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Now a marauding horde of smartphone manufacturers under the flag of Google Android get home for their turf, and they池e not just cobbling together iPhone-wannabes anymore. From the world痴 first dual-screen smartphone to some phone with the processing power of a laptop - along with a dock that turns it into one - these next-generation smartphones will all bring something totally unique to the battlefield when they arrive soon.
LG Optimus 2x The pitch: Two is definitely a lot better than one, helping to make the LG Optimus 2x, the world痴 first dual-core smartphone, a serious catch. Nvidia痴 hotrod Tegra 2 processor enables rich gaming, fluid multitasking as well as 1080p video capture. With all the HDMI output, you can hook it up for your TV and watch movies around the silver screen, in 1080p.
Skeptic痴 slant: Apps need to be specially designed to make use of the dual-core design, which means handful of them will definitely tap into exactly what the Optimus 2x can do at launch.
Availability: Rumors have the Optimus 2x launching in late March or early April, but LG will launch the Optimus 2x being a "world phone." That means it won稚 be turning up at a shop down the street using a hefty subsidy like phones that carriers officially adopt ・you値l have to snag it on the internet, with no contract, to get a hefty sum.
Motorola Atrix 4G The pitch: Plug Motorola痴 Atrix 4G into its optional dock and the humble smartphone becomes a 13-inch notebook, giving you a full-size screen, keyboard, and even a separate battery to charge the telephone since it sits.
Skeptic痴 slant: The not compulsory laptop dock costs $500, also, since it doesn稚 run Windows 7, it does significantly less than a $350 netbook would.
Availability: AT&T will open the Atrix 4G for preorder on February 13, and begin shipping units March 6 or earlier. The phone itself runs for $199 using a two-year contract.
Kyocera Echo The pitch: If the Echo痴 little 3.5-inch touchscreen actually starts to feel a little cramped, slide it apart another identical screen rises as much as meet it, providing a combined 4.7 inches of glowing LCD. Both screens enable you to browse side-by-side websites, read an e-mail in a screen while you reply in another, and even play games like The Sims where one screen provides a controller, similar to the Nintendo ds lite.
Skeptic痴 slant: Very few apps will work with the dual-screen functionality right from the start, and running two screens at the same time costs in a major way on battery.
Availability: Sprint will offer the cool gadgets for preorder next couple weeks for $199 with contract, nevertheless it won稚 begin shipping until spring.
Samsung Infuse 4G The pitch: Using a whopping 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus Screen plus a body as deep being a pencil, the Infuse 4G is going to be both the largest and thinnest phone in AT&T痴 portfolio. Because of HSPA+ 4G, it will also be among the easiest about the network. And did we mention it shoots 1080p video?
Skeptic痴 slant: Sprint痴 4.3-inch EVO4G already dropped jaws (and stretched pockets) with its screen size. Can be a 4.5-inch screen on the phone really practical?
Availability: the newest gadgets of Samsung痴 Infuse 4G will arrive in the second quarter of 2011 exclusively on AT&T.
HTC ThunderBolt The pitch: Verizon痴 first 4G LTE handset may also be the first person to support Skype-to-Skype video - without or with Wi-Fi. Forget about clambering around to find a hotspot when you wish to videoconference, and being limited by friends with Facetime. It packs exactly the same jumbo-sized 4.3-inch LCD and 8-megapixel camera as Sprint痴 EVO 4G.
Skeptic痴 slant: It痴 warmed-over EVO 4G on Verizon. On second thought, maybe that痴 not such a bad thing in the end.
Availability: Rumors once pointed rca to hdmi converter with a Valentine痴 Day release, nevertheless the latest leaked documents now show "no ETA."