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AMNews: New Photos of Sony S1 and S2, iPhone 5 LTE Compatibility, Microsoft Files for Smartphone Tablet Hybrid Tablet,

Some new photos and videos featuring Sony's upcoming S1 and S2 tablets have recently been uploaded to the Italian tech website Notebook Italia. The images and videos show the build of the two tablets in some detail, including ports, screen brightness, form and reflection factor; though not much is shown of anything interesting running on the devices, other than a short glimpse of the PlayStation Suite.

The upcoming iPhone 5, or possibly the iPhone 4S, is expected to land sometime in September but is still shrouded in mystery in terms of LTE compatibility. However, BusinessWeek suggests it is very unlikely the next-gen iOS Smartphone will offer LTE compatibility, for three reasons.

Google's Android 3.0 has received positive reviews from pundits and major tablet manufacturers such as Samsung and Motorola have already launched Honeycomb powered tablets, while other companies will soon release their own Android 3.0 tablets.

The Smartphone battle is getting tougher and tougher with two of the biggest heavyweights soon about to clash: the Motorola Droid Bionic and the iPhone 5. Both of them obviously will offer amazing specs, but when you look at the whole package the balance is tipped in the iPhone's favour; Gottabemobile suggests 5 reasons for this verdict.

Microsoft has filed an application with the US Patent Office which shows a familiar Smartphone tablet hybrid concept; the handset that can be hidden out of sight in a slide out tablet which acts like a docking station. The company explains the crux of the patent by pointing out that "Mobile phone displays have increased in size to the point where they can now consume almost the entire viewing surface of a phone.

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