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    A little over a week ago, we caught wind of the HTC Butterfly, which the manufacturer had quietly added to its website without calling any attention to it. Considering that we only previously knew of plans to release the company's 1080p Android to the US as the Droid DNA and to Japan as the J Butterfly, we wondered if this might be the global version of the phone. Something didn't quite feel right about that, though, as the reported frequency support seemed far more limited than we'd expect from the international version of a phone. We heard rumors that backed-up those suspicions, claiming ...

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    Verizon employees have been lucky enough to get access to some limited editions of the carrier's most popular Androids, and the situation's no different with HTC's latest flagship, the Droid DNA. While the regular DNA isn't afraid to show off a little bold accent work, with its distinctive red stripe border's the handset's edge, Verizon and HTC have really gone all out with the phone's limited edition design, taking that red stripe and pulling it around to cover the phone's entire back. As a result, we end up with something that almost looks like one of the manufacturer's colorful Windows ...

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    The Galaxy S III's barely old enough to warrant an After The Buzz episode, but we're already talking about the Galaxy S IV. In any other venue, that would be a sign of jumping the shark; on the Pocketnow Weekly, it's just business as usual. Tune in for our best speculation on what Samsung might include in its next sensational superphone, from unbreakable screens to bone conduction. Then keep on listening for an extended debate about the merits of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 versus iOS, drilling down into their UIs and design philosophy. Finally, after some extended talk about how useful ...

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    Not long after the Butterfly appeared on HTC's global website -- something that got us thinking that this might be the global variant of the Droid DNA or the J Butterfly -- we started hearing word, first from reports and then from HTC itself, that the phone is destined for China and its availability will be limited to some markets only. E-tailer Expansys has the phone up for pre-order. Whether you access the UK page or another European version (to be more specific, almost any regional website except in America), you will be able to find the HTC Butterfly up for pre-order. Unfortunately, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recent news regarding the FCC's request to the FAA to remove the limit on tablet usage during flights. Then we talk about the Galaxy S II and how you can install multi window support on it, just like you can with the Galaxy Note II. Then we go through the Galaxy Camera and the rumors of it reaching Verizon. Then we talk about the Nokia Lumia 820 after our unboxing coverage. We end today's show talking about the HTC Butterfly and how it disappoints. All this and more after the break. Stories - You May Soon Be Able To Use Your Tablet All ...

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    Normally, a company launching a variant of an already-released smartphone isn't huge news. Variations on a common theme are business-as-usual in the mobile tech world, not blockbuster paradigm shifts -- especially as mobile offerings grow more and more streamlined across different carriers and markets. Sometimes, though, a handset comes along that deserves special mention. The new Butterfly, quietly unveiled just this morning on HTC's website, is one of those devices. It's a new variant of the design that served as the basis for Japan's Butterfly J and the impressive Droid DNA for ...

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    The first phone on the market with a 1080p display was the HTC J Butterfly in Japan. Then the company brought it's awesome screen to the American carrier Verizon Wireless in a device called Droid DNA and now the Taiwanese phone-maker has finally announced (silently, at that) the global variant of the smartphone (as in it just popped up on its Global website). It is called Butterfly (sans the J this time) and its specifications seem to be identical to the Droid DNA. That means you've got the same five-inch Super LCD 3 screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro ...

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    We say it so often on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast that it's become something of a cliché: we really, really want HTC to succeed. The company has been at the forefront of our technology consciousness  for only a few years in its current incarnation, but long before it was "HTC," it built devices as an ODM for other corporations. Devices like the PPC-6700, my first true PocketPC. Devices like the Treo Pro, which helped Palm survive its leap to a new platform (albeit briefly). And since striking out on its own, the company has altered the landscape with game-changing devices like the G1, ...

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    Full-1080p HD is coming to your smartphone! So break out the party hats and rent a pony, because the whole world's about to cha-- oh, forget it. As I -and several of my companions- have mentioned more than once on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, I can't even pretend to be interested in this. Let's start with the facts. This isn't the first time we've talked about full-HD displays, but it's much more relevant today. Formerly the exclusive domain of speculative "someone will be crazy enough to do it someday" conversations, 1080p smartphone displays are now in the spotlight in a very real way. ...

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    "Once we get a slow news week, we're gonna talk about this in-depth." That's been the go-to fallback phrase for the Pocketnow Weekly for the past few weeks, and as the holiday shopping season approaches, we doubt that's going to change anytime soon. On this installment of the densest podcast in mobile tech, we talk about the LG Optimus G and the Nexus 4, HTC's new Butterfly J, Apple's forthcoming iPad Mini, and the Microsoft Surface pre-orders and pricing. Plus, Brandon Miniman continues last week's riffing regarding pen-based input methods, and special guest Joe Levi the Android Guy, ...

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    You couldn't have missed all the rumors and leaks about that certain five-inch phone that was pictured initially with the HTC6435 name. It was later rumored to be called the HTC 'DIX' (as in Droid Incredible X) once it lands on Verizon and expected to pack a five-inch full HD screen. Well, the phone was just announced in Japan and it is called the HTC J Butterfly. It packs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 chip clocking at 1.5GHz, most probably the S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of Internal Storage with microSD card expansion slot, eight-megapixel camera on the back, two-megapixel ...

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    Chris McDermott, Ben Darvill and Russell Hepton created this concept design artwork and video for a product that works with the Windows Phone system as well as Metro-style tablets to easily link devices to a TV, Projector, etc. and then control the remote display with a phone or tablet.  The design was nominated for a D&AD digital design award.  Of course these images are just design concepts and explorations that aren't really part of any type of product currently in development however it's still an interesting project and it's certainly good to see skilled designers taking a ...

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