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Xperia Play PlayStation phone gets extensive preview; videos, benchmarks, more

January 7th, 2011

Sony Ericsson might not be ready to unveil the highly anticipated Xperia Play at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but the world is most definitely ready to see this little guy get official. Perhaps in an effort to appease the masses of anxious mobile gamers waiting impatiently to get their mits on the upcoming PlayStation-branded …

Dell Streak 7 hands-on!

January 6th, 2011

We have to be up-front about our hands-on time with the newly announced Dell Streak 7… it was brief. We found ourselves with just a few minutes of time to spare between the T-Mobile event and Verizon’s upcoming event though, so we managed to check out Dell’s latest tablet offering. In a nutshell, it was a …

Android 3.0 Honeycomb shown off in new series of videos

January 6th, 2011

Courtesy of T-Mobile and its newly announced G-Slate tablet by LG, several videos showing off Google’s new tablet-only OS have surfaced. Honeycomb will power the next generation of Android tablets, and it appears to offer some huge benefits over previous versions of the OS, which were designed with smartphones in mind. We really like what we’ve …

90 second song previews begin to trickle into iTunes Music Store

December 9th, 2010

Back in November, a leaked email from Apple to record label representatives indicated that 90 second song previews were in the works for the iTunes Music Store. Today, without much fanfare, the Cupertino company has begun to roll out the extended song previews to its digital music store. The site’s current top albums all have received the upgrade treatment, …

Sony Ericsson Xperia X12 (Anzu) gets manhandled ahead of announcement

November 17th, 2010

In typical Mobile-review.com fashion, the Russian blog we all know and love has managed to get its hands on Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X12 well ahead of any official announcement from the manufacturer. The Xperia X12, codenamed Anzu, will feature a 4.3-inch 854 x 480-pixel touchscreen, a 12-megapixel camera with HD video capture and playback, Android …

Hulu drops $2 from Hulu Plus monthly price, now $7.99

November 17th, 2010

Here’s a bit of good news: Hulu has just announced that its Hulu Plus premium subscription service will shed $2 from its monthly price tag. As the press release reads: “The monthly price for Hulu Plus moving forward is just $7.99. Any current subscribers who joined during our preview period will receive a credit for …

U.S. iTunes Music store extending song previews to 90 seconds

November 3rd, 2010

According to blog Symphonic Distribution, Apple will be extending the length of song previews in its U.S. iTunes Music store from 30 seconds to 90 seconds. The information comes courtesy of an email being sent around to “label representatives” that reads: We are pleased to let you know that we are preparing to increase the …

MeeGo In-Vehicle Infotainment system prototype gets videoed

August 4th, 2010

Several weeks ago, we reported on the GENIVI Alliance’s decision to use MeeGo as their in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) platform. It seems as though a prototype of a MeeGo IVI system has made its way onto YouTube, and we have to say, it looks… interesting? The MeeGo powered system videoed is basically a fully functioning Linux system with …

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Preview

July 19th, 2010

Once at the top of the smartphone pack, Microsoft’s current mobile operating system, Windows Mobile, has quickly fallen from grace. Luckily the juggernaut in Redmond, WA decided finally to do something about that. You call it whatever you’d like — a restart, a do over — but Microsoft has entirely changed course with Windows Phone 7, …

Sonos Controller gets iPad upgrade

June 22nd, 2010

The good folks at Sonos just stopped by our office to give us a preview of their brand new Controller application for the Apple iPad, and boy is it sexy. If you’re a Sonos fan (you know we are) and you have an iPad, this will be a no-brainer when it’s released within the next …