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2 years ago

Hands-on with the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note

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The Samsung Galaxy Note is something we have seen before, heck we even reviewed it, but today AT&T announced that they will be releasing the device, and it will run on their 4G LTE network. Naturally we had to check it out, again, and see what it was all about. The device is huge, like really really big, and super thin to the point we wonder where they put the internals. Sporting a 5.3-inch HD SuperAMOLED display with quality that is out of this world. Samsung has of course gone ahead and skinned it with TouchWiz, but that does not seem to affect the performance or slow the device down.

A really cool feature here is the S Pen which is included with the device and is similar to a stylus but not to be mistaken for just a stylus. The pen also has a button on it which basically takes a screen cap of what is on the screen and allows you to then edit it and have some fun. If you like big things, and have big hands, and big pockets, the Samsung Galaxy Note may just be your very own next AT&T device. Hit the break for some more images, and check back later for some hands on video!

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2 years ago

Video - the Pantech Element gets wet

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A waterproof tablet? We know you're skeptical. So if you don't believe it to be true, I have some video evidence for you to check out. Really. See it in action above, and be sure to check out the rest of the Pantech Element coverage.

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2 years ago

Video hands-on with the Pantech Burst

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Earlier today we took a quick look at some pictures of the Pantech Burst, a recently announced cost effective 4G LTE device making its way to AT&T later this month. We know video is better than still pictures so without any further delay here it is!

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2 years ago

Samsung Mobile announces the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 for Verizon

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When it comes to tablets, Samsung isn't exactly new to the market.  However, this time around, they're bringing a little something to the table in cooperation with Verizon Wireless that they are hoping will stand out among the rest of the crowd. Although it's not exactly anything brand new, it's the same device that was announced at IFA in Berlin.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be packing a Super AMOLED Plus display with 1280x800 resolution, a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor along with a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera featuring LED flash and capable of 720p playback (1080p playback through HDMI dock or adapter).  A 2-megapixel front facing camera for video chat, 16GB of storage, and connected through Verizon's 4G LTE round out this device.

If you're concerned about thickness and weight, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 measures just 7.9 millimeters thin and weighs only 340 grams. Samsung and Verizon have plenty of accessories already lined up for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 such as a keyboard dock, multimedia dock, bookcase covers and plenty of HDMI adapters if using Wi-Fi Direct or AllShare isn't good enough for you.  Full press release is past the break for you all, however -- you find it void of any pricing or launch date details outside of it being available in the coming weeks.

Discuss in the Android Central Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Forums

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2 years ago

Samsung at CES liveblog

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Simon and I are here at CES for the afternoon's big event-- Samsung is set to show off a whole host of new products during what they are calling "Pushing Boundaries", and we're counting on at least a few tidbits of Android goodness. We're hunkered down for the long haul, so keep an eye here for news as it happens.

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2 years ago

Hands-on with the Pantech Burst

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Today AT&T announced a whole slew of Android devices, but one that really stuck out was the Pantech Burst. It's a 4G LTE device that will launch with an on contract price of only $50. Now you may be thinking you will get what you pay for on that, but fear not, you will be pleasantly surprised with this device.  Featuring a 4-inch display and powered by a 1.2GHz processor, the device keeps up with most other devices.

Running the Pantech skin we have seen before on the Pantech Breakout, they have updated the lockscreen giving quick and easy access to five icons as well as the unlock key, making a total of six. The device does run Android 2.3, and we are unsure of whether it will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich. With a great price point, and solid hardware being powered by AT&T's 4G LTE network it looks like Pantech is looking to move through these devices. Hit the break check out some more images, and stay tuned for a video walk through.

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2 years ago

Video hands-on with the Sony Xperia Ion

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We just took a quick look through the Sony Ion in some images, but everyone really wants to see the thing in action, right? Well, check out the video above to see some initial thoughts on the device, and did we say it is slim, and fast?

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2 years ago

Hands-on with the Pantech Element

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Tablets appear to be a dime a dozen now a days so a tablet has to be pretty unique in order to stand out in this market. Pantech announced earlier today their 8-inch tablet dubbed the Pantech Element, and you may be wondering what makes this one unique. Featuring an 8-inch touchscreen, and running a lightly skinned Honeycomb the device sure sounds like an ordinary device. However, unlike many other tablets, this device is waterproof, meaning if you want to use it in the rain, or by the pool you don't have to fear the device getting wet and rendering it useless.

At an 8-inch size the device fits nicely in the hand, though a bit awkward at how tall it is compared to wide, but nothing that would sway a purchase decision. The device moves throughout the OS rather fluidly, and I noticed very little lag. Pantech says they will be updating the device to run Ice Cream Sandwich, but unfortunately no timeframe for that update. Releasing on Jan 22 ($299 on contract, but if you buy it with the Pantech Burst it's $249 for both!) and running on the AT&T 4G LTE network you will definitely want to stay tuned for our video hands on. Hit the break for more images.

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2 years ago

Hands-on with the Sony Xperia Ion

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Hot on the heels of AT&T's announcement, we took a few minutes to put the amazing Sony Xperia Ion through its paces. The device is thin, really really thin, and fast, very very fast. The Ion was perhaps the most striking device to have been announced by AT&T, and there are quite a few notable things that jump out.

First off, it will be a 4G LTE device, which is huge. As AT&T continues to build their network they need devices to entice users to want to jump aboard, and this phone does just that. Sporting a 4.6-inch 720p screen, the display is nothing short of stunning, and as it's powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, it moves around without any issue. A striking 12-megapixel camera is touted out back which will surely deliver some breaktaking pictures. Unfortunately the Ion ships with Gingerbread, but we can hope to see Ice Cream Sandwich on it sooner than later, given Sony's track record with updates back in the Sony Ericsson days. Hit the break for a few more images, and stay tuned for some video footage.

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2 years ago

Hipmunk receives big update, now offers hotel search and booking

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Hipmunk, the popular flight search app, has received a major update that has expanded its reach to include hotels. The UI is as clean as before and the search works rather well. Simply open the app, select Find Hotels, specify a location, click Search and that's it! You'll be given a variety of listings, which you can then dive into with reviews and information. If you decide that you like a hotel, you can book it through one of Hipmunk's partners. When I tried a few hotels, I was able to book through Hotels.com, Orbitz and Booking.com. 

This seems like a natural step  and a welcome one for Hipmunk to take and they've executed it very well. Please find download links for the free app and more screenshots after the break.

Source: Hipmunk

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