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    Recently LG announced its latest flagship phone, the Optimus G, which impressively packs Qualcomm's quad-core S4 chip running at 1.5GHz. Not forgetting the budget-minded buyer, they've also announced the L9: a dual-core 1GHz phone with a 4.7" IPS display (no word on display resolution just yet), 1GB of RAM, and handsome symmetrical design with an elongated home button. Reminding us that it's a budget device, the L9 can take photos at just 5MP. It'll ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and will include new software to allow the user to customize the on-screen keyboard to optimize ...

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    We've all been secretly begging HTC every night in our prayers for a tablet. The HTC Flyer may not have flown off the shelves, but the concept was good and all it needed was a better price tag. Now we've run across a couple of images of a mysterious HTC Tablet that looks, well, different. It doesn't look like an iPad, but it looks like a portable iMac where the bezel is larger on one side of the tablet than the other. The back seems to be made of polycarbonate and it shares some of the HTC One X design language with rounded curves all around. The device is definitely an Android tablet, but ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through our recent exclusive leak of the Sony VAIO Duo 11, which plans to bring some real Pro design to Windows 8 Pro. We later go through all the recently unveiled specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note II slated for IFA. We talk about the recent details that emerged on the Motorola RAZR M 4G LTE for Verizon, which seems to have more than just a long name. We later talk about Samsung's IFA event planned for their Windows 8 tablet and we end today's show with the bad news about the HTC Desire X. All this and more after the break.

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    As we mentioned recently, one of the devices we most anticipate for IFA 2012 is none other than the big Samsung Galaxy Note II. I do hope that Samsung figures out a way to fit the new phablet's display into a smaller housing in order to make the experience even better when carrying such a brick in the pocket, but at least we now have word on the specs that'll be powering the new Note II, and so far we find: A 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor Android 4.1 Jelly Bean An 8 megapixel camera, which disappoints our expectations of a 12 megapixel shooter 4G LTE connectivity Either 16GB or ...

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    Companies are usually sending out press releases a week or so before a show and then they hold press conferences or device launches a couple of days before the show, where they show off new hardware. Acer seems to follow this unwritten rule to the letter and has announced the Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo. We're basically talking about twins here, with the only differentiator being the fact that the Duo packs a dual-SIM slot. Both phones are running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, pack a 4.3-inch display with a qHD resolution, 1GHz MediaTek single-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and ...

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    We know that there will be an Unpacked event in Berlin, prior to the IFA, on August 29. We are expecting the Galaxy Note II but will this be the only thing announced there? According to recent reports, the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III will be pushed out following that event. We've seen the official, in different stages, being leaked on the Internet, which means that it is in final development stages. According to recent reports, the refresh will be rolled-out "shortly after" the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event next Wednesday. It will not only bring the latest ...

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    A few months back, we heard about a rumored superphone from LG, offering a quad-core processor, LTE support, and a beefy 2GB of RAM. Model LS970, we also knew it as the LG Eclipse, and some documents that surfaced in June suggested the phone would arrive in the US right around the end of October. Well, today there's some talk about an LG Android called the Optimus G, but we're wondering if this might not be the very same phone. A good number of these Optimus G specs, as reported by Asia Today, match-up with what we've heard about the Eclipse. That includes the presence of a quad-core ...

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    Even if you don't own a first generation Samsung Galaxy Note -- the phone responsible for the term "phablet" since the 2011 IFA -- we understand if you are still excited about the follow-up. It is rumored to be unveiled at this year's IFA in Berlin and the official Samsung teaser basically confirms it. There's not much to go by, except for the fact that you see a stylus being revealed from inside a device we believe is the Galaxy Note II. There were lots of fake renders in the recent past and according to rumors we should expect a super-fast quad-core Exynos processor with maybe 2GB of RAM ...

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    LG was eager to announce the Optimus VU, their response to the Samsung Galaxy Note, even before this year's MWC where we had out hands-on time with the 4:3 aspect ratio device. Back then the device was powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and was unseen, except for its home market and Japan. Now LG is announcing the global availability of the Optimus VU, a week ahead the IFA Samsung Unpacked event where the second iteration of the Galaxy Note is expected. The Optimus VU is expected to land in September in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America. For this ...

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    We've seen quite a number of rumors regarding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note II, slated for an IFA debut at the end of this month, and there were even some renders which claimed to be the real deal, with more or less success. This time around we're looking at Mr. Blurrycam in action, shooting a device which appears to resemble quite a lot with the allegedly leaked front panel of the Galaxy Note sequel. Accompanying the picture are already rumored specs like a 5.5-inch display, quad-core processor (probably Exynos 4 Quad), 2GB of RAM and next-generation S-Pen technology. The phone looks ...

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    Overnight, we brought you news of a video showing-off what appeared to be Jelly Bean for the international Galaxy S III as officially prepared by Samsung. Unfortunately, if you have one of these handsets and were hoping to try it out, the ROM wasn't then available. Well, it sure didn't take too long for it to finally show up, and if you don't mind waving your warranty goodbye, the ROM is now available for you to download and flash. Considering we've heard rumors that the public release of the GS3's Jelly Bean update will be announced by Samsung at its IFA event on August 29, you might want ...

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    Samsung is preparing an Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29 and it is believed to be a Note unveiling of some sort (either the Galaxy Note II, the Galaxy Note 10.1, both or something else). However, the event might also hold some surprises in terms of software announcements. According to the recent rumors, the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III might be announced on the 29th. We had several rumors for the Galaxy S III's official Android 4.1 refresh and some placed the update in the August-September timeframe while others further down the road. We looked at the unofficial Jelly Bean ...

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    We know that Sony is preparing a special press event prior to the IFA in Berlin and, while we're expecting a couple of Xperia phones, the manufacturer has been rumored to release its first Xperia branded tablet, as a follow-up to the Tablet S. We've already seen initial leaks and now it looks like we're looking at alleged press renders. The wedged design, found on the Tablet S, seems to be gone even though the side render shows that there is a slight impression of a tapered build. There are also a couple of bits accompanying the images; the Xperia tablet will reportedly be powered by ...

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    Some holes, like this one in Yellowstone National Park, are beautiful. But take a look at your phone or tablet. How many holes does it have in it? None of them are "pretty". Let's face it,  they're eyesores. Holes seem like they are necessary components, but they do make your phone look ugly. Additionally, they're extra components which just add on to the cost of an already pricey piece of electronics. Let's count them, shall we? Chances are you've got a headphone jack, a microUSB port, and maybe even an MHL/HDMI port. Why? Why do we have so many holes in our devices? Aren't there other ...

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    Earlier this summer, we learned about an in-development Android from Sony that was going by the codename Mint, model LT30p. It sounded like a nice mid-to-upper-tier handset, and rumors suggested it might make its official debut at the IFA late this month. Since then, we've heard suggestions that the phone will ultimately arrive as the Xperia T. Now, with just a few weeks to go until then expo, we get another look at the phone's hardware, and things seem to be shaping up nicely. The imagery that accompanied previous LT30p leaks gave us some really close-up views of the handset, but if you ...

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    A 1.7GHz quad-core Android made by HTC surfaced in form of a rumor back mid last month and more recently there is talk about a certain HTC One X+ allegedly coming to T-Mobile with the same processor speed. The image above represents benchmark results on NenaMark for a certain HTC PM63100. Except for the details in the result, there's nothing to go by but these specs listed here might hint towards the One X refresh already rumored. We're looking at a 1.7GHz Tegra 3 SoC, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and an HD display with 1280x720 resolution. These all scream high-end (and even flagship, ...

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    August is shaping up to have the potential to be an interesting month for Samsung, with expectations that it will announce any of several highly anticipated Androids. We've mentioned before how the company is planning another of its Unpacked events for immediately before this year's IFA in Berlin gets started at the tail-end of the month. With invitations to the event now going out, can we spot any clues here as to just what Samsung might be planning to unveil? Earlier, we had heard that the Galaxy Note 2 might be on the agenda for Unpacked, but then news of another Samsung event, this one ...

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    The Sony Xperia SL will be the successor to the Xperia S launched at this year's MWC in Barcelona and, as we've heard last month, it will bring new color options to the table as well as bumped up processor specifications. We're expecting Sony to unveil the Xperia SL (among others) at their pre-IFA press event in Berlin at the end of this month. In the image above you can allegedly see the new color options (or some of them). The phone is also rumored to pack a faster processor, replacing the 1.5GHz Snapdragon on the Xperia S with a new, faster, 1.7GHz Snapdragon (S3). However, there is no ...

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    Exactly which of the Sony phones recently rumored will be announced in Berlin with the occasion of the IFA is yet unknown. However, Sony is sending out invitations to a pre-IFA event with a Press Conference and a booth unveiling. Invitations might not be sent out to everyone but anyone with a valid press accreditation for IFA can join the event. It will happen on August 29 at from 16:15 to 17:00 local time (which translates to 10:15a to 11a EDT). The Xperia SL is our best guess and is most likely to be unveiled with a possible CPU bump over the Xperia S announced at this year's MWC. The ...

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