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Smartphones are now available in different shapes and sizes. In fact some has grown a bit bigger and larger than usual. There are some people that still long for a smartphone that they can place comfortably in their pockets. This is what the new Samsung Galaxy Pocket is designed for.

The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is a new Android smartphone that caters to those who still want to have their mobile phone always handy in their pants pockets. This mobile phone is only 11.98mm thin and weighs 97 grams. It also comes with a 2.8 inch touchscreen display that features the convenient TouchWiz user interface for smoother navigation. It comes with a 3GB user memory with an SD card slot for an additional 32GB storage space as well as WiFi and HSDPA 3.6 connectivity for faster Web browsing. The Samsung Galaxy Pocket is set to first arrive in UK shores sometime this year and possibly to other countries as well. No pricing details have yet been provided.

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The Sony Xperia S finally completed its journey to the UK and is now available for purchase. The first smartphone to ship with the Sony branding, rather than Sony Ericsson, is already offered by Three both on a contract and on a pay-as-you-go basis.

You can have the Sony Xperia S for free if you are willing to sign a contract on The One Plan worth £30/month or £36/month. That would give you all-you-can-eat data, 2,000 minutes and 5,000 texts and, of course, the chance to own the latest and greatest in the Xperia world.

Alternatively, the Sony Xperia S can be had with a pre-paid card, but you’ll need to pay £369.99 upfront. You’d need to spend £15 or £25 extra for either an All in One 15 or All in One 30 package, but you won’t have to commit to Three long term.

Sadly, the Sony Xperia S is still unavailable at the Three UK online store, so you’ll have to visit one of their brick and mortar stores if you want to get it, or just wait for a few days until it comes up.

The other major UK carriers are all expected to start offering the Sony Xperia S in the following weeks, but we are yet to learn more about the specific conditions each of them is going to be offering.

Source | Via

iPad 2 cockpit

Nearly a month after making a proposal to replace its inflight manuals with 18,000 iPad 2s, the U.S. Air Force has awarded a $9.36 million contract to Phoenix-based vendor Executive Technology to make the purchase. Apple’s tablet supposedly beat out competition from the PlayBook, Xoom, Galaxy Tab and Nook Tablet.

Bloomberg reports the Air Force will opt for the 32GB, Wi-Fi model at a subsidized price of $529 compared to the normal rate of $599. Someone ought to warn the USAF that Apple is planning an event for its next iPad next week. Actually, Executive Technology has acknowledged a refresh is looming, but noted it has a year to make purchases with the funding – so far 63 iPad 2s have been purchased.

The devices will act as electronic flight bags for paper manual and chart replacement, which can sometimes weight up to 40 pounds. In comparison, an iPad weighs in at a fraction. Apple’s iPad was previously adopted by both Delta and Alaska Airlines as part of a trial program in 2011. The USAF has plans to implement the devices largely the same way.

“Aircrews fly nonstop worldwide missions and require access to flight publications both on and off the aircraft, throughout all phases of flight,” Captain Kathleen Ferrero told Bloomberg in an email. In the USAF’s eyes, the iPad 2 was the perfect device for the job.

[via Bloomberg]

Nokia Lumia 900

GENERAL

2G Network       GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network       HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network       LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100

BODY

Dimensions        127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm, 90 cc

Weight                 160 g

DISPLAY

Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size: 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)

Multitouch: Yes

Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass (Nokia ClearBlack display)

SOUND

Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Loudspeaker: Yes

3.5mm jack: Yes

MEMORY

Card slot: No

Internal: 16GB storage, 512 MB RAM

DATA

GPRS: Class 33

EDGE: Class 33

Speed: HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps DL, 25 Mbps UL

WLAN

Wi-Fi : 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

NFC: Yes

USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0, HS

CAMERA

Primary: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash

Features: Geo-tagging

Video: Yes, 720p@30fps, video stabilization

Secondary: Yes, 1.3 MP, VGA@30fps

FEATURES

OS: Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Chipset: Qualcomm APQ8055 Snapdragon

CPU: 1.4 GHz Scorpion

GPU: Adreno 205

BATTERY

Standard battery: Li-Ion 1830 mAh (BP-6EW)

Stand-by: Up to 300 h

Talk time: Up to 7 h

Music play: Up to 60 h

Gigabyte GSmart G1355 is a dual-SIM droid with a 4.3 screen

Gigabyte has a new affordable droid on the way – the Gigabyte GSmart G1355 – and it has two tricks up its sleeve. The G1355 is a dual-SIM droid with a 4.3″ WVGA screen making it a rare beast – most dual-SIM droids have small screens.

Now, the GSmart G1355 isn’t a high-end device by any means, despite what the large screen might lead you to believe. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread on an outdated Qualcomm MSM7227T chipset (800MHz CPU, 512MB RAM, Adreno 200 GPU).

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The rest of the specs include a 5MP auto-focus camera with LED flash, microSD card slot and Wi-Fi b/g/n. The Gigabyte GSmart G1355 measures 11.5mm thick, which is quite decent, but it weighs nearly 170g, which is chunky even for a phone with a 4.3″ screen.

Specs are pretty close to the ZTE Skate (also known as Orange Monte Carlo) with the advantage of the second SIM card slot, of course.

Anyway, the GSmart G1355 will launch at the end of this month, which means it will most likely be present at the MWC. There’s no pricing info yet.

LG Optimus 3D 2 photo surfaces, some specs in tow

The LG Optimus 3D was the star on the LG booth on last year’s MWC and it appears its successor will be the key announcement this year. We just got the first photo of the LG Optimus 3D 2 and it’s even garnished with some specs.

The LG Optimus 3D 2 will, reportedly, be using a higher resolution IPS screen than its predecessor. Given that this will be the company’s next flagship, we are almost certain that it will feature the HD AH-IPS display we know from the LG Optimus LTE.

The Optimus 3D 2 is also said to be considerably slimmer than its predecessor at 9.8mm and at least 20 g lighter. Given that its chubby body was one of the main issues with the original Optimus 3D, this can only be good news for the LG Optimus 3D 2.

The MWC kicks off in exactly two weeks, so we should soon find out if those rumors are true soon enough.

This is not a GSM device, it will not work on any GSM network worldwide.

Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX

GENERAL

BODY

  • Dimensions        130.7 x 68.9 x 9 mm
  • Weight                 145 g

DISPLAY

  • Type: Super AMOLED Advanced capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches (~256 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass

SOUND

  • Alert types: Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes

MEMORY

  • Card slot:  microSD, up to 32GB, 16GB card included, buy memory
  • Internal:  8 GB storage, 1GB RAM

DATA

  • GPRS:  No
  • EDGE: No
  • Speed: Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps, LTE

WLAN

  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE+EDR
  • USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0

CAMERA

  • Primary: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Video: Yes, 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary: Yes, 1.3 MP, 720p

FEATURES

  • OS: Android OS, v2.3.6 (Gingerbread), upgradable to v4.0
  • Chipset: TI OMAP 4430
  • CPU: Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX540

BATTERY

  • Battery: Li-Ion 3300 mAh
  • Stand-by: Up to 380 h
  • Talk time: Up to 21 h 30 min

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

GENERAL

BODY

  • Dimensions      125 x 63 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight               117 g

DISPLAY

  • LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • 480 x 854 pixels, 4.2 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch
  • Scratch-resistant glass

SOUND

  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3 ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes

MEMORY

  • Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included
  • Internal 1 GB (320 MB user-available), 512 MB RAM

DATA

  • GPRS: Up to 86 kbps
  • EDGE: Up to 237 kbps
  • Speed: HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
  • USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support

CAMERA

  • Primary: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
  • Features: Video calling, touch focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama, image stabilization
  • Video: Yes, 720p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer, check quality
  • Secondary: No

FEATURES

  • OS: Android OS, v2.3.4 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0
  • Chipset:  Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz Scorpion
  • GPU: Adreno 205

BATTERY

  • Battery:  Li-Po 1500 mAh
  • Stand-by: Up to 460 h (2G) / Up to 460 h (3G)
  • Talk time: Up to 7 h 25 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 35 min (3G)
  • Music play: Up to 37 h