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Samsung's 4G (LTE) Verizon-Bound Smartphone Leaks, Has Front Facing Camera and Bing

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Well, look what has leaked just weeks before CES 2011. What you see above is a Verizon handset running on their 4G (LTE) network and this one's actually made by Samsung running on Android 2.2.1 for the meantime. Of course, it also has the TouchWiz layer and also ships with Bing as the default search engine. Thankfully, you can clearly see that this smartphone will have a front-facing camera, which is great since the whole Galaxy S line-up that hit the US didn't have it. Let's hope this one makes an appearance and gets official at CES or MWC in early 2011.


Mobilicity Releases the Sidekick LX As the Mobiflip, Just $49.99 For a Limited Time

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That was quick. Mobilicity has just released the Mobiflip which is actually known as the Sidekick LX. This handset packs a 3.2-inch display with a 480 x 854 resolution, a QWERTY keyboard, a trackball, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 2.0 (no WiFi) support, a 3.2MP AF camera with an LED flash, and aGPS. Check it out right now on Mobilicity where it's available for $99.99 contract-free with the $50 mail-in rebate so it'll cost you just $49.99 if you buy it from now until the end of the year.

[Mobile Syrup]

Real HTC Incredible HD (Mecha) Photo Leaks, Running On 4G Network; Could Launch As DROID Thunderbolt

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Yesterday various media sources got a few glimpses of the Android-based HTC Incredible HD (aka the Mecha) and it looks like Gizmodo managed to scoop a picture of the actual handset running on Verizon's 4G (LTE) network. Of course, this isn't anything new but it should be the first time where we've actually seen the handset turned on. It's clearly running Android along with the Sense UI.

Update: According to Android and Me, this smartphone may actually hit Verizon as the DROID Thunderbolt. Honestly, it's a bit of a lengthy name. They should've just chose something like the DROID Bolt, but that's a bit similar to the BB Storm. Oh well.


WIND Mobile's Inventory Systems Says the Bold 9780 Isn't Too Far Away

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WIND Mobile in Canada looks like they're gearing up to release the BlackBerry Bold 9780. The inventory screenshot above shows that the smartphone from RIM is there and the Bold 9700's stock levels are dwindling. When they're out of the Bold 9700, you'll likely be seeing the 9780 go up for sale. The 9780 ships with OS 6.0 along with the WebKit browser so it may be worth the wait.


Toshiba 12GL1 Glasses-Free 3DTV Now Available In Japan, 20-Inch Model On Christmas

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If you're interested in glasses-free 3DTV then you might want to head to Japan. Starting today, you can get the Toshiba 12GL1 which has a 12-inch display (466 x 350 resolution) that will do just that. This is now available for 120,000 yen ($1,431 USD), which is half of what the company will be offering the 20GL1 (20-inch model) for (240,000 yen or $2,863 USD). The larger 20GL1 will feature 720p resolution along with 550:1 contrast ratio and will be available starting on Christmas (December 25th).

Pantech Vega X Gets Official For South Korea, Features DDR2 RAM and Android 2.2

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Pantech has just revealed something that high-end smartphones should start featuring more and more as time passes and that's DDR2 RAM. The company announced the Vega X and it's reportedly the first phone to have it - probably 512MB of it. This will be available later this week in South Korea via KT and LG Telecom. This smartphone packs quite the spec sheet, it also has a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen display, a 5MP AF camera, a 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8255 CPU, and Android 2.2 "Froyo".

[Unwired View]

Motorola Files For Xoom Trademark, Could Be For Their Future Android Tablets

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Motorola has filed for a new trademark and it's "Xoom". This has been applied for in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan so this is going to be quite a huge launch. We don't know what the Xoom is right now but, of course, it could be their first Android-based "Honeycomb" tablet. Apparently, this will actually be a line-up of devices, kind of like Verizon's Motorola Android handsets are called the DROID. Well, we're just dying to find out more if that is the case.


Nintendo To Show Off the 3DS [Again] At a January 19th Event

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We've already seen the Nintendo 3DS get shown off before but another preview of it will be coming within the next month. Pocket-Lint has been invited to an event on January 19th which Nintendo will be hosting and the 3DS will be the main event for the night. There's really not much left to tell you but the whole world will have their chance to get this evolutionary gaming handheld in Q1 2011.


T-Mobile USA To Get the LG Optimus 2X By March?

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There's a new rumour going around that the world first Tegra 2 powered smartphone, the LG Optimus 2X, could be hitting T-Mobile USA by March or 2011. This means that we'll be seeing more of this handset at both CES and MWC in 2011 which is definitely great news. This handset has already raised the high-end smartphone bar with both a Tegra 2 CPU and an 8MP camera with 1080p HD video recording capabilities so you expect this to be a standard set of features for the rest of 2011.


First LTE Smartphone From Verizon Could Be From Motorola

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Coming from the WSJ is word that the first LTE smartphone from Verizon will actually be from Motorola - probably a part of their growing DROID line-up. It might not be what you see above, which is the Olympus, but we really do hope that it'll still sport a blazing fast Tegra 2 chipset. Of course, we know nothing about the handset that will be hitting Verizon but it should be announced at CES or MWC 2011.


HTC Incredible HD (aka Mecha) Leaks In Four Different Pictures, Gives Up Glimpses

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Four pictures of the upcoming HTC Incredible HD (or the Mecha) have leaked today but none of them show the full device. If this handset is the Incredible HD like everyone is saying it is, this will be running Android and could be hitting Verizon in 2011 with [hopefully] LTE (4G) connectivity. This handset is definitely looking quite nice and it's definitely teaser-style. We'll likely see this handset at either CES or MWC in 2011.

[Android Central, Engadget, Slash Gear, Gizmodo]

HTC EVO Shift 4G Gets Spotted In the Real World, Sporting 800MHz CPU

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Live photos of the HTC EVO Shift 4G has just leaked out and this one's definitely headed to Sprint. This one clearly has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and inside you'll find WiMAX connectivity along with the new Qualcomm 800MHz CPU - also found in the T-Mobile G2. This smartphone will definitely sell pretty quickly, let's just hope that HTC has made enough of them to keep up with the demand. This should be launching in Q1 2011.

[Phone Arena]