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Huawei Ascend II available now from US Cellular for Free

Earlier this week we mentioned the Huawei Ascend II was headed to US Cellular and that it was being listed up on their site as coming soon. Today the regional carrier hasn't announced it officially as being available yet but they've given the mid-range phone the green light. The Ascend II can now be yours completely free over on US Cellular.

Sharp unveils Aquos IS14SH with slide-out numeric keypad

There's something to be said for the old T9 input system. Most often that something is "why would you use it on a touchscreen," but for a certain type of user it's extremely useful. Sharp is playing to those users with the unfortunately named Aquos IS14SH,  heading to the Japanese market in the near future. The odd combination of a 3.7-inch touchscreen and a full number pad is achieved by a bottom-sliding mechanism.

Samsung’s Galaxy Y Duos and Galaxy Y Pro Duos do the SIM card two-step

Samsung's expanding universe of Galaxy-branded phones now includes two new satellites: the Galaxy Y Duos and Galaxy Y Pro Duos. The Galaxy Y variants are the first of Samsung's new "Dous" line. The slate and QWERTY form factors are nothing to write home about, but the insides conceal a surprise: support for dual SIM cards. Otherwise, you get a pair of budget Android phones with GSM radios tuned to international GSM standards.

Fujitsu aims for the DROID RAZR with 6.7MM thin ARROWS ES

Manufacturing the smallest, lightest, and thinnest in this day and age means that there's always someone waiting to take your title away. In the case of Motorola's drool-worthy DROID RAZR, the challenger is Fujitsu's ARROWS ES IS12F smartphone, performing a caliper double-take at 6.7 millimeters. That's a whole .4mm thinner than the RAZR - a vital statistic when space in your skinny jeans is at a premium. This is almost certainly the same hardware as the Arrows-F-07D that made its way through the FCC last month.

LG Nitro HD hands-on and unboxing

Looking for a way to enter the LTE world with a bang? If you're on AT&T, then you definitely need to check out the newest entry to the LTE stable, the LG Nitro HD. Normally content to play in the low-end and mid-range fields, LG has stepped up their game to offer a true flagship device, complete with 1.5Ghz dual-core processor and 720p screen. Our initial impressions follow.

Gingerbread surpasses 50% distribution on Android devices

It's been nearly a year since Google made Android 2.3 Gingerbread available to the public, and it's taken nearly that long for it to dominate the Android space. Google's posted the November numbers for the various distributions of Android, and Gingerbread has surpassed the 50% mark for the first time. The various versions of Gingerbread now run on 50.6% of all Android phones and tablet, up from 43.9% last month.

Lenovo LePhone S760 unveiled for China

China's getting a lot of Android attention these days, and among its home-grown manufacturers no one's treating them better than Lenovo. Engadget spotted the latest entry in latest entry in le smartphone line, the LePhone S760, a mid-range Gingerbread device with at least one distinguishing feature. The 3.7-inch screen uses an AMOLED panel, still relatively novel in the Chinese market.
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