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Archos 53 Platinum makes massive smartphones inexpensive

Archos 53 Platinum makes massive smartphones inexpensive

With the Archos Platinum smartphone lineup revealed today, we've gotten a taste of what it means to this company to present a smartphone that appears to present value at the same time as it does high-quality specifications. With the Archos 53 Platinum, we're seeing what the company's new hero phone (the 50 Platinum) looks like when it adds another 0.3-inches to its face. This device rounds off the Archos smartphone collection presented today with a cost of a mere $249.99 off-contract.

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Archos 50 Platinum brings on company’s first smartphone hero

Archos 50 Platinum brings on company’s first smartphone hero

With the arrival of the Archos smartphone line, we're seeing offerings that create one amazing value proposition after another, the hero of the lineup coming in as the Archos 50 Platinum, complete with a lovely 5.0-inch display. his device is both extremely thin and extremely affordable, bringing with it a $219.99 off-contract price point - that's completely devoid of any additional monthly costs. This is the middle size device between the Archos 35 Carbon and the Archos 53 Platinum, the smallest coming in at a mere $99 USD!

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Sony XPERIA ZL hands-on: do refinements perfect the Z?

Sony XPERIA ZL hands-on: do refinements perfect the Z?

With our review of the Sony XPERIA Z we saw the company create a smartphone that was easily their best, and certainly waterproof as it was powerful. With the XPERIA ZL, Sony has quite obviously taken the criticisms they'd heard since the launch of the Z and have made a phone that keeps the design language on the whole, but makes a device that's refined - could it be that this unique piece of effort makes the device ready for a grand USA launch after all? Let's have a quick first look!

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ASUS rolls out MeMo Pad 7 Android tablet for $149

ASUS rolls out MeMo Pad 7 Android tablet for $149

If you're in the market for a cheap Android tablet and the Nexus 7 is a bit too expensive, Asus's MeMoPad 7 hit stores today for the low price of $149. A teaser video of the tablet was released back in February, and while it doesn't offer quite the same level of hardware available on slightly more expensive tablets, it will certainly work fine as an ereader and casual browsing slate, or as a device for the kids to use instead of your more expensive devices.

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Facebook Phone event sends stock up 3 percent

Facebook Phone event sends stock up 3 percent

Investors appear to be cautiously optimistic about the announcements made today regarding Facebook and their new Android smartphone-based software experience. Stocks have jumped over 3% after the Facebook "New Home on Android" event, this allowing the stock to hit $27 and above for the first time in half a month. What we must assume is that the negativity in talk of a Facebook Phone (that is, a complete replacement of the operating system) was doused by the appearance of Facebook Home - a home screen replacement app for Android.

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Colourform HD Widgets expansion blossoms with spectrum of beauty

Colourform HD Widgets expansion blossoms with spectrum of beauty

Just a few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have heard about the expansion for the Android-based app HD Widgets' expansion pack called Colourform - now it's out for all! Straight out of Beta you're now working with the fully functional Colourform theme pack for HD Widgets containing a massive amount of features and options you're absolutely going to love. And it'll only cost you a buck!

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LG Lucid2 hits Verizon: free wireless charging wonder

LG Lucid2 hits Verizon: free wireless charging wonder

Here comes the LG Optimus F5 for the United States, folks, named LG Lucid2 and available from Verizon with 4G LTE and wireless charging to boot! This smartphone is made to be your one-stop-shop for mid-range greatness, complete with a 4.3-inch qHD IPS LCD display, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (with LG's modifications) right out of the box, and a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor! This smartphone is also completely free with a 2-year contract signed up with Verizon starting on April 4th.

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