Sony Xperia T to be released in the UK later this month

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Though it has yet to be officially confirmed, rumor has it that you can expect Sony’s Xperia T to be released later this month on September 28th. If you’re not familiar with the device you can check out a hands on experience here. While there’s still no word on a US release, an AT&T branded Xperia T was revealed on a UK promo shoot, so you can expect it to hit the US sometime this year.

The Xperia T has some big competition facing upon its release with the current kings of Android. Lets hope Sony did some wonders with this device.

source: AndroidCentral

T-Mobile finally announces the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G, available in the “coming weeks”

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T-Mobile has finally officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G, although we’ve known about this device for a while now it took T-Mobile quite some time to finally unveil it. Either way, the phone should be a great mid-range device and offers some decent specs.

  • 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3 Processor
  • 4.0″ display
  • Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Mobile hotspot capable of up to 8 devices
  • S-Voice
  • NFC Capable
  • Same gestures as Galaxy S III
  • 50GB Dropbox offer for 2 years

Considering the device is a physical slide-out QWERTY phone, this will definitely appeal to many. Sadly, the press release had no word on the availability date on the Relay 4G, but it should be relatively soon as T-Mobile did state it’s “a couple weeks” away. Will this be a device that might interest you?

Full press release after the break.

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Could this Samsung SGH-T889 leaked image be T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 2?

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Looks like this screenshot image could very well be T-Mobile’s upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The image shows SGH-T889, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and the UA proof also tells us it has a display of 1280×720. Let’s keep in mind that T-Mobile’s original Note was dubbed as the SGH-T879, so it wouldn’t be inconceivable that this slightly higher number will be the Note 2.

According to TMONEWS, T-Mobile’s Note 2 will keep the powerful quad-core Exynos processor made by Samsung and will run on the 42MB HSPA+ network. This would be great considering it will be one of the rare Samsung US devices that is able to retain the Exynos rather than using the Snapdragon processors.

I’m actually quite surprised that a leak of this magnitude (if legitimate) has surfaced so quickly. Perhaps this is the reason T-Mobile’s original Note was short lived. Either way I’m excited for this device to hit T-Mobile sometime this Fall. Would the Note 2 be something you guys wait for, or is the Galaxy S III powerful enough for you?

source: TMONEWS

AT&T announces the entry-level Pantech Flex coming September 16th; Offers qHD display and dual-core CPU

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AT&T has announced their new entry-level Android handset, the Pantech Flex. As the name suggests, the device is “flex-ible” to the users needs. While the device offers Android’s 4.0 ICS interface, users do have a choice to select “Easy Experience” mode if ICS is too difficult to use. Does this feature seem familiar to you? If you can recollect, Samsung has a similar device in Verizon’s Galaxy Stellar in which the user can choose between “Starter Mode” and “Standard Mode” depending on what they want. Seems like both carriers are attempting to cater to the “less technologically advanced” consumer.

As for the specs, the Flex offers a 4.3 inch qHD display, an 8 megapixel camera, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and more. AT&T will offer the device for $49.99 starting September 16th. You can watch the introductory video of the device below.

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A Samsung mystery device pops up in GL benchmarking dubbed as SGH-I317, sports JB and HD display

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Well what do we have here? It looks like a mystery Samsung device has popped up in GL benchmarking touting an HD (1280×720) display, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and a max CPU frequency of 1600MHz (amount of CPU cores unknown). The device is dubbed as the SGH-I317, which indicates either an AT&T or Canadian handset.

Sadly, not much else is known about the device and we can only speculate what it may be. The obvious guess would either be a Galaxy S III for a Canadian carrier, or perhaps a Galaxy S III variant for AT&T (this I highly doubt). Another possibility would be the device being AT&T’s version of the Galaxy Note 2 that was just unveiled last week. After all, Samsung did say the Note 2 would arrive in States side sometime this Fall/Winter.

Either way, this is definitely a device to keep an eye on. As we get more information on this, we’ll be sure to let you know!

source: GLBenchmarking

Modern Combat 3, Gangstar Rio and N.O.V.A. 3 on sale for $0.99 at Play Store

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Nothing like some of Gameloft’s best games on sale for just $0.99! That’s right, Modern Combat 3, Gangstar Rio and N.O.V.A. 3 are all on sale so get your trio of Gameloft’s finest for under $3!

I haven’t tried any of these games, but from the looks of it, the graphics and game play look amazing. Go ahead and take advatange of this deal to keep you busy in this Labor Day weekend! If you decided to jump the gun, let us know how the game play is.

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Huawei introduces the mid-range tablet MediaPad 7 Lite

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Huawei has unveiled their mid-range tablet dubbed as the MediaPad 7 Lite. As the name suggests, the tablet has a 7″ screen and sports a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor. You can also expect a 1024 x 600 resolution IPS multi-touch 1080p high-definition display along with a 3.2MP rear camera.

The MediaPad 7 Lite will start shipping to South Africa, China, Russia, Philippines and Taiwan from end-August; Indonesia and Malaysia from September.

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Max Payne, Crystal Defenders, SwiftKey 3 and others on sale at Google Play Store

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Today brings great summer sales to some of Android’s most popular apps. Some of the most well known apps that are currently on sale includes Max Payne ($.99), Crystal Defenders ($1.26) and the popular 3rd party on-screen keyboard app SwiftKey 3 ($.99). Other notable apps that are on sale (but not limited to) includes The Lorax, Vignette, Star Chart and Super Dynamite Fishing Premium.

If you love sales and would like to own some of these great apps, now is your chance! You can find some of the links and QR codes after the break.

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Twitter app Plume updated with “swipe-able panel” and Facebook picture sharing

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I don’t know about you, but I always find myself trying to find the best Twitter client that best fits me. I have been on Plume (formerly known as Touiteur) for quite some time now and have yet to find a suitable replacement. Plume is wonderful and the abundant updates constantly brings new features and fluidity throughout the app. The most notable new feature in this recent update is a “swipe-able panel” (like the Google+ and YouTube app) on the left side that brings you several navigational options. If that itself hasn’t made you excited about the update, here’s what else you can expect:

  • rework the application navigation to be more fluid
  • rework the tablet UI to better fit 7″ tablets
  • add a simple Draft system (automatic save/restore)
  • add Facebook picture uploading
  • fix Twitlonger expansion

If you’re looking for a great and feature filled 3rd party Twitter client, I would highly suggest Plume. You can grab the app for free ($4.99 if you wish to take out the ads) via the QR code or download link after the break.

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Firefox browser for Android updated, Brings native UI for tablets and much needed speed

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One of Android’s most popular 3rd party browsers has recently been updated and brings in some much needed speed along with a native UI for tablets. Here’s some of what you can expect:

  • Native UI for tablets, including faster startup and a beautiful new Awesome Bar!
  • Desktop sites can now be requested from the menu
  • Even better tabs experience – now includes swipe to close
  • Find in page implemented
  • Support for SPDY networking protocol v3
  • Bookmarks and history can now be imported from the stock browser in the Settings

The update definitely brings a better overall experience for tablet users. Panning and interacting through pages should give you a better overall experience. The update is now live and ready for consumers. Have you guys tried this new update yet? If so, tell us your experience with it!

QR code and download link will be available after the break.

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