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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 17, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 17, 2012

It's time to begin counting down to the weekend once again, because we've hit Wednesday evening. Today we heard that the iPad Mini could launch on November 2, which makes sense considering that date is just over a week after Apple's October 23 press event. Later in the day, more sources were mentioning a November 2 release date for the iPad Mini, as well as spilling a few more details about the long-rumored device. The Isis NFC mobile payment system will apparently be launching on October 22, and Microsoft said that Internet Explorer 10 will be coming to Windows 7 in mid-November.

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Isis NFC payment system claims October 22nd launch date

Isis NFC payment system claims October 22nd launch date

For those of you working with NFC-laden smartphones with nothing to do with them other than turning your wi-fi on or off, it's time to get happy: the mobile payment system known as Isis has all but confirmed that they'll be up and running on October 22nd. This system has been spoken about for many moons, coming across many months ago with a "debut" at SXSW and a mention of Austin and Salt Lake City as launch locations. Now according to an email sent to the press, the marketing lead for the company has confirmed that they'll be good to go by the 22nd of October.

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Lumia 810 brings Nokia Windows Phone 8 magic to T-Mobile

Lumia 810 brings Nokia Windows Phone 8 magic to T-Mobile

The T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 810 has been introduced as an exclusive release on the carrier here in the USA with Windows Phone 8 at its side. This device will be working with a lovely 4.3-inch OLED WVGA Clear Black display as well as interchangeable shells on its back in both cyan and black - rather similar to the Nokia Lumia 820 with changeable shell for wireless charging as well. The difference between that device and this one appears to be slight - mostly a name-change, as it were.

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ASUS VivoTab RT announced for AT&T with 4G LTE and Windows RT

ASUS VivoTab RT announced for AT&T with 4G LTE and Windows RT

With the Windows 8 wave oncoming quick, it appears to be AT&T that's taking on the mobile bit of the universe first, here with the ASUS VivoTab RT with 4G LTE amongst others. This device is one that we've seen before - announced back during IFA 2012 first of all. It's got an NVIDIA quad-core Tegra 3 TE processor inside, works with Windows RT (that's essentially Windows 8 for tablets, for those of you that do not know), and a 10.1-inch Super IPS display.

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Windows Phone 8X by HTC Hands-on

Windows Phone 8X by HTC Hands-on

Cumbersome name; classy hardware. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC owes its awkward nomenclature to a deal that might prove HTC's salvation and Nokia's frustration: the company has inked an agreement with Microsoft to make the 8X the "signature handset" of Windows Phone 8, after apparently convincing the software firm that the new flagship suitably "embodied" the OS' spirit. We caught up with HTC to spend some time with the 8X and to see if we'd end up similarly charmed.

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LG Optimus G official with S4 Pro and “groundbreaking” features

LG Optimus G official with S4 Pro and “groundbreaking” features

If you were waiting for the LG Optimus G to be revealed with not just what was rumored, but features not yet heard of on the tech circuit, you're in luck! Today is the day that the LG Optimus G is appearing with 4G LTE connectivity, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor at 1.5GHz, and a brand new set of user interface features as well. This device also brings on a lovely new physical back made with Crystal Reflection, this bringing on a luxurious look and feel and displaying different patterns depending on your viewing angle and lighting.

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Verizon Intuition by LG Review

Verizon Intuition by LG Review

The folks at Verizon and LG have teamed up to bring you a device exclusive to the both of them here in the USA - the LG Intuition - made to take on the phablet segment of the market with a fury all its own. But what can LG offer the 5-inch display-toting smart device universe that the Samsung Galaxy Note (and now the Note II) haven't already? Have a peek here at the one and only competing device to take on the larger than a smartphone but smaller than a tablet market currently on Verizon - and see if LG's convinced us that a 4:3 aspect ratio display is all its cracked up to be!

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