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Measures 2.3.0 – major update of conversion utility with iPhone5 support

Measures – Unit and Currency Converter  
Developer: Michael Neuwert  
Price: $0.99   Download

Neuwert-Media proudly presents a major update of their popular unit and currency conversion utility for iOS devices – Measures. Measures is designed with a focus on usability. The range of conversions offered can suit everybody from a college student to a seasoned engineer or scientist. Travelers might find currency and clothes / shoes sizes conversions very useful. Version 2.3.0 available from today adds support for iPhone 5 gorgeous 4-inch screen as well as few new features and units.

Features:
* Intuitive user interface with changeable themes
* 40 different categories with total of over 1000 units
* 176 currency and precious metal updated daily
* Search over all units inspired by Spotlight feature in iOS
* Built-in calculator with a set of mathematical functions
* Precision can be controlled on units-category basis
* High configurability: units and whole categories can be sorted or deactivated completely
* Copy and paste support
* UPDATE: Several UI design improvements
* NEW: Combined units (e.g. ft in, lb oz etc.) can be displayed in the result part of the conversion
* NEW: 5 re-programmable favorites buttons on iPhone 5 (4 otherwise)
* NEW: Easier accessible search mode and settings on iPhone5
* NEW: In-app help screen on iPhone5
* NEW: custom URL scheme allowing other apps like Launch Center Pro to control Measures
* Localized in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese languages

Measures – Unit and Currency Converter 2.3.0 is available worldwide through the Apple App Store in the Utilities category. Measures for iPhone costs only $0.99 (USD). Promo codes for purposes can requested. Measures Lite with limited feature-set is a free download. Measures HD is a dedicated iPad version of the same app with some unique features can be downloaded for $1.99. Educational discount is available.

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OUYA Developer Unit Gets Unboxed, People Freak Out Over Developer Unit

Remember OUYA? The crowdfunded Android-based gaming console that took the Kickstarter world by storm back in July? It’s inching closer towards reality, as developer units have begun to ship, prompting the OUYA team to do their own official unboxing for the world to see.  As noted in the video, the developer unit doesn’t ship with [...]

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How would you change Sony’s Xperia U?

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The most exciting things in life, we are told, are measured not by the kilo, but the gram. Is that the case with Sony’s Xperia U? The runt of the company’s mid-year litter has an unspectacular camera, adequate internals and a middling five-hour battery life, and yet somehow, it’s more than the sum of its parts. Combine that with the sheer charm of the unit, and you can’t discount it as just another unexciting Sony phone. You’ve had nearly half a year to live cheek-by-jowl with this handset, so why not tell us what you love, what you loathe and what you’d change?

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Toshiba reveals 13MP CMOS camera sensor, low-light shooting, reduced noise may come natural with it

Japanese multinational electronics company, Toshiba, announced Thursday the existence of its new 13-megapixel CMOS (complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor) camera sensor that promises to bring better low-light shooting minus the noise. Toshiba expects this 1.12 micrometer sensor to become a hit especially for smartphone and mobile device manufacturers. Only a few of the devices nowadays sport considerably high megapixel sensors due to lack of innovation in this field.

Of all handsets released this year, only Nokia 808 PureView features 41MP snapper and majority come with below 15MP sensors even high-end devices. Toshiba’s innovation may not be put to waste and while it could be the first to use the CMOS for its own devices, its per-unit price may not hurt OEMs if they, too, will package it with their devices.

The “new CMOS image sensor created with on-circuit color noise reduction lowers pixel noise and improves image quality on smartphones, mobile devices,” according to Toshiba. Revealing the technology it used to produce the sensor, it reportedly “implemented back side illumination (BSI) technology and integrated color noise reduction (CNR) to develop its newest CMOS image sensor that fits into an 8.5mm x 8.5mm size camera module and enables high-quality pictures even in low-light conditions.”

The company took into consideration that manufacturers are trying to produce smaller and thinner devices, so it also reduced the pixel size of image sensors. Having done so, the company knew image qualities would be greatly impacted, so it developed a CMOS camera sensor to address such issue. To package it all, Toshiba offers a 13-megapixel camera sensor that brings along smaller pixels than any typical sensors available in the market today.

“The miniaturization of pixel size reduces the amount of light entering into the pixel which impacts image quality. Toshiba addresses the challenge of pixel miniaturization with its newest CMOS image sensor,” said Andrew Burt, vice president of the Analog and Imaging Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC.

Toshiba 13MP camera sensor samples will be made available in December. It will be marketed at a price of $20 per unit. Toshiba is trying to acquire a bigger piece of the pie in the mobile market. It’s just a matter of time before we can see new Toshiba devices sporting the new sensor.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II Unit Sales Reach 5 Million Worldwide

Nearly a month after the Galaxy Note II’s launch, the device racked up 3 million units in sale worldwide. It’s definitely not a surprise, but only a few weeks later that number skyrocketed from 3 million to a whopping 5 million units sold worldwide. While that number isn’t even close to the 20+ million units the Galaxy S III sold, it is quickly picking up speed. These numbers are bound to skyrocket as the holiday buying season has just begun, especially when one considers that the Galaxy Note II is available on just about every major carrier in the United States (including some minor ones). When consumers see the Note II’s initial success, that is also bound to trigger more interest in the device.

Samsung has released a statement saying that the Note II has been outpacing its predecessor in sales this far, which is no surprise. CEO of Samsung Mobile JK Shin previously indicated a sales goal of 20 million units for the Galaxy Note II, much like the Samsung Galaxy S III.

At the end of Samsung’s new press release, they’ve noted that that plan on continuing to innovate, which is no surprise. It does make you wonder what else the company has up their sleeves though. I personally think that the Samsung Galaxy S IV is going to be something that will blow consumers away.

Has anyone gotten themselves a Galaxy Note II yet? Are you impressed in the device? Do these new statistics surprise you at all?

Sound off in the comments below!

source: Android Central

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Beach Buggy Blitz Gets Updated To Support Not Just Tegra Devices, But “Most Modern Android Devices”

 

If you’re a fan of games from Vector Unit like Shine Runner, then you’ll want to grab Beach Buggy Blitz as soon as possible. What was once a Tegra-exclusive game, the latest Beach Buggy Blitz update now brings compatibility to all—well “most modern Android devices”— meaning most of of you will be able to get in on the sweet action. In addition, the latest update will bring some bug fixes and in the spirit of Halloween, a new “Grim Rod” car and two spooky new characters.

The update is about 44MB in size, so it’s by no means small, but definitely worth it. Hit the Play Store link or scan the QR code to grab the game today.

 

 

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Beach Buggy Blitz updated, sheds Tegra exclusivity in the process

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Vector Unit, developers of such titles as Riptide GP and Shine Runner really outdid themselves with their latest title Beach Buggy Blitz. A completely free, yet completely amazing game, the only downside was that you needed a Tegra device to play it. Well, everyone else now has cause to celebrate. The latest update to Beach Buggy Blitz brings it to non-Tegra devices. 

Compatible with "most modern Android devices," you'll still need to try it for yourselves to be sure. But, since it's free, that's not too much of a hassle. 

For those of you who've been playing Beach Buggy Blitz for a while, there's some additional treats on board. As we approach Halloween, we get 2 new characters and a special, Grim Rod, car available too. There's also a coin doubler added to the in game purchases, along with a smattering of performance and bug fixes. 

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Beach Buggy Blitz Drops Tegra Exclusivity, Gets Halloween-Themed Update

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When it came out early last month, Beach Buggy Blitz was one of an increasing number of Tegra-exclusive titles to hit the Play Store, which understandably upset some people. Namely, those people without Tegra devices (what a great excuse to buy a Nexus 7, though).

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Now, the game has gone for a wider audience, and is available for most modern, high-end phones. The only specific handsets named are the Galaxy S III / II and One series, but there are obviously plenty of others that should be able to handle Buggy Blitz.

The update for non-Tegra compatibility also brings a Halloween theme to the game, which adds the “Grim Rod” car and two new drivers.

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Google Play Movies & TV App Now Available For Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV Unit

 

Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV owners are in for a special treat. Google has announced its Movies & TV app is now available for the Sony unit, which allows owners of the device to (finally) watch various movies and shows at their heart’s content. All we need now is for the app to appear on more Google TV boxes— but alas, one thing at a time we suppose. If you’re an owner of the device, head on over to the source links for more details– but don’t blame us if you lose time and/or productivity from watching all your favorite items.

source: Google TV+
via: Android Central


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HTC will give you a urBeats headset if you trade in your iPhone and buy an HTC One X


Are you ready to part ways with your used iPhone? If so, HTC is willing to make a deal with you. The Taiwanese manufacturer no longer bundles Beats headphones with their devices, but it is offering a urBeats headset (worth $99) if you trade in your used iPhone when you buy an HTC One X (read our HTC One X review).

All iPhone versions are eligible, so if you have an old 1st-gen iPhone laying around this might be an enticing deal for you. The unit simply has to be in working conditions and can’t have any type of screen damage.

This offer won’t be as enticing if you happen to have a newer device, like an iPhone 4s, as you can sell one of those for much more than $99. But if you have an older iPhone or simply don’t want to go through the complications of selling the device, you can jump on this deal by heading to HTC’ trade up page and filling out the form.

So what do you say? Would you trade in your used iPhone for some quality Beats headphones? Are you even a fan of Beats products?


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[Video Review] Beach Buggy Blitz From Vector Unit

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Recently, Vector Unit – the team behind Riptide GP and Shine Runnerreleased a new game called Beach Buggy Blitz. This one is slightly different than VU’s previous offerings, as it leaves the boat/hovercraft racing behind and takes to the beach for a fun, whimsical spin in a buggy.

We’ve been playing around with this game since its release and are pretty impressed so far. Here’s a look at what you can expect from BBB.

Editor’s Note: This is the first post from Tim Schofield – better known as QBKing77 – here at AP. Welcome him!

The game is free in the Play Store, but is currently only available on Tegra 2/3 devices.

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3G Vita headed to Canada via Rogers on Oct. 2, Canadian gamers remain non-plussed

Despite having launched elsewhere in the world already, Sony’s 3G PlayStation Vita is heading north to Canada with help from Rogers Communications this October. Beyond the usual features of the Vita, the 3G model offers access to various social networks while on-the-go, as well as a handful of games that support asynchronous multiplayer via 3G. Mostly, though, it just offers a $50 bump to the usual Vita price of $250 (at least in the US). In Canada, however, the 3G version is getting bundled with Gravity Rush and Unit 13, and the whole shebang is launching on October 2 for $299.99. It’s unclear how much the unit will cost as a standalone (or if it’s even being offered that way), but we’ve asked Sony Canada for more info. 3G plans with Rogers run $15 and $30 for 30-day packages bundling 250MB or 5GB data streams, respectively.

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Android Community Beach Buggy Blitz Tablet Giveaway

An awesome new game has just cruised into the Google Play Store and NVIDIA TegraZone and it’s called Beach Buggy Blitz from Vector Unit. If that sounds familiar it’s because they brought us two addicting racing games in Riptide GP and Shine Runner. Yesterday this awesome game was released and to help celebrate we are doing another one of our awesome Tegra tablet giveaways thanks to NVIDIA and Vector Unit. Read on below for your chance at a Nexus 7 tablet or the ASUS Transformer Prime and keyboard dock.

Just like a few other awesome games as of late this awesomely addicting game with fun levels and lifelike graphics is an exclusive to the NVIDIA Tegra 3 set of devices. Using the power of the Tegra 3 the graphics come to life, water ripples across your screen and the entire environment is destructible and amazing. The game is essentially something like Mario Kart for mobile only the graphics are better, the music is fun and upbeat, and you can play for hours on the couch. The developers from Vector Unit describe this awesome game as this:

Drive your hot-rod beach buggy as far as you can into the uncharted depths of a mysterious tropical island. Swerve and smash through a gorgeously detailed and completely destructible world packed with Tiki statues, grass shacks, giant crabs and lava monsters. Explore sun-swept beaches, secret cave shortcuts, fog-shrouded swamps and temples, and erupting volcanoes in an action-packed quest of discovery and mayhem!”

Sounds pretty fun right? Before we get started on the Giveaway details you’ll want to take a peek at our hands-on video with Beach Buggy Blitz below.

The game is available right this minute over at the Google Play Store, and the NVIDIA TegraZone as usual. If you are interested you’ll want to run down and give it a try today. Then for those that don’t have a Tegra 3 device to enjoy this awesome new NVIDIA exclusive we’ll be giving away three brand new tablets.

Yup, you have a chance at one of 3 tablets this week. We will be offering up two Google Nexus 7 16GB tablets, as well as one ASUS Transformer Prime and keyboard dock combo to give to a few lucky readers. If you’ve been eying an Android tablet you can’t go wrong with a Tegra 3 powered one so take a chance and enjoy the giveaway by following the details below.

Rules:
It’s quite simple – all you’ve got to do is show your NVIDIA love:

1. Head to [this Android Community forums post] — and if you don’t yet have an account, register here.

2. Comment on your favorite NVIDIA Tegra 2 or Tegra 3 device on the market, your favorite TegraZone game, or a game you’d love to see come to Android. These can be games and devices that are out now or will be out soon – and you can find a vast collection of both [here in our Tegra hub] and be sure to say WHY you love or want it!

3. Sit back and cross your fingers!

This giveaway starts on Friday, September 7th, 2012 and runs until Friday, Sept. 14th at midnight. We’ll pick a collection of our favorite entries and from that set we’ll choose three winners at random – we’ll announce the winners on Monday, September 17th in the forums and right here in this original giveaway post!

Competition is open to residents of the US only, over the age of 18. One entry per person. Family members of NVIDIA, ASUS, Google, Vector Unit, and SlashGear/Android Community are not permitted to enter. Competition entries are only accepted via the specified Android Community forum post; entries left in the comments section of this or any other post will not be recognized.

The winners will be contacted by an Android Community/SlashGear staff member IN THE FORUMS upon being selected and will be expected to respond to that staff member; they will be expected to respond within 24 hours else their prize may be forfeit and another winner selected.

Editors decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners agree that their name and details of their entry may be used for promotional purposes by, but not limited to Android Community, SlashGear, NVIDIA, and Vector Unit.

Prizes consist of two 16GB Google Nexus 7 tablets, and a Transformer TF201 Prime tablet and keyboard and that’s it! There are no other alternative for prize winners unless this prizes become unavailable, in which case Android Community reserves the right to substitute another prize of equal or greater value. Giveaway provided by SlashGear/Android Community. Prizes provided by NVIDIA and Vector Unit. Any questions regarding this giveaway should be directed to giveaway [AT] slashgear.com.


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Motorola DROID RAZR M Unboxing and First Look

Motorola announced the DROID RAZR M on Wednesday in a press event that took place in NYC. We all watched the event live and then talked about it throughout a number of posts. But today, a unit arrived for me to dive into in a more intimate setting. So since we are out of the hustle [...]

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Featured Play Store Review: Hands on with Beach Buggy Blitz [Racing]

For those of you that own a Nexus 7 or any other Android device with a Tegra CPU, we have another great game for you. This one just came out today and it’s called Beach Buggy Blitz by Vector Unit. If you’re not familiar with Vector Unit, they are the ones who brought us Riptide GP and Shine Runner. From the name, it’s obvious that it’s about racing and the beach. This racer is what we call an “infinite racer.” This means you won’t find a bunch of different tracks. You simply race and explore until your time is up. The longer you race the more you see and the cooler it gets. There are a number of caves, volcanoes, jumps, and temples. As to obstacles, you won’t find a shortage here. You will have to deal with Tiki statues, grass shacks, giant crabs, lava monsters, and even rolling boulders as a result of erupting volcanoes.

To help you out, you can race through coins (as in collect them) to use for upgrades such as better vehicles, drivers, and power-ups. For those of you that don’t like to spend money, you can eventually unlock everything the game has to offer without spending a dime, but if you want to speed things up (no pun intended) you can spend a few bucks.

If you like racing games, you will love Beach Buggy Blitz. The graphics and gameplay are great and it’s very addicting. They added enough features and made it simple enough to satisfy everyone. For controls, you can use motion, touch, or even a game controller for the full console effect. As to the game, since there aren’t a bunch of tracks to learn, the casual gamer can have a blast. Hardcores will still find it fun because there is still so much to explore, but it won’t be as daunting to casual gamers.

Beach Buggy Blitz is only available for Tegra devices and those of you that have a Tegra 3 device will enjoy extra special effects like motion blur, lens splash, dynamic headlights in caves, and real-time rendered car shadows. Here are are some pictures showing you the differences (click on images to enlarge):

 

If you don’t own a Tegra device, don’t fret because Vector Unit will be releasing a version to satisfy all in the coming weeks.

Check out our hands on video and hit one of the download links below to get started.

 

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Beach Buggy Blitz released to TegraZone and hands-on

The folks at Vector Unit have done it again with a racing game that’s ready to roll with your NVIDIA Tegra 3 device with advanced graphics and next-level physics galore. You’ll be working with water ripples and live rendered shadows, beach blasting smashes and swift kicks to your retinas as you roll through level after level of fabulous fun. You’ll be able to play this game on your Nexus 7 tablet, your HTC One X smartphone, or any other device you’ve got that runs both Android and an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor under the hood starting immediately if not soon!

Inside you’ve got a game made to bring you through a smashing set of environments that are essentially entirely destructible. You’ll blast through Tiki statues, you’ll push up the lava monsters, and you’ll swoosh through the shacks. This game is tilt-friendly as well as 3rd party Bluetooth controller friendly, as well, so remember to play to your strengths.

Make sure you hit up the shortcuts, take note of the vibrant details, and stick to the track – unless you’re going to be tunneling through the side-roads, of course. All of this is ready to roll today on the TegraZone and the Google Play app store – and we’ve got another treat ready for you in celebration as well: several tablet packages – a giveaway for you! Stay tuned to Android Community later today as we announce our collaboration with NVIDIA and Vector Unit to bring you your very own Tegra 3 device over the next week!

Until then, think about all the fabulous Beach Buggy Blitz you’ll be playing on your next-level tablet you’re about to own. NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor powers the next generation of Android tablets and brings you the gaming fire with the TegraZone – more popping up soon! UPDATE: The game will appear with Vector Unit’s other games in the Google Play app store once it’s ready for action!

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Beach Buggy Blitz for Tegra devices is totally tubular, man (and totally free)

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If you're the proud owner of a Tegra device there's a great new game you have to try, Beach Buggy Blitz. The folks at Vector Unit (the same people who brought us Shine Runner and Riptide GP) have really outdone themselves with this one. 

In Beach Buggy Blitz, you're tasked with driving from waypoint to waypoint, in an endless driving game. Along the way you'll find coins, which you can use to buy power ups and new equipment, all sorts of destructible scenery (carnage is fun), and a beautifully rendered environment. The effects, physics, and gameplay take full advantage of Nvidia's Tegra extensions, for one of the funnest driving games to ever hit Android.

It's addictive, and it's harder than it looks. While you're power sliding around corners, and laying waste to crabs and tiki torches, the clock is ticking. If you can't make it to the waypoint before the timer runs out, your game is done and you have to start all over again.

Right now the game is for Tegra devices only, but Vector has plans to bring it to other devices "soon". If you're like me and bought a Tegra device to play great games, you just found one. Grab it from Google Play through the link above, it's free (with in-app purchases for coins if you like). There's also a quick video of the game in action after the break.

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[New Game] Vector Unit’s Beach Buggy Blitz Is Exclusive To Tegra Devices For Now

unnamed (2)If you’re not familiar with Vector Unit, you should be – they’re responsible for such Android racing hits as Riptide GP and Shine Runner. Their latest title, Beach Buggy Blitz, has the player racing through a pristine tropical wonderland. You’ll see white beaches, verdant forests and adorable local wildlife, all of which will be crushed under the tires of your 4-wheel-drive PETA-punisher of choice. Like Shine Runner, there are no opponents – just get the best time. Powerups augment multiple vehicles and racers for a surprisingly complete experience. Those of you who aren’t fans of touchscreen controls will be glad to know that Beach Buggy Blitz supports tilt controls and external gamepads.

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Verizon Galaxy S3 Receiving Update to VRLG1, Includes New Kernel and Dumbed Down Search

  If you are having issues with your Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon, and take it in for a replacement, you will receive a unit that has been updated with new software I535VRLG1 (left screenshot). The update includes a new kernel, but more importantly, we are hearing that it dumbs down the search functionality of [...]

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DROID Incredible 4G LTE Unboxing and Overview

Our DROID Incredible 4G LTE review unit arrived this morning from Verizon, so we decided to take it for a quick spin to get you all caught up on it, again. I say “again” because this is the third or fourth time that we have had our hands on this phone in the last two [...]

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Something else Apple can sue Samsung for: Galaxy S3 suffers small explosion

The Samsung Galaxy S3 seems to be a fine device quality wise, but there appears to be at least one extremely faulty unit out there. Dillon, who goes by dillo2k10 on the interwarbs, sat and watched as his Galaxy S3 suffered a small explosion in his car.

The device apparently let out a small, white flame, then let out an unsettling, yet harmless bang to top it all off. This effectively killed the radios inside but everything else, such as the display, seemed to be working fine for him.

Let’s hope this is an isolated issue and that we don’t have an exploding Galaxy S3 pandemic sweeping the globe. Hit the source link for more photos. [Boards.ie, thanks Joel!]


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Galaxy S III torn down, found to have smartphone parts inside

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Now stop us if you've heard this one before, but here's the Samsung Galaxy S III, stripped to its guts. And guess what! There are smartphone parts inside! But, hey, you get a cool look at the Exynos processor up close (processor pr0n!), and note how the glass is actually connected to the frame of the phone. That's gonna make replacing a broken one veddy expensive, we gather. Also interesting is that iFixit notes how the camera is "basically the same unit found in the iPhone 4S."

The big question we've got at this point is how different will the U.S. versions end up looking?

Source: Chipworks, via iFixit

 

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Amazon once again offering refurbished Kindle Fire for $139

Amazon has replenished its stock of refurbished Kindle Fire units and is once again offering them for a steal of a price. For the next 16 hours (or until sold out) the online retailer is offering the certified in working order tablets for $139, a savings of $30 off the normal price of a refurbished unit (and $60 off a new one). The price includes the same one-year warranty you get with a new one. The same deal was offered a little over a month ago and sold out quickly, so you’ll want to act fast if you want to grab the Kindle Fire at this bargain price.

[Amazon via TalkAndroid]


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RIM Previews Blackberry 10, Someone Kang the Keyboard Now

Blackberry World is in full swing this morning and to kick it off, RIM teased us with the future of their OS in Blackberry 10. In the video, you can see the oS running on their new developer unit which essentially looks like a Playbook, but as a phone. While it may be a while [...]

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DROID RAZR Test Unit Up for Bid on eBay, is It Unlockable Though?

A DROID RAZR test unit has appeared up for bid on eBay yesterday and you can imagine the excitement it caused in the dev community. Could this be an unlockable device? Many test units are, but since the seller claims to have no knowledge of “how unlocking works,” there is no guarantee that it will [...]

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AT&T HTC One X release date moved to May 6, Best Buy tells customer in e-mail

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Folks in the U.S. are waiting with bated breath for a release date of the HTC One X on AT&T. And while we need to stress that nothing's official until AT&T says it is, Best Buy apparently has sent at least one customer an e-mail saying the release date for a preordered One X has changed to May  6, 2012. The e-mail also gives us a SKU (that's stock-keeping unit — an internal ID number for retail products) for the AT&T One X, but a quick trip to Best Buy's site comes up negative on that front. (You've been able to preorder in stores, though.)  It's possible that Best Buy just got a little ahead of itself here, and we're told no initial release date was given when the One X was preordered. Here's to hoping we hear from AT&T soon.

More: HTC One X forums; Thanks, Miguel!

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Asus updates Transformer Prime TF201 software

The Asus UK team has just issued word that a new OS update for its TF201 Transformer Prime Android tablet has launched here this afternoon, with the over-the-air notifications apparently out and about right now.

Asus doesn’t yet have a changelog for this latest Transformer update, but it has at least given us an image of the new software actually downloading on their test unit:

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And we’ve certainly never seen anything that exciting before. Asus is promising a changelog before the end of the day. We’ll paste it up here if it’s got anything of note in it, although early user comments seem to indicate it’s only a modest bug-fixer.

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Motorola announces the MOTOACTV in Chile

MotoACTV

While the MotoACTV may have been released in some parts of the world a few months ago, Motorola is continuing their rollout of the device to various parts of the world. Today Motorola has announced they will be bringing their fitness band to Chile next. The MotoACTV has recently been updated to bring some additional features to the unit, all of which will now be able to be enjoyed in even more parts of the world. Full press release after the break.

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Sony Restructures Mobile Unit With PC Group, Bert Nordberg Seems To Be Everywhere But Sony

Sony has announced a new initiative called “One Sony”. Not to be confused with HTC’s One line of smartphones, Sony’s “One Sony” strategy is about having the same consumer facing message across all of their core technologies and hopefully grabbing consumers across each line. In other words they want to push customers to use a Sony Android phone, Sony Playstation system, Sony Vita and Sony PC.  It’s a lofty goal but Sony’s new CEO Kazuo Hirai seems to think it will work.

Hirai is credited across the globe as the man who put the original Playstation and the Playstation II in the hands of so many consumers. Hirai has merged the Sony Mobile Communications unit with the Vaio PC unit. Hirai is hoping that as described above you’ll have a Sony phone, tablet and laptop. They plan on connecting platforms across all devices for seamless experiences that improve productivity.

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A Sony Electronics person Kunimasa Suzuki, has been appointed “Officer in Charge of User Experience” which encompasses all of the “One Sony” strategy.  But unwiredview’s Vlad Bobleanta has a great point. Where is former Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg in all this. It was reported that after the transaction finished to bring Sony’s mobile division back under the Sony umbrella Nordberg would still be on top. There have been no reports that he’s left the company however, Suzuki is taking what presumably was Nordberg’s job.

Nordberg is sitting as the Chairman of Danish wind turbine maker Vestas. Also, Stockholm Sweden based NOTE AB is voting on Nordberg getting a board position on their board as well. However nothing has been said about Nordberg’s position at Sony Mobile Communications.

We’ll wait and see if this shake up at Sony will finally put their smartphone division on the right track. Sony is of course known for creating the mobile music market via the cassette playing Sony Walkman. They also led innovation in the portable cd player space with the discman. Sony had some success when Palm OS PDA’s were popular in the late 90′s with their stylish Clie devices.

Sony smartphones have done well in other parts of the world, however they never caught on quite as well in the United States. Even the Sony Xperia Play (Which we saw blown up in a microwave today) didn’t do as well as some thought it would. After great fanfare it lugged out of the gate after a delayed launch on Verizon Wireless that pitted it up with 2 4G/LTE devices on the same launch day last summer.

source: unwiredview

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Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the Woot deal of the day, $320 with included SD card reader

Looking for a great deal on an Android tablet? Check out woot.com’s latest daily deal. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is available today for only $319.99 (plus $5 shipping). Woot is even throwing in the Galaxy Tab SD card adaptor. It is important to note that you will be buying a refurbished unit, but you hopefully won’t have to worry about any leftover data from the previous owner. If you’re looking for a quick chuckle, be sure to check out the description.

[via Woot | Thanks, killa357]


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