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Archos 101 XS Review

Archos 101 XS Review

This week we've got our hands on the Archos 101 XS tablet (part of the G10 series) with included keyboard dock, featuring a dual-core OMAP 4470 processor and a 10.1-inch display as well as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This tablet brings on a nearly completely vanilla version of Android, here bringing on an un-skinned version of the software essentially the same as the Google Nexus lineup of tablets and smartphones. The unique build here is the star though, this tablet being rather unique with its keyboard dock that connects magnetically and protects the display when you're not using the device.

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HTC One V heads to Cricket Wireless

HTC One V heads to Cricket Wireless

The HTC One series marches on with a contribution to the Cricket Wireless mobile carrier here in the USA with the budget-minded HTC One V. This device has been released several times already, once internationally and with Virgin Mobile, Metro PCS, and US Cellular. Now the most pocket-friendly of the HTC One series appears again, complete with Beats Audio, Cricket's own Muve Music service, and a release date of September 2nd!

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Nextbook Premium7SE Android tablet could be great for back-to-school

Nextbook Premium7SE Android tablet could be great for back-to-school

This week and next week there are many students around the country starting school again. It's a horrible time of the year for anyone in grade school or college, but pretty much one of the best times of the year for parents who need a break. One of the good things about going back to school is that you need to gear up, and often that gear involves some tech. If you're in the market for a new Android tablet, the Nextbook Premium7SE might be just what you're looking for.

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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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