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When LG took the wraps off of its Optimus L-Series II family of phones only the L7II had any launch details attached to it. Now the company say its smaller L3II will debut in Brazil this week with other unspecified Central / South American, European, Asian Middle Eastern and African markets on dec...

February 27th 2013 at 1:08am 0 Comments
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It's not every day that we come across an entry-level Android smartphone from LG, especially one that packs this much style. The LG Optimus L3 (aka E400) recently popped up on Swedish retailer CDON's website and appears to be slotted right below the Optimus Hub (successor to the highly popular Opti...

January 31st 2012 at 7:34am 0 Comments
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The latest product off Samsung's near-constant conveyor belt, the Galaxy Y, has been spotted loitering around Vodafone UK stores. The "youth"(translation: entry-level) smartphone arrives with a slightly better spec sheet than the Korean giant's cheapest Android phone, the Galaxy Mini, although yo...

October 14th 2011 at 8:58am 0 Comments
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The Samsung Galaxy Y recently appeared on Vodafone's "Coming Soon" page, where Sammy's youth-oriented smartphone will look to carve a niche among the UK carrier's value options. While the handset compares favorably to the current bottom-of-the-line Galaxy Mini (free on all contracts over £1...

September 12th 2011 at 10:49pm 0 Comments
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Primed goes in-depth on the technobabble you hear on Engadget every day -- we dig deep into each topic's history and how it benefits our lives. Looking to suggest a piece of technology for us to break down? Drop us a line at primed *at* engadget *dawt* com. The quality of a mobile phone's displa...

August 19th 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Here we have it, folks. The Kyocera Oblique has cleared the FCC, and even better, we've stumbled across leaked snapshots of the device -- in both the black and pink varieties. We'll forgive you if you haven't kept track, but this is the handset that's rumored to replace the Samsung Intercept on...

August 11th 2011 at 7:55pm 0 Comments
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There's something about a green phone that really tugs at the heartstrings, but over the years Sprint has been determined to yank as hard on those cords as possible. Recyclable handsets like the Samsung Restore, Samsung Reclaim, and LG Remarq took store shelves by storm, and the latest environmenta...

June 10th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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If the HTC Sensation is beyond your grasp, Vodafone is introducing the Smart to its prepaid lineup, which is a relatively dense Android handset from Huawei that's geared toward first-time users. While the 528MHz Qualcomm processor and 2.8-inch QVGA display aren't exactly awe-inspiring, the mobile...

May 23rd 2011 at 5:23pm 0 Comments
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We'd all like to think that when we leave our homes absolutely nothing happens there -- except maybe a Roomba making its solitary rounds or a pooch waiting somberly by the door. Of course that's not the case, lots of things can go wrong in your absence and if you're of the paranoid variety surely y...

November 1st 2010 at 12:23pm 0 Comments
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Finally a bit of competition to pep up the transparent OLED market. Samsung and LG seem to have had this party all to themselves until now, but TDK is stepping in with a 2-inch passive matrix screen and a humble QVGA (320 x 240) resolution. Sure, those aren't groundbreaking specs, but a claimed 50...

October 4th 2010 at 8:39am 0 Comments
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We can't remember the last time we stealthily scribbled a note to a coworker instead of shooting an IM, but Mintpass (a Korean firm founded by former iriver minds) believes some folks want to do both at once with Mintpad, a wireless handheld that's one part Nintendo DS, one part iPod, and another p...

November 5th 2008 at 6:49am 0 Comments