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NewTrent PowerPack Ultra Comes With A Massive 14,000 mAh Battery


External and high capacity batteries are becoming popular these days. Users with heavy usage either carry a spare battery, if their handset comes with a removable one, while other prefer to use cases with external battery or a battery pack that can help them charge their devices. If you’re looking for a powerful and durable external battery pack, take a look at NewTrent’s PowerPack Ultra. This beastie comes with a massive 14,000 mAh battery, which is more than enough to charge a smartphone up to six times. The battery pack has dual USB ports, with one carrying 2.1A while the other one comes with 1A, which can be used to charge smartphones. NewTrent guarantees that PowerPack Ultra can survive 500 charge cycles, which is pretty amazing. The battery pack is water-resistant and requires almost 12 hours for a full charge. PowerPack Ultra comes with a $69.95 price tag and can be purchased from the product page link below.

[Product Page] via [Slashgear]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Spotted on Samsung Apps Website

Samsung S4 Mini

People got a sneak peek–albeit, a very quick one–at Samsung’s Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, as it was allegedly spotted on the UK Samsung Apps page. It was quickly pulled from the site, but not before it was spotted and a screenshot of it saved by the alert folks over at Redmond Pie.

The product listing for the Galaxy S4 mini, which had the model number GT-i9195, indicated that the device was still being created by the manufacturer. No other details have been provided either officially or unofficially for the much-awaited little brother of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Rumors suggest that the device will have a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display and will have a dual-core Exynos 5-series processor running under the hood, with at least two Cortex-A15 cores working at 1.6GHz.

VIA [ Electronista ]

New DoCoMo Femtocell Lets Parents Keep Tabs On Their Kids


By Chris Scott Barr

When you were a kid, how many times did you get home a little late when your parents weren’t home, but lied and told them you were on time? Or perhaps you snuck out, then back in late at night. Fess up, I’m sure that you did it at least once. Well it seems that some parents may be able to keep track of just when exactly their children arrived home. Oddly enough, it comes in the form of a femtocell.

DoCoMo has announced a new femtocell that not only helps your cell phones maintain a great signal while you’re at home, but it also can send out notifications when a phone has entered the area. Essentially, the parents could set it up to get an email every time their child came home. Seems like an interesting idea, until the kid figures out that he can flood his parents inbox by going in and out of the range of the device over and over. Come to think of it, that’s probably the first thing I’d do in protest.

[ FarEastGizmos ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]

In The Hundred Acre Woods This Winnie The Pooh Mobile Phone Is As Good As It Gets

Winnie The Pooh Mobile Phone (Images courtesy 2dayBlog)
By Andrew Liszewski

While the hundred acre woods might seem like a fun place to live (Tiggers are a wonderful thing afterall) gadget fans might want to think twice because this Winnie the Pooh themed mobile phone is pretty much your only option. For about $120 you get a dual SIM, quad-band phone that supposedly has a yellow finish just like Winnie, even though the product shots tell a different story. It’s also got a basic multimedia player, a 2-inch LCD display revealed via its clamshell design, an FM radio and a 1.3 MP camera with the lens cleverly hidden in Pooh’s nose.

[ Winnie The Pooh Dual SIM Card Phone ] VIA [ 2dayBlog ]

Sprint Gets Sanyo SCP-2700 Cheap Text Phone

sanyoscp2700-sbBy Shane McGlaun

I got a text from my mother-in-law the other day, which was weird. For one reason, I don’t like to talk to her that much, any married guy will understand. The other reason is that I didn’t know she knew what texting was and she has a phone that is older than my kids.

Sprint has a new entry-level phone for people like her that are just getting into texting and want a cheap phone to make things easier. The Sanyo SCP-2700 is cheap enough at $29.99 after an instant $150 rebate, a $50 mail-in rebate, and a 2-year contract.

The device sports a full QWERTY keyboard and can access work email from Exchange or Domino. The handset can also access the web and social networking sites. Other features include GPS navigation support, Sprint Family Locator Support, and picture mail support.

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Verizon Gets Three New LG Handsets


By Shane McGlaun

The mobile phone market is down like most other electronics categories thanks to the global economic recession. However, the smartphone segment is still booming and thanks to the success of smartphones, more and more devices are being introduced.

Verizon Wireless is getting three new handsets from LG this summer including the LG Glance, LG enV Touch, and the LG enV 3. The handsets share some of the same features including support for text, picture, and voice messaging along with Bluetooth support. The handsets work with VZ Navigator, email, IM and chat as well.

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LG Launches DTXTR Site To Translate Text Messages


By Chris Scott Barr

In some ways I feel bad for parents these days. Sure, as kids we all had our own slang that our parents didn’t always understand, but that’s nothing compared to what is used for texting. To the older generation it can read like a foreign language. Well LG feels the pain of these parents, and has created a translator.

The DTXTR is a simple little web app that lets you enter “teen text” and click a button for a translation. I suppose this is a decent idea, as some parents might be confused by what their kids are saying. But honestly, I wonder how many people will actually bother with it. I mean if a parent isn’t savvy enough to decipher the messages that their kids are sending, are they really going to bother going to a website to figure it out? If I were a kid and sent my parents something that they couldn’t understand, they’d just ground me until I learned how to spell properly.

[ DTXTR ] VIA [ TechCrunch ]

Samsung Gloss Hits US Cellular


By Shane McGlaun

There are tons of phones on the market. Despite the economy the high-end segment of the mobile phone market including smartphones are selling quite well. Sales in the middle of the market are dropping though.

Samsung has announced that US Cellular is getting the new Samsung Gloss handset that looks like something a woman would keep in her purse. The Gloss is a square phone that measures 2.55-inches x 2.94-inches x 0.82-inches and has a 2.2-inch LCD.

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T-Mobile Unveils First 3G Sidekick


By Shane McGlaun

When the Sidekick first launched long ago, I thought it looked really cool and wanted one. Then I found out that the T-Mobile network really sucked outside most large cities and decided to make do with the then cool Motorola Razr. Those of you who can actually access a T-Mobile network may be glad to hear there is a new Sidekick in town.

T-Mobile has unveiled the Sidekick LX calling it the first 3G Sidekick ever. The handset is aimed at the social network crowd and includes a software bundle for Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. The phone comes in two colors — orchid and carbon. Orchid looks more like maroon to me and the carbon is just a fancy name for plain black.

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