Samsung Galaxy S III makes an appearance at the FCC

It appears that the hottest, most highly anticipated smartphone ever has just been spotted having a rendez-vous with officials at the FCC. From the paperwork, it seems to be the same version of the Galaxy S III that was announced in London, ready to rock some HSPA+. There is also a mention of a 2,100 mAh battery that is expected to give users up to 10 hours of moderate use. Not much else is revealed at this time, but there’s a good chance that this version may be headed to T-Mobile or possibly AT&T. Sammy has already announced that we will be seeing the U.S. versions of the GSIII this summer so we shall discover the details soon enough.

source: FCC

HTC Desire C with Beats Audio is official

One day after getting a good look at the HTC Desire C from Vodafone, HTC has made it official. The Desire C is an entry-level phone with a 3.5-inch (480 x 320) display. They didn’t release processor details, but we’re expecting 600 Mhz. Other highlights include a 5MP camera, Beats Audio, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Owners will also be part of the Dropbox partnership in which they will enjoy 25GB of free storage for two years.

It will be available in your choice of black, white, or red and will be available next month on Orange, Three, and T-Mobile UK. TMo will be offering it for free for £15.50 per month for two years or if a commitment is not your cup of tea, you can grab it for £169.99 ($270) contract free.

Full press release and “First Look” video after the break.


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Huawei Ascend D1 Passes Through FCC With Quadband GSM and Pentaband HSPA+

Huawei’s Ascend D1 dual-core smartphone, announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress in February along with its two Ascend D Quad siblings, is the first of the three to pass through the FCC. The documentation confirmed quadband GSM and pentaband HSPA+/WCDMA. This means the unlocked version should work on AT&T and T-Mobile, but as to any official carriers, we won’t know until an announcement. The Ascend D1 seems to be on schedule for a Q2 release, but no word on whether its siblings are still on track. Let’s cross our fingers.

source: fcc
via: engadget

Intel Announces 22-Nanometer Merrifield and 6331 Mobile Processors, Due 2013

At last week’s investor relations meeting in Santa Clara, California, Intel announced details on their upcoming Merrifield and 6331 smartphone processors, due out some time in 2013. Both chips use a 22 nanometer manufacturing process, with the Merrifield sporting two Atom cores and the 6331 only one. Merrifield also includes a new GPU design said to provide a more “immersive experience”.

Intel also announced 14 nanometer chips coming in 2014. With Qualcomm and NVIDIA already in the market with their dual-core Snapdragon S4 and quad-core Tegra 3 respectively, Intel is still just trying to catch up. It’s good to see them making strides in the right direction, but is it too late to make an impact? I don’t think so. At the pace that new Android devices are released, there’s probably room for more chip makers to succeed, and competition is good for everyone.

source: semi accurate
via: the verge

 

Apple Wins Appeal, Pursues Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung

Remember how Apple tried to obtain a preliminary injunction against Samsung to stop them from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (and some phones) from being sold in the U.S.? If you’ll recall, Samsung won that battle as the district court denied Apple’s request, questioning the validity of a couple of Apple’s patents. The court couldn’t see how Apple would be “irreparably harmed” if Samsung were to continue selling its products.

Apple, of course, appealed that decision. And it looks like the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has granted Apple another chance at getting that injunction. Three of the four patents in dispute were upheld by the CAFC, but they found fault with the lower court’s ruling that Apple’s tablet design patent was potentially invalid.


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Alarm Clock Ultra For Android Is More Than Just An Alarm Clock (Video)

Alarms can be a dime a dozen on the Google Play Store, but Alarm Clock Ultra Free is an app worthy to be set apart from the rest.  Not only is it extremely functional and effective but it’s also aesthetically pleasing to any eye.  Alarm Clock Ultra offers you a reliable and stable alarm clock that is able to cater to any need, with the ability to wake you up in a number of ways that you’ll find extremely interesting.  Have trouble waking up in general?  Are you a snooze monster?  Alarm Clock Ultra has the capability to squash that one fast.  There are quite an amount of optional customizations and the app even offers you the option to solve puzzles to snooze or dismiss as well as solving math problems with various degrees of difficulty.  If that doesn’t get you up, alert and aware super fast then nothing will.  And of course, the aesthetically pleasing app offers you quite a number of widgets to compliment your home screen while also keeping to a certain degree of functionality without having to actually go into the app itself.

In addition to all of the standard features, Alarm Clock Ultra offers a great looking stopwatch, countdown timer, egg timer with presets for different boiling times and cooking instructions.  How much does it cost?  Glad you asked.  The extremely functional and useful application can be had for the very low low price of free.  Not too shabby eh?  So, if you’re ready to take functionality to a whole new level and ditch your standard alarm clock to ensure you actually get up on time when you need it, check out the QR code below or hit the app up via the Google Play Store download link.  Feel free to let us know what you think of the application in the comments below and don’t forget to check out the screen shots and video demo as well. If you have any issues be sure to let the dev, Appsdev, know so as to better improve the application.   
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Acer Liquid Glow Visits FCC, Details still on the DL

As duly noted in most of the world, Acer Liquid series devices rarely make visits to the FCC long enough for us to hear about it.  As a surprise to many, the “Liquid Glow” has been spotted showing the E330 nomenclature at the US agency.  We’re still not sure about many of the details regarding the specs on the device other than the obvious fact that it runs ICS 4.0.  We’re unable to extract any frequencies or remote hints of carrier indication at this time.  The company has stamped a 180-day confidentiality seal keeping manuals and photos out of the hands of the masses.   So, it’s hush hush for now.  As Engadget notes, there’s a possibility that the device is an international GSM handset for North American carriers.  And as most of us are aware, Rogers tends to offer quite a line from Acer, so it’s still entirely possible we could see a launch up north.  Stay tuned as we continue to dig a little deeper regarding specs and availability.

source: FCC

 

AT&T’s HTC One X Out Of Stock Online For The Time Being

Well, what did you expect would happen with one of the most popular devices of all time?  The HTC One X is officially “Out of stock” over on AT&T’s website for the time being and that goes for both colors.  No word yet on how long that will be for or if there is a fresh shipment on its way, but we’re confident there is.  For now, you’ll have to do things the old fashioned way by heading into your local AT&T outlet and purchasing it face to face with a sales rep.  Don’t be afraid, you can do it :) If you haven’t already, don’t forget to check out our initial hands-on and our in depth review of the device and let us know what you think in the comments below.

source: AT&T 1,2

Check Out the Galaxy S III Flip Cover, Spare Battery Charging Dock, and C-Pen on Video

While we told you yesterday that the Galaxy S III would be receiving full accessory treatment we’ve decided to entice you just a little bit more with some video coverage of the accessories in action. The folks over at MobileFun were nice enough to get some video footage of these accessories and thought they’d share it with the world. And we thought we’d share it with you folks.

As we told you before the device will have a cover, spare battery/phone dock, and C-Pen stylus to use. While the wireless charging kit will be delayed until the end of the summer we hope that the videos of the other official accessories in action will be enough to tide you over until they actually become available. As of right now there isn’t word on pricing or word on release dates however it would be expected that we see a release of these items close to the May 30th launch of S III. As soon as we find out we’ll let you know.

 

Check out the videos after the break:


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Win a White DROID RAZR compliments of Motorola and Talk Android [Updated With Winner]

We have another DROID RAZR to give to one of our lucky readers and this time it’s white. We are going to keep this one really simple. All you have to do is head over to our forum post and tell us what phone you have now. You have until Thursday, May 17 at 11:59pm EST time to enter. We will pick one random winner and make the announcement on Friday, May 18. The winner will be contacted through the email associated with their username. Good Luck!!!

Click here to enter

UPDATE

Congratulations to campbellmnc as our winner. We are sending you an email to the account associated with your username. Just get back to me with your info and we will get it right out to you. Special thanks to Motorola for providing the DROID RAZR’s.

Thank you everyone for playing and be sure to enter our ASUS Transformer Pad Prize Pack giveaway.