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Intel slider concept combines tablet and ultrabook form factors

Intel slider concept combines tablet and ultrabook form factors

The eye-popping Nikiski wasn't the only new form factor that Intel explored in its CES press conference. It also showed off an Ultrabook design called the Slider that's not unlike a few of the smartphones and tablets we've seen in the last few years. Like a QWERTY smartphone, it hides a full keyboard beneath a sliding screen, running on standard x86 hardware and low-voltage chips.

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Pantech Crossover, their First US Android Effort

Pantech Crossover, their First US Android Effort

Pantech has hooked up with AT&T to deliver their very first Android-based effort here in the United States. This device will be a mid-range phone with emphasis on messaging and the use of social media, delivering these things with it's full QWERTY slide-out keyboard and a lovely 3.1-inch full touchscreen display. This device will be available June 5 for $69.99 with a two-year contract and minimum monthly data plan. Cute or rough enough for that last straggling family member not in the smartphone club?

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Verizon getting Samsung Trance tomorrow

Verizon getting Samsung Trance tomorrow

The Samsung Trance slider phone will be hitting Verizon tomorrow, the carrier announced today. The phone will feature several of Verizon's online services like V CAST with Rhapsody and the VZ Navigator.

The cell phone features a 2.1-inch screen with a 176 x 220 resolution, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 16GB microSDHC memory card slot, 1GB of built-in memory and support for numerous media files including MP3, AAC, AAC+ and WMA.

You can listen to music while completing other tasks on the phone. Also included is a 1.3-megapixel camera plus the Bang & Olufsen ICEpower speakers that allow for great sound quality. Bluetooth is also included. You will be able to get the Samsung Trance on Verizon starting tomorrow for $49.99 in red or black with a two-year contract.

Samsung S8300 Tocco Unboxing and hands-on

Samsung S8300 Tocco Unboxing and hands-on

We got a crate sent to us from Korea, and we weren't sure what was inside. When I say crate, I mean wooden crate that required a hammer and crow bar to pry open. The precious cargo housed inside was worth the protection. A chorus of angels sang out in the middle of a Home Depot, and I laid eyes upon the Samsung S8300 Tocco Ultra Edition.

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Helio Mysto hitting mass market today

Helio Mysto hitting mass market today

So the Helio Mysto, the second phone Helio stole from Samsungs top of the line Ultimate Edition line, is finally hitting the market so everyone can get one. If I may remind you, they had a 2-day sale of them in just a couple stores for the two days right after Christmas and then that was it.

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