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AMNews: New iPhone 5 Competitor from Samsung, Google Badges Rewards Reading, LG Launches C660 and P690

Samsung may be taking a bet by releasing the Smartphone with the biggest screen on the market yet, even bigger than the Streak 5 model from Dell. If a news report from Yahoo Korea is to be believed, the project which carries the name Galaxy Q will see Samsung launch a 5.3-inch Smartphone at the IFA event in Germany in September.

Although it's definitely not an iPad 2 slayer, the Arnova 8 from French company, Archos, comes with a few interesting features at a very competitive price. At £99, the Arnova 8 costs around a quarter of what you'd have to shelf for the cheapest iPad 2. But comparing the two tablets is a futile exercise because of the performance and feature gap between the two.

UK retailer Sainsbury’s has dished out a mobile version of its website for customers, offering more than 15,000 of its products for sale. The mobile website has been developed using a platform built by Usablenet, which also powers mobile websites belonging to Asos, Fedex Mobile and retailer Marks and Spencer.

Google added a new feature, dubbed Google Badges to its Google News platform last week, the company announced. The new feature according to the company, will grant badges to users when they read a substantial amount of stories on a given topic. The more you read further, more will be your reputation, said Google.

LG Electronics has launched a pair of budget Android-based Smartphones that will target the entry level of the market with prices likely to be under £200. Surprisingly, even if they might seem underpowered, they will feature Android Gingerbread 2.3.3, which shows that LG, unlike one well known rival, has been able to utilise the limited hardware resources of the phone judiciously.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.