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Xiaomi Starts Shipping First 600 Units of MI-ONE Android Phone with MIUI Custom ROM

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Six hundred units of the initial batch of the MI-ONE smartphone have started shipping in China last week. The MI-ONE is manufactured by Xiaomi and comes preloaded with the MIUI custom ROM based off Android 2.3.5. The price for each handset is reported to be YEN1,999 (roughly US$310). No official announcements have been made yet as to the availability of the MI-ONE in other countries. The phone’s hardware was custom-made the Beijing-based company Xiaomi primarily intended for running the MIUI custom operating system, resulting in a fascinating custom-made Android phone named MI-One. MIUI is one of the popular custom Android…

7-inch, 199-dollar Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Debuted at IFA 2011

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Lenovo unveiled its newest Android 2.3 Gingerbread tablet—called the IdeaPad A1—at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) conference in Berlin. Lenovo has not officially announced pricing or release dates for this 7-inch tablet, but reports say the Lenovo IdeaPad A1 will be released some time this month at a price of only US$199 for the 8-GB model. Unfortunately, Lenovo will not be releasing 8-GB models in the U.S. Instead, reports say 16-GB and 32-GB models will be released for US$249 and US$299, respectively. By some twist of fate, the Lenovo’s IdeaPad A1 will be not running Android 3.x Honeycomb. Instead, it…

Toshiba Unveils Super-thin AT200, Thinner than Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or iPad 2

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Toshiba has made it official. The AT200 is Toshiba’s codename for their ultra-thin Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet to succeed the earlier Toshiba THRiVE. According to Toshiba, the tablet will be 7.7 mm thick and weighs about 558 grams, making it one of the thinnest Honeycomb tablets ever made. Toshiba did not provide pricing or availability for the super-slim tablet, but it’s reasonable to expect a release date sooner than later. The 10.1-inch Toshiba AT200 has a 1280×800-resolution display and includes full-size slots for laptops (microSD, microUSB, and Mini HDMI). A 1.2-GHz dual-core Texas Instruments processor will be powering the tab,…

Toshiba THRiVE Coming to U.K. as Toshiba AT100

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While the rumored Toshiba Excite is being flaunted off at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) in Berlin, its thicker predecessor–the Toshiba THRiVE–is on its way to the United Kingdom. The Toshiba THRiVE will be called the Toshiba AT100 when it reaches the U.K. The product page for the Toshiba AT100 is already up at the Toshiba Europe website and shows the 16-gigabyte model.  There is no confirmation yet whether 8-GB and 32-GB models will also be made available.  No pricing information has been revealed yet either. The Toshiba AT100 runs Android 3.1 Honeycomb.  It has a 10.1-inch screen (1280×800 resolution) and…

First Photos of Super Thin Toshiba Excite Come Out of IFA 2011

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If a picture paints a thousand words, then the first live pictures of Toshiba’s upcoming ultra-slim tablet paint two thousand. The ultra-slim tablet was showcased at Toshiba’s booth in the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA 2011) in Berlin. Notebook Italia was able to spot the tablet and took snapshots of the device. Notebook Italia learned that the tablet will be running Android (presumably Honeycomb). The pictures show a slimmer body compared to that of its predecessor, the Toshiba THRiVE, and slots for a full tablet (e.g., microUSB, micro HDMI, and microSD ports). The back cover is said to be of brushed metal…

Motorola PRO+ Heading to EU, Asia in October

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The Motorola PRO+ will be invading Europe and Asia this coming October, according to the latest information from Motorola Mobility. Motorola Mobility may also make the Motorola PRO+ available on U.S. mobile network carriers. The Motorola PRO+ is the handset manufacturer’s newest smartphone innovation designed to be any user’s “personal assistant and best friend” to help cope with the demands of everyday life. Powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, it comes with a full QWERTY keyboard and a 3.1-inch touchscreen (640×480). The phone’s display panel is scratch-proof, courtesy of Corning Gorilla Glass. Under the hood are a 1.0-GHz processor, 1600-mAh battery,…

A Sneak Peek into the Firefox Browser Optimized for Honeycomb Tablets

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There is no sweeter news for Honeycomb tablets these days than that of the newest version of the Mozilla Firefox browser, the tablet-optimized version of which is fast approaching a publicly usable stage. Developers of the Firefox version for Android tablets have given us a peek into their upcoming browser designed specifically for Android 3.x Honeycomb tablets. The tablet version of Firefox is a successor of its phone version. Developers say that both versions have the same scripting and extensions support that makes the browser appealing. The Firefox browser for Android tablets follows the ethos and spirit of minimalistic design,…

Google Vows to Fix Google Voice Search Bug on Nexus S This Week

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Paul Wilcox, a community manager at Google, announced yesterday that the most sought-after fix for the annoying, irritating bug in the Google Voice Search app for the Google Nexus S will be coming out this week. “We plan to release an over-the-air update this week which includes a fix for this bug. I’ll post again once the OTA starts,” Wilcox told Nexus S users on Google’s support page discussing the said bug. The bug has been plaguing Nexus S users for months, and Wilcox’s announcement elated a lot of Nexus S users. The bug causes the Nexus S to automatically…

Toshiba Excite Rumored to Be Name of Toshiba’s New Ultra-slim Tablet

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If U.S. trademark filings and domain name registrations were to serve as clues, Toshiba’s upcoming ultra-thin tablet just might have given away its upcoming name–the Toshiba Excite. Android Police reports that Babyfacemagee, one of the administrators of ThriveForums.com, found some recent trademark filings that gave an idea of the name for Toshiba’s upcoming tab.  Babyfacemagee is the same guy who discovered the name “Thrive” for the earlier Toshiba tablet. Babyfacemagee reportedly found U.S trademark filings for the term ‘EXCITE’.  The trademark filing was from Toshiba American Information Systems and was categorized for use for ‘Tablet Computers.’  The person also found…

aPen A3 Stylus Beams Handwritten Notes to Android Devices

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Classes are kicking in next week, and no timing could be better for E FUN to introduce its latest innovation–the aPen A3 stylus. E FUN, a manufacturer of consumer electronic products, has recently introduced the aPen A3 as the perfect back-to-school gadget revolutionizing conventional ways of taking notes and sharing ideas. The aPen  A3 allows users to transfer words written on a piece of paper to their smartphones via Bluetooth. aPen A3 also enables quick sending and sharing of digitized notes to friends, as well as posting the notes online. Just like any ordinary pen, the aPen A3 is user-friendly…