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    With last year's G2, LG managed to turn a few heads. Sure, the phone had its issues, but looking just at its design, there was a lot to be pleased with: we saw that incredibly narrow side bezel, and LG experimented with moving the handset's power and volume buttons to the middle of its back. We've seen that rear-mounted button business return for the G Flex and the G2 Mini, and we'll no doubt be running into it again in the future. The smartphone industry being what it is, we're also almost certain to see other OEMs “copy” (or pay homage to; whatever you want to call it) LG's design ...

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    "Water proof" and "water resistant" mean the same thing, right? Apparently that's what Archos CEO Loic Poirier thought -- he was wrong. Poirier was happily showing off his new phone -- a Quechua -- which is advertised to French hikers and mountain bikers. He tossed it on the floor. No problem! Then, with cameras rolling, he found a glass jar, dropped the phone in, and started to fill it up with water. The phone is rated at IP54 and advertised as being designed to "withstand the most demanding outdoor conditions". When Poirier tried to turn the phone on, while still submerged, he got no ...

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    For all the months we spend looking forward to the CES, thinking about which devices we might see, and planning whose booth we're going to hit first, it sure can go by in a flash. Sure, it doesn't seem like it when you're in the thick of things, but looking back on it now, just a week later, it's already starting to seem like a distant memory. Part of that has to be due to just how close we are to MWC, and how quickly we have to transition back into that building-up role as we field the mountains of new rumors for what we'll see there, but before we put CES 2014 to bed, we're bringing you ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's new plans to reimburse you for early termination fees from competing carriers. We then move to the Moto G as the device has just landed at Verizon for just $100 on a pre-paid plan. Up next we have Archos, a company we haven't talked about before, and its plans for a $50 smartwatch later this year. We later talk about the iPhone 6 and the rumored frame that just got leaked, aside from more details on the phone's camera. We end today's show talking about Samsung, and its plans for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 4. All this ...

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    Technology trade shows are often a breeding ground for plague and disease, so here at Pocketnow we opted to inoculate ourselves early … by picking up some crazy wintertime head colds just days before flying to Vegas for the 2014 International CES. That's right: on the first podcast of the year, all three of your humble hosts are suffering from respiratory distress and an overabundance of mucus, all of it glazed over with enough combined medication to drop a Snapdragon dead in its tracks. Or something. On the brighter side, in addition to being bastions of bacteria, trade shows like ...

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    Archos got us started with announcements of CES products super early, and we brought you news of all its Connected Home and Connected Self stuff – including a smartwatch – back at the start of the week. Today we see it follow those up with a couple new smartphones, and at least one of them might be worth giving a second look. The two are the Archos 50 and 45 Helium 4G, both running the same Snapdragon 400 you'll find in the Moto G, but at a slightly higher 1.4GHz clock. The 50 has a five-inch 720p display, 8GB storage, and an 8-megapixel camera with 2-megapixel front-facer. The 45, on ...

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    CES-time means product announcements galore – and while you may have your interests firmly focused on a few big manufacturers, there are going to be dozens and dozens more hawking their wares. That spells plenty of announcements from companies that don't generally dominate our coverage; bringing along a whole slew of new products to introduce – even in the absence of any singular hot-button item – can go a long way towards catching our attention. We're looking at one of these players at the periphery today, as we hear about what Archos has in store for the show. In advance of the ...

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    Saying that Archos sells a number of different tablets is like saying that Crayola makes a few crayon colors; for a manufacturer without the brand recognition of a Samsung, Archos manages to put out an impressive variety of tablets, in all the different sizes, colors, and price ranges you could hope for. We already showed you one of the company's 2013 smartphones, and now we switch gears for a moment to dive into the array of tablets Archos brought along to the IFA this year. First, there's the Chef Pad, one of Archos's "themed" tablets. This one's designed - obviously - with cooking in ...

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    One nice thing about events like the IFA is that they give us the chance to go hands-on with phones we might have heard about already, but haven't yet had the chance to interact with ourselves. That's the case with Archos and its 53 Platinum, an Android smartphone the company announced back in April. Along with the 35 Carbon and 50 Platinum, the 53 was also crazy cheap, with a list price of only $250. Is it going to come across as a cheaply made phone, or would we be impressed by the build quality? We stopped by where Archos had set up at the IFA 2013 to take a look. The Archos 53 Platinum ...

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    If there's one thing we know Archos for, it's that it makes some of the most affordable Android hardware around. So far, we've seen it come up with a whole bunch of cheap tablets. The problem is, there's already so much competition from models like the Nexus 7 and various Kindle Fires that the middling specs of these tablets just couldn't win us over, even with their great prices. Could Archos find better luck with super-cheap Android smartphones, instead? We'll be finding out soon, upon the company announcing a trio of highly affordable Android handsets. We've got the Archos 35 Carbon, 50 ...

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    Archos has a reputation for making some inexpensive electronics of decent quality, and it's using its expertise in that field to release four new budget-priced Android tablets that make up its Titanium line. With dual-core 1.6GHz SoCs, these tablets aren't going to be the fastest things around by a long shot, but at least they're equipped with modern software, all running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and there sure are a lot of options, all with low price points. The lineup consists of the 70, 80, 101, and 97 Titanium models, representing 7.0, 8.0, 10.1, and 9.7-inch tablets. The first three ...

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    Following the launch of the $200 Nexus 7, and with a cheap iPad Mini sounding like a very real possibility for the fall, budget-priced tablets are all the rage right now. Archos is looking to get in on some of that action, and today announced its entry-level Elements tablet series, along with the first model from it, the 97 Carbon. Elements will consist of 7, 8, and 9.7-inch models, with the 9.7-inch 97 Carbon leading the pack. Archos will start selling the 97 Carbon later this month for just $250; that's pretty cheap, but what corners did it have to cut to offer the tablet at that price? ...

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