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Panasonic ELUGA fully detailed

Panasonic ELUGA fully detailed

The folks at Panasonic have released information about an Android smartphone that'll be as slim as it is waterproof, with full high specifications in tow. This device goes by the name Panasonic ELUGA and is another way of saying "elegant user-oriented getaway." With a massive 66% of the phone's body dedicated to display, the entirety of the device being waterproof, and the whole unit weighing in at 103g total, we've got to expect that this will be a force to be reckoned with in 2012.

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Meizu MX Review

Meizu MX Review

While the Meizu electronics brand isn't that well known outside of China at the moment, they're certainly a brand to be reckoned with in the smartphone market, and if the Meizu MX is any indication, they'll be a whole lot more well known in the very near future. The device you see before you is a high-end Android device made for release in China only, but because of its 2G and 3G network bands, we're able to use it here in the USA with a micro SIM card from T-Mobile or AT&T, whichever we so choose to pop in. Because of this, the review of this device makes for a rather interesting exercise in testing Meizu on a global scale: can this MX smartphone stand up to the rest of the Android devices here in the USA?

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Motorola DROID 4 vs DROID RAZR MAXX vs entire Verizon Android lineup

Motorola DROID 4 vs DROID RAZR MAXX vs entire Verizon Android lineup

If you head to a Verizon Wireless store today looking to purchase an Android smartphone, you're very likely going to be inundated by offers to purchase Verizon's own unique DROID line. I'm here to tell you that the current top choices for these Motorola-made smartphones aren't necessarily your best choice for Android or 4G-laden devices - in fact they're not even really your best choice for Motorola-made devices on Verizon. Instead, have a quick glance at some comparisons to some lesser-advertised devices sitting right next to these hero phones to gain a better understanding of what Verizon really has to offer.

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Motorola DROID 4 Review

Motorola DROID 4 Review

Finally the one-two-three punches of Verizon's 4G LTE, a dual-core processor, and an 8 megapixel camera capable of 1080p video has come to the DROID line of QWERTY keyboard-having Android devices. Those of you who are die-hard fans of the DROID line know that Verizon and Motorola have dipped in a few devices that strayed from the original power combo complete with QWERTY and may have had hard luck picking up the DROID 3 which, despite its having a decent processor and a fair but not too fantastic camera on the back, had no LTE and was released when Motorola's user interface change-over was at a bit of a strange point. Now the QWERTY DROID line is back and stronger than ever, and if you're not a person who minds the massiveness of the chassis here, you're in for a treat.

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Motorola DROID 4 Hands-On and Unboxing

Motorola DROID 4 Hands-On and Unboxing

The fourth iteration of Motorola's ultra-popular DROID line for Verizon has arrived and with its 4-inch qHD scratch and scrape resistant screen, full QWERTY keyboard, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, and 4G LTE connectivity, this may well be the best installment in the series yet! This device is quite reminiscent of the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX that've also just been released by Motorola and Verizon, the corners, the display, and even the back shape. The difference here is in the edge-lit keyboard, the loving embrace of the core DROID branding, and the fact that it's got a big 4 at the end of its name -- let's have a look at what it means to continue on with the DROID line.

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ZTE V9A Light Tab 2 Android tablet revealed

ZTE V9A Light Tab 2 Android tablet revealed

The folks at Clove have revealed a brand new ZTE 7-inch tablet that'll be hitting the market in February, not too many days away, and with it an inexpensive price tag you'll all enjoy. Though this tab won't quite match up with the undeniable value proposition of the upcoming ASUS MeMO, the Light Tab will have 4GB of ROM, 3G connectivity (something the ASUS tablet wont have, at least at first) and a gigantic 3400mAh battery inside. This tablet will also feature Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 1.4GHz processor, and a couple of cameras on the side.

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LG Android VMware Horizon Mobile hands-on

LG Android VMware Horizon Mobile hands-on

One of the official CES 2012 awards this year, a Design & Engineering Showcase Award to be exact, was awarded to LG Electronics for their groundbreaking implementation of a bit of software by the name of VMware Horizon Mobile. This VMware invention has been around for a few months now, but has never been shown off in a fully functional manner like this, here with LG on their Verizon Mobile 4G LTE LG Revolution device. What it represents is an ability that you, the business person, has to create a sandboxed version of Android running on your device so that you can have added security and perfect version compatibility - that make sense to you? Have a peek at our hands-on video for more insight.

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Exclusive Insider Talk: Lenovo Racer-A hands-on with Stephen Miller

Exclusive Insider Talk: Lenovo Racer-A hands-on with Stephen Miller

Here at CES 2012 during Showstoppers, we've been fortunate enough to get a personal interview with no less than Lenovo's own Stephen Miller speaking all about the 1st IA platform smartphone based on the Intel Medfield chip, the Lenovo Racer-A SmartPhone, aka the K800. This device is part of the Idea Smart Phone K series and has a 4.5-inch 720p multi-touch display with fabulous viewing angles. This device is capable of playing back 1080p, 30 frames per second video - it's also got a 720p wireless display, full 3D media center, and an 8M AF camera on the back. The processor is the real hero here as it is, believe it or not, a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Medfield SoC.

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Pantech Burst Hands-on

Pantech Burst Hands-on

This week AT&T have revealed several new devices on their LTE network, notably a couple of Pantech devices that will be offered together - a tablet by the name of Element and a smartphone, which we've got here, by the name of Pantech Burst. The Burst has a 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen at 480 x 800 pixel resolution, has a 5 megapicel camera on the back and a 2 megapixel camera on the front - the back capable of 720p recording. This device runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread right out of the box, has 16GB of onboard memory with a microSD card slot for expansion by 32GB if you wish, and it feels pretty nice to hold, if I do say so myself.

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Verizon LG Spectrum leaked, 1.5GHz dual-core, 4.5-inch HD display

Verizon LG Spectrum leaked, 1.5GHz dual-core, 4.5-inch HD display

The entirety of a press release has leaked for the upcoming 4G LTE device by the name of LG Spectrum, an Android device made with high definition content and speed in mind. What's inside is no less than the highest grade set of specifications, starting with a 4.5-inch True HD IPS display complete with Gorilla Glass (maybe Gorilla Glass 2?) and a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor. According to whoever leaked this device to Droid Life, we'll almost certainly get a much closer look at this device next week at CES 2012, or later in the month without a doubt.

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