iPad 3 and iPhone 5 to have IGZO panels from Sharp?
Dec30

iPad 3 and iPhone 5 to have IGZO panels from Sharp?

Apple’s latest mobile devices, the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2, both use IPS displays, because the company considered that IPS was the best technology for them. But things may change next year. According to DigiTimes and unnamed sources in Apple’s supply chain, the Cupertino giant intends to use IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) panels for its next generation mobile devices, starting with the new iPad – most likely called iPad 3. The IGZO...

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Nokia Lumia 900 (Ace) renders leaked with AT&T branding
Dec30

Nokia Lumia 900 (Ace) renders leaked with AT&T branding

It was only yesterday when we found out that the oft-rumored Nokia Ace would be announced by AT&T during CES in January, and would be in stores in March. This supposed Windows Phone-powered flagship smartphone from the Finnish manufacturer has now been spotted in some leaked renders. They come courtesy of one of Microsoft’s partners, who sent out some Christmas cards. Nothing special there, but these cards were depicting...

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LG to announce Intel Medfield-powered Android smartphone at CES 2012
Dec30

LG to announce Intel Medfield-powered Android smartphone at CES 2012

LG is reportedly getting ready to announce the world’s first Android smartphone that uses an Intel chip. According to Korea Times, which quotes Intel Korea chief Lee Hee-sung, the smartphone will be unveiled by Intel president Paul Otellini at CES 2012 (10 – 13 January), and should hit the market “in March at the earliest.” This is in line with a report on Intel’s mobile plans from May. The features and design of the upcoming...

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Motorola’s Droid Xyboards now $50 cheaper at Verizon
Dec30

Motorola’s Droid Xyboards now $50 cheaper at Verizon

Available at Verizon since earlier this month, the Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 and Droid Xyboard 10.1 were launched at prices starting at $429.99, and going up to $729.99. Now Verizon seems to have realized that those prices were too high (especially since they all require a new 2-yr contract agreement). So it decided to offer each of the Xyboard models (8.2 16GB, 8.2 32GB, 10.1 16GB, 10.1 32GB, and 10.1 64GB) for $50 less. You can go...

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Motorola RAZR gets a software update in Europe
Dec30

Motorola RAZR gets a software update in Europe

Those of you who are in Europe and own a Motorola RAZR should be happy to know that a software update is on its way to your devices (if it hasn’t arrived already). This isn’t going to make your RAZR run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but it does bring with it many enhancements, and as such we recommend you apply it as soon as possible. The update is obviously going to reach your RAZR over-the-air. So your phone should...

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Huawei Ascend II now available for free at US Cellular
Dec30

Huawei Ascend II now available for free at US Cellular

Last week we told you that US Cellular would start selling the Huawei Ascend II sometime this week. And that ‘sometime’ turned out to be today. The Huawei Ascend II is now available online for free. It’s absolutely free for new customers, while if you’re already with US Cellular and want to upgrade, the phone will be free after a $100 mail-in rebate. This is an online-only special offer that will not be...

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Quad-core Acer Iconia Tab A700 Android tablet shows up in photos, should debut at CES 2012
Dec30

Quad-core Acer Iconia Tab A700 Android tablet shows up in photos, should debut at CES 2012

That rumored Acer Iconia Tab A700 tablet has been finally spotted in some photos, allowing us to see that it doesn’t look too different from the already announced Iconia Tab A200. Unlike the A200, though, the A700 has a camera on the back (5MP with flash), a quad-core processor (Nvidia Tegra 3), and a 10.1 inch display with a higher resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels (WUXGA). Other features: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3.5mm headset jack,...

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Amazon Kindle Fire still selling very well
Dec30

Amazon Kindle Fire still selling very well

A couple of weeks ago, we told you that Amazon had sold at least 2 million Kindle Fire Android tablets. Now the company has announced that it sold “well over 1 million Kindle devices per week” throughout December (hence in 4 weeks), and that the Kindle Fire “is the #1 best-selling, most gifted, and most wished for product across the millions of items available on Amazon.com since its introduction 13 weeks ago.” Of course, a good chunk...

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Pantech Android tablet with LTE to be launched by AT&T next year
Dec29

Pantech Android tablet with LTE to be launched by AT&T next year

Pantech and AT&T have been good friends throughout the years, with the Korean company launching more than a dozen phones and smartphones via the second largest US mobile carrier. Now it looks like Pantech is readying its fist tablet for AT&T. According to JKN (website in Korean), the tablet has an 8 inch display and LTE connectivity, and should be out early next year – most probably with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on...

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UK: LG E906 Jil Sander Mobile with Windows Phone Mango now just £149.99, 50% off the launch price
Dec29

UK: LG E906 Jil Sander Mobile with Windows Phone Mango now just £149.99, 50% off the launch price

If you’re in the market for a Windows Phone in the UK and are looking for a great deal, here’s something for you. LG’s first, last, and only smartphone to launch running Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), the E906 (also known as Jil Sander Mobile) can now be yours for half the price it had when it was launched last month. It’s not often that you see a phone’s price drop by that much in so little time, so I guess...

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