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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Gets Official

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Google also announced the next version of their mobile OS, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which comes with a range of new features. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean now has Bluetooth Smart support (a.k.a. Bluetooth Low-Energy), and the latest 3D graphics in the form of OpenGL ES 3.0.
"Lightweight and portable, tablets are perfect for sharing with others. Last October we added support for multiple users. Each person has a separate space and can freely customize the tablet experience, from lockscreen to wallpaper, apps and folders.  In Android 4.3, we’re introducing restricted profiles, which let you manage per-user access to apps and content. Restricted profiles can be used in any number of situations. For example, restricted profiles enable parental controls, so certain family members are prevented from accessing mature content. Alternately, retail stores can use tablets as kiosks that show product information, or shops can use tablets as point of sale systems, all while limiting access to apps." [ link ]

Motorola Droid MAXX

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The Motorola Droid MAXX($299). It's thinner than last year's model but with even more battery life. It's $300. It sports a 3500mAh battery that will keep your phone powered for up to two days of ‘Typical’ Use, is able to stream video over LTE for up to six hours or provide up to 21 hours of talk time. It features a 5" 720p screen, a 10MP camera, 2GBs of RAM, 32GBs of storage, and a dual-core 1.7GHz Motorola X8 processor.

The Leash, Stop leaving your phone behind

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The phone has become a natural extension of our everyday lives. With The Leash, your phone is kept safe and conveniently at hand all day long. Finally, your phone becomes a true accessory.The Leash attaches to "buttons" that you fasten to your personal items, using a special tape developed by 3M. Two "buttons" are included, allowing you to use The Leash with two devices. Works with most phones and wallets, including iPhone, Galaxy, and Blackberry.
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Orange or Green: €9.99 (phone not included).
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Smartphone Holding Straw/Cup Combo

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The Cell Phone Holder Party Cup lets you slip in your mobile device so it sits at eye optimal level even as you gorge yourself on flavored liquid sugar.
Price: $8   |   BUY

Blue HTC One coming

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The red one first appeared online at the beginning of May on HTC's US website before being pulled. It later appeared on the website of Handtec, a UK online retailer, with a price tag of £503.99 for a 32GB version. HTC is set to launch a blue-toned HTC One alongside a red version of its popular flagship phone in the coming months. 

The 24CT Gold Samsung Galaxy S4

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£1697.00 for 16GB, the gold Samsung Galaxy S4, the phone feaures a 24ct gold bezel, and will also be available in rose gold and platinum.
"This customised rimmed Samsung S4 available in gold, rose gold or platinum makes a beautiful phone look even more desirable. The NEW S4 has an AMOLED display with a Full HD resolution. Measuring 4.99in across ideal for watching movies, playing video games and surfing the internet. With 7.9 inch display, powerful quad core processor that enables it to work, this amazing smartphone can even be used as a remote control and has a very handy micro SD car slot for increased storage."
The 24ct gold Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available from the 23rd of May for £1,697(about $2,500).
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The First Jolla Smartphone, $500 and Android-Friendly

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Jolla has just unveiled its first smartphone, which will go on sale this year for €399 (roughly $510). Running the company's MeeGo-derived Sailfish OS, Jolla claims the handset will be "compliant" with Android apps, though the phone runs its own Sailfish OS. Featuring a 4.5-inch display, dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera, 4G, 16GB of onboard storage, and a microSD slot. According to Jolla, the handset will be "compliant" with Android apps, although it's not sure how many apps will be supported, nor is it clear where users will download the apps from.
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Samsung Galaxy S4

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Samsung announced their newest flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4. The new Galaxy 7.9mm Galaxy S 4 looks a lot like the Galaxy S 3, which has a full HD resolution, 5' 'inch(1,920 x 1,080) Super AMOLED 441 ppi screen. It feautures a 13 Megapixel camera and a front facing 2 megapixel camera , eight Core 1.6GHz Processor, 2GBs of RAM 16/32/64GBs of storage, and 4G LTE connectivity. It has built-in temperature and humidity sensors, and a removable battery. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available with a choice of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of built in storage, plus a microSD card slot that can take up to 65GB cards. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will launch worldwide at the end of April.

Fully-transparent cell phone

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The Taiwan division of the U.S. Polytron Technologies has claimed to have developed a fully-transparent cell phone. Surprisingly, the functionality of the cell phone is almost the same as that of a smartphone. It can be touch-activated only on one side, but can display images on both front and back. The company has received orders to produce in batches within the year.
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O2's shoe phones

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British O2 has upcycled old, unwanted cell phones, dubbed "Walkie Talkies", to give them a new lease on life. The first project sees recycled handsets and vintage footwear combined to create fully functional shoe phones that are also works of art. They are created by designer Sean Miles.
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Pocket Solar Charger

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This pocket solar charger from German for your iPhone. Features:
Li-ion Batterie: 3.7 V - 1900 mAh - Solar-Panel: 5.0 V - 35 mA - Output: 5 V - 500 mAh

Nokia Lumia 920

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Nokia's new phone, the Lumia 920(TBA), which is running Windows 8 Phone platform, features a 4.5'' Nokia PureMotion HD Plus display WXGA resolution(1280 x 768), a slightly higher resolution than the standard HD (1,280x720 pixels), and with a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 32GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM. Other features include a 8.7 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, 2000mAh battery (10 hours of 3G talktime), built-in wireless charging!, and 32GB of built-in storage. Arriving later this year.

ADzero - Bamboo Phone

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A British university student has designed a phone that uses a bamboo exterior. The Bamboo phone is called ADzero, it’s an Android smartphone made out of bambo and was designed by 23 year-old Middlesex University student Kieron-Scott Woodhouse. You can see more of the ADzero in the gallery below, as well as a video with Woodhouse showing off the smartphone. As of right now there are no details on the hardware that’s running in this gorgeous looking device but it’s “approximately half the weight of an Apple iPhone, while boasting a larger screen.” The hardware is accompanied by a unibody design crafted out of a single piece of four-year old organic bamboo.
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HTC Tattoo

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HTC has announced an Android-based phone, the HTC Tattoo, featuring a 2.8" touch screen, 3.2 megapixel camera, 3.5mm stereo headset jack and microSD slot and which integrates Google¡¯s maps, search, Google Mail services. It will be available in Europe first at the beginning of October. Specs:
- Qualcomm MSM7225 528MHz processor
- 512MB ROM
- 256MB RAM
- 2.8" touchscreen LCD display at 240 x 320 resolution
- 900/2100MHz HSPA/UMTS
- Quad-band GSM/EDGE
- 3.5mm headset jack
- microSD memory card slot
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- Built-in GPS and digital compass
- Bluetooth 2.0 support
- 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus

xpPhone - Windows XP phone

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A Chinese company has showed the world's first mobile phone at the Computex exhibition in Taipei on Friday. The phone called xpPhone, as its name, which runs the Windows XP system! The device has a pull-out QWERTY keypad, a 4.8 inch LCD touchscreen(800x480) and a 120GB hard disk. The xpPhone can wake up from the standby mode to receive calls and text messages. It has a battery life of seven hours when not in standby mode. It weighs 400 grams and is 2.5 centimeters thick. Other features include Wi-Fi, optional WiMax, GPS and next-generation mobile. The xpPhone will hit on the China in about three months and later be marketed worldwide.