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Motorola and Verizon Wireless Unveil Droid 4

Motorola and Verizon Wireless Unveil Droid 4

Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility announced the Droid 4 smartphone.
The new Android 2.3.5 (with planned upgrade to Android 4.0) device features a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 4″ HD touchscreen, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, and an eight megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture.  It also has a front-facing camera. mobile hotspot capabilities and 4G LTE connectivity.
For mobile workers, the Droid 4 also has the ability to be paired with the …

Sprint Releases its First 4G LTE Devices

Sprint Releases its First 4G LTE Devices

Sprint unveiled the first of its 4G LTE network-enabled devices at CES in Las Vegas.  Over the next year, Sprint plans to launch ca. 15 4G LTE devices as it moves forward with Network Vision, the company’s network consolidation plan.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which runs pure Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), features a 4.65″ HD Super Amoled touch display with 720p resolution, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, facial recognition, mobile hotspot …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Comes to Verizon

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Comes to Verizon

Samsung announced that the new Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be available on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the latest in Samsung’s line of Android tablets of varying sizes, and features HD 720p (1280 x 800) resolution, a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, mobile hotspot capabilities, front and rear facing cameras, and an HTML 5 Web browser.  The tablet runs Android 2.3 Honeycomb and Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, …

HTC Launches its First 4G LTE Windows Phone

HTC Launches its First 4G LTE Windows Phone

HTC announced the HTC Titan II, the company’s first 4G LTE Windows Phone.  The new smartphone will be coming to AT&T in the coming months.
The HTC Titan II has a 4.7″ super LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1,730mAh lithium ion battery for longer battery life.  The camera features on the devices include a 16 megapixel camera with wide-angle lens, autofocus, dual-LED flash, red eye reduction, …

RIM’s New Tablet OS and BlackBerry OS Unveiled

RIM’s New Tablet OS and BlackBerry OS Unveiled

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion showed off new features for both its Playbook and smartphone operating systems at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0 has added several new features for messaging and e-mail.  The OS now features a unified inbox for personal and work e-mail, as well as social networking messaging accounts, tabbed e-mail for keeping multiple messages open at once, support for rich-text such …

Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X1 Hybrid and Ultrabook

Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X1 Hybrid and Ultrabook

Lenovo announced the ThinkPad X1 Hybrid laptop (pictured), as well as its first business-focused ThinkPad ultrabook.
The ThinkPad X1 Hybrid laptop is a 13.3″ laptop that features a battery-saving Instant Media Mode (IMM) for simple media tasks and Web surfing.  When IMM is activated, the laptop switches over to a separate Qualcomm dual core processor and a Linux-based operating system with up to 16GB of memory.  Using IMM extends the battery …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review and Test Report

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review and Test Report

The Other Tablet: More Than Just an iPad Clone
Believe it or not, there are other tablets on the market besides the iPad.  Some of them may even be quite capable devices.  Android tablets have yet to make a real splash in the tablet world; they have been held back by a lack of quality applications, concerns over the fragmentation of operating systems, and the inability of manufacturers to compete with …