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    At CES we got some hands-on time with the Lenovo S2 Android 2.3 smartphone (which will be upgradable to Android 4.0). It packs a single-core Snapdragon MSM8255 1.4GHz CPU with a 3.8" WVGA IPS display with an 8MP camera on the back and a 1.3MP camera on the front. The S2 features a single button control that functions as a menu, back, and home button, all in one, depending on the gestures you use. It has Lenovo's custom UI which features a custom home screen interface, custom launcher, and even custom notification bar. The S2 isn't the most advanced smartphone ever, but we found the screen ...

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    Ever since the Lumia 900 rumors started pouring in, following up on the launch of the Lumia 800, we were inclined to believe (taking hints, actually), that the next Nokia Windows Phone will be made of the same polycarbonate material as the Lumia 800. Not according to New York Times! According to their sources, the Nokia Windows Phone called Lumia 900 will be announced "on Monday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas". It will be sold in the U.S. by AT&T and, instead of the same material used in the production of the Lumia 800, the Lumia 900 will be "a sleek metallic ...

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    According to recent rumors, Sony Ericsson will unveil two Android-powered smartphones at the upcoming CES. According to reports, they will be the Xperia S and the Xperia Ion, wearing a "Sony"-only branding (though it is yet unknown whether it will be accompanied by the "Sony Ericsson" branding too, or not). The Xperia S is a new name but it appears to relate to the LT26i "Nozomi" phone which we've recently saw previewed (though with a full "Sony Ericsson" branding at the top). You should expect specs like 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 12-megapixel camera, and a 720p. As far as ...

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    Don't feel strange if you feel sorry for the USB adaptor in the video below. It makes a sad face and even manages to squeeze out a tear from one of its ports. Motorola invites everyone to "stay unplugged" as the manufacturer teases some sort of wireless charging and/or synching technology for CES. Of course, the wireless charging concept is no stranger, not to mention the wireless synching concept which is already part of many smartphone owners' lives. How is Motorola going to implement the new technology? We'll find out soon enough! Source: YouTube Via: Engadget

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    Eight months ago, just a couple of days shy, Research in Motion announced the BlackBerry OS 7, bringing an easier and faster user interface, universal voice searches, an enhanced browser, HTML5 Video support and more. Now the company has just announced the updated version of the platform, BlackBerry 7.1 OS. Alongside the OS, other popular RIM apps have been also updated: BBM (which is now version 6.1 with BlackBerry Tag Support), BlackBerry Traffic, and BlackBerry Travel. The 7.1 iteration of the BlackBerry OS will roll-out from carriers starting today and over the coming weeks, bringing a ...

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    We're just hopefully a couple of minutes away from the AT&T event in Las Vegas where everyone expects the carrier to unveil the highly anticipated Nokia Lumia 900 (aka Ace). We can now not only see the official, though minuscule, renders of the phone (what we previously had was a mock-up, though a good one) but also catch some details of the device coming to AT&T's LTE network. There's a real resemblance with the Lumia 800 and the Nokia N9 and it's worth mentioning that the manufacturer seems to have placed the flash back to the left of the camera (like it was on the Nokia N9) rather then ...

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    Late last week, Gorilla Glass creator Corning announced that it would have the next generation of the technology ready to show-off at the CES this week. Today we learn of the details behind Gorilla Glass 2, including Corning's claims of the ability to manufacture the glass such that it's up to twenty percent thinner than existing Gorilla Glass screens, while maintaining the same level of damage resistance. Considering we're looking at the arrival of some of the thinnest smartphones yet conceived, manufacturers are going to be more hard-pressed than ever to find ways to slim their phones ...

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    LG's Spectrum is about to become the company's flagship phone on Verizon's LTE network. We got a really good look at the phone last week, with its 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 4.5-inch 720p display, and heard a rumor that the phone would become available on January 19. At a press event this morning, LG and Verizon finally announced the Spectrum, confirming the January 19 launch date and revealing the phone's price tag. Considering the high-end specs, the LG Spectrum will be quite affordable on Verizon. We were expecting to learn of a launch price in the $250-$300 range, but as it turns ...

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    AT&T is very proud to call itself the first U.S. carrier to offer LTE windows Phones. At today's CES event, HTC's Peter Chou, together with AT&T's Ralph de la Vega and Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, announced the HTC Titan II, follow up to the original Titan Windows Phone. You must remember the HTC Bresson rumored back in May, with the huge camera 16-megapixel camera and you surely remember the HTC Radiant render from the other day. The HTC TItan II is HTC's first LTE Windows Phone and it takes the Titan to the next level. Instead of the eight-megapixel camera on the initial model, the Titan ...

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    Not more than seven months after the Droid 3 was released, Verizon has announced the latest in what appears to be the longest lineage of a smarpthone brand ever. The Droid 4, which appeared on our radar in September, is the first LTE-capable original Droid (of the hardware keyboard variety). In a lot of ways, the Droid 4 reminds us of the Droid RAZR with its slender design and somewhat rounded edges. It packs a 4.0" qHD 960x540 display powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage with microSD expansion, an 8MP shooter on the back capable of recording 1080p video, ...

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    Back at the beginning of December, we broke news of the name Droid RAZR Maxx for one of Motorola's upcoming smartphones. We didn't have much more than some EXIF data to go on, but did see one unconfirmed report from a Verizon user who claimed to have been told by a retail employee that the RAZR Maxx was basically going to be a slightly-thicker RAZR with the benefit of a higher-capacity battery. Even a minor change to the phone seemed like a surprising development, considering how little time had passed since the Droid RAZR was first introduced. Sure enough, though, Verizon and Motorola ...

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    We were hoping to learn about Nokia's Lumia 900 during AT&T's developer event from earlier today, but while we did have that opportunity to get the skinny on the HTC Titan II, Nokia's Stephen Elop teased that we'd have to wait just a little longer for his company's news. Sure enough, Nokia's own event kicked-off at the start of the hour, and it took this opportunity to finally announce the Lumia 900, coming to the US as an exclusive to AT&T LTE. We've been hearing about the Lumia 900 for weeks, saw plenty of potential images of the device, and finally brought you the first official ...

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    After the Nokia event in Las Vegas where Stephen Elop proudly announced the first Nokia LTE Windows Phone, the Lumia 900, the first ever Windows Phones from the manufacturer will be coming to Canada as part of the Espoo-based company's plans to re-enter the North American market. Current and future subscribers of Rogers Canada will be able to choose the Nokia Lumia 710 (in February for $49 on contract) -- which in also on T-Mobile in the U.S. (on January 11 for $49.99 on a two-year contract) -- while those on TELUS Canada will have the opportunity to grab the Nokia Lumia 800 (available in ...

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    At the beginning of December, following up on the acquisition of Ericsson's stake from the joint venture by Sony, we've been told that Sony will be phasing out the Sony Ericsson brand by mid-2012. We're now told that Sony Ericsson will be rebranded as Sony Mobile Communications and all the phones which will be announced and released from this point on will be only wearing the "Sony" branding. The old Sony Ericsson logo is also dumped and, to testify to all the above, the Sony Xperia Ion on AT&T as well as the Sony Xperia S are only labeled as Sony. Source: MobileSyrup

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    If you didn't catch all the details of the AT&T-bound (for the moment) Nokia Lumia 900 from the announcement, the first Nokia Windows Phone with 4G LTE support, the manufacturer has just enlisted the newcomer to its official website. It has a 1.4GHz Qualcomm APQ8055 + MDM9200 (WCDMA) combo, 512 MB of RAM, 16GB if internal storage out of which 14.5GB usable, 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack glass touchscreen with WVGA resolution, eight-megapixel f/2.2, 28mm back camera with LED flash, one-megapixel front facing webcam with f/2.4, WiFi, Bluetooth and a 1830mAh non-removable battery a la Nokia N9 ...

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    Aside from the Sony Xperia Ion on AT&T and the Sony Xperia S, Sony also announced the Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD at CES. Though we've heard that all mobile devices announced will wear the Sony-only branding, the two new devices destined for Japan are still branded Sony Ericsson. The Xperia NX is the Japanese variant of the Xperia S, with the 4.3 inch LCD "Reality Display", Qualcomm MSM8260 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and twelve-megapixel camera. The Xperia acro HD will also share similar specs, like the 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch HD display and a twelve-megapixel ...

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    Aside from a couple of tablets, like the Acer Iconia Tab A700 and the Asus Transformer Prime TF700T, there was no quad-core Tegra 3 Android-live at CES. Fujitsu is (hopefully) about to change that, as you can see in the leaflet pictured above. A "new quad-core ultra high-spec smartphone" is expected to make its appearance over at Fujitsu, with nVidia's Tegra 3 quad-core SoC, 12 GPU graphics acceleration and Ice Cream Sandwich on-board. Whether there will be an official announcement is yet unknown but the wording above needs our crossed fingers; after all, we're talking (at the moment) ...

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    Sony has not been making it easy to follow the rumors leading up to the CES. While it dropped a couple clues last week, at least one was a big red herring. Despite any confusion, the details of the company's upcoming phones are starting to emerge, with some leaks featuring the Xperia S as the latest. This is the phone we've been following as the Sony Ericsson LT26i, also known as the Nozomi. Like the Xperia Ion we got a look at during AT&T's event, the Xperia S will be one of the first generation of models to drop the Ericsson name, reflecting the manufacturer's reorganization. Leaked ...

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    Microsoft's 15th and possibly last keynote address happened tonight at CES. Ryan Seacrest guest-starred in the address and it took on a more-conversational format rather than simply a presentation. Steve Ballmer talked about how Windows Phone puts people first. He showed how his phone gives him instant access to what's important to him… what's going on with the people in his life. The NY Times called it "Gorgeous, classy, fast and coherent." Pocketnow alum, Derek Snyder also gave a demo of some of the Windows Phone features. We don't really see anything new, but Derek does demo the cool ...

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    Just as 2011 was wrapping-up, we learned about the activation of Sprint's first LTE tower, forming the start of the high-speed 4G network the carrier intends to continue rolling-out through 2012. Last we heard about just what hardware Sprint might offer for use on this new network, we'd have to wait until sometime in the second half of 2012 to see them. Now we've got an early look at two of the first smartphones that will grace the network, the LG Galaxy Viper, and an LTE-equipped Samsung Galaxy Nexus. By now, we're well familiar with Galaxy Nexus hardware, so there aren't many surprises ...

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    It's that time of year where all the tech world unites in Las Vegas to give you all a preview of what gadgets you can expect throughout the year. If you weren't able to make it here, don't worry; we've got your back. We'll spend the next couple of days providing you all with all the news of the Smartphones and Tablets being released, and we'll also go hands-on and provide you with all the in-depth details that'll help you decide if you want to wait for their release, or pick one of the current gadgets from the store. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for specific details on what gadgets ...

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    As the rumors have indicated and with a little help from the official press renders -- plus an accessory maker initially spilling the beans and then retracting -- the Samsung Galaxy Note will indeed be announced really soon for AT&T. The image above was snapped off of a poster in the public area of the Las Vegas Convention Center. As you can see, it's the Galaxy Note with no physical button but four capacitive ones instead -- pretty much Samsung's U.S. look -- and a pretty solid AT&T branding at the top. The device which looks exactly like the one in the press renders will undoubtedly be ...

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    The letter "E" in CES stands for Electronics, as many of you no doubt already know. While that sounds like a pretty open-and-shut description for the kind of gear you can expect to see at the show, there are always cases that manage to squeeze by on the fringe. Take, for instance, glass manufacturer Corning. While its products are about as far as you can come from electronics, it's the manufacturer of Gorilla Glass, and as a component, we often see Gorilla Glass elements integrated into the latest smartphones. If you were a fan of the durable screens before, you'll definitely want to check ...

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    For the third time this week, Sony Ericsson has posted another teaser image of a smartphone it plans to reveal at next week's CES. The first picture to go up seemed to be full of subtle clues, which when taken together started to give off a very Windows Phone vibe. Next, we got a very close-up look at an upcoming Sony Ericsson Android, focusing on its camera capabilities. The latest shot gives us a nice, clear look at its featured handset (or the back of it, at least), which may be some hardware we're not yet familiar with. Of the handful of Sony Ericsson smartphones we're expecting in the ...

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    While CES probably isn't the most exciting trade show for mobile enthusiasts (that honor goes to Mobile World Congress and, to a lesser degree, CTIA), there are always a few notable handsets introduced. Last year saw Verizon roll out its premiere lineup of 4G LTE-capable devices (LG Revolution, HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge, Motorola Droid Bionic), while AT&T also made a strong showing with some "4G" phones of its own (HTC Inspire 4G, Samsung Infuse 4G, Motorola Atrix 4G). This year's event should also be heavy on the LTE, with the first true 4G Windows Phones tipped for ...

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