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    LG will be bringing its upcoming, quad-core X3 handset to market as the Optimus 4X HD, we've learned. The name makes perfect sense when you consider that its predecessor, the company's first dual-core phone, is sold as the Optimus 2X. The Ice Cream Sandwich-powered 4X HD is said to feature a 4.7-inch 720p display, eight-megapixel camera, and 21Mbps HSPA data, in a sub-nine-millimeter casing. Notably, we've seen at least one reference online to a T-Mobile G4X, suggesting that this could hit Magenta as the G2X followup. With Barcelona's Mobile World Congress still a few days away, LG has ...

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    LG is slowly unveiling one phone after the other ahead of MWC: first it was the Optimus VU, then came the Optimus LTE Tag followed by the L-Series of Optimus L3, L5 and L7. Next in line today is the LG Optimus 3D Cube, also known as the LG Optimus 3D Max or the CX2 as we initially saw it one month ago. The LG Optimus 3D Cube (LG-SU870) will be landing on SK Telecom's line-up in March, where it will be an exclusive. We surely hope it will be rolled out in other regions too, where we believe it will still go by the Optimus 3D Max moniker. Pretty much like we expected, it packs a 4.3-inch ...

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    Back in August of last year, we learned of Qualcomm's plans for its future Snapdragon processors. Chips in its next-generation S4 "Krait" line would be fabricated on a new 28 nanometer process, bringing performance gains to not just to new quad-core components, but dual- and single-core chips, as well. Because of the new manufacturing technique, S4 chips have also been expected to deliver impressive speed alongside power savings. We got our first look at just how well such a chip might perform at the end of last month, when a NenaMark score was discovered showing the S4-series MSM8960's ...

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    Huawei still has a way to go before it has the name recognition of a Samsung or a Sony, but what we've been seeing from the company lately has us thinking that the manufacturer will be finding itself on the receiving end of a lot of positive attention this year, thanks to some impressive-sounding hardware. The CES gave Huawei the opportunity to reveal its shockingly thin Ascend P1 S, and invitations to its MWC event foretell the debut of even higher-end hardware for its Diamond line of phones. The latest Huawei model to cross our path is a ten-inch tablet the company will likely show-off ...

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    Smartphone users are probably most familiar with Mozilla for its work on mobile versions of Firefox, but the foundation has much grander ideas in mind for what it could offer mobile devices. We got our first inkling of this project last summer, when Mozilla revealed plans for Boot2Gecko, an ambitious project to offer a new smartphone operating system built on web-based apps. Today we get to see just what the team has been up to for the past seven months, thanks to a whole bunch of new screenshots and some detailed descriptions of how the platform will work. At its heart, Boot2Gecko runs ...

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    Yesterday, we brought you news that HTC had decided on a commercial name for the Edge/Endeavor, and would be revealing the phone as the HTC One X at the Mobile World Congress. It wasn't long after that when we heard that the Ville may get similar billing as the One S, setting up what looked like the start of an attempt at grouping together these 2012 models under some new branding. We continue to hear more rumors supporting this theory, with word arriving of two additional phones getting One names. Pocket-lint reports hearing form a source that HTC intends to feature a new mid-tier Android ...

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    For the budding amateur photographer, getting that perfect shot can be as much about the luck of being in the right place at the right time, as it can be a test of composition skills. Of course, even if you manage to be there, smartphone camera ready, at just the ideal time, there's always the chance someone will wander into your shot as you're setting things up, ruining the perfect framing. A processing technique announced this morning by Scalado may soon be able to help, letting you remove unwanted guests from your photos. The idea behind Scalado Remove is that by taking a sort of ...

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    We've just gotten some imagery and a few details pertaining to a phone that will allegedly be Motorola's first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered handset. What's more, this unnamed device will also be one of Motorola's first pieces of Intel-powered hardware, running the silicon giant's new mobile Medfield platform. Moto traditionally employs Texas Instruments OMAP processors in its smartphones. Details are still coming together on this buttonless device -- sporting a new version of the MotoBlur user interface -- expected to debut at Mobile World Congress later this month in Barcelona. ...

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    When Nokia announced the Lumia 900 last month, it marked the end of a lot of speculation into what the company was planning for its follow-up to the Lumia 800 and 710. Now, with the 900 well on its way to arriving, that guesswork is turning to future Nokia Windows Phone devices. We hear a rumor about one such model, supposedly the Lumia 730, this morning. Chinese site WPDang reports that Nokia may be planning to unveil the Lumia 730 at this month's MWC. Very few details of the phone's hardware have been revealed, but from the sound of things, this could end up as something like an ...

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    When it came to the CES last month, Acer was into tablets in a big way; we saw the company embracing quad-core processors with both its Iconia Tab A510 and A700 models. Now we're wondering, as we are for so many other companies, just which products Acer might have held-off on showing at CES in order to introduce them at the Mobile World Congress. One such Acer model has just broken cover, with the company revealing plans to show-off its CloudMobile Android handset. Acer was forced to spill the beans on the CloudMobile in advance of MWC thanks to the phone winning an iF award for ...

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    Hope of the next iPad running a quad-core processor may be rapidly diminishing, but there's plenty of other quad-core gear still on the horizon for us to be looking forward to. Some of the most anticipated devices are the first wave of Android-powered quad-core smartphones from the likes of HTC and LG, which we hope to get a chance to see at the Mobile World Congress later this month. At the heart of many of these models we'll find NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 chip. The company is understandably excited about all the attention its processor is getting, and has just started distributing ...

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    This year's Mobile World Congress is just a few weeks away, and we're already very excited to get the chance to see all the hot new smartphones that didn't make it to the CES. There are a few Nokia models we've been hearing about lately, and a new rumor out today says that the manufacturer will reveal at least one of them at the event. Now, that bit alone shouldn't be very surprising, but it's another aspect of the information tied to this rumor that has us very curious. According to Forbes, one of Nokia's partners with knowledge of its MWC presentation claims that the handset to be ...

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    Last fall, news of a super-thin HTC Android landed, one that would supposedly measure-in under the eight-millimeter mark. A few weeks after learning of this model, known as the HTC Ville, we had the opportunity to publish the first-ever press renderings of the handset. That gave us a good look at what to expect from the phone, but it wasn't until last week that some images arrived showing real, functional Ville hardware. Problem was, as nice as it was to finally have some shots of the Ville in the flesh, the source quality left quite a bit to be desired. Luckily, Ville images are making a ...

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    There just must be something about Ice Cream Sandwich and white smartphones this morning; after we brought you news earlier of HTC's plans for the "Ice White" Sensation, arriving in stores with Android 4.0 pre-installed at the start of March, the image of the mysterious Samsung handset shown above surfaced. Its source is none other than Eldar Murtazin, who is back at it with his leaks and predictions. According to Eldar's teases, that lily-white Samsung handset will supposedly be featured at the Mobile World Congress, getting started at the end of the month. We're hardly at a loss for ...

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    Certifications issued by the WiFi Alliance are certainly revealing a lot about Samsung's device lineup today. First we saw the publication of documents related to what we think might be the Galaxy S III. There are at least two other news devices also worth our attention on the site, and they appear to be both upcoming Samsung tablets. Models GT-P3100 and GT-P5100 are listed as smartphones in the paperwork, but Samsung has well-established that models beginning with GT-P7 are part of its Android tablet lineup. Though these models change the prefix slightly, we're likely still in the same ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S III is currently one of the big mysteries in the smartphone world; we hear it mentioned all the time, but we don't have much more to go on than some basic rumors about its hardware and ever-shifting estimates for when the phone might be announced, and then finally released. The official word from Samsung is that the company's still making up its mind about how to launch the handset. We had been hoping to get a chance to see the phone at the Mobile World Congress this year, but even that looks like it won't be happening anymore. While there's some talk of delaying the ...

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    Earlier today, we talked to you about the coming arrival of Samsung's Exynos 5250 processor, a dual-core component that should mark a substantial improvement of the performance of the current generation of dual-core chips. This evening, we're learning about what may be one of the first devices to feature the upcoming chip. Android and Me got a first-hand preview at the tablet during the CES, but wasn't allowed to publish photos of it. Supposedly, we're looking at a tablet with a screen size in excess of ten inches, in a 2560 x 1600 WXQGA resolution. At its heart would be one of these ...

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    For the longest time, we would hear a little bit about the Samsung Galaxy S III every few months. That made sense, especially at a time when we were still waiting for the GS2. Things have been ramping-up lately, with a few mentions of the phone last month, our discovery of an image that may have been taken by a GS3, and some new rumors arriving this week. Yesterday, we looked at Eldar Murtazin's claim that the phone would be premiered at the Mobile World Congress next month, followed by sales beginning in April. Eldar's a bit hit-and-miss, but it sounded from his tweets like he'd had some ...

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    After looking into Eldar Murtazin's latest tweets, where he claimed knowledge of Nokia plans for the May European arrival of the Lumia 910, we learned about some additional messages he posted slightly earlier. Though the statements Murtazin made are a little less direct than his Lumia 910 comments, it seems that he claims first-hand experience with Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S III, and offers a little insight into the phone's hardware and Samsung's release plans. According to Murtazin, we're looking at a quad-core processor in the 1.5-1.6GHz range. That sounds disappointing, since we've ...

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    Though it's still not a brand many consumers readily associate with smartphones, Huawei has been making a lot of progress in putting together some quality-looking handsets that could be just what it needs to raise its profile. At the CES a few weeks ago, we got to see some of the company's latest offerings, including the ridiculously thin Ascend P1 S (pictured above) and its cousin, the P1. Now, the company has started sending out invitations to an MWC event where Huawei plans to reveal some even higher-end hardware. According to the invitation, Huawei intends to show the "smartest, ...

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    With an HTC event scheduled to coincide with the Mobile World Congress next month, we're hoping to get a chance to see some of the company's expected hardware. For the most part, that means very high-end devices, like the quad core Edge/Endeavor and Quattro tablet. Obviously, gear like that is going to be the most exciting, but we're also curious to see what lower-tier hardware HTC is planning in order to flesh-out the rest of its 2012 lineup. Today we've heard some rumors about just such an upcoming device with which we weren't yet familiar, called the HTC Primo. Supposedly, the Primo ...

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    LG is reportedly preparing a followup to its first 3D-capable handset, the Optimus 3D, in the form of a device codenamed CX2. While not a revolutionary advance over its predecessor, the CX2 does manage to improve the auto-stereoscopic display, beef up the processor, and facilitate the conversion of two-dimensional material into stereoscopic footage. Whereas the Optimus 3D employs a 1.0GHz dual-core OMAP to push a 4.3-inch WVGA display, the CX2 supposedly steps the processor up to a 1.2GHz dual-core model, also from Texas Instruments. And while the screen dimensions and resolution will ...

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    Earlier today, we told you about some of the topics RIM is planning to discuss at this year's BlackBerry World in May. BlackBerry 10 may be the one that's piquing our interest at the moment, but there will be plenty of other news to share. One of those topics mentioned would deal with the role of RIM's PlayBook tablet in enterprise situations once it makes the upgrade to OS 2.0. When might the PlayBook be set to receive such an update? One rumor pegs the software's arrival for February 17. This specific date follows an early period of rumors that focused on that week in mid-February, but ...

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    The Sony Xperia S may be about to arrive well ahead of schedule, but as far as we know, the other models featured in the recently-revealed 2012 Sony roadmap are still on-course. One of the next handsets supposed to arrive is the Kumquat in April. Also known by its model number, ST25i, the Kumquat has appeared in some benchmark reports. While we've heard a bit about its specs, we've been curious to get a look at the phone. There were some suggestions that the Kumquat might have been among the models depicted in a recent photograph featuring many of the manufacturer's phones, including some ...

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    If 2011 was the year of the dual-core processor, then 2012 is shaping up to be defined by quad cores, with the HTC Edge/Endeavor, probably the Samsung Galaxy S III, and now, we've learned, the LG X3 all going quad in the first half. Despite its powerful chipset (a Tegra 3 by nVidia) and large, high-resolution display (4.7 inches at 1280x720), the X3 allegedly maintains a sub-nine-millimeter profile. The rear and front-facing cameras are said to be eight megapixels and 1.3 megapixels, respectively, while storage reportedly weighs in at 16GB (supplemented by microSD). X3 should run Android ...

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