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Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE Review

Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE Review

This week we've had a look at the next slide-out QWERTY smartphone to hit the 4G LTE universe in the Motorola PHOTON Q. This device represents some of the best and the worst in the smartphone market today, starting with Motorola's lovely take on a QWERTY keyboard, complete with light-up keys that feel rather nice to tap away on. The Sprint network, on the other hand, has been a letdown - both to the operating system and the hardware it's working with.

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LG Optimus Vu goes international

LG Optimus Vu goes international

When the LG Optimus Vu first launched the phone was exclusive in South Korea and Japan. We mentioned a few days ago that the Vu would be coming to the United States next month. The US isn't the only country where fans of big-screen smartphones will be able to get their hands on the Optimus Vu.

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Motorola Photon Q Hands-on and Unboxing

Motorola Photon Q Hands-on and Unboxing

Motorola is bringing on a brand new slider to the market with a QWERTY keyboard and the ability to connect to 4G LTE in the Motorola PHOTON Q. We've got our hands on this device today and are finding its lovely 5-row keyboard to be just as nice as past DROID products we've seen from the manufacturer, brought on here with the speed of a dual-core processor and some nice rounded corners to keep you comfortable. The bright and sharp 4.3-inch 960 x 640 pixel resolution qHD display as well brings on a powerhouse for the manufacturer's line of like-minded smartphones.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition bundle brings on bonuses

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition bundle brings on bonuses

Education-minded minds at Samsung have come forth with a deal made perfect for the upcoming school season: the Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition bundle. This bundle includes the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (7-inch tablet) in a limited edition white color included in a package with a keyboard dock and a USB adapter as well. This package will be sold by Samsung for a competitive $249.99 to keep up with recent releases of rather inexpensively priced competitors such as the Nexus 7 by Google.

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Sony Xperia P ICS update rolling out

Sony Xperia P ICS update rolling out

Sony has made good on its promise to update the mid-range Xperia P today, with an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade currently rolling out to users of the handset. Just with other Sony updates, you won’t be able to pull this one down over-the-air; instead, you’ll have to fire up the PC Companion software on your desktop or Bridge for Mac in order to get access to the new features Sony has added to the handset.

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Verizon Galaxy S III bootloader unlocked by hackers

Verizon Galaxy S III bootloader unlocked by hackers

The Samsung Galaxy S III Android smartphone has been released internationally as well as on each of the major carriers here in the USA, and now the Verizon model has had its bootloader unlocked. The first and perhaps most important reason this is important is that Verizon's model of the Samsung device was the only one to have a locked bootloader - and a separate model made for developers with said bootloader unlocked. The second reason this is important is that an unlocked bootloader, for those of you unfamiliar, means that users will be able to work with whatever software build now that they so choose.

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SwiftKey 3.0.1 update brings Google Voice Dictation

SwiftKey 3.0.1 update brings Google Voice Dictation

It's time for the 3.0.1 update to SwiftKey, one of the most in-depth 3rd party onscreen keyboards available for Android right this minute. This update takes the 3.0 update and adds several boosts to already existing features such as Smart Space - where before you were only getting spaces without tapping the space bar if you had everything spelled correctly, now there's two-word corrections and spacing as well. This update also changes out SwiftKey's voice recognition for the official Android Ice Cream Sandwich / Jelly Bean voice input from Google.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs iPad 3rd Gen

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs iPad 3rd Gen

This week Samsung is officially presenting their final release version of the Galaxy Note 10.1, a tablet which brings a unique battle to Apple's iPad. The newest version of the iPad is the 3rd generation of said device, it toting one massive battery, a "retina" quality display, and a classic minimalistic design. The Galaxy Note 10.1 brings with it an "S-Pen" stylus tool which docks with the device itself, an IR-blaster to connect with your HDTV, and front-facing speakers for fabulous all-in-one entertainment.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 USA Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 USA Review

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has reached the states with a collection of features and applicability for it's built-in S-Pen that the smaller Galaxy Note will be proud of. For those of you working with the Samsung Galaxy S III, this device continues the next-level connections the manufacturer has set up with AllShare. For those of you looking to upgrade from the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 with more power and better entertainment abilities, your prayers have been answered.

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HTC One X 4.0.4 update rolling out today

HTC One X 4.0.4 update rolling out today

The HTC One X shipped with Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, but the company has finally gotten around to updating Android to version 4.0.4. An OTA update will be rolling out to the international version of the HTC One X starting today, which includes several new features and overall tweaks to the operating system. In addition, HTC will be tweaking Sense, most notably the remapping of the multitasking key.

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Worldwide Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sales this month; LTE in pipeline

Worldwide Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sales this month; LTE in pipeline

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 10.1, the company's 10.1-inch pen-enabled Android tablet, will go on sale globally this month, with an LTE version following on later in 2012. The slate, announced back at Mobile World Congress in February, will initially be offered in WiFi-only and HSPA+ forms, each with a 1.4GHz quadcore processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and support for Samsung's new Learning Hub with stylus-aware education tools. However, the company also expects the Note 10.1 to be popular in business and among artists.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 7.0 Plus get Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 7.0 Plus get Ice Cream Sandwich

It's going to be a rather fun weekend for those of you that own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus as the manufacturer has officially started sending out the Android software update to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This update will bring the wi-fi versions of the tablets an upgrade to additional functionality that includes notifications menu features, Face Unlock, and a massive set of bug fixes as well. User will be able to grab this update via Samsung KIES software on their home PC.

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