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    We know that Acer beat everybody to the punch with the announcement of the W3, which is the world's first Windows 8 tablet to fit in an 8-inch display form factor. Still, one thing we've learned about the mobile market is that being the first to announce something is not a guarantee that it'll actually reach the market faster or be more affordable than the rest of the competitors that'll arrive at the scene. Such is the case of Toshiba, which just announced the Toshiba Encore, and offers a sweeter package than what Acer is offering with their W3. Both tablets run on Intel Atom chips, but ...

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    I want to make this clear right up front: as a consumer, I really like AT&T. The nation's second-largest carrier has, for my entire time as a customer, provided me with outstanding LTE speeds, excellent coverage in the places I live and work, and a device selection that blows my previous carrier out of the water. Its rate plans aren't cheap, but they're at least fair - and I'm even reasonably certain the provider has my back in case of a national emergency. I like AT&T a lot. But seeing the Lumia 1020 announced this morning as yet another Ma Bell exclusive put a sour taste in my ...

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    I've been using Windows since the 3.1 days. Back then my desktop computer cost thousands of dollars. To convince my dad to make the purchase I had to promise that I'd somehow make it last through college -- I wasn't even out of Junior High School at the time. Before you laugh, that was back in the day when such a claim could actually be pulled off. Home computers were generally of the "desktop" variety back then -- they sat on your desk and your huge CRT monitor sat on top of them. A few years later my friend's dad showed me a "luggable" computer. It was essentially a desktop computer with ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC One launch in the US and what carriers offer it today. Then we go through the unusual-looking Samsung smartphone leaked in photos. Next we talk about 7-inch Windows tablets, and where Microsoft stands on this project. Google is next as we uncover certain details regarding a new gaming service that they seem to be planning. We end today's show by talking about Google Glass, the fact that it runs Android, and what that means to you as an end consumer. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC One Available Today Nationwide - HTC ...

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    Last week, on the heels of the BlackBerry 10 launch event in Toronto, I crafted a pair of quick-and-dirty comparison videos showcasing the differences between the BB10 OS and the Windows Phone 8 and Android platforms. I admit that the set had its problems, filmed as it was under severe time constraints in a hotel room with horrible audio. Several factual errors needed to be corrected in editing, and we subsequently filmed some follow-up videos to offer a more thorough presentation. Still, neither Android nor Windows Phone came away from the analysis unscathed: in the categories we selected ...

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    January: the post-holiday comedown mixes with the post-CES recovery and pre-MWC quiet to form a lull of epic proportions. Fortunately though, leaks and rumors never stop, and we've got a few of them to bat around on this episode of the Weekly. Today, Joe Levi and Anton D. Nagy each return to the podcast to talk rumored Sony Xperia tablets, LG Windows Phones, and the will-it-never-die speculation surrounding a cheap iPhone. Also making the cut: the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, the Huawei Ascend W2, and some far-out pseudo-news regarding LG's supposed "Nexus 5" and "Nexus 7.7." All that, ...

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    This was a big morning for Microsoft: it opened its first retail store in Boston (but not its first in New England), and it took the wraps off its first major logo revision in a quarter-century. That the company chose Beantown as the venue for such a high-profile announcement was doubtless no accident; Microsoft has been beefing up its presence in and around the city for the past few years, most notably in the form of its Microsoft Research branch in neighboring Cambridge, MA. Today's store announcement saw the company further shore up its relations with the greater Boston area, donating ...

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    The latest rumors regarding the pricing for Microsoft's Surface tablet talks about models as cheap as $199, competing directly with Google's Nexus 7, a budget tablet aimed at power users and fans of the Nexus brand. According to David Schmoock, head of Lenovo’s North America operations, devices running Windows RT will cost $200 to $300 less than those powered by Windows 8. Windows RT will be compatible with ARM processors while Windows 8 will have Intel and AMD chips at its core. Tablets running Windows 8 will cost $600 to $700, said Schmoock, and Windows RT-based slates ...

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    What makes a smartphone “smart”? The apps of course! Every week we will feature some of the best newest or updated apps for the three big names in the mobile industry; iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android. We have sifted through hundred of apps and have deemed these 12 the most noteworthy for you, the smartphone enthusiast. To download any of these apps to your respective platform just click on the name of the app to launch the AppStore, Windows Marketplace, or Google Play.     iPhone Earth Lapse– A paid app that costs $0.99 With Earth Lapse you can explore amazing ...

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