Samsung Formally Announces The Galaxy S Duos Dual-SIM Smartphone

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Samsung is no stranger to dual-SIM devices and there is now another device on the way. We previously told you about the Samsung Galaxy S Duos that leaked late last month, but now Sammy has made the ICS-powered device officially official with its formal announcement. In case you’ve forgotten, this interesting device features 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display, 1GHz single core processor, 512MB RAM, 5MP rear camera, VGA (640 x 480) front camera, a 1500mAh battery and 4GB of internal storage. Of course the real kicker is the fact users of S Duos allows both SIMs to be active at the same time– allowing you to do things like taking calls on one SIM, while receiving another on the other.

The device is aimed at users who balance fast-paced work and social lifestyles— which looks like most of us. Expect the device to fully launch in both European and Asian markets soon.

source: Samsung Tomorrow

 

Not Surprising: Apple and Samsung tried to settle over the weekend but failed

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The jury is scheduled to start deliberating tomorrow, but Judge Lucy Koh was hopeful that both Samsung and Apple could cut a deal. Apparently both parties did attempt it over the weekend after Judge Koh asked the parties to simplify the dispute as well as ask the chief executives to talk it over one more time. Not surprisingly, nothing was resolved.

Both Apple and Samsung made a joint filing with the court that said, “The parties have met and conferred about case narrowing, but have not been able to narrow their cases further.”

I have to be honest with you. I’m glad they didn’t cut a deal. Lets find out if Samsung really did anything wrong here. I for one think that they were inspired by Apple, and not guilty of actually copying them. Unfortunately Apple owns patents that are ridiculous in itself, so Samsung could be found guilty. That would be very sad to me, and that’s not because I’m an Android fan. It’s because this type of thing happens in all industries, and I’m not sure why Apple thinks they are different from any other company out there. If things were the other way around, I wouldn’t want Apple to lose either. It’s just plain wrong.

source: businessweek

Samsung Releases Galaxy Note 2 Teaser Video Ahead of IFA

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Let the official hype machine begin. Samsung released a short teaser video of the new Galaxy Note 2 ahead of the IFA show in Berlin, which is a little over a week from now. The video obviously doesn’t reveal too much, however in normal teaser fashion, you do get a few extreme closeups and it also includes a cameo of  “Wings of Desire” director Wim Wenders. One of the closeups is of the included S-Pen, but you will also find a rapid succession of screen shots of included apps. One of those apps clearly looks like the media player app packed with the Galaxy S III. I’m definitely excited for this one, and we will be sure to let you know about all the juicy details from the unveiling on August 29th. Hit the break to check out the video.

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Sony Announces New Exmor RS Camera Sensors

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Sony is known for having a heavy influence on the camera sensors found on your smartphones and tablets, but it looks like Sony will be trying to make future sensors just a little bit better. Sony announced the new Exmor RS sensor which has several components featured: two eight-megapixel sensors (one with new camera signal processing tech) and a top-drawer 13-megapixel module. Naturally if you have three topnotch sensors, they’ll need to be complimented by new lenses and the Exmor RS delivers by featuring an f/2.2 lenses alongside a refreshed auto-focus module. Oh and they will all be capable of full HDR (HD recording).

Well friends— looks like your next camera on that shiny new premium smartphone or tablet certainly will be a doozy. Expect to see the first batch of Sony’s latest fruition to surface sometime early in the next year.

source: Engadget

LG Optimus Vu Will Make its Global Debut in September

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LG has announced that their newest flagship device, the Optimus Vu, will be making its way to retailers globally in September. The device has only been available in Japan and Korea but will see a release in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and the U.S. next month. This news comes slightly after LG announced they had sold more than 500,000 units, an impressive feat and a sign of the phones acceptance. As far as the US release goes, we know it’s coming to Verizon Wireless, but at this point we’re not sure who else will carry the device.

The Optimus Vu rocks a glorious 5-inch screen, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, an 8MP rear-camera, a 1.3MP front facing camera and 32GB of storage. The more I think about it, the more I wouldn’t mind owning an one. It’s slightly larger than the Samsung Galaxy S III, and that phone doesn’t seem too big at all. So what about you? Is the LG Optimus Vu the perfect size? If presented with an opportunity would you buy one? Let us know in the comments!

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Huawei Ascend P1 to be Enhanced with a ‘Premium Feel’ Ahead of its UK Launch

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Last month we reported the Huawei Ascend P1 would be coming to the U.K. in August. We’re now more than halfway through the month, and instead of a launch date, Huawei announced they want to give the device more of a “premium” feel ahead of its launch. At this point we’re not sure what all the improvements will be, but they did mention the newer version would have an 1800mAh battery vs. the 1670mAh that was sent out in review units.

Looks like some pretty exciting stuff! I know we’re moving into a quad-core world, but dual-core phones still pack some relevant power. So are any of our reader across the pond excited for this device?

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Sony Teases Its Playstation Mobile Gaming Service With Screenshots Of Its Exclusive Titles

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For all you obsessed Playstation gamers, Playstation Mobile is here. Well— it’s more or less a renaming of Sony’s existing Playstation Suite for Playstation-certified devices and there looks to be plenty of promise for Sony’s revamped service. Droid Gamers reports there is an ever-growing list of titles set to be available to those gamers including Tractor Trails, Twist Pilot, Tipper, Aqua Kitty, Samurai Beatdown, Underline and Beat Slider. Sony decided to tease everyone and show off a couple of screenshots of the various gameplay for the different titles and so far, everything looks good. So yes friends, fans of gaming genres such as action, strategy or platform will soon be able to your gaming fix. Of course there’s no exact date on when each game will be available, but we suspect will see everything by this fall.

source: Droid Gamers

 

Sony’s Xperia SL now official, features dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3

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We’ve already seen Sony’s Xperia SL in the wild, but today the Japanese manufacturer has finally made the elusive smartphone official. An exact release date isn’t announced, though the device is now listed on the company’s official website as “coming soon”. The Xperia SL serves as an updated version of Sony’s Xperia S handset, but don’t let that designation fool you. The SL packs an array of impressive specs, including a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S3 (MSM8260) processor, 4.3-inch screen with 1280 x 720 display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There’s also a front-facing camera for video chat, as well as a 12.1-megapixel rear camera with 16x digital zoom and pulsed LED flash. For those who are concerned with style, Sony has made the Xperia SL available in four unique color variations, including silver, black, pink and white.

Details are still scarce, however, we expect to hear much more about the smartphone at the company’s IFA press conference on Sunday, August 26th. There’s bound to be more devices announced next week, so be sure to stay tuned for the latest news.

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DROID RAZR HD Video Tutorials Leak Ahead of Next Month’s Unveiling [Update - Videos Pulled]

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We will probably get to see a lot more of the Motorola DROID RAZR HD on September 5th, but new tutorial videos have been posted by a YouTube user named revowii. These four video tutorials show you how to make calls and send texts, setup an email account, device basics, and setting up WiFi. They seem legitimate as they appear to be from Motorola. Not surprisingly, the DROID RAZR HD will sport the same Ice Cream Sandwich UI as the Atrix HD and Photon Q 4G LTE. Hit the break to check them out.

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360 Degree Images of the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Appear

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Recently the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G became official thanks to a leaked T-Mobile internal training doc. Well, Samsung went ahead and posted somewhat of a 360 degree view of the up-and-coming 4G smartphone. The images don’t yield any real surprises, in fact, the device looks pretty standard at best. Actually, the more I look at it, the more I see a phone that resembles the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G (currently in T-Mobiles lineup). In terms of specs and a release date, we still don’t have anything concrete, but we will let you know as soon as we have more information.

source: TmoNews