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Images of what seem to be official teaser for Sony Honami leak


Sony’s upcoming flagship, the Honami, has showed up all over the internet in various forms— leaked images, FCC filings, blurry videos, etc.

Now it looks as though we’ve gotten some official teaser images of the device. But there’s one thing wrong— they don’t look very much like the originally leaked Honami images.

The edges of the device in these pictures appear to be more rounded than the earlier pictures. However we’re not going to bet that Sony re-developed the entire form factor for the device within the past two weeks, so it makes more sense that the angle of the picture is responsible for the odd-looking edges.

The power button, flap and volume rocker can also be seen in the pictures— it can also be deduced that the frame is actually made out of a different material than originally thought. (Perhaps aluminum like the Xperia Z Ultra?)

The image also says “September 4th, 2013 Berlin,” obviously in reference to IFA in Berlin, where the device will most likely be unveiled. Check out the full gallery of shots after the break.

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HTC M7 chassis leaks in new video

After seeing the leaked press image of the HTC M7 a few weeks ago, little was left to the imagination as we caught a glimpse of HTC’s next super phone in all its glory. Still, a computer render doesn’t give quite the same impression as handling the physical product, which is what we have for you today (well…sort of). A new video has surfaced of the M7’s chassis (back and front) being compared to other HTC flagship phones. Most notably, it seems to share a lot in common with the HTC Droid DNA that we love so much, albeit, packed into a smaller package to suit the M7’s 4.7-inch screen. Besides that we can see that the phone seems to have a dedicated camera button on the right edge, nestled below the volume rocker and even more intriguing, seems to have a front facing speaker, which is something of a rarity in the smartphone world, but certainly could come in useful. Check out the video below and let us know what you think of the M7.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Video Surfaces

After Amazon listed, then quickly de-listed the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, we knew that the pen-friendly tablet was probably coming soon, so it’s no surprise that now we have a leaked hands-on video of the tablet in action.  We’re still not sure about the true launch date, but we’re guessing about 3-5 weeks for the rumored quad-core tablet based the Amazon listing that was pulled. See the video after the break.

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ASUS Padfone 2 4G show up and coming via Leaked Slides

On the coattails of the yet to be released worldwide ASUS Padfone, comes the Padfone 2 (4G). Yes, although the original Padfone hasn’t released, possibly due to a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 shortage, somehow we can still get a look at the future and see what ASUS has planned for an encore. The ASUS Padfone 2 is somewhere around the corner. This Padfone is a one-of-a-kind with it’s device-ception (Get it? A device with-in a device with-in a device). I will now apologize for the Inception movie reference. Hit the break for more on this and a couple leaked slided for your enjoyment.

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Sprint Nexus 4G ICS Release Date Leaked, Arriving Today

Incredible news for those who’ve stuck with Sprint’s Nexus S 4G, as Sprint’s intention to release Android 4.0 for the device has been leaked, and the date it’s set for is February 16, 2012. Since it’s just rolled over the midnight hour, that means lucky Nexus 4G owners will be having a sweet (pun intended) day today! Keep your eyes out for some OTA action, and make sure to keep posted for any further updates. Hurrah!

source: android police

China Gets Glimpse At Droid RAZR’s CDMA2000 and TD-SCDMA Variants; Packs Boost To 13MP And More

The consensus for Motorola’s DROID RAZR has been overwhelmingly positive and as our Editor-in-Chief found out last week during TalkAndroid’s Droid RAZR unboxing and review, to hold this 7.1mm device is to truly appreciate its inherent sex appeal. Now, the Chinese are getting a glimpse at their own RAZR (or XT910, pictured above on the right) CDMA2000 and TD-SCDMA variants. The device’s specs, particularly their 13MP cameras are familiar and beg the question, are we looking at the Dinara we saw back in July of this year and again with that leaked 13 megapixel test photo from September?

First up is the Motorola XT928 (pictured  left), with CDMA2000 radio, 13 megapixel camera (up from the RAZR’s 8MP) and Dolby Digital Plus certification. China Telecom confirmed this device as a RAZR variant, but externally, it looks as though it could easily become part of the Droid X series here in the States, with some presuming it may even surface in the US as the Droid X3.

Next is the beefier, rounded MT917 (pictured center to the others) with TD-SCDMA radio. This device packs a larger 4.5-inch (1280×720) LCD screen and thusly adds 1mm of thickness and 11g of weight, though keeps the same 13-megapixel cam.

Official launch dates are presently unavailable, but they are rumored to be released sometime before the end of this year. Hit the break for a few more leaked snap shots.

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Motorola Joins The Dedicated Facebook Device Party

Motorola has jumped aboard the Facebook-driven handset train, joining the pseudo frenzy set off by HTC’s release of the Salsa and ChaCha (rebranded the Status state-side) each stocked with their own dedicated Facebook buttons only a few months back. The Motorola EX225 (not quite as catchy as the aforementioned devices) will be outfitted with a 2.4 inch landscape display, full QWERTY keyboard and pledges deep Facebook UI integration.

Interestingly enough, questions have been raised over whether or not it will run on the Android OS, as there is no clear presence of any Android buttons such as the search or home keys in the leaked images of the device. The possibility remains however, that Motorola may include physical Android buttons or even invisible buttons much like the Nexus S.

Presently there is no indication of when or where the EX225 will be released, so all you extreme Facebook enthusiasts out there will be left to wait with bated breath for further details.

[via unwired]

HTC Ruby Specs Leaked, 1.5GHz Dual-Core

Previously, we showed you some pictures of a rumored T-Mobile device called the HTC Ruby. Now there seems to be some specs to chew on for your future device decisions. Let’s get on with the goods.

The Ruby will be chugging along with a 1.5GHz dual-core, 1GB of RAM, a 4.3-inch qHD display to please your eyes, an 8MP camera to capture your life, and a 2MP camera up front for your video chatting needs. Most interesting are two separate buttons for video and camera which may be useful if not in the way.

These are some pleasing specs to add to the list of upcoming devices this year. It’s also nice to see T-Mobile, even with the possible AT&T buyout, to still chug along with new devices on the horizon. Let’s hope this year we can step into the carrier stores and see more than a handful of yummy dual-core devices to choose from.

[via tmonews]