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News  Handsets & Devices

The one that started it all is back! Sony's iconic Walkman brand is undergoing a fantastic metamorphosis and could be totally Android based. Currently only a prototype, this would go head-to-head with Apples iPod - a smart move, given the rapidly closing gap between the quantity and quality of available apps in both Androids and Apples app stores. Designed to seamlessly hook up to Sonys Cloud music service, "Music Unlimited", this will also play killer games and streaming video. Pricing is everything, but can't even be guessed at for such an early stage concept. We'll just have to wait and see ... and make.believe ;-)

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Toshiba's current tablet - the Thrive - may have such a low market presence that it's name is new to even Android fans, let alone its target audience. The signs are that's about to change, however, at next weeks Berlin IFA where there's word of a new model rivalling the best from Samsung, Asus and Dell about to be launched - codename "Excite". The usual pattern is for these "leaks" to become official just before the trade show commences, so if that happens we'll report back with a fuller piece on it, since, as is always the case with unnanounced kit, there's not much info right now to go on. Source: techcrunch

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Samsung has "inadvertently" confirmed the Nexus Prime in a whacky legal spat. In a C&D letter Samsung sent to geek.com, it claimed they were "in posession of and intending to release or otherwise publicly disclose without Samsung's consent, firmware for the Nexus Prime." This all but confirms the speculation which has been going on for months now, so no doubt even more around its spec will begin. There's talk of an AMOLED 4.3" screened device running dual core 1.5Ghz CPU's, and it's pretty much a given it'll be running Ice Cream Sandwich and sport an NFC chip. Any more tidbits you know of? Add them in the comments...

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Tablet S - previously known as the S1 - will be Sony's first Android tablet and - in the usual Sony Style - adds a twist or two to the usual black slab format. For a start, it's shape is more of a wedge, which Sony reckon is better for use over longer periods. Its 9.4" touchscreen sports a resolution of 1280x768 and is initially built with Honeycomb (Android 3.1), but full support for the next Android version, Ice Cream Sandwich, is promised when it's available. At home in both work and office environments, the Tablet S supports DLNA streaming so hooking it up to your Sony (or any other compatible) TV will be a snap. It's dual cameras, together with full WiFi and 3G connectivity will make video calls easier than ever. Nice work guys!