Are Phones and Tablets To Unite?

Much of the trend in the mobile or portable computer industry is set by what manufacturers come to decide is to the likings of the end user. Of course this could go horribly wrong as Nokia found out with some of its bolder designs like the N-Gage series but again like Nokia knows this could also set what other manufacturers aspire to be for some years to come. But as much as it is the hardware that reels in the buyers it is also the...

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Unlock Tool for Transformer Prime from ASUS in February

ASUS has announced that it will be releasing their unlock/root tool for use with the Transformer Prime.  After complaints from the dev community that the device shipped with a locked bootloader, they were unable to load custom ROMs of the Android OS. Once release, developers and modders will full access to some very powerful hardware.  The only caveat being the warranty will be voided.  February is poised to be a big month for ASUS as...

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Clearing up the Patent Lawsuits… or not : Infographic

It looks like someone at Verizon has taken the time to try and make sense as to who is suing who in the uber-competitive smartphone industry. Although attempting to clear things up, upon first glance one can't help but feel slightly overwhelmed and more confused.  Take a look for yourself to see if you can make sense of the insanity.  Click on the image for a larger view....

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Polaroid introduces SC1630, a Camera with a Phone, or Vice Versa?

Coming out of nowhere to blur the lines between phone and camera is Polaroid and their SC1630.  While most smartphones have taken to include camera functionalities into their devices, here is a long time camera manufacturer adding phone capabilities to their camera. Make no mistake, this is a fully functioning point and shoot camera supporting 16 megapixels with an adjustable apeture of F3.1 - F5.6, 3X optical zoom and 5X digital...

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CES 2012: LG Spectrum gets Exclusive ESPN ScoreCenter App

At the CES, LG officially announced the LG Spectrum for the Verizon network.  As a bonus, ESPN ScoreCenter app will be preloaded on all of the new devices which will stream HD video directly.  It will be available for Verizon only on the 19th of January for $199.  Here are the specs of the new smartphone: 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 processor 1GB of RAM 4GB of on-board storage, 16GB micro SD card pre-installed 4.5-inch True HD IPS...

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HTC Testing New Phones that Circumvent Recent Patent Loss to Apple

Perhaps in anticipation of the recent decision against them, HTC is reported already testing out their infringing devices in order to get around the import ban. This further lessens the impact of Apple's win and only brings to attention their failure to effectively protect their patent claims. HTC confirmed that part of the UI would be removed in the near future and said that the ruling affects only a “small UI experience”.  Head of...

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