ASUS briefly posts Fonepad 7 ad that reveals dual front speakers (video)

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ASUS can’t stop tweaking the Fonepad, it seems. Just a few months after boosting the specs of its phone-and-tablet hybrid, the company has inadvertently posted (and retracted) a video ad for yet another refresh, the Fonepad 7. You’ll be disappointed if you were expecting a more substantial update this time around, though. As Android Community… Read more »

Alcatel unveils 6-inch One Touch Hero smartphone with E Ink and LED cover options

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Alcatel’s pen-toting One Touch Scribe HD now has a larger counterpart: meet the One Touch Hero. The new Android 4.2 smartphone upgrades to a 6-inch 1080p LCD, and gets a raft of optional cover accessories that augment the giant display. An E Ink cover lets owners read books without using the power-hungry main screen; there’s… Read more »

Acer announces 6-inch Liquid S2, ‘first 4K-recording smartphone’

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Compared to many other companies, Acer’s taken a rather cautious approach to super-sized phones. Its first attempt was the 5.7-inch Liquid S1, a rather straightforward Android handset unveiled back in June at Computex. The second time around, though, the company’s taking a more ambitious approach, announcing the 6-inch Liquid S2 with 4K recording capability, a… Read more »

Huawei unveils outdoor-ready Honor 3 smartphone, MediaQM310 set-top box

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Huawei’s first two Honor smartphones were straightforward mid-range devices; with today’s unveiling of the Honor 3, the company is going the semi-rugged route. The third-generation model is IP57-rated for resistance to dust and water, and its high-sensitivity touchscreen will recognize wet hands. There’s also an HTC One-like infrared blaster to control TVs and home appliances…. Read more »