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Sony Xperia S Launch Delayed In The UK

Earlier this month, Sony announced the powerful Sony Xperia S smartphone at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. Play.com, a popular online retailer in the UK has already started taking pre-orders of this smartphone. According to the retailer, the Sony Xperia S was expected to release on January 30. However, we have bad news for those who have already pre-ordered this device in the UK.

The much-awaited launch of the Sony Xperia S has been delayed in the UK. Play.com customers will have to wait till next month to get their hands on this amazing device. According to the retailer’s pre-order page, the new release date is February 13. If you are planning to get this device, then check out the complete specs below.

sony xperia s

Sony Xperia S features a 4.3 inch HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core processor, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich), 12 megapixel camera with 16x digital zoom, auto-focus, Face detection and LED Flash, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, NFC (Near Field Communication), USB 2.0, 32 GB eMMC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Android Market, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, GPS with aGPS, Bluetooth technology, DLNA Certified, HDMI support, Micro USB, up to 25 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs 30 min video playback time, up to 7 hrs 30 min of talk-time, up to 450 hrs of stand-by time and a 1750 mAh battery.

Play.com is expected to release the device on February 13, however we are still not sure if the device will be released on the date mentioned by the retailer. Clove, another popular online retailer in the UK is expected to sell the SIM-free Sony Xperia S from the first week of March. According to the retailer, the device will be launched after the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 and the stock is expected to arrive on the 6th or 7th of March.

LG Prada 3.0 Now Available In The UK For Free On Contract

Last month, LG announced the much-awaited LG Prada 3.0 in Germany. The LG Prada 3.0 is the first smartphone in the Prada series. This handset runs on the Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The LG Prada 3.0 will also get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update during the Q2 of 2012. Within a few days of its official announcement, LG launched this handset in South Korea. After waiting for nearly a month, this handset is finally available for purchase in the UK. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

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LG Prada 3.0 features a 4.3 inch Nova Plus display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1 GHz dual core TI OMAP 4430 processor, Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) OS (upgradable to Android 4.0), Prada UI, 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, A-GPS, NFC (Near Field Communication), microUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 1540 mAh battery.

Phones 4U, a popular online retailer is selling this handset for free, with a 2 year service agreement and £31 monthly plan. If you buy this handset from Phones 4u before the end of February, you’ll get 12 months free unlimited 4u Wi-Fi. This service allows you to access Wi-Fi from your handset whenever you’re in one of The Cloud’s 6000+ hotspots across the UK. To get this handset, head over to this page.

Verizon To Release Motorola Droid Razr Maxx On January 26th For $299.99

Most of the major manufacturers have showcased their powerful smartphones and tablets at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. However, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is one those smartphone which instantly caught our attention, thanks to the powerful 3300 mAh battery. This handset offers continuous talk-time of more than 21 hours straight on a single charge.

The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx currently runs on the Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Operating System, however the company will update this device to the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS in the coming months. This handset will be exclusively available to the Verizon Wireless subscribers in the US.

Earlier this month, we reported that the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is expected to release on January 26. Verizon recently confirmed that our prediction was absolutely right. Verizon subscribers can finally get their hands-on this amazing device from January 26. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs after the break.

motorola droid razr maxx

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of ROM, 11.5GB user available internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 16GB microSD card included, GPS with AGPS, Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB, HDMI out, FM Radio, Android Market, MotoCast, up to 21.5 hours of talk-time, up to 15.8 days of stand-by time and a 3300 mAh battery.

The price of its older brother, the Motorola Droid Razr has been dropped to $199.99. However, you will need to shell out few extra bucks to get an Android smartphone which promises to offer an amazing battery life. The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx will be available from January 26 for $299.99 with a 2 year service agreement.

Motorola Unveils The Rugged Defy+ JCB Edition In The UK

Motorola and JCB recently announced the new Motorola Defy+ JCB edition. Motorola Defy+ is the successor of the widely popular Motorola Defy smartphone. Thanks to the visco-elastic protective sleeve from JCB, the powerful Motorola Defy+ JCB Edition offers work-orientated protection for those operating in construction and engineering sectors as well as for those working in rugged outdoors and in extremely demanding conditions.

Victoria McManus, UK marketing director, Motorola Mobility said,

“We’re thrilled to be working with JCB on this bespoke Motorola DEFY+ device. The unique protective sleeve will pull on JCB’s years of expertise in the construction industry to help us reach a new audience who we know are in need of a life and work proof handset.”

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Motorola Defy+ JCB Edition features a 3.7 inch FWVGA touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, 1 GHz OMAP processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating System, MotoBLUR UI, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 512 MB of RAM, 2 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB MicroSD card bundled, Adobe Flash Player 10, Android Market, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS with A-GPS, FM Radio with RDS, up to 7.1 hours of talk time, up to 16 days of standby time and a 1700 mAh battery.

The Motorola Defy+ JCB Edition comes pre-loaded with JCB applications such as a spirit level, theodolite, decibel meter and recorder, torch, unit converter, calculator and DIY store locator. This handset comes with a price tag of £260 (approx. $400) in the UK.

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Coming To Verizon On January 26

Earlier this week, Verizon announced the new Motorola Droid Razr Maxx smartphone at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset runs on the Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Operating System. It is the first 4G smartphone, which comes with a powerful 3300 mAh battery. Motorola and Verizon did not announce the release date of this handset during the launch, however Motorola’s official website has revealed the release date of this powerful device.

motorola droid razr maxx

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, micro USB, HDMI out and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of ROM, 11.5GB user available internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 16GB microSD card included, GPS with AGPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1, FM Radio, Android Market, MotoCast, up to 21.5 hours of talk-time, up to 15.8 days of stand-by time and a 3300 mAh battery.

motorola droid razr maxx release date

According to the Motorola’s official website, the much-awaited Motorola Droid Razr Maxx will be available for purchase from January 26, 2012. This handset will be available for $299.99 with a 2 year service agreement.

T-Mobile Unveils The Galaxy S Blaze 4G Smartphone

T-Mobile recently announced the new Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G smartphone at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. It runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. This handset will be exclusively available for the T-Mobile customers in the US. The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be T-Mobile’s third smartphone to take advantage of 42Mbps HSPA+ technology.

“Last year, T-Mobile made solid progress during uncertain times, doubling our 4G network speeds and launching 25 new 4G devices,” said Philipp Humm, CEO and President, T-Mobile USA. “We are here, in fighting shape, and we will compete aggressively to win and retain customers by delivering compelling 4G services — all at a great value.”

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T-Mobile has not yet revealed the complete specs of this device. Even the press release does not mention the specs. Currently, we only know that, Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G comes with a Super AMOLED touchscreen display, 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System and a 42 Mbps HSPA+ connectivity. It will also feature the usual 3.5 mm headset jack, micro USB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, FM Radio with RDS, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with AGPS, Android Market and so on.

The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is expected to comes with a price tag of $199.99 and a two year service agreement. T-Mobile will soon announce the exact price and availability of this smartphone. Stay tuned for more updates!

Sony Xperia S Announced; Comes With A 12 MP Camera

Along with the Sony Xperia Ion, Sony announced the new Sony Xperia S smartphone at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas. It is the first smartphone in the new Sony Xperia NXT series. As usual, this handset will ship with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. But, the device will be upgraded to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012. Sony Xperia S will also feature the Sony logo on the front, instead of the Sony Ericsson logo. It comes with an amazing 12 megapixel camera that takes pictures in just 1.5 seconds from standby. Sony Xperia S is also a PlayStation certified smartphone.

sony xperia s

Sony Xperia S features a 4.3 inch HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core processor, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich), 12 megapixel camera with 16x digital zoom, auto-focus, Face detection and LED Flash, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, GPS with aGPS, Bluetooth technology, DLNA Certified, HDMI support, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), USB 2.0, 32 GB eMMC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Android Market, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, up to 25 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs 30 min video playback time, up to 7 hrs 30 min of talk-time, up to 450 hrs of stand-by time and a 1750 mAh battery.

This handset measures 128 x 64 x 10.6 mm and weighs 144 grams. Sony Xperia S will be available in 2 colors – Black and White. This handset will be available for purchase globally from the first quarter 2012. Sony Xperia S is a NFC enabled device, which allows you to share content with others as well as access a number of NFC applications and services.

Verizon Unveils The Motorola Droid 4 Smartphone

Verizon Wireless and Motorola recently announced the much-awaited Motorola Droid 4 smartphone at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset might disappoint some Android fans, since the device runs on the old Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Operating System, instead of the new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. But, Motorola has already promised that the device will get the Android 4.0 update during the second quarter of 2012.

motorola droid 4

Motorola Droid 4 features a 4 inch qHD display, sporting a resolution of 940 x 540 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), five-row QWERTY keyboard, 8 megapixel rear camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3-megapixel HD front-facing camera with HD (720p) video recording and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, micro USB, HDMI out, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1, FM Radio, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with AGPS, Android Market, MotoCast, up to 12.5 hours of talk-time, up to 8.5 days of stand-by time and a 1785 mAH Li-on battery.

Motorola Droid 4 is the thinnest and the most powerful 4G LTE QWERTY smartphone. This handset measures 2.65 inches x 5.0 inches x 0.5 inches and weighs 6.31oz (approx. 179 grams). Motorola Droid 4 supports up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices, thanks to the 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot. This handset will be available for purchase in the coming weeks. Verizon and Motorola will soon announce the price of this device. Stay tuned for more info!

Huawei Ascend P1 S Announced; World’s Thinnest Android Smartphone

Huawei recently announced two new smartphones, the Huawei Ascend P1 and the Huawei Ascend P1 S at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. Both the smartphones, runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. The specs of both the devices are almost similar, except the thickness. Huawei Ascend P1 S is currently the world’s thinnest smartphone, measuring at just 6.68 mm thick. On the other hand, the Huawei Ascend P1 measures just 7.69 mm thick.

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The Huawei Ascend P1 and Ascend P1 S features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display with the Gorilla Glass panel on the front, 960 x 540 pixels resolution, 1.5 GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor, PowerVR SGX540 graphic processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, Huawei’s 3D user interface and much more.

Other features include an 8 megapixel rear camera, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video calls, 3.5 mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of ROM, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Android Market and a 1670 mAh/ 1800 mAh battery.

The Huawei Ascend P1 and Ascend P1 S will be available in 3 vibrant colors – metallic black, ceramic white and cherry-blossom pink. This devices will be available for purchase in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, the Middle East and China from Q2 of 2012. The price of both the devices will be announced later. Until then, check out the promo video below.

Lenovo Announces The Android Powered Lenovo S2 Smartphone

Lenovo recently announced the new Lenovo S2 smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset might disappoint some Android fans, since the device runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, instead of the new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. Apart from that, Lenovo has skinned the Lenovo S2 smartphone with its Lenovo Magic 3.0 user interface.

lenovo s2 smartphone

The Lenovo S2 features a 3.8 inch display, sporting a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, powerful 1.4 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8260 processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, Lenovo Magic 3.0 UI, 8 megapixel rear camera, VGA front facing-camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 3.5 mm headset jack, HDMI-out, 512MB RAM / 1 GB RAM, 8 GB/ 16 GB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Micro USB, MHL Connectivity and a 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery.

The Lenovo S2 smartphone includes a unique Kernel-level security system to protect personal data, prevent phishing and control network and SMS traffic. This handset also allows you to instantly syncs photos, music, videos and personal information with a dedicated online storage space and share it across multiple devices. The price of this device will be announced soon. The Lenovo S2 will be first available in China, followed by other European and Asian markets.