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February 27, 2012, 5:55 AM

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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
HTC One X announced for April release with quad-core Tegra 3, 4.7-inch HD display, and Android 4.0  —  Shockingly, the rumors were all true.  HTC has today confirmed the existence of a 4.7-inch, quad-core superphone, which it is dubbing the One X and using as the hero device of its new One smartphone family.
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
HTC: New Windows Phones with Apollo  —  EXCLUSIVE: New WP handsets confirmed  —  HTC has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it plans to launch new Windows Phone devices when Microsoft reveals the public availability of Windows Phone Apollo later in the year.  —  “For Windows Phone we haven't decided …
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Nokia announces 808 PureView: Belle OS, 4-inch display, 41-megapixel camera(!) — we go hands-on! (video)  —  Remember that Nokia PureView tease from a few days ago?  Well, suddenly it all makes sense.  We are indeed looking at an imaging flagship phone and a true successor to the N8.
Farhad Manjoo / PandoDaily:
Steve Jobs was right: Dropbox is a feature, not a product  —  I've always been a big fan and committed user of Dropbox.  Over the last couple years the handy file-sync app has gotten me out of many scrapes—when I need to access six-month-old interview notes when I'm out of town, it's always a thrill to find them in my Dropbox.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Skype for Windows Phone beta released, full version due in April  —  Microsoft is releasing a beta version of Skype for Windows Phone today, with a full release due in April.  Skype for Windows Phone beta allows users to make audio and video calls to Skype contacts over 3G, 4G, and WiFi.
Graham Spencer / MacStories:
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review  —  When I first heard that Adobe was bringing Photoshop to the iPad sometime last year, I was sceptical.  I presumed it would be a very limited app compared to the powerful desktop app, or maybe just a slightly improved version of Photoshop Express.
More: Macworld, Business Wire and The VergeTweets: @photoshoptouchThanks:@greyham
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Stratfor / PR Newswire:
Stratfor Statement on Wikileaks  —  Company Denounces Email Disclosure as Deplorable Breach of Privacy  —  AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Below is a statement from Stratfor on release of company emails by Wikileaks:  —  In December, thieves compromised Stratfor's data systems …
Tweets: @stratfor
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Rolling Out Windows Phone Software to 23 New Countries  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) plans to bring its Windows Phone software to 23 new countries and put the operating system on less expensive smartphones, part of an effort to win back market share lost to Google Inc. (GOOG) and Apple Inc. (AAPL)
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Mozilla, Telefonica partnering on Boot to Gecko-enabled ‘Open Web Devices’ for 2012  —  Mozilla has been working on its Boot to Gecko project since last year to create devices that can “boot to the web,” running an HTML-based platform with the goal of providing the same level of performance …
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Android crosses 850,000 activations per day, Andy Rubin says  —  The Android platform is now seeing more than 850,000 device activations per day, up from the 700,000 figured shared back in January, according to Andy Rubin, who oversees the OS at Google.  —  The figures suggest that Android …
More: The Next WebTweets: @arubin
David Pierce / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 adds one more screen size to Galaxy lineup  —  MWC 2012 is shaping up to be a relatively quiet show for Samsung, though true to form the company continues to roll out products — like the new Galaxy S WiFi 4.2.  Sure, there's already a Galaxy S WiFi 3.6, 4.0 …
More: PC World, CNET and Engadget
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Sony Aims to Remake Name for Itself in Phones  —  Sony on Sunday tried to make the case that it yet has a place in the crowded market for Android phones.  —  The event is the first major product introduction for Sony since it took full control of the cell phone business that it had run jointly with Sweden's Ericsson.
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Panasonic Eluga Power: 5-inch 720p display, 9.6mm thin, S4 processor  —  Remember Panasonic's Eluga?  The phone with a name that sounded like you'd eaten too much popcorn before going on a roller coaster now has a bigger brother to protect the family insignia: the Eluga Power.
More: Gizmodo and The Verge
Electronista:
Qualcomm delivers graphics boost with Snapdragon S4 ‘Pro’  —  Qualcomm delivers graphics boost with Snapdragon S4 ‘Pro’  —  Qualcomm delivered a message to smartphone SoC rivals by announcing a new chipset in its arsenal, the Snapdragon S4 ‘Pro.’ The Snapdragon S4 (MSM8960) …

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