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  • Samsung gets very hands-on with intense Galaxy Note II preview [video]

    The Galaxy Note II, revealed at IFA 2012 now has a 14-minute long preview video, care of the boffins at Samsung. For the tech-deprived out there, this video's gonna inject some Note into your blood. The Samsung Galaxy Note II is a 5.5-inch behemoth of a device which makes its way into our hands come October (Europe, the Middle East and Asia) and year end for the US. For more Galaxy Note...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 — a hands-on review

    Now Samsung has given in and called the Note 2 a smartphone, we can dub it the most powerful around. With a wonderfully vivid 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD screen and meaty innards, there's no doubt that the Note 2 is the top dog when it comes to raw grunt and function. Add to that the S Pen functionality, which has been given a bunch of new fancy tricks, and you can see why there's a lot to coo over with the new device. Let's start with the internals, shall we? The quad core Exynos processor has been cranked up to 1.6GHz, and...

  • HTC Desire X unleashed and destined for South Africa come October

    Big Poppa Pump IFA 2012 pumps out another phone, the HTC Desire X. Does HTC's last flagship "X" phone, the One X warrant an addition to the family? Hell yes, and here's why. The HTC Desire X rocks a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU, Beats Audio (which the One X also boasts), Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4-inch super LCD WVGA, a 5MP camera and a bonus feature, 25GB storage for Dropbox. In all,...

  • Samsung ATIV S the ‘impossibly thin’ Windows 8 Phone revealed at IFA 2012

    It's IFA season and the prettiest flower has just bloomed. Samsung revealed the ATIV S, and the world looked on at its first Windows 8 Phone. Here's what we know: Windows says "The ATIV S is a superphone that’s equal parts powerhouse and head turner." Superphone? Why not. The specs alone make our brains bleed blood. Samsung pretty much has the market cornered when it comes to Super-AMOLED displays and the 4.8-inch HD screen...

  • Meet the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

    We loved the Galaxy Note when it launched last year, so you can imagine how eager we were when we first heard that it would have a successor. That successor launched today in the shape of Galaxy Note 2. And just as the original note looked like an up-scaled version of what was then the top smartphone in Samsung's range, the Galaxy SII so this new device looks a lot like a giant SIII. That said, the phablet is a little squarer than the phone, so while they're similar the SIII can retain its unique sense of identity. On...

  • Galaxy S camera, the love-child of digital devices spawns at IFA 2012

    From the godfathers of mobile phone information comes this meaty story: Samsung's hard at work on a 16MP Galaxy S III camera, aptly named the Samsung Galaxy S camera. What now? Here's everything we know. It's going to be an Ice Cream Sandwich-based, 16MP camera with that gorgeous SuperAMOLED display. The screen will be a beefy 4.8-inches, which is more than ample for ICS OS. Not what the Galaxy S Camera will look like, but a decent mockup regardless We have a hard time believing random sources, but site promises that the tipster's information is solid. That's as legitimate as any tech...

  • 5-inch LG Intuition readies for September for $200

    The world needs another 4G, LTE, 5-inch smartphone like the LG Intuition. Come 15 September (the date of the LG Intuition press pack shots), that itch will be scratched. The LG Optimus Vu, now renamed LG Intuition will launch on the US Verizon network for US$200. For just under US$200, the 5-inch LG Intuition is pretty much in direct comparison to Samsung's 5.3-inch Galaxy Note which sells for roughly US$550. Verizon's ad for the Intuition LG's Intuition, with its 1.5-Ghz CPU could possibly take the Note to task, but since there's been no mention of screen resolution or other added features,...

  • Sony Xperia S successor released without much fanfare

    It may not be as popular as a Samsung S III or iPhone, but Sony's Xperia S still has style in bundles and an quirky originality that's hard to miss. The not-very-much anticipated successor to the Xperia S has just been released, without as much as a shout. It seems more like an updated version of the S. The plan is possibly to breathe more life into one of the less well-known smartphones out there, and to maybe give the big-guns a run for their money. The processor has been upgraded, from 1.5GHz to 1.7GHz dual-core. It'll also run Android...

  • FNB adds new phones and lower prices to its device lineup

    South African bank FNB, known for these radio ads and well, banking has added the Samsung Galaxy Pocket to its range of smartphones and tablets. And why should we care? Because until now, FNB's list of devices, which it sells on its online banking website, have never been this cheap. Sure, there's the Blackberry Curve 8520 for R70 monthly but it's not really a smartphone we would recommend. The Galaxy Pocket though is...

  • Droid RAZR HD outed by wild tutorial videos

    The Droid RAZR HD has been teased like a two dollar hooker over the past weeks but now this YouTube user has gone and dumped a few videos detailing the ins and outs of yet another (probably) underwhelming smartphone from Motorola. The videos are all tutorials, but from what we've seen, it's a pretty standard Android 4.0 phone. Watch this: Early and most likely spot on rumours reckon that the phones runs a Snapdragon S4...