Just as we every suspected, Verizon has officially absent and terminated their “New Every Two” program. Giving an additional incentive to customers who kept the 2-year contract, the information module trusty be missed.

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For those unmindful the information allowed newborn lines of Verizon assist to be suitable for an equipment discount, which would commonly spend the individual $30 to $100, after a two-year lessen expired.

You ease module be suitable for the supported pricing on handsets after your lessen expires, you meet module not be receiving the additional incentive of the assist fee.

This nonnegative the newborn $350 primeval conclusion gift for smartphones marks Verizon onerous near into ownership users with a azygos figure over the movement of their contract.

[Via Engadget]

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A unify of mostly unconnected LG stories here: During CES the Asiatic phone concern showed soured a taste of useful glasses-free 3D profession housed in a non-functional smartphone casing. The 4.3-inch LCD pass uses practical parallax obstruction profession to create its 3D effect, and could be making its artefact to a employed phone shortly, says Pocket-Lint after speech with an LG rep. They wouldn’t be the prototypal to successfully unite the technologies, as Sharp already has a distinction of glasses-free 3D Android handsets in Japan. Word on the street is that Sprint and HTC strength hit a kindred substance up their arm for their Feb 7th advise event.

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The ordinal LG news concerns the Optimus 2X. It module be construction in aggregation this month, but today we are chance that state can wait it, too. When? Sometime in March or Apr seems to be most likely. It should be a traveler inner for one of the country’s bounteous threesome ambulatory providers, Telstra, Optus, or Vodafone.

18 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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While Amazon’s method of pricing in their newborn Android app accumulation relic supposed for now, their pricing on handsets keeps effort better. The HTC EVO 4G, which ease resides at $199.99 from Sprint, is today acquirable for a understanding $99.99 when purchased finished Amazon. Available in both black and white colouration schemes, the EVO is by no effectuation an noncurrent phone despite its promulgation backwards in primeval season of terminal year. While meliorate things are trusty to come, you ease crapper vex the EVO for noesis and features. So move on this toll today if you’re opinion the 4G bug.

[via UnwiredView]

So it seems as though Pocket Link got a time or digit of Steve Walker, performing Global Head of Marketing for Sony Ericsson who said that the consort scholarly “a Brobdingnagian turn terminal year” (meaning 2010) and that “The prototypal procreation of handsets in our portfolio was most effort the aptitude discover there.” He goes on to feature what “went wrong” with Sony Ericsson this assemblage and what they designed on doing incoming year. It’s every so simple!

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Walker notes that they (and everyone else!) had no quantity of predicting the time digit eld and how some grouping would alter to smartphones. Not exclusive that, he notes that noone could hit predicted what would be more or inferior essential to consumers, but that they’ve “taken a bounteous travel nervy for 2011.” With learning! Or maybe it’s that mythologic XPERIA Arc that we’ve been eyeing?

He notes that though terminal assemblage he and they believed that element played “second fiddle” to software, this assemblage (2011,) the consumer would be motion their eyes backwards toward element erst again. He notes that they “didn’t look the capableness of opinion that consumers would hit towards the Android release,” which was meet silly, meet silly! But then they got owlish and definite to promulgation the XPERIA Arc – this phone, which is slated for promulgation in the incoming pair of months, “is meet the prototypal of some products we [they] module exhibit finished the year”

Finally he notes that if they’d not finished what they did with the X10 and the X10 minis, they “wouldn’t hit been healthy to do what we’ve finished here today.” Take a look at our Hands-On of the XPERIA Arc we got at CES 2011 too. Super awesome!

[Via Pocket Lint]

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INQ Cloud Touch Android Facebook phone

It hasn’t been talked about since September, but it looks same INQ is indeed ease employed on an Android phone with unfathomable Facebook integration, according to fresh bare BlueTooth SIG filings. The phone, patch reportedly effort a aggregation of utilization support from the Facebook team, most probable won’t start as the Facebook phone –t here haw never never be one of those. It is traded instead as the INQ Cloud Touch. Here is the description:

“An Android smartphone shapely to attain messaging faster and smarter. It’s fashioned around the artefact grouping course transmit and has Facebook shapely into its core. The homescreen features binary entry points to assorted Facebook functions, patch a impulsive widget displays a take of position updates, albums, videos and photos.”

The filing dates from 12/17/2010, so utilization seems to be current though no intent of a promulgation instance inclose crapper be pinpointed. We’d envisage this phone would modify up receiving a “with Facebook” attach kindred to the “with Google” attach institute on some Android handsets.

[via BGR]

Samsung is due to start its next-gen Galaxy Tab tablets at Mobile World legislature in Feb 2011, according to the WSJ, alongside a newborn arrange of Android smartphones. The Korea Herald reports that the newborn handsets module ingest dual-core processors, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and hit Super AMOLED Plus displays, as on the Samsung Infuse 4G.

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According to Samsung ambulatory exec supported on ordinal procreation technology, the newborn tablets module be “based on ordinal procreation technology”, though it’s blurred if he’s referring all to 4G connectivity. Samsung declared a 4G LTE version of the example Galaxy Tab for Verizon terminal week.

[via OLED-Info]

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Samsung is due to start its next-gen Galaxy Tab tablets at Mobile World legislature in Feb 2011, according to the WSJ, alongside a newborn arrange of Android smartphones. The Korea Herald reports that the newborn handsets module ingest dual-core processors, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and hit Super AMOLED Plus displays, as on the Samsung Infuse 4G.

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According to Samsung ambulatory exec supported on ordinal procreation technology, the newborn tablets module be “based on ordinal procreation technology”, though it’s blurred if he’s referring all to 4G connectivity. Samsung declared a 4G LTE version of the example Galaxy Tab for Verizon terminal week.

[via OLED-Info]

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8 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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We undergo Netflix is disagreeable their hardest to alter fast moving morality to every Android handsets, but dammit they’re trying. The LG Revolution was declared at CES this week, and patch we’ve already gotten our hands-on instance with it, we completely uncomprehensible the fact that it has a Netflix app installed. The blot was prefabricated by an Android Central tipster who scrubbed finished Unwired View’s video to show what should be a bounteous care to many. I crapper see we’re effort fireman to an announcement, at the least, so meet set dripless guys.

Sony Ericsson has addicted to Android Community this farewell that the XPERIA X10, X10 mini and X10 mini favoring module wager no boost Android OS updates beyond Android 2.1 Eclair. The programme is probable to become as a momentous dissatisfaction to early-adopters of Sony Ericsson’s Android range.

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However, Sony Ericsson insists that there module be forthcoming enhancements to the X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro, for happening a multitouch update for the X10 in Q1 2011, as the consort refines the undergo of the handsets agitated forward. Still, if you poverty Froyo, Gingerbread or anything else, it looks same summary ROMs are the exclusive artefact to intend them.

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The LG Revolution strength countenance pretty old to you, and if you’re smart you module discern that it is Verizon’s edition of the internationally-known LG Optimus 2X, in attendance anyway. We can’t encounter some commendation that it’s 1GHz processor is the aforementioned dual-core Tegra 2 institute in the 2X. Our hurried instance with the phone mitt us with beatific feelings most what could be LG’s prototypal lawful shitting in the US smartphone market.

Like the rest of Verizon’s 4G distinction of phones, a front-facing camera connected with Skype Mobile provides one of the prizewinning ambulatory recording chatting experiences we hit seen yet. The pace of the processor and meshwork should revilement downbound on holdup and choppy video, but as of today Verizon is exclusive display the assist soured via a recording demo.

We module hit to pay more instance with apiece of the 4G LTE handsets before we end which reigns supreme, but attain your possess selection by checking discover the lowercase walkthrough below: