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    When Sony officially announced the coming Xperia S during the CES earlier this month, it mentioned that the phone would arrive for sale sometime in March. That much seemed backed-up by retailers who shortly thereafter started listing the phone for availability in early March. The release plans seemed pretty straightforward, until Play.com posted that it expected stocks of the handset to arrive on January 30. That clearly hasn't happened, so just what's the current state of the Xperia S? Despite reports that the retailer supposedly confirmed that January date, and that it wasn't just some ...

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    Last week, we heard about some consumer focus groups that Casio had been running, and the phones that it was showing-off during them. We're used to seeing chunky, ruggedized gear from Casio, so news of a super-thin quad-core powerhouse with a 4.6-inch display really caught our eye. We talked about that model at the time, but the source behind the news also claimed to have seen a new entry in the G'zOne series. Today we've learned that Casio may have been showing off that very phone at the CES, a super-ruggedized model bearing Casio's G-Shock branding. It's difficult to say just why this ...

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    Acer showed off the Iconia Tab A700 at CES yesterday, destined to compete with the Asus Transformer Prime. However, Asus didn't come empty-handed as they took the wraps off of the Transformer Prime TF700T, and improved model over the one which just recently went on sale. The new Transformer Prime TF700T brings a new 1080p-capable, 1920 x 1200 Super IPS+ display (instead of 1280 x 800), a two-megapixel front-facer (opposed to the 1.3-megapixel on the older model), and a redesigned back panel in order to improve WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity. The processor is still the 1.3GHz nVidia ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is hitting Verizon to take advantage of LTE speeds. The tablet is only measuring 7.9 mm in thickness making it a very attractive slate. We've got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and found that the Super AMOLED Plus screen is beautiful and the build quality makes the tablet feel sturdy. Weighing under three-quarters of a pound, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz processor, has 16GB of internal storage, a three-megapixel main camera, two-megapixel webcam and an LTE-compatible radio.

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    Early this morning, we showed you some of the Android tablets going up for display at this year's CES. There were some pretty remarkable models among the selection, including some new quad-core devices. Samsung and Verizon have just announced their latest tablet offering, the extra-thin Galaxy Tab 7.7. While the "7.7" figure is supposed to refer to the size in inches of the tablet's 1280 x 800 display, it very nearly doubles as claim to the tablet's thinness; in reality, the device is just a smidge too thick, at 7.9 millimeters. While that misses the mark on the coincidence, it's still a ...

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    Even though CES officially starts off on the 10th, tomorrow, companies are eager to announce their products. Lenovo, the Chinese multi-national company, just launched a pair of Androids: one smartphone and one tablet. The Lenovo S2 smartphone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a "unique Kernel-level security system to protect personal data, prevent phishing, and control network and SMS traffic". It packs a 1.4GHz single-core processor, either 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage or 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, 3.8-inch WVGA display, eight-megapixel camera, and a 1,500mAh ...

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    Sprint appears poised to be the second US carrier to offer the Motorola Xoom Android Honeycomb tablet, with accessories starting to appear for the 10.1-inch, 1280x800 slate. In fact, the accessory pictured above is said to be the same protective case whose existence was tipped by BGR earlier this week. According to reports from that site, the initial Sprint Xoom will only sport Wi-Fi, with WiMax support not coming until an unknown future date. That would match the pattern of the Verizon Xoom rollout, wherein high-speed LTE data won't be available until well after launch. (Edit: Verizon's ...

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    With the occasion of announcing several laptops and ultrabooks at CES, Acer also brought to the stage a brand new tablet which will be known as the Acer Iconia Tab A700. The Asus Transformer Prime is no longer the only one out there with nVidia's Tegra 3 quad-core CPU. According to reports, the Acer Iconia Tab A700 will be powered by the 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 SoC and sport a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The 9.8mm thick housing is also home to usual suspects like WiFi, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, and HDMI port. Expect the Acer Iconia Tab A700 running ...

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    The slimmed-down ten-inch tablet from Toshiba which we've seen around Christmas time turned out to be the final design for the Toshiba AT200. The manufacturer just announced that it will arrive to the U.S. as the Excite X10, running Honeycomb but being Ice Cream Sandwich-ready. The specs, as we've already seen, are a step forward from the Thrive. Packing a 1.2GHz TI OMAP4430 processor, the Excite X10 will operate with the help of a full gigabyte of RAM, and display images on the 10.1-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. There's a combo of a five-megapixel main and ...

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    CES is not only about Android-powered tablets, even though there seems to be a cornucopia of new devices being announced and the show hasn't even started. Gigabyte brought its new S1081 slate to Las Vegas and this one is running Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. It packs a 10.1-inch screen and the processing power comes from the new Intel Atom Cedar Trail platform, "which delivers fantastic energy efficient performance that is great for mobile multitasking". Say goodbye to 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage as the S1081 features a 500GB HDD. For those who want even more performance ...

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    The Asus Padfone, introduced by the manufacturer at the end of May, was initially tipped for an MWC 2012 official launch but now, thanks to Asus itself, we have an official confirmation. Whether you'll want to buy the Padfone or not is completely up to you. The concept of a smartphone docking deep inside a tablet is appealing and innovative by itself, as are specs like the rumored quad-core nVidia Tegra 3 SoC. At the ongoing CES, Asus confirmed, despite having a prototype on display, that the Padfone will be officially unveiled at MWC in Barcelona at the end of February. We'll be there to ...

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    Lenovo was showing off their latest tablet, the IdeaPad S2110, at CES. It's an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet which is not unlike the Asus Tranformer in its ability to dock into a keyboard. When docked, the IdeaPad can run for 20 hours before needing to charge. The dock also provides a touchpad which will support multi-touch. Inside it has a Qualcomm 8x60A/8960 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. There's a 5MP camera on the back with a single flash which is surrounded by a soft plastic finish, which will be available in multiple colors. No word on pricing, but look for it in June in the US.

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    Until Samsung and Apple settle their differences regarding the thinnest device among the Galaxy S II and the iPhone, Huawei is stepping in at CES to unveil the world's thinnest smartphone. 6.68 mm! Yes, thinner than seven millimeters is how thick the Huawei Ascend P1 S is. As for the specs, it's also one of the fastest in its class. Check it out: 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with qHD 960 x 540 resolution, dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 CPU clocking at 1.5 GHz and supported by the PowerVR SGX 540 GPU, and powering it all is Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich. There's an ...

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    Back in the "good ol' days" of computers, processor speeds were measured in Megahertz. CPUs from different manufacturers could be compared with one another, and newer CPUs could be compared to older ones. The MegaHertz Myth Today Megahertz has given way to Gigahertz, and single cores are giving way to multiple cores. To complicate things, CPU's do so much more than they did in the past, some even being called a "system on a chip" (or "SoC" for short, but more on that in a moment). These SoC's might include CPU, memory controller, and various digital signal processors. There is a huge money ...

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    For all the benefits smartphones have brought us, there's no denying that they, and cellphones in general, have had some negative impact on manners and propriety. Many people no longer think twice about checking-out at a grocery store while on a call the entire time, perhaps not even saying a word to the cashier directly. For some of us, these kind of lapses mean we forget that our phones' speakerphones are for use in private, and not for broadcasting both sides of our conversations to the general public just because we don't feel like holding the phone to our ear. If that one in ...

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