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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: May 12, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: May 12, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. Well, this week was quite interesting because it played host to the CTIA conference in New Orleans, the largest mobile trade show in the US. So we'll kick off with some of the more noteworthy stories from that - Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD for AT&T cancelledHTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on, and Samsung Galaxy S III vs Galaxy Note hands-on. Keep reading for much more CTIA goodness:

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CTIA 2012 round-up: Devices

CTIA 2012 round-up: Devices

The first of two round-up posts we've got here for the US-based mobile show of the year CTIA is one of devices exclusively, everything you need to know about what was well worth seeing down in New Orleans here in 2012. This year we had a look not only at the devices and accessories that the show had to offer, but hit the attack on social networks as well, with several galleries for your perusal and snapshots throughout our journey so you could take on the trip with us. As for devices, there really wasn't a whole lot of new action coming on from this week specifically, but what was new was fabulous, and what was once only overseas was brought on with a fury.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 9, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. Well, CTIA is starting to coming to a close but we had plenty of stuff to cover today. To start things off, there's actually some bad news - Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD for AT&T cancelled. Moving right along, here's something that is pretty cool - Google Maps for Android gets indoor walking directions. And in non-CTIA mobile news, here's the latest update in the story that will for all intents and purposes be dead soon - Google's Andy Rubin claims no prior knowledge of Oracle patents.

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BIG JAMBOX Review

BIG JAMBOX Review

Jawbone's JAMBOX personal speaker put music and hands-free calls in your backpack, messenger bag, your briefcase and on your nightstand. Now, with the BIG JAMBOX by Jawbone, it's time to take your music out into the backyard, poolside or park and do some sharing. Bigger all round - more power, more battery life and more heft in your bag - the BIG JAMBOX comes at a $100 premium over the $199 original, but is it worth it? Check out the full SlashGear review to find out.

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iHome iDM5 Executive Space Saver Station for iPad and more

iHome iDM5 Executive Space Saver Station for iPad and more

iHome has been making some interesting Apple accessories for a long time now, and the company has a new one that has launched called the iDM5. This new device is a Bluetooth keyboard, charger, and speaker bar. The design reminds me a lot of the Commodore 64 from 80s. The device has a flip up clear shield that protects the keyboard when not in use and props your iPad or other tablet up when you open it.

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BlackBerry Curve 9220 aims for Nokia’s shrinking audience

BlackBerry Curve 9220 aims for Nokia’s shrinking audience

RIM watchers in North America and Europe may be keenly watching the great Canadian car-crash ahead of BlackBerry 10, but the smartphone company is still pushing ahead with its developing markets strategy and a new BlackBerry Curve 9220 for India. The budget handset packs a full QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad and 2.44-inch 320 x 240 display, but RIM is pushing the community focus with a dedicated shortcut to access BBM and an FM radio "to listen to news in your community."

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Braven Bluetooth speakers offer daisy-chain and mobile charging

Braven Bluetooth speakers offer daisy-chain and mobile charging

There's a lot of Bluetooth speakers out there at the moment, some of them with a surprising amount of fidelity. But if what you want from your mobile speakers is flexibility and power (in more ways than one) the Braven Six series might just be for you. The three brand-new units offer the standard A2DP Bluetooth audio profile for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and just about any other Bluetooth device, with the added ability to act as a speakerphone. In addition you can "daisy chain" the speakers together for more sound, and in a pinch, connect your smartphone to the built-in USB port to charge off of its integrated battery.

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Five things you don’t need in your next smartphone

Five things you don’t need in your next smartphone

Gadget bloggers tend to share a few key traits, and one of those is an inability to resist high-end hardware. Super-fast processors, hi-res screens and next generation features get our blood rising. But we sometimes get blinded by our desire for specs, and all too often we ignore the high price that these features come with. Let's take a step back and examine the need, or lack thereof, for some of the capabilities of the latest round of smartphones.

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Sony SmartWatch Review

Sony SmartWatch Review

Sony's first attempt at a smart watch, the Sony Ericsson LiveView, promised plenty and delivered disappointment, and so the company has returned with the Sony SmartWatch. The concept is the same - put a tiny sub-display on your wrist, so that you can monitor your phone's notifications from afar - but the hardware has received a welcome boost, with an OLED touchscreen promising more intuitive navigation. Is the SmartWatch the gadget your wrist has been waiting for? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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ZTE Tania Preview

ZTE Tania Preview

ZTE isn't a name most smartphone shoppers would recognize, but the company has ambitions to change all that with the ZTE Tania. A 4.3-inch Windows Phone 7 device, the Tania aims to deliver not only all that Microsoft OS goodness you've come to love, but at a price that significantly undercuts rivals. The unit we've been using since last week is final hardware but non-final software, hence this being a preview and not a full review, but it's still enough to get an early take on what ZTE hopes will be a smartphone game-changer in more ways than one.

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