, when buying a new handset). The Blackberry 9570 looks like being an incremental upgrade to the Storm 2. From the information that we know, the main difference ...

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    In this part of Verizon SMT5800 the review, I take a look at the hardware features offered on the latest Verizon smartphone. Here are some highlights: QUALCOMM MSM7500 400MHz processor Dual mode CDMA and EVDO Bluetooth 2.0 2 Megapixel camera Slide out QWERTY keyboard Next up in the review, we'll take a look at the SMT5800's Bluetooth connectivity options. See also: What I love and hate about the SMT5800 Verizon SMT5800 Video Review, Part 4 Verizon SMT5800 Video Review, Part 3 Verizon SMT5800 Video Review, Part 2 Video Unboxing of the Verizon SMT5800

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    The "What if" Samsung Focus spot from last month turned out to be one of the most popular Windows Phone 7 ads to date. It quickly and effectively shuffled through a bevy of software features, so potential consumers could actually see what the platform offers as a whole. Microsoft just released another video which capitalizes on the momentum introduced by that cool presentation. Essentially an extended version of the aforementioned ad, this new video showcases Windows Phone 7 at a slower pace, complete with multiple software visuals and testimonials. Check it out and give us your opinion in ...

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    The Android Market is saturated with emulators that allow users to relive their glory days of gaming. Whether it's NES, SNES, Genesis, GameBoy, or PlayStation, there seems to be an emulator available to meet those needs. Well, now you can add Nintendo 64 to that list, as famed developer yongzh, creator of GameBoid, SNEsoid, Nesoid, and Gensoid, has unleashed his latest emulator to the Android Market. With N64oid, users can play Nintendo 64 ROMs at a respectable framerate on "high-end" Android handsets. In some cases, games can run perfectly at full speed, even with sound enabled. The ...

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    At this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio's "Mighty Eagle," announced the next update to Angry Birds Seasons. The upcoming addition to the popular title will be in honor of St. Patrick's day, so expect an overly green theme throughout each level. The expansion pack is due to arrive "well before" the March 17 holiday. If the recent Valentine's Day update is anything to go by, you can probably look for it about a week prior to St. Patty's Day. Vesterbacka also revealed some information regarding Rio, Rovio's new Angry Birds game based on the ...

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    If you're an Android user who also owns a PlayStation 3, you may want to check out a nifty creation out of XDA called BlueputDroid. It's an application that allows you to use your rooted Android device as a Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad for the PS3. While there are similar Android apps to pair phones and computers, this seems to be the first that's compatible with Sony's gaming console. BlueputDroid is currently available for free in the Android Market for select devices. It's labeled as a beta, so you can probably expect some bugs. Head over to XDA-developers to view a list of supported ...

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