HTC Rezound 4G for $49.99 with a Verizon contract, Droid Incredible 4G to launch soon?

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Yo, deal hunters, bargain lovers, listen up! If you haven’t yet got your hands on a 4G LTE high-end Android smartphone and your favorite carrier around the block is Verizon, Big Red has a special offer waiting for you right now. The 4G LTE HTC Rezound, one of the coolest Android handsets of these past months, goes for a mere $49.99 with a two-year contract. That’s about as low as a smartphone of this kind can go for at the moment and it’s what Amazon Wireless charges for the Rezound as well. I know, I know, you’re all probably waiting…

Motorola RAZR Maxx finally coming to Europe and the Middle East… in May

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The Droid RAZR Maxx is currently Motorola’s flagship smartphone and, even though it has been available on the US market for about two months now, a large part of the world is yet to get a taste of the impressive 4.3-incher. But that’s about to change in the coming weeks. According to an official Motorola announcement issued earlier today, the RAZR Maxx will be finally hitting European and Middle Eastern markets in May. Of course, it will drop the “Droid” from its name and it will not come with 4G LTE connectivity, but other than that, it will be the…

Deal alert: Buy the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and you get free extended battery and back cover!

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 is not yet here, and it might be a while before we get to see Sammy’s future flagship up for sale, so for the time being, the Galaxy Nexus is still the number one Android Ice Cream Sandwich on the market (at least until the HTC One X lands). If you haven’t yet purchased the Galaxy Nexus, either because you were a bit phased by its not-so-affordable price or because you were far from impressed by its mediocre battery life, Samsung Direct now has a deal that you shouldn’t miss for the life of it. For…

Qualcomm’s dual-core S4 beats Huawei’s quad-core K2V3 chip in GPU benchmark

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The guys at Huawei made quite a stir at MWC earlier this year, when they announced the upcoming release of the Ascend D Quad XL, Huawei’s claim to the title of “world’s fastest smartphone”. While most of us weren’t exactly sold by their very bold statement, a benchmark leaked a couple of weeks ago seemed to confirm Huawei’s claims. The Basemark ES 2.0 Taiji scores at that time placed the Ascend D Quad XL, powered by the quad-core K2V3 chipset, in front of the Galaxy Note and the Asus Transformer Prime, which we all thought were the two most powerful…

HTC One X and iPhone 4S pitted against each other in camera face off

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The One X is HTC’s new flagship and, even though it hasn’t yet been made available in the United States and most other important markets, is one of the hottest Android handsets around. With a Tegra 3 quad-core processor under the hood, a very thin body, and a sophisticated and stylish look, the One X is certainly one of Android’s biggest  hopes in the everlasting battle against the iPhone. But aside from the awesome performance and cool looks, the guys at HTC are also confident that they’ll make a difference with the rear-facing camera on the One X, a camera that…

XRY forensic software can crack iOS or Android devices in a jiffy, not for home use!

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by 2 years ago

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a digital CSI expert, you should know that there’s a new software tool around the corner that should crack pretty most iOS or Android device in a matter of minutes, and also help recover data from the respective gadgets. As you might suspect, the XRY Complete is not for entertainment and home use, but for law enforcement agencies representatives only. Regardless of that, it’s interesting to know about these things, even if you’re not a forensic specialists (watching CSI: New York does not count). Before you start telling me that any kind of software…

More impressive numbers for Samsung: 10M Galaxy S3s pre-ordered, 1.75M Galaxy Ys shipped per month

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Just a couple of days after finding out that the Galaxy Note “phablet” has hit a whopping five million sales in just five short months, we now have another set of impressive Samsung figures to talk about. On one hand, according to Eldar Murtazin, a very well-known technology journalist and blogger, cited by the guys at UnwiredView, the Galaxy S III, Sammy’s future flagship, has already hit a whopping 10 million pre-ordered units. That may not seem an awful lot, when Apple sold 1.7 million iPhone 4S devices in just three days of availability, but you should keep in mind…

Flurry: Google Play is way behind Amazon’s Appstore in terms of in-app purchases

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According to a recent study conducted by mobile app analytics firm Flurry, Google Play (it still has an odd ring to it, doesn’t it?) is not only behind the iTunes App Store when talking about revenues from in-app purchases, but is trumped by Amazon Appstore’s ability of getting users to pay for these kinds of “acquisitions”. The guys at Flurry conducting the study showed that, for every dollar earned through in-app purchases on Apple’s iOS, Amazon’s Appstore generates $0.89, while Google Play only makes $0.23. That’s pretty good for Amazon, considering that the Kindle Fire, their only device generating in-app…

Steve Jobs proven wrong? The stylus is making a comeback, fueled by Draw Something and other stylus-friendly apps

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“If you see a stylus, they blew it”. One of the most famous quotes of the recent years in the technology world came from Steve Jobs in 2010 and seemed to define the direction in which tablets and smartphones should move forward. Two years later, though, a Bloomberg report confirms what I for one have been saying for a long time -the stylus is a great, fun tool to use with your smartphone or tablet of choice and, given the right app, right stylus, and right device, it can become popular again. Well, the devices are there (the Samsung Galaxy…

Google has only earned $550m since 2008 of Android. Really?

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  Google’s mobile operating system Android has been released in September 2008, and, even though we have never knew exactly how much money it’s producing, we’ve always figured that Android is one of the most important sources of revenue for Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s technology giant. Of course, Android (or anything else, for the matter) is no match in terms of money making to the mother of all cash cows – Google’s search business. Still, having the world’s top mobile OS should bring in some decent amount of greenbacks, right? Some recently released figures might suggest a whole different…