Nokia Lumia 820 Hands-On [video]

Along with the Lumia 920 flagship, the Nokia Lumia 820 was also announced today. It's a mid-range or budget-friendly device (no price announced so we're just assuming here). Again we did not have the chance to check out the Windows Phone 8 operating system yet (and that probably wont happen until Microsoft launches WP8 properly later this month) so we'll talk mostly about the hardware. It's a different desi ...

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Nokia Lumia 920 Hands-On [video]

The Nokia Lumia 920 was announced today, the Finnish manufacturer's first Windows Phone 8 device, along with the Lumia 820. The camera is what interests me most so let me talk about that first. It uses PureView tech but it's not the same as what's behind the Symbian-powered Nokia 808 PureView. The camera specs are 8 Megapixel Camera, F/2.0 aperture (lowest on any 'smartphone' so far), with a BSI sensor, 1/1 ...

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Sync by 50 Wireless Headphones by SMS Audio Hands-On [video]

Looks like music artist branded headphones are the cool new thing nowadays. I spent a couple minutes at the SMS Audio stall here at IFA and immediately noticed the Sync by 50 Wireless headphones right up in the center. Endorsed by 50 cent, as you can tell by the name. Similar in marketing to the way Beats by Dr Dre came along, and various other artists since. The headphones are definitely made to make a fas ...

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iUSBport for Android and iOS devices Hands-On [video]

One of the most interesting things at IFA for me, was this little device in this little booth, going by the name of 'iUSBport' The banner had me interested. "Connect all your USB drives to you Android or iOS devices." I went in expecting it to be one of those weird-cable-thing accessories but was pleasantly surprised by it. It's a pretty portable little battery operated box-shaped device that broadcasts it' ...

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ZAGGkeys Keyboard Case Pro Plus for iPad Hands-On [video]

If you type on your iPad a lot in dark rooms, here's good news for ya. ZAGG announced a new iPad keyboard case the other day that is backlit, and even changes colors. The 'ZAGGkeys' come in Pro and Pro Plus versions, both of which magnetically attach to or iPad to be used a case. They connect over Bluetooth, and just like the previous keyboard case, has keys specifically for iOS, like a Home button, Lock bu ...

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Nokia Purity Pro Wireless Headphones Hands-On [video]

Nokia's partnership with Monster (the company behind Beats by Dr.Dre) had given us two very interesting, and fantastic looking products late last year, with the Nokia Purity HD headphones and the Nokia Purity Stereo earphones. Today Monster & Nokia announced the Purity Pro Wireless headphones. Something that I've been waiting for ever since I saw the Purity HD. Monster and Nokia are both fantastic compa ...

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Nokia Purity Pro Wireless Stereo Headset by Monster announced

Nokia and Monster (the company behind Beats Audio) have launched a follow-up to the Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster that was unveiled in October last year, and this time it's called (take a deep breath) the Nokia Purity Pro Wireless Stereo Headset by Monster. This is a pair of Bluetooth headphones that has NFC pairing capabilities, like some of Nokia's other audio accessories, and it will be avail ...

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LG Optimus L9 Hands-On [video]

LG announced a new L-Style series device at IFA this week, aimed at the mid-range segment. Say hello to the LG Optimus L9. Hello Optimus L9! What do you have? Well it has a nice big ol' 4.7 inch IPS display, with a 1Ghz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM keeping things quick, with 4GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot to boot. You have Android 4.0.4 with LG's Optimus UI on top, which all together m ...

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Jabra Solemate Bluetooth Speaker Hands-On [video]

Jabra announced a pretty interesting Bluetooth speaker at IFA 2012 this week, that's apparently footwear-inspired in terms of design. Say Hello to the Jabra SoleMate. Available in black and white, and retailing at about $200, the Solemate (get it? Soulmate? Shoe sole?) might appear silly at first but is actually really interesting. You have Bluetooth 3.0, the rubberized casing is shock and water resistant, ...

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Samsung Galaxy Camera vs Nokia 808 PureView – Camera Samples

I had the Samsung Galaxy Camera in my hands, and I own a Nokia 808 PureView. How I could *not* put them against each other, right? As you can see, the Galaxy Camera is a lot larger than the PureView. Just that camera bump is as thick as the entire 808. [divider] [divider] Now the Galaxy Camera is a camera, that has a phone OS running things. The 808 PureView is a phone, with a camera, with another phone OS ...

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Samsung Galaxy Camera Samples [Gallery]

One thing that has particularly interested me here at IFA, is the Samsung Galaxy Camera. Y'all know how much I like cameras, so this thing seemed interesting enough. It's far too bulky though, unfortunately, so I dont see it replacing my PureView at all, but Android 4.1 and the SIM card slot does pose some fun possibilities. We already did a quick hands on, but here's a couple camera image and video samples ...

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