Nokia Lumia 900 WP7 Device Coming to AT&T on March 18th??

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Nokia Lumia 900 WP7 Device Coming to AT&T on March 18th??

So you saw Nokias CES announcement of the Lumia 900, and you were upset that no one said when it was coming, well fret no more! Nokia may have let the ever important release date slip out into the public. Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley, reported earlier on Nokias developer newsletter and the fact that it contains a March date for the device. Mary Jo Foley specifically calls out that the device will be available on March 18th.

Granted this could be a typo, rampant speculation, or totally false documents, but for now lets run with it and see what happens shall we?

 

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HomePlug® Powerline Alliance Announces AV2 Specification for Next-Generation Broadband Speeds over Powerline Wires

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HomePlug® Powerline Alliance Announces AV2 Specification for Next-Generation Broadband Speeds over Powerline Wires

A long time ago Powerline networking was thought to be the savior for people who wanted wired internet speeds without having to run new wiring. I mean it’s very difficult to run wires through your walls cleanly and not all of us can buy a brand new house pre construction and tell the electrician where to put network jacks. The solution was simple allow data transmission over existing wiring through out your house. That way you wouldn’t have to rely on wi-fi that can be temperamental at times. Unfortunately the HomePlug alliance never really gained much traction and the results of their efforts were never fully adopted by manufacturers. Yes there are products on the market but the speeds that you get out of them really aren’t worth the cost, you’re better off buying a good router.

The HomePlug Alliance is hoping that this trend will change with the new AV2 Specification that they’ve released. The new technology enables broadband performance and coverage over power line wires, and is backwards compatible. The updated coverage claims to support multiple HD devices simultaneously, and offers expanded coverage and performance, enhanced delivery of HD/3D streaming, and anticipates users moving towards “ultra-high-speed” broadband.

We’ll have to wait and see what manufacturers adopt this new standard and begin developing devices that support it. I for one was a big proponent of the technology when initially announced but it hasn’t caught on the way that I would have envisioned. Hopefully these new standards will accelerate the adoption and pricing for power line networking products will come down and make it a more feasible alternative.

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Huawei Reveals World's Thinnest Smartphone

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Huawei Reveals World's Thinnest Smartphone

Huawei Ascend P1 S

While the Droid Razr was busy packing on the pounds this holiday season, Huawei announced the Ascend P1S and its slightly thicker brother the Ascend P1. The P1 S measures in at 6.68 thin making it the world’s thinnest smartphone. It has a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED 960 x 540 screen with Corning Gorilla Glass, a 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 dual-core processor, 8 MP camera, 1.3 MP front-facing camera, and it will run Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. The P1 is exactly the same phone except it is slightly chunkier measuring in at 7.69mm and packs a larger battery. Both phones will be available in black, white, pink, and more colors soon to come. They will be available in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Australia, Middle East, and China starting in April; but, it is unclear if will be a staggered launch.

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Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G for T-Mobile

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Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G for T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G

Usually naming methods use a higher number or letter to represent newer devices. Well Samsung and T-Mobile are going against the grain with the Galaxy S Blaze 4G. Details are slim because the phone is not coming out until later this year. We do know it will have Super AMOLED display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and run Android. If that is an accurate representation of the device the capacitive buttons at the button lead us to believe it will run Gingerbread at first. The Blaze will not run on just any 4G network but on T-Mobile’s HSPA+42, which is arguably just as fast some LTE connections – as of now. Not much else to say except it sure does look pretty.

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Pantech Brings Budget Friendly Android Devices to AT&T

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Pantech Brings Budget Friendly Android Devices to AT&T

pantech burst

Pantech may not be a household name here in the US but it is intent on changing that by going after the unclaimed low-end smartphone market. They will be bringing two budget friendly 4G LTE devices to AT&T, the Pantech Burst (above) and Pantech Element (below). The Burst has a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 5 MP camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, and 16GB of storage with a microSD slot for 32GB more. It will come in red or black on January 22nd for $49.99 with two-year contract. The Element is an 8 inch tablet with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of memory, and will be “waterproof against incidental exposure … when all ports are tightly closed”. That is great for spills but you’ll need to look elsewhere to get your Twitter fix while scuba diving. It will be $299.99 with a two-year contract on January 22nd. Both devices will ship with Gingerbread and there is no word on an ICS update.

AT&T is offering customers who buy both devices a special discount. You can get the Element for $249.99 and the Burst for free, with two-year contracts. This is a limited time offer.

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Vizio Announces Google TV-Powered Accessories at CES 2012

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Vizio Announces Google TV-Powered Accessories at CES 2012

Vizio has been a name brand in TVs for the budget conscious shopper in recent years. The brand has been making quality products and taking market share from the bigger players for a while now but moving in to 2012 they’re looking to take it up a notch. At CES this year Vizio introduced two Google TV powered set-top boxes. The VAP 430 Stream player which takes a lot of queues from the Logitec Revue, incorporating Google TV and streaming media to your existing home theater. The VBR430 Blu-Ray player adds not just discs but will benefit from a new VOD app, M-Go from Technicolor that is slated to bring first-run movies streaming directly to TVS.

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AT&T Exhilarated to Have Samsung Galaxy S Phones

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AT&T Exhilarated to Have Samsung Galaxy S Phones

Samsung Skyrocket HD

The Samsung Galaxy SII and its variants are arguably some of the best Android phones on the market today. AT&T seems to agree; they just picked up their third Galaxy SII phone, the Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket HD (above). Not only is this the third Galaxy SII device AT&T will have but the second Skyrocket. The only differences seem to be the Skyrocket HD has, like the name says, a 1280 x 720 HD display and that it is a tenth of a millimeter thinner. We will know more when a full spec sheet is given. Pricing and availability will be “in the coming months”

AT&T will also carry the Samsung Exhilarate (below). Samsung claims it is “the first 4G LTE smartphone built to meet many environmental and sustainability standards”. The Exhilarate is made from 80% recycled post-consumer materials and was certified platinum by UL Environment. It will have “eco modes and tools” including a calendar and calculator to see how eco-friendly you are. It will be a 4 inch device priced under $50 with availability “in the coming months”. Hopefully we get more details as well.

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Sony Xperia S

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Sony Xperia S

Sony Xperia S

A phone without a carrier; the way it should be. Sony’s Xperia S is the first phone in their NXT series, which means next generation. Unfortunately, it will ship with the last generation Android OS, Gingerbread – Sony does say it will get upgraded to ICS in the second quarter of 2012. Besides running Gingerbread, Xperia S is another powerhouse from a company intent on changing the perception of its phones. It has a 4.3 inch 1280 x 720 Reality Display screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 32GB of storage, 12MP camera with Exmor, and NFC. The NFC allows the phone to work with Xperia SmartTags, which are coin shaped accessories that when tapped against the phone change the settings. You could have a SmartTag for the bedroom, office, and car to quickly change the phones settings for the environment. The Xperia S will run on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 HSPA 850/900/1900/2100 and will be available in the first quarter of 2012.

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Nokia Lumia 900 to AT&T

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Nokia Lumia 900 to AT&T

Nokia Lumia 900

It won’t be the first Nokia Lumia phone to come to the US that honor goes to the Lumia 710, but the announcement of the Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T is another step in the right direction for Nokia and Microsoft as they try to do something neither has been able to do alone, gain significant market share in US. The Lumia 900 looks similar to it’s Lumia 800 and N9 brethren. It has a 4.3 inch Clear Black AMOLED display, 1.4GHz single-core processor, 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, front-facing camera, and will run on AT&T’s 4G LTE network. The Lumia 900 will be pre-loaded with Nokia Drive, a voice turn-by-turn navigation system, and some other apps that will come first to Nokia devices. They include the ESPN sports hub, CNN app for WP, the Univision app, and over 20 EA games. It will come in cyan or matte black; pricing hasn’t been announced yet and availability will be “in the coming months” – sounds familiar.

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A Razr to the Maxx

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A Razr to the Maxx

Droid Razr Maxx

Verizon has made some changes to its Droid Razr by Motorola line-up. In addition to a choice of white or black, the Razr will now be available in purple. The color isn’t the only change, the price has been dropped from $299.99 to $199.99 with a two-year contract.

Smartphone users will never have enough battery life; thats where the Droid Razr Maxx by Motorola (pictured) comes in and tries to relieve that separation anxiety you feel when you leave your charger at home. The Razr Maxx has a 21-hour talk time on a single charge along with 32GB of memory. However, with the larger battery comes with a slightly larger form factor; 8.99mm thick to be exact. You may not be able to chop down street lights with this version but at least you’ll be able to test Verizon’s network 21-hours at a time. It will be $299.99 with a two-year contract.

Both phones run on Verizons 4G LTE network and will ship with Gingerbread but will be updated to ICS. The price drop and availability is “in the coming weeks”

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