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Nook e-readers and tablets may be coming to the UK soon

The Barnes & Noble Nook line of e-readers and its more media-friendly Nook Color and Nook Tablet entries have gained a lot of fans here in the US, but in international markets they're basically a no-show. That may be coming to an end soon: a Nook developer workshop will be held on March 19th in London, reports E-Book Magazine. That's definitely an indication that Barnes & Noble is interested in the UK market, where its competitor Amazon has had basically free rein for the last few years.

Panasonic’s ELUGA Power gets a UK pre-order from Clove

If you're as interested in Panasonic's return to the global smartphone game as we are, then no doubt you're aware of the ELUGA Power, a beefed-up version of their primary ELUGA Android phone with a bigger screen and battery. The device just went up for pre-order at United Kingdom-based electronics retailer Clove, and at present it's set to ship sometime in April. The phone is going for £399 unlocked (about $636 USD) and £478.80 after value-added taxes.

Motorola MOTOLUXE gets a hands-on and a UK debut in late February

If you've been intrigued by Motorola's uniquely-styled mid-range phone the MOTOLUXE, and you happen to live in the UK, you're in luck. The company has announced plans to launch the phone in late February in the United Kingdom, with Clove assigning a price point of £21 before taxes (about $340). SlashGear got an in-depth preview of the device as well, coming away impressed if not dazzled. The MOTOLUXE attempts to bring a little luxury (natch) to the SIM-free budget crowd.

Toshiba AT200 Excite tablet goes on sale in the UK

OK, so Toshiba's initial Thrive tablet wasn't a world-shattering piece of technological or stylistic innovation. But those of you looking for a stylish entry in the tablet market have one more option today - at least if you live in the United Kingdom. The Toshiba AT200, alternately known as the Excite X10, is now on sale starting at £399 for the 16GB model and an extra fifty quid for the 32GB version.  At 7.7mm thin and weighing just 1.2 pounds, the AT200 is one of the thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablets on the market today. You can pick one up from Carphone Warehouse now, and they should start appearing in retail channels sometime next week.

ADzero phone plays to the eco-friendly crowd with bamboo backing

A lot of companies use sometime dubious "green" marketing to give their products and edge, but in the case of the new ADzero phone, it's hard to argue. The former design project has become a full-fledged phone model, at least in the UK, and is expected to hit the market this year. The phone is made from as many recyclable materials as possible, starting with an all-bamboo body that makes the phone shockingly lightweight yet sturdy. The rest of the manufacturing and design process incorporates as many green initiatives as possible, while still creating a relatively high-end Android smartphone.

O2 exposes customer phone numbers before plugging security hole [UPDATE]

UK citizens who use O2's wireless network got a nasty shock this morning, when reports around the web claimed that their phone numbers were being exposed to any website they visited from their mobile phones. While not a malicious attack, a setting in O2's network was broadcasting its customers phone number in addition to standard browser data like user agents, device type and screen size. This morning Android phones and other O2 devices stopped broadcasting mobile phone numbers, indicating that the security hole has been patched. O2 still hasn't spoken publicly on the issue.

LG Optimus LTE sells a million worldwide

Though their footprint in the United States isn't as large as they'd like, LG remains a major player in the worldwide smartphone game. case in point: the company announced today that its current flagship, the Optimus LTE, has sold over a million phones in all its various territories. LG's home country of South Korea accounts for a whopping 600,000 phones all by itself, with the rest being split between the United States, United Kingdom, United States and Canada.

LG PRADA 3.0 coming to the UK in February

Clove is on a roll this week! After announcing that it would start carrying the white Galaxy Nexus and an expanded 32GB model starting in February, the slinky new PRADA phone by LG 3.0 has been confirmed for the UK retailer. The Android-powered fashion phone will go on sale in early February at a price of £429.99, including Value Added Tax. That's about $533/$666 in United States dollars, before and after taxes. The PRADA phone will be unlocked and usable on all United Kingdom wireless carriers.

Popular strategy game Majesty gets bigger with The Northern Expansion

Not so long ago real-time strategy games were the bee's knees on PCs. Triple-A franchises like Age of Empires and Command & Conquer got at least as much exposure as the latest "shoot until you're out of bullets then punch whatever's left" action game.  Android's still a young platform, and at least one developer seems intent on giving it its own RTS franchise. Herocraft's hit Majesty: Fantasy Kingdom Sim now has a sequel (not an expansion) titled Majesty: The Northern Expansion. It's available now in the Android Market for $2.99.

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review

The Motorola DROID XYBOARD, known outside the world of baffling product marketing as the XOOM 2, has a lot riding on it. When the XOOM debuted on Verizon back in February, it was the only game in town as far as Honeycomb tablets were concerned. Now consumers have a choice of dozens of tablets, with or without wireless service, across a wide variety of form factors and prices. Can the updated Motorola tablet stand above the madding crows of 10-inch Android competitors?
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