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Most Students suffer from Smartphone Withdrawl Study Finds

According to a recent study, students who have had their smartphones taken away from them for even a few hours will begin to suffer from withdrawal symptoms that may rival those of smokers or even drug addicts. The study, which focused on young people aged 17-23 in ten countries around the world found that 79 per cent of students who volunteered for a complete media blackout from cellphones, computers and the internet, social networks and even television experienced reactions ranging from distress to confusion and isolation. Students were allowed to use the phone, read, and even have one on one conversations, but found it difficult initially due to feelings of withdrawal.

LG Optimus 2X takes on iPhone 4 in browser test [Video]

A new Korean video comparing the browser performance of the iPhone 4 and the LG Optimus 2X has emerged, and although it's not exactly scientific, the Android smartphone does seem to render faster than its Apple rival. The Tegra 2 smartphone is expected to make its debut at CES 2011 this week. Apple's mobile internet experience has become the de-facto standard by which smartphone browsers are judged, for many users, so this strong performance by the Optimus 2X leaves us hopeful. Still, without knowing the background to the test - such as what connection each phone was using, whether pages had been cached, or other details - it's hard to draw any more comprehensive conclusions. [youtube w4tCELluqn8] [via Android Arena]

HDMI Dock for Sprint HTC EVO 4G

Here’s another goodies from Best Buy, there will be an HDMI dock available for the HTC EVO 4G. This dock is expected to be released by the time the EVO hits the streets. This dock will support HDMI 1.4 and should be backwards compatible. But beware, early reviews of the HDMI performance of the EVO has not been favorable. There have been some reviews in which the 108P output was only recognized as 480P.

Barnes & Noble Nook will hit Best Buy Soon

If you’re in the market for an eReader, the Barnes &Noble Nook is the perfect choice for you. This Android powered eReader will be available for sale at Best Buy on April 18th. The Nook will cost $259.99 and will also be on sale at Barnes & Noble's website and 723 bookstores.

Vonage for AT&T and T-Mobile

Seemingly out of nowhere Vonage has just entered the Android game. Usually when a company as big as Vonage has plans of introducing a new app there is some sort of press release or even beta testing before hand. Not Vonage, today they released and Android app that is only available for T-Mobile and AT&T Android based handsets.

Is Orange Fr. The European Version Of AT&T?

We're all aware of AT&T's recent Android releases with certain Google apps removed or replaced. These are the most restricted Android devices on the market today. Orange may be following suit with their upcoming Android devices. Google Maps, Youtube, Gmail, Gtalk and possibly Search too will all be removed in their devices.

Alex eReader Orders Begin Today, Coming To Borders Stores Soon

After many delays, Spring Designs are finally ready to release the Alex eReader. This device gained popularity at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but issues with e-commerce website delayed its release. You can't have an eReader without eBooks. Spring Designs has two content partners for the Alex in Google Books and Borders. Orders placed today will take up to four weeks to be delivered. Its ability to offer content in Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Korean and Hebrew is contributing to this delay.

Binatone iHome Phone – Android based Home Phone

This may revitalize the use of landlines. Today, most of us use our mobile devices exclusively for our telecommunications needs. Personally I haven't used my landline in years, it’s just there as a backup. This home unit is a beauty and nobody will ever know it’s a landline (unless you take it too far and it drops your call). Tons of specs are after the break.
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