ASUS FonePad announced – 7 inch tablet that makes phone calls

ASUS FonePad announced

Ever wanted that your tablet could make phone calls as well? Asus sure think there are people out there that want this as it just announced a 7 inch Android tablet that can make phone calls too. While not being the first one (the original Samsung Galaxy Tab could make phone calls already over 2 years ago) it’s definitely welcome to see that phone functionality is coming back. Most people probably won’t need to use this functionality but it’s good to be there in case you would need it, especially as it will go on sale for only £179 sometime in the Q2 this year. Head past the break for specifications, photos and a short hands-on by Engadget.

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HTC One X in UK lands Google Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 4+ update

HTC One X in UK lands Google Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense 4+ update

It’s been nearly a couple of months since HTC started rolling out the Jelly Bean and Sense 4+ update for HTC One X and looks like the wait is finally over for the UK SIM-free models as ours just got updated. Hope everyone else gets updated soon as there have been a few welcome features that you will probably appreciate. Check the screenshots and what’s new after the break.

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Tablet Finder Update – December 2012

Tablet Finder Update - December 2012

This month there was no shortage of new tablets trying to get into the spotlight and compete for your Christmas shopping list. All three major operating systems clashed with Apple leading the way with the release of the iPad Mini, followed by Google’s release of Nexus 10, Microsoft’s first tablet the Surface RT finally becoming available, heck even the forgotten tablet by BlackBerry got a refresh here in the UK with the PlayBook 3G bringing a processor speed bump and 3G connectivity. In total we added 61 tablets bringing the total number of tablets in our Tablet Finder to 308.  See the full list of tablets added after the break.

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Tablet Finder Update – October 2012

Tablet Finder Update - October 2012

This has probably been the most exciting Tablet Finder Update so far with Amazon finally releasing its Kindle Fire tablets here in the UK, Google releasing their own Nexus 7 tablet and Samsung releasing the pen-enabled Galaxy Note 10.1. And on top of all that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has finally started popping up in those budget tablets. In total we added 46 tablets bringing the total number of tablets in our Tablet Finder to 247.  See the tull list of tablets added after the break.

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HTC One X updated with Google Android 4.0.4 and HTC Sense 4.1

HTC One X updated with Google Android 4.0.4 and HTC Sense 4.1

HTC One X owners in Europe can now finally get their smartphones updated to Android 4.0.4. Yes, we know it’s not as nearly an exciting update that a Jelly Bean update would be. System and performance enhancements aside the latest update also brings improved Beats audio experience which includes automatic detection of headset profiles and a EA Games app along with a full version of Dead Space. Check the screenshots and more info after the break.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to be released this month

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If you were interested in the original Samsung Galaxy note but wished it would be even bigger you wishes are about to come true. The previously announced Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will be coming to stores worldwide this month in both WiFi and 3G variants. As the name implies this is 10.1 inch tablet with S Pen included and a special UI to take advantage of it. It will be available in either white or black. Sadly no word on the official pricing just yet but at least there is a video available on YouTube showing off the new UI. Check the specifications, official press shots and video after the break.

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Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review

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When nVidia’s chief mentioned that we can expect Tegra 3 quad core tablets to go on sale for less then $200 we couldn’t believe or at least we thought that they will feel cheep but Google proved us wrong. Meet the 7-inch Google Nexus 7, a co-branded tablet with Asus. Suddenly the Amazon Kindle Fire doesn’t look like a bargain of the century anymore as the Nexus 7 pretty much beats it in every way. Faster processor, better quality and higher resolution screen (1280x800px), bigger storage at 8/16 GB and weight. Not to mention the brand new Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. More info and a video review by Engadget after the break

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HTC Desire C video hands-on

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If you are interested in buying a new HTC One phone but can’t just manage to shell out about £250 for the cheapest model the HTC One V SIM Free then HTC just might have an even cheaper alternative. The HTC Desire C is not a member of the One series but it does look like one. With a 3.5 inch screen, 600 MHz and somewhat low resolution of 480×320 pixels it looks to us like a hybrid of HTC One X design and HTC Wildfire S spec sheet and pricing.

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HTC One X and One S new software updates available

HTC One X and One S new software updates available

We were positively surprised when a second software update within the past month popped-up on our HTC One X. It’s not that there is something horribly wrong with it but a new update can’t hurt. Being optimistic we then checked if there was an update for our HTC One S available as well and it was indeed. Read on past the break for more info and screenshots.

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Budget Friendly Smartphones

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It seems like the latest smartphones come with a rather lofty price tag. With today’s economy, many consumers are on tight budgets. While they want smartphones, they simply cannot afford the high price tag that comes with many of the latest models. However, there are some cheap mobile phones that can serve the same purpose without a huge expense; check out the following mobile phone reviews and see if any are right for you.

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