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Samsung gives out free Olympic tickets to first 50 owners of the Galaxy S3

by: Arnold ZafraMay 28, 2012

Needless to say, Samsung really wants to make sure that the upcoming Galaxy S3 will get as much publicity and hype as possible in the UK in the coming weeks. Word on the street has it that Samsung UK will be handing out free tickets to the Olympics to the lucky first 50 buyers of the much-awaited superphone.

But before you jump for joy and start planning your strategy to get in line to get the very first Galaxy S3, here are few things you need to know about this gig.

First things first, the 50 tickets will be handed to those who will line up in front of Samsung’s flagship store at Westfield Stratford City in London, on May 29, 2012. Samsung’s [...]

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Oppo Finder, the world’s thinnest smartphone, goes up for pre-order on June 6

by: Arnold ZafraMay 28, 2012


One way or another, we will finally get to see the “world’s thinnest smartphone” in the coming days, and no, it’s not the Ascend P1 (in spite of Huawei claiming that title at CES in January).

A few weeks ago, we’ve told you that Oppo, a relatively unknown Chinese phone maker, was gearing to claim Huawei’s record, with a smartphone that is just 6.65 mm thick (about a quarter of an inch).

Oppo’s ultra-thin device is now known as the Finder and is pegged to hit the stores in less than a week. The Finder is thinner than the iPhone at 9.3mm, the Galaxy S2 at 8.45mmm and the Droid RAZR at 7.1mm. It’s even a [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos announced, unveiled as a dual-sim phone

by: Arnold ZafraMay 26, 2012

Samsung has just announced the availability of the new Galaxy Ace Duos, a new dual-sim phone which is said to have the ability to forward a call received on one SIM to the other SIM via the feature called “Dual SIM always on.” For those who have been following Samsung’s releases, you may recall that the Galaxy Ace Duos had been launched sometime in February. Back then,  Samsung said Galaxy Ace Duos was supposed to be a dual-SIM phone too. Truth be told, it doesn’t really have a Dual-SIM capability. The phone runs on both GSM and CDMA built-in connectivity.

But as mentioned in the title, this time around the newly [...]

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Lenovo Thinkpad finally gets a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich in UK, coming soon in the US

by: Arnold ZafraMay 26, 2012

Remember when we told you that the Lenovo Thinkpad Android tablet would be getting a taste of Ice Cream too? Well, it’s starting to happen right now in the UK and some areas in Western Europe. Some members of the Lenovo Community Forum are reporting that ICS has been rolled out to their Thinkpad tablet via an OTA (over the air) update. One member posted that US certification for the roll-out is scheduled for June 18th while the rest of the world will have the ICS update delivered to their Thinkpads one month shortly thereafter.

Meanwhile, those who have received the update are saying that Ice Cream Sandwich has made quite a few improvements to the functionality [...]

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Bump for Android now lets you “magically” move photos from phone to PC

by: Arnold ZafraMay 25, 2012

Do you remember that cool Android app that lets you transfer photos from one Android phone to another by simply, well bumping two Android phones together? Right, it’s the app called Bump.

If you liked the idea behind the app, wait until you hear what we have to report. The Bump for Android app was just updated to version 3.3.0 and, guess what, the app has one new feature that greatly extends its capabilities. That feature is the ability to “magically” transfer photos from your phone to your PC.

What’s great about this new feature is the fact that you don’t have to install anything, except, of course, the app on your phone. After [...]

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Diablo 3 gets its own Android app for checking server status

by: Arnold ZafraMay 25, 2012

As of today, Blizzard’s Diablo 3 is already the fastest selling PC game of all time. That’s according to Blizzard, who also announced that they have sold 3.5 million copies in the first 24 hours of availability.

Nevertheless, there are some mixed reactions to the game coming from those who are playing it right now. Most of the negative reactions are directed to Blizzard itself – specifically, the emergency server maintenance and the patching that have occured since the game was launched.

Of course, for an online multiplayer game, server reliability is a big factor and players ought to know when the server is down or up. Now, knowing the status [...]

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Gameloft releases Men In Black game for free

by: Arnold ZafraMay 24, 2012

They are the universe’s best-kept secret; the Earth’s best, last and only line of defense. They are the Men in Black and they are back. Men in Black is about to become a trilogy officially this weekend. If I heard it right, the movie’s story-line has some time-travelling elements. It’s pretty interesting and we’d love to give you more information about the movie but that’s not what we’re reporting here. Instead, we’d like to tell you about the movie tie-in game which Gameloft released ahead of the movie’s screening weekend.

Simply dubbed Men In Black 3 without any sub-title, this new Android game [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Appeal, a $149.99 slider, up for grabs from AT&T Go Phone

by: Arnold ZafraMay 24, 2012

AT&T has announced that the Samsung Galaxy Appeal will be available under its Go Phone deals starting June 5. The phone happens to be the first slider Android smartphone that AT&T sells with the GoPhone data plans. The handset will first come to Walmart for $149.99, followed by other AT&T GoPhone distribution channels, beginning July 15.

For those of you who are not aware of Ma Bell’s offer, the GoPhone pay-as-you-go plans provide affordable data options, available in 1GB for $25 a month, 200MB for $15 a month, or 50MB for $5 a month. Along with the data packages you will have to choose from either the $50 Unlimited Talk & Text nationwide plan or [...]

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Amazon Appstore update now lets you test drive apps before buying

by: Arnold ZafraMay 23, 2012

I have to admit that, when Amazon launched its own store for Android apps, I was among those who asked why Amazon created its own app store. It all became clearer a while later, when Jeff Bezos’ company launched its own Android-powered device, the Kindle Fire.

Helped by the amazing popularity of the Fire, the Amazon Appstore managed to survive alongside Google Play and other third-party stores, and more so, to thrive. Continuing to slowly build up its Appstore, Amazon recently introduced a new feature, which might just give it an edge over Google Play – the platform now lets you “test drive” an app before you buy it.

The new feature has [...]

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Electronic Arts quietly releases Mass Effect Infiltrator, a little late to the party

by: Arnold ZafraMay 23, 2012

Electronic Arts (EA) has just unveiled the action-packed Mass Effect Infiltrator, now available on Google Play. As you might have guessed from the title, the third-person shooter is another game in the Mass Effect franchise, and ties in nicely with the console/PC game Mass Effect 3, which has caused such an uproar earlier this year because of its disappointing ending.

One of the most attractive things about playing ME:Infiltrator is the fact that you can influence the outcome in ME3. Unfortunately, ME3 is already months old, so for many fans, the Android version is late to the party. iOS players, on the other side, got the mobile game at the same time with the [...]

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