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Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 is only available on the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus right now, but the source code was made opened up to all last week. Right on cue, the folks at XDA have plucked out the updated Android keyboard app and slapped it up on the Android Market: come check out what’s new with this QWERTY right here.

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The BlackBerry Bold 9790 has landed, hot on the heels of this morning’s touchscreen only Curve 9380. It’s not out until early next year in the UK, but we got a sneak peek at the slimmer, sleeker Bold email blower today. Read on for our thoughts, plus plenty of photos.

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Say hello to the Huawei Vision, a brand new Android phone that put all of its budget-conscious rivals to shame. We got hands on with the low end device at the Chinese telco giant’s London launch last night: read on for our initial impressions and find out why we’re so excited.

UPDATE: Huawei says it is looking at Ice Cream Sandwich, but there are no plans for an upgrade right now. We doubt that’ll stop the hackers, mind.

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The Motorola Xoom 2 has been a poorly kept secret, but it’s now finally official, and we got to spend some time with it today ahead of its launch in the UK and Ireland in a couple of weeks. Unlike the smaller, delightful Media Edition, it’s sticking with the old 10.1-inch form factor, and in a bid to make it distinct, Moto has stuffed it full of business apps. Will it replace the laptop in your briefcase?

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We’ve just got hands on with the Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition, a delightful new 8.2-inch Honeycomb tablet just launched today. While we’ve had our reservations about Honeycomb before, we like what we’re seeing here: could this be tiny tablet we’ve been looking for? Read on for the breakdown.

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We’ve just got up close and personal with the Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone here at Nokia World in London, where CEO Stephen Elop described it as the first “real Windows Phone” – a slap in the mouth for HTC, Samsung and LG. But after playing with it today, we’re inclined to agree.

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The HTC Sensation XL phone is here, and it’s the HTC Titan with Android we’ve been expecting for a few weeks now. It’s HTC’s big gamble against the iPhone 4S and whatever Samsung has up its sleeves for next week, and we got some hands on time with it earlier this week. Read on for our photos and thoughts: it’s not quite what you’d expect.

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Here’s the HTC Sensation XE, HTC’s newest Android phone, in the flesh. We got hands on with it at Carphone Warehouse’s press event, held in conjunction with Best Buy, in London, and had a chance to try out its new Beats Audio sonic skills. Read on for our thoughts.

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