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Apple iPhone 5 is now Official: Slimmer, Faster, LTE and iOS 6

Apple iPhone 5 and EarPodsIt’s probably not news to anyone keeping up with the tech community that the iPhone 5 was launched yesterday. At around 1PM San Francisco time, Apple held their usual “top-secret” press conference to make a big announcement. And of course, it was no surprise when they unveiled the new iPhone 5, because the phone looks quite similar with the leaks we’ve seen few months ago.

Apart from all of the media hype surrounding the event, what does the phone actually do differently than the iPhone 4 or 4S?

Obviously, there was plenty of speculation on what the new phone would be capable of, but have those rumors lived up to the hype? Let’s take a look and see what’s new.

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HTC Thunderbolt is set to be released soon for an estimated $249.99

HTC ThunderboltWith the Thundebolt announcement made just few weeks ago, HTC clearly stepped into the future. To make you believe this just take a look at some of the features that will make this smartphone so especial: the support for the next LTE Verzion wireless network, a 1 Ghz processor and an 8 megapixel flash camera.

It has 8GB storage which falls a little short because the iPhone has max 32 GB memory, but that won’t be a problem as it accepts microSD card with capacity up to 32 GB. On the other side, it features 768 MB RAM and this will make it one of the fastest smartphones.

ThunderBolt uses Android 2.2 Froyo OS and is powered by a 1GHz Scorpion processor plus an Adreno 205 GPU.

When talking about display, it has 4.3 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen display with 16 million colors and 480 x 800 pixel resolution. In addition to that, the accelerometer and proximity sensor along HTC Sense 2.0 UI make the media viewing excellent. For Audio experience this phone has Dolby mobile sound enhancement (DNSe) and also a 3.5mm jack for headphones and loud speaker.

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Verizon 4G LTE is the first step to VoLTE and HD voice calls

Verizon 4G LTEVerizon, US popular wireless network carrier with 94.1 million customers at the end of Q4 2010, announced a new Internet calling service that will alow customers to make calls over its 4G data network. This started on February 15th.

Last December, Verzion has started 4G LTE service that now covers one third of US population. And its new plan for voice calls, VoLTE, enables users to make good quality sound calls over its existing 4G data network.

But, wait a minute. What’s 4G technology?

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Motorola Droid Bionic will be capable of 2 Ghz processing power

Motorola Droid BionicFACT: If Motorola could have released DROID BIONIC in the first quarter of 2011, it would have been a big hit. But this gadget is more a thing of hide-and-seek than a phone ready for held. After an announcement in January 5th at CES 2011, it appeared for a very short time in Amazon before vanishing off of the booth in January 31st, with a heavenly price tag of $150. However, this device indeed has what it takes to be the smartest handset.

Motorola DROID BIONIC handles all computing with a memory of 512 RAM and a double core processor which produces a total processing power of 2 GHz. Such great power and speed are capable of delivering quality experiences in mobile Internet, multimedia, multiplayer gaming, and corporate productivity. The most compelling feature is indeed the phone’s capability to deliver the new 4G LTE technology. 4G LTE technology, which is Verizon Wireless’ newest data service for the US, makes it possible for the user to experience mobile Internet with a speed of up to 10 times faster than the now popular 3G.

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HTC EVO Shift 4G will be announced at CES 2011 on January 9th

HTC Evo Shift 4G QWERTYOn January 4th HTC announced the release of a big product, EVO Shift 4G and this long awaited device will be available in the stores from 9 January. We all know what this date means, because it’s the last day of the Consumer Electronics Show(CES) 2011 and the EVO Shift 4G is going to be their last present to the consumers.

This successor of EVO 4G is a bit thicker than its predecessor because it features a comfortable slide out full QWERTY keyboard. The screen size is also reduced to 3.6 inches. Other significant characteristics of this device includes a 5 megapixel camera, absence of a front camera and 2.2 version (Froyo) of Android about which no announcement of updates has been made.

Till this date a lots of leaks have been found about this phone and after the official announcement made by the officials it seems that the leaks were quite accurate.

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HTC Evo is the first phone that reaches 4G level

HTC Evo 4G
CTIA Wireless Convention 2010 is hold these days in Las Vegas at the Convention Center and an important announcement has been made: Sprint presented the first 4G phone, HTC Evo.

As we supposed, the mobile phone is an Android based model and the specifications are top-notch.

Let’s begin the top-notch features with the display: a 4.3-inches TFT touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The display features pinch-to-zoom and tactile feedback.

The processor is a 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon(QSD8650) and the operating system is, at least now, Android v2.1. The internal memory has: 1GB ROM and 512MB RAM. Phone will ship with a 8Gb microSD card and supports up to 32Gb(microSD cards).

At the back an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and double led flash will help you to forget the digital camera devices, because it is capable of even shooting HD videos at 720p. To complete this, a HDMI port is available in case you want to watch the media content on higher resolution devices. Also, a 1.3 megapixel camera is near the display.

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