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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: June 1, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: June 1, 2012

This morning we've got to let you in on what we did last night: covered none other than the world premiere of Prometheus in Leicester Square, London! We've got a couple of gigantic features for you, starting with our Red Carpet rundown and Movie Review and moving on to an interview with Prometheus writers Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts. After that we move completely to the other end of the spectrum with our tiny Chewbacca MIMOMICRO microSD Card Reader Review. Just goes to show you: SlashGear is diverse in scale!

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HTC One S launched in Taiwan with Snapdragon S3

HTC One S launched in Taiwan with Snapdragon S3

Typically these days we see different SoCs being used in phones due to LTE incompatibility, but the Taiwanese HTC One S may not be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 processor due to a possible supply shortage, which would make sense: it’s a heavily sought after chip, used in several high-end smartphones this year. The Taiwanese model will instead use a Snapdragon S3 dual-core chip clocked at 1.7Ghz.

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HTC EVO 4G LTE vs HTC One X

HTC EVO 4G LTE vs HTC One X

Now that the HTC EVO 4G LTE and the HTC One X have been released from customs - or so we've heard - we can start deciding which one we really want when we head to the store this week. What we've got here are two devices of the same mind, each with a 4.7-inch display, the same Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, and what very much appears the be the same camera on the back as well. The big difference then lies not in the hardware, but in the carrier - and with LTE on both devices, it might be a tough call - right?

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LG Optimus LTE2 hands-on in Korea

LG Optimus LTE2 hands-on in Korea

We're all the way over across the pond today to take a peek at LG's newest beast, the LG Optimus LTE2, complete with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, LTE data speed, at a massive 2GB of RAM. This device was announced just this past month as Samsung released information on their own new monster the Galaxy S III, and here in the LTE2 you'll find some fabulous specifications that definitely aim high on the super phone chart for ultimate dominance across the earth. Don't expect this machine to hit the shores of the USA any time soon, but have a peek at how powerful this monster is in the wild today.

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Verizon Galaxy S III S4 dualcore beats Exynos in GPU testing

Verizon Galaxy S III S4 dualcore beats Exynos in GPU testing

The Galaxy S III tidbits keep on coming, and after promising battery indications comes further evidence that Verizon's variant of the smartphone will pack a dualcore Snapdragon S4 rather than Samsung's own quadcore chip. Premature NenaMark2 benchmarks suggest Verzion's SCH-I535 Galaxy S III will indeed swap the Exynos for a 1.5GHz S4, presumably the same chipset as in the LTE-toting One X, as Samsung moves to accommodate the 4G technology.

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HTC EVO 4G LTE: May 18th for $199.99

HTC EVO 4G LTE: May 18th for $199.99

We first saw the announcement of the HTC EVO 4G LTE last month, and took another look at it at CTIA 2012 yesterday, but HTC has announced the official price and availability for the handset in the United States. You can expect to pay the standard $199.99 on a new two-year contract, with pre-orders beginning today for delivery on May 18th. The EVO 4G LTE is a riff of the current One series with some minor hardware tweaks.

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DROID Incredible 4G LTE Hands-on

DROID Incredible 4G LTE Hands-on

This week we've gotten the opportunity to take a peek at the next HTC Android-based smartphone to hit Verizon - the DROID Incredible 4G LTE. This device represents what's essentially a side-family to the HTC One series, complete with Beats Audio, an 8 megapixel camera on the back, and a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor inside. This device is not part of the HTC One series, but holding it in your hands you might never know it - consider it a hybrid of the DROID Incredible series and the power and finesse that HTC has been pushing with HTC One - a series that's certainly turned some heads on all fronts.

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HTC One V USA release tipped for CTIA

HTC One V USA release tipped for CTIA

The folks at HTC have been tipped to be bringing one or more carrier-branded model of the HTC One V to CTIA this week in New Orleans, the device itself announced for a stateside release earlier today. We've heard from sources close to the matter and have gleaned through some fairly obvious-seeming clues (such as the press tag shown here) that HTC will be bringing their HTC One lineup to the show in full force, with an HTC One V USA carrier-laden device more than likely in the pipeline. We reported earlier today via HTC that the group would be releasing the device "soon" for the summer season here in the United States.

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