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    HTC has sadly not shown as much protagonism at IFA 2012 as we were expecting. They've just silently announced the HTC Desire X, which as we reported recently, is a good device, but sadly nothing that we'd tag as great. The device has better specs than the HTC One V that we didn't recommend in our review, but it won't break any records if compared with most of the Android smartphones in the market. When it comes to the oficial specs mentioned, we have a:  1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor 4-inch Super LCD display at last decade's WVGA resolution A 5 megapixel back camera with the ...

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    After learning about Sony's new Xperia line-up being announced just minutes ago at IFA in Berlin, we now have the opportunity to spend some hands-on time with the Sony Xperia J. The difference between this device and the rest is that this is a device slated at the budget minded, but retaining the Xperia design language at just 9.22 mm of thickness. When it comes to specs, the device includes a: 4-inch FWVGA display (854 x 480) at 244 PPI 1 GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM7227A processor 5 Megapixel camera Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich under Sony's proprietary UI DLNA 4GB of storage ...

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    We already spent some quality time with the Sony Xperia TX here at IFA, and the Xperia T features much of the same:  a 4.6", 720p display, 13MP camera capable of shooting video in 1080p, and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz. The principal differences between the T and the TX are few, with the T destined for the German market -and therefore lacking LTE. The T also lacks the TX's immersion resistance, and color options vary between the two lines as well. Click on down to the video to see our hands-on of the Xperia T, and stay tuned for more videos as our IFA coverage continues.

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    The Sony VAIO Duo 11 is a Windows 8 ultrabook hybrid that has a sliding display that reveals a full hardware keyboard. It'll be available with a variety of hardware configurations such as an Intel i7, i5, or i3, with the former two configurations providing less battery power. The device, despite having a spacious 11.6" 1366x768 touchscreen, weighs just 2.6lbs, which is a hair more than the Microsoft Sufrace. The hybrid features USB 3.0 and HDMI outputs. No word on pricing, but look for a Q4 release.  

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    Sony's newest Android tablet, the Xperia Tablet S, is running on Android 4.0.4 for now, but will be upgraded to Jelly Bean in the near future. In terms of design, it has a similar "wrap around" design to last-year's Tablet S that some found to be a nice break from the slate form factor of all other tablets on the market. The Xperia S has a Tegra 3 quad-core CPU running at 1.4GHz. The display is 9.4" and 1280x800 resolution. On the rear there is an 8MP shooter, and a 1MP camera on the front. Other goodies include HDMI and DLNA support, an SD card slot (yes, full SD), guest mode to protect ...

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    Earlier today at the IFA, Sony announced its new Xperia Androids, including the Xperia T/TX. While the company is releasing the hardware under different names in different markets, and the cases have some slight design differences, it's all essentially the same phone. We've had our eye on these guys for a while, as we followed leaks of the handset we now know as the Xperia T as the LT30p "Mint". Those included a number of close-up looks at the hardware, featuring nice touches like a physical camera button. Now that the phone is official, we got the chance to spend a little time with it, in ...

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    We knew this day was coming: with Windows Phone 8 just around the corner, we're finally getting official confirmation from manufacturers about their launch handsets. The first to go on the record is Samsung, revealing the ATIV S at the IFA in Berlin. WP8 is finally bringing the platform into the present day with support for multi-core processors. As such, Samsung's hooked the ATIV S up with a 1.5GHz dual-core chip. Pair that with a gig of RAM, a nice big 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 2, and an eight megapixel main camera with 1.9-megapixel front-facer, and you've got ...

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    As Sony's press event wraps, we finally got an official word about our recent leak of the Sony VAIO Duo 11. The device is a Hybrid tablet that can become a laptop when you need it and a slate tablet when you need it. As opposed to the Microsoft Surface, the keyboard on the VAIO Duo 11 is non-detachable, so it does have some extra heft to it. The most interesting part about this tablet is that it falls more into the Ultrabook category with support for Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. It packs an 11-inch display with 1080p resolution and support for a digitizer stylus, along with capacity for ...

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    Some info leaked in the weeks leading up to the IFA, including images showing-off a new Sony tablet, presumed to be the successor to its Tablet S. They showed a much thinner tablet, as well as a convertible keyboard cover, Surface-style. Sure enough, Sony has just made things official at its IFA press event, announcing this new tablet as the Xperia Tablet S. Like the rumors indicated, the new entry to the Xperia lineup runs a quad-core Tegra 3. It's lighter and thinner than the first Tablet S, runs Ice Cream Sandwich, and features a 9.4-inch 1280 x 800 IPS LCD. The leaked software features ...

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    I'm sure you'll all agree with us in the fact that Sony is quickly running out of letters for their Xperia line. Their keynote is almost about to end in Berlin and they've just announced a ton of products. Within the list, we've just got their new Xperia line-up. The devices, in order of power are the T, the V and the J. The Sony Xperia T is their new flagship devices, which will also be dubbed the TX in certain regions. When it comes to specs, the device includes a: 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon S4 CPU Pentaband UMTS / HSPA+ radios A 4.55-inch screen with 720p ...

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    Today at IFA Samsung will launch its new ATIV brand of Windows 8-powered devices (that's "vita" backwards, which is Latin for "life"). Running on Windows RT, the ATIV Tab will feature a 10.1" 1366x768 display in a form factor that is just 8.9mm thick. It'll be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU with 2GB of RAM and either 32 or 64GB of storage. It'll offer WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It will feature Office Home and Student 2013 RT, featuring the touch-friendly versions of the 2013 suite of Microsoft Office programs. The battery is pegged at 8,200mAh. Interestingly, like the Galaxy Note 10.1, ...

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    Way back in February, we saw that Samsung had registered the name Galaxy Camera. Samsung really likes registering those kind of names, sometimes dozens over the course of just a few weeks, and has a habit of never releasing anything for many of them. Although we were curious at the time if we might see Samsung release an Android-powered digital camera, like Nikon recently did, the hardware never showed up, and we were beginning to think it might be another dud. Well, that's clearly not going to be the case, as we've just learned that Samsung intends to announce the Jelly-Bean-running ...

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    Thanks to a tipster, we've been handed the official press release for the Galaxy Note II, which is expected to be announced at IFA 2012 in just a few hours. The display of the Galaxy Note II will be 5.5" and 1280x720 resolution (granting it a true 16:9 aspect ratio, but with lesser resolution than the original Galaxy Note which had 1280x800 pixels). Like the original Note, the display will be an HD Super AMOLED panel. The device will feature a 1.6GHz quad-core CPU (the type is not specified, but we'll put our money on the Exynos) with 2GB of RAM and an 8MP camera on the rear and a 1.9MP ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through all the details of the recently announced LG Optimus G, which does change the game with it's spec sheet. We later talk about Samsung's recent plot for world domination by launching the Galaxy S III in more colors for your choice. We then go through the recently leaked images of a Nokia device that we're already calling a fake. On a sad note, we talk about Motorola's new strategy to know when you've rooted your device, and we end today's show talking about the possibilities of NFC coming to the iPhone 5. All this and more after the break. Which ...

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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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