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HTC isn’t going to let Nokia keep the Chinese limelight for long: the phone maker has just launched three variants of its late 2012 flagship phones for China’s mainland, all of which should reach local stores by mid-December. Those looking for sheer brawn will want the Butterfly. While it’s ultimately a slight variant on the J Butterfly (Droid...

  Samsung’s Galaxy SIII is due to launch officially on May 3rd. We’ve already seen some blurry images of what might be the phone—but now an even more convincing example has surfaced in Vietnam. Engadget reports that the handset showed up on Vietnamese site Tinhte—though the original page is now down. No worries: we still have the pictures...

Palm HP announced a lot of really great stuff today! The TouchPad, Palm Pre 3 and Veer (which might be my favorite, because it is tiny and adorable like a puppy). And they’re the only products guaranteed to get webOS 3.0. Funny thing is, HP is actually launching a product tomorrow: Verizon’s taking pre-orders for the Pre 2. You might be thinking to yourself,...

Following the recent preview of INQ’s Cloud Touch phone, more commonly known as the Facebook Phone, the company has officially confirmed the device. Of course, the device is really an Android-powered device with some Facebook-oriented widgets and shortcuts that make accessing the social network’s chat, contacts, events, notices, news feeds and more much easier....

With the Gingerbread barely cooled on the Android 2.3 SDK, Google has now pushed another iteration to developers. In Android 2.3.3, it’s all about expanding support for near-field communications — that non-Packers NFC business we’ve been hearing so much about. In Android 2.3.3, Google has added a full-featured NFC read and write API, which will work...

Xperia Play to land on all five major UK mobile networks. Three has become the final of the UK’s big five mobile network providers to announce it will offer the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play handset, formerly known as the PSP Phone. Following in the footsteps of O2, Orange and T-mobile which announced their intentions for the Xperia Play in the past 24 hours after Vodafone...

In many ways, the smartphone platform has evolved following the same kinds of steps we saw in the early days of the PC – lots of different software and hardware platforms, rapidly changing lead players, faster and faster platform update cadence, the slow emergence of obvious majority leaders. Anand and I have talked extensively about just how striking the similarities are between the PC evolution and the current mobile one, but one of the striking differences is just how much faster that evolution is happening in the mobile space....

You’d think that after protracted debacle of the AT&T iPhone 4′s attenuation problems, Apple would have made absolutely certain to fix the issue completely before the Verizon version hit. But this iLounge video indicates otherwise. Antennagate 2.0? To be fair, this hasn’t been a widely reported issue either in reviews or by word of mouth. So let’s take this video—convincing demonstration though it is—with a grain of salt. Like you needed another reason to wait for iPhone 5 anyway. ...