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HTC Officially Announces HTC One Flagship Smartphone

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 12:59 -- Alex Gardner

HTC officially announced its new flagship HTC One smartphone at two simultaneous events in London and New York on Tuesday, February 19th. The HTC One is one of the first smartphones to utilize Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. It sports a Gorilla Glass 2 protected 4.7-inch 1080p Super LCD 3 display and a machined aluminum shell. It weighs 143 grams and measures at 5.4 (137.4mm) x 2.7 (68.2mm) x 0.37 (9.3mm) inches.

HTC Flagship 2013

There are dual stereo speakers with a dedicated proprietary amp designed for reducing distortion, and two capacitive buttons (back and home) positioned on the front of the device. There is also a 2.1 MP front-facing camera with 88-degree wide-angle lens capable of capturing 1080p video. On the back of the handset you'll find what HTC is calling the "UltraPixel camera" and a single LED flash.

Black HTC One Leaked Before Big Announcement

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 14:31 -- Marshall Walker

HTC is expected to announce the HTC One (M7) smartphone along with the newest version of Sense on Tuesday February 19th. Below you can see an image of the black version which was leaked on Monday. An image of a silver/white model was also "leaked" earlier this month.

HTC One 2013

The black model's display shows the date February 19th and the location "New York". The white model shows the same date but displays "London" as its location instead. This is because HTC is holding two separate events in both cities on the 19th.

Nexus 4 Wireless Charger Now in Stock

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 22:12 -- Sammy Snyder

After waiting months for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 4 Bumper case to come back in stock, Android fans were a little nervous they would have to wait even longer for the Wireless Charger to arrive. Luckily, the Nexus 4 orb showed up pretty much on schedule, first at Puremobile, and now through Google Play. The Qi inductive charger allows Nexus 4 owners to charge their device without the need for clunky accessories or annoying wires. Nexus 4 Accessories

The bad news is the official Bumper case has sold out again. If you waited around and missed it, you might want to check out these third party cases. The official Bumper case retails for $20.

Google Nexus 4 Only $50 for a Limited Time

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 12:58 -- Marshall Walker

If you do not feel like spending $300 to $350 on a Nexus 4, T-Mobile is offering the Google handset for $49.99 with a two year contract. The deal is for new online customers only, and includes a $50 mail-in rebate. If being locked into one carrier is not your thing, the Nexus 4 is still available unlocked from Google Play. Shipping times are listed at 2 to 3 weeks for both the 8GB and 16GB model. The 8GB model is $300, and the 16GB model will cost you $350.

Google Nexus 4

Google has not released any official numbers on the Nexus 4, but a group of XDA forum members have estimated at least one million units have shipped, based on some interesting IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) math.

Save $50 on Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G LTE [Deals]

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 12:54 -- Alex Gardner

Amazon in knocking $50 off the already affordable 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE model, and $30 off the Kindle Fire HD Wi-Fi only model. The offer is good until February 8th, 2013, or while supplies last. The discount applies to the 16GB (Wi-Fi only), 32GB and 64GB (4G model only) versions of both models.

Kindle Fire HD

To save $30, go to the Kindle Fire HD Wi-Fi only model page, select either the 16GB or 32GB version, and enter the promotional code FIRELOVE before you finalize your order. To save $50, go to the Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE page, select either the 32GB or 64GB model, and also enter the promotional code FIRELOVE. The discount will be added on the confirm your order page before you finalize your purchase.

Protect Your Google Nexus 7 and 10 with These Recommended Cases

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 12:47 -- Marshall Walker

We've looked at the available cases for the Kindle Fire HD, and we've covered the limited choices for the Nexus 4. Now it is time to see what case manufacturers have to offer Google Nexus 7 and 10 owners.

The Nexus 10 has been going in and out of stock through Google Play, but the 32GB model is available at other retailers like Walmart. The hard to find 16GB version is $399, and the 32GB model is $499. The Nexus 7 is available everywhere, and retails for $250 for the Wi-Fi only model and $300 for the HSPA+ version.

rooCASE Dual Station Folio Case for Google Nexus 10:


Nexus 10 Accessories

The rooCASE Dual Station Folio case for the Nexus 10 allows you to view and use your tablet in various landscape angles. It also features a built-in magnetic strip for waking your device, and a place to store your pen or stylus. The case is made of synthetic leather, weighs just 0.50 lbs. and has open access to all the necessary ports. The rooCase is $32.

Angry Birds Teases Escape from Hoth Star Wars Update

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 17:27 -- Alex Gardner

Angry Birds developer Rovio tweeted an image of the Millenium Falcon hiding in an asteroid on Tuesday. The caption read: "Squawk! What will the birds find at the end of this tunnel?" Followed by the tags: #ComingSoon #EscapeFromHoth #AngryBirdsStarWars. The image suggests "Escape from Hoth" will be the followup to the popular Angry Birds / Star War crossover released on November 18, 2012.

Angry Birds

Rovio also released a line of Angry Birds Star Wars toys and costumes along with the original game. It's unclear if Escape from Hoth tie-in products will also follow the release of the sequel.

Google Nexus 4 Back in Stock and Actually Stays in Stock!

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:51 -- Marshall Walker

After two unsuccessful attempts, the Nexus 4 smartphone from Google and LG managed to stay in stock through Google Play. Even the hard to find Nexus 4 bumper case managed to hold its pre-order status. Currently both the 8GB and 12GB models are showing 1 - 2 week shipping times. Now the big question is... Will Nexus 4 owners be able to get their hands on the Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb slated for a rumored February release.

Google Nexus 4

Many Nexus 4 hopefuls nabbed their handset and bumpers by following the whohas.it Nexus 4 product tracker, and luckily enough, whohas.it is currently tracking the charging orb. Nexus 4 owners should sign up for notifications now, in case the charger also suffers from early shortages.

Samsung Announces Limited Edition Garnet Red Galaxy Tab 2 for Valentine's Day

Mon, 01/28/2013 - 11:12 -- Sammy Snyder

Samsung has announced a new Garnet Red Galaxy Tab 2 just in time for Valentine's Day. The 7-inch tablet includes a matching Garnet Red case, Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, a built-in microSD slot for up to 32 GB of additional storage and Bluetooth 3.0.

Samsung Limited Edition Tablet

"This new eye-catching version of the Galaxy Tab 2 offers endless entertainment in the palm of your hand, while the stylish Garnet Red look will set you apart from the crowd," said Michael Abary, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. "The Garnet Red version of the Galaxy S III has been incredibly well-received, so we are happy to make the same brilliant color available for our Galaxy Tab 2 as well."

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Samsung Unveils Xcover 2 Smartphone for Outdoorsmen

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:41 -- Sammy Snyder

Samsung has officially announced the Xcover 2. The rugged smartphone is for "active explorers who are enjoying outdoor lifestyles and seeking a durable mobile device with essential smartphone capabilities". The Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone is dust, sand and water resistant (to a depth of one meter for up to 30 minutes), and features a direct camera key for easy underwater photography.

Samsung 2013 Smartphones

The Xcover 2 ships with pre-downloaded Google map data, an enhanced GPS with GLONASS satellite technology, an LED Flash which can be used like a flashlight and a battery capacity of 570 hours (1,700mAh). The smartphone is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, and sports a 4-inch WVGA display, a 5MP camera and a VGA front-facing camera.

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