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ZTE Grand Memo hands-on

ZTE Grand Memo hands-on

ZTE has big screens on the brain, and the ZTE Grand Memo is no different, packing a sizable 5.7-inch panel into an Android hoping to find its way to your pocket. The Grand Memo - which, despite what the name might imply, doesn't have a stylus - certainly shouldn't lack in speed, thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. However, it's another example of an odd 720p trend: no 1080p display, here, with ZTE instead opting for 1280 x 720.

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ZTE applauds Qualcomm-toting Grand Memo greatness

ZTE applauds Qualcomm-toting Grand Memo greatness

This week the folks at ZTE have revealed four pillars for success, each of them pumped up for the ZTE Grand Memo, each of them powered by the first-ever integrated market-ready appearance of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC. These pillars ZTE speaks of this week are Slimness, Safety, Security, and Speed, together forming a brand "4S" . With the strength of these pillars as well as the high-quality specifications in the ZTE Grand Memo, the group's newest - and most massive - device, ZTE heads into the future with a Snapdragon-powered motor under the hood.

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ASUS FonePad hands-on

ASUS FonePad hands-on

We've already seen a 7-inch tablet from ASUS in the past, known as the Nexus 7, but the company is going completely solo with their latest 7-incher called the FonePad. ASUS announced the new tablet today at Mobile World Congress here in Barcelona, and now we've got our own hands on the new slate to see what's new.

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ASUS Padfone Infinity hands-on

ASUS Padfone Infinity hands-on

This week we've gotten the opportunity to have a peek at the ASUS Padfone Infinity, the newest and by far most powerful iteration of this concept the company has yet delivered. This device is about to be a rather large blip on the Android radar around the world as it brings both an ultra-powerful processor to the tablet/phone crossover universe and offers a rather enticing package at a rather low price. Have a peek at this machine - or these machines, rather, in the experience we've prepared for you here.

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ASUS Fonepad revealed – Nexus 7-sized phone functionality onboard

ASUS Fonepad revealed – Nexus 7-sized phone functionality onboard

This week in addition to revealing the Padfone Infinity, ASUS has revealed the fonepad - a 7-inch tablet, that is. This device is not just a tablet though, it works with phone connectivity as well. This device looks extremely similar to the ASUS-made Google Nexus 7, this time a bit thinner, titanium gray and champagne gold, and working with a back-facing camera. This device was introduced with a completely straight face, one that's approximately the same size as the tablet that you'll be speaking into - soon!

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ASUS Padfone Infinity revealed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600

ASUS Padfone Infinity revealed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600

This week the folks at ASUS showed a brand new iteration of the Padfone - this time titled the Padfone Infinity. This next-generation dual-purpose device works as a phone and a tablet, with the phone plugging in to the tablet as a docking station. This version of the device - the phone part, that is, works with a 5-inch Full HD display at 1920 x 1080 resolution, that being 441 PPI - "better than the retina display" as ASUS made clear.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z hands-on: Slim is in

Sony Xperia Tablet Z hands-on: Slim is in

Sony's track record with tablets has been mixed, but the Xperia Tablet Z is undoubtedly the company's best play for the slate market so far. Slotting a bright, colorful 10.1-inch display running at a hefty 1920 x 1200 resolution into a waifishly-appealing 6.9mm thick chassis, the Xperia Tablet Z borrows its smartphone sibling's water resistance, meaning that while you might not be able to take it into the shower, it can at least hold up to random splashes poolside.

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GM confirms in-vehicle 4G LTE as soon as 2014

GM confirms in-vehicle 4G LTE as soon as 2014

This week General Motors Vice Chairman Steve Girsky has let it be known that they're bringing 4G LTE connectivity to their vehicles as early as next year. This connectivity will be fully built-in to the vehicle itself - it's been made clear that it wont be brought in, and it wont be based on your smartphone. This solution will be coming to every brand from GMC to Chevy to Opel, and will bring such fabulous connectivity options as the vehicle itself acting as mobile hotspot for your tablet.

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Nokia Lumia 520 hands-on: the new high end of low

Nokia Lumia 520 hands-on: the new high end of low

In the Nokia Lumia 520 you've got Nokia's newest low-end of great, including their renewed dedication to a pure aesthetic, Windows Phone 8, and a rather inexpensive price point. This device is a bit of a shell in the way it appears in the hand, with the front being more of a flat experience while the back bubbles out, and the edges are sharp. Of course no Nokia would be a real Nokia if the edges were actually sharp as a device could be, so you'll find this device "pillowy" when compared to the rest of the smartphones of the world made by non-Nokia OeMs.

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Nokia Lumia 720 hands-on: high-end on a budget

Nokia Lumia 720 hands-on: high-end on a budget

With the Nokia Lumia 720, the company continues with their unique design solution with high-end specifications on a low-cost Windows Phone 8 solution. Here we're finding this lovely device to be rather like the Nokia Lumia 820, complete with "pillowy" design elements. The glass up front is curved around the edges, software is swift and rather responsive, and the whole experience is, if we didn't know better, appearing very much to be the nicest Windows Phone 8 show of power on the market.

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