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Benchmark listing provides further evidence for more Galaxy Note tablets

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If you were paying particularly close attention to upcoming Galaxy Note rumors around late October, you may recall that a Samsung "GT-N5110" device appeared in a DLNA certification listing. This prompted speculation of a possible 7-9-inch Galaxy Note variant, on account of Samsung's naming scheme for Note devices. (The original international Note was GT-N7000, the Note 2 is GT-N7100 and the Note 10.1 is GT-N8000.)

Today there's further evidence to suggest more Galaxy Note tablets are in the works. A GLBenchmark listing for a Samsung GT-N5100 has appeared, indicating a device running Android 4.1.2 on a 1.6GHz Exynos 4412 processor — same as the Galaxy Note 2. The screen resolution of 1280×800 also hints at a tablet device rather than a new phone, and the firmware version (N5100XXALL3) indicates something built during the month of December. These details wouldn't be impossible to fabricate, but the consistency seen here suggests to us that this is in fact a real device.

Samsung's naming scheme points to GT-N5110 and GT-N5100 being different variations of the same device. Typically, tablets with model numbers ending in 00 are Wifi-plus-cellular options, while those ending in 10 are Wifi-only. For example, the Wifi-only Note 10.1 is GT-N8110, while the Wifi-plus-3G version is GT-N8100.

Unfortunately there's no information as to what form this device will take, though a 7-inch tablet would fit quite elegantly between the existing 5.5-inch Note 2 and 10.1-inch Note 10.1. It's possible we might learn more about this device at CES in a couple of weeks, but given Samsung's track record, we think an unveiling at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in late February is more likely. Whatever happens, we'll be at both shows, and we'll keep you posted on any further developments.

Source: GLBenchmark; via: SamMobile

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EE Confirms It Will Carry The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE And Nexus 7 Tablets

 

What do you do if you’re EE and have an ever-growing 4G LTE network to tout? You announce the availability of some new devices of course. EE has gone ahead and announced its plans to sell the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and a Nexus 7 + 4G Mifi bundle. While the prices aren’t exactly competitive, EE has different price options & data bundles for both devices:

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE

  • £25.99 monthly and £249.99 upfront for 3GB
  • £30.99 monthly and £199.99 upfront for 5GB
  • £35.99 and £99.99 upfront for 8GB

 

Nexus 7 (likely the Wifi-only version) + Huawei E589 LTE Mifi

  • £25.99 monthly and £49.99 upfront for 3GB
  • £30.99 monthly and £29.99 upfront for 5GB
  • £35.99 monthly and £25.99 upfront for 8GB

Keep in mind that should any prospective customer go for either device, they will be locked into a 2-year contract and all of those pounds would indeed add up in the long run. Still— EE’s announcement is rather encouraging as it shows that the wireless carrier is really committed to giving its super-fast 4G network even more exposure.

source: Android Central

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EE Confirms It Will Carry The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE And Nexus 7 Tablets

 

What do you do if you’re EE and have an ever-growing 4G LTE network to tout? You announce the availability of some new devices of course. EE has gone ahead and announced its plans to sell the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and a Nexus 7 + 4G Mifi bundle. While the prices aren’t exactly competitive, EE has different price options & data bundles for both devices:

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE

  • £25.99 monthly and £249.99 upfront for 3GB
  • £30.99 monthly and £199.99 upfront for 5GB
  • £35.99 and £99.99 upfront for 8GB

 

Nexus 7 (likely the Wifi-only version) + Huawei E589 LTE Mifi

  • £25.99 monthly and £49.99 upfront for 3GB
  • £30.99 monthly and £29.99 upfront for 5GB
  • £35.99 monthly and £25.99 upfront for 8GB

Keep in mind that should any prospective customer go for either device, they will be locked into a 2-year contract and all of those pounds would indeed add up in the long run. Still— EE’s announcement is rather encouraging as it shows that the wireless carrier is really committed to giving its super-fast 4G network even more exposure.

source: Android Central

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EE Confirms It Will Carry The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE And Nexus 7 Tablets

 

What do you do if you’re EE and have an ever-growing 4G LTE network to tout? You announce the availability of some new devices of course. EE has gone ahead and announced its plans to sell the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and a Nexus 7 + 4G Mifi bundle. While the prices aren’t exactly competitive, EE has different price options & data bundles for both devices:

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE

  • £25.99 monthly and £249.99 upfront for 3GB
  • £30.99 monthly and £199.99 upfront for 5GB
  • £35.99 and £99.99 upfront for 8GB

 

Nexus 7 (likely the Wifi-only version) + Huawei E589 LTE Mifi

  • £25.99 monthly and £49.99 upfront for 3GB
  • £30.99 monthly and £29.99 upfront for 5GB
  • £35.99 monthly and £25.99 upfront for 8GB

Keep in mind that should any prospective customer go for either device, they will be locked into a 2-year contract and all of those pounds would indeed add up in the long run. Still— EE’s announcement is rather encouraging as it shows that the wireless carrier is really committed to giving its super-fast 4G network even more exposure.

source: Android Central

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EE Confirms It Will Carry The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE And Nexus 7 Tablets

 

What do you do if you’re EE and have an ever-growing 4G LTE network to tout? You announce the availability of some new devices of course. EE has gone ahead and announced its plans to sell the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and a Nexus 7 + 4G Mifi bundle. While the prices aren’t exactly competitive, EE has different price options & data bundles for both devices:

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE

  • £25.99 monthly and £249.99 upfront for 3GB
  • £30.99 monthly and £199.99 upfront for 5GB
  • £35.99 and £99.99 upfront for 8GB

 

Nexus 7 (likely the Wifi-only version) + Huawei E589 LTE Mifi

  • £25.99 monthly and £49.99 upfront for 3GB
  • £30.99 monthly and £29.99 upfront for 5GB
  • £35.99 monthly and £25.99 upfront for 8GB

Keep in mind that should any prospective customer go for either device, they will be locked into a 2-year contract and all of those pounds would indeed add up in the long run. Still— EE’s announcement is rather encouraging as it shows that the wireless carrier is really committed to giving its super-fast 4G network even more exposure.

source: Android Central

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EE Confirms It Will Carry The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE And Nexus 7 Tablets

 

What do you do if you’re EE and have an ever-growing 4G LTE network to tout? You announce the availability of some new devices of course. EE has gone ahead and announced its plans to sell the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and a Nexus 7 + 4G Mifi bundle. While the prices aren’t exactly competitive, EE has different price options & data bundles for both devices:

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE

  • £25.99 monthly and £249.99 upfront for 3GB
  • £30.99 monthly and £199.99 upfront for 5GB
  • £35.99 and £99.99 upfront for 8GB

 

Nexus 7 (likely the Wifi-only version) + Huawei E589 LTE Mifi

  • £25.99 monthly and £49.99 upfront for 3GB
  • £30.99 monthly and £29.99 upfront for 5GB
  • £35.99 monthly and £25.99 upfront for 8GB

Keep in mind that should any prospective customer go for either device, they will be locked into a 2-year contract and all of those pounds would indeed add up in the long run. Still— EE’s announcement is rather encouraging as it shows that the wireless carrier is really committed to giving its super-fast 4G network even more exposure.

source: Android Central

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EE Confirms It Will Carry The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE And Nexus 7 Tablets

 

What do you do if you’re EE and have an ever-growing 4G LTE network to tout? You announce the availability of some new devices of course. EE has gone ahead and announced its plans to sell the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and a Nexus 7 + 4G Mifi bundle. While the prices aren’t exactly competitive, EE has different price options & data bundles for both devices:

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE

  • £25.99 monthly and £249.99 upfront for 3GB
  • £30.99 monthly and £199.99 upfront for 5GB
  • £35.99 and £99.99 upfront for 8GB

 

Nexus 7 (likely the Wifi-only version) + Huawei E589 LTE Mifi

  • £25.99 monthly and £49.99 upfront for 3GB
  • £30.99 monthly and £29.99 upfront for 5GB
  • £35.99 monthly and £25.99 upfront for 8GB

Keep in mind that should any prospective customer go for either device, they will be locked into a 2-year contract and all of those pounds would indeed add up in the long run. Still— EE’s announcement is rather encouraging as it shows that the wireless carrier is really committed to giving its super-fast 4G network even more exposure.

source: Android Central

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Wifi-only Galaxy Note 10.1 gets Jelly Bean, starting in Germany

Android Central

Hot on the heels of the Wifi and HSPA+ Galaxy Note 10.1, the Wifi-only model (GT-N8010) is today receiving its update to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. The over-the-air update package, which tips the scales at around 300MB, is now rolling out to Wifi-only Note 10.1 tablets in Germany. As is always the case with Samsung updates, other territories are likely to follow in the days and weeks ahead.

The Android 4.1.1 update for the Note 10.1 introduces well-known Jelly Bean features like expandable notifications, Google Now and "Project Butter" performance tweaks, along with "Premium Suite" enhancements from Samsung. These include a re-vamped multi-window feature with support for windowed apps, as well as "easy clip" for capturing areas of the screen, and a redesigned S Note app.

If you're seeing the update notification waiting on your Galaxy Note 10.1 this morning, hit the comments let us know how the upgrade's going for you.

Source: XDA, SamMobile

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Verizon to carry the Samsung Galaxy Camera according to the FCC

For a while it looked like AT&T might have been the only place to buy a Samsung Galaxy Camera. The Android-powered point-and-shoot isn’t even available in WiFi-only models via retail stores yet, but it looks like another carrier is about to join in on the fun. The FCC has seemingly approved a version of the camera with Verizon’s 4G LTE radios inside.

Even AT&T’s version is HSPA+ only so we’re sure Verizon will use that fact to its advantage when marketing the device here in the states. The company’s 3G network might not be enough to handle the many high resolution photos users are bound to upload and share over the course of their ownership with the device, so we’re glad no expenses have been spared in that regard.

Big Red’s model number looks to be EK-GC120 so there’s little doubt that this is just some slight variant on AT&T’s part, and the 700MHz spectrum LTE radios inside all but confirm its approach to Verizon’s store shelves. Unfortunately we’re still relatively early as this is the first word of Verizon even looking to carry the device.

There’s no telling when they might be looking to launch it, but even when keeping in mind minor production changes to add Verizon branding, Verizon-specific software and the company’s 4G LTE radios we’d say it won’t take long until we reach marketable status. We’d love to see it out before Christmas, but don’t hang your hat on that. For now, just sit back and keep a close ear to the street as we try and pinpoint the date of its arrival.


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Huawei MediaPad 10 Link shows up with WiFi and Bluetooth certifications

Huawei looks to be readying their next 10-inch Android slate, according to documents filed with the WiFi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG. Dubbed the MediaPad 10 Link, Huawei was even nice enough to include a picture of the tablet. While the majority of specs remain unknown, the new 10-inch MediaPad looks to carry over the high-definition IPS display of its predecessor.

Three different model numbers have surfaced for the device (S10-201w, S10-201U, and S10-202U), which likely designate the various connectivity configurations that will be available. Expect a WiFi-only model and a couple of cellular data-enabled versions.

The overall appearance of the slate keeps in line with the MediaPad 10 FHD, which we reviewed earlier this year. The best guess is we are either looking at the direct followup to that particular tablet or a low-cost take on the original setup, nixing some of the device’s high-end features (the presence of the HD display might suggest otherwise). Unless it’s announced sooner, the MediaPad 10 Link could be barreling toward a CES 2013 debut.

[via NotebookItalia]


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Amazon Kindle Fire sales rocket for Black Friday

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We reported just last week that Amazon were slashing the prices of their Kindle range for Black Friday, and it seems things have paid off for them. Kindle sales this weekend have been triple compared to previous Black Friday's, the retailer today announced. With the 7-inch tablet market bursting at the seams, it will be interesting to see if we get some sales figures from Google regarding its competing Nexus 7, now that we have both Wifi-only and 3G flavors available. (In October, ASUS said the tablet moved 1 million units.)

Whichever tablet floats your boat, there's no denying that a Kindle Fire for £99 is possibly bargain of the year. This offer finishes today, so if you want to take advantage, you had better get your order in quick.

You can catch the full press release below.

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Nexus 7 3G back in stock on UK Google Play Store

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It didn't sell out quite as quickly as Nexus 4 and 10, but the 3G/HSPA version of the Nexus 7 was nevertheless unavailable from the UK Google Play Store shortly after it went on sale. Now the tablet's back on sale, and the Play Store listing indicates a standard 3-5 day shipping window for the device.

The 3G Nexus 7 sells for £239 in the UK, and comes with 32GB of storage. The two Wifi-only Nexus 7's are still available to buy from the British Google Play Store too, priced at £159 and £199 for 16 and 32GB storage options respectively. The Nexus 4 remains sold out in the UK Play Store for the time being, though it is available elsewhere. Meanwhile the Nexus 10 is listed with a 2-3 week shipping timeframe.

If anyone's already picked up a 3G Nexus 7 over the past couple of weeks, let us know how you're getting on down in the comments.

Source: Google Play Store; Thanks @MasterPFA!

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Jelly Bean update starts pushing to Wifi Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Android CentralIf you decided to take Samsung up on its bargain basement prices for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Wifi-only edition, then there's some good news for you this Thanksgiving morn. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Wifi-only 7-inch Tab 2 (GT-P3110) has started pushing out in some territories, starting with France. The update is available through Kies, as well as over-the-air on the device itself. According to SamMobile, the build number you'll want to look out for is XXCLK5.

The update to Jelly Bean will give Tab 2 owners the chance to experience improved performance thanks to Android 4.1's "Project Butter" software enhancements, as well as enabling predictive search capabilities through Google Now.

If you're rocking a Tab 2 in France, head to Settings > About device > Software updates to see if yours is ready. Other territories are likely to follow in the weeks ahead.

Source: SamMobile

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Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Starts Shipping Today for $299, in Stores Tomorrow

Amazon’s newest tablet, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, starts shipping today. At $299 (for the WiFi version), you get a 8.9″ 1920×1200 display (with 254ppi), TI OMAP4470 dual-core processor, dual stereo Dolby Digital Plus audio speakers, a front facing camera for video chatting, and easy access to all of Amazon’s content. If a WiFi-only model [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Camera now available in the UK

Folks in the UK will be able to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Camera starting today because retailers like Clove and Expansys have made them available for purchase. This device isn’t a phone — bummer, I know — but Samsung has positioned it as the first mainstream point and shoot camera to run Android (Jelly Bean, in case you were wondering).

The specs do rival top-line smartphones, however, as it houses a 1.4GHz quad-core chipset, 1GB of RAM, a 4.8 inch 1280×720 display, 8GB of internal storage with expansion options, HDMI-out and more. It will be compatible with HSPA-enabled networks in case you don’t want to be limited to WiFi-only access.

But that’s not what you’re here for — the most important thing is that camera sensor that looks oh, so awesome. It’s a 16MP sensor that has 21x optical zoom and a pop-up Xenon flash. While some might say the price of this camera is not worth the performance it delivers compared to traditional point-and-shoot cameras in the same price range.

Speaking of price, it’ll come in starting at £399.00 for one, and that doesn’t come with a leather rope tethering you to a two-year contract. The device is available in both black and white, though we understand that black units at some places might not be immediately available for consumption. Expect it to begin shipping November 12th via Clove and around November 18th from Expansys.


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Carphone Warehouse cuts 32GB Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab 2 prices

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UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has announced several tablet price cuts today, including two leading budget Android tablets, the Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. ASUS and Google's newly-launched 32GB Nexus tablet goes on sale from today at £189, £10 cheaper than most retailers, including the UK Google Play Store. Similarly, the Wifi-only, 8GB 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 will go on sale at Carphone Warehouse for £149. That'll get you a dual-core, ICS-based tablet which also boasts a rear camera, unlike the Nexus

In addition, Apple's short-lived third-gen iPad has been cut by £40 to £359. The new Tab 2 prices are live on Carphone's site right now, though both Nexus 7 and iPad remain at their previous price points for the moment.

Carphone Warehouse offers these price reductions as part of its push to "offer the lowest prices on tablets on the high street." With the holidays looming, we're sure to see more competitive deals emerge online and in brick-and-mortar retailers in the weeks ahead.

More: Carphone Warehouse

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Google announces 32GB Nexus 7 with mobile data for $299, available unlocked Nov. 13

Google has announced a series of updates to their Nexus 7 lineup to coincide with the launch of the LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Nexus 10. The biggest addition is the introduction of a mobile data-enabled version of the slate with 32GB of internal storage. The HSPA+ Nexus 7, which is compatible with over 200 service providers worldwide (including AT&T in the US) will launch on November 13th and will retail unlocked for $299.

Additionally, Google has announced a WiFi-only 32GB version of the Nexus 7, which will replace the 16GB model at the $249 price point. The 16GB model will see a price cut to $199, taking over for the 8GB model. As has been seen on numerous retailer websites, the new WiFi models should be available as of today.

To join the discussion on the latest updates to the Nexus 7 line, head on over to the Nexus 7 section of our very own Android Forums. For more info on Google’s latest tablets, including the Nexus 10, as well as the newly launched Nexus 4, head on over to Google’s official announcement post.


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Apple takes on Nexus 7 with iPad Mini

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In San Francisco this afternoon, Apple revealed a new 7.9-inch iPad Mini, based upon the internals of the iPad 2, to an audience of feverish fans. But from an Android perspective, what's most interesting is the stage time given to Google's $199 Nexus 7, which has already seen success in the small form factor tablet space. The Nexus 7 stayed on screen for several minutes while Apple's Phil Schiller took jabs at the device.

Showing the two tablets side-by-side, the Apple VP played up the iPad Mini's advantages in materials, screen size and tablet app ecosystem. However, Apple didn't venture anywhere near Google's tablet when it came to price — the cheapest iPad Mini, a 16GB Wifi-only model, is to sell for $329.99 in the U.S.

Google is widely expected to expand its tablet portfolio next week, with a 32GB Nexus 7 and a new Samsung-built 10-incher, with a 2560×1600 display.

Apple also unveiled a fourth-generation retina iPad, along with new MacBook, Mac Mini and iMac computers.

For more on today's Apple developments, head on over to our sister site iMore.com.

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Motorola Updates Page for Devices Receiving Jelly Bean

Alright Moto friends, it is time to find out if that device you have is going to be receiving some butter. Motorola revised their software update page today, listing the devices that will be receiving some Jelly Bean love. Here is the list:

  • DROID RAZR M (XT907) – before 2013
  • DROID RAZR HD (XT926) — before 2013
  • DROID RAZR MAXX HD (XT926) — before 2013
  • ATRIX HD (MB866)
  • PHOTON Q (XT897)
  • ELECTRIFY 2 (XT881)
  • DROID RAZR (XT912)
  • DROID RAZR MAXX (XT912)
  • DROID 4 (XT894)
  • DROID BIONIC (XT875)
  • MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi-Only (MZ604) — July 2012
  • MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi + 3G/LTE (MZ600/MZ602) — Q4 2012

There you have it. If you device is not on this list, it is time to upgrade that phone. We actually received an email letting us know about the Droid Bionic is FINALLY receiving ICS today. As much as (in my opinion) that device was a failure for Motorola, those of you that have it should be getting the update today or in the next week. Let us know if your Moto phone made the list.

Source: Android Central

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Motorola revises Android software update page for US devices

Hello, Moto

Motorola has once again updated their Android software upgrades page, this time filling in much of the details for U.S. devices and the Jelly Bean rollout. It's a big (and getting confusing) list, so you'll want to be sure to have a look at the source link, but we can pretty much wrap things up with the short version.

These devices are getting, or have received Jelly Bean, and if any time frame was given, it is noted

  • DROID RAZR M (XT907) – before 2013
  • DROID RAZR HD (XT926) — before 2013
  • DROID RAZR MAXX HD (XT926) — before 2013
  • ATRIX HD (MB866)
  • PHOTON Q (XT897)
  • ELECTRIFY 2 (XT881)
  • DROID RAZR (XT912)
  • DROID RAZR MAXX (XT912)
  • DROID 4 (XT894)
  • DROID BIONIC (XT875)
  • MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi-Only (MZ604) — July 2102
  • MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi + 3G/LTE (MZ600/MZ602) — Q4 2012

As of today, if your phone or tablet (U.S. only) is not listed, the Jelly Bean update is not scheduled for you. Of course, Motorola says things are under evaluation, and subject to change.

Again — these updates are for the U.S. only devices. Motorola hasn't updated anything about the rest of the world just yet, but looking at the list above it's pretty easy to come to a conclusion. If your phone was built after the Bionic, you might get Jelly Bean. If not, you can only hope it meets the criteria for Motorola's trade-up program

Feel free to fill the comments with opinions and rage — just don't shoot the messenger.

Source: Motorola. Thanks everyone who sent this in!

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 headed to Canada from Sept. 26

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has been available in the U.S. and Europe since mid-August, but so far the device has yet to appear on Canadian shelves. Today, though, Best Buy Canada has begun listing the device for release in just over a couple of weeks, on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The stylus-toting tablet will retail for C$499.99 for the Wifi-only version. The 3G/HSPA+ version available elsewhere is not yet listed.

Any Canadians tempted by a Note 10.1 at this price point? Shout out in the comments. If you're still on the fence about the tablet, be sure to check our full Galaxy Note 10.1 review.

Source: Best Buy, via: MobileSyrup

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Netflix Updates App To Version 2.0, Adds WiFi-Only Toggle And Not Much Else

unnamed (1)It’s a big day for Netflix: the Android app for both smartphones and tablets has been updated to version 2.0. So with this earth-shattering update to everyone’s favorite streaming service, they’ve added… a WiFi switch. That’s it. It makes sure you won’t use your mobile data while streaming movies or TV shows. There doesn’t seem to be much else to justify a full version bump from 1.8.1.

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Alright, to be fair, there are a few user interface tweaks. You can now get to genres a little quicker via a pop-up menu. And according to the Google Play listing, playback stability has been improved, though a quick look at “The Man Trap” doesn’t show any real difference.

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Sony Xperia Tablet S now shipping in the UK, yours for £329

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Sony’s new Xperia Tablet S, announced last week at IFA 2012 in Berlin, is now available to buy in the UK. The second-generation Sony tablet, which is the first to bear the company’s Xperia branding, includes an NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a substantial helping of Sony multimedia goodies. It also evolves the unconventional “folded magazine” chassis design introduced in last year’s Sony Tablet S.

The 16GB and 32GB Wifi-only Xperia Tablet S models are now available to buy from Sony UK’s online store, priced £329 and £379 respectively. The 16GB Wifi and 3G version remains up for pre-order with a £429 price tag. At £329, Sony’s 2012 tablet is a little more tempting than its predecessor was last year, and importantly, it’s undercutting Apple’s third-gen iPad by around £70.

Given the Xperia tablet’s lower-resolution screen and the fact that Android still hasn’t caught up with iOS’s tablet app ecosystem, the device may be a tough sell even at this price. Nevertheless, as an electronics giant with global reach, Sony is in as good a position as any OEM to make this kind of device work.

For more on the Sony Xperia Tablet S, check out our hands-on coverage from IFA 2012.

Source: Sony, via: XperiaBlog

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Rumor: 3G-Connected Nexus 7 May Be On The Horizon, Ready ‘In Around Six Weeks’

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Just days after we learned of an expanded international availability, another interesting bit of news may be on the way for the Nexus 7.

According to Paul O’Brien of MoDaCo, a “very well placed insider” has indicated that a 3G-connected variant of the device is on the horizon, expected to be ready for shipping “in around six weeks.”

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If you’ve been holding out on buying the Nexus 7 due to its WiFi-only capability, this may be the news you’ve been waiting for. MoDaCo‘s source didn’t divulge any pricing, availability, or carrier-related details, though the source did indicate that 3G connectivity would constitute the only hardware change to the device.

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Spotted at IFA: The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL 4G LTE

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When we got our first look at the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity back at Mobile World Congress, we were promised a 4G LTE version to go alongside the Wifi-only tablet, and today at IFA 2012, we got our first look at the 4G-powered Infinity at the Vodafone booth.

On the outside, there's little to separate the 4G LTE version from its cheaper Wifi-only sibling — same design, same connectors, same delicious full HD 1080p IPS screen. Interestingly, although the original Infinity's been upgraded to Jelly Bean, the pre-release TF700KL on the show floor was still rocking Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The internals have been switched around a bit too — instead of the quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU in the Wifi version, the LTE model features a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4. As we've seen in other devices, this doesn't make a huge difference — the 4G Infinity is just as nippy as the vanilla TF700.

The big difference here is connectivity — 4G LTE support enables super-fast speeds on-the-go, and testing the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL at Vodafone's booth, we averaged around 50Mbps down and 10Mbps up, though in some cases transfer speeds reached as high as 80Mbps down and 35Mbps up. That's probably a long way off what you'll see on real-world 4G networks, though it certainly does highlight the potential of the technology. That technology comes with a hefty price tag, though, as the TF700KL will cost a whopping €819.90 when it launches in Germany.

We've got a few more photos of the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL 4G LTE after the break.

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Android-powered Nikon Coolpix S800c eyes late September shipping date

Nikon Coolpix S800c

We're eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Android-powered Nikon Coolpix S800c 16-megapixel point-and-shoot camera. Thus far, the only pre-seller we've found is New York's B&H Photo (if you've got one you prefer, let us know in the comments), which is matching Nikon's list price of $349 outright. (No two-year contracts for this Wifi-only device. Huzzah!)

What we've been missing so far is any sort of sales date. B&H is now showing Sept. 28 as the expected date of availability.   So, we wait a month and a half, we suppose. 

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Carphone Warehouse launches Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

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A little after it made its worldwide debut in New York City, UK retailer the Carphone Warehouse has announced that it's now selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 online and in stores across the country. Prices start at £399.99 for the Wifi-only version, going up to £499.99 for the Wifi and 3G model.

That's no small amount of money, but if you want the best stylus experience you can get on a tablet, with Samsung's Wacom-powered S Pen, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is the only place you'll be able to get it. For more on the Note 10.1, be sure to check out our full preview of the device from last week's launch event in New York City.

Carphone also sends word that until this Thursday, Aug. 24, it's offering the original Galaxy Note smartphone for free on £21 per month contracts with T-Mobile UK. No prizes for guessing why the retailer might want to burn through the last of its original Galaxy Note stock before next week

Source: Carphone Warehouse

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Carphone Warehouse offers Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Y phone for £15.50 p.m.

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UK retailer the Carphone Warehouse is kicking off its latest “Smart Deal” by giving customers the chance to pick up an entry-level Android phone and an entry-level tablet for a mere £15.50 per month. The deal runs from today until next Thursday, Aug. 23, and if you take up the £15.50 per month deal on Orange or T-Mobile UK, you’ll get a Samsung Galaxy Y and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in white or silver. The retailer describes it as a “tethering plan,” meaning you’ll get the Wifi-only version of the Tab, with the option to tether it via the Galaxy Y.

On T-Mobile, your £15.50 will get you 50 minutes, 250 texts and 750MB, while Orange offers 100 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB. That’s not a huge allowance, but it’s still decent value when you consider you’re getting a free phone and a reasonably-spec’d tablet.

Check the source link for more info, or see the full announcement from the Carphone Warehouse after the break.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 available August 16 in the US, starts at $499

Ladies and gentlemen, get your S-Pens ready. Samsung has just dropped the official availability details for the Galaxy Note 10.1, and you won’t have to wait long to get one. The tablet-sized take on the company’s Galaxy Note will be available tomorrow, August 16th, starting at a price of $499 for a 16GB WiFi-only model. 32GB of storage comes at a price of $549.

The Note 10.1 is an ICS slate with a 10.1-inch TFT LCD display, quad-core Exynos processor, and 5MP rear camera.It’s main selling point is the enhanced input capabilities of the tab’s digital stylus, which makes things like note taking and drawing a breeze. It’s been a long wait since the Galaxy Note 10.1 was first unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February, but judging by the changes that have been made to the tablet since then it was well worth it.

 


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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 launches in UK on August 22nd starting at £300 for WiFi-Only16GB model

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has been out in the US for a couple of months now. Starting on August 22nd, it’s finally making its way into the UK via Carphone Warehouse starting at £300 for the WiFi-Only 16GB model and £399 for the 3G model. The first Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been one of Samsung’s most successful tablets to date, thus I expect nothing less for their second iteration of the device. If you’re not familiar with the Tab 2 10.1, then take a look at our un-boxing and initial hands-on-review of the device below!

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 source: WiFi Only, WiFi and 3G


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