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    Most new-device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s follow-up coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Most new-device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    Most new-device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    For me, the Galaxy Nexus LTE was a series of firsts: it was my first Verizon phone, first LTE device, and my first smartphone with "Nexus" branding. All these attributes were impressive: Verizon's network had a top-notch reputation, LTE was rumored to be super-fast, and getting a Nexus device was supposed to be the short road to timely Android updates and the coolest Google-sourced features. This combination of positives helped justify the $299 expense, and filled me with hope for great things when I bought the phone back in January. Six months later, have these dreams come to pass? Has ...

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    The HTC One X is one of the best smartphones in the market. It packs one of the best designs we've seen on any device in the last couple of years, and the quad-core power that we've been dreaming about since last year. Obviously devices behave one way when you buy them and differently once you fit them to your specific needs after weeks of use. Now that all the buzz is over, and after a couple of months of real-world use, it's time for another episode of After The Buzz, where we intend to answer many of the questions that we get asked all the time: Is it still worth it to buy an HTC One X ...

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    We're back with another episode of After the Buzz, where we take another look at mobile devices after the shine wears off and after we've had ample time to live with the device past the honeymoon period. This time, we're assessing the new iPad, the tablet that still has the most market share (by far) in the tablet market. Questions we seek to answer include: does the Retina display markedly improve the experience? How has battery life been? Is it worth going for the LTE version? Does the extra weight and thickness negatively impact the experience? How about the app situation: are most ...

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    As we mentioned in After The Buzz - Episode 1, most new phone launches go the same. We usually get the device early on and squeeze the last drop of it in testing so that we can have the review live for you in a timely manner. Obviously one or even two weeks of testing are not always enough. You'll be stuck with that device for two years, so it's always good to revisit these phones after a couple of weeks and a couple of battle scars with real world usage. We're all hard-core users, and if you're still having doubts over purchasing a device, After The Buzz is a new series where we intend to ...

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    Most new-phone launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they're widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we're lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It's a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it's a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about ... a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there's followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people ...

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