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Samsung GALAXY Note II

Samsung GALAXY Note II in Titanium Gray
Samsung GALAXY Note II | US$tba | www.samsung.com

apart from GALAXY S III, the one other thing that draws the limelight to Samsung is the perhaps the Note. it rattles the can not because of its performance but mainly for its sheer size as far as a smartphone is concerned. we have some hands on with the original Note when it was launched which we must say, less than ideal. nevertheless, it was still popular among digital content lovers and Internet addicts alike and hence, it is a model that Samsung will not ignore and hence, the birth of the Samsung GALAXY Note II. Continue reading Samsung GALAXY Note II

Xiaomi Phone 2

Xiaomi Phone 2
Xiaomi Phone 2 | about US$310.00 | www.xiaomi.com

want a contract-free handset with decent specs but yet don’t want to shell out too much of your hard earned loot? then may we suggest you to set your sight on China designed and made handsets. recently, Chinese firms have been serving up quite a fair bit of alluring handsets with pretty exciting specs to match. the Xiaomi Phone 2 aka MI2 is among one of them. costing just 1,900 RMB (about US$310) each, the phone may not be prettiest in the market but it is certainly not lacking of tantalizing features. Continue reading Xiaomi Phone 2

9 things that you should know about Jelly Bean

Android Jelly Bean Logo
now that Google’s latest OS, Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean, has started rolling out, we thought we’d run down some of its features for the benefit of those who are still waiting for their over-the-air (OTA) update or folks who are still deliberating whether to update or not. all thanks to its version number of ‘4.1’, many users would expect nothing more than a minor update but this is not the case. in fact, Jelly Bean has some pretty wholesome ‘upgrades’ that should enhanced the user experience. we only hope that the fancy proprietary UI of each individual maker don’t mess it up. Continue reading 9 things that you should know about Jelly Bean

Oppo Finder Smartphone

Oppo Finder Smartphone
Oppo Finder Smartphone | about US$390.00 | www.oppo.com

looking for a tough and thin smartphone that you could use as a hammer replacement? well, apparently, the new Oppo Finder Smartphone will fit that bill perfectly. we probably don’t need our phone to double as a hammer but it won’t hurt if it could hit the nail on the head, would it? measuring a mere 6.65mm thin, China-based Oppo claims that the Finder is the world’s thinnest smartphone but that’s not the whole point here, at least not all. aesthetically, it’s a sleek handset but it has a rather uncanny resemblance to Apple’s iPhone 4/4S with its loudspeaker integrated stainless steel antenna band. Continue reading Oppo Finder Smartphone

BLU Vivo 4.3 Smartphone

BLU Products Vivo 4.3 Smartphone
BLU Vivo 4.3 Smartphone | US$249.99 | www.bluproducts.com

the most undesirable thing about buying a phone with telcos is the nasty binding contract. it is especially true if you are a frequent traveller who have an oversea SIM and often requires to switch back and forth between the two localities (either that or you own another handset). some folks ditch their contract in flavor of no-contract phone but let’s face it: a smartphone with decent specifications and without contract is not cheap. this where the BLU Vivo 4.3 Smartphone can help. it fulfills several things: Continue reading BLU Vivo 4.3 Smartphone

Motorola i867 Ferrari

Motorola i867 Ferrari
Motorola i867 Ferrari | R$1,499.00 | www.motorola.com

usually, if you have a handset born out of a collaboration between a mobile maker and an auto maker, the handset will merely be given a splash of the auto marque’s color and perhaps, its branding. however, that’s not the case with the Motorola i867 Ferrari – a Android powered smartphone inspired by Ferrari 458. it may not make as much ding at launch like the Acer’s item but it certainly departs from the aforementioned norms. it sports a Ferrari red back cover with high relief, complete with air intakes that reminiscent of the bonnet of the prancing horse automobile. Continue reading Motorola i867 Ferrari

Motorola ATRIX HD

Motorola ATRIX HD
Motorola ATRIX HD | US$99.99 | www.motorola.com

there are so many gadgets that one would love to buy but simply can’t have it all. gadgets ownership turnover is high and therefore, we thought it is critical that regular folks like us should pace our budget with care in order to enjoy more. well, for those who are on this path, you’d be glad to know that Motorola ATRIX HD is one of those gadgets that will stretch your dollars and it also smashes the notion that being affordable doesn’t mean it has look dodgy or has poor specifications. measuring just 8.3 mm thick, the handset is clad in strong KEVLAR and coated with invisible nano-coating, both inside and outside, that acts as a splash guard. Continue reading Motorola ATRIX HD

Motorola DEFY PRO

Motorola DEFY PRO
Motorola DEFY PRO | US$tba | www.motorola.com

do you like to text while you walk? use your phone next to the pool or when you are in the middle of Sahara Desert? if the answer is yes to all, then good news for you cos’ Motorola has a smartphone just for you. dubbed the Motorola DEFY PRO, it is the first life-proof Android smartphone from Motorola Mobility with a full QWERTY keyboard and 2.7-inch touchscreen display. for those who bailed out of BlackBerry, you will be equally at home with the DEFY PRO as it has an uncanny resemblance to a typical BB smartphone but with the added bonus of a robust and proven operating system. Continue reading Motorola DEFY PRO

Samsung GALAXY Chat

Samsung GALAXY Chat
Samsung GALAXY Chat | US$tba | www.samsung.com

the proliferation of touchscreen has left non-touchscreen devotees pretty much cornered. i mean, you hardly find handsets that are not touchscreen these days. the good news for non-touchscreen lovers is, Samsung hasn’t forgotten about you. yes, we are aware that BlackBerry is still making a few but faint subtle kicks, however, in case BlackBerry 7 OS is not your cup of tea, you can always opt for the Android-powered Samsung GALAXY Chat. it combines the best of both worlds: a 3.0″ QVGA touchscreen and a full QWERTY keypad, plus the goodness of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Continue reading Samsung GALAXY Chat

Sony Xperia miro and Xperia tipo Smartphones

Sony Xperia miro and Xperia tipo Smartphones
Sony Xperia miro and Xperia tipo Smartphones | US$tba | www.sonymobile.com

whether you are a social network freak or someone who loathe smartphones for their complexity, Sony Mobile has your back covered. it has just announced two new Android-powered handsets, namely, the Xperia miro and the Xperia tipo, that will keep your social network addict in you satisfied and get non-smartphone users started in the awesome world of smartphone. the former is billed as “the fun social smartphone”, while the latter is an affordable smartphone that is easy to use, geared towards first time smartphone users. Continue reading Sony Xperia miro and Xperia tipo Smartphones