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Sprint: White HTC EVO 4G coming July 15, get two Epic 4G Touch for the price of one

by: Bams SadewoJuly 4, 2012

All those reports about a white HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint may finally lead to a satisfying conclusion in the coming days. The latest leaked internal document from the carrier, which Techno Buffalo has gotten their hands on, indicates that the white version of the phone will be hitting stores on July 15.

The expected release date should put it in line with previous color alterations of the EVO line. The HTC EVO 4G too got its white-colored cousin roughly a month after the original model was introduced.

The leaked document also reveals that the white model of HTC EVO 4G LTE will be priced similarly to the regular one. You’ll be able to buy the phone for [...]

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Motorola XT897 gets FCC certification, headed to Sprint as the Photon Q 4G LTE?

by: AdrianJuly 4, 2012

Although it hasn’t been exactly a hit, Sprint and Motorola’s Photon 4G has been rumored for a while to get a successor this summer. We first heard about the so-called Photon Q 4G LTE back in April, while just a few weeks back, we picked up on what looked like the first photo appearance of the new phone.

The plot now thickens even more, after spotting a mysterious Motorola XT897 gaining approval from FCC. While we can’t know for sure if the XT897 is the same device as the rumored Photon Q LTE, there are a couple of hints just about confirming it.

First off, this XT897 is sporting an LTE radio supporting 1900 MHz bands, according to FCC certification documents, [...]

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Rumor: Google releasing 10″ Android tablet this fall

by: Ankit BanerjeeJuly 4, 2012

Nexus 10 concept

During the build-up to the recently concluded Google I/O, we’ve head many rumors about potential exciting things that were expected to be revealed at the conference. Some were spot on, like the Nexus 7 tablet and Jelly Bean (albeit version 4.1 and not 5.0 as many had thought/hoped), while some were way off base.

Bottom line, we’ve got two cool new devices that show some great potential. But is there a third device waiting in the wings? Well, according to some reports, yes there is!

If the name “Nexus 10” sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve already seen an earlier report about the [...]

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Samsung GT-B5330 future low-end phone spotted online, to come with ICS and QWERTY keyboard

by: AdrianJuly 2, 2012

Samsung is the star of the Android smartphone world lately, and, while a big part of its success comes from high-end devices, entry-level phones are still important for Sammy. And it’s no wonder that the Koreans are preoccupied with offering their users with decent low-end alternatives when the Galaxy Y, for example, used to ship in around 1.75 million units each month back in Q1.

Now a new entry-level smartphone from Samsung has surfaced and, while it will probably come with very poor hardware, it could capture the attention of tech users on a budget with two unexpected features.

First off, the GT-B5330 will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, [...]

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LG VS950 spotted at FCC, could be Verizon’s take on the Optimus Vu

by: AdrianJune 29, 2012

Although LG made the Optimus Vu “phablet” available as a Korea-only device back in March, we suspected that things won’t stay the same for a very long time. However, seeing that the 5-incher was nowhere to be found in the US or Europe almost four months after that, we pretty much lost hope for the gadget to ever become globally released.

That’s until we spotted a set of FCC approval documents for a mysteriously codenamed LG VS950 device, which has every chance to be the first US version of the Optimus Vu. How can we tell? Well, it’s pretty easy. Just take the stripped down phone schema that appears in the certification papers and compare it with the Korean Optimus Vu [...]

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BGR: Two new Kindle Fire tablets to be unveiled after all, could come with metal casings and sophisticated looks

by: AdrianJune 29, 2012

While Acer and Asus recently came out with a couple of very interesting and powerful 10-inch tablets, namely the Iconia Tab A700 and the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700, and Samsung seems to be getting ever closer to the launch of the much-awaited Galaxy Note 10.1, the Nexus 7’s release seems to be turning the Android tablet supremacy fight into a whole new ballgame altogether.

But it’s not a real ballgame unless the number one team has some competition, and, to be honest, the Iconia Tab A700, Transformer Pad TF700 and even the Galaxy Note 10.1 seem to be clearly overshadowed by the Nexus 7 mostly due to the new 7-incher’s price and “bang for the buck”.

However, [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 updated specs, may come in September

by: Bams SadewoJune 29, 2012

Mock-up design of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

We’re not sure if Samsung is trying to pull a Galaxy S3 on the Galaxy Note 2 – keeping all information about the phablet on a lock down until introduction day – but it sure feels like it. All we got so far of the Galaxy Note 2 are speculations that tech pundits have been throwing about, with Samsung seemingly staying quiet – save for one tweet. Here’s an update on the phablet phenomenon straight from the usual anonymous source.

GSM Arena has gotten in touch with an insider who said that the next-gen phablet will be out in September. This, of course, contradicts earlier reports that hinted of an October [...]

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Is Google changing the Play Store interface for JellyBean?

by: LucianJune 25, 2012

The app store wasn’t Google’s focus until 2011 or so. In the beginning they were focused more on how to get more manufacturers to release more phones with Android, the core features, and overall performance of Android. But not focusing on the app store led to a poor browsing experience, for both users and developers, because their apps were harder to discover.

Google have tried their hand at a few different iterations of the mobile market app, and it looks like they will try again with the release of JellyBean at I/O. Personally, I’ve never been much of a fan of the latest 3.xx iteration of the market, for 2 main reasons.


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HTC One S and V to come soon to Australia via Optus, no word on pricing just yet

by: AdrianJune 25, 2012

HTC’s high-end One X has been available for quite some time in Australia, but the mid-range One S and low-end One V are nowhere to be found at any Aussie major carrier right now. However, we knew that it was only a matter of time until Australian tech users will be able to enjoy HTC’s entire One series of smartphones, and now has gotten an anonymous tip confirming the coming of the S and V.

According to the source, the One S and V will be made available in the near future via Optus, Australia’s second largest mobile carrier right now. Optus is one of the carriers offering the One X on contract with no upfront payment and starting at $44 monthly payments [...]

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Pinterest to unveil Android app at Google I/O

by: LucianJune 25, 2012

Pinterest is a fast growing social sharing website that let you “pin” various items you find online and then share them with your friends. A lot of people seem to like this new social network (especially women) and its popularity has been growing quickly lately, mostly through word of mouth.

I believe Google will be very focused on content and services with their upcoming Nexus 7 tablet that they will unveil at Google I/O two days from now. Therefore, it makes sense for Pinterest to have an app ready for the occasion, as this image leak seems to suggest:


People have even suggested that Google should buy Pinterest after Facebook [...]

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