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Samsung Windows Phone 7 prototype spotted in wild

Samsung Windows Phone 7 prototype spotted in wild

Up until now, Samsung's public Windows Phone 7 outings have been limited to the Omnia-based developers' prototype we reviewed back in July.  Now what looks to be a commercially-headed device has broken cover, courtesy of Andrej Tozon; his friend Matjaz Sircelj is Technical Community Manager at Microsoft, and gave him some hands-on access.

Andrej can't say much about the Samsung handset, bar the fact that it's a prototype from the company and that it's "larger than your ordinary phone".  Aesthetically it doesn't particularly stand out either, being a basic large-screen candybar with the regular Windows Phone 7 UI.

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HTC September 15th smartphone launch could be Android or WP7

HTC September 15th smartphone launch could be Android or WP7

HTC has scheduled a press event for mid-September, presumably to launch their latest smartphone.  The invite - which features a wisp of smoke covering what looks to be the faint outline of a handset - makes no reference to whether the launch is from HTC's Windows Phone 7 or Android divisions, leaving us in the dark as to the exact identity of the device.

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review

We've been waiting for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 for months now. RIM's double-whammy of new touch-and-QWERTY hardware and the latest iteration of their software, the much-anticipated BlackBerry 6, the Torch promises usability, functionality and all-round appeal on a par with high-end smartphones from rivals like Apple and HTC. Not just for the jacket pocket, this one; RIM has set its sights on the mainstream, a far more fickle - and demanding - audience. Will the Torch light RIM's way into the lucrative consumer market? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Notion Ink Adam: Pricing and more

Notion Ink Adam: Pricing and more

In part one of our Notion Ink feature, we looked at the reasons for the delay in production of the Adam slate. Happily the company didn't rest on their laurels while investor and ODM issues were ironed out. After the cut, details of hardware and software changes - including Notion Ink's take on iTunes - plans for Adam's launch and pricing for all four versions, and what's down the line in terms of follow-up hardware.

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