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Overmax Action Tablet Targets Gaming Fans

A new gaming tablet ihas entered the marker, joining the likes of the Archos Gamepad and the Wikipad. Called the Overmax Action, this tablet is equipped with a a Cortex A8 processor with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz, 8 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for expansion. Its graphics processor is

PengPod Fulfills Fundraising Goal, Ships Tablets in January

PengPod has successfully raised the $49,000 fundraising goal it needed with the help of the  crowd funding website indigogo. To date, the company has collected $72,707 which it will use to support the development of software for its array of products. According to its indiegogo description, PengPod’s goal is to “build a powerful, True Linux

Yotaphone 2

Yotaphone 2 with rear e-ink display unveiled

The Yotaphone 2 has been unveiled just prior to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. This second-generation device seeks to stand out in the sea of Android devices with its unusual dual-display design that comes with an e-ink full-touch rear screen along with the front display panel. The device is by Russian mobile startup

Droid Zap app now supports more phones

The Droid Zap app just rolled out an update that lets more users enjoy its features. The app, which was released alongside three Motorola Droid phones, the Ultra, Mini, and Maxx, previously allowed only the users of said phones to instantly share photos with users of any of the three devices. A later update also added

Samsung Galaxy S5 specs leak, again

A fresh list of Samsung Galaxy S5 specs made its way online today. The list comes from Russian tech blogger Eldar Murzatin. Murzatin says that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature a 5.24-inch display with a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. This mind-blowing resolution, if correct, could make the 2014 Samsung flagship


ASUS CES 2014 video asks: What’s your number?

ASUS posted a mysterious teaser video for the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 next month. This is the manufacturer’s second teaser video for the event. The first one, which hinted at a new dual-boot Android and Windows 8 tablet, was posted a few days ago. The new teaser, meanwhile, shows a bunch of balls


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Wireless Charging S-View Flip Cover now available

Attention, Galaxy Note 3 owners: the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Wireless Charging S-View Flip Cover is now available. The accessory comes in two colors, black and white, and is made of polyurethane Leather. At Samsung’s online store, it retails for $69.99. Like other smartphone covers, this accessory protects the phablet’s display from scratches. However, it also

Samsung Galaxy S Band

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Band could debut at MWC

The Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy S Band are two wearable devices that the South Korean electronics giant could unveil during Mobile World Congress 2014 on February 24 to 27 in Barcelona, Spain. The report comes from Korea Herald, which also says that Samsung’s Tizen smartphone will be revealed during the same event. The

HTC One successor

HTC One successor 3D-printed mockup surfaces

Excited for the HTC One successor? This rumor might whet your appetite even more. A 3D-printed mockup of the HTC One successor, nicknamed the HTC One 2, has been spotted circulating online. Allegedly, the 3D printed mockup was created using a set of specifications obtained from an insider as basis. The mockup is made of

Android programming course

Coursera offers free Android app-making course

A free online Android app-making course is currently being offered by Coursera, a portal for massive open online courses from various universities and colleges across the globe. The course, called “Creative, Serious and Playful Science of Android Apps” is taught by Lawrence Angrave of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. According to the description, the course

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 hits FCC

A device called the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 has been spotted at the FCC website. The listing reveals little information about the device. Among these are its phone model, SM-T320; measurements, 219 mm (length) x 128 mm (width) x 240 mm (diagonal); and some connectivity options, Bluetooth and WiFi. Apart from these, the features

Intel chips for entry-level tablets

Intel chips for entry-level tablets to arrive in Q1 2014

Intel chips for entry-level tablets will be available in the coming year, according to a new report from Taiwanese supply chain sources. This information is indicated in the company’s roadmap, which says that its new chip series will be present in tablets as early as the first quarter of 2014. 7-inch tablets with prices between

Huawei Phopad

Huawei PhoPad could be new phablet at CES 2014

The Huawei PhoPad is the latest in a line of what appears to be a surprisingly large number of permutations that can be created from the words tablet, smartphone, and pad. Already, we have the generic phablet, which we use to refer to smartphones that are around five inches and above; the fonblet, which Samsung

LG V510

LG V510 leaked as new Nexus tablet

The LG V510 has once again surfaced in a leak. This time, the information comes from @evleaks, who posted a tip that he received that the same device will be an upcoming Nexus device, along with a screenshot bearing the name of the device. LG V510 specifications It may be recalled that earlier this month,

Samsung Galaxy J teaser video

Samsung Galaxy J teaser video now online

An official Samsung Galaxy J teaser video is now available online, giving consumers a preview of what to expect from the upcoming smartphone. Just fit, just fast, just elegant, just simple, and just for you are some of the phrases that Samsung want to associate with the handset in the teaser video. Samsung does not

Low-end Samsung devices to get Android KitKat

Low-end Samsung devices to get Android KitKat gets leaked

What are the low-end Samsung devices to get Android KitKat? A new leaked list that a tipster sent possibly gives us some clues.  The tip, which was received and published by Sam Mobile, comes in the form of a photo of a document that names several of these Samsung devices. Low-end Samsung devices to get Android

ASUS Padfone Mini image

ASUS Padfone Mini images surface

ASUS Padfone Mini image renders have made their way online, thanks to famous tipster @evleaks. Rumors of the device have been circulating for the past couple of months, but so far no detailed renders have been posted, prior to these ones that @evleaks uploaded. The images show the 4.3-inch smartphone as well as its 7-inch tablet

AT&T LG G Flex

AT&T LG G Flex drops by FCC

The AT&T LG G Flex has been spotted at the FCC website, days after the device was rumored to be heading to the wireless carrier. The document shows a device with the model number LG D959 (which is the model number of the LG smartphone) supporting LTE band 17. Other connectivity options that were revealed by

Phablet shipments are on the rise: IDC

Phablet shipments are on the rise: IDC

The popularity of supersized smartphones is increasing, according to the figures of the phablet shipments recorded in IDC’s research which covers the third quarter of 2013. These phablets, which measure between 5 inches and above, accounted for 21 percent of the 261.1 million total smartphone sales during the aforementioned quarter. The number marks a 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 (SM-P901) shows up at FCC

A version of rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 which offers support for 3G connectivity was recently spotted at the FCC. The tablet in the filing is a different variant compared to the LTE-capable Galaxy Note 12.2 that made an appearance at the FCC earlier this month. Such LTE-capable slate had the model number SM-P905. It is also