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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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    Last month we broke the news that Boost Mobile had its eye on a couple new Androids to add to its lineup: the LG Optimus Black and the Samsung Replenish. Shortly thereafter, we brought you the first press shots of the pair as they would arrive adorned with Boost badging. We didn't have a very precise idea of when either phone would likely arrive at the carrier, but it turns out, for the Replenish at least, we didn't have to wait very long at all to learn the full story of the phone's release; Boost Mobile announced today that it will start carrying the Replenish beginning January 16. We ...

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    This past summer, we gave you a sneak preview at LG's upcoming smartphone lineup. One of the models featured was the LG Univa, a low-end handset designed to take the place of the Optimus One in LG's lineup. Later on, we saw the phone show up in the flesh, and shortly thereafter learned of plans to release it as the Optimus Hub. Now it looks like that same hardware could be back, sporting a few small changes, and finally embracing its namesake as the Optimus 2. LG quietly added the Optimus 2, model AS680, to its site. That number appears in FCC paperwork, showing that LG applied for the ...

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    We recently showed you some press renders of the Samsung SCH-R940, an LTE model codenamed Tikal that's on-track for MetroPCS LTE. It's not the only LTE Samsung that the carrier has its eye on, though, at least according to some documents that just hit the FCC, showing the SCH-R920 also getting ready for MetroPCS. Right now, the Samsung Craft on MetroPCS is the R900, and the Indulge is the R910, but we've yet to hear a name for the R920. Information on it is currently very sparse; a rumor dating from October suggested the model would be the carrier's version of the Samsung Conquer 4G on ...

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    Tis the season to be taking advantage of sales while they last. Amazon has just dropped the price of the very admired Motorola Droid RAZR from it's staggering $299.99 to just $169.99 after your typical 2-year contract. Sadly, as with just about every sale involving a cutting-edge smartphone, the price is only available for new customers. If you're an existing Verizon customer that's eligible for an upgrade, you'll have to bump that number to $229.99 if you want the phone. We're not sure how long that price tag will remain, so move quickly if you're on the market for the best Verizon Droid ...

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    Watch this week's Android Revolution as we go through what's hot and what's not inside the world of Google's Android project. In today's show we start by talking about all the deals that Google is offering in the Android Market as part of their celebration for reaching 10 Billion downloads. We later go through the smartphone releases of the week, which include details on the LG Nitro HD and the T-Mobile launch of the White Samsung Galaxy S II. Going through all the leaks of the week we found more details on the Motorola Droid 4, the Sony Ericsson LT28at, the HTC Merge and more. This week's ...

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    Watch this week's Android Revolution as we go through what's hot and what's not inside the world of Google's Android project. We begin today's show by talking about Google Music and the reason why you should give it a try. We later cover the approval by Motorola Stock Holders for the merger with Google and what this could mean for you as a customer. We later go through the release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the first impressions on the device. In this week's rumors we go through the new Motorola Driod Xyboard line-up coming to Verizon, the HTC Quattro Quad-core tablet, and more. We ...

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    We learned earlier this week about Verizon's intent to start offering double the data allowances on smartphone plans for users with LTE-capable handsets. At a conference yesterday, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo shed a little light onto why that decision was made, and it turns out it may be more about appeasing iPhone users than those with LTE phones. Basically, Verizon saw that if it wanted to keep providing the same level of service, with a growing number of iPhone users bringing their data needs to the network, it could either keep pouring money into expanding its 3G capabilities, or try and ...

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    Last week, we heard about plans for Republic Wireless to start offering cellular service with a unique mix of traditional 3G connectivity and VoIP-over-WiFi. By letting WiFi handle most of the heavy lifting, Republic was supposed to be able to offer unlimited voice, data, and text for only $19 a month. It was an intriguing concept, but we were left with a few questions over how the service would work, and what sort of smartphone options would be available. Republic has since launched its "hybrid calling" offering; does it still seem like a good deal? We knew that it was likely you'd have ...

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    Watch this week's Pocketnow iReview as we go through all that's Cool, and the Not So Cool inside the world of Apple's iOS devices. In today's show we begin by talking about iOS 5.0.1 beta and what's so good about it. And yeah, no iOS version is complete without a proper Jailbreak, so the next segment is all about the Dev-Team's progress with the semi-tethered Jailbreak for iOS 5. We later go through our week's coverage, which includes Adam Lein's comparison of Navigon between the iPhone and Windows Phone 7. We end the Cool section by talking about C Spire and how the iPhone is now becoming ...

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    Watch this week's Android Revolution as we go through what's hot and what's not inside the world of Google's Android project. In today's show we go through details on how to pick up your Galaxy Nexus on Verizon as of November 10th and in the UK on November 17, and we later talk more about how Motorola plans to adopt Ice Cream Sandwich. We also go through the recent invitations HTC has sent out for a November 3rd event where we already have the phone that we assume will get announced. We continue with all the smartphone releases for the week, which include the Motorola Droid RAZR ...

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    Watch this week's iReview as we go through all things Cool, and the Not So Cool inside the world of Apple's iOS devices. In today's show we go through the iPhone 4S pre-order and official launch results, which are so far another record for Apple, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. We also talk about the iOS 5 launch to the public and how it has performed so far. We already went hands-on with the iPhone 4S with Brandon's recent unboxing, so make sure you catch the links in the video to watch his first impressions. We later cover al the new iOS app releases after iOS 5 was released and we end the ...

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    When Apple first released the Verizon CDMA iPhone 4, some guys taking a close look at the phone's components noticed that the chipset for the CDMA radio also technically supported GSM. While that model was stuck doing CDMA-only, the iPhone 4S fulfills on that dream of a dual-mode radio, enabling users who have a CDMA primary carrier to roam on GSM networks while abroad. That's the idea, anyway; how will it actually work out? First off, you'll obviously need a SIM, which you'll have to get from the GSM carrier whose network you wish to use. The only sticking point here is that the iPhone 4S ...

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    The newly launched iPhone 4S went up on pre-order yesterday as promised and, even if there were some hick-ups with the system not working for everyone on the first try (nothing unusual), Apple seems to have sold out the initial amount of devices. If you go to the Apple store now and try to place an order, the phone will be shipped in 1-2 weeks. If you need an iPhone 4S pronto, instead of waiting 1-2 weeks for the online purchase to deliver you can try your luck at an Apple store on October 14. With the new Apple-phone, AT&T is proud to announce they had the best iPhone launch ever. The ...

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    Boost Mobile announced last month that it would soon be offering its subscribers the chance to pick up Samsung's new Transform Ultra QWERTY slider. Now launch day is upon us, making the Transform Ultra the first Gingerbread Android to join the ranks at Boost. More than just the first Gingerbread, it's also arguably the most powerful smartphone on the carrier, with its 1GHz processor surpassing the Samsung Prevail's 800MHz. It's imagery capabilities are also a step-up from the Prevail; even though the Transform Ultra has a relatively low-res three-megapixel main camera, it beats the ...

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    Up until the beginning of the month, we had known Samsung's Transform Ultra for Boost Mobile as the SPH-M930 QWERTY slider. That all changed thanks to a tipster, hooking us up with some pics of the phone and a few specs. What we didn't know at the time was when Boost would end up releasing the phone; now Boost has officially announced the Transform Ultra, revealing it will arrive on October 7. The specs we heard for the Transform Ultra are largely confirmed by Boost; the phone will have a 1GHz processor, main three-megapixel camera, and a VGA front-facer. There's no mention of internal ...

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    A couple weeks ago, we looked into a report suggesting some of the ways Sprint might go about getting itself set up with an LTE network, as part of its transition away from WiMAX. We noted that we'd get the chance to learn more and confirm or deny all that information at a presentation the carrier was planning for discussing its network strategy. That event is currently underway, and so far Sprint has detailed its plans for LTE adoption. The goal is to get LTE running and ready to take on its first subscribers by mid-next-year. At the forefront of Sprint's strategy is not wasting any more ...

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    We've been keeping tabs on Huawei's x886 smartphones as they made a few appearances this past summer. We saw it as both the M886 Glory and the U8860 Honor. The manufacturer finally made things official late last month, announcing the Android as the Honor. Now the phone is back, putting in an appearance at the FCC, and naming yet another variant, the C8860 destined for Cricket. If the name Huawei doesn't get you excited, maybe the prospect of a 1.4GHz single-core Gingerbread Android with a four-inch FWVGA screen – all available off-contract for around $300 – sounds a little more ...

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    When we see an unknown phone model pop up on a benchmarking site, there's plenty we have to consider before getting excited about a new smartphone on the way. Could it be an internal development model, never meant to see the light of day? Is it just some punk kid submitting bogus data to mess with us? One particular LG model has been appearing on such lists for the past couple months, and now there's evidence making the handset seem very real indeed, as it gets its FCC certification. LG's LS831 is a Windows Phone handset; that much we know from its appearances in the database for WP Bench. ...

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    Today's show is going to be a bit unconventional since everything that we have to talk about is cool. We start our show by covering the news on the invitation to Apple's iPhone event on October 4th and our thoughts on who will be in charge of the keynote. We cover all the recent rumors for the next generation iPhone(s) and tell you which hold water and which don't. We then finish our cool section with our thoughts on when we should prepare to take the day off and make a line to buy one. We end our show with our first-ever Top 5. This time we go through our Top 5 wish list for things we're ...

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    A couple days ago, we got an early look at the LG Optimus Slider as it will come to Virgin Mobile, thanks to Best Buy launching the phone's product page a little early. Back then, we still didn't have any idea of the release plans for the handset. Virgin Mobile's now here with the answers we seek, revealing all in its formal announcement of the Optimus Slider, alongside the HTC Wildfire S. The Optimus Slider may be better-known to you as the LG Enlighten on Verizon, a Gingerbread-running QWERTY slider with an 800MHz processor. It sports a 3.2-inch HVGA screen and a 3.2-megapixel camera. ...

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    With Apple's next generation iPhone just a week away, many of us have speculated over what will be included on the device. Rumors have done a good job in showing us what the device may look like, but even when Gizmodo leaked the iPhone 4, there was more to the device than met the eye. The iPhone 5 has quite a challenge this time around. When the iPhone 4 was released, there were still no dual-core processors in the market. Devices usually had to be big and thick to offer improved specs and functionality, and screen resolution was still on the WVGA arena. Today, dual-core processors are a ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most highly anticipated devices to arrive in the US in quite some time, and Sprint is the first to receive it in the form of the Epic 4G Touch (shortened name for the sake of time). With a massive 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, a 1800mAh and a Samsung Exynos dual-core 1.2GHz processor, the phone certainly looks to be quite the powerhouse. But has this new Android phone been able to live up to the hype? Read on for the full review! BOX CONTENTS The box contents are rather bare, and other than the phone, the only remaining items are a wall charger, ...

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    Earlier this month, we learned that Cricket would be adding a new Android to its lineup of smartphones, the Samsung Vitality. While the Vitality became the second Android announced for the carrier, Cricket's wasting no time in continuing to grow its selection of smartphones, today launching the ZTE Score. The Vitality is certainly no powerhouse, and the ZTE Score represents an even lower-end hardware tier. It's powered by a 600MHz processor, and has a 3.2-inch HVGA screen and 3.2-megapixel camera. The important thing for Cricket is that these seemingly out-of-date specs let it offer the ...

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    The "weapon of choice", as Sprint would have us believe, is the newest to their mobile lineup - the Motorola Photon 4G. With a body whose beveled corners encase its powerful Tegra 2 1Ghz dual-core processor, this phone certainly feels good in the hand. Motorola's first 4G device (and a world phone as well) on Sprint looks to be a solid contender, but will it be able to win the battle of the consumers? Read on for the full review! BOX CONTENTS Not much in the way of included accessories in the box with the Photon 4G. A wall charger and appropriate USB cable is all you'll find outside of the ...

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