We were fortunate to have been sent the Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) just before the Christmas holidays began and whilst we’ve been keeping our mouths full of mince pies, chocolate and mulled wine we’ve also taken some time to unbox and capture a quick gallery.

Is it a tablet or is it a smartphone? Difficult to say and we’ve seen mixed reviews regarding its 5.3″ front panel. While we continue to test out the Galaxy Note, here’s a quick summary of its key specs.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone announced

On October 24, 2011, in Cell Phones, by Keenan

The Samsung Nexus has been recently announced and will be the first smart phone running the Android 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich OS! The phone features a 4.65 inch super AMOLED touchscreen, with a 5 megapixel camera. The Nexus is being powered by a 1.2GHz dual processor with 1GB of RAM. The internal memory on this phone is quite large at either 16-32GB of storage.

The phone has many unique interesting features like an accelerometer, compass, gyro, light, proximity sensor, it also adds a barometer to the mix.

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Announced earlier this year in April, the HTC Sensation was originally rumoured to be the HTC Pyramid, I for one am personally glad the latter name was wiped off the board. The Sensation is probably one of HTC’s highest-spec offerings to date against other brands such as Samsung, LG and Sony Ericsson who have all in recent years jumped onto the Android bandwagon. Not to say the least, the Sensation is highly capable of tempting iPhone users to trying out a droid and making the switch for the first time.

 

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MightyText is a service developed by former Google employee Maneesh Arora, and thanks to this service, you’ll never have to reach for your cell phone ever again. MightyText simply routes text messages and calls and it supposedly mirrors everything that is happening on your phone onto your Chrome browser on laptop or computer.


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Like turn by turn navigation, Google’s latest offer – Transit Navigation (in beta) brings GPS guided stop-by-stop directions to over 400 cities around the globe. Using your location along the route, Transit Navigation will alert you when its time to get off at your destination or to make a transfer.

Transit Navigation does require your Android device to be 2.1+, make sure you hit update to get your Google Maps for mobile up to the latest version before trying it out.

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According to a BGR report, the upcoming Google Nexus 4G might actually be called Google Nexus Prime. The new Android flagship phone is expected to be released in Q4 of this year around Black Friday 2011 (Nov 25) time.

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Sony Ericsson announces rugged Xperia Active

On June 24, 2011, in Cell Phones, by Garish Wasil

Sony Ericson has recently revealed a new android smartphone that is not afraid of knocks and bumps and actually have a cool geeky design. This new smartphone, Sony Ericson Xperia Active is perfect for your super active lifestyles as it comes with a rugged exterior.

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