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LG G2 Verizon vs AT&T: Battle of the buttons

When LG took the stage back in August to announce their new flagship LG G2 smartphone, the main focus was on the buttons. Why? Because the volume and power buttons are located on the back, rather than the sides. Their new device has the world's thinnest full 1080p HD display, and the fastest quad-core processor available today, but today we're following LG and focusing on those buttons.

Alcatel One Touch Hero hands-on: 1080p display, stylus, e-ink case and more

Similar to what we saw with Acer, Alcatel had quite a few device announcements coming out of IFA in Berlin. The Alcatel devices included several smartphones and a tablet, however it seems quite a bit of time and attention went into the One Touch Hero. This particular handset is sporting a 6-inch 1080p display and powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz processor. Perhaps more interesting though, Alcatel has released quite a selection of One Touch Hero accessories.

PocketBook e-paper case for Samsung Galaxy S 4 hands-on

Device accessories including cases are fairly common to see these days. But every once in a while there is one that has a stand-out feature. In this instance that stand-out feature just so happens to be an e-ink display. The case is is from PocketBook and for the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Basically, what you have is a flip-style cover that when opened, has a 4.3-inch e-paper display.

Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid hands-on

Wacom introduced the Cintiq Companion Hybrid during IFA and as such, we made sure to check it out for some hands-on coverage. This tablet is running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor. It will work with a Mac or Windows computer and will also serve as an Android tablet when unplugged from the computer.

Jabra Solemate Mini hands-on: ultra-portable speaker with big sound

Jabra has announced the newest member of the Solemate family today. The new arrival is the Solemate Mini, and similar to the non-mini version, this one is a portable Bluetooth speaker. Jabra is touting the Solemate Mini as being a new "ultra-portable version" of the Solemate. And in addition to the Solemate Mini, Jabra has also announced an updated version of the Solemate. First things first though, as the Solemate Mini is the new addition -- we have some hands-on coverage.

Lenovo S5000: hands-on with another Nexus 7 competitor

Lenovo announced the S5000 tablet and the Vibe X smartphone during IFA. We recently shared some hands-on images with the Vibe X and now we have some for the S5000. The Lenovo S5000 is a 7-inch Android tablet, and given the size, it seems only natural to have it sitting as competition for the Nexus 7. Of course, while we have some specs for the S5000, we have yet to see the other important aspect -- the price.

Lenovo Vibe X hands-on: 5-inch 1080p display and quad-core processor

Lenovo has had a few Android device announcements during IFA, one of which is the Vibe X. This is a 5-inch smartphone that has a 1080p display and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor. The Vibe X will be arriving as the next flagship for Lenovo and it brings a bit of focus on the cameras -- which includes a 5 megapixel on the front and a 13 megapixel on the back.

LG G Pad 8.3 hands-on

LG is making another attempt at the tablet segment, bringing its new G Pad 8.3 to IFA 2013 to try to build on the buoyant reception to the LG G2. We grabbed some hands-on time with the 8.3-inch tablet to find out whether LG's promise of "better than HD" resolution and features cribbed from the G2 make sense.

Qualcomm Toq smartwatch hands-on

Qualcomm announced the Toq smartwatch earlier in the day and while we have yet to see a detailed listing of the specs, we have seen the basics. And perhaps more important for some -- we have also spent some hands-on time with the watch. Our time with the Toq was somewhat limited, however we were able to gather a few details and also capture some images.