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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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    Huawei's Sonic is a Gingerbread-based Android first introduced to Turkey as a budget-priced smartphone. Since its debut, there have been hints that the phone might find a home on a US carrier someday, with expectations piqued after a version of the hardware with T-Mobile's 3G band was discovered. Now the Sonic is back at the FCC with some yet-again revised hardware, now claiming frequency support for AT&T. This Sonic – model U8652 – can do HSDPA on the 850, 1900, and 2100MHz bands. While that 2100 won't see any use in North America, the inclusion of the other two definitely looks right ...

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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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    Last week, cellular carrier Orange revealed the San Francisco II, a budget-model Android. This handset is to follow-up on the carrier's original San Francisco, which was also sold with its manufacturer's branding intact as the ZTE Blade. The same sort of connection is at play this time around, and some snooping through Bluetooth SIG records has revealed the new San Francisco II to be be what should see release elsewhere as the ZTE Blade S. The Blade S is powered by an 800MHz processor and has a five-megapixel main camera. The 3.5-inch display is in a WVGA resolution, which we suppose is a ...

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    Samsung may have confirmed the US release of its Galaxy Nexus for sometime next month, but if you've got the cash to spend, you needn't wait any longer to get your hands on the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone. Retailer Expansys has just updated its US site to indicate that the handset is currently in-stock and shipping-out to customers. Obviously, with Verizon's LTE version of the phone yet to arrive, we're talking about the HSPA+ version that hit the UK late last week. That's not a big deal, though, from a compatibility standpoint, as the smartphone's unusually flexible 3G radio will let ...

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    Is it a phone, a tablet…or both? The Samsung Galaxy Note is sure to evoke some looks from passersby. With a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy Note is one of the largest smartphones available. Yet even with this enormous screen, Samsung has kept the design thin and stylish. Will the Samsung Galaxy Note be able to live up to its hype by providing consumers a hybrid all-in-one device between a smartphone and tablet? Read on to see how the Galaxy Note fares among the sea of Android devices. BOX CONTENTS The Samsung Galaxy Note comes boxed in a simple white package with the ...

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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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    In this video we demonstrate the hardware of the new Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000). As a hybrid between an Android smartphone and tablet the Galaxy Note boasts some very impressive hardware. Powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos processor with 1GB of RAM produces an extremely fast mobile experience. Out of the box the Galaxy Note is capable of achieving some of the fastest benchmarks we have seen on any mobile device. The Galaxy Note has a few more goodies that set it apart from other Android devices. The first is the large 5.3 inch WXGA* Super HD AMOLED display (1280 x 800) behind a ...

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    Is it a phone, a tablet…Or both? The Samsung Galaxy Note is sure to evoke some looks from passersby. With a 5.3 inch HD Super AMOLED display the Galaxy Note is one of the largest smartphones available. Yet even with this enormous screen Samsung has kept the design thin and stylish. In this video we unbox the new 16GB Samsung Galaxy Note running on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (Ice Cream Sandwich will officially come in 2012). Included with the Galaxy Note is a microUSB sync/charging cable, a wall charger, a white in-ear stereo headset, a capacious 2500mAh Li-ion battery, and an official ...

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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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    LG's Prada-branded K2 has been on our radar since this past summer, expected to arrive before the conclusion of 2011. We've seen it a few times since, the most recent of which was just last week, when a couple new pics of the smartphone surfaced. We still don't have any confirmed launch details, but it certainly looks like we're close to getting there, with the arrival of the Prada K2's documentation at the FCC. It's clear from the FCC publication that the K2 - LG model P940 - won't be released in the US, but that's hardly surprising. We can see in those documents that the phone supports ...

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    Watch this week's Windows Phone View as we wrap up all this week's Good and Bad inside the world of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. In today's show we go through Nokia's recent launch of the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 Windows Phone devices. We also cover the already existing leaks of the Nokia 900 we might see in the future. We later talk about Samsung's recent announcement of their new Focus S and Focus Flash for the AT&T network, and why you should consider the Flash. We also go through our week's Windows Phone coverage, which includes video reviews from Adam on the Orbital Xbox Live ...

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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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    While Verizon subscribers in the US wait for the arrival of the Motorola Droid RAZR for the carrier's LTE network, the rest of the world is waiting for news of the international version of the smartphone. We've been told that it's on the way sometime next month, but details are sparse. Today, the FCC has published the certification paperwork for a new Motorola smartphone; could it be the international RAZR? Frequency support has been tested for AT&T's WCDMA bands, which is about what we'd expect for an international phone arriving at the FCC in the States. Motorola is quite good at not ...

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    After staying up last night to watch the Google/Samsung event, we went to bed as visions of Ice Cream Sandwiches danced in our heads. Today, everyone's got Android 4.0 on their minds, and for good reason. While plenty of Android fans will be picking up a Galaxy Nexus, if only to be first to the Ice Cream Sandwich party, the rest of us are thinking about updates. We've heard that it should be technically possible to release the OS for phones currently capable of running Gingerbread, but whether or not that translates into manufacturers actually doing so (or in a timely manner) remains to be ...

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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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    While discussing the start of pre-orders for the new Apple iPhone 4S, we noticed some of you wondering in the comments when you might get a chance to order a carrier-unlocked, off-contract model. According to Apple, such handsets will start shipping-out sometime during November. Without carrier subsidies to help whittle-down its cost, an unlocked iPhone 4S will start at $649 for the 16GB version, going up to $749 for 32GB and $849 for the new 64GB size. Even though the iPhone 4S is a hybrid GSM/CDMA world phone, if you were hoping to use it on a CDMA carrier, you'll have to go through the ...

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    We've had what feels like a lengthy relationship with the LG e906 Jil Sander phone, getting a couple early looks at the handset on-camera, and revealing the first collection of specs on the phone, further confirming its Optimus 7 roots. This whole time, we've been without much of an inkling for when the phone might be released. Recent discoveries started us thinking that it would be quite soon, and it turns out we were right; the Jil Sander e906 will debut tomorrow, October 7. Since it's based off first-wave Windows Phone hardware, the Jil Sander phone may not be quite as spry as the ...

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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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