Sony Mobile celebrates ‘Night of Imagination’ with Labrinth and iLuminate


Previously we mentioned that Sony Mobile would be taking on some new inspiration for the launch of their latest devices being the Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia U by heading up a new promotion called ‘Night of Imagination’. To help kick things off right in London, they teamed up British singer-songwriter Labrinth and a group called iLuminate who have created the world’s first and only wearable, wireless lighting technology, using LED and EL-wire.

The ‘Night of Imagination’ was quite a success for Sony Mobile with Labrinth performing songs from his latest album, Electronic Earth and iLuminate providing stunning on-stage visuals for the audience. If you’re looking to check out some of the footage, you can jump past the break for a video from the event itself.

Labrinth and iLuminate™ Light Up the Stage at the Xperia™ Night of Imagination

5th April 2012, London – Yesterday evening saw a breathtaking Night of Imagination spectacular at the launch of Xperia™ and superstar Labrinth’s debut album.
Labrinth performed exclusive remixes from Electronic Earth, and was joined on stage by surprise guests iLuminate™ – electrifying entertainers who have created the world’s first and only wearable, wireless lighting technology, using LED and EL-wire, which creates an exhilarating performing arts experience.

iLuminate™ burst onto stage in an explosion of colour for their first ever UK performance, decked out in their bespoke LED costumes they wowed the audience with a specially choreographed routine created just for Xperia™ and Labrinth.
Miral Kotb, iLuminate™ founder, said: “We are always trying to innovate our technology and performances so it was a natural fit to collaborate with Xperia™ and Labrinth for a Night of Imagination.”

The audience were blown away as the show unfolded, and they experienced first-hand what happens when the imaginative world of Sony Xperia™ collides with one of Sony Music’s most talented and creative new artists.

Labrinth commented: “It was fantastic to perform tracks from Electronic Earth at the Xperia™ event and seeing the crowd’s reaction was amazing. My ethos is musical freedom and tonight was all about how when you let your imagination run wild, there are no limits to what you can create.”

For exclusive video footage from the Night of Imagination visit and

About Sony Mobile Communications

Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked entertainment experiences. For more

About iLuminate™

iLuminate™ is an entertainment technology company that combines state-of-the-art technology with electrifying entertainers who perform in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience. Founded by dancer and software engineer Miral Kotb, iLuminate™ enables performers, choreographers, engineers, technicians, stylists and artistic directors to produce explosive performances with customized wireless lighting programs. The results are extraordinary lighting effects choreographed with phenomenal dance moves that take viewers on an exhilarating ride. For more information, visit

Photaf Panorama Pro v3.1.3 & v3.0.9 [THD]

Latest version:3.1.3
Requirement: Android 2.1 and up

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Easily create a 3D panorama
by utilizing the camera and the orientation sensor.
* Photaf – The best Android App for making panoramas *
* One of the Top 10 Android Photography apps *

With Photaf you can create amazing 3D panoramas easily by utilizing the camera and the orientation sensor to know the exact angle each picture was taken.

When done, you can move your phone around to see the complete panoramic view by using the phone’s compass or the touch screen.

View Photaf’s online panoramas gallery and get tips for taking better panoramas at website.


● Facebook Share – Share panoramas with your friends!
● Upload to website and view it from your computer!
● Automatic Image Stitching
● Pinch to Zoom
● Move to SD
● Set as Live wallpaper (Pro version)
● HD Mode (Pro Version)
● Use Camera in portrait mode (Pro Version)
● Export to gallery folder
● Optimized for Honeycomb – Works on the Motorola Xoom, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and all other Honeycomb tablets


SMS Backup & Restore Pro v5.5

Latest version:5.5
Requirement: Android 1.5 and up

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A simple App to Backup and Restore SMS Messages. This is a Paid No-Ads version of the Ad-Supported Free App.

* Automatic Scheduled Backups.
* View Backup Contents.
* Backups created in XML Format on the SD Card.
* Option to backup selected conversations only.
* MMS not supported yet.
* FAQs at


TuneIn Radio Pro v6.0

Requirements: Android 1.6+
Overview: Browse and listen to radio — live, local and global.
Listen to the world.

TuneIn is a new way to listen to the world through live local and global radio from wherever you are. Whether you want music, sports, news or current events, TuneIn offers over 50,000 stations and 1.2 million on-demand programs for you to choose from. The TuneIn Radio Pro app for Android puts this entire experience in the palm of your hand with the added benefit of recording what you’re listening to (requires memory card).

Important Update: This new version of TuneIn (5.3) includes Car Mode, which lets you listen to your favorite music, sports and news simply by speaking a command into your Android phone or tablet. This update also includes extra large buttons for easy viewing and control.

What’s in this version:

  • Swipe right to join in on the conversation about your favorite stations
  • Performance improvement and interface optimization


Motorola brings the XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 media edition tablets to the UK


Motorola announced they are finally bringing the XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Family Edition to the UK via the Carphone Warehouse. These are the same tablets as the DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and XYBOARD 8.2 that are available now in the U.S. Starting today, Carphone Warehouse will have 3G and WIFI variants starting at just £299.99 ($475).

Both the XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition feature a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 10.1-inch (XOOM 2) or 8.2-inch (Media Edition) (1280 x 800) display, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1.3 front camera, 16GB of internal storage, Gorilla Glass, splashguard coating, and Android 3.2.

Full press release after the break:

-Motorola Mobility Launches Two New Additions to the Motorola XOOM™ 2 Family in the UK-

Powerful, portable and ready to take on the world – 3G and Wi-Fi capable Motorola XOOM™ 2 and Motorola XOOM™ 2 Media Edition available today from Carphone Warehouse

April 05, 2012

LONDON – April 05, 2012 – Motorola Mobility UK Ltd. is today expanding the Motorola XOOM™ 2 family in the UK with the addition of 3G and Wi-Fi capable Motorola XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition tablets. The full range of XOOM 2 tablets, including Wi-Fi only variants, are available from today both online and in-store at the Carphone Warehouse starting from just £299.99.

“Tablets are quickly becoming a must-have tool for staying connected, getting work done and having fun at home and on the road,” said Victoria McManus, UK and Nordics marketing director, Motorola Mobility. “We are very excited about the latest additions to our tablet portfolio that builds on the success of the original Motorola XOOM and the XOOM 2 Wi-Fi variants to deliver even more choice when it comes to tablet experiences in the UK.”

Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition both feature Android™ 3.2, a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, brilliant displays with scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass and a splashguard coating for a go anywhere, do everything attitude. In addition, all Motorola XOOM 2 tablets include Motorola’s MotoCast™1 app that lets you stream all your music, photos, videos and documents between your computer and tablet without any media tools, apps, or cords.

-Motorola XOOM 2: Lighter and Brighter-

Motorola XOOM 2 sports a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display and Android 3.2 Honeycomb like its predecessor, but the similarities end there. The display is brighter and more vibrant than before with color enhancement, and the edges have been strategically designed to make the tablet more comfortable to use. Motorola XOOM 2 is loaded with Business Ready2 features like Virtual Private Network (VPN) support and data encryption.

Approximately 100 grams lighter than the original Motorola XOOM, the Motorola XOOM 2 makes it even easier to take on the road, and with a battery delivering more than 10 hours of video playback it will be always be ready when you are3.

-Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition: Beat your Boredom-

Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition is easy to hold with one hand thanks to its 8.2-inch display, and easy to take with you wherever you go, weighing less than the best-selling paperback you’ve been carrying around. Optimised for entertainment, it has a wide, 178 degree viewing angle. Hold it up to someone across the room, or share it with someone sitting next to you, and everyone gets a brilliant view.

Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition also has a 20 percent improvement in graphics performance over the original Motorola XOOM for smoother gaming, featuring adaptive virtual surround sound with booming bass that’ll delight your ears and make you stand out from the crowd with one of the fastest multi-tasking in its class. It can even be a universal remote control for home entertainment equipment with the personalized, custom remote control app pre-loaded on the tablet.

-Accessories to connect to your life easier, from anywhere-

With the Work and Play kit, plug your tablet into the HD Multimedia Station to connect to your HDTV, speakers and other peripherals for large-screen entertainment. Get more done, faster with the included keyboard and mouse with Bluetooth® technology.

-Pricing and Availability-

Both 3G and Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi only variants of both the Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition are available from today at Carphone Warehouse.

Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition – Wi-Fi variant From £299.99
Motorola XOOM 2 – Wi-Fi variant From £349.99
Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition – Wi-Fi & 3G variant From £399.99
Motorola XOOM 2 – Wi-Fi & 3G variant From £449.99

-About Motorola Mobility-

Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit

Source: talkandroid

Best Buy is offering an extra $50 on top of the normal trade-in program on select Motorola smartphones starting April 8

If you’re in the market for a Motorola Atrix 2, Photon 4G, or the DROID RAZR you might want to consider Best Buy’s latest deal. As you might already know, they have a trade-in program in which you could receive up to $200 in the form of a Best Buy gift card for the value of your old mobile phone. To top it off, starting April 8 they’re also offering an additional $50 discount off the smartphones listed above as long as you trade in any mobile phone. So it’s basically a double dipping sale, Grab $50 off the purchase price plus get a Best Buy gift card for whatever the value is of your old phone that you’re trading in. The deal ends on May 5.

They also have another deal in which they’re giving $50 off of any Sprint smartphone, plus an additional $50 for trading in an HTC EVO 4G. This might be a good deal, but I would only trade my EVO 4G for the new EVO 4G LTE that was just announced yesterday. Unfortunately pre-orders for that one don’t start till May 7, and it’s unknown if they would honor it or when this particular deal ends.

Full press release after the break

Best Buy and Motorola Deliver Exclusive Smartphone Savings with Best Buy Trade-In Program

Save $50 on select Motorola smartphones and receive a Best Buy gift card valued up to $200 with a trade-in of any mobile phone at Best Buy

Beginning April 8, customers will be able to save $50[i] on select Motorola smartphones across major carriers when they trade-in any mobile phone at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores (in store only). Additionally, customers can get up to $200 intrade-in value in the form of a Best Buy gift card for trading in their old phone. This exclusive offer runs through May 5, 2012.

This offer to save $50 is available on three of the top award-winning Motorola smartphones:

  • Motorola Atrix 2 (4G speeds) Mobile Phone – (AT&T)
  • Motorola Photon 4G Mobile Phone – (Sprint)
  • DROID RAZR by Motorola 4G LTE Mobile Phone with 16GB Memory – (Verizon Wireless)

Best Buy brings consumers the choice of any carrier, any phone, any plan with lots of unbiased advice at the more than 1,100 Best Buy stores and 305 Best Buy Mobile specialty stores. In addition, it offers an array of services aimed at improving customers’ experience, including Walk Out Working, Upgrade Checker, Happy 24 and a full array of accessories for customers to protect and personalize their new mobile devices.

[i] Trade-in any mobile phone and get $50 off a new Motorola phone purchased in store. You will receive a $50 discount on your new Motorola phone PLUS a Best Buy gift card equal to your phone’s traded-in value. One phone trade-in per Motorola phone purchased. You are responsible for removing any data from your device before providing the product for evaluation. Not available in all store locations. Not available in Puerto Rico. for all terms & conditions and to find a store near you or to use our online trade-in program. The condition of the phone and available documentation and accessories may affect the estimate provided on Trade-in value may depend on our evaluation of a number of factors, including condition, product age and specifications, documentation, etc. You will be required to agree to the terms & conditions. Coupon must be presented and scanned on same receipt to receive package savings. Savings not valid in conjunction with other offers. Savings on the ATRIX(TM) 2 is limited to its selling price of $49.99. See associate for details.

Source: talkandroid

U.S. Cellular releases their first 4G LTE smartphone: The Samsung Galaxy S Aviator


On the heels of the U.S. Cellular’s first 4G LTE tablet (The Galaxy Tab 10.1), they just announced that their first ever 4G LTE smartphone is now available. The Samsung Galaxy S Aviator (aka DROID Charge) is now available for $99.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate. According to the presser, it will only be available in select markets covered by 4G LTE. What are those markets? For now they are Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. They are expecting to expand coverage to Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia in the second half of the year. Some of the specs include:

  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus touchscreen
  • 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
  • Front facing webcam
  • HDMI port
  • Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread

Full press release after the break:


Aviator Available Online and In Stores Today

CHICAGO (April 5, 2012) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, have announced that the Samsung Galaxy S® Aviator™ is available today, both in stores and online at The Android™-powered smartphone runs on the 4G LTE™ network, with speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, and is the first 4G LTE smartphone in the carrier’s device line-up. The Galaxy S Aviator will be available for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. For a limited time, the smartphone will be available for $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate in select markets covered by the 4G LTE network. for detailed pricing.

Powered by Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread), the Galaxy S Aviator has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus touchscreen and front-facing camera for easy video chatting. This sleek and slim smartphone allows you to connect quickly to entertainment and the Internet on-the-go. Users also have access to Google Play, formerly known as the Android™ Market, a one-stop shop for Android users to access nearly half a million apps, millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies.

“We are excited to bring our customers our first 4G LTE smartphone to help them get more done in less time,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “The faster downloading and browse and talk function make it the go-to device for customers who depend on their smartphone to keep up with their busy schedules.”

Highlighted features:

  • Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread)
  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus touchscreen
  • 8 megapixel rear-facing camera
  • Front facing webcam
  • HDMI port

The 4G LTE network builds on the 3G data services that U.S. Cellular customers already enjoy on the carrier’s high-quality nationwide network. The Galaxy S Aviator will be available to all U.S. Cellular customers and will run on the 4G LTE network in markets where it is available and on U.S. Cellular’s nationwide 3G network in all other areas.

U.S. Cellular customers enjoy unique benefits, such as new devices faster without resigning contracts, free Overage Protection and free Battery Swap. U.S. Cellular also offers customers the only points-based rewards program in the industry, which rewards customers for simple things, such as paying bills on-time, adding a line or referring friends and family. Points may be used for faster phone upgrades, additional lines, devices, accessories and ringtones. It’s one of the reasons U.S. Cellular has the happiest customers in wireless.

U.S. Cellular, in partnership with King Street Wireless, currently offers 4G LTE service in select cities in Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. In the second half of this year, 4G LTE coverage will expand to cover select cities in Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. By the end of 2012, 54 percent of U.S. Cellular customers will enjoy faster 4G LTE speeds. For more information about the 4G LTE experience, visit

The Galaxy S Aviator will be available for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. For a limited time, the smartphone will be available for $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate in select markets covered by the 4G LTE network. Visit for detailed pricing. Purchase of a data plan is required and a new two-year agreement and activation fee may apply for new customers. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.

Source: talkandroid