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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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Outdoor Technologies Turtle Shell bluetooth speaker hands-on

Outdoor Technologies Turtle Shell bluetooth speaker hands-on

There was a trailer full of goodies in the middle of a hall at CES 2012 with one gigantic gorilla man logo on the side, this being Outdoor Technologies, a group that's about to explode onto the scene with such gems as their waterproof cases for iPhone and this, their wireless boombox "Turtle Shell." This device is made for your hardcore activities such as biking, hiking, and camping as its both waterproof and fully mountable. Attach it to your bike, your rucksack, or even yourself!

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Ooma HD2 adds Facebook and Google contacts sync to VoIP phone

Ooma HD2 adds Facebook and Google contacts sync to VoIP phone

VoIP company Ooma has launched a new handset for its Telo phone system, the Ooma HD2, with Facebook, Google and Yahoo! integration to sync contacts and show picture caller ID. The new handset has a 2-inch color display and HD Voice for improved in-call audio quality; however it's the fact that you can sign into your social networking or contacts accounts and pull over the addressbook that most people will be keen on.

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Review

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Review

Here in the LTE version of the newest Google hero phone, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus (also known as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE) has not only the unique claim to running Google's newest mobile operating system Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich first, it's also connected to the fastest network in the states, and best of all: you can go to your corner Verizon store and purchase one, unlike the international edition. All that said, you've really got the same device only ever so slightly modified for this particular carrier: Google's vanilla hero phone remains nearly as pure as its first release internationally. What you're going to get here is another perspective on the Galaxy Nexus in general, how ICS handles our day to day, and what it means to own the LTE version of this device here in the USA.

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LG Nitro HD Review

LG Nitro HD Review

The LG Nitro HD is AT&T's first phone with a 720p HD display and is only the third smartphone powered by their new 4G LTE network, so it has quite a bit to live up to. It faces some steep competition from other AT&T 4G devices not to mention those on Verizon. Being LG's new flagship smartphone they have a lot riding on this powerhouse phone and if you're wondering if the Nitro can deliver you'll want to stick around for more details and pictures below.

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Spar Zephyr Bluetooth speaker takes your calls, charges your device

Spar Zephyr Bluetooth speaker takes your calls, charges your device

In the world of tiny yet powerful speakers, there can be no doubt that there's quite a bit of competition when it comes to the right combination of features to make just that perfect hit - and that perfect hit, according to Spar, is charging the device that it uses to shout out the tunes via Bluetooth. So while competing devices have you bumping your tunes out with fabulous sound wirelessly, you'll still have to charge with some extra device or a wall plug if you want to play all day - here that's no trouble.

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