Author: Andrew Grush

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HTC Droid DNA Bootloader is Now Unlockable After All

The HTC Droid DNA represents a big change in the smartphone world. It is the first 1080p smartphone and has tons of power under the hood, making it one of the hottest smartphones around. Unfortunately, it also is an exclusive to only one network – Verizon – and is locked down thanks to its bootloader. Or is it?

SAMSUNG
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Rumors Continue, Any Truth to Them?

Putting together past rumors, we hear the phone will have a 1080p 4.99-inch display, a 13MP shooter and will be shown off either at MWC or even at CES. It is also believed the the S4 has a pentile display. What else do we think we know? An Exynos 5450 chipset is expected to come to the Galaxy S4, which means that there would be four Cortex-A15 2GHz cores.

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Nokia Lumia 920 just $50 from AT&T on Black Friday

Black Friday is almost here in the United States, and that means big savings all around. This is true even for newly launched devices like the Nokia Lumia 920. While Walmart already offers the Lumia 920 for $50, you can also pick a 920 up directly from AT&T for this low price, come Friday.

Android
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LG F240K Spotted on GLBenchmark, Has a 5-inch 1080p Display

The LG Nexus 4 and LG Optimus G currently represent a pretty noteworthy change for LG, in that they are premium devices with relatively cutting-edge specs. In the past they mostly focused on low and mid-range devices but now it seems that LG might continue to push into the premium market. A mysterious device code-named the LG F240K has now shown up on GLBenchmark, bearing a 1920 x 1080p display.

Lenovo
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Lenovo 1080p Smartphone in the Works

The 1080p smartphone revolution has begun. Oppo, Sharp and HTC are among some of the first to jump in with 1080p 5-inch smartphone. HTC even managed to unveil the first US-bound 1080p smartphone, the HTC Droid DNA. Apparently, things are about to get even more crowded as Sony and even Lenovo prepare to jump into the fray as well.

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Nokia Lumia 920 has Fastest Smartphone Display on the Market

The Nokia Lumia 920 seems to be a much-needed win for Microsoft and Nokia in the smartphone world. So far, the device appear to be in reasonably high demand and has already jumped to the top of Amazon’s AT&T best seller list. While there are quite a few unique reasons to consider the Lumia 920, did you know the 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ screen is actually the fastest smartphone screen on the market?

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Rumored Samsung Galaxy S4 Features 1080p Display, To Be Shown at CES?

A new rumor suggests that Samsung will be showing off a new 4.99-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at CES in January 2013. This is the same time that the company is expected to show off its new “global look”. So what is this new display going into? Connecting the dots, it seems possible it could be meant for the Samsung Galaxy S4.

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Samsung Nexus 10 16GB Model Now Sold Out in US

November 13th saw the official release of the LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Nexus 10, at least for those lucky enough to actually order one before stock dried up. Within hours, almost every market was sold out of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, but the United States still managed to keep enough Nexus 10 16GB models in stock it seems. Until today, that is.

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LG Nexus 4 starts shipping today for some, back ordered for others

Today was the day the many of the individuals that ordered the LG Nexus 4 finally got confirmation emails and UPS shipping information. Unfortunately, it wasn’t smooth sailing for everyone. It seems that while some users managed to get confirmations, others got a much less exciting email indicating that their Nexus 4 was now on back order.

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Steve Wozniak Worries That Microsoft Might Be More Innovative Than Apple

Steve Wozniak is one of those guys that most of us just like, regardless of what platform we use or how we feel about Apple. Not only is he one of the founding fathers of the personal computer revolution, he tells things how it is and isn’t afraid to be honest, regardless of his affiliation with Apple. When speaking at TEDx Brussels, TechCrunch got a few moments afterwards with WoZ.

Android
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ZAGGkeys FLEX tablet keyboard and Stand Works with All Your iOS and Android Devices

The problem with many tablet/phone keyboard and stand combos is that they are generally for only one platform. This is great if you tend to stick with the same ecosystem no matter what, but what if you are platform agnostic and like owning multiple devices from various ecosystems. More than likely, you’ll be stuck buying multiple keyboard/stand units, right? Nope, not if you get a ZAGGkeys FLEX tablet keyboard.

blackberry
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Blackberry Users gets a New free Voice Chat Feature in BBM7

With most of RIM’s efforts going towards finally getting Blackberry 10 up and running, older versions of Blackberry tend to be left out when it comes to exciting new features and additions. With that in mind, RIM is throwing a pretty cool feature out for currently Blackberry users. The newest version of BBM 7 will feature Wi-Fi voice chat through a new “BBM Voice” option.

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Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry 10: Which One Are You Rooting For?

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 is here, and is actually doing reasonably well during its first few days on the market. That said, there is some very real competition in the mobile market that would love to fight Microsoft for the “3rd place” position in the smartphone market, this includes Mozilla with Firefox OS and RIM with BB10.

HTC
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HTC 8x or Nokia Lumia 920: Which is the Better Choice?

A new video review from PocketNow has arrived comparing the Nokia Lumia 920 versus the HTC 8X. While many of us tend to prefer the Nokia Lumia line to what HTC has to offer, HTC 8X is a solid phone that certainly might appeal to some of us that aren’t interested in the Nokia Lumia 920.

Apple
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How Close are We to a Full iPhone 5 Jailbreak? Closer, but Not There Yet

How close are we to a real iPhone 5 jailbreak solution for iOS 6.x that doesn’t require a tethered approach? Closer, but still not there. Big names like pod2g, p0sixninja and planetbeing are all working on ways to get the iPhone 5 hacked and cracked. We’ve seen some early implementations but something like this does take time.

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Google Voice isn’t working right with Android 4.2 [ Updated ]

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has started to arrive, bringing several new improvements to the table. Unfortunately, any new changes to an OS are bound to be met with a few problems along the way, and Android 4.2 is no exception. It seems that Google Voice is reportedly crashing quite regularly thanks to Android 4.2.

News
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Want to take Firefox OS for a spin? Firefox Plugin Makes it Easy

While Firefox OS isn’t here yet, it is coming soon— sometime in early 2013. If you are interested in the OS and want to give a test drive, you previously could use a nightly build and throw it onto the Raspbery Pi or even flash it to a Galaxy Nexus. These methods were both quite complicated, though. Good news, a new Firefox browser plug-in allows you to emulate FireFox OS on Mac, Linux and Windows.

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Acer C7 Chromebook Officially Announced, Only $199

Chromebooks have yet to exactly take off, mainly because not everyone has a constant Internet connection or the desire to use nothing but web apps. Still, Google has kept pushing their platform, despite less than great reception. Are things looking up for the cloud-based platform? They are certainly starting to look that way.

Asia
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HTC J Butterfly coming to Other Asian Markets as HTC DLX?

We’ve known about the Japanese-bound HTC J Butterfly for a while now. The 5-inch 1080 monster looks to be one of the most impressive smartphones ever released, but what about outside of Japan? In the United States, Verizon is getting a rebranded version called the Droid DNA. The good news is that the rest of the Asian market is also getting the gorgeous 1080p phablet, under the name HTC DLX.