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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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