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Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 hands-on

All eyes were on Samsung's larger Galaxy Tab 10.1 at MWC 2011, but if you judge a Dell Streak 5 a tablet by virtue of its 5-inch display, then the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 has to be considered one as well. The 5-inch PMP looks like an oversized Galaxy S - unsurprising, since Samsung considers it a varient with 3G missing - with a WVGA display, 720p HD playback and a pair of cameras for video chat and photography.

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Samsung Galaxy Player YP-GB1 Android PMP headed to CES 2011

Samsung Galaxy Player YP-GB1 Android PMP headed to CES 2011

Samsung is readying a new PMP version of its Galaxy S family of Android smartphones, with the Samsung Galaxy Player YP-GB1 expected to make its debut at CES 2011 next month. The 4-inch WVGA PMP measures 9.9mm thick and uses a Super LCD display rather than Super AMOLED; it also loses the cellular connectivity, with WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS, though Samsung Hub says that does free up room for a T-DMB digital TV tuner.

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Some Nexus S handsets will use Super Clear LCD not Super AMOLED confirms Samsung

Some Nexus S handsets will use Super Clear LCD not Super AMOLED confirms Samsung

Google's Nexus S will see broader availability than just the US and the UK, but it won't be exactly the same hardware that arrives in every country. Samsung Russia has confirmed that the Nexus S will launch there in February 2011, but with a Super Clear LCD rather than the Super AMOLED we've seen so far.

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Samsung Wave II S8530 pops up in the wild

Samsung Wave II S8530 pops up in the wild

Samsung's new Wave II S8530 has shown up in the wild, complete with the latest bada 1.2 OS and a larger display than its Wave S8500 predecessor.  HDBlog grabbed some hands-on time, finding the switch from 3.3-inch Super AMOLED to 3.7-inch Super LCD means the Wave II is thicker than the old model.

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Samsung Wave II S8530 gets bigger but dumps Super AMOLED

Samsung Wave II S8530 gets bigger but dumps Super AMOLED

Samsung's Wave S8500 was a classic case of great hardware let down by mediocre software - in its case bada - and unfortunately we've no reason to assume its successor will be any different.  The Samsung Wave II S8530 looks a whole lot like the original Wave but in fact has a bigger 3.7-inch Super LCD touchscreen rather than the S8500's 3.3-inch Super AMOLED panel.

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HTC Desire hits U.S. Cellular today

HTC Desire hits U.S. Cellular today

It's no HTC Desire HD, but we like the original HTC Desire enough to be pleased its finally arrived on US shores thanks to U.S. Cellular.  The carrier is now offering the Android 2.1 smartphone for $199.95 after a mail-in rebate, complete with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, HTC Sense UI and 3.7-inch Super LCD display (rather than the AMOLED panels that are in such short supply).

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HTC SLCD Desire gets AMOLED, Super AMOLED & LCD comparison [Video]

HTC SLCD Desire gets AMOLED, Super AMOLED & LCD comparison [Video]

HTC's confirmation yesterday that going forward they would be using both AMOLED and Super LCD (SLCD) displays for their smartphones so as to ease supply pressures has led to no small amount of confusion.  Over at HowardForums they've managed to get a hold of an upcoming TELUS HTC Desire using the SLCD panel, and compare it to an AMOLED Nexus One, a Motorola Milestone with a regular LCD, and a Samsung Wave with a Super AMOLED display.

Video comparison after the cut

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HTC Windows Phone 7 smartphone spotted on way to Verizon?

HTC Windows Phone 7 smartphone spotted on way to Verizon?

It's turning into an HTC morning, with another leaked smartphone from the company that, unlike the HTC Vision, runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.  The unnamed device apparently has an 8-megapixel camera, 3.7-inch SLCD display and 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, and according to Engadget's source is pretty much hardware-ready.

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HTC make Super LCD for Desire and Nexus One official

HTC make Super LCD for Desire and Nexus One official

HTC has announced that it will be using Super LCD (SLCD) displays in its smartphones later in the summer, in response to the shortage of AMOLED panels that has been limiting supply of some of the company's most popular devices.  As we heard last month, that's led HTC to look to alternative screen technologies, and now they've officially confirmed that handsets like the Nexus One and Desire will switch to the Sony-made SLCD panels.

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HTC Using Super TFT LCD Displays to Reinforce Dwindling Stock

HTC Using Super TFT LCD Displays to Reinforce Dwindling Stock

If you haven't read the review of the Droid Incredible, or the HTC Desire, then we'll add the main draw of those phones right here (even though you should go read them, anyway): Their 3.7-inch AMOLED displays are amazing. Unless you plan on using your device in direct sunlight all the time, AMOLED is definitely one of the best displays out there (yes, Super AMOLED is better). But, it's been rough for HTC to keep their latest AMOLED-toting device in stock, and a lot of that has to do with that screen. Changes are afoot, though, which may help people out there aching to get their hands on the Droid Incredible they've purchased before the end of July.

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