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Acer V350 flagship smartphone leaks in benchmarks for CES 2013

Acer V350 flagship smartphone leaks in benchmarks for CES 2013

It would appear that the folks at Acer have had a bit of a leak in more ways than one this week with a brand new smartphone popping up in the GLBenchmark listing environment complete with nearly all of its hardware specifications. The device goes by the code-name V350 and unless a higher-powered device appears after this, will be the hero or "flagship" phone for the company throughout early 2013. This machine has a 1280 x 720 display (1196 x 720 here) likely over 4-inches in size and is running no less than Android 4.1.2 right at the flag fall.

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DROID DNA by HTC revealed with world’s most HD display

DROID DNA by HTC revealed with world’s most HD display

The folks at HTC have brought on a beast of a device this week in the DROID DNA, a smartphone with a 5-inch full HD 1080p super LCD 3 display and the highest resolution and pixel density available in the whole entire world. This device is literally the most high-definition smartphone on the market and works with Verizon's 4G LTE network for data speed, also coming packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHz processor under the hood for beastly power.

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T-Mobile HTC One S re-issued for free (and in its true form)

T-Mobile HTC One S re-issued for free (and in its true form)

The original HTC One S has finally made its way to T-Mobile from overseas, replacing the paint-covered Blue edition that's been in stores since the launch. The international coverings for this machine are the same as we'd seen in the international edition of the machine here in Matte Black with Micro Arc Oxidation. This process, for those of you that weren't around when the HTC One series was introduced earlier this year, makes the device just about as rough-and-tumble as they come, ready to take on the world without any protection from a 3rd party case - no worries!

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Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on with quad-core gaming

Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on with quad-core gaming

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is coming to a carrier near you soon, and one fact that seems to have slipped under the radar for many is that it comes with not just a massive display, but a gaming-ready quad-core Exynos processor as well. Samsung's own Exynos quad-core architecture inside this phablet unit makes for a fluid experience only otherwise available on Android with the LG Optimus G or the LG Nexus 4, both of which use Qualcomm's quad-core processor Snapdragon S4 Pro. Let's have a peek at what Samsung's double-punch of both the chassis and the chipset made by them for you.

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LG Spectrum 2 brings Optimus LTE2 to Verizon with wireless charging

LG Spectrum 2 brings Optimus LTE2 to Verizon with wireless charging

It's time for some more international flavor over at Verizon with the Optimus LTE2 hitting their 4G LTE airwaves re-named LG Spectrum 2 with a remix on the apps and features. Inside this device you'll find a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm and a lovely 4.7-inch HD display up front with 1GB of RAM inside and a $99.99 price tag after $50 mail-in rebate. It's also got 16GB internal storage, a microSD card slot for 32GB more, and of course 4G LTE connectivity.

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AT&T LG Optimus G Review

AT&T LG Optimus G Review

With the LG Optimus G, this OEM brings on its most powerful device by a long shot, with Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor inside and a 4.7-inch TrueHD IPS+ LCD display up front, this running on AT&T's 4G LTE network here in the USA. What we're seeing here is a device that's ever so slightly confused in its identity - with more power than it knows what to do with in a device that looks and feels fabulous, but is just a bit bigger and more slippery than a normal-sized human being will be comfortable holding. Perhaps this combination of looks and processing power are enough to convince us that LG has suddenly become as much of a top-tier contender in the USA as Samsung and Apple?

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AT&T LG Optimus G hands-on with quad-core gaming

AT&T LG Optimus G hands-on with quad-core gaming

It's time to take a peek at the LG Optimus G as it runs on AT&T's 4G LTE network and busts out with the majorly powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor on a set of three lovely games. The first game we're taking a peek at is Wild Blood, a hack-and-slash monster-slaying 3rd-person adventure from Gameloft. Gameloft also presents the second game we're having a peek at, that being Asphalt 7, a racing game with lots and lots of drifting. Then it's time for a glu-developed game by the name of Indestructible - one car destroys another with chain guns, missiles, and many, many bombs. UPDATE: We've now got an AT&T LG Optimus G full review as well!

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HTC DROID Incredible X appears certified to take on Verizon Galaxy Note

HTC DROID Incredible X appears certified to take on Verizon Galaxy Note

It would appear that the 5-inch warrior currently code-named DROID Incredible X is showing up certified with Verizon as a big competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Note II. What we're seeing here is the HTC6435LVW, an HTC device also known as the DLX, coming forth with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHz processor with a 5-inch FullHD display and 1.5GB of RAM. This device has also been tipped to be bringing 16GB internal storage (likely one of several choices), a 12 megapixel camera on the back, 2 megapixel camera on the front, and a 2500 mAh battery under the hood as the HTC One X 5.

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