Press images of the HTC One+ leak

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We finally have a clearer picture of the upcoming HTC One X+, but unfortunately it doesn’t tell us much other than it has some EVO-like accents and its continued proof that the phone does exist. It’s not like we questioned it anyway, but what we really want to know is when can we get our hands on one? Supposedly it’s destined for at least T-Mobile in the U.S. and O2 in the UK, but there are rumors that it has been delayed to fit a bigger battery. As far as the rest of the specs, everything is pretty much confirmed except for the display size and RAM. I would assume the display size will be the same as the One X’s 4.7-inch Super LCD 2, and I’m hopeful the RAM will come in at 2GB.

I’m excited that the U.S. is finally getting LTE phones with quad-core processors. Other than the One X+, we have the Galaxy Note II, the DROID Incredible X, and the LG Optimus G (or most likely the Eclipse here in the U.S.) all landing in the U.S. by year’s end. It should be a “super fast” fall this year!!

source: pocket-lint


ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity Jelly Bean update delayed, should arrive ‘early next week’

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Owners of the ASUS Transformer Prime are already enjoying the sweet taste of Jelly Bean, but a new development has caused the update for the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity to be delayed. In a forum post on XDA-Developers, ASUS Technical Marketing Manager Gary Key explained that the company had run into a few technical problems with the keyboard when accessing the recently updated Facebook application.

“For those users in the US and Canada, the Release should be available early next week. A couple of applications that were recently updated (Facebook 1.9.10 on 9/20 as one example) required a last minute firmware update for the keyboard to operate correctly in the “Comment” area with Android 4.1. Sorry about the slight delay but this fix needed to be implemented before release.”

As usual, ASUS has provided its user base with insight, complete with a legitimate reason and a new time frame. So, while we may have to wait a few extra days, at least we know the company will be rolling out fully-functioning firmware.

Source: XDA-Developers

Bitdefender USSD Wipe Stopper App Promises Security From Factory Reset, Malicious Wipe

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While Samsung ensured everyone that the Samsung Galaxy S III can be removed from the vulnerable list of a malicious wipe that could erase all user data and bring devices back to original factory settings, there are still numerous devices that could affect millions of users. Enter the Bitdefender Wipe Stopper. Without the app, the malicious code could be activated by clicking on a link or QR code from a website, and the user’s device would instantly be affected. With the app however, it would require an extra step that presents the user with a “Continue” or “Cancel” prompt when the code runs in the background. While my Galaxy S II is showing “Safe” when running the app (due to running a custom ROM), it’s probably in all Samsung users’ best interest to download the free app and launch it, especially if you’re running a ROM featuring TouchWiz. The app will guide you step by step to properly secure your device. Also, for all rooted users, this is not a bad time to make sure you’ve got a reliable Nandroid backup saved to your SD card.

HTC One X+ specs get confirmed from leaked O2 brochure

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We’ve been hearing a lot about the HTC One X+, which may or may not be delayed due to increasing the battery size. With fans already anticipated for the upcoming device, it looks like it could be a major contender for the infamous Galaxy Note II, set to release in the UK early October.

Luckily the folks over at GSMArena, have a leaked O2 Wireless brochure, flashing the One X+. The specs match up to what we’ve been reporting, which are… well… quite beastly:

  • 1.7GHz quad-core processor
  • Whopping 64GB of internal-storage
  • 8 mega-pixel camera
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Beats Audio support
  • And lastly, 25GB of Dropbox storage

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Possible quad-core powered HTC One XC revealed in China

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HTC took the wraps off a new version of their HTC One X at the Chinese Telecommunications Fair. Going by the name HTC One XC, the phone will have a 4.7-inch 1280×720 pixel screen and 1GB of RAM. Images of the case suggest it will come in black with gold trim elements. Several sources are reporting this device will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon S4 chip. It is unclear how accurate this may be as HTC’s page for the device on their Chinese site indicates the One XC has a dual-core processor. The bad news for most readers is that the device may never make it outside of the Chinese market. Hit the break for some additional images. » Read the rest

Sony brings Xperia Tipo and Xperia Tipo Dual to the US

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Following the company’s Xperia acro S release, Sony has announced the impending US availability of its budget-level Xperia Tipo and Xperia Tipo Dual handsets. Currently available in Europe, the smartphones both sport an 800MHz single-core Snapdragon CPU, 512MB of RAM, a 3.2-inch HVGA (480×320) display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Xperia Tipo Dual, however, will feature two SIM slots, which isn’t something that usually makes its way to the United States. Customers will also get a rather disappointing 3-megapixel rear camera. Unfortunately, both units will only support 3G HSPA connectivity for use with AT&T.

The Xperia Tipo and Xperia Tipo Dual are now available to purchase from Sony’s official online store for $179.99  and $189.99, respectively. Color choices include serene black, classic silver, navy blue and deep red for the Xperia Tipo, and classic black and classic white for the Xperia Tipo Dual. For more information, you can catch the full press release past the break.

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Boost Mobile makes the LG Venice official, Available October 10 for $219

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Last week the LG Venice was outed for Boost Mobile, and today they made it official. It’s essentially the LG Optimus L7 and the specs include:

  • 4.3-inch (800 x 480) display
  • 1GHz processor
  • 5MP camera
  • 720p video recording
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

It will be available starting October 10 at a no contract price of $219.99. If you’re not familiar with Boost Mobile, they offer a no contract Android Monthly Unlimited plan for $55 with Shrinking Payments. For every six on-time payments, your monthly cost will drop by $5.00. The lowest you can go is $40 per month, which would take 18 consecutive on-time payments. The plan includes unlimited nationwide talk, text and picture messaging.

Full press release after the break:

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Images and specs leaked for new Samsung Galaxy Music devices

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Foreign site Telekom Presse obtained some images and specifications for a pair of Samsung devices that are in the works. The devices are the Samsung Galaxy Music and the Samsung Galaxy Music DUOS. Contrary to the bigger is better trend, these devices will come with 3.0-inch screens, an A9 850 MHz processor and 4GB of internal memory that can be increased via the addition of 32GB microSD cards. The pair of phones will initially come loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The DUOS version will be dual-sim capable. Definitely not a device for those interested in powerhouse devices and maybe not even for those interested in a device for typical smartphone duties.

However, the devices may be of interest to users who are into music. Each will come equipped with an FM radio receiver and antenna along with the ability to record FM broadcasts. Samsung has built in speakers at both ends of the device to improve sound quality and numerous music based applications will be preloaded.

It is not entirely clear what market Samsung hopes to tap into with these devices. They are similar to portable media players and thus will probably suffer from some of the issues other devices in that niche experience, although the addition of phone functionality may help. However, the hardware specs and small size seem to work against the devices for a smartphone buyer who may be wooed by the addition of nice music features.

No word on pricing or availability. Do you think pricing and availability will really matter with either of these devices?

source: SamMobile

Huawei rolls out Ascend P1 LTE

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We’re already familiar with Huawei’s Ascend P1, and the next logical step for Huawei is to offer that same experience in an LTE flavor. Huawei has officially announced the upcoming availability of the Ascend P1 LTE in the UK exclusively on the recently announced EE (everything everywhere) network. As a refresher, here are the specs of the LTE device:

  • 2000mAh battery
  • 1.5Ghz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP camera
  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD (540×960) display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass2


Those aren’t bad specs at all, and of course EE and Huawei are promising “ultra-fast mobile communication” with this device. We’re anxious to see how these new devices will perform on the newly announced network.  Hit the break for the full press release. » Read the rest

Samsung to celebrate the U.S. launch of the Galaxy Note II on October 24

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Samsung just sent us a “save the date” for an event on October 24th in New York City. The invitation clearly shows the S Pen, so we fully expect this to be some sort of launch party for the U.S. release of the Galaxy Note II. The original Galaxy Note sold more units than most expected, and the Galaxy Note II is supposed to triple that success. We will be live at the event so if there’s anything major to report we will let you know.