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    With such pandemonium yesterday of people trying to pre-order their "New iPad", I'll bet many didn't even care how much AT&T or Verizon were gonna charge for their 4G data services, they still clicked the Pre-Order button. Well, the good thing is that the data plans don't seem that bad. It'll all depend on how much you think you'll consume in data, which is quite the thing when you've got all the power of 4G LTE. If you've ordered your device on Verizon, which holds by far the most reliable LTE network, the prices are: - $20 for 1GB - $30 for 2GB - $50 for 5GB If you're on AT&T and are ...

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    As disappointed as many of us were with the news that HTC plans to offer Sense 4.0 to only some legacy devices, it's a tough blow to see even last year's hot HTC Sensation and even the Sensation XE to be missing from the list. Still, Ice Cream Sandwich on any phone is better than sticking with good-old Gingerbread, and if you're currently owning an HTC Sensation or Sensation XE in any of the Nordic countries, you'll be happy to know their new version of Sense 3.6 running on ICS should hit your device either now or soon. According to HTC headquarters, the roll-out has begun and it's only a ...

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    Samsung, it seems, can release a slew of new smartphones and tablets, but is having difficultly releasing accessories for their current flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus. At this point in time, it's becoming somewhat comical. The Nexus was jointly announced by Samsung and Google in November 2011, and was the first device to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The accessories, however, have yet to arrive. The Car Dock, Desk Stand, and Battery Charging Stand have been repeatedly delayed. According to Expansys' suppliers, inventory should have started shipping by the end of February. It's ...

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    As smartphones are getting faster, we're able to do more with them. In fact, many of us are phasing out the use of traditional computers for their miniature cousins in our pockets. Smartphones and tablets aren't wired down to a network jack, they're connected over the air. Since it's fairly likely that you'll send sensitive information at one point or another (passwords, back account numbers, etc.), it's probably a good time to ask ourselves which network technology is more secure: cellular or WiFi? Network Technologies WiFi is built primarily one one set of protocols. Virtually every ...

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    The GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released November 17th, 2011. Not long after we learned that a series of "official" accessories would follow shortly. Those accessories were to include a Desktop Dock with an HDMI-out port, a Desk Stand with 3.5mm headphone jack that would utilize the phone's "3 gold dots" to charge, a desktop stand that would hold the phone and charge a spare battery, and a Car Dock with charging and audio-out. The release dates of these accessories has been repeatedly pushed further down the calendar. According to Expansys, today was to be the release date of the Car Dock ...

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    Extended batteries are either a wonderful tool to help you get through your day, or a waste of money. There are many different ways to make an "extended" battery, not all of which yield better run-times. To ensure you're getting a battery that does what you expect it to, stick with OEM batteries from the manufacturer of your device. That's what we did with the extended battery for the GSM version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This version of the Galaxy Nexus ships with a 1,750mAh battery that is just a tad too small for most users to make it all the way through their day. For a desk jockey, ...

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    Watch this week's 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 talk about the recent rumors about what to expect for the iPad 3 and the iPhone 5 in 2012. We later go through the recent talks about Steve Jobs wanting to build Apple's own wireless carrier to compete against the existing ones in the US. We then talk about iTunes Match and the things you should worry about before activating it. We end the Cool section by going through all the recent hacks that have been discovered, which include an easy way to get a ...

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    How well do you remember the smartphone back in 2006? Chances are most of you didn't really care about them or owned one because they were either too expensive or just too difficult to operate effectively. This was the era of predominant QWERTY keyboards, soft-keys, small 2.4-inch screens at a QVGA resolution, EDGE data speeds, limited storage, scroll bars, and terrible browsers. Smartphones weren't about the consumer. You'd judge them by how fast you could switch between tasks because they were mainly focused on the business user. In times when smartphones keep getting bigger, most people ...

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    Originally codenamed Holiday, the HTC Vivid is one of the newest 4G (LTE) devices from ATT, but not the first LTE phone from HTC. Based on specs alone, this device seems to have a lot going for it, but as we've discovered in the past, sometimes specs aren't enough. And these days, it takes a lot more than blazing download speeds to impress anyone. How does the HTC Vivid stand up to the heavy (but lighter in weight) competition on the market today? Read on to find out. BOX CONTENTS As with most devices these days, there isn't much to be said about the box or the contents therein. You get a ...

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    Previously we unboxed the slim, light, and gorgeous Galaxy Tab 7.7. The Tab 7.7 is unique among the Galaxy Tab line in that it uses a Super AMOLED Plus panel, which means you get those same fantastic blacks and bright colors on the Tab 7.7 that you do on the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II. In terms of hardware, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is super thin at just 7.9mm, which, as a frame of reference, is actually thinner than the Galaxy S II. The build quality feels fantastic, thanks to some real brushed metal used on the back. While we thought metal would be more resistant to scratches than plastic, ...

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    In this video we'll be comparing the hardware on the T-Mobile HTC Flyer to a couple of popular tablets currently on the market. The 7" size and form factor has been a joy to use vs the 10" displays of say the iPad 2 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Still noticeably missing in the HTC Flyer is the lack of a Honeycomb update which would make the pen more useful. While not a problem specific to the HTC Flyer, the gap between apps available between iOS and Android systems is still quite apparent. iOS developers have still set the standard in regards to usability, capability, and functionality. Not ...

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    In this video we'll be taking a closer look at the hardware on the T-Mobile HTC Flyer. While the HTC Flyer is a little bulkier than other tablets, the build quality is very good. Gorilla Glass would have been a welcome addition, but a screen protector can keep scratches at bay. The in-hand feel is great, leaving us to wonder if the 7" tablet form factor is the real sweet spot for this class of device. Specifications: Processor, RAM & Storage 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor 1GB RAM 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB with microSD Dimensions and Weight 7.69 x 4.80 x 0.52 ...

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    In this video we'll be taking a closer look at the software on the T-Mobile HTC Flyer. Running Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4) with HTC Sense 1.0 for Tablets, the device is very snappy, suffering from only a few Sense crashes here and there. Hopefully an upgrade to Honeycomb, or more likely, Ice Cream Sandwich will allow for additional pen functionality (which is currently very limited). HTC has included its own book and video content apps in Reader and Watch along with a handful of other interesting programs such as Press Reader, Snapbooth, Dock Mode, and Car Panel. The split statusbar / ...

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    In this video we'll be unboxing the T-Mobile HTC Flyer. The HTC Flyer is well known in the market today (having been originally released in May), T-Mobile has recently released their version of the tablet to the world at large. In hand, the device feels hefty but well put together, and with a Qualcomm 1.5Ghz Snapdragon processor, the initial impressions are favorable. But as we put this newest version of the HTC Flyer into daily use, will it be able to meet expectations compared to other tablets available today? The 32GB HTC Flyer is available from T-Mobile for $399 with a two year ...

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    In this video, we are taking a close look at the hardware on the one of the newest 4G LTE devices from ATT: the HTC Vivid. Sadly, the device is simply not inspiring. While the specs are withing the realms of other devices on the market today, there are plenty of more interesting phones on the market for which one can spend $199 for. The lack of nationwide LTE from ATT also serves to dampen what could otherwise be a high point in the device configuration. Dimensions 5.07 x 2.64 x 0.44" 6.24 oz Battery 1620 mAh Display 4.5" S-LCD 540 x 960 pixels (qHD) 262k colors Gorilla Glass Processor ...

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    In case you didn't hear about Sisvel, it is a company which was founded in Italy and has become "a world leader in managing intellectual property and maximizing the value of patent rights". The Sisvel Group has companies in Italy, U.S.A., China, Japan, Germany and Luxembourg. Above mentioned Sisvel managed to acquire over 450 patents belonging to Nokia, including over 350 patents which are essential to wireless standards. The patents in case are part of 47 patent families, 33 of which contain over 350 patents "declared essential by Nokia to second, third and fourth-generation ...

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    Intel has not only decided to finally take the mobile device market seriously, but they've just shown us how quick they can be in providing us with results. Just a couple of days ago Intel confirmed that they would be launching a Smartphone with their Intel Atom Z2460, but to our surprise, their launch partner was no longer LG but instead Lenovo with their announcement of the K800 Smartphone. There are two key reasons why you'll want to consider an Intel smartphone in the future. First of all, it's battery life. The device seems to handle complicated processes with so much ease that the ...

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    We've heard of the Android 4.0.2 Ice Cream Sandwich update before, though it was a Verizon Galaxy Nexus getting it. This time around, it's the GSM variant of the "pure-Android" phone getting a fresh batch of biscuits and ice cream. According to reports, the update only measures 8.8MB, so don't expect anything major except for a couple of bug fixes and improvements. You should get the update notification but if you are eager to invoke it yourself, head into your device's Settings and check manually for its availability. Source: AndroidCentral

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    As much as we'd wish that all the recent leaks of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi, aka Ark HD were more than just leaks, but we'll have to settle for now. More images have surfaced recently, along with more spec information, though most of it is stuff you already knew about. The Ark HD plans to provide a 720p resolution 4.3" LCD, a 12 megapixel camera with 1080p video capabilities, 1GB of RAM with a choice of either 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage due to the lack of microSD expansion. An interesting note here is that it'll include a new Snapdragon chipset featuring a 1.5GBz dual-core ...

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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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    The world's first GSM phone call was placed on July 1, 1991, when Finnish prime minister Harri Holkeri called Kaarina Suonio, mayor of Tampere city. Almost 21 years later Germany's Security Research Labs has found that there's a major security flaw in the system. According to researchers, an attacker could gain remote control of GSM phones and send text messages or place calls. Billions of people are using GSM technology which accounts for more than 80% of the global market. The vulnerability discovered could expose each and every one of these devices and could affect "hundreds of ...

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    This time, we take a dive into the software element of the LG Nitro HD. For the most part, we've all become accustomed to see a manufacturer-customized skin on any non-Nexus devices. Of course, the LG Nitro HD is no exception. LG's user interface maintains a resemblance to Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0. This gives the icon a very "iOS" appearance. Some users may like this look and other may not. LG has added a set of quick actions to the pull-down notification bar. This gives users the ability to quickly enable or disable silent mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS connectivity and Airplane Mode. Carrier ...

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    Back at the beginning of the month, we learned that Google employees with Nexus S phones were lucking-out, and becoming the recipients of early Ice Cream Sandwich updates. Now the rest of you can join in on the Android 4.0 fun, as Google announced this afternoon the start of OTA distribution for the Nexus S's update. Google took to Twitter to announce the news, noting that the update will start to go out today, and proceed to reach Nexus S phones around the globe over the course of the next month. This update is only applicable to the original GSM Nexus S; there's no word on when users of ...

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    In this video we take a few minutes to unbox AT&T's latest 4G LTE handset, the LG Nitro HD. Not only does the Nitro HD sport a LTE radio, but it is one of the first few Android devices to posses a truly High Definition screen. The LG Nitro HD comes packaged in typical AT&T fashion. Living inside this box with the phone is a standard microUSB cable with USB wall adapter, a 16GB microSD card, 1830mAh battery and the phone itself. As if the LTE arms race wasn't enough, manufacturers are now starting to construct their devices with high definition screens to not only add bragging rights to ...

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    Tis the season to get great discounts on just about anything, even Smartphones. If you're in the market for a Windows Phone to keep or give away for the holidays, AT&T just made your life a lot easier by dropping the price of their Samsung Focus Flash to just a dollar. Obviously that dollar will include hundreds of more dollars after you sign a two-year contract, but hey, no meal is really free these days. The Samsung Focus Flash is the entry-level Windows Phone on the AT&T network rocking Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, a 3.7" Super AMOLED display, a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5 ...

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