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Ubuntu is getting touchy feely (or at least touchscreen-friendly)

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has made no secret of his plans to make the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system more touchscreen-friendly. The company recently released a tool that makes it easy to install the operating system on the Google Nexus 7 tablet. And last year the company teased software that would let you run Ubuntu […]

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HTC introduces Windows Phone 8X, 8S smartphones

HTC has unveiled its first two handsets that will ship with Windows Phone 8 software. The HTC 8X is the company’s premium offering, while the 8S is a more affordable model with slightly less impressive hardware. Both phones should be available in 50 markets starting in November. In the US, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon will […]

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Samsung launches Galaxy S III smartphone

Samsung has introduced its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III. The new phone will be the first to feature Samsung’s new quad-core Exynos processor. It also features a large 4.8 inch Super AMOLED screen and Google Android 4.0 operating system. But it’s probably Samsung’s software that really helps set the Samsung Galaxy S III […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note now available for pre-order

The Samsung Galaxy Note is a mobile Android device with a 5.3 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, a digital pen for writing or drawing, and a 1.4 GHz dual core processor. It’s either the largest phone you’ve ever seen or one of the smallest tablets, depending on how you look at it […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note LTE coming to AT&T

The Samsung Galaxy Note is an Android device with a 5.3 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED display and a stylus. It blurs the lines between a typical tablet and smartphone thanks to its unusual size and screen resolution, but you can call it a phone if you like, since it can make phone […]

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Asus Eee Pad MeMo to ship with a Bluetooth phone extender

Asus introduced a line of tablets at CES in January, and now with CeBIT kicking off in Germany this week the company is showing the same devices… but with more details. For instances, we already knew that the 7 inch Asus Eee pad MeMo would ship with a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Google Android […]

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Kyocera Echo blurs the lines between phones, tablets, and netbooks

Sprint introduced a new smartphone called the Kyocera Echo this evening. But calling it a “smartphone” might not be doing it justice. This little guy features twin displays, allowing you to use it like a single-screen phone or a tablet. You can also prop up one screen at an angle to use the device like […]

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It’s getting harder to spot the differences between tablets and smartphones

The line dividing phones from tablets is getting harder and harder to see. Some tablets make phone calls. Some phones have enormous screens (for a phone anyway). Dell sort of skirted the issue by not really putting the Dell Streak 5 inch doohickey into a box. It makes phone calls, but the company doesn’t really […]

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ViewSonic may launch Android tablet with phone capabilities

ViewSonic already offers a few Android powered tablets, but according to the Dow Jones newswire, the company is set to launch a new device at CES which can make phone calls. In fact, thanks to the 4 inch display, I’d be inclined to call the device a phone, but Dow Jones refers to it as […]

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Dell drops unlocked Streak to $399, won’t ship until January

Good things come to those who wait, and in this particular case the good thing is a much cheaper Dell Streak. The company has knocked a whopping $180 off the sticker price for the unlocked Android tablet — so it’ll now set you back just $399.99 if you decide to pull the trigger. While the […]