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BlackBerry 10 Coming This Fall? RAZR Maxx Making It’s Way Across The Pond, New Droid Incredible 4G Pops Out Of Thin Air

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by Chris Coleman@PhoneKnack

RIM has been mum on details concerning BlackBerry 10 but a recently leaked roadmap has shined a little light on subject. No official date has been released or announced but by looking at the roadmap we can see what RIM has in mind for upcoming BlackBerry releases and then play the guessing game as to when we should see BlackBerry 10.

I foresee RIM releasing BlackBerry 10 sometime in October or November based off previously stated timeframes for it’s release. This is purely speculation but I imagine that RIM does not want to get overshadowed by the release of the new iPhone which will most likely be making a late sumer/fall debut as well.

For those UK fans who have been patiently waiting for Motorola to give you an official taste of the latest Droid action, your prays have finally been answered. Motorola has announced that the Droid RAZR Maxx will be available sometime in May, but UK customers can begin to pre-order now.

The specs for the UK version of the Droid RAZR Maxx are near identical to its US counterpart. Both Clove and Expansy are currently taking pre-orders.

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Another day, another Samsung Galaxy S III rumor, iPhone 5 coming in June? UK Carriers begin selling the HTC One X and S.

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by Chris Coleman| @PhoneKnack

The latest rumor making the rounds around the Internet is that Samsung is including a Super AMOLED Plus display which would allow the Galaxy S III to showcase its 4.65inch screen at 720p HD resolution. You may be wondering what in the world a smartphone 720p HD display even looks like, well here is a side by side comparison.

The difference between the two is very clear and quite stunning.

With that being said, we can most likely expect the Samsung Galaxy III to be hitting stores sometime in May as AsiaE has reported that carrier testing is currently underway.

Are you ready for the Samsung Galaxy III? We know we are.

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Goin’ mobile

Believe it: Smartphones about to get even smarter

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

Special to the Chieftain

There are now more than 100 million smartphone users in the United States, according to the latest comScore report.

But even as smartphone use increases, the devices are undergoing dramatic — and speedy —evolution. Here’s a look at several prominent mobile trends that are emerging:

  • Smartphones are featuring ever-faster processors, Dual-core processors once reserved for the latest super phones are now standard fare on many smartphones. By the end of 2012, manufacturers will need to include a quad-core processor to be considered a high-end mobile device.
  • Large, high-resolution touchscreens are also in high demand on the latest smartphones and tablets. Not long ago, a 4-inch screen on a smartphone was considered large; today, 4-inch-plus screens are fairly common, with a couple of models topping 5 inches and featuring high-resolution, 1280 x 800 pixel displays. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nearly half of U.S. Mobile subscribers now own a smartphone, 48 percent are on Android

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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According to the most recent Nielson report, 49.7 percent of U.S. Mobile subscribers now own a smartphone, an increase of 38 percent over last year. The trend is continuing to grow as more than two-thirds of those who acquired a new mobile device in the last three months chose a smartphone over a feature phone.

In the U.S. Android continues to lead the way with a 48 percent market share, Apple has a 32 percent share, Rim follows with 12 percent, with everyone else making up the remaining 8 percent. If you would like to get additional information check the  full Nielsen report.

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According to a Purdue University study 65-75% of energy in free apps is spent in third party advertising modules.

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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Smartphone battery not getting you through your workday? According to a Purdue University study published in conjunction with Microsoft Research approx. 65-75% of energy used in free apps is spent in third party advertising modules.

So if you’ve been wondering why your smartphone battery has been running down prematurely the answer could lay with the free apps you have installed and are running on your smartphone.

The study utilized a specially designed “energy profiler” (Eprof), on two mobile platforms, Android and Windows Mobile to detail how apps use energy by analyzing its power behavior.

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Free Android Wallpapers for your phone and tablets, Mortem Tuam GFXs

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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We’ve run several features on smartphone wallpapers in the past when we’ve run across something that has caught our eye. I wanted to share my latest discovery, Mortem Tuam GFXs. This sight features custom original eye catching free wallpapers in a variety of styles and sizes.

Some of the featured sizes include:

  • 960×800
  • 1440×1280
  • 1600×1280
  • 1080×960
  • 640×960

Mortem Tuam also has wallpapers customized for the iPhone and 10.5” tablets. The mortemtuamgfxs.com website is still under construction, and requests you check back frequently for NEW content.

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Instagram Officially Coming to Android, Will AT&T ever launch the Nokia Lumia 900? iPhone 5.1 Update Brings 4G To iPhone Users?

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By Chris Coleman|@PhoneKnack

Instagram, the beloved iOS app that has 27 million registered users has been officially announced for Android. Co-founder Kevin Systrom took to the stage at South By South West (SXSW) to announce that after two years of being an exclusive iOS app that Instagram will be making its way into the lives of Android users.

Systrom gave a brief preview of what Instagram would look like on Android, and had went on to say that, “in some ways, it is better than their iOS app.” The app should be hitting the Google Play store soon.

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“New and Improved” Blackberry London, LG announces Galaxy Note Competitor

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By Chris Coleman|@PhoneKnack

Reports have resurfaced on Crackberry.com with new pictures of the long rumored Blackberry London. From the looks of this device we can acknowledge that RIM, the makers of BlackBerry, are finally looking to join the ever-changing smartphone race.

The sleek design of the BlackBerry London has us brimming with excitement in the middle of winter. When is the BlackBerry London coming to the market? According to a leaked roadmap of RIM’s upcoming devices, the London washing ashore to American soil come Q3. (Photos after the break)

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Tagg GPS tracking for your Pets

by George Heymann|@techeadlines

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Tagg is a pet tracking system developed by Snaptracs Inc., a Qualcomm company that uses GPS technology to help you locate your pet if it becomes lost or stolen. The lightweight GPS Tag attaches to the pets collar with a two piece clip and its waterproof design allows it to be worn at all times.

The Tagg system appearsto be simple to set-up, first set-up an account at www.pettracker.com , once you receive the Tagg pet tracker activate it, it will be associated with your online account, then setup your Tagg zone.

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Rim offers you a chance to win, EA gives football fans a reason to cheer and Emporia Telecom clicking with basic phone users.

Smartphone Briefs

By Chris Coleman|@PhoneKnack

Research In Motion (RIM), the brains behind the BlackBerry, is offering a contest that will shower a few lucky winners with some great prizes. From January 16th-27th, RIM is holding the JanuBerry contest which is a series of questions that will be posted on the @BlackBerry twitter page. To enter to win simply answer the question with the hashtag #JanuBerry, the 10th correct answer will be selected as the winner. Keep your eyes peeled to the @BlackBerry page as you can be the winner of BlackBerry phones, stickers, gloves and more. Good luck to all, and “may the force be with you.”

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