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More leaked images give us an even better look at the 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate

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With the Galaxy Note 2 in its sights, the massive 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate is showing up again today in a handful of leaked pics. It was “leaked” yesterday by Huawei themselves but we only got a glimpse at the front of the device as it dwarfed Huawei Chief Richard Yu’s hands.

Tonight we are finally able to get a good look at the back of the device, which looks very similar to its smaller sibling, the Huawei Ascend D2. The most notable difference being in the finish Huawei is going with the Mate, looking aluminum in appearance. Other than that, there’s nothing too impressive or terrible looking about the device, although the smashed HTC One X-esque camera is a bit of an eye-sore.

As a refresher, the Huawei Ascend Mate is expected to carry a heft set of specs under the hood like a quad-core CPU, 4,000mAh battery 2GB of RAM and of course, it’s formidable 1080p full HD 6.1-inch display. Of course, we should get a much better look at the device when it’s unveiled at CES in just a few short weeks. So far, how’s the Mate looking to you?

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ZTE Nubia Z5 with a 5-inch 1080p display officially announced

ZTE was expected to release the Nubia Z5 a short while back, however a last minute change pushed that release back. The new release date was pushed to December 26, and well, that day seems to have arrived and so has details for the release. In short, the ZTE Nubia Z5 smartphone has been officially announced for those in China.

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Anyway, given we were previously expecting this handset to come available, some of these details will be coming as a refresher. That being said, the handset is running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and with hardware features to include a 5-inch (1920 x 1080) IPS display, quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage space.

Other goodies include a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, HSPA+ connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a 3,000 mAh battery. Those looking for size can expect to find a handset that measures in at 138 x 69.2 x 7.6mm and weighing in at 126 grams. All things considered, comparing spec to spec — the Nubia Z5 is a rather nice handset.

Othherwise, ZTE has announced the Nubia Z5 in back and white with a rumored third model coming later. The black and white models will be available beginning in January and priced at 3,456 yuan (about $555 US). The handset has been announced for, and will initially only be available in China. No mention yet as to whether or not the Nubia Z5 will launch in other markets. Finally, as for that third model, we have yet to see a launch timeframe for that one, however it is expected to be titanium and priced at 7,890 yuan (around $1,265 US).

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UK gets the Motorola RAZR i in white for pay monthly contracts

Motorola RAZR iBeen pining for a white Motorola Razr i? Well, UK, your time has come. Phones 4U is getting that little slice of sexy. White Christmas, white phone. Get it? If you need a refresher on the specs (and you really should read our full Razr i review), this is a 4.3-incher with an AMOLED display, a 2000 mAh battery, and it's running Intel's internals. We're still waiting for Jelly Bean on the RAZR i, but Motorola says it's on track for the first quarter of 2013. The phone's free from £20.50 on pay monthly contracts starting Dec. 22.

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HTC One SV passes through the FCC, could be headed to America

Earlier this week HTC announced that it would be bringing its all-new One SV handset to customers in the UK over the course of the coming weeks. Today, however, new evidence has come to light, suggesting the powerful budget handset could be making its way to North American store shelves as well. The device made a stop by the FCC this week, receiving approval for use of the WCDMA bands II and V, as well as GSM network frequencies 850 and 1900, dual-band WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth. Surprisingly, LTE was nowhere to be found, unlike its UK counterpart.

As a refresher, the One SV will sport a 4.3-inch super LCD display, a Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a micro SD card slot and an 1800mAh removable battery. On the downside, it will ship with Android 4.0, though HTC has already promised an update to Jelly Bean in the near future.

Source: Wireless Goodness

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HTC One SV passes through the FCC, could be headed to America

Earlier this week HTC announced that it would be bringing its all-new One SV handset to customers in the UK over the course of the coming weeks. Today, however, new evidence has come to light, suggesting the powerful budget handset could be making its way to North American store shelves as well. The device made a stop by the FCC this week, receiving approval for use of the WCDMA bands II and V, as well as GSM network frequencies 850 and 1900, dual-band WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth. Surprisingly, LTE was nowhere to be found, unlike its UK counterpart.

As a refresher, the One SV will sport a 4.3-inch super LCD display, a snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a micro SD card slot and an 1800mAh removable battery. On the downside, it will ship with Android 4.0, though HTC has already promised an update to Jelly Bean in the near future.

Source: Wireless Goodness

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HTC One SV passes through the FCC, could be headed to America

Earlier this week HTC announced that it would be bringing its all-new One SV handset to customers in the UK over the course of the coming weeks. Today, however, new evidence has come to light, suggesting the powerful budget handset could be making its way to North American store shelves as well. The device made a stop by the FCC this week, receiving approval for use of the WCDMA bands II and V, as well as GSM network frequencies 850 and 1900, dual-band WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth. Surprisingly, LTE was nowhere to be found, unlike its UK counterpart.

As a refresher, the One SV will sport a 4.3-inch super LCD display, a snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a micro SD card slot and an 1800mAh removable battery. On the downside, it will ship with Android 4.0, though HTC has already promised an update to Jelly Bean in the near future.

Source: Wireless Goodness

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HTC One SV passes through the FCC, could be headed to America

Earlier this week HTC announced that it would be bringing its all-new One SV handset to customers in the UK over the course of the coming weeks. Today, however, new evidence has come to light, suggesting the powerful budget handset could be making its way to North American store shelves as well. The device made a stop by the FCC this week, receiving approval for use of the WCDMA bands II and V, as well as GSM network frequencies 850 and 1900, dual-band WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth. Surprisingly, LTE was nowhere to be found, unlike its UK counterpart.

As a refresher, the One SV will sport a 4.3-inch super LCD display, a snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a micro SD card slot and an 1800mAh removable battery. On the downside, it will ship with Android 4.0, though HTC has already promised an update to Jelly Bean in the near future.

Source: Wireless Goodness

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HTC One SV passes through the FCC, could be headed to America

Earlier this week HTC announced that it would be bringing its all-new One SV handset to customers in the UK over the course of the coming weeks. Today, however, new evidence has come to light, suggesting the powerful budget handset could be making its way to North American store shelves as well. The device made a stop by the FCC this week, receiving approval for use of the WCDMA bands II and V, as well as GSM network frequencies 850 and 1900, dual-band WiFi, NFC and Bluetooth. Surprisingly, LTE was nowhere to be found, unlike its UK counterpart.

As a refresher, the One SV will sport a 4.3-inch super LCD display, a snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a micro SD card slot and an 1800mAh removable battery. On the downside, it will ship with Android 4.0, though HTC has already promised an update to Jelly Bean in the near future.

Source: Wireless Goodness

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Santa gets in touch with naughty side using S Beam in latest Galaxy S III ad

We’re no strangers to risqué Galaxy S III commercials, but this time Samsung has taken things a step further by tossing Santa and Mrs. Claus into the mix. The latest Galaxy S III ad features ol’ St. Nick as he prepares to leave the North Pole to deliver presents to the children of the world. We imagine that can get quite boring at times, but luckily a couple of Santa’s elves have made a video for him to watch on the trip around the world. Mrs. Claus has made a video for him too, and we think we’ll just let you fill in the blanks from here on out.


The goal of the ad is obviously to show off the Galaxy S III’s S Beam functionality, not unlike another ad Samsung released a while back. In fact, this Santa ad and the older S Beam ad are pretty much the same thing, only the excited girls have been swapped out for excited elves, the suburban setting has been replaced by the North Pole, and Santa and Mrs. Claus are stepping in for the young, attractive couple. Check out the original naughty ad below for a refresher.

Other than that, the idea is the same – Mrs. Claus uses S Beam to send Santa a video that he “probably shouldn’t watch in the sleigh,” presumably so he doesn’t offend any of the reindeer (we hear that Prancer is particularly touchy when it comes to such things). In other words, Mrs. Claus has made Santa a naughty video that she doesn’t want prying eyes to see. It’s a silly yet rather disturbing way to flush your childhood down the drain, and you can watch it below.

Of course, if you’re not interested in making adult videos that you can then send through S Beam, the Galaxy S III has plenty of other features that make it well worth a purchase. We imagine that the S III will be a big hit this holiday season, and it shouldn’t be long before Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy S IV. What do you think of Samsung’s latest Galaxy S III ad?

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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) Starts To Receiving Jelly Bean

Samsung has been provided Jelly Bean love all over the place. They’ve pushed updates to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, we’ve seen the update on AT&T and even in Canada! It’s now confirmed that the official update for Jelly Bean is being pushed out world wide. Keep in mind that this is being pushed out in phases though, so the S III you have may not get it right away, but be sure to be on the lookout for it this week! This update will bring the Jelly Bean build up to JZO54K. You may already know what’s provided in the Jelly Bean update, but as a refresher, users will get to experience features like Google Now, Project Butter, Multi-View, and an improved notification panel among other things.

Owners of the unlocked Galaxy S III can easily check for the update through Kies Desktop software or through OTA (Over The Air). If you’ve chosen the OTA route, just hit Settings > About Phone > Software Update. If the update hasn’t been pushed to your device yet, keep checking as it will surely be there sometime this week, maybe even later today!

Now hopefully those rumors of Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) for the Galaxy Note II will prove to be true and roll out sometime soon as well!

Have you gotten the Jelly Bean update yet? Do you think that the update was worth the wait? How do you like the update so far? Make sure to let us know in the comments below!

source: SamMobile

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This week’s sidebar poll: Droid DNA or Galaxy Note 2?

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While many a Verizon customer is still torqued that they didn't get a Nexus 4 on Big Red, it's not like there aren't going to be other phones released for the holidays. Case in point — the heavyweight championship contenders you see above, namely the Droid DNA and the Galaxy Note 2.

They both are big, have great innards, and big shiny screens. We can see why each has it's fans. Even better, both will soon be sitting on a shelf, waiting for you and your wallet to come pay a visit. We're not going to rehash all the pros and cons of each, there's plenty of that being done in the forums if you need a refresher. We're just going to ask — if you're a Verizon customer, which one tickles your fancy? There's a poll after the break, or you can find it sitting in the sidebar to the right. Answer it. Let the world know!

Before we leave for another week, let's have a look-see at last week's poll results.

Were you able to order a new Nexus?

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Looks like the demand is still strong, and we hope Google can get their act together and get them back up for sale. Retail has never been their strong suit.

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Five additional games added to Humble Bundle 4, thanks to supporters

Well that didn’t take long. Less than a week after release, the makers of Humble Bundle 4 have already doubled the amount of playable games that come in the latest offering. If you remember how this little bundle works, you may choose to donate whatever amount you feel to support the developers, basically letting them know how much you like the games. When it was released last week, if you chose to donate more than the average donation, it came with a sixth game. Well thanks to the resounding success of this model (and to the wonderful gamers that have donated), if you now pay more than the average donation, you’ll receive five additional games.

As a refresher, here’s how the games break down. The games below are what was offered if you paid over the average amount:

  • the future-retro audiovisual concoction Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP by Capybara Games
  • the creative physics puzzler Crayon Physics Deluxe by Kloonigames
  • the plant-based interstellar RTS Eufloria by Omni Systems
  • the cell-splitting microbial puzzler Splice by Cipher Prime
  • the side-scrolling planetary adventure Waking Mars by Tiger Style
  • the mechanical point and click adventure Machinarium by Amanita Design

 

This are the now lineup of games that you’ll get if you donate more than the average ($6.34 at the time of this writing), along with the games listed above.

 

  • the RPG fantasy saga Avadon: The Black Fortress by Spiderweb Software
  • the indie parkour platformer Canabalt by Semi Secret Software
  • the 3D mechanical puzzle game Cogs by Lazy 8 Studios
  • the side-scrolling strategy rumblefest Swords & Soldiers HD by Ronimo Games and Two Tribes
  • the groundbreaking meditative puzzler Zen Bound 2 by Secret Exit


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Huawei Ascend D Quad XL headed to WIND Mobile

A leaked promotional poster from WIND has revealed that the carrier is gearing up to release Huawei’s impressive Ascend D Quad XL smartphone. The Canadian carrier has already rolled out the LG Optimus 4X and Samsung Galaxy Note II, so another quad-core device is simply icing on the figurative cake.

There’s no official information regarding when the device will actually see a launch or how much it will cost when it arrives, but considering the handset has launched elsewhere for around $500, we’d expect more of the same. As a refresher, the Ascend D Quad XL sports a 4.5-inch 720 x 1280 panel, an in-house 1.4GHz quad-core SoC and an 8-megapixel rear shooter. There’s also a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for video chat, as well as 8GB of on board storage and 1GB of RAM.

Source: MobileSyrup


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Miracast streaming, other additions coming to Sony Xperia T/TX via latest update

We discussed Miracast, the newest player in the streaming video segment earlier this year. It’s a segment that’s been around for a while that Android is playing catch up with, as it were. As a refresher, Miracast is similar to Samsung’s DLNA feature and a more recently announced feature of the Nexus 4 coupled with Android 4.2, which allows a person to mirror the images straight from a phone or tablet to a display over WiFi. This week a software update is beginning to roll out in Europe and Asia for the Xperia T/TX which includes this streaming functionality. The only catch is your network and your monitor will need to be Miracast-compatible.

An additional function which will likely appeal to battery-conscious users out there – and honestly who among us isn’t – is a feature which allows users to enable an extended standby function. This feature will disable data connections after a set amount of time, however what differentiates this from other features is that it’ll still allow for texts and calls to function as normal. Sony claims and extension of standby time by four-fold when opting in with this option. Other changes included with this update are some changes with the Movie and Walkman apps.

source:  Sony Mobile


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Samsung Galaxy Camera launches in the UK November 7th

The long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Camera is officially making its UK debut this week. Retailer Clove has announced that it would begin selling the Android powered point-and-shoot on Wednesday, November 7th. Carphone Warehouse, Phones 4u, and Jessops are slated to put the Galaxy Camera on sale the following day for £399.00.

Interestingly, Samsung will be holding champagne receptions at their retail stores in celebration of the new camera’s European launch. As a refresher, the Galaxy Camera sports a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of on board storage, a 16.3MP sensor with a newfangled f2.8 lens.

Source: Clove (UK)


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Sony Xperia TL comes to AT&T on November 2 for $99 with a two-year contract

Sony Xperia TL comes to AT&T on November 2 for $99 with a two-year contract

We’ve already gotten our collective mitts on Sony’s Xperia TL, and come November 2nd, you’ll be able to do the same by plunking down $99.99 and inking a two-year contract with AT&T. In case you need a refresher, the LTE handset runs a skinned build of Ice Cream Sandwich, packs a 1.5GHz dual-core S4 processor, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, NFC and a 4.6-inch 720p display powered by the firm’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine. Since Sony’s smartphone flagship is lucky enough to call itself the official James Bond phone, it’ll come stuffed with behind the scenes footage of the upcoming film Skyfall and Bond-themed ringtones, wallpapers and more. For the full lowdown on the Xperia TL’s arrival on Big Blue, hit the jump for the press release.

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Sprint Announces The Optimus G Will Be Available On Nov. 11th For $199, Pre-Orders Start Nov. 1st

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We’ve just confirmed with Sprint that the Optimus G will be available on the Now Network on November 11th, for $199 on a 2-year agreement. Pre-orders begin on the 1st of November.

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The Optimus G, as a quick refresher, is the first mass-market phone to contain a Qualcomm S4 Pro quad-core processor, which by all accounts is currently the most powerful mobile chipset on the market. I’ve been using the G for a few days now, and I have to say, it is fast. We’ll have our review of the Optimus G for AT&T and Sprint up some time this week.

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At&t Optimus G available Nov 2 preorder Oct 16

 

 We knew the Optimus G was coming to At&t and Sprint but without price or availability its just a waiting game. Thankfully today At&t’s official blog made the announcement  that the phone would be a available for pre order tomorrow for $199 with renewal or a new 2 year contract of course  For those of you that like to get a hands on before throwing your money it will be available in stores and online November 2nd. As a refresher the specs include

  • 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon s4 quad
  • Adreno 320 Gpu
  • 2Gb of ram
  • 4.7 inch hd disply
  • 8 MP Camera
  • 16gb of storage with a SD card slot capable of 64 Gb
  • With killer specs, lte and a $199 price point this should be on your radar if you’re in the market for a new device.

 

Source: Blogs.att.net

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Verizon-bound HTC Droid Incredible X nears official launch

We’ve been hearing murmorings of a 5-inch HTC-built smartphone allegedly heading to Verizon’s network, but today more evidence has surfaced, suggesting its launch could be sooner than anticipated. The rumored Droid Incredible X has officially passed through the Global Certification Forum, meaning the device is a step closer to landing on Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

The smartphone is listed under the model number HTC6435LVWT which we’ve seen before. The listing also refers to specific Verizon LTE bands, leaving a full-scale launch on Big Red all but imminent. As a refresher, the Droid Incredible X is rumored to feature a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, as well as a pixel-dense 1080p HD display.

While the device will undoubtedly serve as a head-to-head competitor against Samsung’s Galaxy Note II, it’s unclear whether or not the device will launch as a Nexus-branded device. Previous reports have suggested that this is the case, though Verizon’s road map seems to disagree. Regardless, a 5-inch HTC device with a 1080p display is bound to be exciting.

Source: Global Certification Forum
Via: GottaBeMobile


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T-Mobile to launch Samsung Galaxy Note II on October 24th?

Good news for those T-Mobile customers wanting somewhat concrete evidence of the Galaxy Note II‘s release:  According to TmoNews, they’ve come across a screen capture of an internal T-Mobile memo outlining their plans for the Note II release. According to the “unofficial blog of T-Mobile”, it looks like we’ll see this beast in the wild beginning October 24th which, maybe not so coincidentally, coincides with that little Samsung event in New York. Furthermore, it’ll supposedly come in two colors – white and gray. Please remember that we should still treat this solely as a rumor at this point.

As a refresher, the Note II on T-Mobile’s network will be its first device to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, as well as their first Samsung quad-core device. The device will also ship with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface sitting atop of Android 4.1 to go along with its 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD (1280 x 720) display, 1.6GHz processor, and a beefy 2GB of RAM. Let’s just hope the battery can somewhat keep up. According to the screen capture, it looks like we may find out more on October 15th. Stay tuned.

source: TmoNews


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Samsung Galaxy Camera for AT&T hands-on

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AT&T had more than a few tricks up its sleeve at tonight’s holiday preview event, one of them being the unveiling of the Galaxy Camera, the Android-powered point-and-shoot camera we first met back at IFA in Berlin this year. It’ll be heading to the carrier’s shelves in time for the holiday season, though we currently don’t know when or for how much.

A quick refresher — the Galaxy Camera is a full blown, honest-to-goodness camera packed with a 16 MP lens and 20X optical zoom, that just happens to have a 4.8-inch Jelly Bean-powered interface attached to its rear, fuelled by a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos CPU. The screen is gorgeous, the performance is fast, and this is by far the most unique Android device we've seen yet. Be sure to check out the in-depth hands on video after the break, where we spend some quality time with the AT&T-branded model. The Samsung Galaxy Camera is due to arrive on AT&T's network in time for the holidays.

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Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 land stateside on AT&T’s 4G LTE network this November

Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 land stateside as AT&T exclusives

Surprise, surprise — well, not really. Nokia’s Lumia 920 and 820 will be making a splash stateside on AT&T’s lineup with the former as an exclusive. Like most of the carrier’s other announcements as of late, there’s no concrete ship date set for the devices outside of a November bow. As a refresher, the Lumia 920 is the undoubted Windows Phone 8 flagship here, bearing a 4.5-inch Pure Motion HD+ 1,280 x 768 display, 1.5GHz dual-core S4 CPU, 8-megapixel PureView camera with OIS and a 2,000mAH battery. While the line’s mid-ranger, the 820, reps the same chipset as it elder sibling, a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 ClearBlack OLED display and 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss camera. Both are set to launch with LTE radios in tow, with the 920 available in red, white, black, yellow and cyan and the 820 in a lone black hue. Stay tuned for official word on pricing and release. In the meantime, check out the PR below.

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Tep Wireless expands mobile hotspot rental plan to 50 countries, revamps pricing

Tep Wireless expands mobile hotspot rental plan to 50 countries, revamps pricing

The international mobile hotspot rental market just got a lot more interesting. While Xcom Global‘s offerings are still broader, Tep Wireless is expanding in a major way. Previously reserved for European nations, the upstart is now serving a full 50 nations, adding Brazil, the United States, South Africa, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Australia, Bahrain, Israel, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and UAE to its repertoire. For those in need of a refresher, the company enables customers facing an international trip to order their hotspot and get it delivered prior to departure, with a prepaid envelope included to ship it back once they’ve returned.

The company’s made clear that its hotspots will track data usage in real time right on the inbuilt display, and they’re programmed to hop onto different networks as borders are crossed. (If you’re curious, we confirmed that it all works as advertised in a recent jaunt across European borders.) The full pricing chart fo is hosted up after the break, with those needing unlimited buckets able to pay a $6.95-per day surcharge. (It should be noted that the preexisting EU-wide pricing options remain for those sticking to that region.) It’ll probably look a touch pricey to light users and common tourists, but business travelers unwilling to take chances on connectivity when heading overseas will find the rates far more palatable than roaming fees from their home carrier.

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ZTE Engage cleared to land at Cricket on October 2nd for $250

ZTE Engage cleared to land at Cricket on October 2nd for $250

We recently caught first sight of the ZTE Engage at a press event in New York, but while Cricket was more than happy to let us play with its latest smartphone, the carrier stopped short of providing us with its pricing or arrival date. All of that changed this afternoon, as we now know that the ZTE Engage will become available on October 2nd with a no-contract price of $250. As a quick refresher, the handset will feature a near-stock Android 4.0 environment and a Snapdragon S2 SoC with a CPU that’s clocked at 1.4GHz. Other relevant specs include a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) TFT-LCD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera with a VGA front-facing counterpart and a 1,900mAh battery. For complete details, you’ll find the full PR right after the break.

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Huawei announces Ascend P1 LTE availability

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Although Huawei has already launched the Ascend P1, and unveiled the Ascend P1 LTE at length several months ago, we're learning more now about the upcoming availability of the LTE model. The Ascend P1 LTE will be coming exclusively to the UK on the EE (formerly Everything Everywhere) network, with announcements on other carriers to follow. Given the crazy number of LTE frequencies in use around the world, we won't be surprised if it took a while for Huawei to get those deals straightened out. As far as specs go, here's a quick refresher of what the Ascend P1 LTE has under the hood:

  • 2000mAh battery
  • 1.5Ghz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP camera
  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD (540×960) display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass2

You can check out the full press release after the break.

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Motorola’s RAZR i event now available to watch online

Did you happen to miss Motorola’s unveiling of its first Intel-powered smartphone last week? Fear not. The entire event is now available to watch online. As a refresher, the RAZR i is essentially an international variant of the Droid RAZR M, and sports a 2GHz Atom CPU, as well as a 4.3-inch edge-to-edge display. We’ve embedded the full video after the break for your immediate viewing pleasure. You’re welcome.

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Archos 101 XS now available in Europe

Last month, Archos announced their new Gen10 XS line of tablets which offer a sweet, built-in magnetic “Coverboard” that acts as a stand and also a protective case. Today, it looks like one of the Gen10 tablets, the 101 XS, is available for purchase online in Europe. As a little refresher, the 101 XS is the Gen10 XS lineup’s flagship model and comes with a 10.1″ (1280×800) display, a 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP 4470 processor, 16GB of storage and a near-stock Ice Cream Sandwich experience. Nothing about those specs will blow you away, but Archos is hoping that the “Coverboard” feature will set it apart from other tablets out there. The 10″ 101 XS will run you £300. If you pick one up, give us your opinion of this one-of-a-kind tablet.

 

source: ARCHOS


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Rhapsody Updated In The Play Store – Now Allows For Album Downloads For Offline Playback

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Rhapsody, the all-you-can-eat music streaming service has just seen an updated version hit the Play Store and it comes with a few new goodies. To start off, there’s the new ability to download individual albums and music tracks to your phone’s storage for when your network connection is less than ideal. Users can actually decide where they can store the offline tracks — whether it be the removable SD card, or internal storage. Options are good.

As a refresher for those that haven’t used the app in awhile, the previous update increased playback streaming by 30%. Still, the app still has some work ahead of it. There are some features like artist bios available in the web version of Rhapsody, but missing from the Android app. You can download Rhapsody for free from the Google Play Store, but a trial or subscription is required for music playback. If you haven’t signed up, Rhapsody is still having a summer sale where the normal $10 a month unlimited streaming service can be had for only $5 for the first 3 months.

[Rhapsody | Play Store Link]


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Motorola DROID RAZR M Now Available From Verizon Wireless

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For those interested in purchasing the recently announced Motorola Droid Razr M, you may want to jump on the Verizon Wireless website where the mid-ranged device is currently being offered for just $100 with a 2-year agreement. I’m sure by now you know all the deets, but as a refresher the Droid Razr M features:

  • 4.3-inch “edge-to-edge” qHD display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2,000mAh battery
  • 8MP rear/1.3MP front facing camera
  • NFC
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Those that buy online via Verizon Wireless’ official site will receive the device for $100 (after $50 instant rebate). Those that buy the device in stores will have to fork out $150 upfront with a $50 mail-in rebate (bringing it down to $100 as well). Anyone picking one up?

[VerizonWireless]


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Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G coming Sept 19th for $150

T-Mobile has finally come out and given us the details that pertain to price and availability for their Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G. We can expect the device to be landing officially online and select retail store locations on September 19th. Cost will depend on your plan, as always. Generic plans and a new 2-year contract will put the device in your hands for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. On the Value plan you will be looking at $99 down with a monthly payment of $20 a month.

As a small refresher, the Galaxy S Relay 4G specs out with a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm S3 processor, 1GB of RAM, 800 x 480 4-inch screen, 5MP camera and 1.3 front facer. Again, the hardware specs aren’t what makes people excited about this device. It is the full 5-row QWERTY keyboard that is going to be nice for many to have.

It isn’t a super phone by any means, but for those users out there that are looking for or need a 5-row QWERTY device but also want some power behind it, this would be much nicer than T-Mobile’s myTouch line. For a T-Mobile customer this is looking pretty good. We all would have liked to see something the Epic 4G Touch land, but that is a Sprint deal. Sorry.

Source: Tmonews

 

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