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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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    Our apology for the late upload. Sadly we've experienced some bad technical difficulties that just got fixed. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's new Exynos S processor, and what this could mean for their smartphones in 2014. We then talk about Samsung's new mobile RAM chips to power 64-bit processors as well. Then we talk about Asus as the company has already begun teasing its smartphone line-up for CES. Windows Phone 8 returns to the news as we've seen a Jailbreak for the Lumia 920 being teased. We end today's show by talking about the possible joint venture between ...

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    What do you think of when it comes to ASUS devices? The Nexus 7? Maybe the PadFone/FonePad? While the company has been experimenting with smaller devices (like last month's PadFone Mini), ASUS is still largely seen as a tablet manufacturer. It may be interested in changing that perception, as the company releases a new teaser video for its CES event, one that sure could be hinting at a new range of ASUS smartphones. The “What's your number?” spot embedded below shows a whole lot of bouncing balls, giving us quick close-ups on three labeled 4, 5, and 6. That's generating a lot of ...

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    Six weeks ago, we came to you with a simple request: tell us what you think were the best smartphones and best tablets of 2013. In the time that's followed we've seen you vote... and vote, and vote, and vote. This past Friday, we finally closed the polls and got to the business of declaring some winners. With no further ado, let's start checking out what you chose, beginning with smartphones: With twenty-three choices, voters had a lot of options to consider. Everybody got some votes (though we have to tip a special last-place hat to the BlackBerry Q10, which managed to get an embarrassing ...

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    Over the weekend we've seen press renders leaked of the ASUS PadFone Mini and we were expecting the company to unveil the smaller version of the PadFone Infinity (which we've seen at MWC 2013) today, as they just did. The principle is the same: a phone that docks into a tablet (a smaller one, this time, both for the phone, and for its docking slate). In terms of specs we're looking at a phone with a 4.3-inch screen with 540 x 960 resolution, and a tablet with a seven-inch display of 1280 x 800 resolution. Powering everything is a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, helped by ...

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    As we told you a little earlier today, the mysterious LG V510 no longer seemed much like the rumored Nexus 8 we talked about on Monday, and the tablet instead was looking to be a Google Play Edition of the G Pad 8.3, the first-such tablet to take the honor. While the evidence was very strong, we still expected this one to remain unofficial for a little while longer, prior to going up for sale. As it turns out, however, this tablet has some serious momentum to it, and just a day after popping up on our radar, and hours after the picture becoming clear, the GPE LG G Pad 8.3 has landed in the ...

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    Asus is expected to unveil the Padfone Mini sometime next week, according to the latest reports, to complements its line-up of current and past models, consisting of the original Padfone, Padfone 2, and Padfone Infinity. The Padfone Mini is expected to have a smaller phone counterpart, at 4.3-inches, compared to the current five-incher on the Infinity. @evleaks has posted the press renders above and below for the Padfone Mini, and, if our eyes can judge sizes correctly, we're probably looking at a seven-inch-ish (up to eight) tablet counterpart in which the 4.3-inch phone docks. There are ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Asus PadFone Mini launch, and why you shouldn't really care about it. We then talk bout CyanogenMod 11.0 M1, and what this means for the current Nexus line-up. Oppo is next as their future Find 7 plans to be the first smartphone to run the Snapdragon 805 processor, aside from a great display. Then we talk about Samsung's plans to bring us a 1080p Windows Phone early next year, even if Samsung Windows Phones have never been hot. We end today's show talking about Apple's iBeacon service for Apple Stores. All this and more after the ...

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    The PadFone series from ASUS represents some of the most unusual mobile hardware we've seen come out of a major manufacturer. From the PadFone, to PadFone 2, and now the PadFone Infinity, ASUS has been offering users an alternative to using two separate devices for their phone and tablet needs, instead delivering a smartphone that docks into a custom tablet – all the size and usability benefits a larger screen affords, while keeping all your apps and data available for you to access. Now there's one new addition ready to join the PadFone lineup, as ASUS prepares to launch the PadFone ...

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    Most of us in this industry get asked a lot of questions from people in the market to buy new mobile products. "Which smartphone is the best current deal?" "Should I get this phone or that one?" "Which is the best tablet to buy?" But of all the questions I've been asked in my four years of service to the mobile tech media, there is one question that is inherently more difficult to answer than others: "Should I buy a small or full-sized tablet?" The question is difficult to answer to begin with because … who actually needs a tablet? Should anyone buy a tablet to begin with? Of course, ...

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    The 2013 edition of Google's Nexus 7 is easily one of our favorite tablets around. It doesn't seem like we're able to look at any other tablet out there right now without our thoughts shooting to a Nexus 7 comparison. And why not? It's a big improvement over the already great 2012 model, and makes those changes without a big bump it price – but still, we did get a bump. Last year's Nexus 7 started at about $200, while this year's base model goes to $230. Not a big, big deal, but there was just something so magical about that $200 price point. Google's still charging full price for this ...

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    Two of the biggest mobile rivals have now released compelling and intriguing miniature tablet hardware for 2013. Google first launched the new Nexus 7 back in July. Price may have been its big selling feature, but that wasn't the only wallop it packed. It sports great specifications, a gorgeous display, and a quaint yet beautiful design. The iPad mini with Retina Display, which we unboxed earlier this week, is just about its polar opposite. It boasts premium hardware, the absolute best specifications Apple could muster, and calls for premium prices. Which mobile giant's small tablet ...

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    Last week, Google delivered the Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat... and that's it. What happened to the Nexus 10? After all, last year we saw Google's ten-inch tablet debut alongside the Nexus 4 and Android 4.2, and while we didn't really have any evidence going into the launch this time that made the debut of a refreshed Nexus 10 2013 seem like a certainty – well... it just would have made a lot of sense for it to show up then, wouldn't it? So where does that leave us? There have been enough leaks and rumors pointing to work on a new Nexus 10, but details have been exceedingly light. Early ...

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    Google's ASUS-made Nexus 7 is one of the hottest tablets out there, and for users in the United States, Verizon offers some of the best LTE coverage around. With this year's Nexus 7 launching with an LTE option, the two seemed like a perfect match – until you try to go an activate the Nexus 7 with Verizon. Users attempting such feats have been met with frustration, with Verizon appearing either unwilling or unable to set up new service – on the other hand, moving an existing Verizon LTE SIM over to the Nexus 7 worked like a charm. We've been waiting for the carrier to get around to ...

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    As you're probably well aware by now, there's been no shortage when it comes to leaks and rumors about the next Nexus smartphone, set to arrive as the Nexus 5. We're still not sure just when the handset will go official (and despite Google throwing an event tonight, word is that there won't be any new announcements, Nexus-related or otherwise), but we've seen enough so far to have a decent understanding of what's waiting for us. The story hasn't been quite the same for the Nexus 10, and despite a few signs pointing to this new hardware, it's remained a much larger mystery. Now we're ...

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