Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 hands-on

Visually, we have to give some kudos to the tablet’s construction seeing it’s considerably sturdy in its build quality – giving us a sense of relief knowing it’ll withstand even some minor bumps and accidents. Yes, it incorporates some of the design traits found with recent...

Jan 12, 2012, 1:19 AM,  by John V.,  2 comments
FCC Chairman switches tablet, but his line remains the same

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski repeated his call for Congress to quickly free-up spectrum that the wireless industry badly needs; there was one major difference in the Chairman's speech and that was the brand of tablet he used to read it from...

Jan 12, 2012, 12:19 AM,  by Alan F.,  0 comments
featured Sony Xperia S 12MP camera samples

The Sony Xperia S is a spectacular device any way you look at it, and that 12MP camera with an Exmor R sensor that it carries there on its back is just one more reason why you should consider this model when you'll be on the hunt for a new phone later this year...

Jan 11, 2012, 9:15 PM,  by Ray S.,  20 comments
featured Is it just us, or the DROID line-up is starting to lose its appeal?

We know that everything that has a beginning, has an end, but don't you feel that the Motorola DROID series (we mean the DROID DROID, not the RAZR, PRO, XYBOARD, BIONIC or any other of the DROID models) is starting to lose its appeal, and it looks like no one is doing anything to change this situation? Here's what we mean...

Jan 11, 2012, 9:05 PM,  by Ray S.,  57 comments
Dial into live TV on your smartphone with Dyle

MetroPCS and Dyle Mobile TV have teamed up with Mobile Content Ventures and will offer live, over the air television on handsets soon; eventually, all iOS and Android users will be able to use Dyle Mobile TV by using an antenna accessory and installing an app...

Jan 11, 2012, 9:00 PM,  by Alan F.,  4 comments
Motorola to focus on marketing, not phone releases, in 2012

Motorola says it will slow down the release of new handsets in 2012 to concentrate on marketing as CEO Sanjay Jha pointed out that releasing a lot of similar looking phones will not help expand Motorola's business...

Jan 11, 2012, 8:03 PM,  by Alan F.,  16 comments
featured Sony Xperia ion 12MP camera samples

One of the more interesting features of the Sony Xperia ion is its 12.1 MP camera, capable of shooting 1080p video. Of course, we know that photo quality doesn't depend exclusively on the number of megapixels, so we preferred to take some images with the phone, in order to see what kind of camera quality could we expect from the Xperia ion once it launches...

Jan 11, 2012, 7:07 PM,  by Ray S.,  13 comments
First camera samples from the 12MP Exmor R sensor in the Sony Xperia S appear

The Asian presentation of the Sony Xperia S just finished, and bloggers there had a chance to shoot a few impromptu snaps with the 12MP Exmor R camera sensor, as well as capture some video. The results are not that impressive, with the image getting quite noisy when the light goes down, but we don't know if what they were given for a hands-on trial is a final version...

Jan 11, 2012, 6:43 PM,  by Daniel P.,  3 comments

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Jan 11, 2012, 5:41 PM,  by John V.,  6 comments
Lack of LTE models was the main reason for Verizon's slow Windows Phone adoption

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featured poll Would you buy a Galaxy S 2-grade phone if it was made by Huawei?

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Jan 11, 2012, 5:13 PM,  by Radoslav Slavov,  60 comments
Texas Instruments says OMAP 5 devices on tap for late 2012, early 2013

Texas Instruments's Senior VP Greg Delagi mentioned in an interview that consumer electronics with OMAP 5 will start landing in Q4 this year, but appear en masse in the beginning of 2013. That's precisely the timeframe that Samsung said its Cortex-A15 Exynos 5250 will follow, so we'll likely be stuck in the Cortex-A9 multicore world until Black Friday time, unless Qualcomm's S4 homebrew Krait core can be considered Cortex-A15...

Jan 11, 2012, 4:47 PM,  by Daniel P.,  8 comments
A quick look at Toshiba's 5.1-inch, 7.7-inch and 13.3-inch tablets

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Jan 11, 2012, 3:41 PM,  by Ian M.,  2 comments
Intel actually has a Clover Trail-powered tablet on display at CES

Well, Intel's Clover Trail exists, and was even powering a prototype tablet at Intel's CES booth, enclosed in a glass box. The 32nm processor is supposed to bring down battery consumption to ARM level, offering what Intel claims will be superior performance, although it didn't specify whether it means the current Cortex-A9 dual-core chips, or the upcoming Cortex-A15 monstrosities...

Jan 11, 2012, 3:36 PM,  by Daniel P.,  3 comments
T-Mobile's CTO says the next iPhone chipset will support the carrier's bands

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Jan 11, 2012, 1:46 PM,  by Daniel P.,  9 comments
Motorola DEFY MINI hands-on

At first glance, the Motorola DEFY MINI seems to be some sort of inconspicuous looking entry-level smartphone, but after playing with it, you get a sense that it’s built to withstand some harsh torture. Its 3.2” HVGA display hardly impresses us, as well as its overall...

Jan 11, 2012, 1:22 PM,  by John V.,  4 comments
Lenovo K2 smartphone hands-on

After we were finished checking out the Lenovo S2 smartphone, we thought it may be a good idea to check out the larger Lenovo K2, which like the smaller S2 is also bound to hit China sometime later this year…

Jan 11, 2012, 1:20 PM,  by Ian M.,  1 comment
featured Samsung GALAXY Note LTE hands-on

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Jan 11, 2012, 12:53 PM,  by John V.,  19 comments
featured Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus hands-on

Taking into account that this is going to be running off Sprint’s 4G LTE network, it’s nearly an exact model to what we’ve seen with Verizon’s version already – so there are no surprises with that. Strangely, we were barred from taking photos of the back of the handset...

Jan 11, 2012, 12:15 PM,  by John V.,  17 comments
Nokia City Lens and Transport apps to make navigating the urban jungle easier with the Lumia 900

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Jan 11, 2012, 11:01 AM,  by Nick T.,  1 comment
Sony shows intriguing tablet concepts, flaunts its design chops

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Jan 11, 2012, 10:35 AM,  by Daniel P.,  10 comments
Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus to arrive with 32GB of memory, not 16GB

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Jan 11, 2012, 8:25 AM,  by Victor H.,  24 comments
Acer brings Iconia Tab A510 with Tegra 3

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Jan 11, 2012, 8:01 AM,  by Victor H.,  0 comments
Apple has sent 250 employees to CES, iOS marketing head spotted

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Jan 11, 2012, 7:51 AM,  by Victor H.,  35 comments
Sandisk unveils ultra-fast 128GB SDXC card

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Jan 11, 2012, 3:32 AM,  by Victor H.,  6 comments
Lenovo S2 smartphone hands-on

As the sun was setting on another terrific day here at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, we were able to take a peek and go hands-on with two of Lenovo’s Android-powered smartphones, one of which is simply known as the S2…

Jan 11, 2012, 2:49 AM,  by Ian M.,  9 comments
Dell to re-enter tablet market later this year

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Jan 11, 2012, 1:25 AM,  by Alan F.,  3 comments
updated Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G to be another 42Mbps handset for T-Mobile

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Jan 10, 2012, 10:46 PM,  by Michael H.,  17 comments
featured Surviving on the tablet battlefield: CES 2012 edition

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Jan 10, 2012, 10:26 PM,  by Nick T.,  6 comments
featured Sony returning to the U.S. market with a bang

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Jan 10, 2012, 9:47 PM,  by Radoslav Slavov,  25 comments
TiVo shows off streaming to iPads

We finally got the Android TiVo app that we had been hoping for, and although it does require a Premiere account and doesn't work with certain devices, it doesn't have any streaming option, but it looks like...

Jan 10, 2012, 8:30 PM,  by Michael H.,  1 comment
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Jan 10, 2012, 8:07 PM,  by Michael H.,  34 comments
featured Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX hands-on

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Jan 10, 2012, 8:01 PM,  by John V.,  75 comments
Toshiba Excite X10 hands-on

Remember when Toshiba boldly stated that they would be showing off the thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet the world had ever seen? Well we were able to go hands-on with the Excite X10, the tablet responsible for those remarks and we like what we saw…

Jan 10, 2012, 7:51 PM,  by Ian M.,  4 comments
Motorola enters a multi-year partenrship with Intel, devices coming in H2 2012

During Intel's keynote at CES 2012 today, CEO Paul Otellini invited Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha to announce a multi-year partnership, which is expected to bring us smartphones and other mobile devices utilizing Intel's processor solutions...

Jan 10, 2012, 7:45 PM,  by Ray S.,  4 comments
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