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HTC Sensation Hits the FCC and Could Hit AT&T, Likely Headed To Canada

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It looks like the HTC Sensation may not be exclusive to T-Mobile in the US since a new model has just been spotted at the FCC. This one sports WCDMA 850/1900MHz connectivity which is perfect for AT&T but it also tells us something else. It's pretty much guaranteed that the smartphone will be available in Canada in the near future since it'll be capable of running on all of our major networks. This one, of course, will go head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy S II. Check it out at the FCC.

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Everything You Need To Know About Apple's WWDC; Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud

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Steve Jobs came out to, obviously, a standing ovation and huge applause. Of course, today is all about software so don't expect a new iPhone to be announced today. It's all about Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud. Apple decided to start things off with Lion which has 250 new features, according to them. However, there are 10 key features to their new OS: Multitouch gestures, Full Screen apps, Mission Control (unified Expose and Spaces), Mac App Store, Launchpad (iOS Springboard), Resume (when you launch an app it'll start from where you were last), Autosave, Versions (saving all versions of a document), AirDrop (P2P file sharing - like HomeGroup on Windows), and a "new" Mail version (looks a whole lot like the iOS version). If you want to get one, it'll be available only through the Mac App Store. The OS (4GB download) will cost you just $29, when it's available next month - July. Definitely worth it.

Next up is iOS 5. iOS apparently has 44% of the market share while Android is only at 28%. There are 90,000 apps solely for the iPad and, of course, Android doesn't come close to that number. Anyways, back to the major release that they have in store for us in the near future. The next iOS has over 200 new features and, again, 10 major ones. They are: Notification Center (new and improved Notifications thanks to Peter Hajas who created MobileNotifier for jailbroken devices - it's just like Android), Newsstand, Twitter (integration as rumoured), Safari (Reader, Reading List, Tabbed Browsing), Reminders (to-do list), Camera (a lot more like the Camera+ app), Mail (iPad only), PC Free (finally, wireless syncing and OTA updates), Game Center, and iMessage (new messaging service for iOS users - think BBM for the iPhone). The last one is huge and could put a huge dent in RIM. Looks like it's a BBM killer unless RIM can do something quick. Anyways, all of that is coming this Fall - along with the next iPhone, of course.

iCloud time. "iCloud stores your content, and wirelessly pushes it to all your devices" and it's "integrated with your apps, so everything happens automatically." The core apps for iCloud are now contacts, calendar, mail, App Store (if you purchase an app on your iPhone then it'll be free when you re-download it on your iPad), iBooks, Backup, Documents, Photo Stream, and iTunes. The worst part about Photo Stream is that it only saves your last 1,000 photos and only does so for 30 days. Interesting. iTunes in iCloud will work exactly like the App Store does. Purchased songs will be free to download on another device. Yes, there's nine of them now. It's definitely replacing MobileMe; and it's free. You can get iCloud right now (devs only) and it'll store 5GB of storage.

Oh, there's one more thing; a small thing. It's called iTunes Match. This will cost $24.99 a year and it'll scan the songs you have and will upgrade it to 256k AAC DRM free. Not useful for me but maybe for you. And that's it! This Fall will definitely be exciting.

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Revamped Motorola DROID Bionic (Targa) Will Have a Laptop Dock and 8MP Camera

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It looks like Motorola likes the concept of having a laptop dock with their smartphones like the Atrix. The Motorola DROID Bionic (or Targa) looks like it may have one as well. The smartphone will be hitting Verizon with LTE (4G) connectivity and it should also feature a dual-core TI OMAP4 CPU as well as a slight redesign from when it was shown off at CES. The smartphone is said to feature an 8MP AF camera with 1080p Full HD video recording and a pretty large touchscreen display. The release date is still unknown for this one but it seems worth waiting for.


Motorola XPRT Now Available On Sprint For $129

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If you're looking for the Verizon Motorola DROID Pro but you're stuck on Sprint then the wait is over. The carrier has just released the Motorola XPRT which is identical to it in just about every way except for the internal storage. Sadly, this one only features 4GB of storage (2GB internal and 2GB SD card) while the Verizon model has 8GB, but it packs a microSD card slot so it's not that big of a deal. This handset features a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, a QWERTY keyboard, a 1GHz CPU, and Android 2.2. Whenever you're ready, check it out on Sprint where it'll cost you $129.99 on a 2-year contract.


HTC EVO View 4G and EVO 3D Officially Hitting Sprint On June 24th

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If you're not interested in the Motorola XPRT then Sprint may have just announced what you were waiting for. They have made the HTC EVO View 4G and the EVO 3D official and they're both going to be launching on June 24th. They'll cost you $399 and $199, respectively, on a 2-year contract if you're interested. If you're a premier customer then you'll be able to order the EVO View 4G a couple of days early with the estimated shipping date of June 21 which is a few days earlier than the regular people out there.

The EVO View 4G is just the HTC Flyer with WiMAX capabilities while the EVO 3D packs a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, a 4.3-inch qHD display, dual cameras, and Android 2.3 with the new Sense UI. Mark the date on your calendars if you want to.


Android Powered Sony S2 Tablet Hits the FCC, Ready For AT&T

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Made official about six weeks ago, the Sony S2 "Honeycomb" tablet has just hit the FCC. For you America folk, it looks like it'll be capable of running on AT&T and just about every major carrier in Canada. The "SGPT211US" sports WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth support which isn't a surprise at all. Keep in mind that this tablet is sporting dual 5.5-inch displays, but who knows how well that'll work in the real world. Check it out at the FCC if you want to see all that mumbo-jumbo.


Samsung Trender Trots Onto Sprint For $29.99

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A new handset has just hit Sprint but it's just a basic messaging one. The Samsung Trender is now available on the US carrier for $29.99 on a 2-year contract and $229.99 contract-free. The handset itself features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a touchscreen display, Bluetooth support, and a 1.3MP camera. Check it out on Sprint if you're interested.

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