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Samsung Wave Unboxing and Hands-on [video]

Samsung Wave Unboxing and Hands-on [video]

Samsung's first bada phone, the Samsung Wave S8500, has landed on our desk, and we're still not quite certain whether the new OS has a future in the mobile market. Designed to bridge the (fast-shrinking) gap between feature-phones and smartphones, bada is envisaged as the Samsung's way to corner a new generation of handset upgraders tempted by the flexibility of a full smartphone but shy of either their price, complexity or both. Read on for our Samsung Wave S8500 unboxing and some first-impressions.

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Acer Stream launches with Android 2.1, Snapdragon & HDMI [Video]

Acer Stream launches with Android 2.1, Snapdragon & HDMI [Video]

Acer have officially announced their latest Android smartphone, the Acer Stream, a Nexus One rivalling Android 2.1 Eclair device with a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen.  The Stream is based around Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon processor, along with 512MB of RAM and 2GB of internal storage, and has HSDPA, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth.

There's also GPS, a 5-megapixel camera that can apparently capture 720p HD video and a microSD card slot.  Acer have also customized the standard Android UI, adding various spinning panels, app history shortcuts and other tweaks, but the most interesting addition is UPnP and DLNA streaming media support, just like their new LumiRead ereader.

Update: Video demo after the cut

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Samsung unveils world’s largest see-through AMOLED display

Samsung unveils world’s largest see-through AMOLED display

There is one thing that I really hate about shiny screens on notebooks and desktops and that thing is glare. Glossy screens are the norm and they may offer better viewing with movies and video, but the glare is a real hassle. I'm thinking that transparent AMOLED screens like the giant unit Samsung is showing off will suffer from glare along with a new problem.

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T-Mobile Sidekick Slide to be Android 2.1 based HD2 with QWERTY keyboard?

T-Mobile Sidekick Slide to be Android 2.1 based HD2 with QWERTY keyboard?

Sometimes a leaky rumor comes along that you desperately want to believe, and here's a good example.  Tmonews and PhoneDog reckon that T-Mobile are preparing to launch the Sidekick Twist, an Android-based handset made by HTC (but bearing the Sidekick brand) with a hardware QWERTY keyboard, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a whopping 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display.

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Nanocoating Inspired by Moths Could Reduce Glare and Scratching on Glass

Nanocoating Inspired by Moths Could Reduce Glare and Scratching on Glass

While we love our AMOLED displays, we hate using them in direct sunlight. It's way too frustrating, because everything on the screen gets washed out, and we can no longer see what we're doing without tilting it all crazy-like, making people stare at us. So, consider us pretty happy that some scientists across the pond have created a new nanocoating that could get rid of our troubles for good.

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Samsung NX10 Comes in Black and White for a Limited Time

Samsung NX10 Comes in Black and White for a Limited Time

It's been a few months since we've brought up the Samsung NX10, but now that it's back, apparently Samsung wanted to make sure that it caught all the passer-by's eyes. Because how many simple, boring, one color cameras can you have, right? It's always better to give your customers a little bit of choice. Even if it is just for a limited time. For example, this white and black version of Samsung's mirrorless APS camera.

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The Daily Slash: April 23rd 2010

The Daily Slash: April 23rd 2010

Welcome to Friday! You made it! Don't you feel proud of yourself? We're proud of you for making it through your long, arduous, and probably ridiculously busy work week, and landing squarely right here, with us, for this edition of the Daily Slash. Tonight, in the Best of R3, we've got a pre-order option for an Android-based tablet, the life expectancy of the iPad Camera Kit accessory, and another kind of Samsung Galaxy S. In the Dredge 'Net, the police are looking into the iPhone HD/4G debacle, there's a kitchen out there that might destroy you, and even more bad news for Palm.

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Verizon Announces Droid Incredible by HTC

Verizon Announces Droid Incredible by HTC

It's been a long time coming, with all sorts of leaks, documents, and blurry cam images to make any Android fanatic out there ache in the knees to get some kind of official announcement by Verizon Wireless about the existence of the handset. Well, for all of you out there who were waiting to see what all the fuss was about, here you are. The Droid Incredible by HTC has gone on the record as being the latest member of the Droid army for the nation's largest wireless carrier. And it's as every bit as good as we had heard rumored.

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