LG and Qualcomm will show us how to ‘live without boundaries’ on September 19th

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Looks like next Wednesday is going to be a busy day. HTC already has an event scheduled for that day and now LG and Qualcomm are sending invites to the press for an early morning event on the same day. The presser clearly states, “Live without boundaries.” We can only assume this will be the Optimus G, which will most likely be called the Eclipse 4G LTE here in the U.S. and is destined for Sprint and possibly AT&T. Incidentally, LG has an event in Korea the day before which should result in the unveiling of the international version.

 

Jimmy Kimmel proves that consumers don’t know the difference between the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S

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My wife get’s mad at me when I say that the average consumer is clueless when it comes to technology, but it’s true. She thinks I’m saying that people are dumb, but it’s not about that. Technology is so rapid nowadays that the average Joe just doesn’t have the time to read up on things like our readers and myself do. Sometimes I even feel behind the curve. It’s actually one of the reasons why Apple is so successful with the iPhone. It’s a decent product with the simplest of simple UI’s.

As you all know by now, Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 yesterday, and Jimmy Kimmel wanted to know what people thought of it. His crew hit the streets to ask, but since the iPhone 5 isn’t available, they actually showed them the iPhone 4S. It’s hilarious listening to the comments that people make as they actually thought it was the new iPhone. I have to be honest though as I am positive you could show people the Galaxy S II and tell them it was the Galaxy S III, and you would get the same exact results. Hit the break to check it out.

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Oppo is readying the Find 5, could be the first smartphone with a 1080p display

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China-based Oppo seems to be ahead of the curve lately. They launched the world’s thinnest smartphone called the Oppo Finder, and now they are looking to launch the first smartphone with a 1080p display called the Find 5. It also looks like this one may classify as the world’s thinnest quad-core smartphone.

It’s still in the prototype stage and it will boast a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 display at 441ppi. That blows away everything available now, and probably even the soon to be announced iPhone 5. Other major notables are that it will feature a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 12MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 2500mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Since it’s in the prototype stage we have no idea on pricing or when this puppy will be released.

source: tomshardware

Samsung expects Galaxy S III sales to hit 30 million in 2012, Galaxy Note II to hit 20 million by next year

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While speaking to Korean news agency, Yonhap, Samsung’s head of mobile JK Shin said that he expects Galaxy S III sales to hit 30 million by year’s end. That’s a pretty big deal when you consider the Galaxy S II peaked at 20 million. The Galaxy Note II will also show amazing growth as compared to the original. The original moved 10 million units, but the new version will double that by hitting 20 million. JK Shin doesn’t expect that to happen this year though, but it would still be amazing. If you’re doing the math, that’s 50 million units between the two phones.

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Featured Play Store Review: Candy Racer [Arcade & Action]

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I just stumbled upon Candy Racer, which is a very simple game, but also very challenging. From the name, you can tell it’s a racing game, but it’s way more than that. It’s actually part puzzle. Your job is to get your car to the end of the track within a certain amount of time. Along the way you can pick up stars that earn you back some time.

The tracks are candy themed and include loops, jumps, and hills. Right now there are three worlds, Candy Land, Ice Cream Land, and Chocolate Land. Examples of track names include Candy Cane, Mint Magic, Blue Lemon, and Blue Loops.

As far as controls, nothing could be simpler. You either tap down on your display or your don’t. Generally you want to tap down when your racer is going down hill and take your finger off when going up hill. It almost seems too simple, and in a way, I was turned off, but I found out that Candy Racer was way more difficult than I expected.

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Verizon Wireless Galaxy S III gets a ported TouchWiz Jelly Bean ROM

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With the Jelly Bean update launching soon for the international Samsung Galaxy S III, it’s created envy for U.S. users. Thankfully XDA member remf4i posted a ported version for the Verizon version. It’s actually from a T-Mobile build, and it’s called ToUcHmYbEaNs RoM.

Of course with any ported ROM, there are always issues. For now the GPS is not showing directions and when setting the wallpaper by holding the homecreen, it force closes the gallery. However, you can set it by going directly into the gallery. We’ve seen a lot worse.

Just hit the source link below to get started.

source: xda

 

[Deal] Grab the Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III for $99 at Amazon Wireless

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If you’re in the market for a Samsung Galaxy S III, then you might want to head over to Amazon Wireless because you can grab either the Verizon Wirlesss, AT&T, or the Sprint version for $99. Unfortunately that’s for new contracts or lines only, but if you happen to be upgrading, it will only be $50 more. Just hit the source link below to get started.

source: amazon wireless

Motorola’s Webtop is officially dead as Verizon blows out Lapdocks

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In the no shocker news for today, Motorola and Google has put an end to Webtop’s misery. Motorola has either announced or released a few phones lately, and you never heard a word about Webtop or the Lapdocks. Verizon is actually unloading the Lapdock 100′s for $50.

Some people actually think the latest version (3.0) was pretty good, but I have to be honest, I never used it. Although the concept was great, I always thought the actual product wasn’t. To me, the biggest negative was always price. I’m a believer in tablet docks and laptop type docks, but they can’t cost more than an actual product with actual guts.

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Featured Play Store Newbie: LandGrabbers Strategy Game [Gaming-Casual]

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Nevosoft is quickly becoming one of the leaders of Android gaming. We’ve already covered a couple of their recent releases, but here’s another one to throw into the mix. It’s called LandGrabbers and it’s set in the Middle Ages when the Crusades were taking place. In this game you’re a brilliant military leader with your own set of troops. Can you conquer the world? This addictive game combines the elements of strategy, simulator, and resource management. There are 27 levels in all that that take place in settings like forests, deserts, and even on an iceberg.

Full features

  • 27 levels in 3 diverse locations
  • Unique level mapping design for deeper tactical capabilities
  • Three incredible enemy armies
  • Five types of buildings with different strategic features
  • Three difficulty levels that will challenge even experienced strategy experts
  • Gorgeous graphics and a catchy soundtrack create a medieval atmosphere

LandGrabbers was recognized as the Best Casual Game of 2011 at the Russian Game Developers Conference. Best of all it’s Free so check out the demo video and hit one of the download links below to get started.

 

 

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Google Glass hitting the runway this spring as part of the DVF Fashion Show

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At some point in early 2013, many developers will receive their beta version of Google Glass, but designer Diane von Furstenberg (and others) are already using them to record preparations for the upcoming DVF Spring 2013 Fashion Show. They also plan to use them during the show as well.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin said, “Beauty, style and comfort are as important to Glass as the latest technology.  We are delighted to bring Glass to the runway together with DVF.”

Diane von Furstenberg also added, “I am so excited to introduce Glass to the fashion world and use this revolutionary technology to give everyone a unique perspective into fashion.”

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