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Samsung Galaxy S II hits the market, will land in 120 countries

April 28th, 2011

Today’s one of those days when we wish we lived in South Korea. Samsung’s hot new Galaxy S II — which packs a dual-core Orion CPU, an 8 megapixel camera, a 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen, and more — hits the South Korean market on all three of the country’s wireless carriers. Samsung shipped more …

Samsung says Galaxy S II not delayed, will launch this month

April 8th, 2011

Samsung has confirmed via an official Twitter account that the Galaxy S II, its upcoming flagship Android smartphone, will launch as planned in April. There were rumors that the device would be delayed due to speculation that Samsung had plans to upgrade the 1GHz dual-core Cotex-A9 processor to 1.2GHz. Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S …

Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro spotted

April 6th, 2011

Sony Ericsson may have inadvertently leaked a new member of the Xperia family: The Xperia Acro. The company has yet to officially announce the phone, but it was spotted in the firm’s PC Companion software in Japan. We don’t see any specs listed in the leaked image, but that hasn’t stopped some blogs from speculating. …

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread update

March 25th, 2011

Sony Ericsson announced on its blog that it will update unbranded versions of the Xperia X10 to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) in the second or third quarter of this year. That’s a pretty stunning announcement, considering Sony Ericsson had said earlier that it had no plans to update the Xperia X10 beyond Android 2.1 (Eclair). The …

Sprint announces HTC EVO View 4G tablet

March 22nd, 2011

On Tuesday at the CTIA Wireless tradeshow in Orlando, Florida, Sprint announced that it will carry a 4G WiMAX version of the HTC Flyer tablet, dubbed the EVO View 4G. The EVO View 4G has a 7-inch 1024 x 600-pixel capacitive touchscreen display, an aluminum uni-body design and a 4,000 mAh battery. It comes with …

T-Mobile LG G2x Android smartphone hands-on

March 22nd, 2011

We just met up with T-Mobile during CTIA Wireless 2011 to check out the brand-spanking new T-Mobile G2x by LG, an Android 2.2 (Froyo) smartphone that packs a punch. Seriously, this puppy insanely quick thanks to its dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. In our hands, applications literally felt like they were opening and closing instantly. …

Google to test NFC mobile payment system in New York, San Francisco

March 15th, 2011

Leaving your credit card at the bar may soon be a thing of the past — that is, if you live in San Francisco or New York City. Bloomberg is reporting that Google is planning to trial its new Near Field Communications (NFC) mobile-payment system in both cities. The trial, which could begin in as …