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ZTE Optik dual-core tablet eyed up by Sprint, $100 on contract


Underwhelmed by the ZTE tablet spotted yesterday? Perhaps the promise of a Honeycomb-decked seven-incher from Sprint will win your tablet hungry dollars. Advertising materials leaked over at Android Police, revealing that the previously unseen slab will arrive next month both on contract ($100) and off ($349). The 1.2GHz dual-core Optik wields a 5 megapixel camera […]

GTA III for Android hits 1.3, brings Liberty City to the Transformer Prime


Select iOS and Android devices have had the ability to terrorize Liberty City while on-the-go since December, but sadly those with Transformer Primes thus far have been left out of all that fun. Luckily, an update to the game ends that double standard, enabling Rockstar’s classic to run on ASUS’ tablet and Medion Lifetabs everywhere. […]

2012 BlackBerry roadmap leaks, reveals pile of Curves and 3G PlayBook


We’ve heard some rumors about what RIM had in store for its beleaguered BlackBerry brand, but we’re just now seeing some evidence to support those claims. The fine folks over at BGR have gotten their hands on what appears to be a copy of the company’s 2012 roadmap, as well as a handful of slides […]

BlackBerry Curve 9360 review


The BlackBerry Curve 8300 emerged as one of the best smartphone ideas of 2007. It pre-dated the first Android handset by a full year, and unlike the original iPhone, it was priced within reach of the average consumer. It introduced the masses to the possibilities of a connected and capable handset, and was the primary […]

A Ballet of Mechanical Movements


In 1934, New York’s Museum of Modern Art opened their famous Machine Art exhibition, featuring industrial objects like gears, bearings, and propellers displayed solely for their aesthetic value. The embedded video is excerpted from avant-garde U.S. filmmaker Ralph Steiner’s Mechanical Principles, which was released only a year earlier, and is very much in the same […]

Jailbreaking exemption to DMCA is about to expire, EFF would rather it didn’t


Back in 2010, the US Copyright Office added a set of anti-circumvention exemptions to the DMCA, effectively making it legal for smartphone users to jailbreak and/or root their devices. These exemptions, however, were never made permanent and now, they’re about to expire. The EFF doesn’t want this to happen, which is why it’s decided to […]

HTC’s UK CEO wants to ease off the new-product gas, focus on ‘amazing hardware’


If you ever thought remembering HTC’s titanic product line was like trying to recall the Greek alphabet, then it seems you’re not alone. Phil Roberson, the firm’s UK CEO apparently thinks the display cabinet is getting a little crowded, too, telling Mobile Magazine «We have to get back to focusing on what made us great […]