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3 years ago

Motorola Atrix specs

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3 years ago

LG Optimus Black to come with WiFi Direct, will be demoed at CES

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Hot on their announcement of the Optimus Black, LG has announced that the device will be one of the first consumer devices to feature WiFi Direct. What is WiFi Direct you ask? Well, it's a system to connect two different WiFi-enabled devices directly for sharing data -- think Bluetooth on steroids. The technology allows people to skip using a traditional WiFi hotspot or router to connect devices and could have big implications for local sharing of data and mobile gaming.

LG promises that they will be demonstrating the technology "for the first time on a mobile device" at CES so expect more coverage of this soon. Also, the WiFi Alliance, the group that creates all the WiFi standards, has whipped up a short video explaining exactly what WiFi Direct is and does. Find it and the full press release past the break. [LG Newsroom, WiFi Alliance]

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3 years ago

Motorola and AT&T announce the Atrix 4G

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Motorola and AT&T got together this morning at CES to announce the Motorola Atrix 4G, what they are calling the world's most advanced mobile device.  Without question, the specs are impressive:

  • Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core 1 GHz processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory and microSD card slot
  • 4 inch QHD display
  • 5 MP rear camera and VGA front facing camera
  • Fingerprint scanning security
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) with MotoBlur
  • All the assorted radios and sensors

It also is dockable in what they're calling a Laptop Dock,which has a full keyboard and puts the Atrix 4G into "webtop mode".  While in webtop mode, users can enjoy a fuller computer-like experience via apps like Firefox web browser.  This looks like a winner, and we can't wait to get our hands on one.  [AT&T]

Update: Hit the break for the Motorola presser [Motorola Mobility]

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3 years ago

Hands on with the HTC Evo Shift 4G

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Who has two thumbs and is holding the latest phone in Sprint's Evo line? This guy, of course. Meet the HTC Evo Shift 4G on Sprint -- with its four-row sliding keyboard, 4G high-speed data all the usual HTC goodness.

Initial impressions are pretty good. We like the 3.6-inch screen size. Not too big, not too small. The phone's a bit on the portly side, but having a 4G radio and a sliding keyboard will do that. The chrome accents on the bezel, speaker and capacitive buttons are a nice touch.

There's no front-facing camera, and no HDMI out port. We can live with that. Others might not. To each his own.

But here's the really cool thing Sprint told us -- it's time to stop thinking as the Evo 4G as just a phone, and the Shift as a follow-up. They're just the start of the Evo line. More phones are coming (and fairly soon, it sounded).

We've got a bevy of pictures and a hands-on video after the break.   And while you're at it, be sure to swing by our Evo Shift 4G forums!

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3 years ago

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc sneaks out

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Some press shots and a quick promo video for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc have surfaced and despite our several years of feeling slightly burned by the Xperia line, we have to say that it looks pretty darn good. The purported specs suggest that the 854x480, 4.2 inch display sits atop a very thin (8.7mm in the middle) phone with a curved back, a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, Gingerbread, and an 8mp camera. 

Check out the video and a couple more press shots after the break! [Gagadget via Engadget]

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3 years ago

Samsung Infuse 4G heading to AT&T, brings 4.5-inch goodness

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Well the announcements just keep rolling in from CES. Samsung has introduced the Infuse 4G, which will be heading to AT&T.  The Infuse has been described as a Galaxy S phone, just better. It sports a whopping 4.5-inch Super-AMOLED screen and a 1.2 GHz processor. Along with the 4.5-inch screen, the device will sport dual cameras, Android 2.2, and HD recording capabilities. [Samsung]

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3 years ago

Acer announces ICONIA Tab A500 headed to Verizon

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The Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing now, so get prepared for loads of delicious announcements. Acer took the time to announce a tablet headed to the Verizon LTE network, labeled the ICONIA Tab A500.

The ICONIA Tab will be showcased at CES, so we'll do our best to get you all of the information possible about the device.

Here are the specs we know as of right now:

  • 10.1-inch touchscreen
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core 1 GHz processor
  • Flash 10.1
  • 1080p playback
  • HDMI-output
  • 13.3 mm thick
  • Ability to play HD arcade games and complex online 3D games (due to a 10-point multi-touch and gyro meter control)

Sounds like a very intriguing device; stay tuned for more juicy details. Full press release after the break.

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3 years ago

HTC Evo Shift 4G arrives at retail locations, gets unboxed

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With some re-sellers preparing to offer the Evo Shift 4G tomorrow (Jan 6), it figures that they had to be sitting in stockrooms just waiting for someone to grab a picture or two.  It looks like everything is in order, and at least one location has a few in stock, waiting for new homes. 

No surprises in the box, and we didn't really expect any.  Just everything you need to get your Evo Shift 4G slid open and ready to go for gaming, messaging, and browsing.  See a couple more pics after the break. Thanks R!

Talk about it in the Shift 4G forums

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3 years ago

LG announces the Optimus Black with NOVA Display

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As we're sitting in on LG's CES 2011 conference, it seems the press release for the LG Optimus Black as it's now called has escaped a little early on the LG website. The device may look similar to you as it's been fondled a few times but previously known as the LG "B". As mentioned in the press release the selling points here are the sheer size of the device as it comes in at only 9.2 mm thick and weighs only 109g and the display it's using which LG claims is “designed to be the brightest, clearest and most readable among mobile screens with 700 nits of  brightness for optimal visibility.” Hit the break for the full press release and sit tight we we gather you all some more info. [LG]

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3 years ago

LG press event liveblog

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Join us, one and all for the official LG press event here in Las Vegas. We're expecting some Android smartphone love, as well as tablets. Dual-core processors? Definitely, as LG's the first to bring those to market in the new Optimus 2X.

So join us after the break for all the live coverage. Event starts at 11 a.m. EST/8 a.m. PST.

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