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Spiceworks infographic shows what gadgets IT Pros want for Christmas

Spiceworks is a go-to place for ITs to find information, ideas and problem solutions on the web.

The guys over there decided to put together an infographic about what hot tech toys ITs want to get for Christmas this year, based on the opinions of “over 800 IT pros”. Follow on to see it.

The Microsoft Surface dominates the tablet polls, the Galaxy S III beats the iPhone 5 as most desired smartphone and custom built desktops have a substantioal lead over the...

More than 5 million Nexus 7 will be shipped by the end of the year, say Taiwan suppliers

According to Taiwanese suppliers Asus will have shipped over 5 million Nexus 7 units by the end of the year.

At its current low prices and with the addition of the 32 GB model and the Cellular version it’s no surprise that come the holiday season the Nexus 7 will continue to fly off the shelves.

According to the same sources Apple hasn’t been able to adjust its iPad mini order volumes and the hot slate is selling 4 million units a month, when it could,...

HTC Droid DNA battery life tested, here’s how the smartphone beast scored

The HTC Droid DNA leads the charge of phones with super-sharp screens into the west – it has 5″ 1080p display with an amazing pixel density of 440ppi (the screen looked great when we handled the phone).

The demanding resolution is taken care by the powerful Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with a quad-core Krait processor and the new Adreno 320,...

Samsung Galaxy S I9000 gets an 4.2 Jelly Bean Preview ROM

The Samsung Galaxy S I9000 can now get to taste Android 4.2 Jelly Bean thanks to the work of an XDA developer pawitp.

What he released is an AOSP-based preview ROM, which lets you experience the goodies brought by the latest release of the Google OS.

This is the first ever release of the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM for the Galaxy S I9000 and naturally, there are some things that aren’t polished yet. For example, there isn’t an Email/Exchange app yet, and...

Skype updates its Android app, introduces new UI for tablets and Microsoft account login

Skype has just launched version 3.0 of its Android app for both tablets and smartphones.

The app comes with a redesigned user interface for tablets, which enhances the overall user experience. However, the interface is locked to landscape mode, which might come as a disappointment to some.

In addition, Skype now also features the option to log in with a Microsoft account, which doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Call audio is also improved thanks to the new SILK...

The Amazon Android AppStore gets updated

Even though for most Android users the Google’s Play Store is the go-to place for downloading new apps, the Amazon Appstore has its share of steady followers too. There may be many reasons for this, but among the most important ones (besides owning a Kindle Fire), is its daily paid-app-for-free promo.

Anyway, if you are already using it, you’d be happy to know that Amazon has just updated their app, fixing a bug under Android 4.2 and bringing a handful of other...

Firefox for Android adds support for ARMv6 based devices

Firefox for Android has so far been exclusive to device running on ARMv7 processors but this limited it to mostly recent, high-end device. However, with the latest update, Mozilla has expanded the number of devices that can now support Firefox.

Firefox for Android can now be installed on devices with ARMv6 processors, which includes phones such as HTC Status, HTC ChaCha, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Motorola Fire XT and LG Optimus Q. Considering almost half of the 500 million Android...

Google Nexus 4 drop test shows how good that Gorilla Glass protection actually is

The Google Nexus 4 is the latest smartphone to star in a drop test, falling hard from at least five feet on pavement.

The phone was dropped twice and managed to survive the first one with minor scratches. As for the second one…

Well, here’s the video itself, I won’t spoil the ending.

So it looks like the front glass on the Google Nexus 4 is tougher than the rear one. And...

Samsung Galaxy Premier goes through out battery life test, here go the results

The Samsung Galaxy Premier is the latest in the line of Samsung droids to undergo out battery test gauntlet, and the dual-core 1.5 GHz device showed some great battery endurance – especially in regards to video playback.

Lets take a look at how this mini powerhouse performs in other areas as well, including talk time and web browsing.

The Premier features the same 2100 mAh battery found on its older brother, the Samsung Galaxy S III, yet it only has to power half...

Philips announces W832 Xenium dual-SIM droid, promises impressive battery endurance

Philips has announced its W832 Xenium dual-core Android smartphone. It’s a 4.5″ dual-SIM device that runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The W832 Xenium offers dual-standby and supports 3G networks on one of the SIM cards.

The new Philips flagship features a 4.5-inch qHD display and runs on a MTK chipset with a 1GHz dual-core processor. The rest of the specs include an 8MP camera, 4 GB internal storage, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and a microSD card slot.

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