HTC Thunderbolt to have simultaneous voice and data over 3G

As previously rumored, the HTC Thunderbolt will apparently support simultaneous voice and data over 3G thanks to it’s MDM9600 multi-modem radio. Nothing is 100% official yet but according to the picture above the feature is going to be fully supported or advertised by Verizon and is more of a proof of concept for now.

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HTC Saga Android flagship device in the wild again

HTC’s upcoming flagship Android smartphone, dubbed the HTC Saga (or probably the HTC Desire 2), has been shot in the wild again today. As seen in the picture above, the device looks fairly similar to HTC’s recently released handsets which are not really spectacular in my opinion. The HTC Saga is expected to be officially unveiled during MWC in a few weeks.

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Motorola Xoom Superbowl TV ad takes aim at Apple’s system

Motorola is bringing the heat to the tablet market this year. The Motorola Xoom TV ad named “Goodbye 1984″ is a direct attack towards Apple’s closed system. The same can somewhat be said about Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 / Zune / Xbox 360 but given their irrelevant marketshare they are probably not worth mentioning I guess (MS also doesn’t have any Tablet / Slate answer until Windows 8). Anyway, check out the teaser after the break:

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LG Optimus 3D pictured in the wild

The LG Optimus 3D Android smartphone which is set to be unveiled on February 14th at MWC just got shot in the wild for the first time by mister blurry-cam. The device sport a 4.3inch LCD 3D and what looks like the same hardware specifications as the LG Optimus 2X (Tegra 2 SoC etc). I’m going to get my hands-on with the device at MWC and make sure to shoot some nice videos of it in action (even though the 3D effect won’t really show up in videos..)

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Windows Phone 7 off to a really bad start in the US

Crappy marketing equals crappy sales. There’s no way around this and today’s NPD report should give you an insight on why Microsoft doesn’t want to report phone activation numbers and only talks about license sales: Windows Phone 7 entered the market with a lower share than either Android or WebOS at their debuts and has been outsold by Windows Mobile 6.X devices in Q4 2010. Now that’s not really good at all. Windows Phone 7 is credited with only 2% of the US smartphone share while Android (which I admit is a relatively mature platform now) is at 53% and has even surpassed Symbian worldwide.

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