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Motorola Defy Mini

Hands-on with the Motorola Defy Mini

CES isn't only a venue for the biggest and baddest technology, but also for affordable and accessible products as well, as we learned today at Motorola's booth. Introducing the Motorola Defy Mini, a shrunken version of big M's popular Defy smartphone. It's not going to blow anybody away specs-wise...
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Intel show off their reference device, highly optimized version of Android

We've already seen the Intel Medfield reference device with our hands on earlier today, but during the Intel Keynote they took it out on stage to show it off to the world.  The device itself is pretty fully loaded. NFC, HDMI, and an 8-megapixel camera that can take 10 high resolution pictures a...
Captivate

Gingerbread finally available for Samsung Captivate

It's been a long wait, but Samsung Captivate users can finally upgrade their device to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Here are the benefits of updating your device, according to the Samsung page: Download management New layout for larger fonts Word prediction, multi-touch for numerical...
Sony Xperia S

Sony announces the Xperia S -- 1.5GHz dual core, 12MP camera, 720p screen [updated]

It's been extensively leaked for a few months, but now the Sony Ericsson "Nozomi" has an official name -- the Sony Xperia S. As with the Xperia Ion, the Sony Ericsson name has been dropped in favor of the new Sony Xperia branding. Most of the specs from the Xperia Ion have been carried over to the...
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Sony Ericsson MT27i Pepper poses for the blurry-cam in first leaked pics

We've heard (and seen) plenty about the Sony Ericsson LT26i "Nozomi" already, but one upcoming SE device that has so far only existed as a set of leaked specifications is the MT27i "Pepper", a mid-range phone that seems to share some design cues with its big brother. Today the first photos of the...
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Viewsonic heading to CES looking to enter the U.S. smartphone market

Count Viewsonic in for CES, this year bringing what they aim to be their first smartphone to enter the U.S. market, the Viewphone 3.  According to product manager Mike Holstein, Viewsonic is doing well enough in their tablet ventures to warrant a move into smartphone sales in the states. They're...
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PRADA phone by LG 3.0 coming to the UK in early February, yours for £429.99

It's already available in parts of Asia, and now we have details of when the PRADA phone by LG 3.0 will be launching in the UK, and for how much. On its official blog, online retailer Clove says it'll begin shipping the device from the week commencing Feb. 6 (that's going to be a busy week), and...
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Sony Ericsson LT26i 'Nozomi' gets leaked again ahead of inevitable CES unveiling

Ready for yet another Sony Ericsson "Nozomi" leak? Following on from the slew of images that worked their way onto the web in November and December, some new photos of the upcoming SE device have appeared on ITProPortal today, seemingly confirming much of what we already knew from earlier leaks....
Replenish

Samsung Replenish receiving the Gingerbread update starting today

The Samsung Replenish, Sprint's first environmentally friendly smartphone, has begun getting its Gingerbread update. This has to be welcome news for Replenish users who haven't heard about updates for their phone in quite some time. The update will come as an OTA and will be rolling out gradually...
Android versions

Ice Cream Sandwich enters Android's versioning chart with 0.6 percent

Google's just released the latest numbers showing the distribution of the various versions of Android. Ice Cream Sandwich has made the list for the first time, with Android 4.0 totalling 0.6 percent of the devices activated. That's actually split into two versions of ICS -- Android 4.0 through 4.0...
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Discounted Nexus S back in stock at Carphone Warehouse

We passed along the good news on Boxing Day about how Carphone Warehouse had slashed the price of the Nexus S to a few pence under £200. However they seemed to sell out of them almost immediately.  Well, good news. If you missed out last time, it's worth trying again because as the graphic here...
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Samsung unveils new entry-level offering -- the Galaxy Ace Plus

Today sees the unveiling of a new entry-level Android handset from Samsung, the 3.65-inch Galaxy Ace Plus. The Ace Plus is the successor to last year's Galaxy Ace, which was Sammy's main mid-range phone for Europe in 2011. It's billed as a phone for "trendy and sociable young professionals" (so...
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CyanogenMod 7 nightly builds now available for SE Xperia Active, Xperia Pro and LG Thrill

Following a slew of other phones late last week, the CyanogenMod team has just added nightly build support for three new devices -- Sony Ericsson's Xperia Pro and Xperia Active, as well the LG Thrill 4G -- AT&T's version of the Optimus 3D. Nightly builds of the popular custom ROM are built...
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European Motorola RAZR maintenance update rolling out now

European Motorola RAZR owners should be waking up to an update this morning to software version 651.73.30, bringing with it some useful bugfixes along with a couple of new features. Here's whats new: New Evernote™ application Camera - General improvements to camera performance New Smart...
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HTC Flyer's price dropped to £199, sale season starts early

Really wanted a tablet for Christmas but the high prices put you off? Well Dixons online in the UK could well have come to the rescue by dropping the price of the HTC Flyer to £199 for the wifi only version.  While shipping with Gingerbread, it's important to remember before dismissing the idea...
Galaxy Tab

U.S. Cellular updating original Samsung Galaxy Tab to Android 2.3.5

It might not be the belle of the ball any longer, but U.S. Cellular has approved an update for  the original 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, bringing it some Gingerbread live in the form of Android version 2.3.5.  While it's not Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich, it is a vast improvement over the Froyo (...
LG Prada 3.0

Hands-on with the Prada Phone by LG 3.0

LG and Prada have just unveiled their latest smartphone offering, the Prada Phone by LG 3.0. It's a device that combines high-end smartphone components from LG with a unique Prada-designed chassis and a distinctive, almost-monochrome UI. (Shame the name's so awkward though.) We got our first look...
Arc HD

More 'Xperia Arc HD' photos leak, along with rumored specs

Another week, another 'Xperia Arc HD' leak. The latest batch of pictures showing the device codenamed "Nozomi" come from GSMArena, and are of considerably higher quality than what we've seen so far, showing the phone from quite a few different angles. The photos confirm the presence of a dedicated...
Flash

Adobe Flash Player for Android updated with bug and security fixes, still no Ice Cream Sandwich support

Adobe has updated Flash Player for Android to version 11.1.111.5, which fixes video streaming issues on the Galaxy S II, adds support for 1080p video on Tegra 3 devices like the Transformer Prime, and generic fixes for video decoding and playback.  It's a recommended update, even if you don't own...
Amaze 4G

HTC Amaze 4G update starts rolling out today, brings bug fixes and Wifi calling

It's not Ice Cream Sandwich. Now that we have that out of the way, the HTC Amaze 4G has a new OTA starting to roll out today, one that brings Wifi calling and a few software fixes to users of the best looking phone ever made.  Besides Wifi calling, the fixes are: Improvements to Bluetooth...

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